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Neurosurgeon Michael W. Meriwether performs this microscopic lumbar laminectomy, and discusses some of the impacts that different body types can have on the procedure. In this case, a muscular teenage male translates to additional time needed in properly addressing stronger ligaments and additional muscle in getting at and repairing the spine. Although the age and make-up of this patient added some elements to the surgery, the minimally invasive approach allowed for discharge within 24 hours.

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