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Vagus is Latin for traveler. The vagus nerve, one of the 12 parts of the nervous system found in the brain, gives branches to many organs of the body. The Vagus nerve is an important part of the digestive system.

In the body, communication is provided between the Vagus nerve and the intestine and brain. The Vagus nerve activates the sympathetic nervous system, an important component of the digestive system, understanding that something goes wrong when you are unhappy, and allows the release of cortisol in the body.

Cortisol can be thought of as a biological alarm system. Your body’s main stress hormone is called cortisol. It works with specific parts of the brain for many different tasks, from mood to motivation and even controlling fears.


The Vagus nervous system is vital for the proper and healthy functioning of the intestines. Disruptions in the vagus nervous system cause diseases that lead to inflammation in the intestines.

In addition, if the vagus nervous system is interrupted, hoarseness, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, loss of the gag reflex, slowing and irregular heart rhythm, death by paralysis of the muscles that control the respiratory tract can be observed depending on where the incision or lesion is located.

The Vagus nerve gives branches to many organs, as well as vital organs such as thoracic organs such as the heart and lung, stomach, liver and intestines.


The best way to activate the Vagus nerve is to breathe deeply. Conditions such as shortness of breath, which occur when we are stressed, cause panic on the vagus nerve. Frequent deep breathing is important for the vagus nervous system.

Singing and laughing can be shown as other ways to activate the Vagus nerve. The larynx (larynx), affected by sound waves formed when singing, activates the vagus nerve.

In addition, health nutrition and exercise in Turkey beach are also conditions that are good for the vagus nerve.

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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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