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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

location_on Istanbul, Turkey
8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General Surgery ( 302852)

Akif Tan

Prof. Dr. med.

Akif Tan

Specialized in: general surgery

The Department of General Surgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Akif Tan focuses on the treatment of functional and oncological diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including, inter alia, stomach, pancreas and intestine. Another focal point is breast surgery, which comprises both benign and malignant diseases of the breast. In addition, the Department successfully treats morbid obesity, as well as various diseases of the endocrine organs.

Main treatment area of the Department is oncology. In the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul, standard treatment method of the tumors of stomach, pancreas, etc. are laparoscopic surgeries. Innovative technological tools are applied for treatment of abdomen oncological diseases. Physicians of the Department have a great expertise in treatment of breast cancer; in most cases, it is possible to preserve the organ. Besides, the most frequently performed surgical procedures in general surgery are the gallbladder and hernia operations. These procedures are performed with the aid of laparoscopic (closed) methods by using the highest level of current technological equipment.

In addition, the Department of General Surgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul focuses on the colorectal surgery. Patients with colorectal tumors are provided with a holistic, interdisciplinary treatment, in which colleges from the Pathology, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiation Oncology Departments are involved.

Likewise, multidisciplinary approach is also applied in treatment of the benign and malignant diseases of the breast, which belong to the most common diagnoses in general surgery. For this purpose, the experienced experts of the Department have at their disposal advanced medical technologies, including ultrasounds, digital mammography and MR equipment.

Another focal point of the Department of General Surgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is on morbid obesity. Standard surgical methods are sleeve gastrectomy (tube stomach), mini gastric bypass operations performed in a laparoscopic technique which causes less trauma to the body. For the patients who have severe operation anxiety, endoscopic gastric balloon procedure is performed on a daily basis. Besides, diseases of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands are also treated in the Clinic. Specialists of the Department develop treatment plans in a close cooperation with endocrinologists, pathologists, nuclear medicine experts and other specialties if needed.

Main treatment areas of the Department of General Surgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul:

  • Surgery of the gastrointestinal tract (functional and oncological)
  • Colorectal (large bowel) surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Morbid obesity

In the field of Breast surgery, the Department of General Surgery at the Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul offers the following options:

  • Oncoplastic breast surgery for better cosmetic results
  • Skin and nipple protecting mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and selective axillary lymph node dissection
  • Breast reconstruction coordinated simultaneously with plastic surgery
  • Preventive surgical treatment to BRCA/high risk mutation carriers
  • Single dose perioperative radiotherapy facility

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