DRHC Dubai Spinal Surgery


Laminotomy is a surgical procedure designed to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves by removing a small section of the lamina(back part of the vertebra). This helps to create additional space within the spinal canal, providing relief from compressed nerves. Unlike more extensive procedures, laminotomy targets only a portion of the lamina, preserving the natural structure of the spine and promoting stability post-surgery.


At DRHC in Dubai, our expert spine surgeon employs advanced minimally invasive techniques, often utilizing an endoscope—a small camera—to perform the procedure. Through tiny incisions in the back or neck, the surgeon carefully removes the targeted portion of the lamina, effectively addressing nerve compression. Following the procedure, the incisions are closed, allowing for a smoother recovery process for patients.

Here's who might be a candidate for a laminotomy:

  • People with severe nerve compression: This can be caused by a herniated disc putting pressure on a nerve root. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and weakness radiating down an arm or leg (sciatica).
  • Individuals with spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the spinal cord and nerves. It can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and difficulty walking.
  • People with conditions: Arthritis, Bone Spurs, Herniated Disk, Spinal stenosis, Tumors.

Laminotomy offers several advantages over a full laminectomy for spinal stenosis surgery:

  • Less Invasive: Laminotomy requires a smaller incision compared to a laminectomy. This translates to:
    • Less muscle disruption, leading to potentially faster healing and reduced pain.
    • Lower risk of bleeding during surgery.
    • Quicker recovery time and shorter hospital stay.
  • Preserves Spinal Stability: Unlike a laminectomy that removes the entire lamina, a laminotomy only removes a small portion. This helps maintain the structural integrity of the spine, reducing the risk of spinal instability that can occur after a full laminectomy.
  • Targeted Approach: Laminotomy can be a more targeted approach compared to a laminectomy. By removing only a small section of bone, the surgeon can directly access the area compressing the nerves.

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