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Department of pediatric general surgery

Prof. Dr. Nuvit Sarimurat
pediatric surgery

About the department

The department of general pediatric surgery at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul offers a full range of modern surgical interventions for treating various pathologies in children. Surgeons of the medical institution also perform surgical treatment of congenital pathologies detected in the fetus at the stage of fetal development. The specialists of the department accept small patients aged 0 to 14 years. With experienced professionals, modern technology and approaches suitable for child psychology, the department aims to treat children comfortably, painlessly and safely. Children's metabolism, body structure and psychology are entirely different from adults. Therefore, surgical applications performed in childhood are planned individually by surgeons according to the characteristics of the children. The health and well-being of children are a priority for the department's doctors. Each department's medical team member is sensitive to small patients and creates a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. Thanks to this, the child feels as comfortable as possible throughout the entire therapeutic process.

The department's main activities are non-cardiac thoracic surgery, pediatric urology, oncological surgery, surgery of the digestive system, pediatric endocrine surgery and pediatric gynaecology. Both simple routine operations and advanced interventions are performed following current clinical protocols. In addition, the highly qualified surgeons of the department are proficient in minimally invasive treatment methods, including endoscopic procedures and robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Acute appendicitis
  • Peptic ulcer perforation
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Intraperitoneal tumours
  • Abdominal injury
  • Inguinal hernia and hydrocele
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Pleural effusion, empyema
  • Chest injury
  • Bronchial cysts
  • Congenital hydronephrosis
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Congenital atresia of the oesophagus
  • Omphalocele
  • Nonrotating enterocolitis


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Biochemical tests (blood, urine) 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Flexible esophagoscopy
  • Rigid or flexible bronchoscopy
  • Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy 
  • Biopsy 


  • Pain relief therapy 
  • Robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Correction of intestinal nodes by closed operation (intussusception)
  • Laparoscopic surgery for anal atresia and Hirschsprung disease
  • Closed surgery
  • Decortication for empyema (VATS)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Intensive care unit
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Doctor profile


  • 1983 - 1990 Specialized Training in Pediatric Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1974 - 1980 Study of Human Medicine, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Since 2010 Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1997 - 2010 Lecturer in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1996 - 1997 Work in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
  • 1990 - 1996 Lecturer in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Turkish Thoracic Society
  • Turkish Pediatric Association
  • Istanbul Tuberculosis Association
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