Pediatric Heart Surgery

25 weeks baby Poyraz, whose weight is only 500 grams, overcame struggles in his early life. This was the incredible moment a newborn baby fought for life for 112 days at Memorial Hospitals Group’s newborn intensive care unit.
Thanks to Professor Dr. Turan Tunc who had performed Poyraz baby’s pediatric heart surgery to repair congenital heart defects and 2 inguinal hernia (pediatric) surgeries, the tiny baby managed to hold onto life. 
An inguinal (IN-gwa-nul) hernia is an internal opening in the inguinal canal, which is located within the abdominal or belly wall.  In boys, the inguinal canal is a passageway between the abdomen and the scrotum—the sac of skin that holds the testicles on the outside of the body. Poyraz baby’s mother and father were very pleased with the doctor, and told that “our boy is really strong and brave like his name, Poyraz”, which means powerful Boreas, who was the god of the north wind in Greek mythology. 

Jan. 2, 2020