PROCEDURES CONDUCTED

Microtechnique internal decompression has certain significant benefits as compared with the classic spinal decompression that uses screws. This procedure, which is conducted without using any screws and which is described as Microtechnique internal decompression, has shorter surgery time as compared to the procedure that uses screws; it is a slimmer, nicer and safer method. In the internal decompression, tissues are better protected and no external substances are placed into body, which enables patients to return to their normal daily life in a shorter period of time. It also offers shorter hospitalization time and it is one day on average. Patients may start walking in the day of surgery and is discharged from the hospital in the next day.

If the spinal cord tumor is benign, it is usually excreted by a surgical operation. This is a surgical application with quite high ratio of success, and full recovery is usually possible. For malignant tumors, treatment applications are different. If the spinal cord tumor is malignant, it is essential to identify its type. In this way, it could be started to plan the entire treatment applications. For this purpose, a sample is drawn from the tumor and a detailed review is conducted. If any negative effects have started to occur in the general condition of the patient, then treatment procedures can be started directly with surgical applications. Conducting a surgery in the spinal cord area means the use of microsurgical applications because there are so many nerves in this area, and even the smallest problem might create major effects. Therefore, neuromonitoring is conducted in the spinal cord tumor surgeries. This system provides the doctor with guidance prior to the surgery by monitoring any possible damage. Success is critical in the surgical operations conducted against spinal cord tumors. Thus, it is crucial to work with professional surgeons.

Currently, herniated disc surgeries are conducted by using microscope or endoscope. Thanks to these advanced methods, surgeons avoid the majority of surgical complications such as damaging or harming nerves during the surgery. As nerve damages are reduced in surgeries thanks to these methods, surgical problems have significantly decreased in the recent years. Surgery might be required for the patients, who are diagnosed with cervical disc, but who do not get any benefits from non-surgical treatment methods.

The purpose of the cervical disc surgery is to remove the portion of the disc that compresses on the nerve. This is conducted through a procedure called discectomy. Depending upon the herniated disc, surgeon applies an incision on the front or back of the neck to reach out to the spine. The technical decision about conducting the surgery on the front or back of the neck is made by considering a number of factors such as the exact position of the disc herniation, experience and preferences of the surgeon. In the both approaches, the portion of the disc that compresses on the nerve is usually removed with good results. In the frontal approach, a fusion procedure is usually required to be conducted in the same session because the majority of the disc will be removed in order to reach out to the herniated disc.

There are several different treatment applications for brain tumors. The treatment method is determined depending upon the location, size, type of tumor and other personal characteristics of the patient. Treatment methods are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Removal of benign tumors through surgical methods is an operation with high success ratio. If the entire benign tumor is removed through a surgical operation, the problem will be solved without need for applying any additional treatment. This process might not be so quick for malignant tumors. Following the surgical operation, the malignant tumor might not be fully removed and in this case, the application of radiotherapy or chemotherapy is mandatory.

OUR DEPARTMENT DOCTORS

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M.D. Oğuz ÖZEL

BRAIN AND NERVE SURGERY

Oğuz Özel was graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Trakya University in 1999. He completed his specialization education at the Faculty of Medicine of Erciyes University between 2005 and 2011. Worked at 6 hospitals in various regions in Turkey, Oğuz Özel is particularly known for ‘‘his microtechnique internal decompression’’ and ‘‘spinal cord & brain tumor surgeries’’ in addition to many other successful surgeries on a professional scale.

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M.D. Abdullah TEMİZKAN

BRAIN AND NERVE SURGERY

Abdullah Temizkan was graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Dicle University in 1981. He completed his neurosurgical specialization education at Cumhuriyet University in 1989. Worked at 6 hospitals in various regions in Turkey, he has been working at Çorlu Vatan Hospital since 2016.

PATIENT STORIES

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Microsurgical Approach in Spinal Cord Tumors

Surgeon MD Abdullah Temizkan, a doctor of the Brain and Nerve Surgery clinic at our hospital, has been recognized as a reference point in the field of medical services in our city since 1981. The doctor has indicated the diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs and cervical discs are carried out by using quite safe and efficient methods, and there is no room for chance factor in brain and spinal cord tumor surgeries performed based on experience and the use of advanced technologies.

