Dr. Talha Atalay

   NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey

  15 Years of experience

   175 USD for Video Consultation


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Talha Atalay is a renowned general surgeon with more than 21 years of experience. He obtained his medical education from the Marmara University Faculty of Medicine / 1997. He then went on to Marmara University / Emergency Medicine (1st Specialization) / 1998-2002. He also completed a course at Selcuk University / General Surgery (2nd Specialization) / 2005-2011. Dr. Talha specializes in many general surgery procedures such as breast removal surgery.

Contribution to surgical Science

Dr. Talha is a part of many international associations such as the Turkish Surgical Association, 2011, and the Turkish Medical Association, 2013. He has also been a part of many research projects in different medical journals around the world. He has also served at the Ankara GATA / Emergency Children's Department / Military Service.

Conditons treated by Dr. Talha Atalay

General Laparoscopic Surgeon Talha Atalay treats the following conditions:

  • Gallstones that are Causing Pain and Infection
  • Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the Gall Bladder)
  • Inguinal Hernia (in Groin)
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Head Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease Or Severe Diverticulitis
  • Colon Cancer and Bowel Diseases
  • Complicated Acute Appendicitis
  • Pancreatic or Duodenal Trauma

Though many digestive problems could be treated successfully with or medications or lifestyle changes, some conditions may require laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a "minimally invasive" procedure commonly used to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. For laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen. The laparoscope instruments are inserted through these ports.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Talha Atalay

The below symptoms should be discussed with a General Laparoscopic Surgeon who will advise required diagnostic tests and start appropriate treatment:

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
  • Low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in your abdomen
  • Flatulence
  • Back pain between your shoulder blades
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Loss of appetite

Abdominal problems may show other symptoms, which depend on the underlying disease or condition. Stomach problems are mostly related to the digestive system, but might also be linked to other body systems.

Operating Hours of Dr. Talha Atalay

If you want to seek consultation from doctor Talha Atalay, you can visit him between 11 am and 5 pm (Monday to Saturday). The doctor doesnt work on Sunday.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Talha Atalay

Some of the popular procedures that Dr Talha Atalay perform are given below:

  • Appendectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Whipples Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal may the best option to get rid of gallbladder complications. There are many advantages of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, such as smaller incision, less pain than after open surgery, and quicker recovery compared to open surgery.

Past Experience

  • Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, 2015-2017
  • Ardahan State Hospital, 2012-2015
  • Selcuk University General Surgery, 2005-2011
  • Marmara University Emergency Medicine, 1998-2002
  • Ankara Gülhane Military Medical Academy, 2002-2003


  • Marmara University School of Medicine, 1990-1997
  • Marmara University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, MSc, 1998-2002
  • Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine, General Surgery, 2005-2011
  • Ankara Gata Medical Faculty, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002-2003
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  • Turkish Surgical Association
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • Ozturk A, Yavuz Y, Atalay TA Case of DuodenalObstruction and Pancreatitis Due to Intragastric Balloon. Balkan Med J. 2015 Jul; 32 (3): 323-6. doi: 10.5152 / balkanmedj.2015.15312. Epub 2015 Jul 1.PID: 26185725
  • Atalay T, Cakir M, Tekin A, Kucukkartallar T, Kargin S, Kartal A, Source A. The effects of flavanoid on the treatment of hepato pulmonary syndrome. J Korean Surg Soc. 2013 Nov; 85 (5): 219-24. doi: 10.4174 / jkss. 2013.85.5.219. Epub 2013 Oct 25.PID: 24266012
  • Ozturk A, Yananli Z, Atalay T, Akinci O.F. Recurrent and synchronous intussusception of the small intestine: a rare presentation of Peutz-Jegherssyndrome. GaziantepMed J 2014; 20 (3): 287-290
  • Yananli Z, Oztürk A, Atalay T, Akinci O.F Bilaterally IncarceratedMorgagniHernia.DOI: 10.4328 / JCAM.2327 Received: 07.02.2014 Accepted: 26.02.2014 Published Online: 26.02.2014

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.

Gastric Bypass

Nowadays, weight management is the biggest problem for people from all age groups. Weight loss surgery options are preferred when alternative means of weight loss such as exercise, diet management, and so on fail to work.

Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options during which the size of the stomach is decreased. The reduced size of the stomach allows for reduced consumption of food by the patient, which in turn, results in gradual weight loss.

Other popular weight loss surgery options include:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Adjustable gastric band
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

Of all the bariatric procedures, gastric bypass is the most preferred options for weight loss because of the greater possibility of positive outcomes. Moreover, there are no major side effects of gastric bypass.

 What are the criteria for gastric bypass surgery?

 Not everyone is an ideal candidate for gastric bypass surgery. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more and with a history of heart disease, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea are mostly recommended gastric bypass 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.

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
Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.

During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”

The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices. You may feel full after eating small amounts of food. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.

Is it safe to have sleeve gastrectomy?

Gastric sleeve procedure is recommended to individuals whose body mass index (BMI) is 40 or greater than 40. It is a completely safe procedure and is minimally invasive in nature.

When performed correctly, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves a number of obesity-related medical conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, hypertension, cardiac disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, dermatitis due to skin folds, urinary incontinence, and metabolic syndrome.

