Dr. Alihan Gurkan

Dr. Alihan Gurkan

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastrointestinal Surgeon

  Memorial Antalya Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  0 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Alihan Gurkan is one of the finest Weight Loss Specialist in Turkey. He is an experienced Gastrointestinal Surgeon in the Turkey. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Turkey. The physician is currently working as a General Surgeon, Memorial Antalya Hospital, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Hydarpasa Sample Hospital Mediterranean University Faculty of Medicine

qualified. Dr. Alihan Gurkan has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Acibadem University faculty of Medicine Mediterranean University Faculty of Medicine
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Hospital
  • St Lukes Episcopal Hospital

Dr. Alihan Gurkan has more than 0 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Oncology
MEMBERSHIPS (4)
  • Turkish Society of Nephrology
  • ASTS (Americana Society of Transplant Surgeons)
  • Turkish Society of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Turkish Surgical Society Mediterranean Surgery Association
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (2)
  • Video laparascopic treatment of liver hydatid cysts with a partial cystectomy and omentoplasty.
  • Two case reports of unsuspected even duct paucity in living-related liver transplantation.
Procedures
Abdominoperineal Resection

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a type of a surgery in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed through small cuts in the belly. It is a surgical procedure done primarily to remove the cancer of the rectum. Typically, abdominoperineal resection (AP) is conducted as an elective procedure. This procedure is most often used to treat rectum cancer if it is located very low in the rectum or in the anus, close to the sphincter muscles.

Nowadays, advanced surgical techniques and other treatment modalities have brought an increase in the rate of sphincter-sparing operations. However, APR surgery is still necessary in selected cases, especially if the patient has distal tumors or poor sphincter function.  AP resection is a major operation. During perineal resection, the rectum, distal colon, and anal sphincter complex are completely removed using both anterior abdominal and perineal incisions. Once the anus and rectum are removed, a permanent colostomy is needed to complete the procedure.

Colostomy brings the colon to an opening at the surface of the skin, which allows the waste to pass out of the body. This new opening is called stoma and usually measures from one to one-and-a-half inches in diameter. A pouch, or a stoma appliance, is needed to be worn at all times. The stoma has no sphincter muscles, so there is no conscious control over the elimination of waste products from the body after the procedure.

Hemicolectomy

The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Alihan Gurkan have?
Dr. Alihan Gurkan is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Weight Loss Specialist.
Does Dr. Alihan Gurkan offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Alihan Gurkan have?
Dr. Alihan Gurkan is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 0 Years years of experience.
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