In the Neurosurgery Department of our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital, we offer precise examination, diagnosis, and modern operative treatment of diseases affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems.

The diagnostic process begins with a thorough physical examination by a Neurosurgery specialist. It includes palpation of painful areas, checking tendon reflexes, skin sensitivity, muscle strength, and symptoms of nerve root tension. After the physical examination, our experienced specialists can easily identify the potential cause of the patient’s complaints.

In this medical field, a physical examination alone is not sufficient for a final diagnosis. The diagnosis is determined after additional imaging studies such as X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

With the use of X-rays employed in studies like radiography and CT, specialists can obtain a clear view of the patient’s bone system, particularly valuable in conditions like osteoporosis, inflammatory diseases, injuries, bone tumors, and more.

MRI scanning, a non-invasive examination utilizing a strong magnetic field and radio waves, provides a detailed view of soft tissues (nerves and intervertebral discs) in the specific area being examined. Nowadays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is considered the golden standard for diagnosing spinal cord disorders. It helps detect the damaged intervertebral disc and whether there is compression on the nerve roots. Furthermore, this study is also utilized for diagnosing brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and various other conditions.

By applying the latest advancements in medicine and providing top-notch healthcare services comparable to global standards, we strive to offer our patients adequate treatment specified to their needs, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

PROCEDURES CONDUCTED

Treatment of Spinal Stenosis (Narrowing of the Spinal Canal)

Spinal stenosis involves the constriction of one or more areas along the spinal canal. A narrowed spinal canal can lead to compression of nerve structures, including the spinal cord and nerve roots within the spinal column. Spinal stenosis most commonly occurs in the lower back and neck areas. Some patients with spinal stenosis may not have any complaints, while others may experience pain, numbness, decreased sensitivity, and muscle weakness. These symptoms may intensify and worsen over time.

Treatment for spinal stenosis varies based on the severity of symptoms and the precise location of the stenosis. In the cases of the lack of effect of conservative treatment and the presence of persistent pain or progressive neurological deficit and pelvic-reservoir disorders, surgical intervention becomes necessary.

The choice of operative technique is of extreme importance, as the type and volume of the operative intervention are determined by the nature of the stenosis. Decompression of the affected neural elements is essential without causing spinal instability. The removal of the hypertrophied bony areas requires extreme care in order not to cause additional damage to the neural structures in the narrowed space.

Implant-Free Treatment For Spinal Stenosis Through Microsurgical Method!

This method aims to achieve decompression in the corresponding area of the spinal column without the insertion of foreign bodies (implants) into the patient’s body. With this approach, the narrowed canal is expanded from the inside out. The microsurgical method is one of the most modern methods for treating spinal stenosis and offers several advantages over traditional surgical techniques. Some of these advantages include:

  • The surgical intervention is significantly shorter compared to traditional open surgery.
  • The postoperative recovery period is considerably eased, resulting in a shorter overall recovery time for the patient.
  • Patients can return to their normal daily activities and work much sooner.
  • As no implants are used, the risk of postoperative infection is minimized.
  • The risk of complications, such as paralysis or damage to nerve endings, is significantly lower compared to traditional open surgery.

For these reasons, non-implant treatment for spinal stenosis through a microsurgical method is also preferred for elderly patients and those with accompanying medical conditions.

Spondylolisthesis is the displacement (slippage) of one vertebral body relative to another within the spinal column. Displacement may occur in various directions – forward, backward, or sideways – and may lead to the compression of nerve roots and narrowing of the spinal canal. This compression may result in pressure on the spinal cord and significant damage to some neurological functions.

Spondylolisthesis most commonly affects the lower part of the lumbar spine. It can occur at any age, and initial stages of the condition may occur without any symptoms for a different period of time. In advanced stages, increased compression on nerve roots and/or the spinal cord gradually leads to pain at the area of slippage and neurological complaints. Pain and sensations may spread to the lower limbs, causing muscle weakness, muscle spasms, tingling, and numbness along the affected nerves.

The primary causes of spondylolisthesis include congenital vertebral displacement, trauma from incidents or sports activities, and degenerative changes in the spinal column. The most frequently encountered form of the condition is degenerative spondylolisthesis, resulting from age-related changes in the vertebrae.

