Dr. Muhsin Balaban

Dr. Muhsin Balaban

   Medicana International Istanbul , Istanbul, Turkey

  8 Years of experience


Conditions treated by Dr. Muhsin Balaban

The conditions that are treated by Dr. Muhsin Balaban are as follows::

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Polycystic Kidneys
  • Stones in the Kidney or Ureter
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Conditions such as Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Urinary incontinence are very common conditions in patients. Here is a comprehensive list of reasons because of which a patient can suffer from incontinence.:

  1. diabetes
  2. pregnancy or childbirth
  3. overactive bladder
  4. enlarged prostate
  5. weak bladder muscles
  6. weak sphincter muscles (muscles supporting the urethra)
  7. urinary tract infections
  8. diseases including Parkinsons and multiple sclerosis
  9. injury to the spinal cord
  10. severe constipation

Kidney and uretral stones are known to be a hindrance to the flow of urine and the reason for pain, sometimes the smaller stones are expelled from the body without any assistance, other times medical or surgical treatment is required for large stones. An immediate intervention from the urologist is also required in the cases of erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate cancer and bladder cancer.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr Muhsin Balaban

It is the signs and symptoms mentioned below that are obvious when their is a urological condition in the patient.:

  • Presence of blood in the urine, a condition also called hematuria
  • Urine that appears cloudy
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Burning sensation or pain during urination
  • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • A recurring need to urinate urgently

Symptoms which include your need to urinate even with an empty bladder and changed urination frequency are clear indication of a urological condition in patients. These are conditions which are related to the functions of filtering as well as carrying the urine in the body and can affect anyone, age and gender no bar..

Operating Hours of Dr. Muhsin Balaban

The operating hours of the doctor are from 10 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday and 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Known as an exceptional medical professional, the doctor goes above and beyond to treat the patients.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Muhsin Balaban

The popular procedures being regularly performed by Dr. Muhsin Balaban are listed here.:

  • Kidney Transplant
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment

It is a responsibility of Urologists to perform Vasectomy as well as Vasectomy reversal and these are two of the most popular procedures in Urology as they have a direct correlation with male contraception and its reversal. The surgery done by a Urologist can be to get rid of a tumor or even complete bladder, prostate when the patient has cancer. Urological procedures also include performing repairs post trauma, removing and breaking up kidney stones and to remove a kidney portion.

Past Experience

  • Istanbul Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, Urology Residency Program (2011) Selahattin Cizrelioglu Cizre State Hospital Sirnak Private Botan Hospital Antakya State Hospital


  • Marmara University School of Medicine
  • Istanbul Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, Urology Residency Program
  • Radical Cystoprostatectomy in Patients with Behçet's Disease: The Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature.
  • Salvage urethroplasty using skin grafts for previously failed long-segment urethral strictures.
  • The management of total avulsion of the ureter from both ends: Our experience and literature review.
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
Prostate Cancer Treatment

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system, which makes fluid that forms an essential part of the semen. Prostate cancer starts when cells of the prostate glands begin to grow abnormally

Prostate cancer is one of the leading cancers in men above the age of 60. In most of the cases, it is slow growing and may even go undetected and do not cause any problem. However, in some cases, it could be aggressive and cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body (metastatic prostate cancer)

Prostate cancer is a very slow growing disease and starts with tiny alterations in the shape and size of the prostate gland cells. The prostate cancer risk increases with age and it is rarely observed before the age of 40. That is the main reason why many men die of old age, without ever knowing that they had prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Causes

There is no direct prostate cancer causes. However, there are some factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer, including the following:

  • Consumption of diet rich in red meat and high fat dairy products
  • Less consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Obesity
  • Family history of the disease
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Types of Prostate Cancer

Usually, prostate cancer means the cancer of prostate gland cells called prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN). Almost all the prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, but there are some other types of prostate cancer as well, including the following:

  • Sarcomas
  • Small-cell carcinomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
  • Transitional cell carcinomas

Prostate Cancer Classification

Based on how abnormal the patterns of cancer cells look, prostate cancers are classified as:

  • Low-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of prostate cells appears almost normal
  • High-grade PIN: In this, the pattern of cells looks a bit abnormal

Signs of Prostate Cancer

There are no warning signs of prostate cancer. The symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer usually appear first in the region that the cancer cells have invaded.

After cancer causes the prostate gland to swell, the following signs of prostate cancer may be experienced: 

  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping the stream of urine
  • Weak urine stream and inability to urinate
  • Pain and burning sensation during urination and ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen

In prostate cancer stages, the following symptoms may also be there:

  • Pain in spine, pelvis or ribs
  • Leg weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence

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Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Muhsin Balaban have?
Dr. Muhsin Balaban is specialized in Turkey and of the most sought after doctors in Urinary Specialist.
Does Dr. Muhsin Balaban offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Muhsin Balaban have?
Dr. Muhsin Balaban is one of the most sought after specialists in Turkey and has over 8 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Urologist
What does a Urologist do?

Conditions of the make reproductive system as well as the urinary tract are what a urologist specialises in. A referral to a urologist is forthcoming from your doctor if the health condition is of adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, urethra or ureters. Their primary role is in providing the best treatment for conditions of the male reproductive system which includes seminal vesicles, penis, epididymis, prostate, and testes in men. Cancers of prostate gland, testicles, kidneys or bladder and bladder prolapse, enlarged prostate are all taken care of by a urologist.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Urologist?

Let us have a look at the routinely done Urology tests:

  • Pyelogram
  • Cystography
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound of the kidney, prostate/rectal sonogram

The doctor has to do a thorough physical exam of the patient which includes checking the urinary tract and basis need, the penis or testicles and the digital rectal exam. This is done after the doctor has gone through the medical history and reports and asked the right questions to the patient. The blood and urine tests are an essential component of the consultation with the doctor and give a complete picture of the various conditions or cancers. CT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray scans are a great tool to see what is not necessarily visible to the naked eye and fast forwarding the diagnoses of the health condition.

When should you go to see a Urologist?

Kindly have a look at the urinary difficulties because of which you would have to see a urologist.:

  1. Frequent urination during day or night time
  2. Burning or pain while urinating
  3. Difficulty in initiation of urine
  4. Poor stream of urine
  5. Sensation of incomplete voiding

Adding to this are several more reasons that make a consult with a urologist a must have and they are:

  1. Deranged PSA test results
  2. Blood in urine
  3. Pain in the flanks or back
  4. Urinary stone disease
  5. Testicular swelling or pain
  6. Urinary tract infections
  7. Pain in the penis
  8. Sexual dysfunction
  9. Male infertility

The conditions mentioned here are to be evaluated and diagnosed by a doctor specialising in urology before their are any further complications. Whether your problem is acute or chronic, the assessment of its seriousness as well as the treatment path forward are to be decided in consultation with the urologist.

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