Orhopetics and Traumatology
Who We Are
Çankaya Orthopedic Group was founded in 1996 by 3 orthopedic surgeons with a novel practice strategy for private hospitals. These 3 surgeons evaluated, performed surgical treatment and subsequent follow-up exams of their patients together as a group. This system formed the foundations of Çankaya Orthopedics. The group expanded in the following years and has currently 14 orthopedic surgeons. These surgeons are subspecialized in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics, arthroscopic joint surgery, foot & ankle surgery, spine surgery, hand surgery and orthopedic oncology. Subsequently a neurosurgeon experienced in spine surgery and 2 plastic surgeons experienced in hand & microsurgery joined the group.
These were followed by a physical medicine specialist, a radiologist, a sports medicine specialist and 4 physiotherapists. A 4 member team of anesthesiologists specializing in musculo-skeletal operations and pain management became a part of the group. Administrative assistants, a documentation specialist and an international patients coordinator were employed for administrative work. Our group continues to grow and new partners are expected to join in the next few years.
Çankaya Orthopedics is not a commercial entity, hospital, society or foundation. It is a group of professionals in the field of orthopedics working together to achieve excellence in patient care. The aims & principles of the group are outlined below.
- All diagnostic modalities and interventions performed on patients must be evidence based, current state of the art and scientific. Unproven and experimental treatments (even if legal and widely used) will not be performed on our patients.
- Patient safety is our priority in diagnostic and surgical interventions. International patient safety standards developed for adverse events (such as unwanted radiation, wrong site surgery, wrong medication) are strictly enforced. Most of our patients undergo surgical treatment. Updated guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for prevention infection and the guidelines of American College of Chest Physicians for the prevention of thromboembolism are meticulously performed, thus minimizing postoperative complications.
- Maintaining high ethical standards is one of our most important principles. Unnecessary diagnostic interventions, irrational drug use and unnecessary surgery, low quality implants or disproportionately expensive implants & instruments are avoided.
- All diagnostic interventions and medical care is performed in compliance with national and international law and World Medical Association Lisbon Declaration of Rights of Patients.
- All medical information concerning patient care is securely stored both digitally and as hard copies. Patient privacy is an important concern and medical information is shared only with the patient, his or her legal guardian, and with health authorities if legally requested. The medical data used in scientific research and publications are anonymous and comply with the standards of ethics committees. Cells and tissues of patients are not stored or commercially utilized.
- Special emphasis is placed on informed consent for all interventions. The patient is informed during all the steps of the diagnostic and surgical interventions and no procedure is performed without consent. The aims, techniques, result, risks and alternatives of all interventions are explained to the patient whether requested or not. All decisions are made jointly with the patient. Even though the patient's treatment is decided after consultation with the group, a single physician is responsible for all patient care.