Robinson Treymane presented to Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital with complaint of severe low back and leg pain, and physical examination pointed to motor and sensorial deficit in the left leg in addition to the active pain. Next, the patient was operated on for the herniated lumbar disc, and the patient could be mobilized and discharge in same day after a successful operation.
38 years old Robinson Treymane: “I am suffering from low back and leg pain for a few months. Recently, the pain aggravated and I started feeling loss of strength in my leg. Next, I started searching treatment; open surgery is carried out for herniated lumbar disc in the U.S. As a result of the search, I learned that different methods are instituted for this surgery at Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital and no stitch is used. I flew to Istanbul from Georgia/Atlanta in order to undergo surgery and I am now easily walking and discharged in same day. I wish I would travel to Turkey earlier rather than waiting for such a period. Turkey is a very developed country in terms of healthcare”.
Such Surgeries Are Successfully Carried Out
Assist. Prof. Soner Büyükkınacı, M.D., Neurosurgeon of Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, carried out the surgery: “The patient was suffering from severe low back and leg pain for several months. And, the patient contacted us after the pain started occurring at shorter intervals and motor and sensorial deficits developed. The patient flew from U.S. and presented to Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital for the surgery and he got healthy again with an operation that took around 30 minutes. The patient was happy when discharged in same day, and we showed the patient to his homeland.”
Surgical Method Is Modified for Herniated Lumbar and Cervical Disc Surgeries
Dr. Büyükkınacı added: “Now, we use more contemporary methods fr herniated lumbar and cervical disc surgeries. A camera is inserted through a hole that is identical to a pen in thickness, and we do not use stitches. Patients are discharged in same day by 82% and the rate of recurrent hernia regressed to 2 per thousand. Now, patients can engage in social life far earlier.”