Laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which a portion of the bony arch or lamina, on the dorsal surface of a vertebra is removed. It is done to relieve back pain that has not been helped by more conservative treatments. Laminectomy is an elective procedure rather than an emergency surgery. Laminectomy is recommended when one or more of the following symptoms and disorders that affect the lower back are seen in the body : Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the cord, Cauda Equina Syndrome, Herniated disc and Osteoarthritis.
Laminectomy is performed under general anesthesia in which the patient is usually positioned lying on the side or stomach. A retractor is used to spread apart the muscles and the fatty tissues covering the spine. When the laminae have been reached, the bony arch is cut in order to get to the ligamentum flavum (which is a band of yellow tissue attached to the vertebra that helps to support the spinal column). Thereby an opening is made in the ligamentum flavum to reach the spinal canal and then to the compressed nerve. At this point the cause of compression will be visible (that may be a herniated disk, tumour, fragmented disk etc) which is then rectified. This Surgery is completed in one to three hours.
Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal compressing the cord.
Cauda Equina Syndrome: A rare disorder caused when a broken disk, bone fracture, or spinal stenosis put intense pressure on the spinal nerve roots at the lower end of the spinal cord.
Herniated disc: A herniated disk is a condition when the nucleus ruptures and is forced through the outer annulus into the spaces between the vertebrae. Thereby putting pressure on the nerve roots or compresses the spinal cord itself.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a disorder in which the cartilage in the hips, knees, and other joints gradually breaks down, allowing the surfaces of the bones to rub directly against each other.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty in the fields of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Cancer Care, Liver and Kidney Transplants and many other brances of medicine. Some of our hospitals specialize only in Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies.
We have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler which gives us the diagnostic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with Computer Navigation and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients.
Our doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of medicine when it comes to Spine Surgeries. Neurosurgeons and Orthosurgeons like Dr Vikas Kathuria, Dr Rana Patir, Dr Manoj Miglani and Dr Sandeep Vaishya are some of the finest spinal surgeons in India. Between them they have done more than 10000 spine surgeries and have a combined experience of more than 100 years.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the best neuro and spine surgeon and is currently director Max Hospitals, Saket & Gurgaon
Dr Virk is specialized bone cancer surgeon in India and is availabe in Mohali, Punjab
Dr Sudeep Jain is a super specialized endoscopic spine and paediatric spine surgeon in Delhi, India
Dr Sandeep Vaish is the Director of Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospitals
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the Finest Neurosurgeon in Rajasthan for Spine Surgery
Dr Miglani is one of the finest spine surgeons in India at Fortis Hospitals.
Dr Mukesh Jain is the leading orthopaedic surgeon in western UP at Vardhman Hospital
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
Dr Sharma is an excellent Knee Replacement Surgeon at W Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Padman is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Marya is one of the seniormost Knee Replacement Surgeon in the country.
Dr Singh Raj is one of the best Knee Replacement Surgeons in the NCR Region
Dr Tittal is one of the Best Arthroscopic Surgeons in the Country.
Dr Ramankant Agarwal is one of the Best Shoulder Joint Specialist in the country.
Dr Vikas Gupta is one of the Best Hand Surgeon in the country.
Dr Sarup is one of the Best Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the country.
Dr Yash is one of the finest non surgical specialist for Joint Pain Treatment.
Kim Brian from the Sacramento County of California, USA came to India to get Hip Replacement Surgery done. He travelled alone because he could not afford the expenses for an attendant. His surgery was done by Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Health Institute. Watch this video where Kim is sharing his experiences.
Mr. Mark Wisman suffered an injury to his knee while driving his pickup. For years he lived in pain and finally landed in India for Total Knee Replacement Surgery to be done by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal at Medanta Medicity. He had some interesting things to say about treatment in India specially the cost of the treatment.
Mr Mphoso got spine surgery done in Pretoria, South Africa in Dec 2016 but did not get relief from back pain. His search ended with Dr Vikas Khaturia in India who performed Revision Spine Surgery at one level and Fusion Surgery at another Level. The surgery was done in July 2017 and the delighted patient has this to say.