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  • n. The neurosurgical procedure that removes part of a lamina of the vertebral arch in order to decompress the spinal cord.


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  • During the procedure, known as a laminotomy, doctors shaved down a bony plate that was irritating a nearby nerve.


  • The procedure, a laminotomy, which involves shaving the bony plate around a nerve root, will be performed by Dr. Patrick O'Leary, a spine specialist, at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery.

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  • Ingrid 59 visited LSI in September of 2007 for a laminotomy and foramintomy which were performed on the left side of her lumbar spine by chief surgeon Dr. James St. Louis.

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  • The procedure, a laminotomy, shaves the bony plate surrounding a nerve root.

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  • Gallinari had the laminotomy performed by orthopedic spine specialist Dr. Patrick O'Leary at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Top Stories RSS

  • It happened to be the same surgery - a laminotomy, which shaves the bony plate surrounding a nerve root - that rookie Danilo Gallinari had yesterday in New York.


  • In that, a laminotomy can be performed to get at the disk.

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  • Called a laminotomy, it's an arthroscopic procedure that shaves a portion of the bony plate known as the lamina and is supposed to eliminate the pain Gallinari has been feeling in his lower back since he and Robert "Tractor" Traylor collided in the Knicks 'first 2008 summer league game.

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  • Corrective action can now be taken with an outpatient microsurgical procedure (laminotomy) that takes approximately one and half to three hours.

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