Prof. Dr. Metin Ertem, MD FACS

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Prof. Dr. Metin Ertem, MD FACS

After completing his medical education and surgery residency at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, he started working as a faculty member in the Department of General Surgery Cerrahpaşa and has been working there since 1986.


His main area of interests are Oncologic Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery. He has been the president of Fight Against Cancer Foundation for the last 15 years. He is one of the leading Laparoscopic Surgeons in Turkey who performed many surgeries which have been performed for the first time. He was the first surgeon who performed first Laparoscopic colon surgery and laparoscopic hernia surgery in Turkey.


He was also the founder of Turkish Hernia Society in 2003 and was the president of society until 2016. He is still the member of executive Board of Hernia Society and continuing to give his support and expertise in this field. He carries out structuring and organizing of the training activities which are organized by Turkish Hernia Society and took part in them both as an organizer and a trainer. These training activities have also aroused considerable interest thoroughout Turkey.  He organised several meetings in the field of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery nationally and internationally. In 2010, he also presided European Hernia Congress in Turkey.


He is the author of more than 150 manuscripts, 20 book chapters and 12 books in the field of General Surgery.