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Treatment of central spinal stenosis is usually accomplished with a laminectomy. Since the ligamenta flavum is often a cause of tight constriction around the spinal cord, often it too must be removed. Foraminal stenosis is the narrowing of the hole from which the exiting nerve roots must pass. Herniated discs, bulging discs and facet hypertrophy are common causes of foraminal stenosis.
A new technique called a Laminoforaminotomy creates a very tiny hole to work through and fix the stenosis. Through a hole the size of a dime or nickel (and with the aid of a long narrow tube) our Doctors can perform a laminectomy and foraminotomy. Plus, this new technique developed at Ultimed HealthCare PC does so without cutting muscle, so there is less soreness and less blood loss – usually none. Since less muscle is cut, there is minimal pain allowing the surgery to be performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you get to go home the very same day.
Same day surgeries mean no hospital stay, which means less chance for infections, reduced overall cost and fewer problems. A laminoforaminotomy is one of the newest techniques for treatment of spinal stenosis. When done with a high powered microscope and experienced surgeon, this procedure represents the ultimate state of the art technology used to safely fix your spinal problem.
The powerful microscope improves the safety of the procedure by adding excellent clarity for the spine surgeon. It is exceedingly rare to have accidental neurologic injury when there is no blood loss and the doctor can see everything with 10X magnification. The end result is no pain, no numbness, no tingling, no cramping and patients are able to return normal activities very soon. Plus, you no longer have to wait a full year to feel better.
If you suffer with pain, weakness or numbness that radiates into the extremities or have difficulty standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time, our skilled spine surgeon can help you achieve relief. Our Doctors routinely performs laminoforaminotomy procedures at our Ultimed HealthCare PC. To schedule a FREE MRI EVALUATION, fill out our convenient online form or call us today at 732.972.1267.