Personal Information

DOB: 21/11/1965

Profession:  Prof Dr MD, Surgeon (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Languages: English and Turkish

Education and Degrees

1982 – 1989: Hacettepe University – Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.

07/1989 – M.D.

12/1989-03/1994 General surgery residency at Ankara Numune State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

03/1994-09/1995 General Surgery Department of Etimesgut State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

09/1995-02/1998 Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellow, Turkey Advanced Specialization Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

02/1998-04/2005 Staff Surgeon at Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turkey Advanced Specialization Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

01/1999-02/1999 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hepato- Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Department, NYC, US

06/2001-07/2001 Mount Sinai Medical Center, Liver Surgery and Transplantation, NCY, US

07/2003-10/2003 Kyoto University Liver Transplantation and Immunology, Kyoto, Japan

04/2005-11/2021 Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Center Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation, Malatya, Turkey

2007 – Turkish Surgery Board certification
04/2007 Course of Bariatric Surgery, Strasbourg, Karl Miller, Austria 05/2009 Course of Bariatric Surgery, Brugge, Dilemmas, Belgium

2009 Professor of Surgery, Inonu University, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation, Malatya, Turkey

2013-12/2020 Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey

06/2015-07/2015 Jacksons Medical Center, Miami University, Pancreas Transplantation

01/2021- 31/8/2022 Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

10/2022 Private Clinic of Gastrointestinal Surgery



Professional experience

I only do gastrointestinal surgeries I prefer laparoscopic and open procedures for most of these surgeries. My experience is as below;

Liver surgery including liver tumors (primary, metastatic) cysts and transplantation (n:1300)

Pancreatic surgery including the Whipple procedure and distal pancreatectomy (n:700)

Gall bladder surgery (mainly laparoscopic n: 2000)

Bile duct surgery including tumors and benign bile duct strictures and choledochal cysts (n:300)

Gastric tumors (laparoscopic and open) (n:800)

Osephageal tumors and caustic burns (with VATS) (n:100)

Bariatric surgery (n:3400) Gastric Sleeve 2000 and Gastric Bypass 1500

Revisional Bariatric Surgery (band removal, weight regain, postbariatric complications) (n:100)

Colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (laparoscopic and open) (n:1200)

Abdominal wall hernia repair (n:1100)

Proctology (perianal disease) (n:1500)

Others (appendicitis, trauma, intestinal obstruction, minor surgeries) (n:1500)

Professional memberships

Member – Turkish Medical Association Member – Turkish Society for General Surgery

Member – Turkish Society for Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery (Executive Committee Member between 2018-2020)

Member – International Minimally Invasive Gastric Cancer Surgery Association

Member – International Association of Surgeons Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)

Member – International Liver Surgeons
Member – International Association of Hydatidology

Member – Turkish Society of Hydatidology (2020 to present Vice President)

Member – International NOSES Alliance (Natural Orifice Surgery) (Founder)

Member – International Federation for Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)

Member – Turkish Bariatric Metabolic Surgery Society (2016-Present Founder and Vice president)

Member – International Pilonidal Society
Member – Turkish Surgical Society Board Member (2012-2016)

Member – Turkish Society of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery (2020 to present Vice President)

Member – Turkish Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Member – Society of Surgery Days (Founder and President between 2005- 2007)

Member – Malatya Gastrointestinal Surgery (MAGIC) (2016 to present Founder and President)

Operation Types Performed to date populated

Type A: 4100 (Liver, pancreas, bile duct, stomach, colorectal, and some complex procedures)

Type B: 6600 (Bariatric routine, laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, and some complex hernias)

Type C: 4400 (standard hernia, proctology, and other minor surgeries)

Awards received

Best Poster Presentation, Turkish Surgical Congress, Antalya, Turkey

Best Oral Presentation, Turkish Surgical Research Congress, Malatya, Turkey

Best Oral Presentation, International Congress of Hydaidology, Khartum Sudan

Best Oral Presentation, IASGO Congress, Bucharest, Romania
Best Poster Presentation, Turkish Surgical Congress, Antalya, Turkey

Social media for follow

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Appendix A

Number of publications published to date



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