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An Otolaryngologist who warns those who want to have rhinoplasty surgery during the pandemic, Op. Dr. “If the people with whom the patient is in close contact have a history of coronavirus, it will be healthier for us to postpone our surgery to an advanced date. Because the body’s resistance to general anesthesia and surgical stress will decrease, patients who are covid-19 positive during surgery may have a greater risk of developing the disease after surgery,” he said. Op. who gives information about the use of masks after surgery, taking a PCR test also the operating room and surgical team should be well evaluated before surgery.

Turkey Medicals hospital member Otolaryngologist Op. reminded that Covid-19 infection is a disease that begins in the upper respiratory tract that manifests itself with complaints of fever, headache, nasal congestion, loss of smell and cough, and warn those who want to have Antalya rhinoplasty surgery during the pandemic phase in Turkey.


Op. Dr. “We have to evaluate it well before surgery, as the entire team dealing with nasal surgery has intensive contact with the areas where the virus is present. During general anesthesia, which is applied during aesthetic or breathing-oriented surgical procedures that we will perform in the nose, there may be a risk of getting viruses into the lungs during the intubation process,” he said.


If there are complaints and symptoms that will cause suspicion near the patient and the patient, or if people who have been in close contact have a history of contracting coronavirus, it will be healthier for us to postpone our surgery to an advanced date. Operator doctor, “Because the body’s resistance to general anesthesia and surgical stress will decrease, patients who are covid-19 positive during surgery may have a greater risk of developing the disease after surgery,” was said. In these patients, it may be more difficult for them to recover from a possible lung involvement. We carry out such aesthetic procedures safely, provided that we take all the necessary measures in the hospital. However, in addition to the routine tests that are taken for general anesthesia before surgery, the patient and the person who will accompany him to the hospital must necessarily complete covid-19 tests,” he said.

The Turkish doctor in Antalya medical hospital stated that the patient and patient’s relatives are not admitted to the surgical department until the kovid-19 test result is performed at the hospital is confirmed to be negative.

“In this way, we protect both the patients and their relatives, as well as hospital employees. We reduce the risk of transmission to a minimum by applying virus-related measures before surgery, at the time of surgery and in the care of the postoperative service. During the hospitalization period, no visitors are accepted, and we keep the patient’s bedtime as short as possible. Therefore, rhinoplasty operations can be performed easily by taking the necessary precautions during the covid-19 process.”


“Can I use a mask after surgery?” the question is, who he hangs Op. Dr. added that rhinoplasty surgeries performed with technology are extremely comfortable and no longer require staying away from social life.

After Turkish rhinoplasty operations, where and in cases where it is mandatory to wear a mask at normal times, they can easily wear a mask after learning their technique, says Doctor, “There are many kinds of masks on the market. But if he is going to use a surgical mask after rhinoplasty, we should pay attention to the fact that it is wired. Also, in the process of recovery, preference can be given to all kinds of masks that do not put pressure on the tip of the nose. In addition, it can be used as an additional visor. The stranded part of the mask should be bent to take the shape of the nose belt and worn after both ends of the wire are bent outwards by 2-3 mm and turned into an inverted ‘U’ shape. Thus, we can protect the tip of the nose from pressure in this way,” he said.


Turkish Op., who informed about whether a PCR test to diagnose Covid-19 can be performed after rhinoplasty operations, which are in serious demand both at home and abroad. Dr. said that the test performed by swabbing the nose and throat is not objectionable for nasal health after nose surgery in Turkey.

Op. Dr. said, “If a tampon is placed in the nose, a swab can be taken through the nose after the tampons are removed and a week has passed since the operation. A swab taken by entering it from the nostril to the nose is not a problem for nasal health,” he said. If it is necessary to conduct a test during the period when the tampon is not removed, a swab can be taken from the throat,” was said.


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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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