Prof. Dr. Umut Barbaros

About Me

Having graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine in 1997, Prof. Dr. Umut Barbaros completed his specialty in Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, General Surgery Department in 2003 and was entitled as General Surgery Specialist. He has been working as General Surgeon in Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, General Surgery Department since 2005.

Dr. Barbaros had fellowship in modern technology and minimally invasive surgery for a year in Italy in 2006 and he is also professionally interested in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, conventional and minimal invasive endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas) and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Barbaros, who has more than 100 articles published in the refereed journal and 15 book translations, has also performed splenectomy and pancreatectomy operations with a single incision for the first time in the literature.

Dr. Barbaros participated in many surgical congresses as a speaker and he is a member of many Surgical Societies such as European Association of Endoscopic Surgery, International Federation of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders and European Society of Endocrine Surgery.

Professional Interest

General Surgery

  • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Benign Tumours of Liver
    • Anal Diseases
    • Abdominal Wall Hernia
    • Benign Breast Tumors
    • Reflux
    • Appendicitis

Obesity Diseases / Obesity Surgery

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Biliopancreatic Diversion

Cancer Surgery

  • Breast Cancer
    • Gastric Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Pancreas Cancer
    • Pipac
    • Hipec / Hot Chemotherapy

Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroid Gland Diseases
    • Parathyroid Gland Diseases
    • Pancreas Diseases
    • Adrenal Gland

Academic and Administrative Missions

  • April 2018 Head of Istanbul Surgical Society
    • 2013 – 2014 Associate Professor Representative, Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty Board
    • February 2008 – Guest Lecturer
    • February 2009 Catania University, Department of General Surgery, Italy

Membership of Scientific Associations

  • Turkish Obesity Surgery Association
    • Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
    • Turkish Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary Surgery Association
    • National Endoscopic-Laparoscopic Surgery Association (Member of the Board)
    • Phlebology Association
    • Association of Dialogue in Endocrinology
    • Association of Endocrine Surgery
    • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
    • European Society of Endocrine Surgeons
    • The European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

Awards and Achievements

  • Ranking of scientists in Turkish Institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles – the most successful 237th scientist of Turkey according to 2016 ranking 
The effects of pre-probiotic addition to diets of Gastric Bypass patients on metabolic parameters, incretin levels and hunger, satiety and appetite scores of patients
    • 54th National Diabetes Congress, 2018; Second Prize of the Best Oral Presentations 
Evaluation of the relationship between post-treatment weight changes of Morbid Obese and Anorexia Nervosa patients with serum omentin and apelin levels.
    • 8th National Obesity Congress, 2017; 1st Prize of Poster Presentation
He performed Roux en Y Gastric Bypass operation from a single incision as the first time in the world. A New Auxiliary Technique in the Detection of Accessory Spleen during Laparoscopic Splenectomy: The Use of Gamma Probe
    • 8. National Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgery Congress, 2007; The best oral presentation award International publications in 2005. Istanbul University Science Days, The Most Successful Researcher of 2006. 
He performed splenectomy and pancreas resections from a single incision for the first time in the world