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Hello, my name is Hüseyin,
I had complaints of severe pain in my neck since December which had made my life really difficult. Every day, every single day I was living with pain. Most importantly, I couldn't play sports.
Of course I went to a few doctors. As a result of my latest research, I met with Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu.
I really would like to thank him for his explanations during our first consultation, his understanding, affectionate, explanatory and humble approach, his professional competence of the highest degree, and for his exceptional personality, as well as for his coordinated conduct in teamwork. I had the operation in March and was discharged 2 days later. It was a risky operation, but I was not afraid at all thanks to the support of my doctor. Two months have passed, those painful and bad days that had reduced my quality of life to zero are now over thanks to you. Sir, I am very grateful to you, I am so glad I found you, so glad that we met, you are always in my prayers.
For their effort in my surgery, I would first like to thank my dear doctor, Dr. Erkan, and his great team, and express my utmost respect and gratitude.
Hello. I'm Erdal,
I was seriously injured as a result of a traffic accident I had sixteen years ago, my waist was broken, the nerve vein (my spinal cord) was completely severed.
The doctors said I would not survive, we went to Dr. Erkan Kaptanoğlu upon recommendation. We talked to the Doctor, he told us what will happen and what surgery he will perform. He made it clear that I could not walk again.
He did my surgery and immediately enrolled me in physical therapy. He did not stop monitoring me, even during physical therapy. May God bless my doctor and give him a long life. He has a wonderful team, I was treated with much care and if I'm living today, I am living thanks to my doctor Erkan.
Currently, I am even able to stand up wearing the walking device. I've been under the care of my doctor for sixteen years, he never left us alone. I'm calling out to all patients. May God never make anyone sick.
If you are ill like me, Dr. Erkan Kaptanoğlu has healing hands, his care and his smiling face heals people. I am grateful to him, I'm glad to have met you doctor, I would like to kiss you on the forehead.
About a year ago, I was having frequent neck pains. The number of days I simply couldn't go to school was way too many. One day I noticed a bump on the left side of my back and immediately went to a doctor. As a result of my research, I had found a good doctor, Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu. I have been telling him that he is an excellent doctor since I met him and I have recommended him to many relatives. It was a great feeling to have such a friendly and reliable doctor. The date of surgery was set, I was discharged on the third day of the operation.
Although I had pain, I stood up on the first day of the operation and started walking, that felt like an achievement for me. Thanks to my doctor, I'm much better now, I am grateful to him. It has been exactly 5 months since the surgery, my surgery marks are gone and I do not feel any pain, which makes me relieved. Although I had an operation for the first time in my life, thanks to Dr. Erkan I wasn't even afraid. There was care, trust, loyalty and love, of the best kind. I thank Dr. Erkan and his colleagues.
My name is Olcay, I was born in 1990 in Istanbul. I would like to share with you the stages of my brain tumor treatment that started in November 2019.
I will begin my story by first explaining how the disease was diagnosed. Sudden numbness was occurring on the left side of my body, during the one and a half year period prior to the diagnosis. We attributed this situation to my intense work pace, and when these attacks continued, we wanted to see a doctor and we applied to the first internal medicine specialist that came to our mind. He said that based on the results of the general tests, my body values were normal and that I should stay away from stress a little. When we were following the doctor's orders, we had embraced the possibility of this being psychological and I also received psychiatric treatment while the numbness continued. During this treatment period, I was made aware that similar symptoms were present in the so-called anxiety disorder. However, seeing that the numbness persisted and became more frequent, my wife made an appointment on my behalf with the neurology department and we had an MRI. When we received our MRI result and went to our doctor, we were told that there was a 6 cm mass in my brain. Since this mass was close to the motor cortex, it required a professional intervention, otherwise I was very likely to die on the operating table or have a stroke. At this stage, our paths crossed with Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu, M.D., who performed my surgery. Dr. Erkan conveyed all the information about my disease and all the possibilities to be experienced as a result of the operation and we made the decision to have the operation. My surgery took about 9 to 10 hours and they had done everything they could for the intervention. When they brought me to the room, I couldn't move my left side for about 4-5 days, I was trying to stand up and walk in certain times during the day, and finally my left side was restored.
