What is so bad about laminoplasty?
Hi. I have DDD and stenosis from C3 to C7 with nerve root and spinal cord compression.
I've been to 4 doctors so far in the New York area, some from well known and prestigious
hospitals associated with NY and all of them want to do some sort of fusion surgery,
either a laminectomy or ACDF. When I ask about laminoplasty they either refuse to do it
or tell me about the drawbacks associated with it, such as instability. I've read nothing
but great reviews and results from laminoplasty but these doctors (even ones who know
how to do it) don't like to do it. What's the problem? You would think that in NY I'd be able
to find at least one out 4 willing to do a laminoplasty. What gives? Any insight on this would
be appreciated. Thanks.