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Trauma and Emergency Surgery

Selim Sözen

Sözen Surgery Clinic

Dr. Selim Sözen is a member of the Turkish Surgical Society and International Pilonidal Society. He is an author of 105 publications including 5 book chapters, as well as a review board member of several journals.


Burhan Kanat

Malatya Turgut Özal University

Dr. Burhan Hakan Kanat is a member of the Turkish Surgical Society, International Pilonidal Society, and Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is an author of more than 100 publications including 5 book chapters.


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Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty that utilizes both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries, typically in an acute setting. Emergency surgical patients often have complex and challenging problems, which may include major traumatic injury, sepsis, shock and serious abdominal conditions. For patients who have serious acute surgical or traumatic conditions inefficiencies in the system of retrieval, triage, diagnostic investigation, access to the operating theatre, and appropriate post-operative care may lead to an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Emergency surgery includes general emergency surgery, vascular emergency surgery, thoracic emergency surgery but also urologic, cardiac, paediatric, musculoskeletal, gynaecological, transplant emergency surgery and all surgical specialties. Largely performed by surgeons specializing in emergency medicine, this surgery can be conducted for many reasons but occurs most often in urgent or critical cases in response to trauma, cardiac events, poison episodes, brain injuries, and pediatric medicine.

Mortality rates are high for emergency surgeries. The most advanced surgical techniques are used (open surgery and laparoscopic surgery, damage control surgery for polytrauma patient management, advanced multidisciplinary management of acute and non-acute surgical patients). The Unit prides itself on the collaboration between multidisciplinary teams that make use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic resources. General surgeons are assisted by physicians from the traditional radiology, interventional radiology, angiography and anaesthesiologists-resuscitators, to allow for a timely diagnosis and optimal treatment of urgent and non-urgent pathologies.

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Date completed: February 16th 2021

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Review results due: August 3rd 2021

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Expected publication date: October 2nd 2021

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Selim Sözen

Sözen Surgery Clinic

Dr. Selim Sözen was born on 01.01.1973. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey in 1998. He trained in general surgery at Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital in Turkey (2004). He worked as a specialist at different Government Hospitals in Turkey (2004-2013). He started to work as an Associate Professor at the Department of General Surgery of Medicine Faculty of Namık Kemal University (2013). He completed liver transplantation surgery at İnönü University (General Surgery Department, 2014–2015, Turkey) Fellowship Programs. From 2016, he has worked as a Specialist at his own clinic in İstanbul, Turkey. He is a member of the Turkish Surgical Association. His clinical interests include treatment, surgical procedures, surgical techniques, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, hepatopancreatobilliary surgery, bariatric surgery for morbid obesity, bariatric medicine, endocrine surgery, esophageal diseases, breast surgery, and esophagectomy. Dr Sözen is an author of 105 publications including 5 book chapters, as well as a member of review boards of several journals

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