Cosmetic Surgery – Dental Treatment – Hair Transplantation – Weight Loss

• Team Karaaltin
• Professor Mehmet Veli Karaaltin – Leader
• Dr Melihan Sezgic
• Dr Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya
• Acibadem Taksim Hospital
• Istanbul Surgical Centre


Facial Procedures. Breast Procedures. Body Procedures. Women’s Surgery. Men’s Surgery.
Face and Neck Lift. Breast Augmentation. Abdominoplasty. Labiaplasty Penoplasty.Brow Lift. Breast Reduction. Arm Lift. Vaginoplasty.
Forehead Lift. Breast Uplift. Buttock Lift
Eyelid Surgery inverted Nipple Brazilian Butt Lift.
Rhinoplasty. Thigh Lift.
Septorhinoplasty Liposuction.

Dental Treatments

• Dr Taylan Akća – Consultant Implantologist and Oral Surgeon
• Akća Dental Clinic Istanbul
• Treatments, (As for Croatia).

Hair Transplantation

• Dr Tarik Umutoglu
• Acibadem Taksim Hospital

• Follicular Unit Extraction
• Direct Hair Injection
• Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) booster
• Head Transplantation
• Beard Transplantation
• Brow Transplantation

Weight Loss Procedures

• Dr Murat Ustun, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
• Dr Kaplan Baha Temizgönul, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric
• Acibadem Bakirköy Hospital
• Istanbul Surgical Centre
• Treatments
• 6 month Medsil Gastric Balloon – 12 month Orbera 365 Gastric Balloon
• Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
• Gastric Sleeve.  Gastric Bypass. Mini Gastric Bypass.

Professor Mehmet Tahir Oruç, M.D.

Consultant General, Bariratric and Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Academic Career and Practice

Prof. Mehmet Tahir Oruç, is a distinguished medical professional with an illustrious career in
the field of general surgery. Graduating from Ankara University Medical School in 1989, he
embarked on a journey of continuous learning and specialization. He attained the title of
General Surgery Specialist after completing rigorous training at Ankara Numune Training and
Research Hospital from 1990 to 1994.

Following his residency, Prof. Oruç spent three years as a fellow at Ankara Oncology Training
and Research Hospital and rose to the position of Associate Professor and Deputy Chief of Clinic
in 2005, and to Chief of General Surgery in 2009. Hhe reached the pinnacle of his academic
career in 2019, attaining the rank of Professor of General Surgery at the School of Medicine,
Istinye University.

Currently, he continues to make significant contributions to the field of medicine at Antalya
Medical Park Hospital, focusing on Obesity-Metabolic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, and Advanced
Laparoscopic Surgery.

International Qualifications

He has also had international experiences, including a six-month fellowship in 2002 at the
Department of Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Presbyterian University Hospital, and the
University of Pittsburgh, USA.

His commitment to staying at the forefront of surgical advancements is evident in his training
on Gastric Band Application in Morbid Obesity in Austria in 2005, as well as his training on
Laparoscopic Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010.

Prof. Oruç’s dedication to advancing surgical techniques is further highlighted by his training in
Robotic Surgery at Acıbadem University in 2015.

Research and Publications

Over the course of his career, he has actively participated in numerous international scientific
meetings, both as a presenter and a moderator. His prolific contributions to medical literature
include approximately 290 papers published in local and international meetings, solidifying his
impact on the global medical community.

With a commendable presence in scientific circles, Prof. Mehmet Tahir Oruç, M.D., continues to
enrich the field of general surgery, leaving an indelible mark through his expertise, research,
and commitment to advancing medical knowledge.

Dr. Murat Ustun

Dr Murat Ustun

Dr Murat Ustun was born in Istanbul in 1969. He received education at Ege University Faculty of Medicine between 1986 and 1992. In 1996, he became a General Surgery Specialist.

Laparoscopic surgery had just begun in Turkey and has been his major area of interest in his surgical career. In this period again, he completed certification training on Hospital Management and Total Quality Management.

Between 1996 and 1999, he played an active role in the establishment of the transplant clinic at SSK Ankara High Specialty Hospital, and worked particularly in the fields of renal transplantation and laparoscopic surgery.

In the meantime, he decided to focus on advanced laparoscopic surgery techniques, and continued his training in line with this decision after specialist training.

Between 1999 and 2001, he went to SSK Zonguldak Regional Hospital and established the first laparoscopic surgery unit of the regional hospital. He provided the opportunity of doing laparoscopic surgery for the first time in the region. He conducted modernization studies in the operating room and ensured the sterilization principles to be adopted.

