Dr. Cenan Oktay

Dr. Cenan Oktay

General Surgeon - General Laparoscopic Surgeon

  , Istanbul, Turkey

  30 Years of experience


Dr. Cenan Oktay 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, Asian Health Center, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Trakya University Faculty of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency Training - SSK Okmeydani Training Hospital, Istanbul

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

The hospitals include:

  • General Surgery USA Liver and Biliary Surgery Unit
  • General Surgery Specialist at SB Okmeydan Training Hospital
  • SB Haseki EAH District Polyclinic

Dr. Cenan Oktay has more than 30 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Appendectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • "Inter-Surgeon Training" certificate of achievement in Heidelberg-Germany General Surgery Department.
  • Certificate of "Microsurgery" course in Würzburg-Germany General Surgery Department
  • Certificate of achievement in the "Diagnostic and Therapy in Gastrointestinal Disorders" course in the General Surgery Department of Würzburg-Germany.
  • Certificate of success for the "Mammography + Ultrasonography" course organized by the National Breast Diseases Congress.
  • Istanbul Medical Faculty General Surgery Gastroentorology Endoscopy Training Course
  • Member of the National Surgery Association
  • Member of National Traumatology Association
  • Member of Laparoscopic Surgery Association
  • Member of International Liver and Biliary Surgery Association
  • C. Oktay, Y. Varnal, E. Yuney, T. Ayda, M. Keskin. Transhiatal colon interposition after total esophagectomy: Case report. Kartal Training and Research Hospital Medical Journal, 8 (3); 189-191, 2002
  • C. Oktay, T. Aydn, V. Tunali, M. Keskin. Splenectomy for massive splenomegaly. Med. Bull. Istanbul, 34; 2: 168-173, 2001
  • C. Oktay, E. Yuney, A. Sumbul, C. Ersavas. A case of hepatic hydatid cyst ruptured to the bile ducts. Okmeydani Medical Der. 17; 2: 95-97, 2000
  • C. Oktay, N. Ulufi, S. Kamali, G. Adas, G. Kamali. Surgical treatment in anorectal malignant melanoma. Colon and Rectum Hospital. Journal. September, 5; 3: 131-133, 1995
  • S. Kamali, C.Oktay, C. Perk, E. Acar. Use of bioabsorbable "Valtrac" rings in experimental colonic anastomoses. Colon and Rectum Hospital. Derg., 5; 3: 93-8, September 1995

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.


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
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.

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

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