I went to see a neuro-surgeon associated with the hospital my wife works at this morning. I had cervical laminectomy one year ago at another hospital.
I went to this surgeon primarily because I get the 20 percent share of cost fee my insurance charges waived because it is being done at the hospital my wife works at.
My wife says everyone loves him. He works quickly and does everything in one surgery if possible. He is performing a 5 level lumbar laminectomy on me. He said my spine is narrowing, causing nerves pinching. He wants to go in and do it all at once so he does not have to go in a second time.
He is also ordering a myelogram (I think thats what its called) for my cervical spine. I am still having just as severe arm pain as I had one year ago when I had my cervical laminectomy. He said I'll have to lay flat for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure. Ugh!