Lambar laminotomy or laminectomy is a surgical procedure conducted in the lumbar spine with the goal of alleviating compression on pinched nerves. Laminotomy can be performed using either endoscopic spine surgery or minimally invasive surgical techniques, depending on the patient’s suitability. This procedure is typically recommended for patients dealing with spinal stenosis who have not found relief through non-operative treatments.
A small skin incision is made in the back to access the spine. Under microscopic visualization, a part of spinal bone and ligaments are removed to relieve pressure off the nerves. This is a non-fusion procedure whereby patients retain their motion. Recovery is relatively quick and some patients can go home the same day following the procedure.