A lumbar laminectomy is a spinal surgical procedure designed to help relieve compression within a vertebra. Dr. Raskas prefers a minimally invasive approach which offers immediate relief from pain due to spinal compression (stenosis) and a more rapid healing and recovery time.

Pressure can lead to pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to other symptoms including pain to the legs and hips, difficulty walking and even problems controlling your bowels. A laminectomy reduces this pressure.