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Name Surname: GÖKHAN YAĞCI

Güven Hospital

Department: General Surgery

2. Department: Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

Academic Title: Professor

Title: Professor

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Name    :    Gokhan YAGCI, M.D.
Present Title and Affiliation:    Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Özel Ankara Güven Hospital, Ankara, TURKEY
Date of Birth    : February 8, 1965
Place of Birth    : Siirt, Turkey
Citizenship    : Republic of Turkey
Marital Status    : Married, Wife: Aysun YAGCI, RN.
Languages    : Turkish, English
E-mail    : gyagci@hotmail.com, dr.gokhan.yagci@guven.com.tr
Phone    : + 90 312 4572365
Phone (GSM)    : + 90 532 344 57 67



1983-1989    Gulhane Military Medical School
1989-1990    Internship, Gulhane Military Medical Academy 1992-1996    Residency, Surgery, Gulhane School of Medicine
1999-2000    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Madison Wisconsin, Division of Transplantation, Transplant Immunology.
2001-2006    Faculty, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Gulhane School of Medicine
2005-2006    Honorary    Fellow,    University    of    Madison    Wisconsin,    Division    of Transplantation
2006-2012    Faculty, Associate Professor of Surgery, Gulhane School of Medicine 2012-2015    Faculty, Professor of Surgery, Gulhane School of Medicine

2010    Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Course, Strasburg-France
2012    ASAN Medical Center, South Korea, Living Donor Liver Transplantation Program


1989-1990    Internship, Gulhane Military Medical Academy
1990-1992    Physician, 13th Mechanized Infantry Regiment, Seymen, Turkey 1996-1998    General Surgeon, Mobile Surgical Hospital, Hakkari, Turkey
1998-2001    General Surgeon, 600 Beds Mevki Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey 1999    Brigade Surgeon, Stabilization Forces, NATO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
2001-2015    Gülhane Military Medical Academy
2015-    Özel Ankara Güven Hospital

Private Practice Experience

2009-2011    Özel Magnet Medical Center
2011- 2013    Özel Çağ Hospital
2013-2015    Özel İnternational Medicana Ankara Hospital
2015-    Özel Ankara Güven Hospital

Private Practice Experience for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

I have been involved in Obesity and Metabolic Surgery since 2011. Mainly in private practice. I have done over 2500 sleeve gastrectomy’s and more than 900 gastric bypass and metabolic surgery procedures with a total of over 3400 Obesity and Metabolic Surgery operations.


1.    Effects of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on colonic anastomosis after chemoradiotherapy. 2003
2.    Effects of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on rat kidney transplants with delayed cold ischemia.2004
3.    Sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal cancer. 2004


Liver and Kidney Transplantation Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery İntestinal Transplantation Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Morbid Obesity and Laparoscopic Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery Anorectal Surgery


