Hemilaminectomy Discectomy Surgery in New Jersey


What Is a Hemilaminectomy?
Hemilaminectomy is a surgical technique for relieving extremely painful spine problems. When your vertebrae pinches or restricts your spinal cord or nerve roots, a hemilaminectomy may be the answer. But since not all spine surgeons perform this procedure, turn to neurosurgeon Dr. Branko Skovrlj at NU-Spine, The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute in Edison, NJ when you require a hemilaminectomy.

Your spine acts as the foundation of your central nervous system, as well as the main structure of your skeletal system. When pain flares upon any part of your spine, it can quickly become chronic and debilitating. A hemilaminectomy literally means half a laminectomy, and it involves removing half as much bone from your spine.

Since an early diagnosis means earlier treatment and better results, visit a spine specialist at the first sign of a back problem. Dr. Skovrlj offers all the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgery for:
- A faster recovery period
- Smaller incisions, which means less bleeding
- Lower risk of infection
- Less disruption of your muscles, nerves, and other soft tissue

Why Do I Need a Hemilaminectomy?
While non-surgical treatments can address some back pain, sometimes a more serious spinal condition requires surgical intervention. Your spine may suffer from:
- The wear and tear of arthritis
- An injury in a car accident, sports injury or even a bad fall
- Osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, which increase your risk of getting a lower back sprain or neck injury

Dr. Skovrlj relies on his experience, a physical exam, a medical history and diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, an MRI or a CT scan to determine the most appropriate treatment for your spine condition. If your vertebrae have degraded or been otherwise compromised, a hemilaminectomy may be the right solution to your pain.

What Diagnoses Can Lead to a Hemilaminectomy?
Spinal conditions in your neck that may require a cervical hemilaminectomy include:
- Cervical facet syndrome
- Degenerative joint disease in your neck
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Stenosis in your neck
- Cervical myelopathy
- A cervical spinal cord injury

In your mid-back area, the conditions that may require a thoracic hemilaminectomy include:
- Thoracic radiculopathy
- A spinal deformity in your middle back, also known as a thoracic deformity
- Scoliosis
- Thoracic myelopathy

Your lower back area is susceptible to many types of injuries and conditions, since it’s constantly under stress. The most common conditions that may require a lumbar hemilaminectomy include:
- Degenerative joint disease in your lower back
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Lumbar stenosis
- Lumbar myelopathy
- A deformity in your lower spine
- Pars defect

Read more: https://www.nu-spine.com/procedures/hemilaminectomy-discectomy-surgery/

NU-Spine: The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute
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Edison, NJ 08817
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