Our patient Mustafa Önal (59) who had severe back and right leg pains for the last two months, had applied to Surgeon MD Abdullah Temizkan at our hospital. As a result of the MR examination, an approximately 1.5 cm tumor was identified at the level L4. Following the briefing given to the patient about the details of the operation to be conducted, the surgical preparations were done for our patient Mr. Mustafa.In the morning of the surgery day, Covid-19 tests were applied to our patient. He was hospitalized at our surgical ward, which ensures maximum safety in terms of Covid-19. Tumor surgery was conducted by using microsurgical technique at noon. Following the approximately 2-hour procedure and follow-up in the ward, our patient was able to meet his own needs within the same day.

On our 40th Anniversary, we, as the doctors and staff of Çorlu Vatan Hospital, wish a healthy life to Mr. Mustafa, who was discharged from our hospital in the second day of hospitalization.

Our Patient, who came from Hakkari, Recovered His Health at our Hospital

Surgeon MD Oğuz ÖZEL, a specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery at our hospital which continues to treat patients applying to us in and out of our city with successful microtechnique internal decompression surgeries. The procedures conducted with 2 cm incisions without use of any screws in the fearful decompression surgeries is healthier and the post-surgical recovery period is very quick.

Our patient Abdullah Çiftçi (71), who lives in Hakkari, could not get any benefits from the doctors and treatments he received in the last three months due to the pain on the left side of his back. When he recently started having difficulties to walk, he contacted our doctor through the social media. Following the initial talks and MR assessment, we invited our patient for a surgery. Our national health tourism team organized free transfer of our patient by picking him up at the Istanbul New Airport, which is 1 hour drive away from our hospital.He was welcomed by Surgeon MD Oğuz ÖZEL at our hospital and after he was examined, our patient was hospitalized at our ward which is protected by strict Covid-19 measures. Then the preparations were started for a surgery. Following an approximately 2-hour surgery, our patient was able to get up in the evening hours and was discharged from the hospital in the next day. We also ensured the transfer of him to the airport so that he could reach home safely.

On our 40th anniversary; we, as Çorlu Vatan Hospital family, wish to Mr. Abdullah many healthy days with his grandchildren.

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We Continue to Treat our Patients with Internal Decompression Surgeries

Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, a specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery at our hospital, is well-known in the region with the successful surgeries conducted by us. He continues to treat patients whose living standards are reduced particularly due to the narrowing of the spinal canal and who are scared of the surgeries conducted by using external substances such as screws, plaques etc.

Our patient Emetullah Altınel (77), who was able to walk maximum 10 meters with support for years, applied to Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel with the complaint of narrowing in the spinal canal. Upon conducting examination and analysis, the diagnosis of her disease was confirmed and it was planned to conduct a surgery two days later.In the morning of the surgery day, Covid-19 tests were applied to the patient and her attendant as it is applied to all other inpatients, and other surgical analyzes were carried out and our patient was hospitalized in the ward where all Covid-19 measures are taken.

Upon completing all surgical preparations in a short period of time, it took two hours to conduct a Microsurgical Internal Decompression Surgery through approximately 3 cm incision. The patient was taken into the ward for rest after a successful surgery. Three hours after the surgery, Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel helped the patient to get up and walk. Mrs. Emetullah realized at the very first moment that she got rid of this medical problem, and she was discharged from the hospital by walking on her own without need for any support, after staying in the hospital for one night.

As Çorlu Vatan Hospital family, we wish a healthy life to Mrs. Emetullah.

We Cured our Patient, who came from Zonguldak, with Internal Decompression Surgery

Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, a specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery and also a sought-after doctor in our region and in all geographies of our country, thanks to the brain tumor and internal decompression surgeries conducted by him, continues to treat patients with his successful surgeries.

Our patient İsmail Atalay (52), who lives in Zonguldak, had long searched for a solution for his backache as well as numbness in his both legs and complaint of inability to walk for a long road. Our patient, who was unsatisfied with the methods of surgery conducted by using screws as recommended by all other medical institutions, contacted Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, a specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery at our hospital as a result of his searches.In the examination and MR review of our patient, it was identified that there is narrowing of the spinal cord of our patient at the levels L3-L4 and L4-L5; also, his physical examination showed that Mr. İsmail needs a surgery due to the pain in his leg movements and neurological deficits. Then surgical preparations were initiated.

After completing all preparations for a surgery under the measures taken against Covid-19, it took approximately two hours to conduct a Microsurgical Internal Decompression Surgery. The patient was then taken into the ward. 3 hours after the surgery, Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel helped the patient to get up and walk.

İsmail Atalay came to our hospital by his own car from a 6-hour distance, he received a surgery in the same day and returned to his home by his own car the next day. We thank him for trusting our hospital and doctor, and we wish him a healthy life.

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Our Doctor cures Patients with Internal Decompression Surgeries

Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, a specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery and one of the successful doctors at our hospital thanks to his knowledge and surgical approaches for all citizens in our country and also for foreign patients, continues to conduct the spinal cord narrowing canal surgeries, which are conducted by many specialists by using external medical substances such as screws-plaques-fasteners etc., through approximately 2 cm incision and without using any special medical substances.

Our patient Şahven Çamur (68) applied to our hospital with the complaints of left leg pain, inability to walk a long road and the need to stop and rest even for short walks for the last one month. She was diagnosed with the narrowing of the spinal canal by the hospitals which conducted her examinations and analyzes. She had been told that it is impossible to place screws in the narrow levels of her spinal cord and that she cannot receive a surgery due to her accompanying diseases and soft texture of her bones caused by old age. Our patient who had increased complaints and lost her hope for a surgery, learned as a result of her searches that this operation is conducted at our hospital without using any screws, and soon she applied to our doctor Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel. Upon conducting the examination and analysis, we told the patient that her surgery could be successfully carried out, then she decided to receive the surgery at our hospital. In the morning of the surgery day our patient came to our hospital, surgical preparations were completed and she received a successful ‘‘Level 3 Internal Decompression Surgery’’. She could get up in the same day and left all her complaints behind in the next day and was discharged from our hospital to live the remaining days of her life healthily. After the surgery Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel visited our patient and said: ‘‘For our patients who have accompanying diseases and old age, internal decompression surgeries can be conducted through small incisions without using any special medical substances, which shortens the recovery period of patients and helps them spend their resting period comfortably and creates excellent results in a short period of time’’.

Our Patient Has Recovered Her Health with Internal Decompression Surgery

Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, who has been working at our company as a Specialist of Brain, Nerve and Spinal Cord Surgery for approximately one year, continues to serve his patients with his successful surgeries. Our doctor, who is particularly specialized in brain tumors and advanced level lumbar surgery, continues to treat our patients safely with internal decompression surgeries conducted on the spinal cord without using any surgical medical substances.

Our patient Haşime Şentürk (68) lives in Kocaeli. She applied to doctors due to complaints of pain in right leg and difficulty to walk a long road for the last one month. According to her examinations and analyzes, she was recommended to receive a surgery to eliminate the narrowing in her spinal cord and to place screws and fasteners at the level 3 of her spinal cord. She was afraid of not being able to get up again after a surgery. During a visit in our city for a couple of days, after a coincidental chat with another patient who had been previously operated by Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel decided to take a surgery at our hospital.Mrs. Haşime came to our hospital early in the morning, was examined by Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, and her MR images were assessed. After learning that the surgery could be conducted in the same day without using any special medical substances, she decided to receive the surgery at our hospital. Her surgical preparations were quickly conducted, she was operated in the afternoon in the same day, she could get up and walk 3 to 4 hours after the surgery, she stayed at the hospital for one night, recovered her health and was discharged from the hospital the next day. As Çorlu Vatan Hospital we wish healthy life to all patients, who are treated by our doctors and came from the Thracian region as well as from other parts of our country.
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We Conduct Internal Decompression Surgery for Patients from all parts of our Country

Çorlu Vatan Hospital successfully treats and operates all our patients, who are old aged and have difficulty to walk and accompanying diseases such as pain in low back and legs, numbness, tension and diabetes etc., through 2 cm incisions for each level of narrowing in spinal cord, without using any special medical substances such as screws, plaques, platinum brace etc. Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel, a Special of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery, continues to treat our patients from all parts of our country, who cannot find any cure for their medical problems.

