Ahmet Cem Dural
Ahmet Cem Dural
General Surgeon
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Department of General Surgery
Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training & Research Hospital


1997 - 2003

Medical Doctor

Istanbul University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

2003 - 2008 General Surgery Resident Istanbul University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Research Fellow Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, Center for Endocrine
Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA
2015 Fellow, Endocrine Surgery Karolinska University Hospital, Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Solna, Stockholm
County, Sweden



Dr. Ahmet Cem Dural is a General Surgeon in Department of Surgery,Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training & Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Heis author of many publications indexed on PubMed, and peer-reviewer ofnational and international journals. After completing residency program inGeneral Surgery, he was assigned as staff surgeon for compulsory service to Igdir Public Hospital and served between 2009-2011. He was appointed toBakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training & Research Hospital in 2012.He worked as postdoctoral research fellow at Cleveland Clinic, Division
of Endocrine Surgery, Cleveland, OH, Unites States in 2014. He achieved thetravelling fellowship grant of European Association for Endoscopic Surgeryand worked as clinical fellow at Karolinska University Hospital, Department of
Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Stockholm, Sweden in 2015. He achieved theEuropean Board of Endocrine Surgery in May 2015.He is currently working as consultant surgeon in endocrine surgery inhis department. He is member of Turkish Surgical Association, TurkishAssociation of Endocrine Surgery, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons,
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, American Association ofEndocrine Surgeons and fellow of American College of Surgeons.

Research Interest

My research interests are particularly endocrine surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, intraoperative nerve monitoring for neck surgery, endoscopic procedures, surgical education, surgical simulators, simulator lab and also patient safety. 

Professional Activities:

