Dr Azmi Hamzaoglu

eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty

Dr Azmi Hamzaoglu is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty. The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery. The eccElearning Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.


Dr Azmi Hamzaoglu, MD.

  • Istanbul Spine Center Florence Nightingale Hospital Istanbul, Turkey

Contributions of Dr Azmi Hamzaoglu

Osteotomies of the Spine for Adult Deformity Correction Lecture Thumbnail

Lecture: Osteotomies of the Spine for Adult Deformity Correction

DOI 10.28962/01.3.070

This lecture, written and narrated by Dr Azmi Hamzaoglu, the application of various spinal osteotomies in the correction of adult deformity are discussed, starting with the routinely used osteotomies including Ponte, Smith Peterson, pedicle subtraction and posterior vertebral correction osteotomy. The preoperative evaluation for correct assessment and selection of level and technique are discussed, and each osteotomy is described in detail using diagrams to highlight each critical stage. The appropriate clinical cases with images and photographs are shown along with post op end results. Finally, the strategies to avoid common pitfalls are covered.