Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc

Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc

ENT Specialist - ENT Surgeon

  Acibadem University Hospital Atakent, Istanbul, Turkey

  15 Years of experience


Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc is one of the finest ENT Specialist in Turkey. He is an experienced ENT Surgeon in the Turkey. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Turkey. The physician is currently working as a ENT Surgeon, Acibadem University Hospital Atakent, Turkey. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • 2010 FEBEORL - HNS-Fellow of the Europen Board in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2010 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2010 Istanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine 2006 Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2004 Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
  • 2003 Institut Georges Portmann, Bordeaux, France
  • 1999 Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • 1993 Galatasaray High School

qualified. Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • 2012 - 2013 Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2010 - 2012 Istanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2007 - 2010 Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2006 - Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2006 - 2007 Department of Otolaryngology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2004 - 2006 Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Otolaryngology Department

Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc has more than 15 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Cochlear Implant
  • Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Nasal Polyp Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • ENT
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Turkish Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Turkish Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  • Istanbul Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Specialists Association
  • Facial Plastic Surgery Association Institut Georges Portmann
  • Adenotonsillectomy in a case with Silver-Russell syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea A Turkish rhinitis quality of life scale Infectious Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis Prognostic Factors of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children
Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant is one of the several ways to treat hearing loss. It is an electronic device, a part of which lies on the cochlea (inner ear) and behind the ear that helps stimulate the nerve.

A cochlear implant is advised to a person suffering from complete deafness or partial hearing loss in one or both the ears. The device is used to bypass the usual or normal mechanism by which a person is able to hear external sounds.

Who requires cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant is typically suggested to patient with sensorineural hearing loss. This condition may arise when there is a damage to the tiny hair that are present on cochlea. These tiny hears catch the vibration of an external sound and transfer it to the auditory nerve, which then sends the signal to the part of brain responsible for hearing.

In cases of damaged cochlear hair, the vibrations are not picked up and no signal is sent to the auditory nerve. In such patients, a cochlear implant can help transmit the signal directly to the auditory nerve.

Components of Cochlear Implant

A typical cochlear implant consists of two parts – one is the stimulator, while the other one is a processor.

  • Stimulator: The receiver-stimulator component of the cochlear implant is placed under the skin with the help of a surgery. It helps stimulate the auditory nerve, which then sends signals to the brain.
  • Processor:The processor part is fixed behind the ear, just like a hearing aid. However, it is a bit larger than a typical hearing aid. This component helps process surrounding sounds and speech.
Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty)

Pinnaplasty is a type of a surgical procedure used for the correction of prominent ears. This procedure is also known as otoplasty or ear pinning. This ear plastic surgery is conducted on people of both the sexes and of all ages, who wish to correct their ears that tend to stick out.

Some people may not bother about the “bat” shape of their ears, but, for others, continuous comments from others can lead to distress, particularly during school years. Pinnaplasty is the best and simple procedure that can solve the problem safely and quickly.

Ear pinning surgery involves making an incision just behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear joins the head. This lets the surgeon reshape the year by removing some part of the cartilage. The surgeon can then use permanent internal stitches to keep the ears in their new place.

Who are the best candidates for pinnaplasty?

The best candidates for pinnaplasty include both children and teenagers, although adults may choose to undergo the surgery as well. This surgery is not recommended for children younger than five as their ears will still be growing and developing.

You can go for pinnaplasty if your ears are protruding or sticking out at a prominent angle from your head. Pinnaplasty is typically carried out in people who have one ear that sticks out much more than the other. In such cases, pinnaplasty can restore the symmetry of ears.

Nasal Polyp Surgery

Nasal polyps are fleshy swellings or polypoidal, benign/non-cancerous masses that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. They usually occur in both nostrils, though unilateral polyps rarely occur. Polyp formation in the nasal cavity is due to chronic allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, and, less commonly due to underlying disease such as cystic fibrosis.

Patients with large polyps present with nasal obstruction (breathing difficulty), persistent nasal discharge (rhinorrhea), sinus infection, and loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) for a prolonged duration.


People from all age groups can get affected by ear disorders and hearing impairment problems. In the United States, a survey revealed that under the age of 65, over 60 per cent of the population suffers from problems related to hearing loss. However, almost 25 per cent of people aged above 65 experience a significant loss of hearing. Thankfully, different types of ENT surgeries are available to treat problems related to the ear.

Most often, people are diagnosed with problems related to the eardrum, or tympanum, and the infection in the cells of the mastoid bone. The tympanum is the thin membranous structure present between the outer and the middle ear. It vibrates when sound waves hit on it and this enables us to hear.

A repair surgery called tympanoplasty is required to treat a perforation or hole in the eardrum. The middle ear is sterile but due to rupture of the eardrum, an infection can also occur. It may also be required for repairing of tiny bones present behind the eardrum or ossicles in the mastoid bone. This repair is known as mastoidectomy.

Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy are therefore conducted together in many cases. This procedure is known as tympano-mastoidectomy.

Causes of Hearing Loss

There are several reasons that may cause loss of hearing, including the following:

  • Birth defect

  • An ear infection that has grown very severe and left untreated for long

  • The injury suffered by the ear

  • Ear subjected to excessive levels of noise

  • Hearing loss as a result of age

  • Other reasons

Symptoms of Hole in Eardrum

Some of the common symptoms of a puncture in eardrum include the following:

  • Sharp pain in the ear that disappears abruptly

  • Excessive pressure, which will suddenly disappear with the rupture and pus formation in the ear

  • Loss of hearing

  • Dizziness

Types of Tympanoplasty

Type 1 tympanoplasty or myringoplasty is the surgery that ensures restoration of the eardrum that got perforated with drafting

Type II tympanoplasty addresses membrane perforations with erosion in the bone malleus. Grafting is done on the incus bone or in the remains of the malleus.

Type III tympanoplasty is meant for destruction of two ossicles and intact and mobile stapes bone. A graft is placed on the stapes and it provides protection for the total assembly.

Type IV tympanoplasty is useful for cases of ossicular destruction, which has all or part of the arch of stapes included. A graft is placed around the mobile stapes footplate

Type V tympanoplasty is useful when the footplate of the stapes bone is fixed. 

For treating Cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty can be combined with stapedectomy and mastoidectomy and in many cases, a second operation is required to ensure the infection is totally eradicated.

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Dr. Melih Guven Guvenc is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 15 Years years of experience.
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