Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu

   Liv Hospital Ulus , Istanbul, Turkey

  34 Years of experience

   300 USD for Video Consultation


Qualification and Experience

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. 

Contribution to Medical Science

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).

Condition Treated by Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu

Listed below are some of the conditions that surgical neurologist Ertugrul Gazioglu treats:

  • Ependymomas
  • Meningiomas
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Oral or Mouth Cancer
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Colorectal or Colon Cancer
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Cervical Cancer

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.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu

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:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A new cough that doesn't go away
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Hoarseness
  • Bone pain
  • Losing weight without trying

Operating hours of Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu

The operating hours of Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu is 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), The doctor does not see patients on Sunday.

Procedures performed by Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu

The list of popular procedures that Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu performs for cancer treatment are given below

  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Mastectomy

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.

Past Experience

  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, General Surgery (1987-2017)
  • Acibadem Maslak and Fulya Hospitals (2008)
  • Milano Avrupa Oncology Institute, Italy (2006)
  • Paris Univ. Kremlin-Bicetre Hospital, Paris (1991)
  • Ministry of Health, Bayburt Kopuz Health Center (1986)


  • Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty (1979-1985)
  • Galatasaray College (1971-1979)
  • Kayseri Ahmetpasa Primary School (1966-1971)
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  • Turkish Surgical Association
  • Breast Science (Senology) Association
  • International Society of Surgery
  • American Society of Breast Diseases (ASBD)
  • Balkans Medical Association
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Vacuum Assisted and Core Needle Biopsies.
  • Bilateral idiopathic granulomatous mastitis.
  • Multi-recurring extraplueural malign solitary fibrous tumor of breast: A case report and review of the literature.
  • Indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
  • Nipple adenoma of the breast: Reconstruction of nipple from the areola.
Breast Cancer Treatment

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: What do the statistics say?

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.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

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:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Lump in the breast
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Change in colour and shape of the nipples
  • Rash, redness or pitting on the breast skink
  • Pain in the breast or armpits
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipples

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.

Breast Cancer Causes

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:

  • Prolonged use of birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy
  • High breast density
  • Alcohol addiction
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after 35
  • Exposure to radiation

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.

Who are advised to undergo breast cancer mastectomy?

Your physician may recommend you to undergo a partial or full mastectomy in the following conditions:

  • If you have a massive malignant tumor in the breast or invasive ductal carcinoma
  • If you have had a recurrent breast cancer after initial lumpectomy
  • If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and radiation therapy is contraindicated
  • If you have a medical history of scleroderma and have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a lump in the armpits

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu have being a general surgeon in Turkey?

Dr Ertugrul has more than 34 years of experience as a general surgeon in Turkey.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu as a general surgeon?

He specialises in Breast Diseases and Breast Surgery and Breast cancer

Does Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Ertugrul provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu?

It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Ertugrul.

What associations is Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu part of?

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

When do you need to see a general surgeon such as Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu?

General surgeons are doctors who specialise in conducting surgery. Dr Ertugrul, in particular, is an expert at performing cancer surgery, in breast cancer surgery.

How to connect with Dr Ertugrul Gazioglu for Online Consultation through MediGence?

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.

What area of specialization does Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu have?
Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
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How many years of experience does Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu have?
Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 34 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Ertugrul Gazioglu?
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FAQ's Related to Surgical Oncologist
What does a surgical oncologist do?

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.

What are the tests required before and during consultation by a surgical oncologist?

Some of the most common test performed for the diagnosis of cancer are:

  • Biopsy
  • Physical Exam
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Imaging Tests
  • Cancer Screening

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.

When should you go to see a surgical oncologist?

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:

  1. Unusual cancer like head or neck cancer.
  2. Complex cancer can spread to multiple body parts.
  3. Cancer recurrence
  4. Cancer that is difficult to treat
  5. For in-depth evaluation and treatment plan
  6. You want a second opinion about cancer diagnosis
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