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Gaziosmanpasa Hospital of Yeniyuzyil University

location_on Istanbul, Turkey
10/10 from 27 Votes

Department of Thoracic Surgery (535143)

Cemal Asım Kutlu

Prof. Dr. med.

Cemal Asım Kutlu

Specialized in: thoracic surgery

About the department

The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of invasive diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases and traumatic injuries of the sternum, ribs, lungs, pleura, mediastinal organs, diaphragm and esophagus, with the exception of heart. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Cemal Asım Kutlu.

A special priority is the surgical treatment of lung cancer and tumors of other thoracic organs. In many cases, sparing minimally invasive operations (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) are performed in order to avoid open-chest surgery. The department's surgeons have long successful clinical experience and rank among the top specialists in the country. 

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of lung cancer
    • Lobectomy (removal of a part of a lung)
    • Pneumonectomy (total lung removal)
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of pleural mesothelioma
    • Removal of fluid from the pleural cavity
    • Removal of the pleura or lung
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of esophageal cancer
    • Endoscopic surgery to remove the esophageal tumor (at the early stages)
    • Removal of a part of the esophagus and, at the advanced stages, the upper part of the stomach, including reconstruction of the missing part of the esophagus
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of pulmonary emphysema
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
    • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment (removal) of thoracic cysts 
  • Detection and removal of metastases in the thorax
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of pleurisy
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of laryngeal, bronchial stenosis
  • Foreign body extraction
  • Tumor and lymph node biopsy
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1985 Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University.
  • 1986 Salda Primary Healthcare Center, Yeşilova, Burdur.
  • 1987 - 1991 Assistant Physician, Yedikule Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 1990 Mayo Clinic, Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation.
  • 1992 Diyarbakir Military Hospital.
  • 1993 - 1995 Yedikule Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 1996 - 1997 Clinical Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital.
  • 1998 - 1999 Head Assistant, Yedikule Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 2000 Registrar, Royal Brompton Hospital.
  • 2001 - 2004 Assistant Chief, Yedikule Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 2002 Associate Professor.
  • 2005 - 2011 Chief, Süreyyapaşa Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 2007 - 2011 Instructor, Lung Transplantation Center, Süreyyapaşa Center for Thoracic Surgery.
  • 2012 - 2015 Head and Instructor, Lung Transplantation Center, Kartal Koşuyolu Postgraduate Hospital.
  • Since 2016, Instructor, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplantation Center, Gaziosmanpasa Hospital of Yeniyuzyil University.

Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Lung Cancer Society.
  • Turkish Society of Thoracic Surgery.
  • Turkish Respiratory Society (TÜSAD).
  • Society for Lung Health and Intensive Care (ASYOD).
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS).
  • International Society for Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

Medical Interests

  • Major lung resection.
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
  • Lung transplantation.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Private Gaziosmanpasa Hospital 

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