Dr. Ayhan Dinckan

   Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital , Istanbul, Turkey

  18 Years of experience

   300 USD for Video Consultation


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Ayhan Dinckan is a reputed General Surgeon in Turkey. He has over 16 years of experience as a General Surgeon. Dr. Ayhan Dinckan’s primary treatment and procedures include adult and pediatric kidney-pancreas transplant, liver transplant, hepatopancreatobillary surgery. Dr. Ayhan Dinckan graduated from the prestigious Akdeniz University, Turkey. Currently, he is the Chief of Transplantation center & consultant surgeon at the Istinye University Medical Faculty Liv Hospital. He is also a Faculty member at the Istinye University. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Dinckan has extensive experience in Transplantation surgeries. Dr. Ayhan Dinckan has performed over 5000 kidney transplantation operations since 2004. He supervised the First uterus and double fore-arm transplantations in Turkey. Dr. Ayan Dinckan is credited with much research and has published several papers. He is a member of the Turkey Medical Association.

Conditions Treated by Dr Ayhan Dinckan

Let us have a look at the number of conditions treated by Dr. Ayhan Dinckan.

  • Kidney Injury or Trauma
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Hemochromatosis. Biliary Atresia
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Chronic Infection
  • Polycystic Kidneys
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Symptomatic Hydronephrosis
  • Shrunken Kidney

Your kidneys can be affected from infections including hepatitis, tuberculosis and bone infections because of which you end up needing a kidney transplant. You might need to get a kidney transplant if you have cancer now or had it in the recent past. Are you suffering from liver disease or cardiovascular disease? Then it is a possibility that you could have to get a kidney transplant.

Signs and Symptoms treated by a Dr Ayhan Dinckan

Let us have a look at the signs and symptoms because of which kidneys end up losing 90% of ability to filter then the person has end stage kidney disease and will need a kidney transplant.

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Urine Output (although occasionally urine output remains normal)
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Seizures or Coma (in severe cases)
  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure
  • Fluid Retention (causing swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet)
  • Weakness

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) or what is known as Kidney failure is a big sign for you to get a kidney transplant. Patients who have been diabetic for a pretty long time might end up having this disease. Also, it is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) that has become a leading cause of irreversible damage being done to the kidneys.

Operating Hours of Dr Ayhan Dinckan

10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday are the doctor's operating hours. You can be up and about from the surgery in a day or two and reach home in one week.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr Ayhan Dinckan

We bring to you the names of the popular procedures performed by Dr. Ayhan Dinckan.:

  • Liver transplant
  • Kidney Transplant

Of the types of kidney transplants, the cadaveric renal transplant and living donor kidney transplant is so differentiated owing to the nature of the donor whether deceased or alive respectively. A preemptive kidney transplant actually preempts the need for dialysis to come in at all. Getting regular and timely checkups done is a way of knowing if your kidney transplant is a success and your body has accepted the new organ.

Past Experience

  • Transplantation surgeon - Akdeniz University, Organ Transplantation Center (kidney, pancreas, liver and combined organ transplant program) 2004-2007.
  • Assistant director of transplantation program - Akdeniz University Organ Transplantation Center, 2007-2011.
  • Director of Transplantation Center - Akdeniz University Organ Transplantation Center, 2011-2015.
  • Head of Prof. Dr. Tuncer Karpuzogu Organ Transplantation Institute 2011-2015.


  • Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Akdeniz
  • University Faculty of Medicine, General
  • Surgical Specialization Akdeniz University Organ Transplantation Center,
  • Multiorgan Transplant Surgery Education
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  • A variety of books translation and writing more than 55 articles published abroad, more than 20 domestic articles.
  • ADCK4-Associated Glomerulopathy Causes Adolescence-Onset FSGS.
  • A retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes after kidney transplantation in a single center.
  • Liver transplantation from a live donor to a patient with maple syrup urine disease: Two case reports.
  • Effect of age on the outcome of renal transplantation: A single-center experience.
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Our Experiences.
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
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
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does MD Ayhan Dinckan have being a general surgeon in Turkey?

Dr. Ayhan Dinckan has 16 years of experience as a general surgeon in Turkey.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does MD Ayhan Dinckan as a general surgeon?

Dr. Ayhan Dinckan’s primary treatments and procedures include adult and pediatric kidney-pancreas transplant, liver transplant, hepatopancreatobillary surgery.

Does MD Ayhan Dinckan provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Ayhan Dinckan provides online consultation via MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with MD Ayhan Dinckan?

It costs 130 USD to consult the expert, General Surgeon.

What associations is MD Ayhan Dinckan part of?

Dr. Ayhan Dinckan is part of the Turkey Medical Association.

When do you need to see a general surgeon such as MD Ayhan Dinckan?

We need to consult a general surgeon such as Dr. Dinckan for queries regarding the surgical procedures, transplantation protocol, hepatopancreatobillary surgery.

How to connect with MD Ayhan Dinckan for Online Consultation through MediGence?

The expert general surgeon 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. Ayhan Dinckan have?
Dr. Ayhan Dinckan is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Ayhan Dinckan offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
Yes. Dr. Ayhan Dinckan offers telemedicine via MediGence. Top Transplant Surgeon in Turkey like Dr. Ayhan Dinckan 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. Ayhan Dinckan?
To avail a Telemedicine call with Dr. Ayhan Dinckan, the interested candidate should:
  • Search Dr. Ayhan Dinckan on the MediGence website search bar
  • Click the video icon against his profile
  • Select an appropriate date
  • Register on the website
  • 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. Ayhan Dinckan have?
Dr. Ayhan Dinckan is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 18 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Ayhan Dinckan?
The consultation fees of Transplant Surgeon in Turkey like Dr. Ayhan Dinckan starts from USD 300.
FAQ's Related to Kidney Transplant Surgeon
What does a Kidney Transplant Surgeon do?

It is when you need your diseased kidney or kidneys removed and replaced with a healthy kidney that you visit a Kidney Transplant Surgeon. The surgery, the recovery and rehabilitation, the surgeon is involved throughout. It is the work of the surgeon to recommend tests and prescribe the medicines as well. The surgeon is the most important component of the core team which is inclusive of nurses, technicians and nephrologist.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

In order to check if you are the right candidate for a kidney transplant, there are some tests that need to be done such as:

  • Urine Output Measurements
  • Imaging Tests
  • Removing a sample of Kidney Tissue for Testing
  • Urine Tests
  • HLA Testing
  • Blood Tests
  • Donor-Special Blood Tests

We bring to you some more tests that could be required in the process of kidney transplant.:

  1. Blood tests
  2. Chest X-ray
  3. chocardiogram
  4. Electrocardiogram
  5. Cardiac stress test
  6. Cancer screening
  7. Colonoscopy
  8. Gynecological examination
  9. Prostate exam
  10. Dental evaluation

The right frequency and timing of the tests is important so that the transplant goes efficiently and the kidneys are well accepted. The heart tests such as the Echocardiogram, Electrocardiogram and the cardiac stress test are immensely important to know the heart strength.

When should you go to see a Kidney Transplant Surgeon?

Any symptoms that indicate a kidney failure are a good reason for you to a kidney transplant done. You can avoid the condition of going on the dialysis at all by getting a kidney transplant to preempt this situation. They also help you with post transplant checkups to see whether your body is accepting the transplanted kidney well. The decision to get a transplant or not is also done in consultation with the surgeon.

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