Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression surgery is a term that refers to different procedures that are intended to relieve the symptoms caused due to pressure or compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots. It is a minimally invasive surgery which not only reduces pressure but also helps in early recovery. The common procedures for decompression include: 

Diskectomy - involves removal of a portion of a disc to reduce pressure on the nearby nerve.
Laminotomy - involves removal of the lamina on the spinal canal.
Foraminotomy - involves procedures to expand the opening of the nerve root by removing some bone or tissue.
Corpectomy - involves removal of the vertebra and also discs.

The spinal decompression surgery at UMMC is an innovative way of treating chronic pain and improves the patient’s quality of life. Our treatment protocols provide individualized therapy that is unique for each patient. This department believes in remedies and heals compression of the spinal cord with the least discomfort and risk for health complications on the patient. 

Recovery from surgery varies depending on the age and health of each person. We offer step-by-step guidance to ensure a speedy recovery and will be available to provide any help. A knowledgeable spine doctor will guide and partner in every clinical process.

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UMMC Sugarland

1211 Hwy 6,

Sugarland, TX 77478



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