Posterior Cervical Laminectomy, with and without fusion is the procedure in which your surgeon makes an incision in the middle of the back of your neck to remove the lamina (laminectomy) or the bone around the foramen (foraminotomy) to reach the damaged part of the disc. All or part of the herniated disc is removed. You may need a fusion to add stability to your neck. During fusion, your surgeon joins (fuses) the vertebrae above and below the removed disc. Fusion is done with a bone graft, but occasionally metal plates are added. As you heal, the graft will fuse to your facets, decreasing motion and adding stability.