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“The spine is one of the most complex and important parts of the human body, and spinal complaints
and conditions can severely affect a person’s general health and quality of

Spinal surgery requires close collaboration between
various disciplines, in particular orthopedists and brain surgeons. Congenital
progressive spinal deformities, injuries and other severe conditions are
treated by trained physicians, surgeons and specialists in physical treatment.

Yeditepe University Hospital’s Spine Clinic offers the
very highest level of health care and preventive health measures within our
multidisciplinary philosophy.

Yeditepe believes that each and every international
patient in our Spine Clinic should receive the full benefit of Yeditepe
University Hospital’s comprehensive range of medical expertise, across the
spectrum of medical specialties.

The Yeditepe Hospital Spine Clinic brings together highly
experienced and accomplished specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery,
neurology, psychiatry and other specialties to design the most effective
treatment for your condition.

The team includes experts in cancer, pain management,
physical therapy, radiation oncology and rheumatology.

Specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, medical
spine and pain management collaborate – diagnosing and treating a variety of
spine conditions, some of which are detailed below. 

Major Conditions treated at the Yeditepe University Hospital Spine Clinic

Scoliosis: When looked at from the side, the anatomy of normal people shows a certain degree of
curvature. For example our backs have an outward curvature while our necks and
waists curve inwards. But when looked at from the front – rear plane our spines
are straight and do not bend. Scoliosis is the condition in which our spine has
a sideways S- or C- curve; this abnormal curvature may cause scoliosis patients
to have shoulder asymmetry, rib hump, trunk shift, and asymmetry in the curve
of the waist. Scoliosis is not a diagnosis but a descriptive term. The cause is
unknown in 80% of cases and this type is classified as “Idiopathic scoliosis.”
It occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Other types
include Congenital Scoliosis (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth),
Neuromuscular Scoliosis (the result of a neuromuscular condition such as spina
bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, or physical trauma), or
Syndromic Scoliosis (related to various medically defined syndromes).

Kyphosis: When looked at from the side, the anatomy of normal people shows a certain
degree of curvature. For example our backs have an outward curvature while our
necks and waists curve inwards. An increased physiologic rounding of the upper
back or abnormal rounding in the neck or waist regions is normally pathologic.
The most common type, mainly seen in male adolescence, is Scheuermann’s
Kyphosis. Other types include Congenital Kyphosis related to spinal failures at
birth, Post-traumatic Kyphosis related to inadequate treatment following a
physical trauma, and Post-laminectomy Kyphosis related to surgical procedures
carried out to treat cervical myelopathy.

Curvature of the Spine (Developmental Spondylolisthesis):Spondylolisthesis
is the term given to the forward translation of one vertebral segment over the
one beneath it.  The integrity of the bone can be compromised when growth
during childhood involves a break in a part of a vertebra called the pars
interarticularis. Roughly translated, that means “the part between two
joints.” A defect in the pars is a break in this portion of bone. This
break leads to a separation of the upper, front portion of the vertebra from
its lower, back portion. This condition may be a precursor to Developmental
Spondylolisthesis. It generally occurs as a result of repetitive trauma after
the age of 8 years. Both conditions cause severe back pain and spasms. In some
cases it can even lead to scoliosis.

Diagnosis: Spinal / vertebral fractures in healthy non-osteoporosis cases can be the result of
high energy traumas such as traffic accidents or falls. Partial or total
paralysis can result from compression of the spinal cord.  

Treatment: If the trauma is unlikely to result in subsequent deformity and there is no
neurologic evidence of nerve compression, treatment may be given by means of a
corset. Rigid polyethylene corsets or metal frame corsets may be used for this
purpose.  In cases of more severe spinal damage, it may be necessary to
fix and stabilize the spine by means of pins or screws, in order to prevent
future deformity. In the event of neurologic findings of bone pressure, this
pressure may be removed during the same surgical session.  

Ageing vertebrae and Osteoporosis

Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures: as one gets older, and / or with
menopausal changes, osteoporosis can cause a reduction in bone mass. This
condition can result in bone fractures even as a result of minor injury or
knocks. The most frequently broken bones are the vertebrae and the hips. In
very severe cases of osteoporosis, even sneezing can cause bone fracture. The
most common symptom is back and lower back pain. In some cases, the patient may
not be severely disturbed by the pain caused by a fracture but will only
consult his or her physician as a consequence of the deformity that is causedby
the fracture.

Kyphosis in the elderly: As one gets older, kyphosis can develop as a
result both of osteoporotic fractures and disc degeneration. In these cases,
respiratory difficulties can arise and the patient’s daily activities may be

Scoliosis in the elderly: As one gets older, scoliosis may be caused
by degenerative spinal conditions as well as an increasing severity of
pre-existing scoliosis. The former case is frequently associated with
increasing leg pain caused by pressure on the nerves.

