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Best Distal Pancreatectomy doctors: TOP 36 doctors

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Mustafa Solak
Clinical oncologist
18 years of experience
4.5
116 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Mustafa Solak

Clinical oncologist
18 years of experience

Mustafa Solak, M.D. is a medical doctor who graduated from Hacettepe University School of Medicine and has completed residencies at Istanbul Sisli Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital and a fellowship at Hacettepe University Cancer Institute. He specializes in Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head-Neck Cancer, and Gastrointestinal Cancers. He has also worked at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hitit University Corum Training Hospital, and Medical Park Hospital.

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Carlos Ballesta Lopez
Gastrointestinal surgeon
44 years of experience
4.7
393 reviews
Spain, Barcelona
Centro Médico Teknon

Carlos Ballesta Lopez

Gastrointestinal surgeon
44 years of experience

accreditations:

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Carlos Ballesta López is a top specialist in pancreatic cancer treatment, general and digestive surgery with 30+ years of experience. He is a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery, which reduces pain and recovery time for patients. He has performed over 12,000 operations of abdominal and digestive surgery by laparoscopy, and has organized courses of laparoscopic surgery for Spanish and foreign surgeons. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada (1973), Medical specialist in General Surgery (1977) and Gastroenterology (1979), and is currently the Director of the Dr. Ballesta Laparoscopic Center.

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Erhun Eyüboğlu
Surgical oncologist
42 years of experience
4.6
95 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital

Erhun Eyüboğlu

Surgical oncologist
42 years of experience

Prof. Erhun Eyüboğlu is an experienced surgeon specializing in cancer and obesity surgery, particularly the Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer. He has lectured at Johns Hopkins University and Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine.

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Massimo Falconi
Surgical oncologist
4.5
57 reviews
Italy, Milan
San Raffaele

Massimo Falconi

Surgical oncologist

accreditations:

The International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
The European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society
The European Society of Medical Oncology

Professor Massimo Falconi is a gastrointestinal oncologist with over 30 years of experience specializing in pancreatic diseases. He practices at Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan and has led 3,600 surgeries, including distal, total, middle pancreatectomies , pancreatic resections, and enucleations. He is the Director of the Pancreatic Surgery and the Pancreas Translational and Clinical Unit at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele with international experience in Japan, Spain, Germany, and Sweden. Prof. Falconi has written over 330 articles and taken part in 350+ Italian and 220+ international conferences, and is a member of several organizations.

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Karl J. Oldhafer
Clinical oncologist
4.5
117 reviews
Germany, Hamburg
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek

Karl J. Oldhafer

Clinical oncologist

Prof. Dr. med. Karl J. Oldhafer is a Senior Consultant of the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the Abdominal Medical Center of the Barmbek Asklepios Hospital and is a specialist in hepatic surgery. His medical interests include radioservice computer-navigated liver surgery, metastasis surgery, surgery using the ultrasonic knife, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery.

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Antonio Braun
Colorectal surgeon
14 years of experience
Italy, Bari
Ospedale Santa Maria

Antonio Braun

Colorectal surgeon
14 years of experience

Dr Braun's primary responsibilities include direct leadership and execution of complex surgeries, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and other advanced metabolic and bariatric procedures. He has developed solid experience in managing the different clinical challenges present in obese patients, providing them with personalized and optimized care to ensure positive long-term outcomes.

His surgical practice is based on an in-depth methodology and a careful look at the latest technological innovations in the field of bariatric surgery. He has actively worked to implement advanced protocols and continually improve operational techniques, while maintaining the highest standards of patient safety and care.

With over 2000 operations performed as a surgeon specializing in oncology, he has developed extensive experience and expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery applied to the care of cancer patients.

