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Surgery to Take Pressure Off the Nerves & Spinal Cord

Chapter 13

1) Endoscopic Disk Removal
2) Lumbar Microdiscectomy
3) Cervical Laminectomy
4) Laminoplasty
5) Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
6) Vertebrectomy
7) Kyphoplasty
8) Removing Spinal Tumors
Many types of spinal surgery are done to take pressure off of the nerves and spinal cord. The names of the different operations are based on what parts of the vertebrae are removed and on what types of surgical instruments are used.