I recently had an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and upon review of my MRI, as well as all the non-surgical options I've tried, he is recomending surgery. I have a bulging disc in L5-S1 as well as DDD from L2-L4. I also have spinal stenosis with the narrowest part being (you guessed it) L5-S1. The surgeries he is recommending is a hemilaminotomy, microdisectomy, and a foraminotomy. Has any one had any similar surgeries? What was your experience?