Dr. Erkan Yildirim, thoracic surgeon in Turkey

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Dr. Erkan Yildirim

Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Saray, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital - 34768 Istanbul

(+90) 544 402 02


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Dr Yildirim is a senior European-board certified thoracic surgeon. His primary interests are surgery for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, chest wall tumors, and mediastinal tumors. Besides, he performs minimal invasive pectus surgeries for both pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum (Nuss & Abramson's procedures), and pectus arcuatum. He also proposes now custom-made implant technique as an alternative to traditional orthopedic techniques.

Kocer B, Yildirim E, Dural K, Sakinci U, "The Diagnostic Value of Tumor Markers in Thoracic Malignities and Its place in the follow-up Postoperatively", Bidder Tıp Bilimleri Dergisi, 2010, 2 (3), s. 10-16.

Kocer B, Gulbahar G, Yildirim E, Dural K, Sakinci U, “Complications of Tube Thoracostomy in 603 Patients”, Turkiye Klinikleri J Med Sci 2010; 30(3):895-9.

Rasih Yazkan, Yildirim E, Koray Dural, Nurullah Zengin, Ünal Sakıncı, “Rapid Pleurodesis in Malignant Pleural Effusion: A Clinical Study and a Literature Review”, the Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2011;19(3):410-416