Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun

   Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey

  20 Years of experience

   275 USD for Video Consultation

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is an experienced pediatric haematologist in Turkey. She has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric haematologist in Turkey. Dr. Torun’s primary treatment procedures include Burkitt’s lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, thalassemia, developmental disorders, stem cell therapies, etc. She graduated from the prestigious Erciyes University of Medicine. Currently, She is a Consultant Pediatric Haematologist at Istiniya University Hospital, Liv Hospital, Turkey.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is a highly skilled pediatric haematologist in Turkey. She has vast experience in research and has published more than 40 research papers in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is the founding president of Erciyes Thalassemia and Hemophilia Association for Hemophilia.

Conditions treated by Dr Yasemin Altuner Torun

There are different kinds of conditions that Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun treats and we have listed some of them here for your perusal.:

  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Congenital Neutropenia
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AMI)
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Spinal Injury
  • Various Autoimmune Diseases
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Thalassemia
  • Lymphoma

These doctors are known to manage the treatment of blood disorders and those of the lymphatic system i.e., vessels and lymph nodes. The three kinds of cancer for which the doctor can refer you to a Hematologist are Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia and Lymphoma. It is also for issues related to hemoglobin and red blood cells such as thalassemia, anemia and sickle cell anemia that this doctor can be consulted.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr Yasemin Altuner Torun

There are several signs and symptoms which indicate that a visit to a Hematologist is necessary.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Night sweats, fever and continuing fatigue are signs that all is not well with the patient and he might have a condition that a Hematologist can help treat.. Continuous yet unexplained weight loss and shortness of breath are also indicators of issues with a hematological background. If there are few of any of these symptoms that you have then do see a hematologist immediately.

Operating hours of Dr Yasemin Altuner Torun

The doctor is available for consultation and operation from 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday and from 9 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday. Well educated, skilled and having long term experience are all qualities that the doctor possesses.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun

The popular procedures performed by Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun are as follows.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

It is various blood conditions that these doctors treat and the procedures are linked to the same. Ablation therapy is routinely done by Hematologists wherein abnormal tissue is removed by making use of heat, cold, lasers, or chemicals. Among their area of specialty are bone marrow transplants and blood transfusion.

Past Experience

  • Kayseri Training and Research Hospital Child Health and Diseases Clinic
  • Emel- Mehmet Tarman Child Health and Diseases Clinic Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department
  • Kayseri City Training and Research Hospital Pediatric Health and Diseases Clinic Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department

Qualifications

  • Fevzi Cakmak High School, Kayseri
  • Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine
  • Specialization Training Erciyes University, Specialization in Child Health and Diseases
  • Specialization Training Erciyes University, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Minor Specialization
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MEMBERSHIPS (2)
  • Erciyes Thalassemia and Hemophilia Association for Hemophilia
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (4)
  • Using a high-flow nasal cannula provides superior results to OxyMask delivery in moderate to severe bronchiolitis: a randomized controlled study. Ergul AB, Caliskan E, Samsa H, Gokcek I, Kaya A, Zararsiz GE, Torun YA.
  • Use of a chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing reduced catheter-related bloodstream infections caused by Gram-positive microorganisms. Ergul AB, Gokcek I, Ozcan A, Cetin S, Gultekin N, Torun YA.
  • Factors that predict disease severity in atopic dermatitis: The role of serum basal tryptase. Sahiner UM, Buyuktiryaki B, Gungor HE, Sahiner N, Turasan A, Torun YA, Sekerel BE.
  • The eyes of children with celiac disease. Karatepe Hashas AS, Altunel O, Duru N, Alabay B, Torun YA.
Procedures
Bone Marrow Transplant

Stem cell transplant is one modern technology that is undergoing rapid improvements. It is said these days that instead of investing in various life insurance policies that are making the rounds in the market, to secure the future and precious life of your child go for stem cell technologies. This can later cure him or her from any life threatening terminal disease like cancer. Stem cell transplant has been used in recent times as a cure for cancer, but the technique is different from the stem cell bank that is maintained these days for new born.

 

Who needs a stem cell transplant?

The bone marrow which is part of the bones is responsible for making blood cells. It is soft and spongy tissue lodged inside the bone having hematopoietic stem cells. These cells either turn into bone marrow cells or can turn into any other kinds of cells or the blood cells. But there are certain forms of cancers that can keep these cells from developing normally.

A patient is recommended to get a blood as well as bone marrow stem cell transplant if they are in a condition which prevents the body from producing new healthy blood cells. Some of the conditions and diseases that prevent the bone marrow from doing so are given below:

  • Cancers like Myeloma, breast cancer, leukemia, Lymphoma may require stem cell transplant
  • Blood diseases which may require are sickle cell anemia, aplastic anemia and thalassemia
  • There are immune deficiency diseases like the congenital neutropenia, severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, chronic granulomatous disease may demand a stem cell transplant.

The oncologist or hematologist shall decide for a stem cell transplant for a patient depending upon overall age and health, severity of the diseases and other treatment possibilities.

 

What is a stem cell transplant?

