Weight Loss Surgeon
Prof. Dr. Umut
Weight Loss Surgeon

After graduating from Marmara University, Prof. Dr Umut completed his expertise in the department of general surgery at Istanbul University, and he worked as an assistant during his education. Between 2006-2007, he attended general surgery course at University of Catania. He became an associate professor at Istanbul Medical Faculty in 2014.

His specializations on general surgery are laparoscopic and robotic surgery, conventional and minimally invasive endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas) and bariatric surgery.

Prof. Dr Umut published more than 100 articles and 15 translated books in international and national platforms. Moreover, he had performed the splenectomy and pancreatectomy surgery by using a single one incision for the first time of the literature.

He is a member of many associations such as the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders, European Society of Endocrine Surgery.


  • December 2019- Professorship- Istanbul University Medical Faculty
  • August 2014- Associate Professor - Istanbul University Medical Faculty
  • November 2006-2007 Education after Expertise- University of Catania (General Surgery Course)
  • Minimal Invasive Surgeries and Modern Techniques in Surgeries (Master's degree)
  • June 2003 Specialty-Expertise- Istanbul University- General Surgeon (Major)
  • 1997-2003- Assistantship- Istanbul University Medical Faculty – General Surgeon (Major)
  • 1990-1997- Medicine Degree- (Course language: English) Marmara University


  • April 2018 Head of Istanbul Surgical Society
  • 2013 – 2014 Associate Professor Representative, Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Board
  • February 2008 – Guest Lecturer
  • February 2009 Catania University, Department of General Surgery, Italy

Publications and Awards

  • Ranking of scientists in Turkish Institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles-2016 2016 ranking of the best 237. Scientist in Turkey. 
  • 54th National Diabetes Congress, 2018; Best Oral Presentations 2nd Prize 
  • 8th National Obesity Congress, 2017; Poster Presentation 1st Prize 
  • 8th National Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery Congress, 2007; The best oral presentation prize. 
  • 2006 Successful Researcher Certificate 
  • Performed splenectomy and pancreatic resections with single incision for the first time in the world. 
  • Performed Roux en Y Gastric Bypass operation with single incision for the first time in the world


  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric Transit Bipartition (Diabetes Mellitus/Metabolic Surgery)



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