Of course, this period involving the diagnosis, the decision to have the surgery and the aftermath was too long and detailed to fit in simple paragraphs. Because in this process, every choice creates a possibility, and these are not exactly things that people will be willing to go through. In this process, we also consulted the opinions and ideas of many doctors. There were two important factors for us in choosing Dr. Erkan. The first is his background, his career and his self-confidence. The second is that we trusted him. Because in order to hand your life over to someone, you must trust them completely. As for my surgery, the best case scenario happened and I left surgery with no permanent damage. Two-thirds of the tumor was removed, and the remaining part is now being treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy methods, under the guidance of Dr. Erkan.
In conclusion, I am happy to have regained my health, and would like to thank Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu and his team, who never left us alone in this troublesome period.
Hello, I'm Figen.
Although I initially had no complaints after a traffic accident I had at the age of eighteen, in the following years, I was having increasingly more back pains, especially after the first and second times I gave birth. Many doctors I went to in Istanbul, both private practice and university, said that I had a herniated disc and prescribed me temporary treatments (such as corset medicine, physical therapy). Although I was always very energetic and active, I have lived the most precious 30 years of my life in pain with a poor quality of life.
I could not enjoy my youth and my motherhood. Whenever I did a little work (simple work like cooking for half an hour to 1 hour, kitchen work), I always needed to lie down for a while. At times I could not move at all and was simply lying with pain for days with medication.
It turns out that my 30 years were wasted with lower back pains. Dr. Erkan was a Godsend for me. First of all, he listened to me very carefully, was attentive and caring, and examined me. He diagnosed me after MRI and X-rays. There was a slip in the 3rd and 4th vertebrae on the lower back. Then there were six hernias that we called bonuses as a joke during our discussions. Dr. Erkan was the only one who really listened to me, understood me and explained everything to me in detail. I believed and trusted him and his knowledge.
With a 6-hour operation, successfully performed by Dr. Erkan with his great experience, knowledge and magic fingers, I have finally returned to living my life for the last 8 years. All my pain was gone in a short while after the operation.
Forget about housework, you wouldn't believe what I was able to do after that. I could dance again without fear, I went on long trips and travelled abroad. I raised my grandchildren, had them sit on my lap, and even chased after them in the playground. I thank him very much. Doctor, may God bless your hands and let you heal many more patients like me.
I love you so much.
I am writing as a person who had herniated disc surgery 2 times from the same area, which then recurred. About 1 year ago, my hernia recurred for the 3rd time and I was unable to walk. Every doctor I went to said I had to have emergency surgery and also that it was risky because it was a recurrence. I was very scared and asked my cousin, who is a doctor, to find me a good brain surgeon.
My cousin made his research and told me that he found the best doctor in Turkey in lumbar hernia operations. So I met Dr. Erkan. He is a very friendly and wonderful doctor. I had the operation and I was completely cured. I'm still going to my check-ups every once in a while and I feel very fine. Many thanks to Dr. Erkan and his team.
You can rest assured that Dr. Erkan will perform your surgery successfully.
I first went to the University Research Hospital, Department of Physical Therapy to be examined in regards to my complaints for neck pain. They referred me to the neurosurgery department because in the MRI, a mass in the spinal cord had appeared.
They said that I should have surgery, but if I do have surgery, there would be a loss of sensation in my fingers. The risks of the surgery were many. I didn't want to have surgery. My son researched neurosurgeons on the internet.
After seeing Dr. Erkan's videos and the comments from his patients, I went to Istanbul for an examination. My doctor said that I should have the surgery and my operation was successful, there was no loss of sensation in my fingers.
3 years after the operation, I was diagnosed with cerebellum prolapse. I had symptoms such as headaches, loss of balance and headaches induced by coughing. I went to Dr. Erkan again. He said that I should have surgery, and if I don't, my pains would increase. I had the operation and it was successful, I was very pleased with my doctor. He was a very caring and good-humored doctor. After the other diagnosis, I did not want to go to another doctor. I am very satisfied with my choice.
