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Turkey Medicals gives information about the world event that took place at Akdeniz University Hospital in Antalya Turkey. The first facial transplant in Turkey, 23-year-old Uğur Acar, was scheduled, but postponed due to his health condition, an aesthetic operation Akdeniz University Hospital in Antalya Turkey of the sebaceous gland located between the right ear and eye was performed.

At Akdeniz University, Uğur Acar, Turkey’s first face transplant, who has been working as a contract staff member since 2012, was removed from his place by interfering with the sebaceous gland between his right ear and eye. Acar, “our teachers performed an aesthetic operation that lasted about half an hour on the sebaceous gland located between my right ear and my eye. At the moment the surgery in Turkey university site is closed, I’m sure it will look very stylish and beautiful when it opens,” he said.

Akdeniz University Hospital Plastic Surgery Clinic in a private room in the treatment continued, Acar said, “the operation was planned about 5 months ago. But my flu and the surgery, which was delayed for some reasons, were performed today. At the moment, I am eagerly waiting for the healing process to pass and the outcome of the operation,” he said.

Professor At Akdeniz University Hospital Dr. It was stated that Uğur Acar, who wrote his name in the history of medicine with a face transplant performed by Omar Ozkan and his team on January 21, 2012, was followed up in a private room so that he would not encounter infection after the last aesthetic oil operation. During the world’s first face transplant operation that 200 professors and doctors around the world came to witness in Antalya Turkey to learn about the first time medical face transplant aesthetic technique that was performed amazingly.

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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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