Hello - my name is Audrey and I'm very new to this forum (or to any forum!). I had a laminectomy 4 years ago in order to relieve a herniated disc. It did not do much good as I now have severe stenosis and herniated discs on each side into the nerve canals. I have been to 4 doctors (2 ortho surgeons and 2 neurosurgeons), all well respected and all who say I need surgery soon. I have 4 different opinions as to what kind of surgery I need. One says another laminectomy (I may need more down the road), another says a 7 hour fusion and rod, another says a 4 hour fusion and brace, another says a 2 1/2 hour fusion and possible brace. They all say they will take out the herniated discs. So, what to do? I need to make a decision very very soon. Thanks for any input you can provide.