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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery


Serdar Baki

Prof. Dr. med.

Serdar Baki

Specialized in: neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Serdar Baki, specializes in functional, oncological neurosurgery, as well as spinal neurosurgery. Emergency neurosurgical treatment is provided in the specialized emergency units. Another focal point is Pediatric Neurosurgery. The Department has at its disposal the latest technologies of surgical navigation and intraoperative visualization. These include, inter alia, operation guidance system providing 3-dimensional imaging StealthStation, O-arm perop CT imaging system, Intra-Operative MR, as well as Gamma-knife.

In the field of oncological neurosurgery, the clinical assessment and planning of the comprehensive treatment program, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, is performed on the interdisciplinary oncological conferences, in which neurosurgeons, radiotherapists and oncologists are involved. In case of oncological pathologies of the central nervous system in adults and children, surgical interventions are carried out with the aid of microsurgical and endoscopic techniques.

Functional neurosurgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul comprises pump insertion in patients with spastic disorders and chronic pain, as well as insertion of nerve stimulator in patients with epilepsy.

In addition, Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul offers surgical treatment of traumatic, congenital and degenerative diseases of the spine. Specialists of the Department perform an operative treatment of herniated discs by using microsurgical techniques (minimally invasive spinal access), as well as spine fusion procedures with endoscopic techniques. After the procedures, an individual physiotherapy and rehabilitation program is developed for each patient in a close collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Another important treatment area of the Department under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. Serdar Baki is Pediatric Neurosurgery. Here, children with congenital and acquired cranial and spinal pediatric pathologies are treated with the aid of microsurgical and endoscopic techniques. Oncological / vascular pathologies, hydrocephalus and spinal dysgraphia (which frequently occurs in the neonatal period) belong to the most frequent diseases, treated in the Department.

Main treatment areas of the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul:

  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Aneurysm surgery
  • AVM surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy surgery
  • Intracerebral hematoma surgery
  • Ischemic stroke (stroke) surgery
  • By-pass
  • Indirect cerebral revascularization
  • Decompressive craniectomy



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