Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression

What is it and how is it performed by the spine specialists at Tailored Medical?


What Is A Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression?

This minimally invasive procedure is used to remove overgrown vertebral bone and soft tissue to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine. By carefully removing any excess bone or ligament tissue from around the nerve root(s), the source(s) of the pressure causing the pain are relieved.

How It's Performed

In this procedure, a small incision (usually 1 inch) is made directly above the damaged spinal disc. A thin wire is inserted through the incision and a series of dilators are lowered down to the spine over the wire. A tubular retractor goes over the dilators and wire then the dilators and wire are removed, creating a working channel that leaves muscle tissue intact.
Next, a small operative microscope is used to visualize the affected area. Small surgical instruments are used to remove any excess bone or ligament tissue applying pressure to the nerve root.

The working channel can then be repositioned to access the opposite site of the vertebra without creating a new incision in the skin to determine if further decompression is necessary. This ensures that the nerve roots on both sides of the vertebra are completely free of obstruction.

In most cases a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression can be performed on an outpatient basis due to the reduced trauma to the spine and muscular structures. In fact, most patients are up and walking shortly after this procedure and physical therapy will begin within a few days of the procedure, if needed.

Personalized Care.

Dr. Senatus & Dr. Karim employ a personalized patient-centered approach that prioritizes optimum functional outcome and well-being. Each consultation begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our team designed to create an individualized evidence based treatment plan which includes the patient, family, and collaborating providers.

Ivy League Trained

Our specialists have trained at the worlds top medical institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia University Medical Center, and The Prestigious Cleveland Clinic.

Upper East Side

We are located at 800A 5th Ave, Suite 402, New York, NY 10065 in the Upper East Side section of Manhattan directly across from Central Park.

You will be welcomed into our boutique office where your time is of premium value.  That means little to no waiting and extensive consultation with Dr. Senatus to understand what is causing your pain and what steps can be taken to return you to a functional pain-free lifestyle.

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