Assoc. Professor Erol Vural, M.D

Op. Dr. Erol Vural

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: January 1, 1974
  • Place of Birth: Kırşehir, Turkey
  • Nationality: Turkish

Education and Training

  • June 1998: Graduated as a Medical Doctor from Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine.
  • May 1999 – December 2004: Served as a Resident in the Department of General Surgery at İstanbul Göztepe Teaching and Education Hospital (currently Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine).
    • Thesis: Investigated the role of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Stage Breast Cancer patients.

Academic Appointments

  • April 2004: Became a General Surgery Specialist at Göztepe Teaching and Education Hospital, İstanbul.
  • April 2010: Appointed Associate Professor of General Surgery at Göztepe Teaching and Education Hospital, İstanbul.

Hospital Appointments

  • January 2004 – Present: General Surgeon at Göztepe Teaching and Education Hospital, İstanbul.
  • September 2005 – Present: General Surgeon at Numune Teaching and Education Hospital, Erzurum.
  • January 2007 – Present: General Surgeon at Bağcılar Teaching and Education Hospital, İstanbul.
  • January 2009 – Present: General Surgeon at Numune Teaching and Education Hospital, Ankara.
  • April 2011 – Present: General Surgeon at Esenyurt Government Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
  • March 2012 – Present: General Surgeon at Taksim German Hospital’s Department of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinic.
  • 2014-2017: Fellowship in General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida.
  • Since April 2017: General Surgeon at the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Turkey Hospital.

Professional Development Courses

  • Attended various courses and workshops focused on obesity surgery, hepatogastroenterology surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, medical-endocrinologic surgery, obesity and metabolic disorders, and advanced laparoscopic surgery in locations including İstanbul, Antalya, Bodrum, Ankara, Athens (Greece), and Strasbourg (France).

Clinical Interests

  • Specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, and Transplantation Surgery.
  • Fields of Interest:
    • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Revision Gastric Surgeries
    • Gastric Botox Procedures
    • Gastric Balloon Placement

Professional Society Memberships

  • Member of the Turkish Surgical Society, Turkish Society of Colon and Rectum Surgery, Turkish Phlebology Society, and Turkish Obesity Surgery Society.

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