He traveled to many countries. He found the healing for the disease in Turkey. With the “Hybrid Method” made by the Turkish professor, the foot of Syrian Muhammad was saved from being cut. With the method developed for Buerger patients, the disease may regress or prevent from limb loss for appropriate patients.
Combating Buerger’s disease, Syrian Mohammed Bakour has traveled to many countries to find a cure for his unbearable pain. In Saudi Arabia, where he went last, doctors said he had no chance of surgery and could lose his feet. Reaching Prof. Dr. Yusuf Kalko through his relatives, Muhammed Bakour recovered with successful operation in Istanbul. The young man, who is happy to get rid of his unbearable pain, said, “It is not possible to describe the pain I have suffered due to Buerger’s disease. We have traveled many countries but we have not received a response to make us smile from anywhere. Prof.Kalko was my miracle in Istanbul. He performed the surgery that all said “can not be done” and I got my health. My pain stopped. My foot was saved. I cannot describe my happiness. God bless him. “
It relapses with the resumption of smoking.
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery on Buerger’s disease Dr. Yusuf Kalko shared the following information.
” Buerger’s disease is a serious discomfort caused by middle and small diameter arteries and veins blocked due to smoking. The vessels are blocked with an inflamed clot, and the blood supply to the fingers decreases. This vascular problem persists as long as smoking exists in your life. Over time, it affects your fingers, hands, feet, legs and wounds that do not heal are formed. These deep wounds due to infection turn into gangrene over time and cause limb loss if smoking is not stopped. In more than a quarter of the patients, the feet or legs come to the cutting stage. Buerger’s disease usually manifests itself between the ages of 20 and 40. However, today, unfortunately, we see that it has reached the age of 16-17. We started to see this disease, which we generally know as a male disease, in women in recent years. Buerger’s disease develops due to smoking. However, people who are exposed to intense cigarette smoke in indoor environment and who we call passive smokers are also in danger. Because this disease is actually a cigarette allergy. It is not seen in everyone, but if you have an allergic predisposition, even if you do not smoke, when you breath the smoke of the cigarette which smoke by others affects you and reveals the discomfortTo prevent or get rid of this disease, it is necessary to completely avoid smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke. Because if you go back to your old habit after 30 years or 50 years, your old illness will return to you. ” said.
The treatment that pleases patients who have no chance to be operated: “Hybrid Methods”
Stating that they have achieved very successful results in appropriate patients with the new techniques they use in Buerger treatment, Prof. Kalko said, “The most important step of treatment in Buerger patients is to quit smoking. Other treatments will also be of no useful if smoking is not avoided. Medical treatments do not have a definite chance of recovery. The risk of amputation (cutting tissue and limb) is quite low in people who quit smoking. When smoking is not stopped, the wounds do not pass, reopen, and multiple amputations may be required. In very few patients with this disease, the vessels are suitable for bypass surgery. But in a large number of patients, the disease does not respond to treatments and it is decided to cut the limb. We also apply the Minimal Invasive Vascular Surgery method we use in vascular diseases to the appropriate Buerger patients. We perform a bypass by intervening in the problem area with local anesthesia and tiny incisions. Some patients may lose some limbs, but we can save the foot, which is very important for the patient. Another technique we have recently applied is Hybrid Methods. We actively use hybrid methods in carotid artery diseases and leg vessels occlusions. This technique gives us the chance to perform stent applications with open surgery, angio and balloon applications at the same time. Therefore, many patients who have not been given the chance to operate before can now benefit from this. We also started applying hybrid methods to Buerger patients. It can be applied to any Buerger patient whose main vessel is blocked. We can apply this in a patient with a blocked knee, groin, above-knee and below-knee region and no blood flow. Since the inflammation that obstructs the vessels of Buerger patients is very soft and mucus, it is very difficult to clean this vessels by standard methods.. With the technique we developed, you can pull the plaque that is like a worm from 20-30 centimeters without breaking it. It is not only enough to remove this plaque, but also we enter the knee area with an angio instrument and we can open the vein to the foot by making small balloons with the help of a thin wire. Then we bring the vessel and stitch it end to end, since we open both up and down. Think of it as connecting two pipes. And continuity is provided. Patients with very serious resting pain relax immediately after surgery, and most importantly, limb loss is prevented. In this way, many patients who are not given the chance to operate are given the chance to operate. Since both open and closed methods are used simultaneously in our technique, the processing time varies between 1-2 hours. It is made by numbing the waist. Patients should definitely stay away from smoking after surgery and should use blood thinners for life.”