About

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).

Additionally, I have achieved a surgical fellowship in the lung transplantation program in Toronto which is headed by Prof. Shaf Keshavjee. I have been involved in 89 recipient procedures (I was the first surgeon in 49 of the cases) and almost 60 retrieval procedures including both dbd and dcd donors.

doc. dr. erkan yildirim