PROF. DR. SEMİH HALEZEROGLU

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PROF. DR. SEMIH HALEZEROGLU

Semih Halezeroğlu

Acibadem University, Faculty of Medicine

Head of Thoracic Surgery Department

EDUCATION

  • In 1987, he graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine.
  • In 1992, he became a Thoracic Surgery Specialist.
  • In 2001, he became an Associate Professor.
  • In 2008, he became a Professor.
  • In 2001, he was granted the European Certificate of Competency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FETCS).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Head of Thoracic Surgery Department of American Hospital (2003-2005) (he resigned from this position due to the full-time work law for head physicians, enacted in 2005).
  • Head physician and Chief of Thoracic Surgery Clinic of Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital (2003-2008).
  • Head of Thoracic Surgery Department of Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine (2008-2009)
  • Head of Thoracic Surgery Department of Acibadem University, Faculty of Medicine (2009 – currently).

Prof. Dr. Semih HalezeroğluHIS CAREER ABROAD

Presidential Medal Ceremony for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Barcelona, 2006)

He became the first Turkish surgeon elected as the President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons,the greatest organization of Thoracic Surgery in the world that has more than 1,000 members from more than sixty countries. He served in the board of directors of the association, for a period of 8 years between 2000 and 2008.

He founded the European Thoracic Surgery School, and served as the Director for a period of 5 years (2006-2011).

Presidential Medal Ceremony for the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Barcelona, 2006)

He became the first Turkish surgeon elected as the President of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons,the greatest organization of Thoracic Surgery in the world that has more than 1,000 members from more than sixty countries. He served in the board of directors of the association, for a period of 8 years between 2000 and 2008.

He founded the European Thoracic Surgery School, and served as the Director for a period of 5 years (2006-2011).

THE SINGLE- PORT  CLOSED LUNG SURGERY THAT HE PERFORMED WAS SELECTED AS THE MOST CREATIVE AND INSTRUCTIVE CONTENT OF 2014 IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Please click for details)

Prof. Dr. Semih Halezeroğlu

He attended 34 scientific meetings in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Georgia, Macedonia, Sweden, Italy, France, Slovenia, Japan, South Africa, Syria, Greece, Scotland, England, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Kosovo, Uruguay, Romania and Poland, as a guest, lecturer, or moderator.

1. Portoroz, Slovenia, 1998 Member of the International Scientific Committee, and Session Moderator for Verbal Statements: VIth European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery, 22-24 October 1998

2. Nancy, France, 1999 Session Moderator for Verbal Statements: VIIth. European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery, 21-23 October 1999

3. Lisbon, Portugal, 2001 Session Moderator for Verbal Statements: 1st Joint Meeting of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery & European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 16-19 September 2001

4. Kos Island, Greece, 2002 Guest Speaker / Panelists: Cardithoracic Surgery in Turkey: First Balkan Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Congress, 6-8 September 2002

5. Damascus, Syria, 2002 Conference: Surgical Management of Destroyed Lung. The 6th International Conference of the Arab Thoracic Association, 22-24 October 2002

6. Vienna, Austria, 2003 Conference: Postgraduate training courses: Thoracic Injuries 2nd Joint Meeting of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery & European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 12-15 October 2003

7. Zürich, Switzerland, 2004 Guest Speaker and Session Moderator, 1st Spring Meeting of ESTS, March 2004

8. Nagoya, Japan, 2004 Conferences: 1. Surgical management of destroyed lung, 2. Thoracic Surgery in Europe. 47. Kansai Assoc. for Thoracic Surgery, 2004

9. Leipzig, Germany, 2004 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, 3rd Joint Meeting of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery & European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 12-15 September, 2004

10. Glasgow, Scotland, 2004 Lecturer for Postgraduate training courses: Surgical Management on Multi-drug resistant TB. 14th Annual Congress of European Respiratory Society, 4-8 September 2004

11.  Bergamo, Italy, 2004 Academician, Level II, European School of Cardio- Thoracic Surgery, Bergamo, 2004

12. Athens, Greece, 2005 Panelist (Surgery for Bronchiectasis) and Session Moderator, 2nd Spring Meeting of ESTS, 1-2 April 2005

