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What is a laminectomy?

Keolanui G. Chun, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Laminectomy is the removal of both sides of the lamina (the bony arch of the vertebrae) so surgeons can gain access to the spinal canal. In this video, Keola Chun, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Community Hospital, describes the process.

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