After completing his specialization training in general surgery, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turkcapar has been interested in only gastric surgery during his 25-year academic period including his specialist career at Ankara University School of Medicine. As one of the pioneers of anti-reflux surgery in Turkey, he has performed more than 4,500 laparoscopic anti-reflux operations, and has also advanced experience in revision surgery in the field of stomach hernias.

In this period, he has become one of the pioneers of laparoscopic bariatric surgery in Turkey. He started with gastric banding surgery in the 1990s and then continued with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in the 2000s. With more than 1,000 cases in his career, he continues his works in this field with without postoperative deaths.

He currently attends many national and international congresses, where he also holds the floor as a lecturer. He has membership in the ASMBS and IFSO, as well as the title ‘Center of Excellence’ granted by the IFSO.
Bariatric surgery is a team work. Surgeon Dr. Ozan Sen having roots at Ankara University has experience in laparoscopic surgery. For the last 5 years, he has focused only on advanced laparoscopic techniques, anti-reflux surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ozan Sen served as an assistant to Dr. Turkcapar in his university years, and now continues his studies in this field.

Our dietitian Goknel Dumanli received Bachelor of Science Education in ‘Human Nutrition and Food’ (as the principal branch), and in Psychology (as a sub-branch) at Houston University. She studied her master’s degree in health management at Phoenix University. With her experience that she gained by serving at the bariatric surgery clinic in the United States for years, she will stand with you in your new life before and after surgery.

Our psychologist Ezgi Deveci graduated from Istanbul University Psychology Department in 2009, and completed her master’s degree in 2012 at Istanbul University again, in the Department of Applied Psychology, Health-Focused Clinical Psychology Program. He did his postgraduate thesis on psychopathology, dissatisfaction with body regions, treatment motivation and evaluation of eating characteristics in obese individuals, who are candidate and non-candidate for bariatric surgery. She gained experience by taking part in the bariatric surgery team at Istanbul University, for a period of 5 years. She currently continues her Ph.D. study on Psychology at Istanbul University again, and will always help you in solving the problems of emotional eating disorders.

The most important feature of our team is that your all problems related to internal diseases will be followed up by Prof. Dr. Nuran Turkcapar, who is specialist in rheumatology, internal diseases and infectious diseases. Our center will not only adopt a surgical approach to morbid obesity but will also help you in solving preoperative and postoperative problems as a whole.

Treatment of Morbid Obesity is so complex and difficult that cannot be administered with only surgery or under the responsibility of the surgeon alone. As its greatest feature, our team is composed of experience specialists working in the field of bariatric treatment, who have received education and have served specifically in their fields for years.

Our clinic will follow up you not only in the preoperative and postoperative periods but also throughout your life, free of charge and on a regular basis, with the responsibility of being a Center of Excellence. One of the most important two elements required in morbid obesity surgery is the feeling of trust and the other is the desire of being able to reach the physician and the medical team 24 hours a day (including the holidays). All of our patients working with (and joining) our team have the opportunity to reach their physicians and support team at any time.
Besides experience and knowledge, enabling the patient to be supported by a well-equipped and experienced team and sustaining this support throughout his/her life is another important factor that increases the success in bariatric surgery.

Turkcapar Bariatrics wants to stand with you, as a clinic that you will like as you get to know, and a clinic that aims at touching your life to add new meanings to it. Stay with love!