Frequently Asked Questions – Decision About Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions - Decision About Surgery

  • What can be done for an extruded hernia except surgery?
  • Can you perform a closed hernia operation?
  • Do you use the robotic surgery method in spinal stenosis?
  • I am told that I should have surgery, I heard your name, what would you say?

Non-surgical operation refers to closed or bloodless surgery. Indeed, closed surgery may be preferred for young people who are working in a fast pace or lifting heavy loads. However, as in all cases, it is necessary to abide by the surgeon’s recommendations on rest and similar issues. Remember, you are the only one who can restore your health to your former status, we can only help and guide you.

  • Doctor recommended surgery, can manual therapy be of benefit?
  • Should I undergo ozone discectomy?
  • Should I undergo percutaneous hydrodiscectomy?
  • Hydrocephalus has developed and there is already a shunt, my friends recommended homeopathy therapy; what about you?
  • Should I undergo laser surgery?
  • Lazer ameliyatı olayım mı?

For me there is no scientific validity, except for physiotherapy (i.e. Physical Therapy), of the treatment methods ending with the suffix …therapy. However most of the treatment methods ending with the suffix …tomy are in fact bloodless or closed surgical therapies. These are surgical treatments, known to be beneficial in certain cases; when applied in the right patient and by experienced hands.

  • The doctor says that the sight correction by the drugs is temporary, but she still needs surgery; she does not want to be operated upon since she is completely normal at the moment…
  • I am told that I must have surgery for brain tumor, I do not feel that it is harmful; may I have the surgery at a later time?

Problems that cannot be solved in good hands are not plenty nowadays. As long as you can find the right person, in the right place, at the right time; as the second surgery is more difficult than the first one and less likely to succeed, third operations are much more difficult, and the chances of success are much lower. So, it is very important that you must get correct treatment in the first operation, because no surgeon likes to operate upon someone else’s failed surgery. If a doctor tells you have to be operated on; the right time and place is exactly right here, right now.

  • They said surgery was risky…
  • The doctor said that screws should be used and the surgery is necessary, but risky.
  • According to some, the risk of being paralyzed is 10 percent and according to others it’s 20 percent?
  • The operation was said to be made using screws because it was risky.
  • You can die, you can get paralyzed or you can get well…
  • 2 doctors offered surgery, 2 doctors offered follow-up; we are indecisive, they say that the paralysis may remain.
  • They do not guarantee that I will be okay.
  • They say that I might not live even if I have surgery.

Unfortunately in medicine, there is no guarantee for any cure; but only success rates can be mentioned. The risk is a ratio that can be reduced with the use of contemporary methods and with experience. First of all, ask the doctors who tell you not to have surgery, whether they are able to do that surgery; and then reassess what they say. Of course, do the same for doctors who advise you to undergo surgery; especially the experience and skill of the surgeon you choose is very important. This is because, unfortunately, the number of surgeons who can perform some surgeries without a risk is not plenty in our country. Try to find someone very experienced.

  • I did not understand what the doctor said!
  • Some of them even told me that my pain would continue for a lifetime …
  • Doctors do not listen to me and they directly offer surgery after seeing only my MR report.
  • There are physicians who recommend surgery, but there are also those who do not recommend it right now.
  • I’ve had 8 screws for 5 years and one of them is broken now, I have some pain and my doctor offered to take away those screws.

I would like to remind you that in order to arrive at a decision that a patient should undergo surgery, the surgeon should be sure that the explanations are understood by the patient, following a detailed history and a thorough examination of the patient together with all necessary radiological examinations and analyses.

  • How many minutes will the surgery take?

Thanks to the modern techniques used in contemporary medicine, the duration of surgery is not important for you anymore. The important thing is the experience of your surgeon, and the quality of the surgical techniques applied during this time.

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