Kyphosis correction surgery is an option for patients whose curvatures continue to progress and non-operative treatments do not relieve pain or symptoms. Nonoperative treatments include painkillers, physiotherapy, and braces. Kyphosis usually develops in the thoracic spine. But it can also develop in the cervical spine and lumbar spine. The exact treatment for kyphosis depends on where it is located in the spine and the severity. Surgery is often recommended when the curves measures over 60° to 70° degrees on x-rays and that cause severe pain, digestion or breathing difficulties. Surgery is also an option for patients whose kyphosis leads to compression on the spinal cord or nerves.
Typical surgeries used for correction of kyphosis are osteotomy and spinal instrumentation and fusion. Spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery involves the placement of wires, cables, screws, rods, and plates to the spine to achieve better correction and stability while the spine fuses together. The screws are placed into the vertebra. Then rods and plates are attached to screws to connect everything together. Spinal fusion surgery permanently realign and fuses abnormal curved spinal bones together to eliminate motion between them so that they grow or heal together and form a single, solid bone.for spinal stability and prevention of future progression. Spinal instrumentation and fusion may be combined with osteotomy to stabilize the spine during healing. During osteotomy surgery, bone is cut to correct angular deformities. The bone ends are realigned and allowed to heal.
Departments of spine surgery at our associate hospitals provide easy access to evaluation and treatment for a full range of spine conditions for both adults and children, utilizing the latest diagnostic and surgical technology. Spine surgery in Turkey is comparable to the best in the world in terms of technical expertise as well as affordable costs.
The goals of the Kyphosis correction surgery are to:
- place the spine in natural position
- stop the curve’s progression,
- reduce the patient’s pain
- reduce the deformity
- maintain body balance
Surgeons in our exclusive network are among the Turkey’s most successful providers of spinal correction surgeries. Specializing in spine surgery our highly-experienced surgeons can perform a wide variety of surgeries from minor procedures to extremely complicated surgeries. Our hospitals use multidisciplinary approach to provide a complete range of services for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with the spine disorders.
Our pool of highly trained spine surgeons committed to providing excellent surgical services to our patients. Our surgeons have had between 20 – 40 years’ experience in their field. No matter what type of spine surgery you may require, you can be confident in their abilities. Our surgeons are experienced in all aspects of spine surgery.
Today, Turkey’s private hospitals offer the most advanced medical treatments and technology available in the world. In order to guarantee that our patients get reliable and effective medical care we are carrefully sellecting best doctors and top hospitals to be part of our exclusive network. Our patients never have to wait for any waiting lists, preventing further uneasiness, discomfort and additional health risks.
We are providing our patients with the same level of compassionate service we would wish for ourselves and for our loved ones. We hope that our professionalism and expertise will be felt by each and every patient who will be treated in our network hospitals.
Murat Bezer, MD, is a Clinical Professor and director of Orthopaedics & Traumatology Department at Marmara University Medical School and director of the Orthopadedics & Traumatology Clinics at Kadıkoy Sifa Hospital Groups. His hospital affiliations also include Academic Hospital & American Hospital.
Dr Bezer was born in Aydın, Turkey. He recieved his MD degree from Hacettepe University Medical School. After completing 2 years of residency in Internal Medicine he had his Orthopaedic training at Marmara University Medical School.
Dr Bezer is a member of numerous orthopaedic societies (Turkish Orthopaedics and Traumatology Society, Turkish Spine Society, Turkish Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow, Turkish Arthroplasty Society, SECEC-ESSE, Eurospine, ISMISS, AAOS). In addition Dr Bezer has served on several editorial boards.
Dr Bezer is a frequent lecturer (over 300 national and international presentations), and publisher of scientific articles (over 50 peer reviewed). These orthopaedic research efforts pertain mostly to Arthroplasty, Spine & Shoulder Surgery, the scope of his clinical practice.
Dr. Bezer believes in enhancing patient experience and outcomes through innovation and clinical research. According to him the most important thing in orthopaedic patient outcome is delievering an effective and correct solution at the time of primary surgery. He has special interest in minimal invasive orthopaedic appraoaches.
- Attending Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine
- Director, Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Marmara University Medical School
- Director, Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Kadikoy Sifa Hospital Groups
- Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Society
- Turkish Spine Society
- Turkish Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow
- Turkish Arthroplasty Society
- European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC-ESSE)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
A1. Bezer M., Kocaoğlu B., Aydın N., Güven O., “Comparison of traditional and intrafascial iliac crest bone graft harvesting in lumbar spinal surgery,” Int.Orthop,6, 325-328 (2004).
A2. Bezer M., Yıldırım Y., Akgün U., Erol B., Güven O., “Superior excursion of the humeral head: Could it be Used as aa diagnostic tool in rotator cuff tear surgery” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery July 2005 (Vol. 14, Issue 4, Pages 375-379)
A3. Bezer M., Aydın N., Güven O., “The treatment of distal third clavicle fractures with coracoclavicular ligament disruption: a report of ten cases” J Orthop Trauma. 2005 Sep;19(8):524-8.
