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    Old 03-04-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
    bozzie
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    right side laminectomy?

    My surgery is scheduled for 3/16! I have symptoms on the left and right side in the arms and shoulders as well as in both hands. My NS wants to do a right side laminectomy from C3-C6 and right side foraminotomies on C5-C6 amd C6-C7. I thought laminectomy was taking the lamina off. How can it be considered right side? Also, does anyone know if this procedure will help the left side as most of my symptoms these days are left-sided. I called to ask and the ns's scheduler sounded annoyed with my question and just said yes it will help without consulting the DR.

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    Old 03-06-2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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    Re: right side laminectomy?

    I don't know the answer to your question, but I would have been equally as upset with the assistant. It almost sounds like she/he blew you off. I think medical office workers ... anyone who has a repoire (sp?) with the patients needs to be compassionate to others' pain.

     
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