EMSEY ADVANCED SPINAL SURGERY UNIT
All spinal diseases observed in children and adults are diagnosed and treated in our hospital. In our Advanced Spinal Surgery Unit that provide modern treatments with its cutting edge technological equipment and experienced physicians;
- Scoliosis, kyphosis
- Herniated lumbar disc, herniated cervical disc.
- Stenotic spinal canal
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis
- Cervical Disc Prosthetics
- Fractures of Spine
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Laser – Endoscopic Discectomy
- Treatments and surgeries are successfully performed for pediatric-adult spinal deformities.
WHY EMSEY ADVANCED SPINAL SURGERY UNIT?
- Prof. Mehmet Aydoğan, M.D. and his team have 17-year experience of specific spinal treatment and managed national-international cases reaching a number of 10000.
- Multidisciplinary approach in diagnosis and treatment. Scientific Council in all branches, like neurosurgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, nephrology, rheumatology, related to spine health.
- Pioneering team in “threaded scoliosis surgery”, also called “Non-fusion scoliosis surgery”, which is an advanced treatment option and does not cause limited motion in postoperative period.
- Experienced healthcare staff in pre-and post-operative preparation and care.
- Integrated treatment approach for psychological support, diet and nutrition plan and postoperative rehabilitation that may be necessary for the patient.
- Round the clock service in all diagnosis and treatment processes.
Scoliosis implies abnormal curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. The normal and healthy spinal column appears straight from top to bottom along the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine, when viewed from the posterior. In scoliosis, vertebrae are displaced to the right or left and rotated about their own axis. Thus, the condition is described as three-dimensional deformity. The incidence rate is between 0.2% to 6%. Scoliosis is the oldest known spinal deformity. Although scoliosis may develop secondary to various factors like trauma and congenital developmental disorders, the underlying cause is unknown in 80% of all diagnosed cases of scoliosis. The most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis and the incidence rate of idiopathic scoliosis is 70%-90%. The opinion is that the role of hereditary factors is present in scoliosis. While the prevalence in males and females is equal, the condition is more common in girls.
Symptoms of Scoliosis
Many studies have been done and many theories have been proposed to define underlying cause of this disease, but the exact cause could not be identified. No factor has been identified that would provoke this condition during development of spine. Thus, genetic factors are not responsible for this condition. The condition is observed in 1.5% of school-age children. For patients with scoliosis, it is a known fact that the curve gets worse as hight increases Therefore, these patients seek medical attention with sudden onset scoliosis at the beginning of puberty. Indeed, such abnormal curves occur gradually rather than suddenly. Although abnormal curve can be recognized when the spine is viewed from the posterior, sometimes it is not such an obvious condition. Symptoms like Shoulder asymmetry, uneven scapula, elevated or prominent hip, the gap between arm and trunk, shift of the head of the midline and rounded upper back when bending forward help in the diagnosis of scoliosis.
Advanced Treatment Method: “NON-FUSION SCOLIOSIS SURGERY”
For the patients who present to our hospital, tests are done and the most appropriate treatment method is decided to be performed. For non-fusion scoliosis surgery, the most important factor that we pay attention to is whether patient’s body structure is suitable for this procedure or not. Thus, as the case for all other disease, early diagnosis is highly important. During comfort-focused endoscopic surgical procedures, Access is made through small incisions and screws are driven to the vertebrae with camera. Special threads are stretched on these screws and the curvature is corrected. Thanks to this method, children at growth age can maintain the ability of movement and growth with threads that are fixed to the screws. Height increase, which worsens scoliosis, is curable with non-fusion scoliosis surgery. Abnormal curvature is corrected by 60%-70% in surgeries that are performed during developmental period. During the procedure, the spine is stretched towards convex side with threads that are fixed to the screws and slight correction is achieved. While growth slows down at the area where threads are stretched, it continues at the other side as expected, and the curvature disappears spontaneously. With this method, curve can be nearly 100% corrected in time.