Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and central nervous system angiography provide information about the nature and localization of diseases. With new methods such as surgical microscopes, high-speed electric motors and endoscopy, very precise surgeries can be performed, and previously risky surgeries now have positive results. The Department of Neurosurgery of Private Medikar Hospital incorporates these technologies and provides services in neurosurgery with its staff and intensive care services.
In our hospital, all surgical interventions required for patients undergoing surgery in the Neurosurgery Clinic are performed using the latest technology surgical microscope (primarily minimally invasive surgery and microsurgery methods are preferred). In addition, all kinds of Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery and Nerve operations, including trauma patients, are successfully performed in our hospital. Diagnosis, diagnosis and care of all kinds of trauma (head trauma, spinal trauma, etc.) that may develop due to various accidents can be performed by the neurosurgery department, which works in coordination with the emergency department and intensive care unit 24 hours a day.
In the medical and surgical treatment of diseases, the absolute criteria for treating the disease (indication) and the criteria for not treating the disease (contraindication) are accompanied by medical ethical rules.
Services We Provide Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery
1- Cerebrovascular diseases;
a) Brain vessel aneurysms (bubble-like growth)
b) Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM – vascular tangles)
c) Brain cavernomas (cavernous angioma)
d) Brain haemorrhages due to hypertension
e) Rapid diagnosis, treatment and care of all kinds of head trauma (epidural, subdural haemorrhages and spinal trauma etc.) that may develop due to various injuries can be carried out by the Department of Neurosurgery, which works in coordination with the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit for 24 hours.
2- Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors;
a) Tumors occupying space in the brain
b) Tumoral diseases of the tissues within the spinal cord and around the spine
Benign or malignant brain tumours are successfully treated in our hospital, as in the world’s leading Brain Nerve and Spinal Cord Surgery centres using advanced diagnostic methods and surgical technologies (surgical microscope, intraoperative ultrasound).
3- Lumbar, Neck Hernias, Lumbar Dislocations, Calcifications;
a) Microsurgical treatment of herniated disc, slipped disc, narrow canal and nerve compression due to lumbar calcification
b) Cervical herniated discs, slipping in the neck, and nerve compression due to calcification, micro surgery, micro discectomy, disc prosthesis application or cage application, bone + screw-plate stabilization applications in patients under 45 years of age
c) Injection therapies for chronic and severe back and organ pain that does not respond to medication
d) Dynamic or fixed screw-rod stabilization applications for chronic, severe and persistent low back pain
4- Childhood Anomalies (Pediatric Neurosurgery Applications)
a) Newborn and all childhood congenital anomalies; meningocele, diastematomyelia, early closure of the skull bones (craniosynostoses) etc.
b) Structural disorders in adulthood (Chiari, skull base anomalies, etc.)
c) Childhood and adult hydrocephalus
d) Fluid collection in the spinal cord (syringomyelia), spinal cord cysts (arachnoid cyst etc.)
5- Central Nervous System and Spine Infections;
a) Brain abscesses, parasitic diseases, chronic granulomatous lesions
b) Infections and cysts in the spinal cord and spinal bone
6- Post Traumatic Neck, Back, Lumbar, Sacrum, Coccyx
Bone Fractures and Spinal Injuries;
a) Fixation of burst fractures, displacements and dislocations in the neck and other vertebrae with metal and special materials through open surgery
b) Artificial bone injection into the broken bone with a needle through the skin (Percutaneous kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty), mainly due to bone resorption (osteoporosis)
7- Nerve Compression at the extremities of the hand, foot, elbow, shoulder and rib cage;
a) Carpal tunnel, cubital groove, tarsal tunnel, TOS and the like
b) Post-traumatic or postnatal plexus injuries, extra ribs in the neck
c) Nerve cuts and their tumours
8-Surgical Opening of Obstructions in the Vessels Feeding the Brain;
a) Carotid endarterectomy, intracranial-extracranial by-pass, neurological diseases (epilepsy, stroke-paralysis due to vascular occlusion) by working in coordination with Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neuro-radiology departments, tremors, facial paralysis and pain, cerebral haemorrhages) and all kinds of surgical and medical treatment for such diseases are carried out. In temporary strokes, especially in carotid artery occlusions, carotid endarterectomy can surgically remove the clot