We all know that there is a better chance for a healthier population if we have great health care facilities and incredible specialists.
Speaking about incredible health specialists, Dr. Serkan Ayhan is one name that springs to mind. This Turkish doctor has mastered his craft when it comes to obesity, diabetes and reflux treatment. Dr. Serkan Ayhan has performed over a thousand surgeries that have over a 90% success rate.
At FlyMedi we recognize doctors that have shown a breadth of excellence in their fields, and this is why I decided to dedicate a full article on one of Turkey’s best doctors, Dr. Serkan Ayhan.
Who is Serkan Ayhan?
Born in southern Turkey, in a major city called Adana, Serkan Ayhan has always been passionate about helping people live a healthier life. At the age of 26, he graduated from Istanbul University after having completed his studies in the Medical Faculty. In the same year, Serkan Ayhan worked as a medical practitioner in Aksaray’s Ceritler Health Center. Just a year later, he completed he furthered his education of surgery assistance at Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Education and Research Hospital –his education at this institution had a duration of 6 years.
In 2011, Serkan Ayhan began working as a General Surgeon in Manisa Salihli Private Can Hospital. His stay at Manisa lasted for four years as he was transferred to yet another private hospital – Torbali Private Medifema Hospital – in Izmir. From July 2016, Sekan Ayhan started working as a head of the Bariatric & Metabolic & Anti-Reflux Surgery Clinic in Tekirdag.
Besides having performed more than 1000 obesity and anti-reflux operations, Sekan Ayhan has contributed immensely in this field. He prepared a measurement report on the evaluation of patients’ pre- and post-operative conditions. Sekan Ayhan is interventional and therapeutic endoscopy-certified –in simple terms, this means he has been trained in laparoscopy, endoscopy and new open surgical techniques.
Some of the medical congresses that he has participated in are the National Surgical Society Medical Congress and IFSO World Obesity and Metabolic Diseases Congress.
Which treatments can I get from Op. Dr. Serkan Ayhan?
As the name suggests, this surgery is designed to combat or treat acid reflux –which is also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which food or stomach acid comes back up from your stomach into the esophagus. This happens when the muscles where the esophagus meets the stomach do not close tightly enough. Symptoms of reflux or heartburn are burning in the stomach that you may also feel in your throat or chest, burping or gas bubbles, or trouble swallowing food or fluids.
With diabetes still being a chronic progressive disease, the surgery for diabetes brings with it certain understandings. By design, the surgery is an invasive treatment that carries its own set of possible side effects just like other surgical procedures. The surgery is performed when the patient is under anesthesia so as to avoid any pain or discomfort during the operation.
The gastric botox procedure facilitates weight loss by limiting the amount of food that a patient eats, and reducing the appetite. It takes less than 45 minutes to perform this procedure, and the patient can go back to doing his/her normal errands a day after the surgery. Four to six months after the procedure, patients are expected to have shed a lot of weight, approximately 15 to 20 kgs.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is an invasive surgical procedure that involves dividing the stomach into a small upper pouch and a larger lower pouch. The basic idea of this surgery is to shrink the size of your stomach so that you don’t eat as much food as you used to. Simply put, part of your digestive system will be bypassed so that you don’t consume as much food.
There are two common types of gastric bypass surgery, and these are Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Extensive gastric bypass.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most common type. This type of gastric bypass surgery requires surgeons to make a small incision, and this means that it has a quicker recovery period. Extensive gastric bypass is the less common type because probably because it is more complicated. Your surgeon will remove the lower part of your stomach and the remaining small pouch is connected directly to the last section of the small intestine, and this bypasses the first two parts completely.
Gastric sleeve or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that removes 75–80% of the stomach and leaves a banana-sized or sleeve portion of the stomach. After this surgery, you will feel full a lot quicker than you did before and this will help you shed a lot of weight. It is a surgery recommended for patients suffering from obesity or morbid obesity.
Lap Floppy Nissen Fundoplication
The success rate of this procedure, when performed by Dr. Sekan Ayhan, is 99%. The healing process of this surgery is very swift, especially when you carefully follow the doctor’s instructions. In case of any sort of discomfort after the surgery, your doctor will prescribe meds.
Laparoscopic Ileal Interposition
This surgery helps control diabetes and in some cases, it permanently terminates type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). After having this surgery, drug treatment can be given at a low dosage depending on the patient’s condition. Due to the keyhole surgery application (laparoscopy), the recovery period – after this surgery – is swift and the pain is minimal.
Among all the obesity surgery techniques, the laparoscopic SADI-S surgery is the most effective and permanent technique used in the weight-loss operations. SADI-S is the most effective when treating morbid obesity and type II diabetes mellitus (DM).
When you’re between 18 and 60 years of age, Dr. Sekan Ayhan will first have to know your eating and drinking habits, health condition, health disorders (if any) and also your health condition. This will help the doctor determine the approach to take when performing this obesity surgery.
Optimed Private Clinic is located in Cerkezkoy, near Istanbul, Turkey. It is a modern ISO accredited clinic that offers a wide range of high-quality healthcare services for national and international patients, including Bariatric Surgery (obesity & metabolic surgery) and Anti-reflux surgery, Aesthetic- Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Eye surgery.
It takes 45 minutes to get to the clinic from Istanbul Ataturk Airport and it is conveniently opened 24 hours a day. Being an ISO-certified medical facility, Optimed clinic is spacious and it 200 comfortable beds, five operating theatres, two delivery rooms, a general intensive care unit, a coronary intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a helipad.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in January 2020