Treatment of Spondylolisthesis

As age progresses, vertebrae begin to lose their stability, undergo dehydration, and develop cracks, creating favorable conditions for displacement of the vertebrae from their initial position.

For mild forms of the condition, treatment primarily involves physiotherapy, rehabilitation, balneotherapy, and strengthening exercises for the muscles in the affected segment of the spine. Patients are also prescribed pain relievers, as well as vitamins and minerals to enhance the skeletal system. Wearing a specialized supportive medical corset can also alleviate the patient’s condition.

In more severe cases of the condition, vertebral displacement leads to increasing pain symptoms and the potential appearance of neurological deficits. This may necessitate surgical intervention to prevent permanent damage.

Surgical Treatment of Spondylolisthesis

Surgical treatment for spondylolisthesis includes decompression of neural structures, restoration of normal anatomical relationships between vertebrae, and stabilization through fusion. Surgical treatment combines traditional decompression techniques with modern instrumental stabilization, involving the placement of spinal implants to achieve spinal stability.

The goal of the surgical intervention is to achieve complete surgical decompression of neural structures and maximal stability in the damaged segment of the spinal column.

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.

Every living organism is composed of numerous different cell types. Occasionally, due to various and often unclear reasons, some of our cells change their normal development cycle and undergo abnormal and uncontrolled division, forming a neoplasm – a tumor. When this neoplasm develops in the brain, it is identified as a brain tumor.

There are various types of brain tumors. Depending on the classification criteria, brain tumors are classified in several different ways.

The majority of brain tumors are formed from cells within the brain tissue itself. Brain tumors arising from brain tissue, meninges, and cranial nerves are classified as primary brain tumors. Secondary brain tumors, also known as metastatic brain tumors, originate from organs and tissues outside the brain (when cancerous diseases in other parts of the body spread to the brain) and reach the brain through the bloodstream.

Based on the differentiation of the cells and tissues from which they are composed, brain tumors are classified as benign or malignant.

Treatment of Brain Tumors

The treatment of brain tumors is a complex process and often requires the involvement of a team of specialists. The method of treatment is determined based on the precise location, size, and type of the tumor, as well as other personal characteristics of the patient.

Surgical removal is a reliable treatment method with a high success rate for benign brain tumors. If the patient’s case allows for the complete removal of the benign tumor during surgery, the issue can be resolved without the need for additional treatments. This surgical procedure has a very high success rate and allows for full recovery.

Unlike other tumors in the body, brain tumors exhibit a crucial characteristic – they develop within the cranial cavity, which is a confined space with rigid boundaries. Due to this reason, it is accepted that all brain tumors are relatively malignant, as the human brain has no room to “yield” to the tumor’s pressure. Another important characteristic of brain tumors is that even a small tumor located in a functionally significant area of the brain (motor-sensory centers, sensory zones, speech centers, etc.) may lead to serious damage and significantly worsen the patient’s quality of life.

The treatment of malignant brain tumors often requires a comprehensive approach, including neurosurgical procedures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and rehabilitation. If the brain tumor is predicted as malignant, identifying the exact tumor type is crucial for determining the treatment plan. In order to achieve this, a biopsy is performed (taking a small part of the tumor through a small opening in the skull for detailed analysis).

If there are already serious negative effects on the patient’s overall health, treatment procedures may directly begin with surgical interventions to minimize the negative effects of the brain tumor. Sometimes, due to the location of the tumor, complete removal during surgery is not possible. In such cases, follow-up treatment methods, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy, are essential.

Performing surgery in this area of the human body requires the use of microsurgical methods. Due to the presence of numerous fine nerve structures in this area, even the smallest problem can have significant consequences. Therefore, surgical intervention for brain tumors is carried out using neuro-navigation (neuronavigation). Through this system, the neurosurgeon monitors the patient using signals from electrodes placed on the patient’s face, hands, and legs. When the signals decrease, the doctor receives a warning that they are in a sensitive area of the brain. Thanks to this system, the risk of paralysis and unwanted negative consequences of the surgical intervention are minimized.

The success of the surgical procedure is crucial for the overall treatment of brain tumors.

