Jefferson University Hospitals

Laminectomy

If you are experiencing back pain so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and you and your physician have exhausted other medical treatments that have proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for a laminectomy.

What Does a Laminectomy Involve?

A laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a physician removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina) to relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal) or tumors.

Why Choose Jefferson for Back Pain Treatment in Philadelphia?

To relieve your pain, turn to the talented neurosurgeons of Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the only dedicated hospital for neuroscience in the Philadelphia region. Housed within Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience is Jefferson's Spine Program. Our physicians treat more patients with disorders of the spine and spinal cord than any other program in the region. Our neurosurgeons will provide you with an array of surgical approaches, ranging from simple disk surgery to complex anterior and posterior reconstructive, instrumentation-based procedures.

Jefferson is one of the first medical centers in the nation to treat spinal disease with stereotactic radiosurgery. Jefferson is also designated a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.