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Cervical Fusion in Turkey

Hospitals and medical centers in Turkey performing Cervical Fusion.
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Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mahir Mahiroğullari

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Prof. Ahmet Kıral

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

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Dr. Adnan Karaoğlu

Orthopedics & Traumatology Specialist

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Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Öztürk

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

Dr. Sinan Erdogan

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

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Yunus Emre Hospital

A private hospital in the center of Istanbul with 45 physicians from 16 medical specialties. Yunus Emre Hospital's medical tourism department is fully equipped to handle foreign patients, providing all necessary services.

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Memorial Antalya Hospital

A modern JCI accredited hospital located in Antalya, with 80 physicians spread across most medical specialties. The international patients department assists foreign patients with transportation, insurance, Visa arrangements, translation and more.

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Yeditepe University Hospital

A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

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Dr. Ugur Isiklar

Orthopedics & Traumatology

Dr. Ahmet Alanay

Orthopedics & Traumatology
Spine Surgery Center

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About Cervical Fusion

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Cervical Fusion?
Cervical fusion is a surgical procedure that joins bones located in the cervical spine, which may have been fractured or dislocated. It may also be used to treat problems that cause excessive pain from an infection or cancer.

How is Cervical Fusion Performed?

  • An anterior or posterior incision is made on the patient’s neck.
  • The cervical fusion may be performed in the following ways:
    • A bone graft can be used to connect adjacent vertebrae, which stimulates a new bone growth.
    • Metal implants and metal plates can be used to hold and join the vertebrae.
    • A complete vertebra can be taken out and the spine can be fused.
    • The adjacent vertebrae can be fused by removing a spinal disc.

How to Prepare for Cervical Fusion?
  • The patient needs to undergo a physical examination and certain tests before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • Certain medication that the patient has been taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medical conditions or ailments of the patient.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking more than one or two drinks of alcohol in a day.
  • The patient should stop smoking some weeks prior to the surgery to recover quickly.
  • The patient will meet an anesthesiologist before the surgery.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 2 to 6 hours, depending on factors such as number of vertebrae, instrumentation, etc.

Days admitted : Cervical fusion may be done as an outpatient procedure. If the patient is taken as an inpatient, the patient may be hospitalized for one day.

Anesthesia : General Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient may feel tired, thirsty or cold after gaining consciousness.
- The patient may get a sore throat.
- The patient may experience pain or numbness or a tingling sensation due to irritation to the nerves from the surgery.

Risks : - Risks of general anesthesia
- Pain
- Blood clotting
- Stiff neck
- Breakage of fusion implants
- Injury to the nerves and spinal cord
- Excess bleeding

After care : - Intravenous lines are used to provide the patient with medication and fluid.
- The patient should not bend and lift heavy objects. Walking may be permitted if the patient is comfortable.
- The doctor should be consulted before resuming sexual activity.
- The patient is required to wear cervical collars for approximately two months or until the fusion is done. An Aspen collar should be used continuously except when the patient is showering. A Philly collar should be used when the patient is showering.
- Drainage tubes may be attached to the patient’s body to drain fluid and blood from the surgical incision.
- The incision area should be kept dry and covered while showering.
- A catheter may be attached to the patient’s bladder to drain urine.
- The patient should fix an appointment with the doctor 10 to 14 days after the surgery. The doctor will examine the patient and remove any staples during this visit.
- The patient may be required to wear special stockings or boots to prevent blood clotting in the legs.
- The patient is required to use an incentive spirometer that is used to keep the lungs clear. The patient should not drive during the recovery period.
- Physical therapy may be started once the fusion is complete.

The doctor should be informed immediately if the following symptoms occur:
- High fever
- Swelling and infection in the incision area
- Arm or leg weakness
- Severe neck pain

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