SPECIALISTS IN THIS FIELD

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Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL

NEUROSURGERY SPECIALIST

Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL graduated from the Medical Faculty at Trakya University. In 2011, he achieved specialization in the field of Neurosurgery from the Medical Faculty at Erciyes University. Our specialist has extensive professional experience in the field of Neurosurgery across various regions of the Republic of Turkey. Since 2020, our specialist has been practicing at our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital.

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Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN

NEUROSURGERY SPECIALIST

Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN graduated from the Medical Faculty at Dicle University. In 1989, he achieved a specialization in Neurosurgery from the medical faculty at Cumhuriyet University. Our specialist has extensive professional experience in the field of Neurosurgery across various regions of the Republic of Turkey. Since 2016, our specialist has been practicing at our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital.

PATIENT STORIES

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MICROSURGICAL APPROACH FOR SPINAL CORD TUMORS

Since 1981, our hospital has been a prominent healthcare center in Çorlu, providing essential medical services. Our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery, Op. Dr. Abdullah Temizkan, stated that the diagnosis and treatment of herniated discs in the neck and lower back are now carried out with much more effective and safer methods compared to previous methods. He also emphasized that with the integration of technological advancements and the wealth of accumulated experience in interventions for spinal cord tumors, there is no longer room for chance factors in this field.
A 59-year-old patient came to our hospital for examination under the care of Op. Dr. Abdullah Temizkan, our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery, with complaints of lower back and right leg pain that had significantly intensified over the past two months. Following a physical examination and an MRI, a tumor measuring 1.5 cm at L4 was identified. After thoroughly informing the patient about the details of the necessary intervention, we proceeded with the preoperative preparation.

On the morning before the intervention, Covid-19 tests were carried out, and after receiving the results, the patient was admitted to the surgical department, which is maximally secured against Covid-19. At noon on the same day, a microsurgical approach was performed to remove the tumor formation. The intervention lasted approximately 2 hours, after which the patient was accommodated in their room, and monitoring began. On the same day, our patient was able to independently perform their daily activities.
Our patient was discharged on the second day of hospitalization in good overall condition.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital, the entire hospital team sincerely wishes our patient a healthy and successful life ahead.

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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SUCCESSFUL MICROSURGICAL INTERVENTION FOR SPINAL STENOSIS AT ÇORLU VATAN HOSPITAL

Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital is known in the region and our country for its successful operations in the field of Microsurgical Neurosurgery. Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our Neurosurgery Specialist, shares that patients diagnosed with “Spinal Stenosis, Narrowed Canal of the Spinal Cord” experience a reduced quality of life and persistent pain. However, they often have fears and concerns about undergoing implant procedures involving screws and plates. The good news is that innovative treatment methods, such as microsurgical interventions for spinal stenosis decompression without implant placement, are now available.
Our patient, Mrs. Emetullah Altınel (77 years old), had been able to walk no more than 10 meters with support for many years. Mrs. Altınel visited Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL for an examination with a diagnosis of spinal canal stenosis. After a physical examination and radiological studies (MRI), the diagnosis was confirmed, and her surgery was scheduled for the next day.
The patient arrived at the hospital on the morning of the surgery. Necessary COVID-19 tests were conducted for Mrs. Altınel and her companion. After receiving the test results, they proceeded to the pre-operative preparation for the intervention. The patient was admitted to the surgical department, where all pandemic-related precautions, including COVID-19 measures, were taken.

Following the completion of the pre-operative preparation, our patient underwent Microsurgical Intervention for Spinal Stenosis Decompression without Implant Placement (Screws) through a 2-centimeter incision, lasting two hours.
After the successful intervention, the patient was returned to her room to rest. Approximately three hours post-intervention, in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, Mrs. Altınel was mobilized, and at that moment, she shared with us that the pre-operative pains had completely disappeared. After a one-day postoperative hospitalization, the patient was discharged, walking independently without the need for additional assistance.
The team at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Mrs. Altınel a long and healthy life.

