Laminectomy in Iran
Get a laminectomy procedure in Iran to relief you back pain and get to your normal life as soon as possible.
Get a laminectomy procedure in Iran to relief you back pain and get to your normal life as soon as possible.
Have you tried many medical treatments and failed to get rid of your exhausting back pain? With laminectomy, you will be able to go back to your normal daily life and do all the activities you like in no time. Please continue reading to know more about this surgery and the benefits of having laminectomy in Iran.
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Why Iran for Laminectomy?
Laminectomy is one of the most delicate surgical procedures as it has many different types that all differ from each other, and the treated area is mainly the spine and neck, which is considered a high-risk area, as the smallest mistake may lead to catastrophic complications. However, Iran, with its reputation for having some of the most experienced surgeons worldwide can give you the best results possible from this surgical procedure, and it can ensure you that you will go back to your everyday life in no time by having laminectomy in Iran.
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How much does Laminectomy cost in Iran?
The total cost of Laminectomy procedure ranges between $9,400 and $12,700, depending on the condition of the patient and the medical center. However, this number differs from one country to another. For example, the surgery costs around $6,000 – $11,000 in Germany, while it may reach $25,000 in the USA. Luckily, in Iran you can get the best results for the most affordable price, as the cost of laminectomy in Iran is around $2,500, which is only one tenth of its cost in the USA.
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Laminectomy, also known as decompression surgery, is an orthopedic surgical procedure designed to rid the patient from the back or neck pain that interferes with normal daily activities. During Laminectomy, the surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina), which helps ease pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, narrowing of the canal (spinal stenosis), or tumors.
In general, laminectomy is needed when bony overgrowths within the spinal canal start narrowing the space available for your spinal cord and nerves, which causes pain, weakness or numbness that can affect your arms or legs.
However, doctors may recommend laminectomy for many other conditions. For example, laminectomy can be the best available treatment if:
First, before starting the surgical procedure, you will be asked to remove your clothes and will be given a gown to wear, and an IV (intravenous) line may be started in your arm or hand.
Once you are under anesthesia, a urinary drainage catheter may be inserted. Afterwards, you will be positioned either on your belly or on your side on the operating table.
At the beginning of the surgical procedure, the surgeon will make an incision over the selected vertebra and spreads the muscles apart then removes the bony arch of the posterior part of the vertebra (lamina) to ease the pressure on the nerves in the area. This procedure may involve removing bone spurs or growths, or removing all or part of a disk.
In some cases, an instability of the spine might be detected, which may require a posterior fusion of the spine. In the fusion procedure, a bone graft (from your pelvis or spine) is taken, or a synthetic bone graft can be used around the spine to create a solid bony fusion across the unstable segments. In most cases, titanium screws and rods are placed to increase the stability, and sometimes the lumbar disc is removed and replaced with a plastic cage filled with bone graft.
There are several types of laminectomy (decompression surgery):
Microdiscectomy and lumbar laminectomy are both procedures performed to help relieve pain, numbness and discomfort from pressure on nerves in the spine.
During the microdiscectomy procedure, the patient is placed facedown and a tiny incision is made over the location of the herniated disc. The orthopedic surgeon uses a retractor to remove parts of the lamina bone so that there is a clear view of the spinal nerve and disc. The damaged disc is removed and replaced with bone replacement material. However, in laminectomy, the surgeon makes several tiny incisions to access the region.
During the procedure, the surgeon removes a small part of the bone, called the lamina, just over the nerve root, and can also remove or trim disc material underneath the nerve root to allow for more space.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of one or more bony openings in the vertebrae of the spine. When spinal stenosis occurs in the spinal canal, it is called central canal stenosis and it may cause compression of the spinal cord. When all other medical treatments fail, a decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat lumbar (low back) spinal stenosis.
The causes of spinal stenosis include:
A cervical laminectomy is an operation done from the back of the neck to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. It involves carefully removing the bony roof (or laminae) of the spinal canal, as well as any soft tissue which may also be causing compression.
A cervical laminectomy is usually performed for one or more of the following reasons:
In the first stage after the surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room.
Laminectomy usually requires that you stay in the hospital for one or more days. You will most likely start getting out of bed and walking the evening of your surgery, as your pain will be controlled with medicines so that you can take part in the exercise plan given to you by your doctor.
In the second stage, once you are at home, it is important to keep the surgical incision area clean and dry. Moreover, your healthcare provider will give you specific bathing instructions. Finally, the surgical staples or stitches are to be removed during the next checkup.