1.    Duman K, Simsek A, Gorgulu S, Yagci G, Peker Y. The role of 2-[f-18] fluoro 2-deoxy d-glucose positron emission tomography in the preoperative staging of gastric cancer. Eurasian J Med. 2013 Oct;45(3):149-54.
2.    Can MF, Yagci G, Cetiner S. Systematic Review of Studies Investigating Sentinel Node Navigation Surgery and Lymphatic Mapping for Gastric Cancer. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Jun 11.
3.    Yildiz R, Can MF, Yagci G, Ozgurtas T, Guden M, Gamsizkan M, Ozturk E, Cetiner S. The effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on experimental colon anastomosis after preoperative chemoradiotherapy. Int Surg. 2013 Jan;98(1):33-42.
4.    Karaman B, Battal B, Ören NC, Üstünsöz B, Yağci G. Acute ischemic cholecystitis after transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads. Clin Imaging. 2012 Nov-Dec;36(6):861-4.
5.    Sinan H, Demirbas S, Ersoz N, Ozerhan IH, Yagci G, Akyol M, Cetiner S. Who is responsible for inadequate lymph node retrieval after colorectal surgery: surgeon or pathologist? Acta Chir Belg. 2012 May-Jun;112(3):200-8.
6.    Öztaş  M,  Can  MF,  Öztürk  E,  Yağcı  G.  A  rare  pathology  that  caused  high-level  intestinal obstruction: Left paraduodenal hernia. Ulus Cerrahi Derg. 2013 Jul 9;29(2):92-5.
7.    Can MF, Yagci G, Cetiner S. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for gastric cancer: Where do we stand? World J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Sep 27;3(9):131-7.
8.    Yağci G, Cetiner S, Ersöz N, Hakki Özerhan I, Can MF, Bilgin F, Coşar A, Bağci S, Ustünsöz B, Karslioğlu Y. The effect of gained experience on postoperative complications and mortality in cadaveric liver transplantation: a single-center experience. Transplant Proc. 2011 Apr;43(3):912-6.
9.    Can MF, Sevinc MM, Hancerliogullari O, Yilmaz M, Yagci G. Multicenter prospective randomized trial comparing modified Limberg flap transposition and Karydakis flap reconstruction in patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease. Am J Surg. 2010 Sep;200(3):318-27.
10.    Djamali A, Vidyasagar A, Yagci G, Huang LJ, Reese S. Mycophenolic acid may delay allograft fibrosis by inhibiting transforming growth factor-beta1-induced activation of Nox-2 through the nuclear factor-kappaB pathway. Transplantation.2010 Aug 27;90(4):387-93.
11.    Can MF, Yagci G. When will we actually conduct a risk-adjusted surgical audit worldwide? Am J Surg. 2009 Apr;197(4):551.
12.    Ozturk E, Can MF, Yagci G, Ersoz N, Ozerhan IH, Harlak A, Sahin M, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Management and mid- to long-term results of early referred bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hepatogastroenterology. 2009. Jan-Feb;56(89):17-25.
13.    Harlak A, Can MF, Mentes O, Ersoz N, Kurt B, Turker T, Yagci G, Tufan T. Does the type of resuscitative fluid affect healing of colonic anastomosis in experimentally induced hemorrhagic shock in rats? Med Princ Pract. 2009;18(4):255-60. Epub 2009 Jun 2.
14.    Ozturk E, Can MF, Yagci G, Ersoz N, Ozerhan IH, Harlak A, Sahin M, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Management and mid- to long-term results of early referred bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hepatogastroenterology. 2009 Jan-Feb;56(89):17-25. PubMed PMID: 19453021.
15.    Ozturk E, Akin M, Can MF, Ozerhan I, Kurt B, Yagci G, Tufan T. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis. Saudi Med J. 2009 Jan;30(1):45-9.
16.    Can MF, Yagci G, Dag B, Ozturk E, Gorgulu S, Simsek A, Tufan T. Preoperative administration of oral carbohydrate-rich solutions: Comparison of glucometabolic responses and tolerability between patients with and without insulin resistance. Nutrition. 2009 Jan;25(1):72-7.
17.    Can MF, Yagci G. When will we actually conduct a risk-adjusted surgical audit worldwide? Am J Surg. 2009 Apr;197(4):551
18.    Dogru T, Sonmez A, Tasci I, Yagci G, Mas MR. Perforated tuberculous appendicitis and peritoneal tuberculosis. East Mediterr Health J. 2008 May-Jun;14(3):742-4.
19.    Yagci G, Ozturk E, Ozgurtas T, Gorgulu S, Kutlu OC, Topal T, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Preoperative and postoperative administration of hyperbaric oxygen improves biochemical and mechanical parameters on ischemic and normal colonic anastomoses. J Invest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug; 19(4):237- 44.
