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Lumbar Laminectomy (cont.)

Next Steps

  • Most surgeons prefer to see you about one week after your operation to make sure that the incision is healing well and that you are not having any postoperative complications.
  • If stitches or staples were used, the doctor usually will take them out at this time.
  • Most surgeons like to do a more comprehensive follow-up in four to eight weeks.
  • Often, your personal doctor also wants to see you during the first month after surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/20/2015

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