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Laminectomy in Turkey

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 3,000
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
20 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,744
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
8 reviews
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Laminectomy Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Laminectomy price in Turkey is € 2,744. Average Laminectomy cost in Turkey is € 2,872 where prices can go as high as € 3,000.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 9 Spinal Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Laminectomy procedures. These Spinal Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and CEN. Popular Laminectomy destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Muğla and Ankara.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Laminectomy. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Laminectomy quote. For a more accurate Laminectomy price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Laminectomy

Laminectomyis a surgical operation which involves the removal ofthe vertebral bone (lamina) either partially or completely. Laminectomy is also called decompression surgery since the operation ease the pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord.

Laminectomy is mostly performed for patients who have arthritis in their spine. It may cause unmanageable bone development around the spinal canal. As a result of the grown bones, the spinal canal becomes narrower, and it causes pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. This state is known as spinal stenosis, which may cause numbness around the arms or legs, weakness, and radiating pain.  

Even though laminectomy operation is a relatively safe and reliable surgery with consistent results, it is chosen to be performed only when other kinds of less invasive treatments fail such as physical therapy or injections. Also, laminectomy surgery can be performed when the patient is suffering from severe symptoms, or it can be performed as a part of the herniated spinal disk operation.

Laminectomy Candidates

Laminectomy surgery is recommended for patients suffering from painful spinal stenosis caused by large bone spurs, which can compress the spinal nerves.

When different kind of treatments did not succeed, Laminectomy is performed so as to ease the symptoms. Muscular weakness, which is one of the symptoms, can cause difficulties walking and difficulties controlling bladder or bowel. Laminectomy is mostly performed when the patient has spinal stenosis, which is affecting 3 or more vertebrae.

Am I Suitable for Laminectomy?

Contraindications for laminectomy surgery include: 

● Kyphosis 
● Age under 18

Preparing for Laminectomy

Before the operation, the patient must be examined by an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. Also, the patient should go through X-rays and MRIs so that the affected vertebrae can be identified. The patient who will undergo Laminectomy should stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen for at least 2 weeks before the surgery.

How is Laminectomy Performed?

Laminectomy is performed under general anesthesia. Also, intravenous antibiotics can be used during the process. Laminectomy is performed on a special operating table patient positioned as facedown. As the anesthesia starts showing its effect, the operation area gets cleaned by a solution. After that, surgeons make an incision lengthwise, right on the affected vertebrae. During the operation with the help of retractors, surgeons are able to see the affected areas. Surgeons pay attention to the close areas as well in order to see if there is any other bone spurs present. When the removal ends, the incision site is closed with stitches, and it is surrounded by a sterile bandage. As the surgery is completed, the recovery period can start. 

Laminectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Back to Sports

2 months

Back to Work

3 - 4 weeks

Laminectomy Recovery

After the Laminectomy, many patients are able to go back to their home around 4-5 days. After the surgery for around 3-4 weeks, patients should stay away from lifting heavy items and bending from the waist. During the recovery period, a physical therapist would be helping the patient with guidelines for the process. Even though it is okay to shower after the operation, for bathing, patients should wait for at least 2-3 weeks since there should not be any contact with water in the incision site. After the Laminectomy, the pain might be experienced, but it can be eased with painkillers. In about 3-4 weeks, many patients are able to do light work and activities.

Laminectomy Risks and Complications

Some of the complications of Laminectomy are:

● Nerve injury 
● Spinal fluid leak 
● Blood clots 
● Infection 
● Bleeding

Laminectomy Side Effects

After the Laminectomy, patients may experience some side effects, which are:
● Considerable pain 
● Restricted movement 
● Swelling around the incision area

Laminectomy Success Rates

The success rate of Laminectomy is around 90%. Also, the rate of patients who stated that their symptoms had improved quickly after the operation is 81-95%.

Before and After Laminectomy

After the operation, some patients may continue experiencing pain. Sufficient time is required for the body to recover, but it is known that in a year, patients are healed properly.

Laminectomy FAQ

–When can I return to sports after laminectomy surgery? 
After the operation, in around 8 weeks, patients can do sports again. It should be noted that physical therapy is needed during the recovery period to be able to recover properly.

– Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy – what is the difference? 
Both of the operations are spinal decompression operations. During the laminectomy, lamina is removed completely while in a while in a laminotomy procedure lamina is removed partially.

– What are the different types of laminectomy surgery? 
Cervical Laminectomy and lumbar Laminectomy are the most common types of laminectomy operation. Also, lumbar Laminectomy is thought to be less invasive.

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