20.    Can MF, Yagci G, Gorenek L, Tozkoparan E, Ozerhan I, Cetiner S. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis after liver transplantation: rapid and complete response to combined and sequential antifungal therapy. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2008 Feb;9(1):99-104. Review.
21.    Yagci G, Fernandez LA, Knechtle SJ, D'Alessandro AM, Chin LT, Musat AI, Lucey MR, Said A, Pirsch JD, Leverson G, Kalayoglu M. The impact of donor variables on the outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation for hepatitis C. Transplant Proc. 2008 Jan-Feb;40(1):219-23.
22.    Can MF, Yagci G, Tufan T, Ozturk E, Zeybek N, Cetiner S. Can SAPS II predict operative mortality more accurately than POSSUM and P-POSSUM in patients with colorectal carcinoma undergoing resection? World J Surg. 2008 Apr;32(4):589-95.
23.    Yagci G, Can MF, Ozturk E, Dag B, Ozgurtas T, Cosar A, Tufan T. Effects of preoperative carbohydrate loading on glucose metabolism and gastric contents in patients undergoing moderate surgery: a randomized, controlled trial. Nutrition. 2008 Mar;24(3):212-6. Epub 2007 Dec 21.
24.    Can MF, Yagci G, Cetiner S, Gulsen M, Yigit T, Ozturk E, Gorgulu S, Tufan T. Accurate positioning of the 24-hour pH monitoring catheter: agreement between manometry and pH step-up method in two patient positions. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec 14;13(46):6197-202.
25.    Gorgulu S, Can MF, Yagci G, Sahin M, Tufan T. Extracapsular extension is associated with increased ratio of metastatic to examined lymph nodes in axillary node-positive breast cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2007 Oct;7(10):796-800.
26.    D'Alessandro AM, Knechtle SJ, Chin LT, Fernandez LA, Yagci G, Leverson G, Kalayoglu M. Liver transplantation in pediatric patients: twenty years of experience at the University of Wisconsin. Pediatr Transplant. 2007 Sep;11(6):661-70.
27.    Demir CC, Celik Y, Gider O, Yağci G, Sahin B, Tufan T, Akdeniz A, Sen D. The factors affecting length of stay of the patients undergoing appendectomy surgery in a military teaching hospital. Mil Med. 2007 Jun;172(6):634-9.
28.    Ates Y, Kilciler G, Bedir S, Aslan M, Kilciler M, Tuzun A, Yagci G, Bagci S. Large vesicula seminalis cyst: a very rare cause of constipation and male infertility. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2007 Jun;23(6):318-20.
29.    Kaymakcioglu N, Yagci G, Can MF, Unlu A, Bulakbasi N, Cetiner S, Tufan T. An unusual complication of the use of stapler after Hartmann's procedure. West Afr J Med. 2006 Oct- Dec;25(4):289-91.
30.    Can MF, Kaymakcioglu N, Yagci G, Gorgulu S, Tufan T. An adult choledochocele case presented with gastric outlet obstruction: A rare presentation. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2006 Mar;17(1):70-3.
31.    Yagci G, Unlu A, Kurt B, Can MF, Kaymakcioglu N, Cetiner S, Tufan T, Sen D. Detection of micrometastases and skip metastases with ex vivo sentinel node mapping in carcinoma of the colon and rectum. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2006 May 24; [Epub ahead of print]
32.    Gorgulu S, Yagci G, Kaymakcioglu N, Ozkara M, Kurt B, Ozcan A, Kaya O, Sadir S, Tufan T. Hyperbaric oxygen enhances the efficiency of 5-aminosalicylic Acid in acetic Acid-induced colitis in rats. Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Mar;51(3):480-7.
33.    Kaymakcioglu N, Ozer TM, Yagci G, Simsek A, Mentes O, Harlak A, Zeybek N, Tufan T. Surgical treatment of anorectal injuries. Saudi Med J. 2006 Feb; 27(2):272-4.
34.    Yagci G, Kaymakcioglu N, Can MF, Peker Y, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Comparison of Urografin versus standard therapy in postoperative small bowel obstruction. J Invest Surg. 2005 Nov-Dec;18(6):315- 20.
35.    Yagci G, Ustunsoz B, Kaymakcioglu N, Bozlar U, Gorgulu S, Simsek A, Akdeniz A, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Results of surgical, laparoscopic, and percutaneous treatment for hydatid disease of the liver: 10 years experience with 355 patients. World J Surg. 2005 Dec; 29(12):1670-9.
36.    Kaymakcioglu N, Yagci G, Can MF, Demiriz M, Peker Y, Akdeniz A. Role of anorectal myectomy in the treatment of short segment Hirschsprung's disease in young adults. Int Surg. 2005 Apr-Jun; 90(2):109-12.