YET ANOTHER PATIENT HAS REGAINED THEIR HEALTH THROUGH A NON-IMPLANT MICROSURGICAL SURGERY

Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery, is a well-known and sought-after specialist in the region and our country, especially when it comes to surgeries for brain tumors and non-implant spinal stenosis surgery. He continues to treat his patients through minimally invasive interventions.
Our 52-year-old patient, Mr. İsmail Atalay, who arrived from Zonguldak, has been experiencing persistent lower back pain, numbness in both legs, and an inability to walk long distances. All healthcare institutions he has consulted so far have offered an intervention using implants (screws) for decompression of spinal stenosis. After his investigations, the patient contacted our hospital and requested a second opinion from Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL regarding his case.
As a result of the physical examination and MRI, it was found that the patient has stenosis in the spinal canal at L3-L4 and L4-L5. During the physical examination, the presence of pain during leg movements and neurological deficits were also identified. Subsequently, the patient was thoroughly explained the reasons for the necessity of surgery, and with the patient’s consent, the pre-operative preparation for the respective intervention began.

The preparation for the intervention was carried out strictly adhering to all precautionary measures related to the “Covid-19” pandemic. Following this, the patient underwent microsurgical intervention for decompression of spinal stenosis without the placement of implants (screws). After the completion of the surgery, the patient was admitted to the surgical department to rest, and 3 hours after the surgery, in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, the patient was assisted to stand and mobilized.
After a one-day postoperative hospitalization, Mr. İsmail Atalay was discharged in good general condition and returned to Zonguldak driving himself. We thank our patient for trusting us and choosing our hospital.
The entire team at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes him a life filled with good health and happy moments.

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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’’.

WITH AN OPERATION FOR BRAIN TUMOR REMOVAL, MR. STOYKOV HELD ON TO LIFE EVEN STRONGER

The Stoykov family from Varna reached out to the International Department of our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital. Mrs. Krasimira Stoykova, Mr. Stoykov’s daughter, shared the recent health crisis her father experienced.

At 54 years old, Mr. Ivan Stoykov suffered a sudden crisis accompained by complaints such as severe headaches, confusion, memory loss, and damaged balance. Our patient was urgently hospitalized, and after initial examinations, he was referred to a specialist in Neurosurgery.

The next day, Mr. Stoykov arrived at our hospital, and Dr. Oğuz Özel, a Neurosurgery specialist with extensive experience in treating brain tumors, took charge of his case.
After a detailed physical examination and radiological studies, including contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the presence of a brain tumor was confirmed. Urgent surgical intervention for tumor removal was recommended. The patient and his family were thoroughly informed about the situation, and with their consent, the process of hospitalization and preoperative preparation began. The surgery was successfully performed the next day.
In order to monitor his condition, Mr. Stoykov was kept under observation for about an hour in the intensive care unit before being transferred to his room. On the same day, just a few hours after the surgery, he was mobilized and moved under the supervision of Dr. Oğuz Özel. After an uneventful five-day hospital stay, Mr. Stoykov was discharged in good overall condition.

Upon his discharge, the patient expressed his gratitude to Dr. Oğuz Özel, the International Patient Department, and the entire hospital staff. We, too, sincerely thank him for his trust in us.

We wish Mr. Stoykov a long life filled with health and happiness.

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MS. ATIDZHE TERZIISKA: “YOU HAVE FULFILLED MY GREATEST DREAM!”

Ms. Atidzhe Terziiska from the Republic of Bulgaria contacted the International Patient Department of our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital. Her complaints were related to a congenital anomaly in the bone of the frontal area of the skull. She shared that she had undergone surgery in early childhood, and her current concerns were mainly related to the aesthetic appearance of the affected area. After detailed discussions, Ms. Terziiska was invited to our hospital, and the necessary arrangements were made for her visit.

Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our specialist in Neurosurgery with extensive experience in Cranial Reconstruction, took charge of Ms. Terziiska’s case. Upon her arrival at the hospital, she was greeted by our Bulgarian-speaking translators from the International Patient Department, who accompanied her during all examinations and tests. After detailed examinations and a CT scan, the decision was made to take bone tissue from her hip joint and implant it in the frontal area. At the patient’s request, the necessary arrangements for the intervention date were made during this visit.

