DEPARTMENT OF THORACIC SURGERY

Kayseri is an industrial, cultural and commercial center in Central Anatolia. It is also an important tourism center with Erciyes Mountain and Cappadocia region. Erciyes University Medical Faculty is the oldest and the most established educational institution in the region and serves a large population. Our department was founded in 1978 as thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department. Erciyes University Thoracic Surgery department was established under the presidency of Prof. Fahri Oguzkaya in April 2002. The thoracic surgery department serves with 20 service and 9 intensive care beds as a center where about 2000 operations are performed annually with an operating room working 5 days a week.

Our thoracic surgeons treat the following diseases:

• Lung cancer
• Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
• Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
• Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
• Mediastinal tumors and diseases (including the surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis)
• Mesothelioma
• Pleural diseases (including pneumothorax, infections and pleural effusions)
• Chest wall tumors and deformities ( Minimally invasive techniques)
• Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
• Plication for diaphragm paralysis
• Tracheal resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing

To reach the episode

Polyclinic Secretary : +90 352 207 66 66 - 21226
Clinical Secretary : +90 352 207 66 66 - 21227
Clinic: +90 352 207 66 66 - 21225

 
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