Spinal Surgery Group

Prof. Dr. Ülkü Aypar, Prof. Dr. Ö. Selçuk Palaoğlu, Prof. Dr. Kubilay Varlı, Prof. Dr. Rana Karabudak, Prof. Dr. Ayşenur Cila, Prof. Dr. Emre Acaroğlu, Prof. Dr. Muharrem Yazıcı, Prof. Dr. Üstün Aydıngöz, Prof. Dr. Altan Şahin

In the final years of the previous century, knowledge about the spine and spinal cord developed rapidly. With newly developed diagnostic and treatment methods in hand, the identification of diseases related to the formation of the spine and spinal cord can be done more readily, and patients can be treated more effectively. Surgical diseases of the spine and spinal cord complex (e.g. congenital, traumatic, degenerative, infectious, tumor and iatrogenic) can be treated by both orthopedics and traumatology and neurosurgical surgeons. Currently, however, multidisciplinary studies have become imperative for both investigative examinations and diagnosis, and for planning and treatment. To this end, it is obligatory to work in coordination with the anesthesia and reanimation department, adult and pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, neurobiology, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, biomechanics and bioimplant units. Spinal surgery warrants an educational organization beyond traditional brain surgery and orthopedics training. In developed countries over the last two decades, fellowship programs have been developed that accept consultants from both departments, and spinal surgery is carried out solely by those who have completed such programs. The establishment of this fellowship program will be the first modern organization of its kind in our country, which will increase the quality of clinical services and make our university a national and international referral center.