We met your entire team at our first appointment for examination. We were very pleased with the warm and welcoming approach by Dr. Erkan Kaptanoğlu and his team.
In light of the information given to us by our doctor, we established a date and place for the surgery. We were very pleased that they brought new suggestions in consideration of our questions while determining the location. When we went to the hospital for admission as scheduled, the Doctor's entire team was present. They informed us every step of the way until the operation. Our Doctor informed us once again just before surgery.
During this process, they always approached us with a smile, they were understanding, all of them were very knowledgeable, which eased our minds. After the operation, they also came to check us several times during the same day. Although the following day was a Sunday, our doctor was by our side again. And although it was a serious operation, we successfully survived through this process thanks to my doctor's expertise and the smiling faces in your team.
We would like to first express our endless thanks to Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu, and his team
I had my first operation in another center. When researching for my second surgery, they recommended Mr. Erkan to me.
I am very happy to have known my doctor Erkan Kaptanoğlu. Beyond his professional success, thanks to his humane and morale boosting approach, I decided to have my second operation, with which I was very hesitant at first.
He performed my lumbar narrow canal surgery. I am satisfied with the result. Thanks to the extraordinary attention and care of my doctor and his friendly team, I had a comfortable and smooth recovery period. I was discharged on the third day. Many thanks to my doctor and his team.
Due to my arm pain, which I had been suffering for about 2 months, I made an appointment with the Doctor based on the comments I saw on the internet, and immediately underwent surgery the next day.
Thanks to the Doctor, I can now sleep comfortably at night without pain. I thank Mr. Erkan and his team very much, for their friendliness and their attention. I'm so glad I have you...
My name is Selin, I am 16 years old. I would like to briefly talk about how I realized I had scoliosis, the difficulties I experienced, how I decided to have surgery and what I experienced after the surgery.
For as long as I can remember, I have been swimming.Thanks to this sport, we were able to notice that I had scoliosis earlier. The curvature in my stance had concerned my family and my coach. Since scoliosis is more frequently seen nowadays, we went for a check-up immediately. When my doctor said that I was at the beginning stage of scoliosis, we realized that our concern was not for nothing. Although it was not advanced enough to require the use of a corset at first, it progressed gradually over time and my doctor said that I should use the corset.
I used a regular corset for about a year, but stopped using it later because of the discomfort and the stress I was under due to my exams. When I went back for a check up again, the scoliosis had reached a serious level, we learned that the corset could no longer be useful and that surgery was inevitable. Since the possibilities were limited in the city where I live, we entered into a rigorous research with my family, and as a result of this research, we found Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu in Istanbul. We made an appointment for the examination and went to Istanbul.
We learned after the necessary procedures, that a surgical operation was required, and that I may have problems in the future, and that I should have the surgery because of my age. Our doctor informed us and explained to us that this type of surgery was risky, and although it was unlikely, it may cause some complications. With the support of my family, I agreed to have the surgery, because our doctor's sincerity and smiling face encouraged me. I accepted the risks instead of suffering from negative physical posture and possible pain in the future, and had the surgery.
I did not have any serious pain after the operation, I started walking slowly one day later. I was discharged four days later. Fifteen days later, my stitches were removed, my posture improved over time, and my pains completely disappeared. I participated in the school's swimming races 44 days after the operation.
At this moment, even my surgery scar has completely disappeared. My young age, my athletic endeavors and the fact that my doctor is good at his job, have brought me back to life. My check ups are still ongoing.
I would like to thank Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu for everything.
I was hospitalized in a training and research hospital because of a disease, and was having occasional headaches. I'd wanted to be admitted to the neurosurgery department while I was at the hospital and had had an MRI taken with medication.
There was a tumor in my spinal cord. The doctor who examined the MRI, referred me to Dr. Erkan KAPTANOĞLU. I researched for a while and made the right decision. I made an appointment with Dr. Erkan KAPTANOĞLU.
I had surgery after MRI and the necessary examinations, the tumor turned out to be benign and I was completely cured.
Fortunately, Erkan Bey was instrumental in my recovery. I offer my sincerest gratitude, God bless you.
When my son was 10 years old, I noticed that one of his shoulders was lower and his hipbone was protruding upwards.