13. Varna, Bulgaria, 2005 Guest Speaker (Penetrating Chest Wounds), Annual Congress of Bulgarian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2005

14. University of Cambridge, England, 2005 Guest Speaker (Controversies in Surgery for Pleural Diseases), 1st Cambridge Symposium on General Thoracic Surgery, 29-30 June 2005

15. Barcelona, Spain, 2006 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, 4th Joint Meeting of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery & European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 25-28 September, 2005

16. Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2006 the Association’s Presidential Address, and the task of session moderator, 11-13 May 2006

17.  Wroclaw, Poland, 2006 Guest Speaker (Management of Postoperative Empyema) 3rd Congress of Polish Society of Cardio-thoracic Surgeons, 18-20 May 2006

18. Stockholm, Sweden, 2006 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, 4th Joint Meeting of European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery & European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 9-13 September 2006

19. Naples, Italy, 2006 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, Vesuvian Intercative Thoracic Course, 21-22 Eylül 2006

20.  Leuven, Belgium, 2007 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons 15. Annual congress, 3-6 June 2007

21.  Timisoara, Romania, 2008 Guest Speaker (Controversial issues in preoperative staging of lung cancer with PET-CT) Romanian National Conference of Thoracic Surgery, 3-5 April 2008

22.  Bologna, Italy, 2008 Session Moderator for Oral Presentations, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 16th Annual congress, 8-11 June 2008

23.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2008 Guest Speaker (Reducing intrathoracic sepsis in ICU patients) European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery 22th Annual congress, 13-17 September 2008

24.  Salonica, Greece, 2009 Conference on surgical treatment of lung tuberculosis. Panhelenik Society of Cardio-thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting. 2009

25.  Sun City, Republic of South Africa, 2009 Guest Speaker (8 conferences in separate sessions about the topics such as lung cancer surgery, bronchiectasis surgery, ruined lung surgery, breast surgery in Europe, thoracic surgery training in the world), South African Thoracic Society Congress, August 2009

26.  Elancourt, Paris, 2009 Academician. ESTS School of Thoracic Surgery, 8-9 October 2009

27.  Elancourt, Paris, 2010 Academician. ESTS School of Thoracic Surgery, 15-16 February 2010

28.  Skopje, Macedonia, 2010 Guest Speaker of the conference at Skopje University Faculty of Medicine: Modern Surgical Procedures for Lung Cancer, October 2010

29.  Pristina, Kosovo 2010 Guest Speaker of the conference at Kosovo University Faculty of Medicine: Modern Surgical Procedures for Lung Cancer, October 2010

30.  Tbilisi, Georgia, 2011 Guest Speaker of the conference at Tbilisi Oncology Hospital: Endoscopic Surgical Procedures for Lung Cancer, December 2010

31.  Lisbon, Portugal, 2011 Surgery for pleural effusion. European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery – Postgraduate Course. 2011

32. Barcelona, Spain, 2012 Principles of management of thoracic trauma. 2nd Joint Meeting on General Thoracic Surgery. November 2012

33. Barcelona, Spain, 2012 Hydatid disease management when the great vessels are involved. 2nd Joint Meeting on General Thoracic Surgery. November 2012

34. Barcelona, Spain, 2012 Medical treatment for hydatid disease. 2nd Joint Meeting on General Thoracic Surgery. November 2012

35. Almaty Ata, Kazakhstan, 2014 Single-Port VATS Surgeries for the Lung. Vth Kazakhstan Congress of Surgeons: Newly Developed Surgical Techniques. 21-25 April 2014.

36. Bucharest, Romania, 2014 Single-Port VATS Lung Surgeries. Vth Romanian Health Summit – Meeting of the Alternatives in Treatment Methods. 6 May 2014.

As one of the six jurors elected from the whole Europe.

* Prof.Dr. Semih Halezeroglu is the only thoracic surgeon, who was invited from our country as a juror for that exam.