  1. Staff Surgeon 2009 – 2011
    Igdir Public Hospital, Igdir, Turkey
    Had broad experience with a very busy surgical schedule as a part of 18 months long mandatory government service
  2. Vice-Head Physician 2011 – 2012
    Igdir Public Hospital, Igdir, Turkey
    Responsible for the chancellery, personnel administration and personnel matters.
  3. Staff Surgeon 2012 – 2015
    Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Performed advanced, minimally invasive procedures mostly on the field of Endocrine Surgery
    Completed training in robotic surgery
  4. Consultant Surgeon, Endocrine Surgery- 2015 Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparins in polytraumatized patients in intensive care unit (Extended Serie). Kurtoglu M, Buyukkurt D, Kurtoglu M, Dural C, Akar U, Guloglu R. Ulus Travma Derg. 2003 Jan; 9(1): 37-44
  2. Afferent loop syndrome secondary to Billroth II gastrojejunostomy obstruction: Multidedector computed tomography findings. Yılmaz S, Yekeler E, Dural C, Dursun M, Akyol Y, Acunas B. Surgery. 2007 Apr;141(4):538-9.
  3. Radio-guided nonpalpable metastatic lymph node localization in patients with recurrent thyroid cancer. Tükenmez M, Erbil Y, Barbaros U, Dural C, Salmaslioglu A, Aksoy D, Mudun A, Ozarma an S. J Surg Oncol. 2007 Nov 1;96(6):534-8.
  4. Heterotopic pancreas as a leading point for small-bowel intussusception in a pregnant woman. Gurbulak B, Kabul E, Dural C, Citlak G, Yanar H, Gulluoglu M, Taviloglu K. JOP. 2007 Sep 7;8(5):584-7.
  5. Primary retroperitoneal hydatid disease mimicking retroperitoneal malignant tumor. Ercetin C, Tukenmez M, Dural C, Poyanli A, Salmaslio lu A, Bilgic B, Erbil Y. Int J Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;12(4):402-5.
  6. Rare complication of Meckel´s diverticulum: Loop formation of diverticulum. Karatepe O, Dural C, Ercetin C, Citlak G, Salmaslioglu A, Gulcicek O, Karahan S. Turk J Med Sci 2008; 38(1): 91-93.
  7. Predictive value of sonographic features in preoperative evaluation of malignant thyroid nodules in a multinodular goiter. Salmaslioglu A, Erbil Y, Dural C, Issever H, Kapran Y, Ozarmagan S, Tezelman S. World J Surg. 2008 Sep;32(9):1948-54
  8. Malign phaeochromocytoma with cavoatrial extension: Transcaval removal of tumor without cardiopulmonary bypass: A case report. Dural C, Bilge O, Toker A, Erbil Y, Salmaslioglu A, Ozbey N, Aral F. Minerva Chir. 2010 Aug;65(4):485-8.
  9. Hand-Assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic hemangioma. Dural C, Ercetin C, Salmaslioglu A, Mete O, Barbaros U, Erbil Y. Eur J Surg Sci. 2010;1:22-26
  10. Pulmonary tuberculosis in an adult patient with tetralogy of Fallot. Gunay E, Gunay S, Karakus G, Sahin T, Gorgun D, Tursun I, Dural C. Hippokratia. 2012;16(3):286
  11. Diagnosis and treatment of iatrogenic bile duct injuries. Karabulut M, Ba K, Gönenç M, Dural C, Kones O, Gok I, Alis H. Bakirkoy Tip Derg. 2012;8:116-122
  12. The results of incarcerated hernias with delayed admission in a rural region with scattered settlement. Ercetin C, Dural C, Kirnap M, Sayit NF, Tezcaner T. Genel Tıp Derg. 2012;22(3): 83-6
  13. Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies performed in the office under ultrasound guidance in a low volume center: The cytological and hystopathological results. Dural C, Ercetin C, Tezcaner T, Kirnap M, Tezcaner C, Dada HG, Sahin T, Yazıcı OF, Ergul O.
  14. Endokrinolojide Diyalog. 2012; 9(4):157-161
  15. Nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: Endoscopy results of a second level public hospital. Erçetin C, Dural C, Tezcaner T, Kırnap M, Sayıt NF, Avcı C, Anuk T, Tursun I.Endoskopik Laparoskopik & Minimal Invaziv Cerrahi Derg. 2012;19:15-22
  16. The effect of government mandatory service on the learning curve of a surgeon for colonoscopy. Dural C, Ercetin C, Tezcaner T, Avcı C, Kirnap M, Gurbulak B. Endoskopik Laparoskopik & Minimal Invaziv Cerrahi Derg. 2012;19:28-34
  17. The impact of early diagnostic laparoscopy on prognosis of patients with suspected acute mesenteric ischemia. Gonenc M, Dural C, Kocatas A, Buyukasik S, Karabulut M, Alis H. Eur J. Trauma Emerg Surg. 2013;39(2):185-9
  18. Intramural hematomas of the gastrointestinal system: A 5-year single center experience. Kones O, Dural C, Gonenc M, Karabulut M, Akarsu C, Gok I, Bozkurt S, Ilhan M, Alis H. J Korean Surg Soc. 2013;85:58-62
  19. Enhanced postoperative recovery pathways in emergency surgery : A randomized controlled clinical trial. Gonenc M, Dural C, Celik MF, Akarsu C, Kocatas A, Kalayci MU, Dogan Y, Alis H. Am J Surg. 2014;207:807-814
  20. Minimal invasive endoscopic management of synchronous granular cell tumors in the colon and posterior mediastinum. Kocatas A, Dural C, Sever N, Kankaya B, Dogan M, Yegen G, Gonenc M, Bilgic B, Bedirhan MA, Alis H. J Minim Access Surg. 2014;10(1):34-36
  21. The early results of our initial experience with robotic adrenalectomy. Akarsu C, Dural C, Kankaya B, Celik MF, Kones O, Mert M, Kalayci MU, Alis H. Ulusal Cerrahi Derg. 2014;30:28-33
  22. Robotic bilateral posterior adrenalectomy using a new articulating vessel sealer. Dural C, Akyuz M, Iyer P, Berber E. VideoEndocrinology. DOI: 10.1089/ve.2014.0007
