Gaziantep University (GAÜN) Şahinbey Research and Application Hospital Neurospinal Cord and Nerve Surgery Clinic is notable for its successful operations. The clinic, which serves not only Gaziantep, but all provinces in the Southeastern Anatolia region, performs about 1,400 surgeries a year. Chief of the Department of Neurospinal Cord and Nerve Surgery, Assoc. Dr. Murat Geyik explained the common causes of brain tumors and cerebral hemorrhages and listed the treatment methods. Pointing out that a simple headache can turn into a brain disease with serious consequences, Assoc. Dr. Murat Geyik warned patients with diabetes and blood pressure, stating that people with a family history of cerebral hemorrhage are also more likely to have cerebral hemorrhage. “Any headache should not be ignored” Assoc describes the clinic as a center where major operations are performed. Dr. Geyik explained that they have successfully performed a number of special surgeries such as tumors, brain surgeries and brain air bubbles. Geyik shared that only he had successfully performed endoscopic pituitary and endoscopic skull base surgery in Gaziantep and said headache was a very important symptom for them.
Geyik said that any headache should not be ignored and said, “Behind the headache could be a brain tumor, an aneurysm called a bubble among the people. It could also be a condition caused by the growth of the pituitary gland, which produces hormones in the center of the human brain. You should definitely go to the nearest health center and get an MRI of the brain. “Early diagnosis is very important to us” Dr. Geyik, who added that they perform about 1,400 surgeries, both back and brain surgeries in their own clinics said, “Most of these are brain surgeries. That is, every year. We do about 900 brain surgeries. Patients come to us, especially from Iraq and Syria. People shouldn’t say it’s a minor headache and they should think about it. At least nowadays, brain MRI and tomography can be done in many places. Early diagnosis is in neurosurgery, as everywhere else. It is also very important. “”Experience causes cerebral hemorrhages. r” Emphasizing that the biggest reason for frequent brain hemorrhages in the region is experience, Dr. Murat Geyik said, “The prevalence of blood pressure disease also causes frequent cerebral hemorrhages. Blood pressure and diabetes are very important risk factors for us. Heavy smoking also causes cerebral hemorrhage. Especially if there is a family history of cerebral hemorrhage, the risk of getting it is high. Therefore is it something that needs to be addressed. Cerebral hemorrhage is a disease that can cause serious damage even if it has already been treated. That is why people should be concerned about this issue,” he said.