1. Istanbul, 2002 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

2. Barcelona, 2005 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

3.  Stockholm, 2006 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

4.  Geneva, 2007 (Heart Surgery Examination)

5. Bologna, Italy, 2008 (Thoracic Surgery

6. Krakow, Poland, 2009 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

7. Geneva, 2010 (Heart Surgery Examination)

8. Marseilles, 2011 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

9. Essen, Germany, 2012 (Thoracic Surgery Examination)

10. Birmingham, England, 2013

Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kongresi

Japan National Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

He was the only foreign thoracic surgeon invited as a guest lecturer at Japan National Congress Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery held in Nagoya, Japan in 2004. He gave a great number of lectures at the European Thoracic Surgery Schools located in Italy and in France.

HE BECAME THE FIRST SURGEON, WHO CARRIED OUT MANY OPERATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR COUNTRY

Göğüs Cerrahı Prof. Dr. Semih Halezeroğlu

 

Founding Member of the Turkish Association of Lung Cancer. Member of the Board of Directors and Scientific Committees of other Lung Cancer Associations in our country. 

HIS ACTIVITIES IN SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS/h2>

  • In 2002, he served as the president of the 10th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery held in our country for the first time.
  • He served as the Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the National Breast Surgery Congress held in 2011.
  • In 2012, he was elected as the Chairman of the Turkish Thoracic Surgery Competency Board.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

His 43 scientific articles have been published in international journals.

His book titled “Tips for Thoracic Surgery” is available.

He is a section author of a great number of national books and 2 separate English books published abroad.

1. S. Halezeroğlu, M. Çelik, A. Uysal, C. Şenol, M. Keleş, B. Arman. Giant Hydatid Cysts of the Lung. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1997;113:712-7.

2. S. Halezeroğlu, M. Keleş, A. Uysal, M. Çelik, C. Şenol, G. Hacıibrahimoğlu, B. Arman. Factors Affecting Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality in Destroyed Lung. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1997;64:1635-8.

3. S. Halezeroğlu, A. Tekin, A. Koşar, B. Arman. A Survey Analysis of Thoracic Surgeons in Turkey on Mediastinal Investigation of Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer 1998;19:191-196.

4. M. Çelik, S. Halezeroğlu, C. Şenol, M. Keleş, Z. Yalçın, Ş. Ürek, H. Kıral, B. Arman. Video- assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: Experience with 341 cases. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 1998;14:113-116.

5. M. Celik, C. Senol, M. Keles, S. Halezeroğlu, S. Urek, G. Hacıibrahimoğlu, AA Ersev, B. Arman. Surgical treatment of pulmonary hydatid disease in children: report on 122 cases. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2000;12:1710- 1713.

6. Klepetko W, Aberg TH, Lerut AE, Grodzki T, Velly JF, Walker WS, Ahren C, Arsovski A, Bellenis I, Bequiri S, Berrisford RG, Branscheid D, Bibicic J, Csekeo A, Drescik I, Dussek J, Erzen J, Furmanik F, Godinho MT, Goldstraw P, Gotti G, Halezeroglu S,Hamzik J, Harustiak S, Hasse J, Hartl P, Hostrup P, Horvat T, Ilic N, Jeyasingham K, Kappetein AP, Kecskes L, Laisaar T, Lampl L, Levasseur P, Maggi G, Magnanelli G, Massard G, Moghissi K, Molnar T, Noirhomme PH, Orlowski T, Pafko P, Petricevic A, Pujol JL, van Raemdonck EM, Ramos Seisdedos G, Ris HB, Salo J, van Schil P, Schmid RA, Thorpe A, Toomes H, Varela A, Varela G, Venuta F, sa Vieira VM, Weder W, Wihlm JM, Zannini P, Marta GM; EACTS/ESTS Working Group on Structures in Thoracic Surgery. Structure of general thoracic surgery in Europe. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001 Oct;20(4):663-8

7. Okur E, Kir A, Halezeroglu S, Alpay AL, Atasalihi A. Pleural tenting following upper lobectomies or bilobectomies of the lung to prevent residual air space and prolonged air leak. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001 Nov;20(5):1012-5

8. Okur E, Halezeroglu S, Somay A, Atasalihi A. Unusual intrathoracic location of a primary germ cell tumour. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2002 Oct;22(4):651

9. Baysungur SV, Okur E, Halezeroglu S, Atasalihi A. Papillary carcinoma arising on cervico- mediastinal thyroglossal ductal cyst resected via transcervical and partial upper sternotomy incision. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002 Nov;22(5):842-4.