Our patient Zülfiye Ünal (67), who lives in Gebze, was diagnosed with the narrowing of spinal canal at level 3 at the health center that she applied with the complaints of severe pain in leg and inability to walk a long road. She could not find any cure for her complaints at many centers that she had visited, and thought that the recommended surgeries would negatively affect her life. After long searches, she contacted our doctor Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel and following the discussions and assessments, she came to our hospital and her surgical preparations were initiated. Upon an approximately 3-hour successful ‘Internal Decompression Surgery’ that was conducted through a small incision, our doctor helped her to get up and walk. She stayed for one night and was discharged from our hospital in good health condition. As Çorlu Vatan Hospital we thank our patient for trusting and choosing our hospital and doctor and wish her a healthy life.

Our Patient Got Rid of All Her Complaints as a result of a Successful Brain Tumor Surgery!

Our patient Saadet GÜLEN (67) applied to our Neurology polyclinic with the complaints of headache, speaking disorder and numbness in her right side. As a result of her examination and analysis, it was identified there is an approximately 3×2 cm tumor in the left frontal lobe of her brain, and she was referred to our Brain and Nerve Surgery polyclinic in the same day.

As a doctor that treats all patients with his successful surgeries, Surgeon MD Oğuz ÖZEL, a Specialist of Brain, Spinal Cord and Nerve Surgery, conducted examination and CT assessment and urgently planned a surgery for our patient. As a result of up to 6 hour successful operation, our patient Saadet GÜLEN fully lost her headache, speaking disorder and complaints of numbness in her right side. Our patient, whose general condition was good, was discharged from the hospital in a healthy condition 1 week later.

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A CYST IN THE SAME SIZE AS AN ORANGE WAS REMOVED

Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel has succeeded in achieving breakthroughs in the region with the successful brain surgeries conducted by him. As a doctor that conducted many brain surgeries, Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel successfully removed a cyst in the same size as an orange in the head of an 11 year old kid.

A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION FOR BRAIN TUMOR

Our patient (52), who had tumor in his brain, recovered his health as a result of a successful operation. It was identified that the patient, who was unconscious when he applied to our hospital, had brain tumor according to the analysis conducted. He was immediately operated and the total tumor in his brain was completely removed. After receiving treatment in the brain surgery ward for a while, he recovered his health and was discharged from the hospital. Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel said: ‘‘We conduct such risky surgeries very successfully. It is good news that people no longer need to go to big cities to receive a surgery’’.

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OUR PATIENT APPLIED TO US FOR HERNIATED DISC, BUT BRAIN TUMOR WAS IDENTIFIED

Brain tumor was identified in our patient Ömer Çetin (69) who applied to our hospital for herniated disc surgery. Brain MR was applied to our patient, who had paralysis on his left side, as a result of the examination done by Brain and Nerve Surgery Doctor, Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel. Brain tumor was identified in his MR imaging. Making comments about the surgery, Brain and Nerve Surgery Doctor Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel said: ‘‘We recommended an immediate surgery due to the fact that the complaints of pain in the leg of the patient are caused by brain tumor, and informed him and his relatives about the possible consequences of the patient. After agreeing to receive a surgery, the patient was operated. As a result of a successful surgery, he was transferred to the ward. The patient, who was in good general condition, was referred to the Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology for further treatment’’.

84 YEARS OLD PATIENT HAD A BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY

Mehmet Güven (84) with the brain tumor complaint applied to our Brain and Nerve Surgery polyclinic, where Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel is working. After being examined by MD Oğuz Özel, the analysis and examination results of the patient were assessed. It was found out that the cyst in the brain of the patient, who had received a surgery at another hospital six months ago, grew by almost two times more than the previous size. Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel informed the patient and his relatives about the risks of this surgery, then the patient was operated. He was taken to the ward upon the successful tumor surgery and he was able to walk in the same day. The treated patient, whose general condition was good, was then discharged from the hospital.

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A BABY WAS BORN WITH A CYST IN THE SAME SIZE AS HIS HEAD

The cyst, which was attached to the head of the baby of Gültepe family that was born approximately 10 days ago, was removed in the successful operation conducted by our Brain Surgeon MD Oğuz Özel. MD Oğuz ÖZEL indicated that he is witnessing such a cyst in the region for the very first time. Mr. Özel declared that surgery was previously conducted for many patients that had cysts on their heads and added: ‘‘When the baby was taken to us, he had a cyst (encephalosis) larger than his head on the backside of his head. This was not a situation that is usually operated. A part of the cyst included brain. We immediately operated the patient. He recovered his health after a successful surgery. Now we are happy to discharge the baby from the hospital’’.