As a primary operator, he has successfully conducted a wide range of laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for the treatment of oncological conditions, including gastrointestinal, urological, gynecological and other solid tumors. His surgical practice has focused on the application of advanced techniques, using cutting-edge laparoscopic instruments and robotic systems

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Osman Civil
Colorectal surgeon
21 years of experience
4.0
1 review
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Bahçelievler Hospital

Osman Civil

Colorectal surgeon
21 years of experience

Experience

  • 2020

Istanbul Medipol University General Surgery Clinic

  • 2019 - 2019

TURKISH COLON AND RECTUM SURGERY SOCIETY

  • 2018 - 2018

İNÖNÜ UNIVERSITY

  • 2018 - 2018

TURKISH OSTOMY SURGERY SOCIETY

  • 2018

MALATYA GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY SOCIETY

  • 2009 - 2009

DR.LÜTFİ KIRDAR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL

  • 2009 - 2009

10th NATIONAL BREAST DISEASES CONGRESS

  • 2008 - 2008

TURKISH SURGICAL ASSOCIATION

  • 2006 - 2012

Kartal Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Assistant

 

Education 

  • 2012

ISTANBUL KARTAL DR.LÜTFİ KIRDAR TRAINING AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL, GENERAL SURGERY

  • 2003

KARADENIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE

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Raj Nagarkar
Clinical oncologist
28 years of experience
India, Nashik
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre

Raj Nagarkar

Clinical oncologist
28 years of experience

accreditations:

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Dr. Raj is a highly experienced Surgical Oncologist with 19 years of experience and over 50,000 cancer surgeries performed. He is involved in numerous clinical trials and has many international and national publications to his credit. He specializes in Breast and Thoracic Surgical Oncology and serves as a professor for DNB Superspecialty Surgical Oncology and Breast Surgery at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. His belief is in "adding life to years" and improving the quality of life, not just adding years to life.

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Thomas W Kraus
Surgical oncologist
4.4
51 reviews
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)

Thomas W Kraus

Surgical oncologist

Prof. Thomas W Kraus is a renowned gastrointestinal doctor in Germany with over 30 years of experience and 3,000+ surgical interventions performed. He specializes in Whipple procedure management, stomach oncology and treatment of liver diseases, and is the Chief Physician in Nordwest Clinic in Francfurt am Main. Prof. Kraus is a member of several prestigious national and international medical associations, and has received numerous awards for his achievements. He has a wide range of surgical services, including laparotomy, laparoscopy, radical resection, draining of inflammatory diseases, bile ducts surgical reconstruction, bypass, stapling of the damaged bile ducts, endoscopic correction of hernias, and more.

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Mustafa Ondzhel
Oncologist/mammologist
22 years of experience
4.5
457 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Mega University Hospital

Mustafa Ondzhel

Oncologist/mammologist
22 years of experience

Professor of oncosurgery and proctology

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Kursat Serin
General surgeon
17 years of experience
5.0
16 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals

Kursat Serin

General surgeon
17 years of experience

Education:

 

  • Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (2002)
  • Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, General Surgery Board (2007)
  • Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit (2007-..)
  • Florence Nightingale Hospital, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit (2022-..)

 

Memberships / Board Certifications:

  • Turkish Surgical Society
  • Turkish HPB Surgery Assocition
  • Turkish Oncological Surgery Association
  •  International HPB Surgery Association

 

Work Experience:

  • Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit (2007-..)
  • Liv Hospital- Ulus (2013-2018)
  • Florence Nightingale Hospital, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit (2022-..)