Ms. Terziiska was hospitalized a day before the planned surgery date, and preoperative preparation began. After detailed examinations, consultations, and a meeting with an Anesthesiology and Reanimation specialist, it was determined that there were no medical impediments to the intervention, and the surgery was performed.
After the completion of the several-hour operation, the patient was returned to our surgical unit to rest, and a few hours later, she was visited by Dr. Özel. Our doctor explained in detail the procedures performed during the surgery and provided information about the postoperative period.

Ms. Terziiska stayed with us for three days and was discharged in good overall condition, happy, and without pain.
Upon her discharge, the patient expressed her gratitude to Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL and his entire team, saying, “You fulfilled my greatest dream. I thank you infinitely for your dedication, attitude, and care. I will never forget the understanding and attention you all showed me.”
It was a tremendous joy for us to witness the happiness and satisfaction of our patient. We also thank her for trusting us and choosing our hospital. The entire team at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Ms. Terziiska a happy life with her new appearance, filled with good health and pleasant moments.

SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF PERSISTENTLY INTENSIFYING PAIN!

Our patient, Mr. Yumer Beyti Ahmed from Tervel, Bulgaria, reached out to our International Patient Department with a request for treatment regarding his complaints in the field of Neurosurgery. He shared that, after a previous surgical intervention for lumbar disc herniation five years ago, he began experiencing gradually intensifying pain in the lower back and both legs.

Mr. Ahmed was invited to the hospital for a physical examination and detailed radiological studies.

Upon his arrival, Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN, our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery, took charge of Mr. Ahmed’s case.

After a thorough physical examination and radiological studies (MRI and Computerized Tomography of the lumbar region), it was determined that there was a compelling need for a surgical intervention to stabilize the lumbar region of the spinal column. The patient was thoroughly informed about the surgical procedure and the expected results, and with Mr. Ahmed’s consent, the hospitalization and preoperative preparation process began. Additional tests confirmed that there were no medical obstacles to the surgical intervention.

After a successful surgical procedure, the patient was returned to his hospital room for postoperative observation, and a few days later, he was discharged from our hospital without pain and in good overall condition.

Upon his discharge, Mr. Ahmed expressed heartfelt thanks to Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN and the entire hospital team. He shared, “I cannot express enough gratitude for the assistance and empathy shown by all the staff who were with me during my treatment. Each of them treated my case as their own and provided incredible support. I had started to believe that these pains would never disappear; you were my last hope. Thank you sincerely for everything; you brought happiness back into my life.”

We also thank him for trusting us and choosing us for his treatment. We wish him a long life filled with health and happy moments.

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RELIEVE YOURSELF FROM PAIN!

Mrs. Miglena Ivanova from Stara Zagora contacted our International Patient Department through social media. She shared that she had been experiencing worsening pain in the lower back and left leg. After discussions, Mrs. Ivanova was invited to our hospital for a physical examination and diagnostic procedures.

Upon her arrival at the hospital, her case was taken over by Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN, our specialist in Neurosurgery. After a detailed physical examination and imaging, including an MRI, Mrs. Miglena Ivanova was diagnosed with a disc herniation level of L5-S1 in the spinal column. Details of the necessary surgical intervention were explained, and she was recommended for a Lumbar Discectomy using a microsurgical method.

Mrs. Miglena Ivanova gave her consent for the offered treatment and was hospitalized on the same day. She underwent the surgical procedure successfully the next day, with the intervention performed through a minimal 3-centimeter incision. A few hours after the surgery, she was mobilized in the presence of her treating doctor. After a day of observation, she was discharged from the hospital in good overall condition without pain or complaints.

During her follow-up appointment, Mrs. Ivanova expressed her gratitude for the care she received during her stay in our hospital. She thanked Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN and our entire team.

On behalf of Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital, we wish Mrs. Miglena Ivanova a speedy recovery and a happy new life filled with joy. We also appreciate her trust in choosing us for her treatment.

DON’T POSTPONE TREATMENT FOR YOUR SPINAL COMPLAINTS!

After an extensive search for treatment for his complaints, Mr. Stanimir Kazakov from Sliven, Bulgaria, contacted our hospital based on the recommendation of his relatives. He shared with us his complaints, including a sense of weakness in the arms and legs, neck pain, and restricted movements. After discussions and the submission of previous medical examinations, our patient was invited to our hospital for a detailed examination and treatment.

