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El, Canada
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Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

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Omar Hansen, United States
star star Jun 2021

At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Alana, Canada
star star Jun 2021

Great experience using Flymedi to find the perfect surgeon and operation for me. Abud answered all my questions and helped so much!

Recommended For Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can be the candidates.

Not Recommended For Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is not advised for pregnant patients because the condition may be solved by itself after birth. Patients who experience other life-threatening circumstances or incompatibility with general anesthesia are also not suitable. Some circumstances that can make this incompatibility are morbid obesity, cardiovascular and, lung diseases. 

Patients should have a proper understanding of the method and what can be achieved. After the surgery, symptoms may somewhat continue in patients who experience severe carpal tunnel syndrome. For mild levels, other less invasive ways can be used.

Discharge From Hospital

Overnight stay is not required

Duration Of Operation

1 hour

Overview

Carpal tunnel surgery also called carpal tunnel release surgery, is a procedure to separate transverse carpal ligament. For the patients who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, this operation is performed but only if, the patient’s daily life activities are persistently influenced by it.

 

In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve of the wrist is pressed in the carpal tunnel area leading to weakness in the muscle, tingling sensation, pain, numbness, and atrophy. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a result of some risk factors such as;

 

● Injury or trauma to the hand 
● Diabetes 
● Obesity 
● Pregnancy 
● Hypothyroidism 
● A narrow carpal wrist tunnel 

When the carpal tunnel syndrome is mild, corticosteroid injections or night splints can be used for treatment to limit the symptoms. However, to provide relief, carpal tunnel release surgery is the only treatment that is known evenif it does not fully cure the condition. 

Carpal tunnel release surgery has two main kinds:

● Open carpal tunnel surgery 
● Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery 

 

Patients who prefer endoscopic method can turn back to work faster and feel less pain in the recovery period. According to researches, both methods found to be effective to treat the symptoms, but more money and operation time are needed for endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery.

Over 350.000 patients in a year, only from the USA prefer this of surgery.

Preparation

Before the surgery number of tests involving a nerve conduction study and electromyography should be done.

How It Is Performed

Depending on the patients and the complexity of the operation, local or general anesthesia will be given. Then, the doctor will form an incision to the base of the patient's palm, separate the transverse carpal ligament and close the incision with stitches.Scar tissue will form where the transverse carpal ligament has been cut, effectively making it longer. 

Similarly, the only distinction of endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery is the endoscope for working inside the patient’s wrist. Because smaller incisions are enough for this method, patients will recover faster. 

Recovery

While recovery of the dominant hand lasts 6 to 12 weeks, recovery of non-dominant hand lasts around 2 weeks. Inflammation, pain, and lack of strength in hand may be experienced throughout the recovery period.

Risks

Complications of carpal tunnel surgery are uncommon, but they can still occur in some cases: 

● Scarring  ● Tenderness around the incision site 
● Nerve damage 
● Return of symptoms after 3 months 
● Limited hand function

Side Effects

Side effects of carpal tunnel surgery can involve:

● Pain 
● Discomfort 
● Temporary lack of strength in the operated hand 
● Bruising

Success Rates

According to patient reviews, relief of symptoms after carpal tunnel surgery is found to be above 90%.

Before And After

After the surgery, the majority of the patients inform fewer or no symptoms, yet in particular situations, numbness and pain may return. Besides, the limited functionality of hand is experienced by some for 3 months.

Faq

– How long does carpal tunnel surgery take? 
The procedure takes around an hour. 

– When will I be able to drive? 
You will be able to drive after 1-2 days.

– When will I be able to write? 
You will be able to write comfortably after about 5 weeks.

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.