  23. Bilateral hand-assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma. Iyer P, Dural C, Akyuz M, Berber E. VideoEndocrinology. DOI: 10.1089/ve.2014.0008
  24. Trauma patients with solid organ injury: Results from a Border Town Hospital in Turkey. Dural C, Ercetin C, Tezcaner T, Kirnap M, Sayit NF, Kabul Gurbulak E, Gurbulak B, Yigitbas H. Yeditepe Tip Derg. 2014;30(8):766-773
  25. Importance of diagnostic and therapeutic role of endoscopy in the management of upper gastrointestinal system bleeding related to long-term warfarin use. Akarsu C, Dural C, Unsal MG, Celik MF, Sahin N, Kocatas A, Karabulut M, Kones O, Bademler S, Akarsu M, Alis H. Exp Clin Cardiol 2014;20(6):145-174
  26. Endoscopic balloon dilatation as an effective treatment for lower and upper benign gastrointestinal system anastomotic stenosis. Akarsu C, Unsal MG, Dural C, Kones O, Kocatas A, Karabulut M, Kankaya B, Ates M, Alis H. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2015;25(2):138-42
  27. The role of the laparoscopy on circumferential resection margin positivity in patients with rectal cancer: Longterm outcomes of a single high volume institution. Dural C, Keskin M, Balik E, Akici M, Kunduz E, Yamaner S, Asoglu O, Gulluoglu M, Bugra D. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2015;25(2):129-37
  28. The increasing place of laparoscopic repair in early admitted perforated peptic ulcer patients. Celik MF, Dural C, Akarsu C, Unsal MG, Gok I, Kones O, Gonenc M, Alis H. Ulusal Cerrahi Derg. 2014;30:120-4
  29. A new risk-stratification algorithm for the management of patients with adrenal incidentalomas. Birsen O, Akyuz M, Dural C, Aksoy A, Aliyev S, Mitchell J, Siperstein A, Berber E. Surgery. 2014;156(4): 959-66
  30. Giant juvenile fibroadenoma of breast: A Case Report. Celik MF, Dural C, Unsal MG, Akarsu C, Sahin G, Alim ER, Kapan S, Alis H. Ulusal Cerrahi Derg. DOI: 10.5152/ UCD.2014. 2574
  31. Factors affecting the surgical approach and timing of bilateral adrenalectomy. Lan BY, Taskin E, Aksoy E, Birsen O, Dural C, Mitchell J, Siperstein A, Berber E. Surg Endo. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-014-3891-1
  32. Predictors of recurrence in Pheochromocytoma. Press D, Akyuz M, Dural C, Aliyev S, Monterio R, Mino J, Mitchell J, Hamrahian A, Siperstein A, Berber E. Surgery. 2014;156(6):1523-28
  33. Multidisciplinary management of surgery for thyroid diseases: Analysis of five years with the experience of Bakirkoy. Dural C, Akarsu C, Unsal MF, Buyukasik S, Celik MF, Soyluk Selcukbiricik O, Turgut H, Bademler S, Gonenc M, Alis H. Endokrinolojide Diyalog. 2015;12(1):1-8
  34. Enhanced adrenal gland visual contrast by Indocyanine Green Fluorescence. Yazici P,Dural C, Chagpar R, Okoh A, Sound S, Berber E. VideoEndocrinology. DOI: 10.1089/ve.2014.0028
  35. Adaptation process of a teaching and research hospital to the changing trends of modern breast surgery. Unsal MG, Dural C, Celik MF, Akarsu C, Basoglu I, Dilege ME, Kapan S, Alis H. Ulusal Cerrahi Derg. 2015;31(1):34-8
  36. A bizarre clinical case: Extraluminal manifestation of tapeworm from eviscerated midline incision in a post surgery patient. Dural C, Celik MF, Temizgonul B, Unsal MG, Akarsu C, Gonenc M, Kalayci M, Alis H. JIDC. 2015;9(4):428-30
  37. Unilateral spontaneous adrenal hemorrhage in a young patient. Celik MF, Akarsu C, Dural C, Cikot M, Unsal MG, Alis H. Ulus Travma Derg. 2015;21(3):220-2
  38. Metastatic gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma: A rare cause of acute appendicitis. Ercetin C, Dural C, Ozdenkaya Y, Dural O, Muhafiz Dada HG, Yegen G, Kapran Y, Erbil Y. Ulusal Cerrahi Derg. DOI: 10.5152/UCD.2015.2863
  39. Intraoperative tumor localization and tissue distinction during robotic adrenalectomy using Indocyanine Green Fluorescence imaging. Sound S, Okoh A, Bucak E, Yigitbas H, Dural C, Berber E. Surg Endo. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4256-0
  40. Laparoscopic management of liver metastases from uveal melanoma. Akyuz M, Yazici P, Dural C, Yigitbas H, Okoh A, Bucak E, McNamara M, Singh A, Berber E. Surg Endo. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4527-9
  41. A pilot study investigating the effect of parathyroidectomy on arterial stiffness and coronary artery calcification in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Dural C, Okoh A, Sinziana A, Yigitbas H, Yazici P, Thomas G, Shoenhagen P, Doshi K, Berber E. Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.07.037
  42. Evaluation of probability of non-sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients with sentinel node metastasis by two different methods. Basoglu I, Celik MF, Dural C, Unsal MG, Akarsu C, Baytekin HF, Kapan S, Alis H. J Breast Health. DOI: 10.5152/tjbh.2015.2686
  43. Civilian vascular trauma reviewed in a University Hospital. Kurtoglu M, Aksoy M, Ayalp K, Dural C. Chapter 27 Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Ed. Becquemin JP, Yves SA., Watelet J. Pp 169-175. Edizioni Minerva Medica, Torino, Italy, 2005. ISBN 88-7711-488-6


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