Dr. Hamdi Karakayali

Dr. Hamdi Karakayali

Transplant Surgeon - Kidney Transplant Surgeon

  Acibadem University Hospital Atakent, Istanbul, Turkey

  25 Years of experience


Dr. Hamdi Karakayali is one of the finest Transplant Surgeon in Turkey. He is an experienced Kidney Transplant 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, Acibadem University Hospital Atakent, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • 2005 Baskent University Hospital - Professor
  • 1996 Baskent University Hospital - Assistant Professor
  • 1998 Baskent University Hospital - Associate Professor
  • 1994 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine General Surgery
  • 1988 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

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

The hospitals include:

  • 2013 - 2017 Medipol Mega University Hospital - Organ Transplant Center and HPB Unit Director
  • 2011 - 2013 Ozel Gaziosmanpasa Hospital - Organ Transplantation Center and Head of HPB Unit
  • 2009 - 2011 Baskent Universitesi Hastanesi - Liver Transplantation and Kidney Transplantation Officer 2002 - 2010 Ministry of Health - Advisor to the Scientific Committee for Liver and Kidney Transplantation 1999 - 2010 Baskent University Hospital - Vice President, Department of General Surgery
  • 1994 - 2011 Baskent University Hospital - Specialist Doctor

Dr. Hamdi Karakayali has more than 25 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Kidney Transplant
  • Transplants
  • The Transplantation Society
  • Turkey Organ Transplant Association
  • Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • European Board of Surgery New Key Opinion Leaders (New Key Opinion Leader)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Kidney Transplantation - Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Organ Transplantation
  • Member of the Science Committee for Liver Transplantation - Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Organ Transplantation
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Hamdi Karakayali have?
Dr. Hamdi Karakayali is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Hamdi Karakayali offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Hamdi Karakayali have?
Dr. Hamdi Karakayali is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 25 Years years of experience.
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