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Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery - Medicana International Ankara Hospital

Medicana International Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
Department id # 534948
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Prof. Dr. med. Neyyir Tuncay Eren
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Specialized in: adult and pediatric cardiac surgery

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Medicana International Ankara Hospital

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers the high-quality surgical treatment of various diseases and congenital heart pathologies. It provides the full range of surgical treatment, ranging from minimally invasive, laparoscopic interventions to traditional open surgery. The department specializes in aortic valve surgical replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting. The department belongs to the leading Centers for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Prenatal Diagnostics. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Neyyir Tuncay Eren.

The specialists of the department have advanced experience in the field of aortic valve reconstruction or replacement. In the case of severe forms of stenosis, regurgitation, congenital aortic valve pathologies, aortic valve reconstruction is performed. Various methods (annuloplasty and valvuloplasty) are available for the restoration of heart valve functions. If there are indications for valve replacement, the department’s surgeons also have various surgical options, such as open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and percutaneous aortic valve replacement. The combination of long experience of doctors and advanced medical technologies contributes to the patients’ rapid postoperative recovery and achievement of consistent treatment results.

In addition, the department's doctors are experts in the treatment of coronary heart disease. The most successful treatment method for this disease is coronary artery bypass grafting, in which doctors restore the normal blood flow directing the bloodstream to bypass the clogged arteries with the help of shunts (vascular prostheses). Another therapeutic option is coronary angioplasty, in which a normal lumen of the vessel is restored using a catheter with an expanding balloon. To determine the optimal treatment method, a comprehensive diagnostics is carried out, the results of which are discussed with all the necessary specialists.

The department’s activities also include pediatric cardiac surgery, which deals with the surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects and diseases. These include atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, aortopulmonary septal defect, interrupted aortic arch, etc. More than 4,000 heart surgeries are performed in children and adults here annually. The diseases, which do not require the surgical approach, are successfully treated in collaboration with the Departments of Cardiology,Internal Medicine, etc. In the field of pediatric cardiac surgery, the department ranks among the top international medical institutions.

The diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department includes the following options:

  • Treatment of aortic valve diseases
    • Annuloplasty
    • Surgical aortic valve reconstruction
    • Balloon dilatation of the aortic valve in stenosis
    • Aortic valve replacement, including the transcatheter one
  • Treatment of mitral valve diseases
    • Clipping in mitral valve insufficiency (Mitra-Clip technique)
    • Surgical reconstruction in prolapse
    • Open and minimally invasive annuloplasty
    • Endoprosthetics with a mechanical or biological prosthesis
  • Treatment of ischemic heart disease
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Coronary angioplasty
    • Stent implantation
  • Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
    • Atrial septal defect
    • Ventricular septal defect
    • Aortopulmonary septal defect
    • Interrupted aortic arch
    • And other diseases of the heart and blood vessels in children
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of other cardiovascular diseases

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1983 (graduation year) Medical Education, School of Medicine, Ankara University.
  • 1991 Residency in Cardiac Surgery, School of Medicine, Ankara University.
  • 1983 - 1995 Medical Practitioner, SSK Eyüp Hospital and Topcular Dispensary.
  • 1985 - 2010 Department of Cardiac Surgery, School of Medicine, Ankara University.
  • 2003 - 2010 Coordinator of the Heart Transplant Center, School of Medicine, Ankara University.
  • 2008 - 2009 Cardiologist and Chief Physician of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, National Trauma Center at the Tiran Spitali Ushtarak Military Hospital.
  • 2008 - 2009 Head of Allograft Bank at the Cardiology Center, School of Medicine, Ankara University.
  • 2009 - 2013 Medical Director and Chief Physician of the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, American Hospitals in Balkans.
  • 2013 - 2014 Defne Hospital, Hatay, Department of Cardiac Surgery. 
  • Since 2014 Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Medicana International Ankara Hospital.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Medicana Health Group