Brain Nerve Spinal Cord and Spinal Diseases
The branch that deals with the surgery of brain, nerve, spinal cord and spinal diseases is known asneurosurgery. What do brain and spinal cord diseases consist of? Which diseases are handled here?

Brain
We provide services for our patients on brain tumors, arachnoid cysts, vascular diseases, aneurisms, cerebral vascular bundles called AVM (arteriovenous malformation), brain hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, cerebral hypertension, head trauma, brain infections and abscesses, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, trigeminal and facial neuralgia, dementia due to accumulation of liquid in the brain and many more complaints. All of these procedures are performed at our hospital using microneurosurgical methods.

All of these procedures are performed at our hospital microneurosurgical method.

Spine and Spinal Cord
The most commonly observed spine and spinal cord diseases are herniated disks in the neck, back and lower back, spinal deformities due to rheumatic diseases, kyphosis (hunchback), scoliosis, spinal deformities, arthritis in lower back and and spinal, curvature of the spine, as well as spinal cord internal and external tumors. Surgery for trauma and inflammatory spine and spinal cord conditions is done using the latest technological methods.

Peripheral Nerve Disease
Mostly pinched nerve conditions such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel, neuropathy and pain, sciatic nerve of the fibular head, piriformis syndrome, cervical rib or thoracic outlet syndrome (excessive ribs)

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus shunt surgery, congenital scoliosis and idiopathic scoliosis, skull deformity called craniostenosis, spasticity, tethered cord syndrome, lipoma, diplomiyelia and various pediatric diseases such as posterior fossa tumors and astrocytomas can be treated.

Geriatric Neurosurgery
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures, kyphosis, dementia(normal pressure hydrocephalus)

Functional Neurosurgery
Diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy regional pain syndrome are treated using modern treatment methods.

Our hospital is one of the few that can conduct several procedures such as bone and spine biopsy, brain biopsy, nerve biopsy, discography and conventional dynamic myelography.

What is scoliosis?
Scoliosis is the sideways curving of the spine around the neck, chest, and lower back. It may occur on its own or be accompanied by a condition called kyphosis (hunchback).

It will often be alone, called kyphosis curvature can be seen together with the state.

Most of the patients were girls and girls much more common in children.

30 ° y scoliosis, especially the last ten times more than men is seen in adolescent girls.

Turkey is estimated that 2.5 million suffering from scoliosis.

Most occurred in the age of 10s and exactly why is still unknown (idiopathic) group seen with congenital scoliosis and congenital reasons arising from the findings that birth (congenital) are scoliosis.

First the cause is not fully known. Congenital scoliosis is passed infections during pregnancy, diabetes is thought to be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies

Diagnosis
Diagnosis can be late in slowly progressing cases and may be completely missed in children who hide their body from parents in pre-teenage years. It is characterized by sideways curvature of the spine, assymmetric shoulders and hips, occurance of second curvature to counter-balance the first one, back and/or lower back pain, fatigue, shortness of breath and forward movement of one (left-right) of the shoulders

Treatment
Treatment is surgical in 30° scoliosis and also in 40 ° when it is known to be progressive in rapidly progressive cases.No treatment except for surgery can prevent the bending of the spine.

This surgery is done to protect the spinal cord, a very precious organ in the spinal column, and to prevent occurrence of paralysis. It is done by a specialist neurosurgeon or bone disease specialist orthopedist after taking all the necessary precautions. These issues are addressed by spinal surgeons dealing with spinal and spine surgery.

Prof. Md. Kadir KOTİL
Spinal Surgery Specialist

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