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Hannah, United States
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Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

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I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

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Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
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Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

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

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.