Cervical laminectomy is a procedure to treat spinal stenosis. The back of the spinal canal is removed by cutting the lamina to provide more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots.
By relieving pressure on the spinal cord it is the goal of cervical laminectomy to stop the progression of damage to the spinal cord and allow for as much recovery of function as possible.
Other procedures, including laminoplasty can also be performed for this condition. More information about laminoplasty can be found by clicking here.
Your doctor will provide details of the procedure that is right for you as well as the benefits and risks. He will also provide instructions for your care before and after the procedure.