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Neurosurgery departments of Acıbadem Healthcare Group provide advanced diagnosis and treatment services in such fields as brain tumors, Deep brain stimulation (DBS), stereotactic brain biopsy, pediatric neurosurgery, spinal surgery and gait analysis.

Our neurosurgery department works in collaboration with specialized physicians of departments of neurology, neuroradiology, neuroanesthesia and psychiatry.

Advanced technological systems such as PET-CT, CyberKnife and Gamma Knife are used for diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT SERVICES:

Neurosurgery departments of Acıbadem Healthcare Group provide advanced diagnosis and treatment services for several diseases including;

Disc diseases and degenerative spinal diseases

Cervical, lumbar and thoracic discectomies, vertebrectomy, laminectomy, spinal stabilization (instrumentation) operations.

Traumas

Covers emergency surgical procedures for compression fractures, epidural and subdural hematomas, skull base repairs, spinal fractures and stabilization, and spinal cord compression.

Vascular Diseases of the Brain and the Spinal Cord

Covers aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and cavernous malformation operations, endarterectomy, intracerebral hematomas, vascular anastomoses, and spinal AVMs.

Neuorooncology

This unit deals with surgical treatment of all types of brain and spinal cord tumors, meningiomas, glial tumors, cerebellopontine angle tumors, hypophysis tumors, tumors of the brain stem, pineal region and posterior fossa, skull base tumors, extramedullary or intramedullary spinal tumors, calvarial lesions, cranioplasty operations, craniofacial surgery, craniosynostosis and shaping operations.

Neuroendoscopy and Treatment of Hydrocephalus

This unit handles shunt operations, neuroendoscopic procedures, and fenestration of third ventriculostomy and arachnoid cysts.

Functional Neurosurgery

This unit deals with hemifacial spasm and microvascular decompression in trigeminal neuralgia, implantation of vagal nerve stimulators, and epilepsy.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Deals with peripheral nerve anastomosis, repairs, and nerve trap syndromes.

Pediatric Nurosurgery

This unit handles surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nerve system of children. Acıbadem Health Group hospitals provide diagnosis and treatment services for deep-seated brain tumors such as neuroendoscopic hydrocephalus, brain stem gliomas, thalamic and hypothalamic gliomas; and epilepsy.

Gait Analysis Laboratory

Gait analysis refers to systematic evaluation, identification and assessment of motion. Gait analysis is implemented through physical examination and three dimensional motion assessments.

Physical Examination: Analysis is initiated with a detailed physical examination, assessment of joint motions (ROM-Range of motion) and measurement of movement angles of joints (goniometric measurements). During the examination, height, weight, leg length and joint range is measured.

3 Dimensional Motion Assessment: Movements of markers attached on the body of the patient are detected by infrared cameras and dv cameras as the patient walks on the walking platform, and are transferred to a special computer. The record on the computer are then evaluated in detail, in graphical and three dimensional format, and reported accordingly.

TECHNOLOGIES:

PET CT

PET/CT is one of today's most efficient imaging systems. It is used particularly in the field of oncology, for tumor detection, determining the degree of differentiation of the tumor, radiotherapy planning, assessing response to treatment, and in some cases, determining whether the mass is benign or malignant. PET/CT is a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) which provides functional imaging of human organs and tissues at a metabolic level, and computed tomography (CT) which provides detailed anatomical information. In addition to its use in the field of oncology, PET/CT is also used for identifying epileptogenic focus, in neurologic cases such Alzheimer's disease, and in detection of viable heart tissue following a heart attack.

GAMMA KNIFE

Used for the treatment of brain tumors without the need for surgery, the Gamma Knife is a tested and scientifically proven radiosurgical technique. The Gamma Knife allows for rapid and bloodless treatment of brain tumors, without need for precise and risky surgical operations. Gamma Knife therapy, which does not require general anesthesia, is completed within several hours and patients may return home on the same day.

CYBERKNIFE

CyberKnife, also known as the space scalpel, is the world's first and only robotic radiosurgery system that is designed for treatment of cancer throughout the body, with an accuracy of less than a millimeter. CyberKnife system uses radiation clusters focally, delivering high doses of treatment to all cancerous areas of the brain and the body. It allows for maximum protection of normal and healthy tissues during the course of the treatment.

Neurosurgery in Acıbadem