Laminoforaminotomy Surgery in Princeton & Staten Island
What is minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy?
Laminoforaminotomy, also called laminal foraminotomy, is a minimally invasive spinal surgery designed to relieve nerve root compression occurring in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine and to address any related spinal conditions and symptoms, including pain, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis and nerve compression.
To find out if you are a good candidate for laminoforaminotomy or one of our other spinal treatments, schedule a consultation at New Jersey Spine Surgeons. Our spine doctors in Princeton and Staten Island are committed to relieving your pain, improving your mobility, and restoring your spinal health. Learn more about laminoforaminotomy below.
Laminoforaminotomy gets its name from the following components:
- Lamino – referring to the spine’s lamina, which is a thin plate of bone that helps protect the spinal canal
- Foramino – involving the foramen, which is the small opening between each vertebra, through which the spinal nerves travel
- Tomy – meaning to make an incision or cut into
Why is minimally invasive laminal foraminotomy performed?
There are several possible conditions that may cause a person to undergo minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy surgery, including:
If you’re suffering from any of the above conditions, schedule a consultation with our expert spine specialists to find out if minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy is the right treatment for you.
What does minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy involve?
If you are a good candidate for minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy, one of our experienced spine surgeons at New Jersey Spine Surgeons will explain the procedure in detail to you. The surgery is only considered after other conservative treatments have been explored without success.
During a minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision to create a window in the lamina in order to view the affected section of the spine and the nerve roots. Next, specialized surgical tools will be introduced in order to remove the source(s) of compression, such as bone spurs and/or disc material.
This effectively increases the size of the foramen and resolves the source of a pinched nerve. Since the procedure is performed through a small incision, there is less trauma to the spine and nearby tissues during surgery.
What are the advantages of undergoing minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy?
Benefits of undergoing minimally invasive laminal foraminotomy at New Jersey Spine Surgeons include:
- Effective treatment for the correction of the underlying cause of nerve root compression and its associated symptoms
- Less invasive than traditional open spinal surgery
- Involves a smaller incision and less trauma to the spine and nearby tissues
- Minimal blood loss during and after surgery
- Less downtime after surgery
- Less post-operative discomfort
If you are interested in learning more about minimally invasive laminoforaminotomy surgery, the first step is scheduling an evaluation with an experienced spine specialist. At New Jersey Spine Surgeons, we are dedicated to the preservation of motion and function through the latest minimally invasive spine procedures and treatments. Call (844)-7-NJSPINE today or fill out the form on this page to request a consultation at our Princeton and Staten Island offices.