Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu is a distinguished general surgeon working at the Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul, Turkey. He specialises in Breast Diseases and Breast Surgery and Breast cancer. He obtained his medical education from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He has previously also served at the Acibadem Maslak and Fulya Hospitals and the Milan European Institute of Oncology, Italy.
Dr Ertugrul has been a part of many articles written in renowned medical journals such as the Journal of Northern Clinics of Istanbul / Istanbul Northern Clinics Journal and the Journal of Clinical Turkey. He is also a part of many associations such as Turkish Surgical Association, Breast Science (Senology) Association, International Society of Surgery and the American Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD).
Listed below are some of the conditions that surgical neurologist Ertugrul Gazioglu treats:
Breast cancer surgery is performed to remove the specific area of cancer in the breasts. The surgeon removes cancer and healthy tissues all around it. You usually have to undergo radiotherapy for the breast after this kind of surgery.
There are around 200 different types of cancer and all these can cause different symptoms. The symptoms are often linked to some cancer types. The signs could also be general, including weight loss, fatigue, and unexplained pain. Although there may be different symptoms in different types of cancer, some general symptoms of cancer include:
The operating hours of Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu is 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), The doctor does not see patients on Sunday.
The list of popular procedures that Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu performs for cancer treatment are given below
The doctor has performed a large number of successful procedures for cancer treatment, with a high success rate has received worldwide recognition for their patient-centric approach and holistic approach. Patient safety is the top priority for the doctor who follows all medical protocols and provides care of international standards. There are two types of cancer surgery - minimally invasive surgery and open surgery. In open surgery, a surgical oncologist makes a large incision, to remove the tumor and some of the adjacent healthy tissues. Minimally invasive surgery involves laser surgery, cryosurgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopy, cryosurgery.
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The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women from this rare disorder are diagnosed and suggested a personalized treatment plan. These advances have made it easier for the doctors to arrive at a treatment plan, which is most suitable for the patient as per their individual characteristics and needs.
Different breast cancer treatment options help destruct complex mixture of cancer cells, which are otherwise difficult to treat using conventional breast cancer treatment. The treatment is started by the doctors handling the case as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed.
Before the article delves into the different breast cancer treatment options, lets first take a look at how breast cancer develops and what are its symptoms and diagnosis methods.
Breast cancer primarily affects females aged above 40. However, that does not mean that it does not affect women aged below 40. Breast cancer can also affect males, although rarely.
Breast cancer starts in the cells of either one or both the breasts. It accounts for more than 16 percent of female cancer and contributes to 18.2 percent of all deaths that take place around the world because of cancer.
In the US alone, breast cancer affects more than 232,000 females and 2,200 males each year. It leads to death of more than 39,000 breast cancer patients in a year.
The symptoms of breast cancer can be easily identified at home through breast self-examination. You should consult your physician on how to conduct this exam at home.
The most common breast cancer symptoms include:
In case of more aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, severe redness and itching may be present.
The patients are advised to contact their physician as soon as they notice any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The physician is the best person to diagnose whether it is normal or inflammatory best cancer, and accordingly, suggest treatment for breast cancer.
The exact reason that causes breast cancer is unclear, despite the fact that every eighth woman suffers from it. However, there are several factors that have been associated with the development of breast cancer. Some of the breast cancer risk factors include:
The risk of breast cancer naturally increases as women age. The risk is also higher in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, possess BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or who have had their periods before the age of 12.
Mastectomy refers to the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both the breasts. This surgery is most often indicated for breast cancer.
A lump in the breast or armpits is one of the earliest signs of breast cancer. It can cause a change in the shape, size, or color of the breast or nipple. Nipple tenderness, inward folding of the nipple, discharge from the nipple, and orange peel appearance of the skin of the breast are the other signs of breast cancer. Patients who observe any of the above-mentioned signs must see their physician immediately.
Your physician may recommend you to undergo a partial or full mastectomy in the following conditions:
Additionally, if you have a family history of breast cancer or deleterious mutation of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, you are advised preventive mastectomy.
Dr Ertugrul has more than 34 years of experience as a general surgeon in Turkey.
He specialises in Breast Diseases and Breast Surgery and Breast cancer
Yes, Dr Ertugrul provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Ertugrul.
Dr Ertugrul is a part of the following associations –
Turkish Surgical Association
Breast Science (Senology) Association
International Society of Surgery
American Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD)
Balkan Medical Association
General surgeons are doctors who specialise in conducting surgery. Dr Ertugrul, in particular, is an expert at performing cancer surgery, in breast cancer surgery.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
The surgical oncologist is often the first among cancer specialists to see cancer patients. The primary doctor most commonly does a diagnosis, and in cases where this requires biopsy or surgery, the surgical oncologist is called. Surgical oncologists are doctors with experience in cancer surgery. Surgical oncologists choose to perform surgeries to find out the locations where cancer has spread. While treating cancer, a surgical oncologist might remove cancerous tumors and surrounding healthy tissues, and nearby lymph nodes. The surgical procedures used will vary depending on the aim of the surgery. Surgical oncologists might do minimally invasive procedures or open surgeries.
Some of the most common test performed for the diagnosis of cancer are:
A biopsy is a procedure in which a piece of tissue from your body is removed to analyze it in a laboratory. It is an effective way to diagnose cancer.
You should see a surgical oncologist in case your primary care doctor refers you to one. The doctor may also tell you to visit a surgical oncologist for the diagnosis of cancer. Some specialized general surgeons can also perform surgery on various types of cancer. Below are some situations when you need to see a surgical oncologist: