What is a laminectomy?
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure we offer at Preston Surgery Center with our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Mark Valente. This is a specialized decompression surgery for patients who live with built-up pressure on their spinal cord and/or nerves. It is commonly performed for patients with spinal stenosis. When oral medication and less invasive approaches seem to not work as well or fail to relieve pain for spinal stenosis, a laminectomy may be recommended.
As one of the most trusted spinal surgeons in the nation, Dr. Valente carries out laminectomies by eliminating the lamina (also known as the vertebra that shields your spinal canal). This surgery opens up the spinal canal to decompress the spinal cord and nerves causing so much pain and other health issues, like incontinence, problematic walking, numbness in the upper and lower limbs, lack of muscle strength, and more. A laminectomy can also be necessary for the treatment of herniated spinal disks, the overgrowth of bone spurs on the spine, and more as deemed necessary by your surgeon.
"I really enjoyed the process of working with them. The results were amazing on top loving to visit their office and staff. I highly recommend them to all my friends and family. Dr. Logic far exceeded my expectations - I had the root canal two months ago and I’m happy to say Dr. Logic far exceeded my expectations in skill and professionalism. I couldn’t have asked for a better practice."- M.S. / Facebook / Feb 04, 2019
"I have met with Dr. Lloyd several times. He has been extremely helpful in solving the problem I was experiencing when I came to him.He is smart, caring and communicated with me in such a way that I totally understood what was happening.I cannot say enough good things."- M.V. / Healthgrades / Jan 24, 2020
"Very thorough, excellent care. Before and after surgery. Office is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this Dr. Excellent!!"- B.B. / Healthgrades / Jun 07, 2020
"FIVE STAR - BACK TO NORMAL THANKFUL TO DR MARK VALENTE AND TEAM,ABOVE THAT GOD'S GRACE AND BLESSINGS UPON ME I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SPINAL STENOSIS PRESENTED SEVERE PAIN,TINGLING AND NUMBNESS TO LT LEG.IT HAPPENED ALL ON A SUDDEN AND I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE TO DECIDE,SITUATIONS FORCED ME TO UNDERGO MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINAL FUSION.IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY I COULDN'T FEEL RELIEF OF PAIN BUT AFTER ONE MONTH I COULD FEEL THE GRADUAL RECOVERY OF PAIN TINGLING AND BALANCE.AMAZING RECOVERY RECEIVED THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE REHAB AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPPORTIVE GROUP AT FRISCO SQUARE. AFTER THREE MONTHS I AM BACK TO WORK WITH OUT ANY RESTRICTIONS, I AM AN RN WORKING IN MEDICAL FIELD TOO.I DIDN'T GET MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT TOO.I STILL CONTINUE TO USE MY BACK BRACE FOR SPINE SUPPORT AND STRENGTH. I RECOMMEND ANY ONE TO UNDERGO FOR SURGERY INSTEAD OF PROLONGING TIME WITH PAIN."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr keelen has done 2 nerve injections and they help alot!!! Feel safe and comfortable with his procedures!!!!"- J. / Healthgrades / Feb 12, 2020
Taking some of the pressure off
Dr. Valente has successfully treated numerous spine patients with surgical treatments, like laminectomy. Visit Preston Surgery Center to schedule a private exam with Dr. Valente to get the process started. We are excited to offer our services to pediatric and adult patients. You will receive direct information on medical quotes for testing, treatments, and surgeries. Also, Preston Surgery Center has an on-site AAAASF-accredited operating room suite. This means our patients don’t have to go to a hospital for their surgery or pay an up-charge for hospital fees. Call us today.