As with any surgical procedure, common complications can be expected. Common complications after laminectomy may include:
In addition to the common complications, there are severe life-threatening complications that may occur in rare cases, such as:
Osteophytes are bony lumps (bone spurs) that grow around the joints or on the bones of the spine. They often form next to joints affected by osteoarthritis, a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. Osteophytes can grow from any bone, but they are most likely to be found in the:
During a laminectomy to treat osteophyte, the bone spur and other tissues pressing on the spinal nerve are removed to create more space for the spinal nerve.
A laminectomy is a surgery to remove the lamina (back part) of your vertebra and the tumor on your spinal cord. This will relieve any pressure that may be on your spinal cord. It may also help to relieve symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness caused by the tumor.
During this procedure, the surgeon uses general anesthesia, meaning that you will be asleep during your laminectomy. But before that, you will be asked to lay on your belly on the operating table, so the surgeon can make an incision in your upper, middle or lower back. Then, the surgeon will spread your soft tissue and muscles apart to see your lamina. Finally, the surgeon will remove your lamina and other parts of the bone surrounding your spinal cord to reach the tumor that will be removed fully or partially before closing the incision.
Post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition where the patient suffers from persistent pain in the back following surgery to the back. In rare cases, a number of patients suffered from back pain and sometimes leg pain following laminectomy. This persistent pain is called post laminectomy syndrome.
Post-laminectomy syndrome can often be successfully treated with noninvasive methods such as nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and facet joint injections.
During the recovery process, doctors recommend regular exercise to restore the strength of your back and to help you return gradually to your everyday activities. In most cases, your orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist will make a specific exercising plan for you to follow. However, if this is not the case, there are common exercises that are recommended for most patients. These exercises include:
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Is lumbar laminectomy safe for elderly patients?
According to statistics, conventional lumbar laminectomy without fusion is a safe treatment for spinal stenosis for 70 years old patients and older.
Can microdiscectomy treat Sciatica?
Microdiscectomy is a common surgical approach used to treat sciatica that is caused by a lumbar disc herniation. In this surgery, a small part of the disc material under the nerve root and/or bone over the nerve root is taken out.
Can Laminectomy cause incontinence?
Despite the fact that laminectomy complications are rare, some neural tissue damage in the lumbar spine may occur, causing weakness, loss of sensation, paralysis, and/or bowel/bladder incontinence.
Can Laminectomy cause nerve damage?
Laminectomy does not directly cause nerve damage. However, the original spinal disorder that caused the nerve injury prior to surgery may cause neuropathic pain after the surgery.
Can laminectomy cause sciatica?
In most cases, following a laminectomy, patients recover without any complications. However, a small group of people, suffered from back pain and sometimes a persistent leg pain following laminectomy. Luckily, this condition can be cured using the same methods used in curing post laminectomy syndrome.
Can a laminectomy be done twice?
The short answer is yes. A second time laminectomy is called revision laminectomy and it is done when the initial spinal surgery fails to correct the problem or when the pain and discomfort associated with spinal nerve compression returns.
Does laminectomy weaken the spine?
In most cases, the degree of bone, ligament or facet joint removal will not significantly affect the strength of the spine. However, the answer mostly depends on the original condition of the spine before the surgery and the amount of tissue removed, which means in rare cases that the strength of the spine may be compromised.
How is laminectomy performed?
The surgeon makes an incision in your back over the affected vertebrae and moves the muscles away from your spine as needed. Small instruments are used to remove the appropriate lamina. The incision size may vary depending on your condition and body size.
Is laminectomy worth it?
Statistically speaking, patients experienced significant improvements in back pain, radiculopathy, neurogenic claudication, and sensory deficit.
Is laminectomy considered a high-risk surgery?
With any surgery, there is the risk of complications. However, when surgery is done near the spine and spinal cord, these complications (if they occur) can be very serious. Laminectomy complications could involve subsequent pain and impairment and might need an additional surgery.
How long does laminectomy procedure take?
The procedure takes about one hour.
What is the expected recovery time?
Recovery time varies depending on each patient, but most patients feel better after two weeks and can return to work or school. However, full recovery takes from two to eight weeks.
How do I know if this procedure will ease my pain?
If your pain is caused by nerve compression, then laminectomy is the right surgical procedure for you, as this procedure remove the disc, bone and bone spurs that may be pressing on the nerve, which relieves the unwanted pressure on your nerves.
Can neurological deficits occur after having laminectomy?
According to many studies and observations using neuromonitoring, neurological complications were decreased only among lumbar laminectomies, while no difference was observed in lumbar fusions or lumbar discectomies.
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