Laminectomy | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Laminectomy

The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana perform laminectomy procedures to ease pain, tingling, numbness or weakening caused by pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Our specialists’ decades of experience, specialized training and worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they have expertise in laminectomy, which is sometimes also called lumbar decompression.

Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons perform laminectomy to open the bony tunnels through which the spinal cord and nerves pass. This relieves pressure and pain.

Candidates for laminectomy may have significant pain, weakness, or numbness in the leg or foot that is worse than pain in the back. The pain is not improved with physical therapy or medication. Sometimes medical imaging reveals a structural issue in the spine that could require surgery.

The results of surgery depend on the patient. Your physician will recommend physical therapy that will aid your recovery. Pain may be relieved immediately or after several months as the body and nerve root heal.

Making It Easy to Get Back to Your Life

  • With six Norton Leatherman Spine locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana, we have specialists near you.
  • We use minimally invasive procedures that can reduce recovery time and the risk of complications.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana offers world-class care from surgeons who are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovation, expertise and skill. Norton Leatherman Spine is one of the premier research and education programs in the United States for spinal surgeons.

Our rich history traces back to Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., who more than 50 years ago became the first orthopedic surgeon in Kentucky to specialize in spine care. A University of Louisville School of Medicine graduate, he developed leading-edge approaches to treating scoliosis after World War II.

  • The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine are among the most experienced in the country, treating conditions like yours for an average of 20 years.
  • We have orthopedic spine surgeons providing care from our offices in downtown and suburban Louisville and in surrounding counties.
  • Our physicians pinpoint your diagnosis to come up with the right treatment plan, including surgical and nonsurgical options as appropriate.
  • We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures that carry less risk and can speed your recovery. Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons are actively involved in the development of next-generation minimally invasive technologies.
  • The physicians at Norton Leatherman Spine are leaders in their field and train the next generation of specialists. More than 100 of the leading spine surgeons practicing throughout the U.S. today were trained at Norton Leatherman Spine.
  • Techniques developed at Norton Leatherman Spine have produced better outcomes for patients, with fewer side effects, and are routinely performed around the world today.
  • Our team performs more than 4,000 surgeries a year, and patients come to our providers more than 30,000 times a year.
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