Publications (in number / H-index):

(40 – H-index: 12)

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Joseph Klauzner
Colorectal surgeon
40 years of experience
4.4
137 reviews
Israel, Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Joseph Klauzner

Colorectal surgeon
40 years of experience
Dr. Joseph Klauzner is a highly experienced colorectal, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal surgeon, specializing in Whipple surgeries, and is currently the Chairman of Surgery at Sourasky Medical Center. He has 45+ years of practice.Read more
Menahem Ben-haim
Gastrointestinal surgeon
30 years of experience
4.4
137 reviews
Israel, Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Menahem Ben-haim

Gastrointestinal surgeon
30 years of experience
Dr. Menahem Ben-haim is an experienced surgeon of 28 years, specializing in liver, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal cancer treatments, including Whipple surgery.Read more
Cigdem Arslan
Colorectal surgeon
17 years of experience
4.0
1 review
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Bahçelievler Hospital

Cigdem Arslan

Colorectal surgeon
17 years of experience

accreditations:

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

Experience 

  • 2016 - 2017

İSTİNYE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

  • 2016 - 2017

Liv Hospital

  • 2016 - 2017

Liv Hospital Ulus

  • 2015 - 2016

Acıbadem Bodrum Hospital

  • 2014 - 2015

Tatvan State Hospital

  • 2013 - 2015

Tatvan State Hospital

  • 2012 - 2013

CLEVELAND CLINIC

  • 2007 - 2014

Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine

Education 

  • 2013

DOKUZ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF MEDICINE, FACULTY OF MEDICINE/DEPARTMENT OF SURGICAL MEDICAL SCIENCES/DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

  • 2013

Dokuz Eylül University, General Surgery

  • 2007

AKDENİZ UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE

  • 2007

International Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Title: The impact of sarcopenia on morbidity and long-term survival among patients with peritoneal metastases of colorectal origin treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: a 10-year longitudinal analysis of a single-center experience.

  • Authors: AĞALAR CİHAN, SÖKMEN SELMAN, ARSLAN ÖZŞAHİN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, ALTAY CANAN, BAŞARA AKIN IŞIL, CANDA ARAS EMRE, OBUZ FUNDA
  • Journal: Techniques in Coloproctology
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 24(4)
  • Pages: 301-308
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10151-020-02159-z
  • Publication Number: 6776368

Title: Randomized controlled trial of 8 weeks’ vs 12 weeks’ interval between neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer.

  • Authors: Terzi Cem, Bingül Mustafa, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, ÖZTÜRK ERSİN, CANDA ARAS EMRE, IŞIK ÖZGEN, YILMAZLAR AHMET TUNCAY, OBUZ FUNDA, Görken Birkay, KURT MERAL, ÜNLÜ ŞADİYE MEHTAT, UĞRAŞ NESRİN, Kanat Özkan, ÖZTOP İLHAN
  • Journal: Colorectal Disease
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 22(3)
  • Pages: 279-288
  • DOI: 10.1111/codi.14867
  • Publication Number: 6012919

Title: The effect of fibrin glue in preventing staple-line leak after sleeve gastrectomy: an experimental study in rats.

  • Authors: ÖZDENKAYA YAŞAR, OLMUŞÇELİK OKTAY, BASIM PELİN, SAKA BURCU, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM
  • Journal: Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 34(8)
  • Publication Number: 5242669

Title: Treatment of intraoperatively detected peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal origin with cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

  • Authors: CANDA ARAS EMRE, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, Terzi Cem, Sokmen Selman, YAVUZŞEN TUĞBA, Ozkardesler Sevda, Unlu Mehtat, OBUZ FUNDA, FÜZÜN MEHMET
  • Journal: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 16(1)
  • Pages: 70-74
  • DOI: 10.1186/s12957-018-1369-7
  • Publication Number: 4863133

Title: Magnetic resonance-based pelvimetry and tumor volumetry can predict surgical difficulty and oncologic outcome in locally advanced mid–low rectal cancer.

  • Authors: Atasoy Gulsen, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, Elibol Funda, SAĞOL ÖZGÜL, OBUZ FUNDA, SÖKMEN SELMAN
  • Journal: Surgery Today
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 48(12)
  • Pages: 1040-1051
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00595-018-1690-3
  • Publication Number: 4863005

Title: Is advanced age a hesitation for cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in colorectal cancer?

