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Cervical Decompression in Turkey

Cervical Decompression in Turkey

Cervical decompression is a surgical procedure, that removes any structures compressing the nerves in the neck. ... Read More

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Treatments related to Cervical Decompression in Turkey

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) Start from USD 7985
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy Start from USD 3738
  • Surgical decompression Start from USD 2752
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Acibadem Hospitals Group
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Acibadem Hospitals Group

Multi Specialty
  • 550 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Cervical Decompression in Acibadem Hospitals Group

Dr. Ahmet Alanay

Senior Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 23 years of experience

Dr. Emre Acaroglu

Consultant
Spine Surgeon
  • 33 years of experience
Medical Park Group, İstanbul
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Medical Park Group, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 5600 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Doctors for Cervical Decompression in Medical Park Group, İstanbul

M.D. Erel Ulug

Senior Consultant
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Prof. Dr.Ahmet Colak

Professor
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 25 years of experience

DR. ZAFER ORKUN TOKTAŞ

Associate Professor
Neurosurgeon
Spine Surgeon
  • 17 years of experience
Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul
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Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul

Multi Specialty
  • 470 Number of beds
  • Istanbul
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Frequently Asked Questions related to Cervical Decompression

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage.

Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

How long do you have to wear a neck brace after fusion?

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

How long does a neck fusion last?

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time.

Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

How much can I lift after Acdf surgery?

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

How long does fusion take after ACDF surgery?

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

How long does pain last after Acdf surgery?

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

How do you shower after ACDF surgery?

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

Can you move your neck after cervical fusion?

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure.

After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesn't mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

Can Neck Surgery cause difficulty swallowing?

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery.

However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

How long will the surgery be and how long will i be in hospital?Will it be in front or on back of my neck?

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

Can you move your neck after cervical fusion?

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure. After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesnt mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

How long will the surgery be and how long will i be in hospital?Will it be in front or on back of my neck?

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

How long do you have to wear a neck brace after fusion?

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Can Neck Surgery cause difficulty swallowing?

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery. However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

How long does a neck fusion last?

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time. Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

How long does fusion take after ACDF surgery?

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

How much can I lift after Acdf surgery?

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

How do you shower after ACDF surgery?

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

How long does pain last after Acdf surgery?

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

Cervical Spine Surgery

Will it affect my urine control or stool control after surgery?

No, it will not get affected.

How much time for recovery?

The individual will start recovering from 2 weeks and can play games and resume normal routine within 4-6 months.

How much time is needed for cervical spine surgery?

It will take around four to six hours to do cervical spine surgery.

Will I be able to offer prayers sitting on floor and bending my back?

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

How revision surgery is different from cervical spine surgery?

Revision surgery are needed for correcting a deformity, the type of revision surgery depends on the type of problem you are having. The incidence of complications is being higher than seen in first time after procedure. It is more difficult to relieve pain and to restore the function of nerve in revision surgery.

Will it restore my grip?

The grip will be restored after 4-6 weeks.

How long will be my hospital stay?

You may stay in the hospital for about 4-5 days generally

What is the duration of surgery?

1-2 hours.

How cervical spine surgery is being done?

The cervical spine is approached either from the front or from the back, mostly anterior approach is being favoured for cervical spine surgery because it result in less disruption of the normal musculature and it is also being easier for maintaining the normal alignment of spine. An anterior discectomy and fusion is the most common method for cervical spine surgery. During the surgery, the disc is removed through a small incision in the front of the neck. The cervical spine can either be approached from the front or from the back.

What can you not do after cervical spine surgery?

You should not do driving while you are taking medicines and you should not lift anything heavier for the first two weeks after surgery. You should not do any sexual activity in the first week after surgery as long as you feel comfortable.

What is Cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery is recommended to get relieve from neck pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the neck and to restore the nerve function and to stop or prevent the abnormal motion in your neck.  This surgery is being done to treat either nerve  or spinal cord impingement and spinal instability.

What are the reasons for cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine surgery is indicated to treat different types of spinal neck problems, this surgey may be done to treat  different types of degenerative disorders such as trauma or instability which may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.

What conditions are treated with cervical spine surgery?’

Cervical spine surgery is being used to treat various disorders such as degenerative disc disease, (discs or cushion pads between your vertebrae shrink causing wearing of the disc) and  cervical deformity (for straightening and stabilizing the spine)

What is the life of an Implant?

50-year life expectancy.

What is the success rate of this surgery?

It is between 95-97%.

What is the type of surgery – Open or MIS or Robotic etc?

There are three types of surgeries, Open, Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. The type of surgery on the patient depends upon the case.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Once the nerves are getting compressed and the spine is unstable, there are some symptoms that eventually start appearing such as - loss of urine and stool control, sharp pain while walking which in the extreme case can lead to paralysis.

If the patient is doing surgery once these symptoms have started appearing, some of these changes in the body are irreversible. Hence, once the diagnosis is made, the patient shouldn't wait unnecessarily for the surgery.

Is cervical spine surgery a major surgery?

Yes, cervical spine surgery is a major surgery it involves fusion of the two adjacent vertebrae in the cervical spine as this procedure is very safe this is still a major surgery.

Is it a safe surgery, generally asking?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

When can i return to work?

By 4 to 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, most patients are cleared to return to work.

Will it hamper with my neck movement?

As such there are no problems beacuse the patient starts playing after 6 months.

Will my pain go away?

Depends upon each individual, usually a pain because of the surgery goes away in 1-2 weeks and pain from pre-surgery goes away in 3 - 6 months (in the worst case).

How long does it take to recover from cervical spine surgery?

You have to be in hospital for almost two days after surgery. Complete recovery after the surgery will take the next four to six weeks then you can do your light activities. The complete recovery after the procedure will take around two to three months.

What are the side effects of cervical spine surgery?

The side effects of the surgery are very minimal in case of cervical spine surgery, but along with any other procedure there are number of inherent risk.  A cervical fusion will limit some ability to look straight up or down by extending or flexing the neck.  Patient may also experience some difficulty in swallowing or sore throat immediately after the procedure.

What are the chances that my condition will be worse after surgery?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

What are the Potential Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery?

Some of the possible complications of the surgery includes injury to the spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords, non-healing of bony fusion, instrument breakage or failyre or bone graft site pain.

Will the numbness in my hands and legs go away?

Yes, it will go away after the surgery.

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