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Assistant Prof. Dr. Erkan Yardimci


Asst. Prof. Dr. Erkan Yardimci was born in Hatay in 1983. He attended Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine 2002-2008 and completed his medical education. He became General Surgery Specialist by completing his education in Istanbul Bezmialem Foundation University, Faculty of Medicine General Surgery Department (2009-2014).

During his years of specialization, he participated in advanced level Laparoscopic Surgery Education Program in European Surgical Institute in Hamburg, Germany (1999). Following his specialization, Prof. Dr. Coskun participated in “Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding” education certificate programme in Hôpital Universitaire St Pierre in Brussels, to increase his experience in Obesity Surgery and he completed it with success (2001). In 2003 he participated in and completed “Laparoscopic MID-Band” Education certificate programme.

Dr. Erkan Yardimci started his obesity and metabolic surgery education together with Prof. Dr. Halil Coskun during his years of assistantship (2010). He performed work as an Observer Fellow with Prof. Matthew M. Hutter to increase his experience in Obesity Surgery (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass) and advanced level Laparoscopic Surgery in Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital (USA) Bariatric Surgery and Minimal Invasive Surgery Department (2014).

Following his general surgery specialist he wrote national and international scientific paper and presentations: He received the best verbal statement award with his first experimental work he performed regarding Obesity Surgery in 1st Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Congress (2015). After the publishing the paper in 2016, which he wrote with Prof. Dr. Halil Coskun in Surgical Endoscopy, which is considered to be one of the best surgical journal of the world, his many original clinical prospective-retrospective works, experimental works, case presentations were also published in national and international journal.

Dr. Yardimci gained the title General Surgery Specialist in 2014. He fulfilled his State Service obligation between 2015-2016. He started working in BariatrikLab Team since 2016 with Prof. Dr. Halil Coskun. Dr. Yardimci has been continuing his work since 2017 in Beykent University Faculty of Medicine, as part time as lecturer performing academic studies.