Akdeniz Üniversitesi

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Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery in Akdeniz University Hospital is one of the most distinguished departments in the hospital is equipped with state-of-art facilities, capable of performing the most advanced and comprehensive diagnostic examinations in surgical treatment and diagnostic surgery for diseases in the lungs, chest, esophagus, mediastinum and chest wall. We use a fiber optic bronchoscope and the computerized pulmonary function test machineby the assistance of our highly trained medical team  in diagnosing and treating chest disorders. We have a modern non-invasive methods for treatment of respiratory failure. It is also equipped with adult and pediatric ventilators, aerosol delivery systems in the form of ultrasonic nebulizers, and medimist inhalation, as well as modalities for chest physical therapy.

Services Offered:

  • Benign and malign tumors of trachea, subglottic tracheal stenoses, tracheoesophangeal fistulas
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bacterial tuberculous, mycotic and parasitic abscesse of the lungs, pleural empyemas, bronchopleural fistulas
  • Congenital abnormalities and benign tumors of the lung
  • Lung cancer – diagnostic surgery and surgical treatment
  • Interstitial lung diseases – diagnostic surgery
  • Primary and secondary pneumothorax, lung volume reduction surgery for bullous emphysema, chylothorax, malignant pleural mesothelioma and other malignant pleural effusions
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum, sternum and chest wall tumors, thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, diaphragmatic eventration, diaphragmatic paralysis
  • Thymoma, other mediastinal tumors and cysts
  • Penetrating and blunt thoracic trauma
  • Hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease, caustic injuries to the esophagus, benign esophageal tumors, malignant esophageal carcinoma
  • Foreign bodies in the airway or esophagus


  • Prof. Dr. Abit DEMİRCAN (Head of Department)
  • Prof. Dr. Alpay SARPER
  • Prof. Dr. Levent DERTSİZ
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah ERDOĞAN

Research Assistants (Residents)

  • Dr. Şirin AKDENİZ
  • Dr. Gökçen AVCI
  • Dr. Yasin İlter TOKER

Pulmonary Physiologist

  • Nazmiye ÖZGÜR

International Patients Department of Akdeniz University Hospital
Dumlupınar Boulvard, 07059, Campus, Konyaaltı / Antalya / Turkey
Tel : 90 242 249 65 93 Fax: 90 242 249 65 90