Prof. Dr. Erkan Kaptanoğlu


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.

Randevu Al

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