Neurosurgery departments of Acıbadem Healthcare Group provide diagnosis and treatment services especially in fields of brain tumors, neurostimulators (deep brain stimulation), brain biopsy, pediatric neurosurgery, spinal surgery and gait analysis.
Neurosurgery department collaborates with physicians from neurology, neuroradiology, neuroanesthesia and psychiatry departments.
Medical technology devices such as PET/CT, CyberKnife and GammaKnife are used for diagnostic and treatment processes of brain tumors.
Neurosurgery departments of Acıbadem Health Group diagnose and treat numerous diseases. These are:
Neurostimulator is a treatment modality for chronic diseases that develop due to reduced secretion of dopamine and that are hard to cope with and affects quality of life very adversely such as resting tremors, slowed movements, walking difficulty and stiffness, which may be associated with digestive system disorders and psychiatric complaints.
Neurostimulator is one of the most efficient treatment modalities for Parkinson’s Disease. Neurostimulator is used in treatment of various movement disorders such as familial tremor disorder (essential tremor), abnormal muscles contractions in certain parts of body (dystonia), tic disorder (Tourette Syndrome) as well as psychiatric diseases, including obsession (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and depression, and epilepsy.
Neurostimulator treatment is offered only at Acıbadem University Atakent Hospital.
Disc Diseases and Degenerative Spinal Diseases
Cervical, lumbar and thoracic discectomies, vetebrectomy, laminectomy and spinal stabilization (instrumentation) surgeries are among the department’s areas of focus.
Non-elective or urgent surgeries are required for compression fractures, epidural and subdural hematomas, repairs of skull base, spinal fractures and their stabilization as well as compression of spinal cord.
Cerebrospinal Vascular Diseases
They include surgical management of aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and cavernoma, endarterectomy, intracerebral hematomas, vascular anastomoses and spinal AVMs.
This unit deals with surgical management of any and all brain and spinal tumors; meningiomas, glial tumors; cerebellopontine tumors; pituitary tumors; brain stem, pineal region, and posterior fossa tumors; skull base tumors; extramedullary or intramedullary spinal tumors; calvarial lesions; cranioplasty; craniofascial surgery; craniosynostosis; and reconstruction surgeries.
Neuroendoscopy and Treatment of Hydrocephalus
Shunt surgeries, neuroendoscopic procedures, third ventriculostomy and arachnoid cyst fenestration are carried out at this unit.
The unit deals with microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia and placement of vagal nerve stimulator as well as epilepsy.
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
The department carries out peripheral nerve anastomoses, repair and surgeries of nerve entrapment syndromes.
This unit deals with surgical management of diseases that involve pediatric cerebro-spinal and nervous system. Neuroendoscopic hydrocephalus, cerebellar gliomas and deep brain tumors such as thalamic and hypothalamic gliomas as well as epilepsy are diagnosed and treated at hospitals and medical centers of Acıbadem Healthcare Group.
Gait Analysis Laboratory
Gait analysis implies qualitative evaluation of movements and interpretation of the data. A gait analysis covers physical examination and three-dimensional assessment of movements.Physical Examination: the analysis begins with detailed physical examination, evaluation of range-of-motion (ROM) and goniometric measurements. Height, weight, leg length and range-of-motion are measured.Three-dimensional assessment of movement: markers are attached to certain body parts and movements are identified by infrared and DVD cameras while the person is walking on a platform and ultimately, the data is transferred to a special computer. The data is recorded and reviewed in the computer. Records are evaluated in graphic and three-dimensional image formats and results are reported.
Dr. Şinasi Can (Kadıköy) Hospital
- Prof. NECMETTİN PAMİR, M.D.
- Prof. HALİT ÇAVUŞOĞLU, M.D.
- Prof. İLHAN ELMACI, M.D.
- Prof. KAĞAN TUN, M.D.
- Prof. KENAN KOÇ, M.D.
- Prof. KORAY ÖZDUMAN, M.D.
- Prof. MEHMET ZAFER BERKMAN, M.D.
- Prof. MUAMMER DOYGUN, M.D.
- Prof. MÜFİT KALELİOĞLU, M.D.
- Prof. SEBAHATTİN HACIYAKUPOĞLU, M.D.
- Prof. SELÇUK PALAOĞLU, M.D.
- Prof. SERDAR ÖZGEN, M.D.
- Prof. UYGUR ER, M.D.
- Prof. YUNUS AYDIN, M.D.
- Prof. ZİYA AKAR, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. BAHATTİN TANRIKULU, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. BARAN BOZKURT, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. BÜLENT TUCER, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. CÜNEYT GÖÇMEZ, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. FERDA ÇAĞAVİ, M.D.
- Assoc. Prof. İSMAİL YÜCE, M.D.
- Assist. Prof. MURAT HAMİT AYTAR, M.D.
- Assist. Prof. MUSTAFA GÜDÜK, M.D.
- ARİF SÜHA KINALI, M.D.
- BASEL I.S. TARAZI, M.D.
- BEHRAM KAYA, M.D.
- HALDUN ERMAN, M.D.
- HALİL TOPLAMAOĞLU, M.D.
- İLKER ALVER, M.D.
- KEMAL AVLAR, M.D.
- MAHMUT FERAT, M.D.
- MEHMET HACIHANEFİOĞLU, M.D.
- MURAT BAŞARIR, M.D.
- MURAT İMRE USSELİ, M.D.
- OKAN KAHYAOĞLU, M.D.
- RAMAZAN SARI, M.D.
- RAMIZ AHMADOV, M.D.
- SİYAVUŞ MUHAMMEDREZAİ, M.D.
- SUAT BOYACI, M.D.
- YILMAZ KILIÇ, M.D.