Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca

Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca

General Surgeon - General Laparoscopic Surgeon,Liver Transplant Surgeon,Kidney Transplant Surgeon

  Baskent University Istanbul Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  23 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca is one of the finest General Surgeon in Turkey. He is an experienced General Laparoscopic 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, Baskent University Istanbul Hospital, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • 1996 Bachelor’s Degree / Master’s Degree / School of Medicine / Ankara University
  • 2002 Residency/Doctorate, General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Ankara University
  • 2009 Assistant Professor / General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Rize University
  • 2014 Associate Professor / General Surgery Department, Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara
  • 2020 Professor / General Surgery Department, Bakent University Hospital, Ä°stanbul

qualified. Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Resident, General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Ankara University, 1997-2002
  • General Surgeon, Bartin State Hospital, Bartin, 2002-2006
  • General Surgeon - Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Professor - General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Rize University, Rize, 2008-2010
  • Assistant Professor - Kidney and Liver Transplantation Unit, General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Ankara University, 2009-2010
  • General Surgeon, Deputy Head, Turkish Public Health Agency Non-contagious Diseases, Programs and Cancer, Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey, 2010-2013
  • General Surgeon - Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, 2013-2014
  • Associate Professor (General Surgeon and Lecturer), Liver and Bile Ducts Clinic, Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, 2014-2017
  • Present Professor (Lecturer), General Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Baskent University

Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca has more than 23 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Appendectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Liver transplant
  • General Surgery
  • Transplants
  • Urology
MEMBERSHIPS (12)
  • Turkish Surgical Association
  • Ankara Surgical Association
  • Union for Associations of Breast Diseases
  • Ankara Association of Breast Diseases
  • Turkish Association of Vascular Surgery
  • Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Turkish Association for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Association of Clinical Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition
  • Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
  • Turkish Society of Hepato-Pancreatobiliary Surgery
  • ESCP
  • ACS
Procedures
Appendectomy

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernia is a condition that occurs when intestinal tissues or fatty tissues push through the weaker section of the abdominal wall, through the inguinal canals. The inguinal canals are situated both sides of the anterior abdominal wall, on either side of the midline. Located just above the inguinal ligaments, the inguinal canal is larger as well as more prominent among the men compared to women. It serves an important purpose, as it is associated in the conveyance of the spermatic chords in male as well as the uterine ligament (round) in the females. When a part of the abdominal wall gets weak, the tissues in the region protrude through the abdominal wall into the canal, causing extreme pain and discomfort. This can be felt as a lump in the lower abdominal area in most people, however, may also get unnoticed in candidates dealing with obesity. In such cases, inguinal hernia repair becomes the need of the hour, which can be achieved by surgical operations.

Inguinal hernia can be very painful and may interfere with daily activities to a great extent. Though medications like painkillers may help to cope up with the pain, the best treatment to cure hernia is through surgical procedures. Inguinal hernia repair can be done via surgical methods as the opening can not be sealed with medications and therapies, and needs to be thoroughly sealed. Thus, the candidate is suggested and requested to prepare for surgery. However, pre-surgery, through evaluation of the candidate is done in order to diagnose any kind of chronic or terminal disease which shall complicates the surgery further. Inguinal hernia repair is essential as if the protruding tissues are not retracted, it will keep forcing the opening in the abdominal and worsening the condition.

Kidney Transplant

 

There are many options when it comes to the treatment of a kidney that fails to maintain normal function in the body. Kidney transplant surgery is one of the most successful ways to restore normal functioning of the affected kidneys as it allows for an access to greater freedom and a better quality of life.

A kidney transplant patient is more likely to enjoy bouts of energy and follow the less strict diet as compared to patients who choose an alternative treatment.

The kidney performs several important functions in the human body. Even slight damage to the kidneys can, therefore, cause a lot of problems. When the kidney is rendered incapable of its main function, that is, removal of waste products from the blood, a condition called uremia develops.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of this condition do not develop unless 90 percent of the kidney is damaged. This is the time when an individual would require a kidney transplantation surgery or dialysis to restore the normal functioning.

There are several other kidney diseases that warrant the need for a kidney transplantation. Some of these conditions include the following:

    • Deep-rooted problem in the anatomy of the urinary tract
    • Extremely high blood pressure
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Diabetes mellitus

 

Symptoms of Kidney Dysfunction

Some of the common symptoms observed in the case of kidney diseases include the following:

  • Shortness of breath and general fatigue
  • Retention of fluid causing swelling (edema)
  • Foamy and dark orange,  brown, red or tea-colored urine
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Back pain
  • Restless legs and inability to sleep due to leg cramps
  • Metallic taste
  • Breathing problems due to urea build up in blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness in the toes or fingertips and tingling sensation
  • Problem concentrating
Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It helps in the storage of bile which is used to breakdown food during digestion. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications it might cause. Other reason for the surgery might include biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. It is called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and it carries only a small risk of complications.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen
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Dr. Ahmet Serdar Karaca is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 23 Years years of experience.
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