What Is The Vertebrae Surgery


Vertebrae surgery is the department that deals with diseases related to the vertebrae, which consists of the vertebrae and contains the spinal cord. These problems, which can be structural, functional, and mechanical, can prevent the person from doing their daily activities. After six years of medical school education, physicians specializing in orthopedics and traumatology or neurosurgery specialize in this field by receiving additional spinal surgery training.


Spinal cord surgeons, who work in a multidisciplinary manner with other disciplines such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, and neurology, arrange treatment specific to the disease and the person after making the diagnosis with the examination and additional tests performed in line with the patient’s complaints. Vertebrae surgery is mainly seen in childhood, scoliosis, and kyphosis; in adults, hernia formations and degenerative ailments; deal with diseases such as osteoporosis in old age.

What are the Symptoms of Vertebrae Diseases?

  • Neck, Back, Waist, and coccyx pain. It may occur mainly at night and may increase with physical activity,
  • Pain radiating to the arm or leg,
  • Tenderness on the spine accompanied by fever,
  • Numbness, tingling, burning sensation in the arm or leg, loss of sense,
  • The increase in complaints and the need for rest (difficulty in walking),
  • Loss of strength in arms or legs,
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function (impairment of voiding or defecation control),
  • Less sensitivity to pain, heat, and cold,
  • Sexual Disorders (Sexual dysfunctions)
  • Posture disorder, breast asymmetry, and shoulder imbalance may occur.


What are Vertebral Diseases? What Do Vertebrae Surgeons Deal With?

  • Degenerative diseases
    • Herniated disc
    • Neck hernia
    • Spinal canal stenosis
    • Low back slip (Spondylolisthesis)
    • Neck canal stenosis (Cervical spondylotic myelopathy)
    • Facet syndrome
    • Aging vertebrae
  • Tumors
  • Infections
  • Traumas (falling from a height, work permit, motor vehicle accident, etc.)
    • Spinal fractures
    • Fractures due to bone resorption (Osteoporosis)
    • Spine shifts
    • Connective tissue injuries (Ligamentous injuries)
    • Traumatic disc herniations
  • Curvatures of the Vertebrae
    • Scoliosis (idiopathic, Scheuermann’s kyphosis)
    • Kyphosis
    • Congenital deformities

What are the Innovations in Vertebrae Surgery?

Thanks to fast-advancing technology and medical science, vertebrae surgery has significantly developed in recent years. With the rapid introduction of high technology into our operating rooms where spinal surgery is performed, operations with smaller incisions (Minimally invasive) have become possible. In medicine, it has become very comfortable to detect the disease at any level of the spine on the operating table using devices such as O arm and fluoroscopy. In spinal cord tumors or diseases, it has become an indispensable method for spinal surgeons to locate tumors or diseases using ultrasound before opening the spinal cord. With the Angio (selective DSA) method, vascular diseases of the spinal cord can be easily diagnosed and treated with surgical or interventional radiology methods. Turkey is one of the leading countries in these innovations. For this reason, you can easily choose Turkish physicians for any health problem.