Thoracic Surgery


Ass. Prof. Dr. Rasih YAZKAN   


Ass. Prof. Dr. İsa DÖNGEL

Research Asist Dr.Hasan Ekrem ÇAMAŞ


Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery in 2006 Assistant Professor Mehmet Sirmali began to give active service under the chairmanship. Between the years 2010-2011 Head of the Department of Surgical Sciences Dr. Mahmut Bülbül was acting president. As of January 2011 Assistant  Professor Dr. Rasih Yazkan Department of Thoracic Surgery began to serve as Chairman and still continues to this task. As of May 2012 Assistant Professor Dr. Isa Dongel began. In our department currently two faculty members and a research assistant works.

Location and Capacity

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology have 42 beds. Department of Thoracic Surgery has 6 beds in A block third floor.  

 Research Assistant of Training Processes

Thoracic Surgery Residency Training, research assistants within the field of occupational Thoracic Surgery adequate theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the subject comprises administering education.



1-       Research Assistant knows the problems primarily in terms of Thoracic Surgery in society,

2-       The research assistant learn individual approach to this problem, the solution for the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive methods know and can apply,

3-       Information that the research assistant has to continuously improve and renew who is aware of,

4-       Participate pursued research, planning and execution capabilities gained,

5-       In society, Chest Surgery to protect the interests of the diseases that can be established relationship with the patient and family,

6-       While all of these patients that can embrace and respect the rights of the patient as an individual act,

7-       A Chest Surgery Chest Surgery clinics that handle independently is intended to train specialists.



Chest Surgery Research Assistant specialist training within the period determined by the Board of Medical Specialization, which is still in force;

1-       6 months at the Department of General Surgery,

2-       3 months at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,

3-       2 months at the Department of Chest Diseases,

4-       Training is one month rotation at the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation.




Thoracic Surgery within the field of occupational training is given for a more general approach, but also frequently applied in the practice of Thoracic Surgery high-level knowledge and skills of surgical techniques that do not require a training period is controlled.


In advanced training period, the research assistant works as a chief assistant. A Thoracic Surgery Department of the knowledge and skills to independently conduct and practices are intended to win.


1-       Every day, outpatient and emergency services are provided.

2-       On Monday at 13.00 Literature Discussion,

        On Tuesday at 13:00 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Council

        On Wednesday elective surgery

        On Thursday at 13.00 Seminar Presentation

        On Friday is designated as elective surgery.


In the Department of Thoracic Surgery; polytraumatized common in patients and in sizes that can be life threatening chest trauma type injuries. While a rare disease at the beginning of the twentieth century, in parallel with the increase in the habit of smoking prevalence has increased steadily in the world, which has become the most common type of cancer lung cancer.Smoking, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, nutrition-related factors, such as genetic and environmental factors that enabled a lot of factors for cancer of the esophagus. Especially in the young adult population, which lead to the development of social phobia congenital chest wall deformity (pigeon and funnel chest). Pale and into the esophagus, endoscopic treatment of foreign body aspiration. Lung benign tumors, especially in agriculture and animal husbandry, environmental health and preventive medicine measures are inadequate seen in societies an important parasitic disease, hydatid disease, bronchial permanent expansion due to severe respiratory distress and life in the comfort constraints leads to bronchiectasis and lung other infective surgical diseases spontaneous pneumothorax, such as emphysematous and bullous diseases that lead to respiratory distress and disrupted the normal structure of the lung diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases. Of the mediastinum all surgical diseases, chest wall tumors, lung and chest wall surrounding the pleural surgical diseases, pleural effusion diagnosis of and effusion recurrence preventive pleurodesis methods, however, social phobia developments that led to the hands of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and thoracic outlet syndrome, the disease towards advanced diagnostic, staging and surgical treatment methods are applied.


VATS (Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery): A standard thoracotomy interrupted during the muscle layers and the operative field to expand with the aim intercostal space with retraction caused by anatomical distortion, stress, rib fractures and blood loss after surgery for severe pain and many complications of the reason may be. A great many operations with the evolving technology thoracotomy in thoracic surgery without opening the chest wall was opened from the line out ports can be carried out with the same therapeutic benefits as well as of morbidity caused by thoracotomy can be avoided. For this purpose, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is commonly performed in our clinic.

Mediastinoscopy: the staging of lung cancer and diseases of the mediastinum in the diagnosis of primary and secondary is the most important invasive procedures.

Rigid and flexible bronchoscopy: Respiratory system diseases and diagnosis of foreign body aspiration, surgical treatment and staging are used.

Rigid esophagoscopy: Esophageal disease and diagnosis of foreign body aspiration, surgical treatment and staging are used.

Thoracoscopy, Pleuroscopy the pleura and are used in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases.


Yayın Tarihi: 24/12/2013
Okunma Sayısı: 1984