REPUBLİC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF HEALTH İzmir Provincial Health Directorat Izmir Katip Celebi University Atatürk Education and Research Hospital

REPUBLİC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF HEALTH İzmir Provincial Health Directorat Izmir Katip Celebi University Atatürk Education and Research Hospital

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Gastroenterology Clinic

Updated: 08/01/2020

                                          GASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC

               Our clinic was founded in 1960 by Namık Kemal Menteş. In 2013, it was accepted by European Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board as a Training Center. In our clinic, there are 8 Gastroenterology Specialists, 2 Gastroenterology fellows and 27 nurses. Also, in the outpatient clinic there is an internal medicine specialist and a family physician. In the ward, there are 45 patient beds. In our endoscopy unit in 2017, 1502 ERCPs, 5120 colonoscopies, and 7906 endoscopies were performed.

                The gastroenterologists who work in our clinic are all board certified gastroenterologists and are experts in the performance of endoscopic procedures. We diagnose and treat patients as well as making research in the related fields. Our patients can depend on the staff  not only for their specialization but also for innovative knowledge.

              The Site Visit Report of Izmir Katip Çelebi, Izmir, Turkey by Dr. Jean-Paul Jacques (France) and Dr. Davor Stimac (Croatia) on March 26th and 27th, 2015, was reviewed at the Training Recognition Committee Meeting and the European Section & Board Meeting in Barcelona on October 23rd and 24th, 2015.

              The conclusion of the Inspectors is that: The Department of Gastroenterology of the Izmir Katip Çelebi, Izmir, fullfils well the criteria set by the UEMS Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in regard to training, clinical program, education and research. The areas of clinical work, endoscopy and education are particularly strong. The Clinic is well staffed. The facilities are good. The quality of training is high and provides the trainees with experience in a wide spectrum of GI and liver disease. 

Our center shows on the ESBGH website

       Our specialities are:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Endoscopy Ultrasound
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Heartburn
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Liver Disease (Hepatology)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Integrative Medicine and Digestive Health
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Motility and Neurogastroenterology
  • Weight Loss

           Our facilities are:

    • Endoscopy
    • Nasal endoscopy and narrow band imaging
    • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Rectoscopy
    • ERCP
    • Endoscopic USG
    • Standart ve doppler USG

      Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures;

    • Diagnostic endoscopy  and biopsy
    • Buji and balloon dilatation in esophageal strictures
    • Esophageal band ligation in varices
    • Cyanoacrilate treatment for gastric varices
    • Scleroteraphy
    • Polypectomy
    • Argon cauterization
    • Hemoclipping
    • Stenting in malignant strictures
    • Balloon dilatation in pyloric stenosis
    • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
    • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
    • POEM (only place in Turkey)
    • PEG
    • Wireless ph monitoring and botulinum toxin injection (rare)

    • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopic  procedures
    • Diagnostic colonsocopy  with  biyopsi
    • Scleroteraphy
    • Polypectomy
    • Argon cauterization
    • Dilatation in strictures
    • Scleroteraphy
    • Hemoclipping
    • ESD/EMR
    • Imaging of bile system and pancreatic duct
    • Endoscopic sphincterotomy of choledocus
    • Stone extraction from choledocus
    • Stenting of bile duct strictures
    • Balloon dilatation of bile duct strictures 
    • Nasobilier stenting 

    • Besides;
    • USG guided liver biopsy
    • USG guided mass biopsy
    • Parasynthesis in ascites
    • Band ligation or sclerotherapy in hemoroids
    • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
    • Percutaneous transhepaticcholangiography (PTC)

         We welcome patients in the outpatient clinic in every week day. We have in inpatient clinic with 50 bed capacity. Endoscopic procedures are ran every day. We have also patient education facilities.

          Our clinic has 4 associate professors and 4 specialist physicians.The names of our staff specialist physicians as follows ;

Associate Professor.Dr. Sezgin VATANSEVER

Associate Professor.Dr. Elif SARITAŞ YÜKSEL

Associate Professor.Dr. Cem ÇEKİÇ

Associate Professor.Dr. Firdes TOPAL


Spc.Dr. Hakan ÇAMYAR

Spc.Dr. Süleyman GÜNAY


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