24 June, 2024

Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın: Redefining Spinal Health with Microdiscectomy and Spinal Canal Stenosis Surgeries

Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın is transforming the field of spinal healthcare, offering unmatched medical services and heralding a new chapter in the alleviation of back pain through his dedicated career and profound expertise in spinal surgeries.

Having completed an impressive array of over 2800 aneurysm operations and more than 400 AVM treatments, Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın is distinguished for his personalised patient care, placing a strong emphasis on patient well-being and satisfaction throughout their treatment course.

Aydın’s Spinal Surgery Methodology

The Aydın Spinal Surgery Methodology, conceptualised by Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın, represents a seminal advancement in the domain of spinal surgery, introducing specialised treatments for spinal stenosis and spinal cord compression without the necessity for metal, thereby reducing tissue impact. This methodology includes day-case procedures for disc herniations, non-invasive strategies for cervical disc herniation, and potent solutions for spinal canal stenosis owing to cervical calcification.

With a strategy of unilateral approach for bilateral decompression in spinal stenosis, Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın has effectively utilised this methodology in upwards of 4,000 cases across two decades. “Our goal is to preserve the natural structure and mobility of the spine while providing more room to squeezed spinal nerves,” he elucidates. Highlighting the prevalence of spinal stenosis in the elderly, he critiques the surgical trend towards instrumented methods, which involve prolonged and invasive surgeries, consequently delaying the patient’s recuperation. He promotes more succinct, less invasive surgeries for the elderly to mitigate postoperative complications, underscoring the importance of immediate postoperative mobility.

“By using a unilateral approach, on the symptomatic side, we can decompress the spinal canal stenosis and clean disc herniations effectively, minimizing the risk of ‘Adjacent Segment Disease’ and ensuring a faster return to normal life for our patients.” Moreover, this approach is adaptable for addressing multi-level stenosis through one incision, without impairing the spine’s structural integrity.

Establishing a Natural Gateway on the Spinal Aspect

In the treatment of spinal stenosis, Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın employs an innovative technique that steers clear of the drawbacks of traditional screw and rod systems. Although these conventional methods are adept at addressing traumatic fractures or spinal complications from tumour growth, they can influence the spine’s biomechanics, often necessitating further interventions.

Drawing on his extensive experience from over 10,000 surgical procedures, Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın’s method involves crafting a natural gateway on one side of the spine to perform essential surgeries without compromising spinal stability. This approach maintains joint dynamics and prevents the incidence of adjacent segment disease, with most patients being discharged within a day following their spinal surgery.

Enhanced Healing Through Minimally Invasive Approaches

“The key to successful spinal surgery lies in respecting the integrity of the spine’s supporting structures,” Prof. Dr. Yunus Aydın points out. Employing sophisticated surgical instruments like the high-speed drill and Kairison bone cutter, these operations can be executed in a manner that is less invasive, reduces haemorrhage, and heightens efficiency. Additionally, by conserving the yellow ligament in microdiscectomy, the operation lessens tissue damage, thus diminishing the likelihood of nerve adhesions and the risk of failed back surgery syndrome.

Patients subjected to these leading-edge spinal surgeries can expect significantly shorter hospitalisation periods, with many being discharged either on the day of or the following day. Almost all patients are able to resume their everyday activities within 15 days, attesting to the minimally invasive nature of these surgical interventions.


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