Prof. Dr. Haluk Akpinar

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Prof. Dr. Haluk Akpınar have training in robot assisted surgery in France and Belgium. He was one of first urologist who performed robotic assisted radical prostatectomy in Turkey in 2005. Prof. Dr. was performer of first sacrocolpopexy surgery in Turkey with Da Vinci. Prof. Dr. Haluk Akpınar and his team made the world's first robotic removal of colovesical fistula, this procedure was presented at the 31st World Congress of Endourology in New Orleans.

1990, Graduation from Faculty of medicine, Marmara University, Turkey
1997, MD speciality in Cerrahpasa University, faculty of urology, Turkey
2001, MD in Florence Nightingale Hospital with Prof. Dr. Ali Rıza Kural, Turkey
2002 – 2004, Medical fellowship in endourologic stone treatment with URS, NC Wake Forest 2005, University, USA Robotic surgery education in Paris,France
2008, Endourology and advanced robotic surgery program in NC Wake Forest Univ. USA
2004, Secretary duty on 1st Percutaneous Renal Surgery Course  (I & II)
2010, Instructor/Superviser surgeon in Ankara, Doha, Qatar, Kuwait Robotic Surgery Centers
2011, Assoc. Doc. Dr. Academic staff in Bilim University, Turkey
2011, Doc. Dr. Academical title
2016, Prof. Dr. Academical title
Prof. Dr. Haluk Akpınar have 16 years of experience in robotic surgery and more than 400 surgeries of prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, sacrocolpopexy.

Minimal Invasive Urology Association
Urologic Surgery Association
Urology Oncology Association
European Urology Association (EUA)
American Urology Association (AUA)

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Prof. Dr.  Haluk AKPINAR

What Is A Robotic Radical Prostatectomy?

Organ limited prostate cancer can be treated with different methods. For patients who are seeking active treatment, radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the entire gland) is one of the most effective treatment methods.

Robotic radical prostatectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery which uses a surgical robot to remove the entire prostate. The robotic laparoscopic technique allows surgeons to operate through small ports rather than large incisions.