Urology Specialist

Prof. Dr.
Haluk Akpınar

Prof. Dr. Haluk Akpınar
Urology Specialist

He was born in Iskenderun in 1966. He studied primary and secondary school in Eskişehir, Ankara and Istanbul.

He graduated from Kabataş Boys' High School in 1983 and from Marmara Medical Faculty in 1990. In 1992, he started his specialization at Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, and in 1997, he became a urologist by completing his thesis titled "Late Term Results of Burch Colposuspension Operation".

In the same year, Prof. at Florence Nightingale Hospitals. Dr. He started working with Ali Rıza Kural. In 2001, she studied endourological stone treatment with percutaneous and flexible URS at Wake Forest University, USA NC. He served as the secretary of the 1st and 2nd Percutaneous Renal Surgeries Course, which was held for the first time in Turkey in 2002 and 2004.Dr. Haluk Akpınar joined the academic staff of Istanbul Bilim University with the title of assistant professor in 2007, and received the title of associate professor of urology in January 2011 and professor of urology in October 2016.

Dr. Haluk Akpınar wrote 55 articles, 26 of which were in SCI foreign journals, and 7 book chapters, and his works were cited 1638 times. Click for the publication list.

He made 154 scientific presentations, 75 of which were international. Click for the presentation list.

He received a total of 7 national and international awards for his work. Click for the award list.

He served as the President of the Urological Surgery Association Northern Marmara Branch between 2017 and 2019.

Serving as the President of the Minimally Invasive Urology Association, Dr. During this period, Akpınar organized 6 hands-on retrograde intrarenal surgeries and 2 partial nephrectomy training courses in animal laboratories.

Dr. Haluk Akpınar works in the fields of laparoscopic and robotic treatment of urological cancers, especially bladder, prostate and kidney, and treatment of urinary system stone diseases.

Robotic Surgery Studies

  • He completed his basic robotic surgery training in Paris in February 2005.
  • At Çağlayan Florence Nightingale Hospital in March 2005
  • He took part in the team that started Turkey's first robotic urological surgery program.
  • He performed the first robotic sacrocolpopexy operation in Turkey in June 2008.
  • In 2008, he worked in the field of endourology and advanced robotic surgery at Wake Forest University, USA NC.
  • Since 2010, he has contributed as an instructor surgeon to new robotic surgery centers established in Ankara, Qatar Doha and Kuwait City.
  • Between 2005 and 2016, he performed more than 400 robotic urological operations, such as radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, sacrocolpopexy, as a console or bedside surgeon.
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