10. Koksal C, Baysungur V, Okur E, Sarikaya S, Halezeroglu S.A two-stage approach to a patient with hydatid cysts inside the right pulmonary artery and multiple right lung involvement. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Oct;12(5):349-51

11. Halezeroglu S. Enthusiasm: Where thoracic surgery gets its power. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Dec;30(6):825-6. Epub 2006 Oct 24

12. Yilmaz A, Sulu E, Arinç S, Saltürk C, Okur E, Aksoy F, Halezeroğlu Semih Pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung: a report of six cases. Tuberk Toraks. 2007;55(3):290-4.

13. Yağci Tuncer L, Arinç S, Karabay Oğütçü E, Ertuğrul M, Nergiz S, Okur E, Halezeroğlu Semih Cell type accuracy of transthoracic fine needle aspiration in primary lung cancer. Tuberk Toraks. 2007;55(2):148-52

14. Okur E, Tezel C, Baysungur V, Halezeroglu S. Extrathoracic herniation of a lung bulla through a tube thoracostomy site. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2008 Sep 23.

15. Okur E, Baysungur V, Tezel C, Sevilgen G, Ergene G, Gokce M, Halezeroglu S. Comparison of the single or double chest tube applications after pulmonary lobectomies. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Oct 15.

16. Okur E, Tezel C, Baysungur V, Halezeroğlu Semih Partial resection of persistent left superior vena cava for a T4 lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Oct;136(4):1080-1.

17. Arinc S, Alpay L, Okur E, Köksal C, Sogukpinar O, Kosif A, Halezeroglu S, Atasalihi A. Recurrent pulmonary hydatid disease: Analysis of ten cases. Surg Today. 2008;38(11):983-6. Epub 2008 Oct 29.

18. Yilmaz A, Damadoglu A, Salturk C, Okur E, Tuncer L, Halezeroglu S. Delays in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Lung Cancer: Are Longer Delays Associated with Advanced Pathological Stage? Upsala J Med Sci 113 (3): 287-296, 2008

19. Halezeroglu S. Pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy: preoperative mediastinal assessment and resection method of choice. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Feb;35(2):37

20. Baysungur V, Okur E, Tuncer L, Halezeroglu S. Sequential right upper sleeve lobectomy and left pneumonectomy for bilateral synchronous lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Feb 10.

21. Okur E, Baysungur V, Tezel C, Sevilgen G, Halezeroglu S. Lingual inferior segmentectomy for a 7-cm pulmonary arteriovenous malformation. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun;57(4):243-4. Epub 2009 May 20.

22.Karagöz T, Yazicioğlu Moçin O, Pazarli P, Senol T, Yetiş Duman D, Duman G, Saltürk C, Unal O, Halezeroğlu Semih The treatment results of patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis and factors affecting treatment outcome. Tuberk Toraks. 2009;57(4):383-92.

23. Demirhan R, Onan B, Oz K, Halezeroglu S. Comprehensive analysis of 4205 patients with chest trauma: a 10-year experience. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;9(3):450-3. Epub 2009 Jun 18.

24. Gokce M, Okur E, Baysungur V, Ergene G, Sevilgen G, Halezeroglu S. Lung decortication for chronic empyaema: effects on pulmonary function and thoracic asymmetry in the late period. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Oct;36(4):754-8. Epub 2009 Jun 16.

25. Halezeroglu S, Akcevin A. Extrapleural pneumonectomy for pyothorax- associated lymphoma. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;9(3):554-5. Epub 2009 Jun 16.

26. Rocco G, Rendina EA, Venuta F, Mueller MR, Halezeroglu S, Dienemann H, Van Raemdonck D, Hansen HJ. The use of sealants in modern thoracic surgery: a survey. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Jul;9(1):1-3. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

27. Okur E, Arisoy Y, Baysungur V, Gokce M, Sevilgen G, Ergene G, Halezeroglu S. Prophylactic intraoperative pneumoperitoneum decreases pleural space problems after lower lobectomy or bilobectomy of the lung. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr;57(3):160-4. Epub 2009 Mar 27.

