Laminectomy, also called decompression, is surgery to remove the lamina — the back part of the vertebra that covers your spinal canal. Laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal, relieving pressure on the spinal cord or nerves caused by narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis). Laminectomy surgery may also be performed as part of surgical treatment for a herniated disk.Laminectomy is not necessary for everyone who has spinal stenosis. Laminectomy usually is used when more conservative treatment, such as medication and physical therapy, has failed to relieve symptoms, or when symptoms are severe.To learn more about this laminectomy procedure, contact us.