A week later, Mr. Kazakov arrived at our hospital, and his case was taken over by Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN, our specialist in Neurosurgery. After a detailed physical examination, additional diagnostic procedures, such as MRI and CT, were prescribed. Based on the results of these examinations, the presence of spinal stenosis at L3 in the cervical spine of the patient was identified.

Dr. Abdullah TEMİZKAN recommended a necessary Laminoplasty intervention at L3 in the cervical spine for this case. After detailed explanations regarding the surgical procedure and expected benefits, with the patient’s consent, we proceeded to the hospitalization and preoperative preparation stage.

After a successful surgical intervention, the patient was returned to our surgical department to rest, and a day later, he was mobilized in the presence of his treating doctor. After a three-day observation of the postoperative recovery, Mr. Kazakov was discharged from our hospital without pain and in good overall condition.

A week later, the patient visited for a follow-up examination. It was immensely gratifying for our entire team to witness the positive change in his physical condition.

The entire team at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Mr. Kazakov and his family a life full of good health and happy moments.

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SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AFTER LONG SUFFERING…

Mrs. Saadet Güler, 67 years old, turned to our Neurology Clinic with complaints such as headaches, speech disorders, and numbness on the right side of the body. After a physical examination by our Neurology specialists and conducted tests, the presence of a tumor mass in the left frontal lobe of the brain with approximate dimensions of 3×2 cm was identified. The patient was promptly directed to our Neurosurgery center.

The case was taken over by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery.

Following a physical examination and assessment of the conducted tests, an emergency surgery was planned. After a successful intervention lasting 6 hours, the patient’s complaints, including headaches, speech disorders, and numbness on the right side of the body, completely disappeared. The patient was discharged a week after the intervention in good overall condition.

The entire team at our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Mrs. Saadet Güler good health.

WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT TOGETHER AGAINST BRAIN TUMORS!

Our patient, Mr. Mehmet Kara, 68 years old, came to our hospital with complaints such as frequent headaches, spatial disorientation, and speech disorders. After a detailed physical examination by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our specialist in Brain and Neurosurgery, and additional investigations such as MRI, the presence of a brain tumor measuring 4×3 cm was identified. Based on his current condition, surgical intervention for the removal of the existing tumor formation was recommended to our patient. After detailed explanations regarding the approach to the planned surgical intervention, expected benefits, and risks, Mr. Mehmet Kara gave his consent to undergo the procedure, and then proceeded to the hospitalization and preoperative preparation process. After completing the necessary preparation, an examination was conducted by an Anesthesiology and Reanimation specialist, during which it was determined that there were no medical obstacles for performing the intervention. The surgical intervention, lasted 3.5 hours, was performed using microsurgical methods on the day after the patient’s hospitalization.

After the successful intervention, Mr. Mehmet Kara was admitted to our neurosurgery department for postoperative observation, and just 3 hours later, he was mobilized in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL.

After three days of monitoring in our hospital, our patient was discharged in a good overall condition with significant improvements in his preoperative complaints. Upon his discharge, Mr. Mehmet Kara expressed his gratitude to Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL and the entire hospital team. We also thank him for trusting us and choosing our hospital for his treatment.

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PATIENT ARRIVED FROM IZMIT FOR “NON-IMPLANT SPINAL STENOSIS DECOMPRESSION BY MICROSURGICAL METHOD

Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our Neurosurgery Specialist at our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital, shared:

‘’Our 75-year-old patient, Mrs. Hafize Öztok, came from Izmit for the intervention: Implant-free Spinal Stenosis Decompression by Microsurgical Method. Over the past three years, Mrs. Öztok experienced complaints and difficulties related to her gait and walking. In all the healthcare centers she had visited, it was stated that the solution to her problem requires surgical intervention with the placement of implants in her spine. However, due to age and the presence of osteoporosis, surgery was not seen fit, and she was advised to accept and cope with the pain.’’

Our patient came to our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital from Izmit based on recommendations from her relatives. After a thorough physical examination and detailed investigations, we determined that in her case, an intervention through microsurgical method without the placement of implants was appropriate.

