Baskent University Hospital Istanbul

location_on Istanbul, Turkey
9.3/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics (663638)

Murat Naki

Prof. Dr. med.

Murat Naki

Specialized in: gynecology, gynecologic oncology, obstetrics

About the department

The Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics at the Baskent University Hospital Istanbul offers the full range of high-quality medical services for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system. The department also specializes in integrated management of pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care both for mother and child. The primary focus of the department's clinical activities is the provision of high-quality medical care to patients with gynecologic cancers – uterine, cervical, ovarian, fallopian tube and vulvar cancer. The department's specialists are known as the best doctors in the field of their expertise and regularly demonstrate excellent treatment results. The high treatment success rates are facilitated not only by the professionalism of the medical staff, but also by the high-tech equipment of the department. Most gynecological interventions are performed using sparing laparoscopic techniques that require only a few miniature skin incisions. In addition, the department's specialists perform robot-assisted interventions using the innovative da Vinci surgical system. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Murat Naki.

The specialists in general gynecology are responsible for clinical gynecologic examinations, ultrasound scanning, colposcopy, hormone tests, treatment of menstrual disorders, menopause and its manifestations, treatment of infections of the genitourinary system in women, as well as sexually transmitted diseases, treatment of uterine fibroids and endometriosis. When treating most gynecologic pathologies, the department's gynecologists strive to apply only conservative methods. As a rule, drug therapy is sufficient. However, uterine fibroids or endometriosis may require surgical methods. The treatment regimen depends on the severity of the pathological process. Each clinical case is unique, and therefore the treatment regimen is appointed individually.

The department's specialists deal with the detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers every day. As a rule, women start searching for medical care not at the initial stage of cancer, so to completely cure the patient or achieve a long-term remission, a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach is required. Each clinical case is considered at the tumor board, which involves not only gynecologists, but also oncologists, radiologists, chemotherapists, radiation therapists and other specialists. The department's doctors set themselves the task to elaborate an optimal treatment regimen, which will not only give good results, but will be the most sparing for the female body. When treating gynecologic cancer in women of childbearing age, the specialists always try to preserve the reproductive organs, so the woman has the opportunity to become a mother in the future. The treatment of cancers of the female genital organs is based on the surgical removal of the tumor. The department performs all kinds of modern gynecologic operations to treat cancer, namely, classic open surgery, minimally invasive operations and robot-assisted interventions using the da Vinci surgical system. The technique of the surgical procedure is determined according to the stage of cancer, the size and localization of the tumor, the patient’s general health and the anatomical features of her body. Whenever possible, the department's specialists try to avoid open surgery, which requires a longer postoperative recovery than sparing laparoscopic interventions. However, surgery alone is not enough to cure cancer. The surgical treatment is complemented by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and other treatments. In the case of advanced gynecologic cancers, the patients are provided with high quality palliative care, which aims to relieve pain and improve the quality of life.

Obstetric care is also an important focus of the department's clinical activities. The regular screening of pregnancy and monitoring of fetal development take place in modern diagnostic rooms with state-of-the-art ultrasound devices. Women give birth in comfortably equipped birthing rooms with all the necessary aids for a successful childbirth. If necessary, the woman in labor is provided with epidural anesthesia to relieve pain. The department also offers various relaxation techniques, acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, etc. All of these methods relieve pain during childbirth. With appropriate clinical indications, the obstetricians perform C-section. 

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of general gynecologic diseases
    • Menstrual disorders
    • Menopause and its manifestations
    • Hormonal imbalance caused by gynecological diseases
    • Uterine fibroids
    • Endometriosis
    • Cervical dysplasia
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Infectious diseases of the genitourinary system in women
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecologic cancers
    • Uterine cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Fallopian tube cancer
    • Vulvar cancer (cancer of the external female genitalia)
  • Obstetric services
    • Integrated management of pregnancy
    • Delivery (vaginal delivery and C-section)
    • Pain relief during labor (epidural anesthesia, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, etc.)
    • Postnatal care both for mother and baby
  • Other services

The department's therapeutic options include:

  • Conservative treatment methods
    • Drug therapy
    • Uterine artery embolization
    • Laser therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Hormone therapy
  • Surgical treatment methods
    • Open surgical interventions
      • Hysterectomy
      • Myomectomy
      • Surgical removal of ovarian cysts
      • Salpingectomy (surgery to remove fallopian tubes)
      • Oophorectomy (surgery to remove ovaries)
      • Burch procedure to treat urinary incontinence
      • Surgery to treat uterine cancer
      • Surgery to treat cervical cancer
      • Surgery to treat ovarian cancer
      • Surgery to treat fallopian tube cancer
    • Laparoscopic interventions
      • Hysterectomy, including vaginal one
      • Tubal ligation
      • Surgery to remove ovarian cysts
      • Surgery to treat ectopic pregnancy
      • Surgery to treat bladder and uterine prolapse
      • Surgery to remove uterine fibroids
      • TOT sling procedure to treat urinary incontinence
    • Robot-assisted interventions (da Vinci surgical system)
      • Surgery to remove ovarian cysts
      • Surgery to remove uterine fibroids
      • Surgery to remove foci of endometriosis
      • Hysterectomy to treat uterine cancer
      • Surgery to treat fallopian tube obstruction
  • Other conservative and surgical treatments

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Murat Naki is the Head of the Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics at the Baskent University Hospital Istanbul. The doctor studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Istanbul University. After receiving a medical degree, he worked as Assistant Physician in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Goztepe Training and Research Hospital. For 5 years he worked as Assistant Physician and also became Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine of the Istanbul University. During the same period, Dr. Murat Naki had an internship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. This was followed by the position of gynecologist and obstetrician at the Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital. The specialist also became the Founder of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul. In 2011, Dr. Murat Naki completed his board certification in gynecologic oncology, and in 2012 he received the title of Assistant Professor.

The specialist is one of the best gynecologists in Turkey. He became the first specialist in the country to perform 3D laparoscopy and is also Turkey's leading specialist in gynecologic surgery with the da Vinci surgical system.

Prof. Murat Naki is a member of many professional medical societies, particularly, the Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Turkish Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, the Turkish Society of Gynecological Endoscopy, the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology and the Turkish-German Gynecological Association.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Istanbul Başkent Hospital

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