Neurosurgery Clinic deals with diseases of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, which require surgical treatment. While surgeries are carried out with modern technology in İstanbul Cerrahi Hospital for all diseases of these three systems, different methods come to the fore especially in treatment of lumbar and cervical herniated discs.

Neurosurgical Surgeries Performed at Clinic;

  • Cerebrovascular Aneurysms; It is a common cerebrovascular disease, which is manifested by formation of a bubble in cerebral vessels and may lead to death with sudden hemorrhage.
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage (Cerebral Hemorrhages and Aneurysm) Surgeries
  • It implies blood leak into meninx or cerebral tissue.
  • Cerebral and Spinal Cord Tumors (Micro-Surgical Interventions to Cerebral and Spinal Cord Tumors)
  • Hydrocephaly (Fluid Collection in Brain): Placement of VP (Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt.
  • Micro-surgical Interventions for Carpal and Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome In Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
  • Cerebral and Spinal Cord tumors: Surgeries are performed with endoscopic techniques in brain and nerve tumors.
  • Lumbar and Cervical Herniated Discs

Micro-surgery is the prevailing surgical method worldwide in treatment of lumbar and cervical herniated discs. In this surgical method, modern microscope and microsurgery tools are used rather than open surgery that is performed with bare eye and leads to damages in muscles, connective tissues, bones and nervous tissue. The intervention is carried out on a small area, measuring approximately 1 to 2 cm. Since damage to bone or connective tissue is minimized, patient can resume daily life activities very soon in postoperative period.

Bone loss is minimized in microsurgery operations performed at Department of Neurosurgery of İstanbul Cerrahi Hospital as a special tool, namely “High Speed Drill”, is used that operates at 75 thousand rpm. Minimum bone loss not only ensures that patient can be easily mobilized with no pain, but it also eliminates possible future risk of spondylolisthesis.

Stenotic Spinal Canal

Stenotic spinal canal is surgically treated at a limited number of hospitals. A novel method, namely “Contralateral Microsurgery”, is used at Neurosurgery Clinic of Istanbul Cerrahi Hospital. Integrity of bone is conserved using “High Speed Drill”. This method requires only a small incision over the bone, and thus, it is far superior to other surgical techniques due to ease of wound healing.