Assoc. Prof. Erkan Yıldırım
I am a senior european-board certified thoracic surgeon. My major interests are surgery for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, chest wall tumors, and mediastinal tumors. I perform majorly MIS (Uniportal VATS) procedures. And also, I can perform bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, and mediastinoscopy very efficiently.
Besides, I perform minimal invasive pectus surgeries for both pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum (Nuss & Abramson’s procedures).
Due to the presence of numerous organs and tissues in different structures in mediastinum; a wide variety of neoplastic masses, cystic lesions and infectious diseases might occur.
Nuss Procedure was invented by Donald Nuss in 1987. It is a minimally invasive procedure. The patient heals faster and the long term outcome of the operation is favourable.
Argentinian thoracic surgeon Dr. Horacio Abramson was the first to adapt the Nuss technique (minimally invasive technique to treat pectus carinatum patients).
Your smiles are our greatest inspiration after the operation!
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(This article was published on September 6, 2019, and updated
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