28. Okur E, Baysungur V, Tezel Ç, Ergene G, Sevilgen G, Halezeroğlu Semih Comparison of perioperative results of conventional versus thoracoscopic lobectomy for clinical stage I lung carcinoma. Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2009 July;17(3)

29. Uskul BT, Baysungur V, Aksoy F, Turan FE, Sevilgen G, Turker H, Halezeroglu S. Combinde use of transbronchial needle aspiration and PET/CT in mediastinal nodal staging of non small cell lung cancer. Multidisiplinary Respiratory Medicine 2009;4(1):8-14

30. Baysungur V, Tezel C, Okur E, Ergene G, Ozvaran K, Halezeroglu S. An unusual presentation of Castleman’s disease. Respirology. 2010 Aug;15(6):1012-4. Epub 2010 Jul 12.

31. Baysungur V, Tezel C, Ergene G, Sevilgen G, Okur E, Uskul B, Halezeroglu S. The autologous pleural buttressing of staple lines in surgery for bullous lung disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Dec;38(6):679-82. Epub 2010 Jun 23.

32. Bergmann JF, Cohen AT, Tapson VF, Goldhaber SZ, Kakkar AK, Deslandes B, Huang W, Anderson FA Jr; ENDORSE Investigators. Venous thromboembolism risk and prophylaxis in hospitalised medically ill patients. The ENDORSE Global Survey. Thromb Haemost. 2010 Apr;103(4):736-48.

33. Okur E, Dilek I, Saygi A, Halezeroglu S. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. A patient with massive hemoptysis treated by videothoracoscopic clipping of the causative aberrant artery. 2010 Jun;58(4):253-4. Epub 2010 May 31.

34. Okur E, Baysungur V, Tezel C, Ergene G, Okur HK, Halezeroglu S. Streptokinase for malignant pleural effusions: a randomized controlled study. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2011; 19: 238-43.

35.Tezel C, Okur E, Baysungur V, Cardak E, Halezeroğlu S. A rare cause of hemopneumothorax: an aberrant systemic artery. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2011 May;17(3):280-2

36. Baysungur V, Tezel C, Okur E, Demirhan R, Kutlu B, Halezeroğlu S. Quality of life assessment six months after lobectomy for lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery versus thoracotomy. Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cer Derg 2011;19(2):207-212

37. Tezel C, Varer P, Baysungur V, Okur E, Halezeroğlu S. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: report of two cases. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2011 Jul;17(4):368-70.

38. Kara M, Halezeroglu S. Double tracheal stenosis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Jan 20.

39. Ergene G, Baysungur V, Okur E, Tezel C, Sevilgen G, Halezeroglu S. Superiority  of Video-Assisted to Standard Mediastinoscopy in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Staging. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Mar

40. Halezeroglu S, Okur E, Tanyü O. Surgical treatment for hydatid disease. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Aug;22(3):375-85.

41.  Kara M, Alzafer S, Okur E, Halezeroğlu Semih The use of single incision thoracoscopic surgery in diagnostic and therapeutic thoracic surgical procedures. Acta Chir Belg. 2013 Jan-Feb;113(1):25-9.

42.  Kara M, Alzafer S, Okur E, Halezeroglu S. The use of single incision thoracoscopic pleurectomy in the management of malignant pleural effusion. Acta Chir Belg. 2013 Jul-Aug;113(4):270-4.

43. Halezeroğlu Semih, Okur E., Thoracic surgery for haemoptysis in the context of tuberculosis: what is the best management approach? J Thorac Dis. 2014 Mar;6(3):182-185.

 

HONORARY AWARDS

He was awarded two letter of appreciations by the Governorship of Istanbul in 2007 and 2008, for “his Contribution to the Health care Services”.

He had the honor of being officially invited by the Presidency of our country for October 29th (Turkish Republic Day) Reception held at Cankaya Palace in 2011 and 2012.

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