Degenerative Spinal Conditions  

Herniated Disc: The intervertebral disc is the name given to the
joint between each vertebrae. A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of
the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that
stack up to make your spine. A spinal disk has a softer center encased within a
tougher exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a
herniated disk occurs when some of the softer “jelly” pushes out
through a crack in the tougher exterior. A herniated disk can irritate nearby
nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. On the other
hand, many people experience no symptoms from a herniated disk. Most people who
have a herniated disk don’t need surgery to correct the problem, but surgical
intervention is required when the pain persists or in the event of neurologic

Spinal Stenosis (Narrowing of the spinal canal): Spinal stenosis is a
narrowing of the open spaces within the spine, which can put pressure on your
spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis
occurs most often in the neck and lower back. Spinal stenosis can cause pain,
numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function. It is
most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to aging. In
severe cases of spinal stenosis, doctors may recommend surgery to create additional
space for the spinal cord or nerves.

Spinal Tumors

Diagnosis: Spinal tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors (generally encountered during
adolescence) can cause pain; they generally originate in the bone and are
called osteoid osteoma or osteoblastoma. Tumors in the body tissue or organs
most frequently spread to the spine. For this reason, in the event that a
malignant tumor is identified in the spine, there is a high possibility that
this originates in another part of the body.     

Treatment: Tissue diagnosis is very important in terms of the approach that should be taken.
Therefore, if the origin of the tumor is unknown, or if the tumor originates in
the spine, a biopsy must first be taken. Following that determination,
chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or a combination of these treatments will
be followed according to the type of tumor.

Spinal Infections

Tuberculosis (TB):This is the most frequent effect of spinal
infections in less developed and developing countries. Kyphosis of the spine
may be caused by spinal degeneration.  TB responds well to medical
treatment when it is diagnosed early. Surgery may be required in cases where
there is abscess development, permanent pain, deformity, or other neurologic

Non-specific Infections:Secondary infections in the spine can occur
especially in the event of urinary infection when the bacteria spread through
the bloodstream to the spinal region. The treatment strategy is similar. 

The goals of scoliosis surgery are threefold:

Straighten the spine as much as possible in a safe manner

Balance the torso and pelvic areas

Maintain the correction long-term

 It takes a two-part process to accomplish these goals:

Fusing (joining together) the vertebrae along the curve

Supporting these fused bones with instrumentation (steel
rods, hooks, and other devices) attached to the spine

Yeditepe University Hospital’s specialist team is fully equipped with the latest technology and
medical techniques to be able to conduct scoliosis surgery with high rates of
success. While there are many surgical variations that use different
instruments, procedures, and surgical approaches to treat scoliosis, they all
require meticulous skill. In most cases, success depends less on the type of operation
than on the skill and experience of the surgeon.

The cause of scoliosis often determines the type of procedure. Other determinants include the location
of the curve (thoracic, thoracolumbar, or lumbar); single, double, or triple
curves, and any rotation that may be present; and how large the curve is.

At Yeditepe University Hospital, we are aware that being treated away from your home country can be a
challenging experience. Parents of patients or adult patients should not be shy
in asking our physicians and our International Office about their experience
and advice concerning the specific procedures being considered.

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About Us

Yeditepe University Hospitals have been serving since 26 August 2005 , with their infrastructure equipped with superior technology and smart systems . It carries out important studies to train new and successful physicians with its staff consisting of professors and associate professors who have many success in national and international fields. At the basis of the vision of Yeditepe University Hospitals is to represent Turkey in the international arena and to bring our country to a leading position in the medical world.

Yeditepe University Hospitals Imaging Unit ‘ n Located Multi-slice CT (multislice computed tomography), 3 Tesla MRI, PET-CT (cancerous tissues that detects, scans) and Gamma Camera, which provides diagnostic and greater ease of treatment are some of the devices with advanced technology in the world.

In Yeditepe University Hospitals, where computer technology is used very effectively, Hospital Information System (HIS) software is used. This software enables both patient information to be collected and processed quickly and used in diagnosis and treatment, as well as the presentation and storage of patient information such as imaging and laboratory results in a computer environment. With this system, our doctors can monitor their patients electronically while they are out of the hospital. In addition, this system minimizes paper circulation and bureaucracy, and eliminates time wasted by patients and their relatives.

Documented Quality

Yeditepe University Hospitals and Affiliated Institutions were accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International) , which is recognized as the most important institution in the world in terms of health standards, on November 2, 2007 , with its entire system in the first audit, with all standards. In other words, it became the first Turkish university hospital group to document its quality and success at an international level. 

Yeditepe University Hospital and Affiliated Institutions, which has been registered to serve at world standards with this quality certificate given to the most distinguished health institutions of the world, is determined to walk to the future with greater success, based on pioneering and leadership principles. Yeditepe University Hospitals were accredited by JCI for the fourth time in 2017 , proving that their quality is sustainable.

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Yeditepe University Hospitals provide services to their patients in all branches; has an international reputation in the field of neurosurgery ( neurosurgery ).  It is one of the leading institutions of the health sector with its bone marrow transplant , kidney transplant , obesity surgery ,  epilepsy and epilepsy surgery , cardiology , cardiovascular surgery , urology , general surgery , high level  genetic diagnosis center laboratory and many branches of pediatric diseases .

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