37.    Kaymakcioglu N, Yagci G, Simsek A, Unlu A, Tekin OF, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Treatment of pilonidal sinus by phenol application and factors affecting the recurrence. Tech Coloproctol. 2005 Apr; 9(1):21-4.
38.    Yagci G, Zeybek N, Kaymakcioglu N, Gorgulu S, Tas H, Aydogan MH, Avci IY, Cetiner S. Increased intra-abdominal pressure causes bacterial translocation in rabbits. J Chin Med Assoc. 2005 Apr; 68(4):172-7.
39.    Ahmet Çoşar, Gökhan Yağcı, M.Emin Orhan, Ali Sızlan. Preemptive Analgesia application in acute appendicitis. Indian Journal of Surgery. 2005, 67:2, 22-25
40.    Yagci G, Kaymakcioglu N, Demiriz M, Cetiner S. Fulminant pseudomembranous colitis of the left colon successfully treated by surgical resection. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep; 16(3):174-177.
41.    Saracli MA, Yildiran ST, Yagci G, Ozdag F, Doganci L. [Karyotypic investigation of two cases of invasive candidiasis] Mikrobiyol Bul. 2004 Oct;38(4):449-53.
42.    Gökhan Yağcı, Sadettin Çetiner, Murat Dede, Ömer Günhan. True Vaginal Metastasis of Rectal Cancer. Indian Journal of Surgery. 2005; 67(5):270-272.
43.    Yagci G, Cetiner S, Yigitler C, Sonmez A, Mas MR, Cosar A, Dalgic A, Kalayoglu M. Successful ABO-incompatible liver transplantation with pre- and postoperative plasmapheresis, triple immunosuppression, and splenectomy for fulminant hepatic failure. Exp Clin Transplant. 2005 Dec; 3(2):390-3.
44.    Gökhan Yağcı, Murat Dede, Sefik Guran, Mufit Cemal Yenen, Ali Hakan Durukan, Mukerrem Safalı. A papillary thyroid carcinoma case associated with hereditary colon carcinoma due to familial adenomatous polyposis with no hereditary mutation finding. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 2005, July 20(4).
45.    Nihat Kaymakcioglu, Semih Gorgulu, Nazif Zeybek, Gökhan Yağcı, Murat Demiriz, Ali Akdeniz. Amputation Neuroma of Extrahepatic Bile Duct as a Rare Cause of Postcholecystectomy Pain. EUROPEAN SURGERY- Acta Chirurgica Austrica. 2005; 37(3): 166-168.
46.    Simsek A, Zeybek N, Yagci G, Kaymakcioglu N, Tas H, Saglam M, Cetiner S. Enteric and rectal duplications and duplication cysts in the adult. ANZ J Surg. 2005 Mar; 75(3):174-6.
47.    Yagci G, Cetiner S, Tufan T. Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum by a chicken bone, a rare complication:report of a case. Surg Today. 2004; 34(7):606-8.
48.    Dede M, Pabuccu R, Yagci G, Yenen MC, Goktolga U, Gunhan O. Extragonadal yolk sac tumor in pelvic localization. A case report and literature review. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Mar;92(3):989-91.
49.    Yagci G, Gul H, Simsek A, Buyukdogan V, Onguru O, Zeybek N, Aydin A, Balkan M, Yildiz O, Sen
D. Beneficial effects of N-acetylcysteine on sodium taurocholate-induced pancreatitis in rats. J Gastroenterol. 2004; 39(3):268-76.
50.    Simsek A, Yagci G, Gorgulu S, Zeybek N, Kaymakcioglu N, Sen D. Diagnostic features and treatment modalities in solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. Acta Chir Belg. 2004 Feb; 104(1):92-6.
51.    Zeybek N, Gorgulu S, Yagci G, Serdar M, Simsek A, Kaymakcioglu N, Deveci S,Ozcelik H, Tufan
T. The effects of gingko biloba extract (EGb 761) on experimental acute pancreatitis.J Surg Res. 2003 Dec; 115(2):286-93.
52.    Dede M, Yagci G, Yenen MC, Gorgulu S, Deveci MS, Cetiner S, Dilek S. Retroperitoneal benign schwannoma: report of three cases and analysis of clinico-radiologic findings Tohoku J Exp Med. 2003 Jun;200(2):93-7.
53.    Fernandez LA, Torrealba J, Yagci G, Ishido N, Tsuchida M, Tae Kim H, Dong Y, Oberley T, Fechner J, Colburn MJ, Schultz J, Kanmaz T, Hu H, Knechtle SJ, Hamawy MM. Piceatannol in combination with low doses of cyclosporine A prolongs kidney allograft survival in a stringent rat transplantation model. Transplantation. 2002 Dec 15; 74(11):1609-17.
54.    Simsek A, Yagci G, Zeybek N, Gorgulu S, Kaymakcioglu N, Kesim E, Akdeniz A, Ozmen MM, Renda N. Effects of portal triad occlusion on left-sided colonic anastomosis. Int Surg. 2002 Jan- Mar; 87(1):25-30.
55.    Cho CS, Burkly LC, Fechner JH Jr, Kirk AD, Oberley TD, Dong Y, Brunner KG, Peters D, Tenhoor CN, Nadeau K, Yagci G, Ishido N, Schultz JM, Tsuchida M, Hamawy MM, Knechtle SJ. Successful conversion from conventional immunosuppression to anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody costimulatory molecule blockade in rhesus renal allograft recipients. Transplantation. 2001 Aug 27; 72(4):587-97.