Private Laminectomy of the Spine
Back pain can be caused by many things. In some individuals it can be caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is a result of bone spurs or tissues associated with arthritis that tighten the spaces through which the nerves pass. This leads to pain and nerve irritation. A laminectomy will remove areas of the vertebral bone (lamina) that are compressing the nerve to alleviate the pain. Bone spurs and ligaments that are pressing on nerves may also be removed during the surgery.
Most back surgeries do not provide 100% success rate. Research shows that 70-80% of laminectomy patients find relief of pain after surgery. Surgery does not correct the underlying problem that caused the spinal tissues to wear down, therefore, symptoms may come back. Recovery can take up to 4-6 weeks and for some, a few months depending on age and general health. Private Laminectomy is a relatively easy surgery for a surgeon and does not normally require an overnight stay.
If you are interested in a consultation, we can make arrangements for that. The cost is $600 for the records and MRI images to be reviewed by a neurosurgeon and include a discussion with him on whether or not a private laminectomy of the spine is the appropriate surgery for your needs. Keep in mind, a recent MRI less than 6 months old is preferred. We charge a $200 fee to make these arrangements. Contact us today to set your consultation up!