So the stem cell transplant is a kind of treatment to treat blood disorders or any types of cancer. Even blood diseases are also treated with transplants. Previously patients had to undergo a bone marrow transplant due to the fact that stem cells are collected from the bone marrow. But today stem cells get collected from the blood. And for this particular reason they are now called stem cell transplants. Nowadays stem cell therapies are used to combat hair loss and many other aesthetic related issues.

Some of the different types of stem cell treatments available are discussed below

Autologous transplant: These kinds of transplants are known as auto transplant. This kind of transplant has the scope  of very high dose chemotherapy paired with autologous stem cell rescue. In this process usually the doctors treat the cancel and then make use of the stem cells from the patient itself. From the blood, stem cells are collected and the health care team then freezes it. These cells are usually placed back in the blood after thawing them in the frozen state post the chemotherapy. The cells take almost 24 hours to reach the bone marrow and start multiplying to give rise to healthy blood cells.

Allogenic transplantation: This is better known as an allo transplant medically. In this case stem cells are obtained from another individual. But this individual needs to be someone with whom the bone marrow of the patient matches. Due to presence of proteins in white blood cells called the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) it is important that bone marrow matching takes place. The most compatible stem cell donor will have the HLA matching with that of the patient.

But the process of matching can also give rise to a very severe condition named graft versus host disease or GVHD but then it is not very likely. In this kind of a disease the healthy cells obtained from transplantation will start attacking the cells of the patients. In such cases siblings are considered to be the best match. And if they are not available then some other close family member can also work. Once the donor is fixed then the patient starts receiving chemotherapy session with or without radiotherapy. The other person’s stem is then placed in a vein via a tube. These cells unlike the previous ones are not frozen so they can be given immediately after the completion of chemotherapy.

There can be two types of Allo transplantation depending upon the age, condition and the disease that is being addressed:

The first kind is ablative where high dose of chemotherapy is used and in the second kind milder doses of chemotherapy is employed.

When the assigned health care team is unable to find a matched adult donor then are other options that must be considered like the Umbilical cord blood transplant and these days cancer centers all around the globe make use of cord blood.

Parent child transplant and haplotype mismatched transplant: In these kinds of transplants which are commonly employed the match found is 50% instead of 100% and the donor can be a parent, child or brother and sister.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun have being a pediatric haematologist in Turkey?

Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric haematologist in Turkey.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun as a pediatric haematologist?

Dr. Torun’s primary treatment procedures include Burkitt’s lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, thalassemia, developmental disorders, stem cell therapies, etc.

Does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun provides online consultation via MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun?

It costs 130 USD to consult online with the expert.

What associations is Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun part of?

Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is the founding president of Erciyes Thalassemia and Hemophilia Association for Hemophilia.

When do you need to see a pediatric haematologist such as Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun?

We need to consult a pediatric haematologist such as Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun for queries regarding stem cell therapies, leukemia, lymphoma, their diagnosis, and prognosis.

How to connect with Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun for Online Consultation through MediGence?

The expert Pediatric Haematologist from Turkey can be easily consulted online by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your query. An appointment for a consultation with the expert will be scheduled. After the payment via PayPal, the Online Teleconsultation will connect the expert and the patient through a live F2F session.

What area of specialization does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun have?
Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
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How many years of experience does Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun have?
Dr. Yasemin Altuner Torun is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 20 Years years of experience.
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FAQ's Related to Hematologist
What does a Hematologist do?

It is the work of a Hematologist to diagnose and research blood disorders and lymphatic system disorders. Related medical treatment and procedures for blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system are the responsibility of a Hematologist. They help in monitoring your health condition and interpret the results and in this process they do work in coordination with some other specialists as well. A Hematologist also treats you for conditions like Sepsis, an infection reaction and Hemophilia, blood clotting disorder which is genetic.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Hematologist?

Here is a list of tests that are important prior to and during a consultation with a hematologist.

  • Cholesterol Testing
  • Blood Glucose Testing
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency Testing
  • White Blood Cells (WBC) Testing
  • Hemoglobin Testing
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC) Testing
  • Mono Screening
  • Full Blood Count Testing
  • Arranging a Blood Test
  • Hematocrit and Platelets

The tests namely Prothrombin time, Partial thromboplastin time help in checking you for clotting or bleeding disorders and are a good metric to know whether the treatments and medications are working well. The three blood cells, their characteristics and numbers are tracked through a test well known as a complete blood count. Blood disorders, bone marrow disorders, some cancers and infections in the bone marrow can be diagnosed and monitored via bone marrow biopsy.

When should you go to see a Hematologist?

When you have symptoms that indicate blood, bone marrow or lymphatic system related conditions then you are referred by your primary care doctor to visit a Hematologist. Also, when you have anemia, which means low red blood cells or sickle cell anemia, sickle shaped red blood cells then too it warrants a visit or a consultation with a Hematologist. Leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma (bone marrow, lymph nodes, or white blood cells) cancers also mean that you must get refer a Hematologist. Visiting the specialist should not be delayed at all when the symptoms start showing.

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