He Came To Turkey For Amputation But He Walked Out

The 49-year-old Iraqi Hussein Waheed Wadi had diabetic foot problems. In his country, it was said that his below the knee need to be cut. Wadi who came to Turkey, Okan University Hospital. After vessel mapping with Computerized tomography angio technique, occluded veins were detected and opened. When blood went to the legs foot was saved from being cut down.

Hussein Waheed Wadi said, “I had a vein occlusion on my feet, and the doctors in Iraq told me that I needed to have a knee amputation. One of my friends had been treated here before, so I sent my reports to this hospital. Doctors in here said they would examine me and then decide what to do. I came here with a wheelchair, and now this walking stick is enough.”

Okan University Hospital Radiology Expert Assoc. Dr. Burçak Gümüş stated that even in the USA 49% of the patients with foot amputation were not be performed the diagnostic screening tests. “”Diabetes does damage to all organs of the body as well as to the feet. Our patient actually came to Turkey for a leg cut, but we found those blocked veins. We figured out the vascular map. We found that there was wide blockage from the inguinal to the knee. There were also occasions in the lower sixteen veins, which were very common. When we opened all of them, the patient had a serious chance. Now he was saved from being cut.”

HG

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