  • Authors: Terzi Cem, Sokmen Selman, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, Ozkardesler Sevda, DURAL CEMIL, OBUZ FUNDA, CANDA ARAS EMRE, GÖKTÜRK ÜMIT KELEŞTEN
  • Journal: International Journal of Surgery
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 51
  • Pages: 156-160
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.01.010
  • Publication Number: 4855751

Contributions to Conferences:

Title: Outcome of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: A single-center experience.

  • Authors: CANDA ARAS EMRE, Sokmen Selman, Terzi Cem, ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, OBUZ FUNDA
  • Conference: European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) Congress
  • Year: 2018
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

Title: Predictive factors for conversion to open surgery in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

  • Authors: ARSLAN NACİYE ÇİĞDEM, Terzi Cem, Sokmen Selman, CANDA ARAS EMRE, OBUZ FUNDA
  • Conference: European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Congress
  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Murat Sari
Clinical oncologist
8 years of experience
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Acibadem District Hospital

Murat Sari

Clinical oncologist
8 years of experience

Education and Career


2011 – 2015, (Internal Medicine Specialist) Istanbul University Istanbul School of Education and Career

Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

2015 – 2016, (Internal Medicine) Specialist Istanbul Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital

2016 – 2019, (Medical Oncology) Istanbul University Istanbul School of Medicine Department of Medical Oncology

2019 – 2021, (Medical Oncology Specialist) - Istanbul Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital

2021 – 2024, (Associate Professor) Marmara University School of Medicine Department of Medical Oncology

Memberships in Scientific Organizations

ASCO

ESMO

TTOD 

AVOD 

Publications

In the field of oncology, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles at both international and national levels.

Awards Received

EAACI The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019 Best Poster Award

"The top 3rd verbal presentation, IGICC (11th International Gastrointestinal Cancers Conference – IGICC2021)"

Speeches Delivered at National Congresses, Conferences, and Symposia:

 

Courses, Meetings, and Certificates

ESMO certified Medical Oncologist since 2019

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Fatih Sumer
Gastrointestinal surgeon
24 years of experience
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Acibadem District Hospital

Fatih Sumer

Gastrointestinal surgeon
24 years of experience

Education:

Medical Degree (MD): Cukurova University, 200

Specialization Training and Experience:

Specialization Degree in General Surgery: Inonu University Medical Faculty General surgery  2011 Fellowship: Gastroenterological Surgery, Turkey High Specialization Hospital, 2013

 Career:

Associate Professorship: Gastroenrology  Surgery, İnönü University, 2017

 Professorship: General Surgery, Medipol University, 2024

 

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Jong Kyun Lee
4.5
22 reviews
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Samsung Medical Center

accreditations:

The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Prof. Jong Kyun Lee is a highly experienced gastroenterologist specializing in the management of pancreatic, bile duct and gallbladder cancers, pancreatitis, and gallstones. He has worked at Samsung Medical Center and holds degrees from the Seoul National University College of Medicine and the University of California. He is a member of several organizations, including The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, and The Korean Pancreatobiliary Association.

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Lee, Kyu Taek
4.5
22 reviews
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Samsung Medical Center

accreditations:

The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Professor Kyu Taek Lee is a top gastroenterologist from South Korea, specializing in the management of pancreatic, bile duct and gallbladder cancers. He is a Gastroenterology specialist at Samsung Medical Center and has degrees from Hanyang University College of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital. He is also a member of The Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The Korean Society of Gastroenterology.

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Dong Wook Choi
4.5
22 reviews
Republic of Korea, Seoul
Samsung Medical Center

accreditations:

Korean Medical Association
Korean Surgical Society
International Association of Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery

Dr. is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Medicine and completed specialty training at Seoul National University Hospital, including a Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He also holds a degree from Kyoto University College of Medicine and is a member of several professional medical societies, including the Korean Medical Association, Korean Surgical Society, and Korean Society for the Research of Liver Cancer.

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