Whipple's Procedure

Among all the forms of common cancers, it has been found that pancreatic cancer has the poorest prognoses. This reason can be attributed to the cancer growing and spreading long before it starts showing any visible symptoms. A survey revealed that only 6 percent patients survive for more than five years after its diagnosis. For some patients, a very complicated surgery known as the Whipple's procedure will be able to extend life and can be counted as a potential cure. After undergoing Whipple's surgery the five-year rate of survival can be increased to 25 percent.

People who are suffering from pancreatic cancer are eligible for the Whipple’s operation. People who have tumors confined to the pancreatic head and the blood vessels, lungs, and livers or the abdominal cavities are still not affected and are recommended to undergo this procedure after intensive testing and evaluation.

People with benign tumors are also recommended to undergo the procedure. For patients who are suffering metastasis, this procedure is not recommended. Cancer in the ampulla, region where the pancreatic duct and bile duct enter, can also be treated.

Whipple's Operation

Whipple's operation is conducted in the head of the pancreas. During the surgery, a segment of the duodenum, bile duct, and the gallbladder is removed. In some cases, a portion of the stomach may also be removed. After these segments are removed, the remaining pancreas, bile duct, and even portion of the intestine will be sutured back to the main intestine to direct the secretion of the gastrointestinal segment into the gut. The Whipple& procedure for pancreatic cancer is long and has several complications associated with it.

A doctor may recommend you to undergo Whipple operation for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Pancreatic cysts, tumors, and cancer
  • Ampullary cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cancer of the bile duct
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Traumatic injury to the small intestine or the pancreas
  • Tumor of disorders of the bile ducts, pancreas, or duodenum
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Talha Atalay have being a general surgeon in Turkey?

Dr. Talha has over 21 years of experience as a general surgeon.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Talha Atalay as a general surgeon?

Dr. Talha specializes in many general surgery procedures such as breast removal surgery.

Does Dr. Talha Atalay provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Talha Atalay provides online video consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr. Talha Atalay?

It cost 74 USD to video consult with Dr. Talha Atalay through MediGence.

What associations is Dr. Talha Atalay part of?

Dr. Talha is a part of many international associations such as the Turkish Surgical Association, 2011, and the Turkish Medical Association, 2013.

When do you need to see a general surgeon such as Dr. Talha Atalay?

Dr. Talha specializes in many general surgery procedures such as breast removal surgery. Some other general surgery procedures include operating on ulcers and cysts as well.

How to connect with Dr. Talha Atalay for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Talha Atalay have?
Dr. Talha Atalay is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in General Surgeon.
Does Dr. Talha Atalay offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
Yes. Dr. Talha Atalay offers telemedicine via MediGence. Top General Surgeon in Turkey like Dr. Talha Atalay are offering second opinions and video consultations at the click of a button. One can clear all their queries before opting to travel abroad for treatment with the power of Online Doctor Consultation.
What is the process of scheduling a Telemedicine call with Dr. Talha Atalay?
To avail a Telemedicine call with Dr. Talha Atalay, the interested candidate should:
  • Search Dr. Talha Atalay on the MediGence website search bar
  • Click the video icon against his profile
  • Select an appropriate date
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  • Upload necessary documents
  • Make the payment via secured payment gateway of Paypal
  • Join the video call by clicking the link received over email on decided date and time
How many years of experience does Dr. Talha Atalay have?
Dr. Talha Atalay is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 15 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Talha Atalay?
The consultation fees of General Surgeon in Turkey like Dr. Talha Atalay starts from USD 175.
FAQ's Related to General Laparoscopic Surgeon
What does a General Laparoscopic Surgeon do?

A General Laparoscopic Surgeon is a doctor who is trained in laparoscopy technique which involves making small incisions in the abdomen to insert instruments and a camera so that the surgeon can see the organs. The surgeons used this technique to operate on several diseases related to the gallbladder, hernias, etc. A General Laparoscopic Surgeon can perform laparoscopic surgeries to treat conditions like Cholecystitis, Hernias, and Appendicitis, etc. The surgeon works closely with a surgical team that includes anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgical technicians. The surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive techniques which involves making small incisions to access various organs.

What are the tests required before and during the consultation by a General Laparoscopic Surgeon?

There are various diagnostic tests that help a General Laparoscopic Surgeon diagnose conditions related to the abdomen and pelvis. The tests are:

  • Blood Tests
  • Urine Tests
  • Skrotal Doppler
  • Ingunial Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Physical Exam
  • CT scan Abdomen

It is important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that they can assess the symptoms and recommend some tests to know the underlying condition causing the symptoms. The doctor then designs your treatment based on the test report.

When should you go to see a general laparoscopic surgeon?

Patients see a general surgeon in a variety of circumstances. If your doctor thinks that non-surgical treatments will not be enough, they may refer to a general laparoscopic surgeon. An individual needs to consult a General Laparoscopic Surgeon in case of the below situations:

  1. Reduced appetite and weight loss
  2. Persistent change in your bowel habits
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Fever.
  5. Abdominal tenderness
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Abdominal pain and cramping.
  8. Blood in your stool.
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