During this time, I took Deniz to the hospital in Ankara due to abdominal pain, and learned that Deniz had scoliosis as a result of the X-ray.
They followed up, but there was no improvement as a result of the follow-up. Afterwards, as a result of the research we made as his family, we came across Prof. Erkan KAPTANOĞLU.
We learned that he was very successful, trusted him and had him perform surgery on my son.
Endless thanks to Prof. Erkan KAPTANOĞLU due to his successful operation.
As a result of a work accident in 2018, a tractor wheel fell on my back. I'd had steel plates attached to my waist due to a work accident I had years ago.
They were also displaced as a result of this impact, causing great damage to my spine and my ribs. The pain was unbearable. I went to many hospitals and doctors, no doctor dared to take the risk of surgery, there was a possibility of paralysis.
As a result of our research, we reached Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu, thanks to his vast experience in this surgery, he encouraged me and the operation was successful. 10 months have passed since my surgery, I'm quite fine now.
I would like to express my endless thanks to my doctor and his team.
Due to my grandmother's severe back pains, we brought her from our hometown to Istanbul. She had to have surgery as soon as possible. We took her to all the hospitals necessary.
We were unable to get any results from any of these hospitals, and over time, my grandmother could no longer walk. Then, thanks to an acquaintance, we met Erkan KAPTANOĞLU, who told us that he would perform our surgery.
Fortunately, my grandmother had the surgery and is very well now. Both our doctor and his assistants were very attentive, and my grandmother has now regained her health. Our biggest gratitude is for them, more than anything.
Thank you again, thank you so, so much. I recommend Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu to everyone who needs Neurosurgery, everyone I ever meet or hear about.
I'm Osman Sarıyaprak, your patient from Erzincan. I had an illness in the summer of 2018. I was having difficulty walking, with increased discomfort. I even had difficulty lifting my feet off the ground while walking. My colleagues at work were supporting me. Then I applied to the hospital. I was examined by a Neurosurgery specialist. As a result of the examination, I learned that there was stenosis in the spinal system. Surgery was recommended to me, but I was told it would be very risky.
I was told to seek consultation from experienced specialists in metropolitan cities. So I came to stay at my brother's in Istanbul. We made an appointment with my brother's daughter, who was a specialist with a private practice in Kadıköy. We learned that this doctor treated hernias with a special corset, and that some patients were recovering. She examined the MRIs I had taken in Erzincan. She told us she couldn't do anything and suggested finding a neurosurgeon, a specialist in their field, and recommended me to have surgery immediately. She called a Doctor, who was a friend of my brother-in-law, to help us. This doctor invited us to his office, we went to him, and he called his friend Prof. Erkan Kaptanoğlu, explaining the situation.
Dr. Erkan gave us an appointment. He told us that, based on the examinations and analyses, the situation was serious and that I needed an urgent operation. We have decided to have the operation by relying on Dr. Erkan's vast experience. I had the operation, thank God I got over the bump and got rid of my complaints.
My dear Doctor, I am very glad that I met you. I am grateful to you for your role in healing me and all the patients you operated on. I wish you a healthy and long life. I pray to God that he helps you heal your future patients.
With my Love and Respect.
In 2015, when I was playing professional volleyball, as a result of a fall with a weight of 80 kilograms on me, I started to have pains in my waist and my left leg.
One day, when I was going down the stairs, I felt a numbness in my left leg and I fell down, so I went to the hospital. I had CT taken and I was told I needed surgery.
Based on research and recommendations, we went to Dr. Erkan. He diagnosed me with L5-S1 spondylolisthesis and scheduled for surgery. I had the operation in 2016. A total of 6 screws on the L-4, L-5, S-1 were attached, along with osteofusion.
I had no pain after the surgery. After a period of 2.5 years, pains started in my waist and my left leg again and when I went for a check up, I took my CT results with me and learned that the screws in S1 were broken. Another surgery was scheduled.
I had my second operation, the screws were changed and I was discharged a week later. Two weeks later, my stitches were removed and my pain decreased. I am not having any problems at the moment. I'm continuing my routine check ups.