Since the patient underwent an intervention for spinal stenosis decompression by a microsurgical method without the placement of implants, the postoperative period went smoothly, and the patient recovered quickly. Three hours after the completion of the intervention, Mrs. Öztok was mobilized in the presence of our specialist and began walking independently without difficulty.

The patient’s age, the presence of osteoporosis, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension did not prevent the surgical intervention. The intervention was performed without any problems, and Mrs. Öztok was discharged the next day in good general condition without pain or complaints.

We are pleased that another one of our patients has regained their health through non-implant surgery for spinal stenosis decompression.

AFTER EXTENSIVE SEARCH FOR THE TREATMENT OF LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS, MRS. GÜLDEN ŞEN CHOSE TO TRUST US

Mrs. Gülden Şen, 33 years old, underwent two surgical interventions for the treatment of spinal stenosis caused by lumbar disc herniation. Unfortunately, her complaints persisted after these surgical interventions. In search of treatment, she approached various healthcare institutions where surgical intervention with the placement of implants in the spinal cord was recommended. After thorough research and recommendations, our patient was informed about the implant-free interventions for spinal stenosis performed by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL.

Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL is a specialist with extensive experience in the field of Neurosurgery, renowned for his successful surgeries in implant-free surgery for spinal stenosis.

Upon Mrs. Şen’s arrival at our hospital, a comprehensive physical examination and radiological studies were carried out. During the examination, the patient shared that her condition had not improved after the previous interventions; she continued to experience tingling and pain in her legs and could not walk long distances without needing to rest. Based on the conducted studies, our specialist’s opinion was that the patient’s case was suitable for microsurgical surgery for decompression of spinal stenosis without implant placement in the spinal cord. The patient was extensively informed by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL about the intervention itself and the expected results, and with her consent, the preparation for the operation began.

The patient arrived at our hospital in the early hours of the planned day for the surgical intervention. After hospitalization, she underwent preoperative preparation and a meeting with an Anesthesiology and Reanimation specialist. Based on the examinations and studies, it was determined that there were no medical obstacles to the intervention. A few hours later, Mrs. Şen was admitted to the operating room. After the successfully completed two-hour operation, the patient was returned to our surgical department to rest. In the evening of the day, she was mobilized in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL and shared with us that she felt significant relief at that moment and almost no longer felt pain. Mrs. Şen was discharged the next day in good overall condition without pain and complaints.

On the 40th anniversary of providing healthcare services, the entire team of Çorlu Vatan Private Hospital wishes Mrs. Şen and her family good health and happiness.

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AN 83-YEAR-OLD PATIENT ARRIVED IN A WHEELCHAIR AND RETURNED HOME WALKING ON HER OWN!

Our Neurosurgery specialist, Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, continues to treat his patients with microsurgical interventions for spinal stenosis decompression without the placement of implants (screws).

Mrs. Fatma Sözen, our 83-year-old patient, had been experiencing leg pain and numbness for 15 years and spent her last year in a wheelchair. She had consulted many doctors, and after examinations and tests, the diagnosis of “Spinal Stenosis” was confirmed. Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL explained that surgery could be performed without the need for connecting elements such as screws or plates. Our patient was convinced that this method was better than those offered before and agreed to undergo the intervention in our hospital.

Mrs. Sözen arrived at the hospital on the day of the procedure, and after hospitalization, pre-operative preparation for the intervention began. She was admitted to our Neurosurgery department, where all necessary precautions related to the Covid-19 pandemic were taken. The intervention was performed through a 4 cm incision and lasted approximately 2 hours, after which the patient returned to the surgical department. On the same evening, in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, the patient was stood up and mobilized.

The next day, the patient was discharged in good overall condition, walking on her own without the need for a wheelchair.

The patient’s son shared: “Due to our mother’s persistent complaints, we brought her for an examination with Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL. The doctor informed us in detail about the necessary microsurgical intervention for spinal stenosis decompression without the placement of implants (screws) and reassured us that everything would be fine. After the surgery, my mother quickly regained her health. We brought her here in a wheelchair, and now we take her back being able to walk on her own. This is an indescribable happiness for us. I express my thanks to everyone working at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital and especially to Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL.”

We, Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital, on our 40th anniversary of providing medical services, wish Mrs. Sözen a long and happy life filled with good health.

A NEW BEGINNING IN LIFE WITHOUT PAIN!

Mr. Beyhan Bağrıyanık came to our hospital with persistent complaints, including pain in the neck area and left arm, numbness, and restricted movement, significantly affecting his daily activities and drastically diminishing his quality of life.

After a detailed physical examination conducted by Dr. Oğuz Özel, our specialist in Neurosurgery, and the necessary additional investigations, the presence of cervical disc herniations (hernia in the neck) at L2 was identified. Dr. Oğuz Özel recommended our patient undergo a surgery for the removal of cervical disc herniation using microsurgical techniques. Mr. Bağrıyanık was thoroughly informed about the upcoming procedure. After a discussion on the expected benefits of the surgery and potential consequences when left untreated, the patient was admitted, and preoperative preparations began.

After a successful surgery, the patient was mobilized on the same day, just a few hours after the surgery, in the presence of his attending physician. Mr. Bağrıyanık was closely monitored for twenty-four hours post-surgery and was discharged in good general condition.

One week after the surgery, the patient visited for a follow-up examination and shared that he had experienced no postoperative complaints. He is now enjoying a new life without the pain that had hindered him for many years. He expressed, “I recommend everyone with similar complaints to visit Dr. Oğuz Özel and find the necessary treatment for their concerns.”

The entire team at Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Mr. Bağrıyanık and his family a life filled with health and many happy moments.

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LUMBAR STENOSIS –TREATMENT WITHOUT IMPLANTS IS POSSIBLE!

Mr. Daniel Zhekov from Varna, contacted our International Patient Services department with complaints related to Neurosurgery. Mr. Zhekov informed us that he has been experiencing lower back pain, intense pain, and numbness in the lower extremities for some time. After evaluating the MRI provided by our patient, he was invited to our hospital for surgical treatment. After the necessary arrangements, Mr. Zhekov arrived at the hospital, and his case was taken over by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL. After a detailed physical examination and a reevaluation of the MRI, it was decided that the patient’s case could be treated with implantless surgery for decompression of lumbar stenosis. The patient was recommended a microsurgical intervention for decompression of spinal stenosis at L4-L5 without the use of a spinal stabilization system.

The surgical procedure was successfully performed the next day. We are pleased to report that Mr. Zhekov was discharged on the second day post-surgery in good overall condition, free from pain and complaints. During his discharge, he shared with us that it was the offered microsurgical method that led him to choose our hospital, as previous healthcare facilities had primarily suggested surgical intervention involving implants and stabilization systems.

We thank him for choosing and trusting us. We wish our patient a life full of good health and happy moments.

TREATMENT OF LUMBAR STENOSIS THROUGH MICROSURGICAL METHOD!

Mrs. Ayse Yildiz from Trabzon came to our hospital with complaints of lower back pain extending down the right leg, loss of strength, and urinary incontinence. After detailed discussions, our patient was invited for examination and tests at our hospital in Çorlu.

Upon Mrs. Ayse Yildiz’s arrival at our hospital, her case was taken over by Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL, our Neurosurgery Specialist. After a thorough physical examination and investigations such as MRI, the presence of a severe form of spinal canal stenosis in the lumbar region was identified. Based on the current condition, our specialist informed Mrs. Yildiz about the necessary surgical treatment, recommending a non-implant intervention for lumbar stenosis decompression using a microsurgical method.

After Mrs. Yildiz provided her consent for the required surgery, she was admitted for hospitalization and underwent the necessary preoperative preparation. Following the successfully performed intervention through a mere 2 cm incision, the patient was returned to our surgical department to rest. A few hours after operation, she was mobilized in the presence of Dr. Oğuz ÖZEL. On the same day, she shared with us a drastic change in the direction of her pain reduction.

After a one-day postoperative observation in our hospital, Mrs. Ayse Yildiz was discharged in good overall condition, without the complaints she had upon admission.

It was a tremendous joy for us to assist in her recovery and witness her happiness in finding relief from the complaints she had been experiencing for a long time.

The entire team at our Private Çorlu Vatan Hospital wishes Mrs. Yildiz a long, healthy life filled with happiness.

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