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Veins are one of the most important and vital structures in terms of the entire body. In order for the organs to be viable and function properly, the vessels must be healthy. It is very important for organ and tissue health that the arteries that carry clean blood from the heart to the tissues and the veins that allow dirty blood used in the tissues to be transported to the heart and lungs for cleaning are both structurally and functionally healthy.

Both arteries and veins can be subject to functional and structural disorders for many reasons. Genetic inheritance and familial infrastructure are at the top of these reasons and unfortunately do not change throughout life. However, certain life conditions play an important role in the occurrence and progression of vascular diseases. When evaluated in terms of arteries; inactivity, poor diet, stress, smoking and alcohol consumption are among the first risk factors that come to mind. Hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol levels are also among the triggers of arterial diseases. However, in women, pregnancy, inactivity, the necessary benefits of modern daily life, such as sitting or standing for a long time, pose a risk to vascular health.

All these factors initiate the pathological process in the relevant vascular system in the chronic process. Although the symptoms are very faint during the periods when the disease has just begun, obvious complaints occur in advanced periods during the course of both venous and arterial diseases. With the onset of complaints, patients take their breath at the door of physicians.

So, is it possible to diagnose both venous and arterial diseases during the initial period of the disease and stop or slow down the course with a number of early measures?

The answer is “yes”

With the check-up programs that will be implemented within the framework of certain criteria, it is possible to catch the disease before it occurs or at the initial stages. In this way, both the formation and progression of the disease can be controlled, and the complaints it will cause can be prevented / reduced before they start, but also improved or reduced.

To whom, when and how often is it necessary to apply “vascular check-up in Turkey”?

It will be correct to collect vein check-up programs in the artery and vein subheadings. For the check-up program to be applied for arteries, a similar process can be followed with the programs applied in coronary artery disease. Any arterial disease in the family (coronary artery, carotid artery, peripheral artery, etc.) an annual vascular surgery examination is appropriate from the age of 50 for individuals who do not have any complaints and do not have any complaints. If it is necessary in these examinations and examinations, advanced diagnostic methods can be resorted to. It will be appropriate for people with any arterial disease in their family to start the annual check-up program at the age of 40. However, it is appropriate for people who consume cigarettes and alcohol, are sedentary, fat and stressed; those with diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol to have an annual check-up for arterial diseases from the age of 40, even if they do not have complaints. Apart from these, I would also like to remind that no matter how old they are, those who have complaints that would suggest the presence of arterial disease should definitely consult a vascular surgeon.

Let’s come to vascular diseases. Family history and genetic factors are very important in vein diseases. Generalities The disease, which begins in the 20s, begins to give serious symptoms at the end of the 30s or early 40s. Intervening pregnancies and births in women can decelerate these processes. For this reason, it is important for women with a family history of varicose veins to be examined for veins before pregnancy planning in order to detect problems that may develop early. However, regardless of how old they are, there is a family history; those who have complaints such as pain, swelling, itching, fullness, restlessness in their legs, work sitting or standing for long periods of time (teacher, banker, hostess, etc.); people with swollen, varicose veins from the skin on their legs; who have had deep vein thrombosis at any stage of their life, who have known anatomical variations related to the veins, should definitely be examined by a vascular surgeon and continue regular check-ups in accordance with the recommendation of their physician.

I wish you a healthy week full of movement and music.

Assoc. Dr.
Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist Antalya MedicalPark Hospital



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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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