GENERAL SURGERY IN ISTANBUL
Our General Surgery Clinic has been formed by experienced physicians, ascribing considerable importance to sub-specialties. Care has been taken to include those branches that represent the most frequently encountered surgical diseases nationwide.
The treatment of surgical diseases of the stomach and intestines has made great progress with the improvements in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical techniques. Our General Surgery Clinic is particularly experienced in the early diagnosis and endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical treatment of colon diseases.
Liver, Pancreas, Bile Duct Surgery
Recent developments in oncological treatments present us with new opportunities in the treatment of liver and pancreas tumors. Apart from surgeons experienced in these procedures, the multidisciplinary center established with interventional radiology, endoscope and oncology specialists present the entire country with a new opportunity in the treatment of liver and pancreas diseases.
The breast Clinic
The Breast Clinic will be serving the patients within a unitary structure with polyclinic rooms, minor intervention and recovery rooms, mammography and ultrasonography rooms. Healthcare services are delivered under the guidance of the tumor committee consisting of specialists in the fields of general surgery, radiology, pathology, medical and radiation oncology. As a result of physical integrity and physician collaboration, patients get a chance for diagnosis and treatment without ever having to change locations.
Apart from surgery, treatment of thyroid patients necessitate the participation of specialists from the fields of endocrinology and nuclear medicine. Patients in the Thyroid Clinic of our hospital receive treatment in accordance with the protocols designed by specialists experienced in those three branches.
Acıbadem Health Group General Surgery Division has been organized to provide examination and treatment for the patients in the present hospitals, medical centers, and outpatient centers. Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services are provided 24/7.
The unit’s mission is to provide a patient-focused, friendly, qualified, reliable service, free of medical faults. In all clinical surgery practices, including mainly minimal invasive (Laparoscopic – bloodless surgery) and emergency surgery, becoming a center of attraction in Istanbul has been adopted as the goal of the unit.
At regular training meetings held every week, operations that have been or are to be conducted are evaluated. At these meetings, guidelines are also created in cooperation with the relevant units in order to achieve consensus in clinical practices. Conferences and panels are organized, involving in-group and guest lecturers, and consequently, an exchange of information takes place between colleagues from different groups. On a periodic basis, meetings are held with industrial companies of the sector to introduce new products, and platforms are created where actual issues are discussed.
Thanks to the depth of specialty in different areas of interest, pioneer applications are undertaken in minimal invasive surgery in particular, in emergency surgery and endocrine (breast, thyroid gland and adrenal cortex) surgery as well as in gastrointestinal tract (digestive system) surgery and hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, pancreas and biliary tract) surgery. The center is on its way to become a point of reference in hernia surgery, and has in the recent years conducted numerous laparoscopic surgeries for hernias (bloodless surgery).
All interventions in colon and rectum (large intestine) diseases are being conducted using the state-of-the-art technologies. In particular, a wide range of therapies are offered to our people in anal region diseases such as hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures.
At Acıbadem Health Group, radiological examinations (x-ray, ultrasonography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, angiography, cholangiography), endoscopy and percutaneous biopsy methods are used in coordination with relevant specialists in order to obtain data for planning patient care and treatment.
Below are the disease groups that are examined, diagnosed and treated by the General Surgery Department:
- Diseases of the thyroid gland (goiter, hyperthyroidism)
- Breast cancer and benign diseases of the breast
- Esophageal cancer and benign diseases
- Stomach cancer
- Surgical diseases of the small intestine, intestinal obstructions;
- Colon – rectal tumors, inflammatory diseases
- Anorectal anomalies: Tumors, Hemorrhoid, anal fissure, fistula
- Malign and benign tumors, cysts of the liver
- Obstructive jaundice
- Gall bladder and biliary tract stones and tumors
- Pancreatic cysts and tumors
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Surgical diseases of the spleen
- Abdominal wall and groin hernias, postoperative hernias
- Various soft tissue infections
- Traumas and emergency surgery
Harmonious relation with other units, and operating room infrastructure equipped with modern technology also play a part in achieving the anticipated clinical results. The “Surgery Intensive Care Unit” where demanding patients are monitored has important contribution to this process. A multidisciplinary diet team is in charge of the care of chronic patients.