Besides every kind of vertebra surgeries such as vertebra fractures, lumbar narrow canal, herniated disc surgery, laminectomy and minimal invasive surgeries of these, Scoliosis is the major type of surgery that Prof. Aydoğan performs.
Treatment plan changes due to the growing potential of the adolescence, the degree of the curve, the localization of the scoliosis and its pattern. Esthetic appearance and social factors should also be taken into account.
Other than correcting the curve with pedicle screws and rods in each level and maintaining the fusion of the bones, Prof. Aydoğan also uses new methods such as Non-fusion Scoliosis when the patient’s condition is suitable.
In this method, he places screws onto vertebra with endoscopic (thoracoscopic) method without a need for open surgery. These screws are hung to the back of the patient and stretched to correct the curve. The advantage of “Fusion-free” method is that as the patient grows up, correction continues whereas in the conventional method the curve increases by growth and secondary surgeries may be required after few years.