General Surgery
About the Department

General Surgery

What is General Surgery?

General surgery is a technical discipline that includes the treatment of systemic and local problems in the body with surgical methods, as well as wound healing, metabolic and endocrine response to injury, and has influenced many surgical and basic medicine branches in terms of their development.

The Department of General Surgery works in collaboration and coordination with many disciplines due to its wide area of ​​interest.

Another area of ​​interest of General Surgery is traumatology. Due to the existence of multiple organ system injuries in trauma patients, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiovascular Surgery departments act together. Especially in severe multi-organ injuries, the Department of General Surgery undertakes the coordination of all these branches of medicine.

One of the most important stages in the treatment of General Surgery patients is to return the patient to his old life as soon as possible after the surgery. This is achieved by working closely with the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation department.

With the introduction of therapeutic surgical applications into the practice of medicine, "Surgery" was adopted as a separate branch of medicine, but all surgical branches were discussed under the name of "GENERAL SURGERY" due to the limited surgical methods at that time.

However, parallel to the developments, the surgical applications of separate organs or systems have led to the division of general surgery and the birth of different surgical branches. When evaluated in this sense, surgical branches such as neurosurgery, ear-nose-throat, eye, lung surgery, cardiovascular surgery, urology (kidneys, urinary tract, bladder and male genital organs), gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery. They are separated from surgery.

Today, when "General Surgery" is mentioned: thyroid surgery, breast surgery, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, breech diseases (hemorrhoids, etc.), liver, pancreas, gall bladder and biliary tract, hernia surgery is understood.

Our General Surgery Services:

⇒ Diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases

⇒ Thyroid, parathyroid diseases treatment and surgical interventions

⇒ Open hernia surgery

⇒ Treatment of gallbladder diseases and laparoscopic surgery

⇒ Stomach, small intestine, large intestine diseases treatment surgery

⇒ Treatment and surgery of spleen diseases

⇒ Liver surgery

⇒ Anal region diseases (Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, etc.)

⇒ Plonidal sinus surgeries and abscess draining (hair rotation)

⇒ Emergency and surgical intervention in trauma and injuries

⇒ Burn treatment

⇒ Removal of formations such as superficial lipoma in the skin and subcutaneous tissue

⇒ Biopsy



Digital Mammography

In the digital mammography system, the image is created in a computer environment using an electronic detector instead of X-ray film. In our hospital, digital images are analyzed and evaluated on high-resolution monitors.

Digital mammography images of all our patients are archived in a computerized environment. In this way, comparisons with previous examinations can be easily made during annual checks.

Advantages of Digital Mammography

Contrast resolution is much higher than normal mammography. It provides a great advantage in detecting very early signs of breast cancer such as microcalcifications and small nodules. This advantage is especially important in women with dense and fibrocystic breast tissue. The radiation dose received by the breast tissue is much lower than normal mammography. The examination time is much shorter. After the digital images are obtained, they are sent to high-resolution monitors. The digital mammography images can be archived on a computer.

How is mammography performed?

Mammography is performed by a radiology technician after the patient is completely undressed from the waist up. Mammography, which is taken by squeezing the breast from the top and side, takes 15 minutes in total. Mammography can also be easily performed in women with silicone implants in the breast. There are implants in mammography devices and damage to the implant is prevented.

Are mammography and breast ultrasound harmful?

Mammography is a radiological method and X-rays are used during this examination. And the level of x-rays is quite low. There is no evidence that mammography, which does not cause any harm to the breast and the woman, causes breast cancer. Ultrasound examination, on the other hand, is completely harmless as it is applied only with the help of sound waves.


What are the preparations before mammography?

Mammography in pre-menopausal women is suitable for mammography after the end of menstruation. Mammography is not recommended due to edema in the breast tissue before menstruation. Not using deodorant is also among the recommendations before mammography screening.

From what age and how often should mammography be performed?

Mammography should be performed for screening purposes in completely healthy women from the age of 40. The aim here is to diagnose breast cancer as early as possible. If there is a family history of breast cancer, women should have mammography screening once a year before the age of 40. Women whose mothers had breast cancer before menopause should start mammography screening at least 10 years before the age at which their mothers were diagnosed with cancer...


As Private Akdeniz Hospital General Surgery Department, we wish you a healthy day.

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