Diskectomy

Alternative Names

Spinal microdiskectomy; Microdecompression; Laminotomy; Disk removal; Spine surgery – diskectomy

Definition of Diskectomy

Diskectomy is surgery to remove all or part of a cushion that helps protect your spinal column. These cushions, called disks, separate your spinal bones (vertebrae).

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