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Acibadem Healthcare Group Istanbul

location_on Istanbul, Turkey
8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery (302410)

Semih Halezeroğlu

Prof. Dr. med.

Semih Halezeroğlu

Specialized in: adult and pediatric thoracic surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery at the Acibadem Healthcare Group offers the modern methods of diagnostics and surgical treatment of thoracic diseases. The department admits patients of all age groups, including children. The department's thoracic surgeons are in favor of an interdisciplinary approach, and also maintain close cooperation with specialists in Oncology and Radiology. Most operations are performed using innovative minimally invasive techniques, particularly, video-assisted thoracoscopy. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Semih Halezeroğlu.

The department is known for outstanding achievements in the treatment of lung cancer. If a tumor is detected at the initial stage, the department's experts perform minimally invasive interventions, namely video-assisted thoracoscopy. When making these manipulations, miniature instruments are used. They are inserted into the thorax through 3 small 2 or 3 cm incisions. A miniature video camera is inserted through one of the incisions, which allows the thoracic surgeon to obtain the images of the thoracic cavity from the inside. Once the tumor has been excised, it is extracted using a special container for removed tissue, without thoracotomy. Such an operation has many advantages, namely the hospitalization period is reduced, the postoperative pain syndrome becomes less severe, small scars and the patient recovers faster.

The department's surgical service range includes:

  • Lung surgery
    • Resections
    • Reconstructive interventions
    • Biopsy
  • Thoracic wall surgery
    • Resections
    • Reconstructive interventions following the neoplasm removal
    • Reconstructive interventions for pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum 
    • Thoracoplasty
    • Surgical correction of thoracic wall instability after injuries
  • Respiratory tract surgery
    • Resections
    • Reconstructive interventions following the removal of tracheal and bronchial neoplasms
    • Surgery for stenosis and traumatic injuries
    • Tracheostomy
    • Tracheal intubation
    • Endoluminal procedures
  • Diaphragmatic surgery
    • Resection
    • Reconstructive interventions
  • Mediastinal surgery
    • Biopsy
    • Resections
    • Drainage for infectious processes
    • Mediastinal lymph node dissection
    • Mediastinotomy
    • Mediastinoscopy
  • Pericardium surgery
    • Resections
    • Reconstructive interventions
    • Drainage
  • Endoscopic procedures (using flexible or rigid endoscopes)
  • Lymph node surgery
    • Biopsy of cervical and axillary lymph nodes, as well as of mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis (operations on thoracic sympathetic nerves)
  • Surgical treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Pleural surgery
    • Surgery to treat pleural mesothelioma
    • Pleural puncture, pleural drainage 
    • Surgery to treat pneumothorax 
    • Pleurectomy
    • Resection in pleural empyema
  • Surgery to correct functional complications in emphysema
  • Surgical treatment of traumatic injuries of the thoracic wall or thoracic organs, as well as their complications
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2008 Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University.
  • 2001 Assistant Professor, Training and Research Hospital for Thoracic and Pulmonology Medicine.
  • 1992 Specialization in Thoracic Surgery, Heybeliada Chest Diseases Hospital and Thoracic Surgery Center.
  • 1987 Faculty of Medicine at the Cerrahpaşa Istanbul University.

Professional Career

  • Since 2009 Work in the Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery at the Acibadem Healthcare Group.
  • 2008 - 2009 Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University.
  • 2003 - 2008 Director and Chief Physician, Training and Research Hospital for Thoracic and Pulmonology Medicine.
  • 2003 - 2005 Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, American Hospital Istanbul.
  • 1998 - 2003 Thoracic Surgeon, Training and Research Hospital for Thoracic and Pulmonology Medicine.
  • 1992 - 1998 Thoracic Surgeon, Heybeliada Chest Diseases Hospital and Thoracic Surgery Center.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Turkish Respiratory Society.
  • Turkish Thoracic Society.
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

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