Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 12:56 | Last Updated: 20 02 2021 – 12:56
Diabetic Foot Center in Çorum, especially in the provinces, including, Turkey is going to cure patients around the globe. In the 5-year period it was established, the center, which accepted more than a thousand patients, thanks to the versatile treatment applied with the support of specialist physicians, diabetic foot patients regain their health.
‘WE CONTINUE SERVICE IN THE OUTBREAK ALSO’
Hitit University Erol Olçok Training and Research Hospital Chief Physician Prof. Dr. Stating that the center has been serving for 5 years, Mesut Sezikli said, “We serve our patients from all over the country, not only for Çorum. At the end of long-term hospitalizations, we try to discharge the patient home by healing the diabetic foot without losing the limb, which is our ultimate goal. Besides, our cardiology department has a great contribution in this business. Again, with the support of physical therapy, infectious diseases and orthopedics outpatient clinics, we are trying to provide this service. We have had over a thousand patients hospitalized since its establishment. We continue this service during the Covid period. In the last year, we have served approximately 250-300 patients in our diabetic foot department during the pandemic period.
‘A DIFFICULT PROCESS’
Providing information about the center, Professor of General Surgery Department. Dr. Murat Kendirci visited his inpatients and gave information about their health conditions. Stating that diabetes is a serious complication, diabetic foot disease is a difficult process for both the patient and the patient’s relatives. Dr. Kendirci said, “The number of diabetes patients in our country is around 15 percent. If we think about the development of diabetic foot in one of every 4 patients and we predict that 750 thousand of our patients will lose their legs just because of this and half of them will die within 5 years, we are talking about a life-saving job that needs to be focused on. We also know that the presence of such a clinic is a luxury for us. I wish, though many more such clinics in Turkey, “he said.
‘PATIENTS FROM ABROAD COME’
‘IN GOOD CONDITION FROM CENTERS IN THE WORLD’
Prof. Dr. Kendirci said, “With the devoted work of our teammates, our amputation rates are very low. The amputation rate, which is 20-25 percent in the world, is 4 percent in our service. We are facing a loss of limbs well below the world average. We strive to work limb-protecting. Of course, we have patients who go to amputation, but success is always first to save the patient’s life and then to save the limb. I think we are successful in this regard, too ”.
‘MY TREATMENT IS GOING VERY BEAUTIFUL’
Erdogan Aktoprak, a diabetic foot patient who came to Çorum from Antalya, explained that he came to the hospital on the recommendation of a friend who had been treated before and said, “My treatment is going very well. I am very happy with the hospital. Our teacher is known in Turkey, not the good, but not all by Turkey. I thank our teacher, ”he said.