Foraminal Stenosis  Surgery & Treatment Options

Laminotomy/Laminectomy for Foraminal Stenosis

The Bonati Laminectomy and Laminotomy are decompression surgeries that relieve pressure on spinal nerves caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. The difference between the laminectomy and the laminotomy is that the laminotomy involves making an opening in the lamina to gain access to the disc, where the laminectomy necessitates the removal of the lamina section of the vertebrae. In either case the goal is similar, to relieve pressure on the affected area and allow the nerve roots room to heal. Both procedures are often utilized in order to give the surgeon the proper space to perform the foraminotomy.

Foraminotomy for Foraminal Stenosis

A foraminotomy is a decompression surgery performed in order to increases the space of the foramen and hollow out the passageway where the nerve roots exit the spinal canal. The procedure involves the removal of bone or tissue that obstructs the neuroforamen and compresses the nerve roots leading to inflammation and radiating pain. The removal of part of the lamina is often necessary for the surgeon to gain access to the affected nerve roots in the neuroforamen. For this reason the foraminotomy is often performed in conjunction with a laminectomy or laminotomy.

Facetectomy for Foraminal Stenosis

A facetectomy is performed to relieve pressure on spinal nerve roots. A laser may be utilized to vaporize the dorsal rami nerve fibers that have become inflamed.

Discectomy for Foraminal Stenosis

A discectomy is a surgical procedure which the diseased portion of the disc that is causing nerve compression is removed using specially adapted patented endoscopic instruments, and a laser is used to shrink and remodel the remaining disc.

Facet Thermal Ablation for Foraminal Stenosis

A Facet Thermal Ablation is a laser eradication of sensory nerves causing pain. During a Bonati Facet Thermal Ablation (Rhizolysis), surgeons vaporize irritated and painful nerves around the facets of the vertebrae.

The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with foraminal narrowing to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your pain from foraminal narrowing can become a thing of the past.