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Gökalp Silav

Neurosurgeon, Neurooncologist, Pediatric neurosurgeon

29 years of experience
0+ treatments performed

Dr Gökalp Silav is a highly-regarded pediatric and adult neurosurgeon with over 400 brain and spine surgeries performed annually. He specializes in brain and spine tumor removals, epilepsy surgery, and congenital conditions correction. He uses state-of-the-art neuronavigation equipment such as Brainlab to ensure precision and reduces damage to healthy tissues. He is a member of The Turkish Medical Association and The Turkish Neurosurgical Society and has trained at some of the largest neurology institutions in the world.


Memorial Şişli Hospital ,Istanbul , Turkey
4.5201 reviews

Dr. Gökalp Silav is listed among the top adult and pediatric neurosurgeons. The doctor applies only state-of-the-art neuronavigation equipment such as Brainlab. It tracks surgical instruments location during intervention, making neurosurgeon’s movements precise. As a result, healthy tissues remain undamaged. 


Dr. Gökalp Silav is considered one of the top-ranked pediatric and adult neurosurgeons, according to the Bookimed version. He specializes in brain and spine tumor removals, epilepsy surgery, and congenital conditions correction such as Spina bifida or craniostenosis. 

The doctor performs about 400 operations on the brain and spine annually.

Dr. Gökalp Silav carries out brain tumor surgery through the nasal cavities without incisions. It is a low-injury rate option, allowing for the preservation of the brain's healthy tissues. Earlier, such a method was used to remove benign pituitary tumors.

Work experience

  • Since 2019 — Holds a leading neurosurgeon position in Memorial Şişli Hospital
  • 2001-2019 — Worked in Istanbul's leading medical facilities such as Medipol University Hospital and Acibadem Hospital
  • 1994-2001 — Trained as neurosurgeon expert at Ankara University.


  • 1994 — Graduated from the Medicine Faculty of Ankara University
  • 2000 — Promoted his skills at the Neurosurgery Department of the University of Arizona and Texas Tech University and Barrow Neurological University in Arizona, USA. Now this facility is considered one of the largest neurology medical research institutions globally.


  • The Turkish Medical Association
  • The Turkish Neurosurgical Society.
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