Keeping track of all updates in the field of general surgery and utilizing advanced medical technologies effectively, the General Surgery Clinic of Koç University School of Medicine provides patients with a wide range of high-level clinical practices. Since its foundation, it has firmly maintained its position as one of the leading clinics in this respective field.
The department collaborates with specialists of various branches for a multidisciplinary approach in order to tailor the most appropriate route of treatment for each patient. For this purpose, cases are discussed at various council meetings such as Gastrointestinal Oncology, Breast Diseases, Endocrinology, Endocrine Surgery and Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Each patient is informed in detail about their treatment plans and enabled to receive the most ideal treatment for their cases. 

Treatment Methods and Practices of General Surgery

  • Advanced laparoscopic/robotic cancer treatments
  • Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Advanced, liver, bile duct and pancreas surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Bariatric (obesity) surgery
  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings  
  • Gastrointestinal oncology council
  • Breast diseases council
  • Endocrine diseases council
  • Bariatric and metabolic surgery council
  • Nutritional support for oncology patients
  • Stoma care and training

Service Subcategories of General Surgery

  • Emergency surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Adrenal gland surgery
  • Breast surgery and reconstruction
  • Bariatric (obesity) and metabolic surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Gallbladder and biliary calculus surgery
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Surgery of esophagus and dysphagia
  • Gastric surgery
  • Small intestinal, colonic, rectal and anal surgery
  • Stoma care and training 
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Nutritional support
  • Oncological surgery
  • Endoscopy unit
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
  • Investigations and treatment aimed at fecal incontinence
    • Anal manometry
    • Endoanal USG
    • Tibial nerve stimulation
    • Sacral nerve stimulation  
    • Biofeedback

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The department of general surgery successfully responds to, diagnoses, treats and follows all diseases conditions associated with this respective field. It should be noted that our department addresses numerous complaints that may initially be presented to various other branches. Some of these complaints may be listed as follows: 
  • Dysphagia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Intraabdominal mass
  • Intestinal and gastric bleeding (occult or explicit)
  • Esophageal, gastric and intestinal cancers
  • Digestive difficulties, indigestion, abdominal distention
  • Constipation, defecation problems, difficulty controlling defecation
  • Hemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissure
  • Icterus/jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Breast mass
  • Nipple discharge
  • Bodily trauma
  • Cervical mass in the neck
  • Inguinal and hiatal hernia or herniation through formal abdominal incisions