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Memorial Health Group General Surgery centers have world-class service facilities with their strong academic staff, experience and knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of all cancer and non-cancerous diseases, their equipment and infrastructure that combines science with advanced technology, surgical options using innovative advanced techniques specific to the patient.

The concept of "specialized surgeon" in general surgery

General surgery, one of the most important and comprehensive areas of medicine, is gradually being replaced by specialized surgery. This is due to the increase of diversity due to the diseases and different treatments of the organs included in the general surgery field, the development of technology and surgical techniques that are rapidly developing in these areas.In this way, "general surgeon" concentrating on each subject also gains "specialized surgeon" status by providing specialization in different fields of general surgery.

Memorial Health Group General Surgery centers also serve with their academic and expert staff specialized in different fields. Patients have quality service opportunities in all sub-branches of general surgery without seeking a specialist. In addition, they benefit from council assessments, where surgical practices are based on group decision, not individual decisions. After the general diagnosis, patients are directed to the specialist of the subject and specialized treatment planning is made for the disease.;

Endocrine surgery involving benign diseases and cancers of the thyroid, surgery of benign tumors and breast cancers in the breast; hepato-pancreato-biliary system surgeries involving the liver, biliary tract, gallbladder and pancreas; cancer involving the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine and the rectal area, gallbladder calculi and hernias, surgery of anorectal diseases, and obesity surgery providing permanent weight control are performed by experienced teams in our centers.

Surgery and Procedures Performed at Memorial Health Group General Surgery Centers:

BREAST SURGERY

Treatment of benign tumors and cancers in Memorial Breast Health Centers; Surgical techniques applied simultaneously with the most developed centers of the world, personalized surgical approaches, methods aimed at patient comfort and a multidisciplinary approach. In breast cancers, the principle of removing only the tumor area and preserving breast integrity is taken as basis. However, in cases where all of the breasts called mastectomies are taken in tumors that develop in many focuses in the breast, breast aesthetics is provided with plastic and reconstructive surgeries performed in the same session, and the risk of patient's loss of organs is eliminated.;

ENDOCRINE SURGERY

These are the surgical treatments applied in the diseases of the internal glands of the body that require surgery. Surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid gland, nodular goiter, toxic goiter, thyroid cancer, parathyroid gland diseases, adrenal gland diseases and tumors, benign diseases and tumors of the pancreas are carried out within the scope of endocrine surgery. At Memorial General Surgery Centers, special applications are made in thyroid and parathyroid surgery that prevent bleeding and loss of voice that adversely affects patient comfort. With the helpers called “energy devices” used during the surgery, the risk of bleeding is reduced by providing the vessel to be closed from the desired place. Nerve monitoring that protects the nerves leading to the vocal cords during the surgery is also used, and the surgeon can control the function of the nerve during the procedure.

LIVER, PANCREAS, BILIARY TRACT SURGERY (HEPATOPANCREATOBILIARY SURGERY)

In General Surgery; Benign diseases and tumors of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract are treated under the name Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. International techniques are used in the surgery of gastrointestinal system tumors in Memorial Health Group General Surgery Centers. Patients are evaluated at the oncology council before cancer surgery, and the opinions of all branch doctors about the disease are received, and the most appropriate surgical methods are used for the patient.

GASTROENTEROLOGY SURGERY

Surgical treatments of benign diseases and cancers involving the stomach, small and large intestine, esophagus and rectum are carried out under the name of gastroenterology surgery. At the Memorial General Surgery Centers, the most appropriate surgical techniques are determined for patients evaluated by the council decision, and advanced surgery technologies applied in the most advanced cancer centers in the world are presented to patients. In oncological surgery, a significant part of the operations are performed with closed surgery technique called laparoscopy, and the patient has a comfortable period after the procedure and gains enough time for additional treatment. In gastroenterology surgery, especially intestinal tumor surgery that have metastasized liver is successfully performed.

OBESITY SURGERY

Surgical interventions, which are used for the purpose of treatment, are called "Bariatric Surgery" or Obesity Surgery for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) higher than 40 or BMI greater than 35 and who have some chronic diseases and therefore have significant health problems. In Memorial Obesity Surgery Centers, obesity surgeries are performed with the closed method and the recovery time of the patient is shortened. Although the procedures such as gastric band lose their validity, the most frequently used effective methods are; tube stomach surgeries and gastric bypass.

PROCTOLOGY SURGERY

The common diseases in the society (diseases of the large intestine, rectum, and anal area) require an experienced and specialist team of this field, technology and equipment for accurate diagnosis and treatment. At Memorial General Surgery Centers, problems in this area are approached by offering high-level diagnosis and treatment opportunities to patients. In proctology surgery; Surgical treatments of internal and external hemorrhoids, constipation, anal fissures, perianal abscesses and fistulas, stool incontinence, intestinal hernia, hair rotation, anal itching, colorectal cancers and anal and perianal warts are performed.

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

Memorial Healthcare Group Organ Transplant Centers are shown as the reference center in the world especially in liver and kidney transplants. Memorial is a center preferred by patients who are waiting for organ transplantation from the USA, European and Middle Eastern countries, especially the Balkan countries and the Turkic Republics. Memorial Health Group is known not only for its success in organ transplant surgery, but also with the trainings it provides to doctors worldwide. Doctors, especially from Europe and the USA, receive training on live transplantation at Memorial.

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