Prof. Dr. Tayfun Aybek
Mini Bentall Surgery (3,2 cm)
Aortic Valve replacement, Ascending Aortic replacement, and Coronary Re-Implantation (The process of attaching the vessels feeding both hearts to the newly replaced graft) = Bentall Surgery. This complex surgery, first performed by Hugh Henry Benthall (1920-2012) in 1966, can be performed by preserving the integrity of the sternum (breast bone).
Life Energy and Biological Age Measurement
When we are not ill, we say we are “healthy”, but actually, is it true? Can we measure how healthy we are? Do we know what is inside of us, in our organs, thoughts or how we are affected by the environment and the things happening around us? How can we measure this? What do the signals coming from our body through 10 grams of a tiny chip can tell about us?
N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) – Varicose vein surgery with glue?
This method uses local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia which provides a new varicose vein surgery method for the patients. Patients begin to walk and discharge from the hospital 15 minutes and continue their daily lives a day after this surgery.
Cardiovascular Surgery Department Catalog
Informative catalog of TOBB ETU University Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery Department and the team of Prof. Tayfun Aybek, MD.
“Closed” Method Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Stent Treatment: “EVAR” and "TEVAR"
Endovascular Aortic Surgery is one of the best inventions in Cardiovascular Surgery during recent years. It reduced surgery risks and hospital stay considerably. Before the 2000s, Aortic Surgery was the most severe operation with the highest risk of complications. As technology is developing day by day, now, Aortic Surgeries can be performed with the closed method, easily.
Aortic Valve Surgery
A healthy heart contracts 70-80 times in a minute and approximately 100.000 times in a day. In this way, 300 lt. of blood is pumped to the whole body in an hour. In a normal heart, there are 4 cavities. 2 upper cavities are called right and left atriums, lower cavities on the other hand are called left and right ventricles. Heart’s duty is to transfer oxygenic blood to whole body.
What is Mitral Valve Surgery? Is it dangerous?
Valves situate between cardiac chambers or between cardiac chambers and main veins and they regulate blood flow according to heart’s pumping characteristic. There are 4 valves in the heart. Aortic and mitral valves are on the left side and they pump oxygenic arterial blood to the body and tricuspid and pulmonary valves are on the right side of the heart and they pump venous blood to lungs.
What is Aortic Aneurysm (Dilation) ?
Aorta is the biggest vein in human body. It transfers arterial blood from the heart to all organs which makes it “main blood line”. Considering height and weight of the person, it carries 3 to 6-7 lt. of blood in a minute. There is a certain pressure (80 - 140 mmHg) while transferring the blood depending on heart’s beat rate and structure. We call it tension. Aorta may enlarge silently in the body due to various reasons. It should be diagnosed early.
TAVI Explantation: Is it possible with surgical method?
Case Presentation: Age 78, severe aortic stenosis, cardiac left ventricular ejection fraction (cardiac pumping capacity) is 35%, TAVI (biological aortic valve replacement through inguen) has been performed. Patient’s complaints continued and after 1 month, valve leak is observed (paravalvular leak) and TAVI (2nd implantation) operation is renewed.
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