He resigned from public hospital in 2001, with intent to continue his studies in the private sector, and to carry out his personal development in line with his own desire.

Since 2001 he has worked in the private healthcare sector in Istanbul. During this period, information technology became one of his most important areas of interest. In Ankara-based software company ‘Netcad’, he served as the project coordinator of the medical software ‘DrCAD’ intended for providing online diagnostic support to family physicians. He managed the endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery unit in a private hospital group for a period of about 3 years. In that period, he gained significant experience in the field of endoscopy, by performing more than 2,000 colonoscopies and about 3,500 gastroscopies.

During his career in the private sector, he also tended towards bariatric surgery besides endoscopic diagnosis and treatment methods. In 2004, he worked with Dr.Vincent Frering on laparoscopic bariatric surgery at Polyclinique du Beaujolais in France, the place where the world’s first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 2004. Since that year, he worked at three different centers in France. When he returned back, he began to perform both endoscopic

intragastric balloon procedures and laparoscopy adjustable gastric band operations. After he decided to focus on bariatric surgery, he visited a variety of centers in Frankfurt, Vienna, Hamburg, Athens, Madrid, and Salzburg, and worked there with an intent to enhance his experience.

Between 2010 and 2011, he served as a coordinator during the establishment of Turkey’s first Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center. He still works in the private sector. In parallel with the decline in the use of gastric band surgery in the world, he became one of the first few surgeons who perform advanced techniques such as laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass in our country. He became one of the leading physicians in his field, as a result of his increased experience in this field as well as the complication rates, which are at the world’s average level. For this reason, he became a reference center for complication and revision surgeries.

He is the person who has applied certain surgical procedures for the first time in our country, such as laparoscopic gastric plication, endoscopic gastric plication (Apollo), laparoscopic single anastomosis duodenoileostomy (SADI-S) and laparoscopic gastric loop bipartition. Besides bariatric and metabolic surgery, his most important area of professional interest is endoscopic treatment methods. He is the person who has performed the EsophyX procedure in reflux treatment for the first time in our country. He also performs endoscopic reflux treatment procedures such as MUSE, GERD-X and Stretta.

Dr. Üstün believes that knowledge grows when shared has been providing his colleagues with training on Bariatric and metabolic surgery for 4 years, as the Key Opinion Leader of COVIDIEN, in the field of Bariatric surgery. Approximately 35 surgeons have been trained in such workshops held 9 times, and then have begun to serve in the field of bariatric surgery. During these training sessions, a large number of live broadcasts were done. In one of the sessions, a new record was set for surgical operations done within 8 hours during a live broadcast watched in our country, and throughout the airtime, two sleeve gastrectomy operations, one gastric bypass surgery and one SADI-S surgery were performed.

Üstün believing that advanced technology will make a great contribution to the perfection in surgery has also broken new grounds with his technological practices such as using stapler with iDrive Battery Pack in sleeve gastrectomy for the first time, using V-Loc suture in bariatric surgery for the first time, performing the first sleeve gastrectomy with the Storz Spies laparoscopy system, and performing three-dimensional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the first time and 4k sleeve gastrectomy first time.

Surgeon Dr.Murat Üstün continues his studies on Obesity and Bariatric Surgery partially in London and partially in Istanbul. He owned his center, Istanbul Bariatric Centre in Istanbul.

Dr. Kaplan Baha Temizgönül,

Dr. Kaplan Baha Temizgönül, MD – Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Kaplan Baha Temizgönül was born in 1981 and received his early education from Tarsus College Anatolian High School graduating in 1999. He qualified in 2005 as a Doctor of Medicine from the Pamukkale University, which is the cradle of Bariatric (weight loss) surgery in Turkey. This was also the reason Dr Temizögnül became interested in bariatric procedures from his residency training from 2006-08. He has also qualified the United States Medical Licensing Examination exams.

While doing his General Surgery Specialisation at Bakırköy Training and Research Hospital between 2009 and 2014, Dr Temizgönül researched and published his thesis on pain in laparoscopic surgery, and participated in many obesity surgeries, advanced laparoscopy training and robotic surgery training.

Dr Temizgönül has been working privately as an obesity surgeon since 2016 and established his own bariatric surgery team in 2018 with a clinical psychologist, dietician and personal trainer to offer a fully autonomous and seamless weight loss experience.

Dr. Temizgönül is married and speaks fluent English, functional German and is beginner in the Russian language. He has various publications in medical scientific journals. He is very approachable, likes to listen to what his clients want and is easy to talk to.