Applying to the same center for complications after surgical operation reduces the risk of death.

Do not travel far from your home for a surgical operation, you may need to contact your surgeon again at any time!

About 23% of patients who have undergone surgical operations are forced to return to a hospital and receive post operative care as a result of unexpected complications. A recent study has revealed that it is very important for patients to “return to the same hospital” in terms of their recovery after complications. This research, published in Lancet, one of the most serious medical journals, targets patients who are involved in medical tourism and receive services.

In the study, the rate of admission to various hospitals due to complications after surgery was determined to be approximately 26%, and it was determined that this condition increases the “risk of death due to complications” within the first 90 days.

Today, many plastic surgery patients get up and go from the provinces they have substituted to different centers abroad and at home in order to receive special services from different countries and surgeons and to be operated. Approximately 5-22% of these patients, depending on the operation they have undergone, may have to apply to the place/hospital where they were operated again. Applying to the same hospital and medical team in order to cope with the resulting complication and get the most effective result is very critical at this point. Applying to the original center where the operation was performed and entering the same medical team supervision, whether it is a public hospital or a very advanced and educational university hospital, ensures that patients can get better results in terms of their life and well-being.

Turkey Medicals, “Many of the patients do not think about the difficulties of traveling to a distant place to undergo the operation they want. However, while many different health routes are being started under the hands of a professional team, hoping / calculating that the best result can be achieved; whether distance should be a disadvantage in order to provide optimal support in case of serious complications that may occur after decontamination after treatment should definitely be among the issues that should be taken into account.” was said.

If possible, have your operations performed at home, close to where you live. If you are going to a remote place for an operation, that is, if you are going to be a medical tourism user, make your plans to stay in the hospital where you underwent the operation, in the residential area during the recovery period. When the patient goes to another center for the distress he has experienced after the operation, efforts should be made to refer the patient to the center where he underwent the operation within 24 hours at the latest so that the care and complication can be handled healthily.

The researchers conducted a huge study by deciphering the data of 12 million patients who were admitted to the hospital again within 30 days due to complications after 12 major surgical operations they identified between 2013 and 2023. Survival rates in the first 90 days were found to be significantly higher in a group of patients between 64-84% who were admitted to the same center where they underwent surgery compared to patients admitted to other centers. For the same reasons, it has been recorded that there is a decrease in the risk of death in other surgeries, for example, by 45% in pancreatic operations and by 12% in coronary by-pass operations.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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