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Feb 2, 2004
... Moderate stenosis of L foramen and R loss of disc space height, degenerative spondylosis and mild facet hypertrophy. I was given a choice of microscopic laminectomy or lumbar fusion. I opted for the microscopic because of the recovery period. It is a 23 hour stay in the hospital. ... (21 replies)
... Syd, Be careful you can still reherniate your disc. I know I reherniated mine 6 weeks later.. I had a redo and still have nerve pain since the 2nd surgery jan of 04. I have no idea why these Dr's say you can return to normal in such a short time. I was told I could return back to work in 3 months "Like that ever happened" ... (9 replies)
... Hi All! I had a microscopic lumbar laminectomy (L4-L5) 2 1/2 weeks ago. My surgeon told me that I would probably be ok to go back to work after 2 weeks of recovery since I don't have to lift heavy objects or sit for long periods of time. I tried to go back after 2 weeks and after an hour at work I felt like I was ready to pass out and had absolutely no energy at all! So,... (9 replies)

... I was very nervous before my first cyst removal, but not at all before my second. Recovery from microscopic surgery is usually pretty easy for most people. The risk is that the cyst comes back again. ... (46 replies)
... The good thing about a microscopic synovial cyst removal is that it is one of the smallest back surgeries you can have and, barring any complications, a quick recovery time with a very small incision. Mine was about 1.5 inches. Good luck! (46 replies)
... OK...let's see if I can help a little here. Here's a nice little blurb on the differences of laminectomy, a microscopic discectomy, and an Endo microscopic discectomy. I hope this helps! ... (5 replies)
... Hello Everyone: I'm back, but unfortunately worse off then before after six hours of Laminectomy surgery with complications that required ICU Support. Just to bring everyone up to date. Had surgery Sept.2, 08. Read my previous postings about what I was scheduled for, but didn't receive. My surgeon informed me at a office consultation that he could do a 15... (29 replies)
Having surgery
Dec 3, 2004
... icrodiscectomy are terms that mean the surgical removal of part or an entire intervertebral disc. The difference between these terms is that microdiscectomy uses microscopic magnification. These procedures are performed to remove a herniated or ruptured disc. ... (28 replies)
... About the discectomy....try to get the MED or Microscopic Endodiscectomy. Less trauma on your ligaments and muscles covering the spine and from what I've read...about half the recovery time as well. ... (7 replies)
... Hi jdog, Maybe some of this stuff will help you out. They are exerpts from my library. Several surgical options exist to treat lumbar disc herniations. Essentially, these options are just variations of the same theme. The classic approach, lumbar laminectomy (lamb-in-eck-toe-me), begins with stripping the muscle off of the back over the area of the disc rupture. A... (2 replies)
... I was wondering if anyone else had something similar happen. I had surgery in mid-December (microscopic hemi-laminectomy and synovial cyst removal) and was doing fine for awhile, with very little back pain. I even tried playing tennis 6 weeks after surgery, but found after a few times that it flared up my sciatic nerve, so I stopped. I then woke up 8 weeks after surgery... (3 replies)
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... After my injection didn't work, I requested that it be removed via microscopic surgery so that I would lose as little bone and muscle as possible. ... (8 replies)
... Ahh, wait...didnt you say you are having microscopic surgery? ... (27 replies)
... Do you have any side effects. My doctor prescribed it after a relapse 6 weeks after a microscopic lumbar laminectomy. ... (8 replies)
Stupid Doctors!
Apr 23, 2003
... If you've got a ruptured disc pressing on the nerve root, causing your groin pain, it may be that an endoscopic or microscopic discectomy is all that's needed. ... (5 replies)

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