A4. Esemenli T., Yıldırım Y., Bezer M., “Lateral shifting of the first metatarsal head in hallux valgus surgery: effect on sesamoid reduction,” Foot Ankle Int, 12,922-926 (2003).
A5. Guven O., Bezer M., Gokkus K., Tetik C., Guven Z., “Transpedicular decancellation osteotomy in the treatment of peridural fibrosis,” Arch Orthop Trauma Surg, 9, 517-520 (2001).
A6. Bezer M., Gokkus K., Kocaoglu B., Güven O., “The influence of vertebral instability on peridural fibrosis circulation and concomittant peridural fibrosis formation” Eur Spine J. 2006 Jun;15(6):959-64.
A7. Bezer M., Kucukdurmaz F., Aydın N., Kocaoglu B., Güven O., “Tuberculous spondylitis of the lumbosacral region: Long-term follow-up of the patients treated by chemotherapy, transpedicular drainage, posterior instrumentation and fusion” Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques: October 2005 – Volume 18 – Issue 5 – pp 425-429
A8. Bezer M., Yıldırım Y., Erol B, Güven O., “Absorbable self-reinforced polylactide (SR-PLLA) rods vs rigid rods in spinal fusion: an experimental study in rabbits,” Eur Spine J, 3, 227-233 (2005).
A9. Guven O., Bezer M., Guven Z., Gokkus K., Tetik C., “Surgical technique and functional results of irreparable cuff tears reconstructed with the long head of the biceps tendon,”Bull Hosp Jt Dis, 1, 13-17 (2001).
A10. Aydin N, Bezer M. The effect of an intramedullary implant with a static magnetic field on the healing of the osteotomised rabbit femur. A10 Int Orthop. 2011 Jan;35(1):135-41.
A11. Guven O, Kocaoglu B, Bezer M, Aydin N, Nalbantoglu U. The use of screw at the fracture level in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures.J Spinal Disord Tech. 2009 Aug;22(6):417-21.
A12. Bezer M, Aydin N, Erol B, Laçin T, Güven O. Unusual migration of K-wire following fixation of clavicle fracture: a case report Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2009 May;15(3):298-300.
A13. Güven O, Bezer M, Aydin N, Ketenci IE. Treatment strategy in tuberculous spondylitis: long-term follow-up results of 55 patients Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2008 Nov-Dec;42(5):334-43.
A14. Bezer M, Saygi B, Aydin N, Kucukdurmaz F, Ekinci G, Guven O. Quantification of acromioclavicular reduction parameters after the Weaver-Dunn procedure. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Aug;129(8):1017-24.
A15. Gercek A, Koc D, Erol B, Ay B, Bezer M, Gogus FY. Co-existence of Pott’s disease and alkaptonuria in a 21-month-old child. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Jun;18(6):569-71.
A16. Bezer M, Kucukdurmaz F, Guven O. Transpedicular decancellation osteotomy in the treatment of posttuberculous kyphosis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 May;20(3):209-15.
A17. Erol B, Tetik C, Sirin E, Kocaoğlu B, Bezer M. Surgical treatment of hand deformities in multiple enchondromatosis: a case report, Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2006;40(1):89-93.
A18. Bezer M, Gokkus K, Kocaoglu B, Guven O. The influence of vertebral instability on peridural circulation and concomitant peridural fibrosis formation. Eur Spine J. 2006 Jun;15(6):959-64.
A19. Aydin N, Bezer M. The effect of an intramedullary implant with a static magnetic field on the healing of the osteotomised rabbit femur. Int Orthop. 2011 Jan;35(1):135-41. Epub 2010 Jan 9.
A20. Tetik C, Başar H, Bezer M, Erol B, Ağir I, Esemenli T. Comparison of early results of vascularized and non-vascularized fibular grafting in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2011;45(5):326-34.
A21. Bezer M, Ketenci IE, Saygi B, Kiyak G. Bicortical versus unicortical pedicle screws in direct vertebral rotation: an in vitro experimental study. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Aug;25(6):E178-82.
A22. Küçükdurmaz F, Ağır I, Saygı B, Bezer M. The results of Grice Green subtalar arthrodesis of valgus foot in spina bifida. Indian J Orthop. 2012 May;46(3):333-8.
A23. Fateh M, Saygi B, Karaman Ö, Bezer M. The effect of expansive open-door laminoplasty on spinal canal diameter: an experimental study on rabbits. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2013;47(2):118-21.
A24. Küçükdurmaz F, Ağır I, Bezer M. Comparison of straight median sternotomy and interlocking sternotomy with respect to biomechanical stability. World J Orthop. 2013 Jul 18;4(3):134-8.