Dorsal Laminectomy (cervical and lumbosacral)
The lumbosacral region refers to the lower back of your dog. A dorsal laminectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a portion of vertebral bone from the dorsal, or back, of the spinal column. A lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed in the lower, rear portion of your dog's spine. This procedure is performed to take pressure off the spinal cord and associated nerves when a damaged intervertebral disc or other vertebral dysfunction is causing bruising or swelling in the vertebral canal, affecting the nerves and spinal cord.