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Prof. Dr. Nevzat Selim Gökay

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Selim Gökay

He graduated from the faculty of medicine at Cerrahpaşa university in Istanbul in 1994 and successfully completed his university education.
Between 2001 and 2005, he studied orthopedics and traumatology at Cerrahpaşa college / Istanbul university faculty of medicine, department of orthopedics and traumatology.

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Prof. Dr. Nevzat Selim Gökay

He graduated from the faculty of medicine at Cerrahpaşa university in Istanbul in 1994 and successfully completed his university education.

Between 2001 and 2005, he studied orthopedics and traumatology at Cerrahpaşa college / Istanbul university faculty of medicine, department of orthopedics and traumatology.

He worked at Okmeydan memorial hospital between 2006-2008.

In 2008, he worked in the fellowship program at the hospital, especially in the department of orthopedics and traumatology at Hanover university.

In 2008 he started working as an assistant professor at Namık Kemal university, department of orthopedics and traumatology.

Between 2008 and 2010, he held the position of deputy chief physician at Namık Kemal university hospital research and application, and between 2012-2013 he held the position of head of the department of orthopedics and traumatology at Namık Kemal university.

In 2013 he received the title of university professor. He passed the European orthopedics and traumatology board exam (EBOT) and ensured that his education was accredited.

In January 2014, work began at Istanbul Esenyurt university.

Since 2015, he has been working as an assistant director and head of coaching education department at the Esenyurt university, physical education and sports Vocational faculty.

In 2017 he received several training in robotic joint surgery in the USA.

He continued his academic career as a professor in 2019.

A Specialist in joint and cartilage disorders and regenerative therapy methods.

His primary areas of interest are:

  • Robotic orthopedic surgery.
  • Joint replacement surgery.
  • Robotic knee and hip joints replacement surgeries.
  • Injury and sports surgery.
  • Arthritis and cartilage surgery.
  • Orthopedic tumor surgery.
  • Stature lengthening and correction operations.

Knee joint replacement surgery:

The osteoarthritis of the knee with wear of the cartilage of the knee joint, may lead to a painful group of movement as it is treated by covering the joint completely or partially with the artificial knee joint replacement surgery.

Hip replacement surgery:

After hip replacement surgery caused by osteoarthritis of the hip joint, the movement of patients may become painless. In addition, thanks to the method of topical epidural anesthesia, patients can have a painless and comfortable procedure during and after surgery.

Joint tear surgery:

In meniscus surgery, we use all arthroscopic procedures of the meniscus, including artificial meniscus tissue and meniscus transplantation.

Cartilage surgery:

In the treatment of cartilage damage, the repair is carried out by means of autologous cartilage cell transplantation, treatment with stem cells, mosaic, and artificial cartilage tissue, as well as the application of regenerative surgical treatments for cartilage.

Multiple ligament injuries treatment:

You can continue your activities after ligament reconstruction using auto-grafting or graft in multiple ligament injury surgery.

Treatment of sports injuries:

After an anterior cruciate ligament surgery for athletes, it is possible to return to an active professional sporting life in the sixth month.

Stature lengthening surgery:

Using platinum external fixators, single fixators or implants controlled by means of a computer, it is possible to lengthen the bones and correcting distortions.

Robotic surgery for orthopedic joints:

The first reason that affects the success of orthopedic surgery is the quality of the artificial joint used in the surgery, and the second is the method of applying the surgical technique.

The goal of successful prosthetic surgery is to provide patients with a painless, high-quality life.

It is very important to place the implant in the most appropriate way in terms of the anatomy and biomechanics of the joint in order to maintain this quality for many years and ensure its life.

Robotic joint surgery is a method developed to reduce human errors during implant application and to optimally perform joint surgery.

Robotic surgery is a surgical procedure to replace the knee and hip joint and it is the most advanced system developed all over the world.

With this system, partial (unilateral – partial – total) knee replacements, total knee replacements and total hip replacements can be performed.

During robotic joint surgery, only damaged parts of the knee and hip joints are used.

Calcification of the knee joint covers all parts of the joint cartilage. As the patients who suffer from partial joint stiffness with intact cross-links, as the robotic joint surgery process only allows these parts to be covered.

This surgery is called (MAKOplasty) as we make an incision that is much smaller than the total knee prosthesis. Postoperative hospital stay is short, allowing for all sporting activities and the ability to fully fold the knee. MAKOplasty robotic surgery allows the knee joint to be returned to its twenties in appropriate patients.

Assessment of the balance and preservation of the joint cartilage ligament using the sensitive robot computer technology:

In non-robotic knee replacement surgery, the balance of the ligament during implant placement can be fully assessed by the surgeon’s senses. However, achieving this balance is very important in terms of patient satisfaction, life of surgery, achieving balanced activity in all knee movements and achieving a high activity level.

The robotic surgery system gives the surgeon a detailed report of the balance that will occur during the operation, in each degree of motion, if the plan is followed, before treating the bone. According to this report, an ideal bond balance is obtained with some layout changes. Then the final plan is given to the robot, all that remains is for the robot to realize this.

The fixation of the knee and hip joint of the bone is done by robotic surgery

All scientific studies in the field of knee and hip joint replacement surgery have shown that the most important information regarding the success of the operation, the patient’s satisfaction and the long life of the prostheses applied to the patient is that the implant is not placed in the position that should be to be in it.

In robotic joint surgery, the size of the implant to be used for the patient is determined and the position of the implant is determined before the surgery. All that remains of the plan is to implement the plans by the MAKOplasty robotic surgery system with a precision of 1 mm and 1 degree.

In a study conducted within one year after CAP surgery using the robotic surgery system, no joint dislocation was observed. This rate is about 5% in conventional surgery.

In addition, there are several advantages such as hip rotation center restoration, minimal expenditure of bone stock and counter leg equalization with 1mm accuracy in robotic surgery.

A safe and comfortable operation in terms of patients, the highest clinical outcomes and the success of the operation

The clinical outcomes of patients undergoing MAKOplasty surgery have been shown to be higher than those undergoing partial knee replacement surgery. At the same time, it was observed that the majority of these patients were able to return to their daily lives within a month, and generally did not need to use the wand after the operation.

It has been shown that robotic patients leave the hospital in a shorter time, require less physical therapy, and receive fewer blood transfusions than patients who have undergone surgery by conventional methods.

In most patients who undergo conventional surgery, a so-called forgotten surgery score has been found to be higher than all other conventional surgery studies, meaning that most patients can go on with their lives without knowing they had undergone the surgery.

When our joints, which are the main component of movement, become sick, our primary activity (movement), will become painful. The goal of orthopedic treatments is to provide a more comfortable and quality life. In short, “Orthopedic surgery is a movement…”

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