Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
I was born in 1972 in Antakya, Turkey. I studied English language at middle and high school and since I grew up in a multi-cultural environment in Antakya. In 1999, I graduated from Medical Faculty at Ankara Gazi University. Following graduation, I worked as an emergency physician for 1 year. Between 2000 and 2006, I did residency in surgery at General Surgery Unit of the Medical Faculty, Erciyes University.
In 2006, I qualified to be duly elected as an active member of the Turkish Surgical Association. In the same year, I passed all written and oral exams of the Turkish Board of Surgery with degree. In 2017 I have satisfied all requirements for Board of Surgery recertification and reaffirmed. During my professional career, I authored many scientific publications and built professional skills through especially advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery courses in Europe. Furthermore, to increase occupational exposure, I attended many international and national congresses.
Currently, I am working as a Bariatric and General Surgeon and founder of my own clinic called Clinic Antalya in Antalya, Turkey and operating more than 200 patients annually.
My areas of interest are laparoscopic surgery, including obesity and metabolic surgery.
Membership in professional associations:
Turkish Surgical Association
Turkish Medical Association
Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Turkish Association for Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery
Turkish Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesty and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Turkish Obesity Surgery Society (TOSS)
PUBLISHED ARTICLES (Scientific Reports)
DR. NAMIK YILMAZ
The value of D-dimer test in the diagnosis of patients with nontraumatic acute abdomen.
Akyildiz HY, Sözüer E, Akcan A, Küçük C, Artis T, Biri I, Yilmaz N.
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2010 Jan;16(1):22-6.
Necessity of preventive colostomy for Fournier's gangrene of the anorectal region.
Akcan A, Sözüer E, Akyildiz H, Yilmaz N, Küçük C, Ok E.
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2009 Jul;15(4):342-6.
The preventive effect of Met-RANTES on postoperative intraperitoneal adhesion
formation in the rat model.
Akyildiz H, Akcan A, Sozuer E, Kucuk C, Yilmaz N, Deniz K.
Surgery. 2008 Sep;144(3):404-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2008.04.012. Epub 2008 Jul 10.
Ameliorative effects of bombesin and neurotensin on trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid-
induced colitis, oxidative damage and apoptosis in rats.
Akcan A, Muhtaroglu S, Akgun H, Akyildiz H, Kucuk C, Sozuer E, Yurci A, Yilmaz N.
World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Feb 28;14(8):1222-30.
Feasibility of single-stage resection and primary anastomosis in patients with acute
noncomplicated sigmoid volvulus.
Akcan A, Akyildiz H, Artis T, Yilmaz N, Sozuer E.
Am J Surg. 2007 Apr;193(4):421-6.
The effect of amrinone on liver regeneration in experimental hepatic resection model.
Akcan A, Kucuk C, Ok E, Canoz O, Muhtaroglu S, Yilmaz N, Yilmaz Z.
J Surg Res. 2006 Jan;130(1):66-72. Epub 2005 Sep 8.
Bağırsak delinmelerinin nadir nedenleri ve cerrahi tedavisi
Hızır Yakup AKYILDIZ, Alper Celal AKCAN, Erdoğan SÖZÜER, Can KÜÇÜK, Namık YILMAZ, Tarık ARTIŞ
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2009;15(6):579-583
Karaciğer Kist Hidatik Olgularında Cerrahi Tedavi: 276 Hastanın Analizi
Can Küçük, MD. Namık Yılmaz, MD. Hızır Akyıldız, MD. Erdoğan Sözüer, MD.
Erciyes Med J 2008; 30: 170-174
Role of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor on induced by ischemia-reperfusion liver regeneration in the experimental hepatic resection model
İlkay Güler, Alper Akcan, Engin Ok, Hülya Akgün, Sebahattin Muhtaroğlu, Namık Yılmaz
Turkish journal of surgery ;Issue: 2007, Volume 23, Issue 3
Pankreas yaralanmalarında cerrahi tedavi: 15 yıllık deneyim
Akcan A, Akyıldız H, Küçük C, Yılmaz N, Ok E, Sözüer E, Yılmaz Z
Ulusal Cerrahi Dergisi, 22: 104-108, (2006).
Chondrolipomatous Tumour, A Histologic Variant Of Mammary Hamartoma, Presenting As Calcifications In Mammography and Ultrasonography
Alper Akcan, Figen Öztürk, Mustafa Öztürk, Hızır Akyıldız, Namık Yılmaz, Yücel Arıtaş
J Breast Health 2007; 3: 90-92
Evaluation of low dose bevacizumab on adhesion formation and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in rats
Alper Akcan, Hülya Akgün, Hızır Akyıldız, Namık Yılmaz, Can Küçük, Engin Ok, Erdoğan Sözüer
Turkish Journal of Surgery Issue: 2006, Volume 22, Issue 3
An evaluation of immunization practices and their knowledge about this issue in splenectomised patients
Splenektomi yapılan hastaların aşılanmalarının ve bu konudaki bilgilerinin değerlendilirmesi
Mehmet Uluğ, Vahap Aslan, Namık Yılmaz, İbrahim Dolu
Marmara Medical Journal 2014; 27: 195-8