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    Laminectomy is the surgical removal of a portion of bone tissue from a person’s vertebral disc in order to release a pinched nerve fiber. Otherwise, this procedure is called open decompression. It is performed in cases where conservative treatment, physiotherapy and other methods have proved ineffective. Laminectomy is an extreme measure in an attempt to release the nerve root on any part of the spine.


    Before treatment by any method, it is necessary to determine the nature of the pathology as accurately as possible. Spine disease can occur at any age, being a congenital factor, a consequence of another disease or injury.


    You are being examined by a surgeon who fixes the curvature of the spine visually.


    Confirmed the damaged vertebrae with x-rays. For a more accurate diagnosis and visual confirmation, magnetic resonance imaging is used.


    Ultrasound scanning of the soft tissues of the spine allows you to see the accumulation of fluids or inflammation next to the latter.


    An important aspect of diagnosis is epiduroscopy. During this procedure, the epidural space of the spine is studied, which allows you to visually observe all pathological growths on the vertebrae, as well as the condition of the yellow ligaments. This study is performed through endoscopic instruments inserted through the skin.


    Laminectomy is performed using various methods, depending on the condition of the spine, the group of vertebrae, the severity and form of the pathology:

    1. Removing the arches of the 1st vertebra is called a hemilaminectomy.

    2. During an interlaminar laminectomy, the yellow ligament is cut and the arches of the damaged vertebra are removed.

    3. In total the operation are removed and the pedicles of the vertebra, and spinous processes.

    4. In bone-plastic laminectomy, the removed parts of the vertebra are replaced with artificial overlays.


    A laminectomy is a surgical operation. And depending on the method of penetration to the vertebrae, it has different types:

    • In some cases, penetration is carried out through the skin and soft tissues on the back.
    • The cervical vertebrae can open through the left or right side of the neck.
    • According to a number of indications, the surgeon can enter the lumbar spine through the abdominal cavity.


    The choice of the method of penetration depends on which side of the spine is damaged or on which side the nerve root is pinched.


    Laminectomy in Orlando is performed strictly by experienced and professional medical professionals. You can be absolutely sure that only the best surgeons of the center are engaged in your treatment. Make an appointment with us today and don’t put it off until tomorrow to avoid future complications.


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    Spine and Orthopedic Specialists

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    Our doctors

    Curtis L. Beauregard, M.D.

    Board Certified Neurosurgeon
    Wesleyan University, University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of Florida, Dartmouth Institute

    Dr. Beauregard approaches each patient’s unique problems with an individualized plan to optimize recovery and surgical outcomes. His mission is to provide patients with compassionate and comprehensive care focused on developing a treatment strategy to meet the patient’s specific goals and lifestyle.

    Dorrance Lewis J.

    Lewis J. Dorrance's life journey took him from the vibrant landscapes of Nairobi, Kenya, to an overseas upbringing until his teenage years, when the United States became his new home.

    His academic pursuits led him to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he immersed himself in English and art before delving into the world of healthcare at Duke University.

    Barry E. Schapiro, M.D.

    Dr. Schapiro utilizes advanced cartilage and joint preserving techniques and minimally invasive procedures to get men and women back to the active lifestyle hat they enjoy.

    He has extensive training in orthopaedic traumatology and management of extremity trauma and fractures as well as additional training in cartilage preserving procedures such as platelet rich plasma gel techniques and harvesting of adult autologous stem cells to treat a multitude of orthopaedic conditions.

    Richard Valenzuela, M.D.

    Richard Valenzuela, M.D. is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine. Dr. Valenzuela’s practice focuses on the treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle injuries resulting from trauma, sport related injuries, and degenerative conditions.

    Dr. Valenzuela is committed to outstanding clinical care and strives to provide the most advanced operative and non-operative treatment of injury related orthopedic and sports medicine conditions with an emphasis on elimination of pain, joint preservation, and restoration of function to safely allow patients to return to daily activities as soon as possible.

    Dominick M. Caracciolo

    Dominick M. Caracciolo, MPAS, PA-C, is a highly skilled and knowledgeable physician assistant with a specialized focus in spinal surgery. His academic journey began at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York, where he earned an Associate of Arts in 1993. Caracciolo then continued his education at Saint John’s University in Hillcrest, New York, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in 1997.

    Throughout his career, Caracciolo has been an active member of prestigious professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.



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