Put an End to the Pain of Sciatica
Microdecompression laminaplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that replaces the need for a laminectomy (a much more complex, open surgery that takes a greater toll on the body). The procedure avoids cutting or detaching the spinal muscles, allowing for a faster recovery. Because it can be performed under local or spinal anesthesia, it is safe for older patients or those who have other medical issues.
Advanced Procedures from an Expert Surgeon
Microdecompression laminaplasty is an extremely valuable treatment for back pain but not typically offered by physicians and hospitals. This is due to several factors but mainly because the procedure itself being so technically demanding. There are also very few training centers teaching surgeons the technique of the procedure, resulting in many not having the training or skills to perform it.
Dr. Robert S. Biscup is one of the few surgeons with the skills and experience required for this advanced procedure. He has received extensive training and is frequently called upon to teach his skills to others.
As your spine surgeon, Dr. Biscup will not only be able to perform this procedure but will also guide you through the pre- and post-operative process.
Microdecompression laminaplasty at a glance:
- This procedure is typically performed in patients 55 and older for the treatment of symptomatic spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that affects the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
- If successful, the procedure avoids the need for much larger traditional spine operations.
- Patients can anticipate immediate results.