Endoscopic Laminectomy in Reno
Laminectomy is a type of surgical decompression procedure that can be performed on any part of the spine. Its name is derived from the lamina (the back part of vertebrae) covering the spinal cord. A laminectomy removes this portion of the vertebrae to relieve pain and other symptoms. This option for decompression surgery is performed by Dr. Sina Rajamand at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno, NV.
Laminectomy is used by Dr. Rajamand when the spinal cord or nerve branches become compressed and additional space is needed in the spinal canal. This commonly occurs when a vertebra, spinal disc or bone spur exerts pressure on the spinal cord or other nerve branches. This can happen as the result of a damaged vertebral disc, spinal stenosis, a tumor or as a result of trauma. When conservative measures do not relieve pain or there is a loss of mobility or other serious side effects, a laminectomy on the affected vertebrae is a common endoscopic solution.
Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Near Carson City
An endoscopic laminectomy is a minimally-invasive neurosurgical procedure. Dr. Rajamand is a renowned specialist at these types of surgery. Fewer and smaller incisions are used, along with advanced surgical tools and cameras to show Dr. Rajamand and his team the surgical space on a large screen. By using smaller incisions and state-of-the-art surgical tools and cameras, he can reduce the risks of infection or damage to nearby tissues or other structures. Plus, the smaller surgical space and incisions heal faster for a much quicker recovery.
Dr. Rajamand removes the lamina through a small incision in your back at the affected area. Then, if other repairs are needed, he can use tiny tools to remove foreign bodies, bone spurs, damaged disc fragments, tumors or other offending objects that may be pressing on the spine and nerve branches. This form of minimally-invasive spine decompression surgery is often combined with other procedures. For example, a laminectomy is commonly combined with a spinal fusion to add stability since part of the vertebrae has been removed.
Dr. Sina Rajamand is a thoroughly trained and experienced neurosurgeon in Reno who can explain more about an endoscopic laminectomy spine decompression surgery and other recommended procedures after an exam and consultation at his office. Recovery from this minimally-invasive surgery is generally fast, and patients return home the same day of surgery. Most patients are moving freely within a few days.
Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine today, and schedule an exam and consultation if you have neck pain, back pain and lack of mobility or range of motion. You may be a candidate for an endoscopic laminectomy or other corrective surgical procedures at our offices near Carson City.