This is my first post here. I had my appointment with Dr. Ciricilio in Sacramento last week. He said the surgery would involve a laminectomy and scoring of the dura. I’m a little concerned because everything I’ve read implies that the craniotomy is what relieves much of the pressure. Has anyone else had the surgery without a craniotomy? I’m anxious to have the surgery and get my life back but I’m feeling a bit uncomfortable.