About Me


    Abdulcabbar Kartal, M.D.

    Abdulcabbar Kartal MD, Assoc.Prof., FEBS-C, FACS

    Dr Abdulcabbar Kartal was born on February 14, 1980. He completed his medical doctorate education from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 2007. He completed his General Surgery Specialization in Istanbul Şişli Etfal Training and Research Hospital in 2007-2013. He worked as a general surgeon in Şanlıurfa between 2013-2016. He continued his duty as “Surgical Assistant Professor” at Istanbul Okan University in 2016-2020. At the end of 2020, he became an “Associate Professor of Surgery”.

    He was certified by the European Society of Coloproctology in 2021 and received the title of FEBS-C (Fellow of European Board of Surgery Examination of Coloproctology). He is a member of many scientific organizations, especially Turkish Colon and Rectal Surgery Association, European Society of Coloproctology (FEBS-C), American College of Surgeons (FACS), Turkish Surgery Association, Turkish Trauma and Emergency Surgery Association, Metabolic Surgery Association and Bariatric. His main areas of interest are surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, benign anorectal disorders and bariatric/metabolic surgery.

    He has been working in Gebze Anadolu Medical Center General Surgery Department since June 2021 and continues to treat international patients.


    2007 – 2013: Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul/Turkey

    2013 – 2016: Siverek State Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Şanlıurfa /Turkey

    2016 – 2020: Istanbul Okan University Medicine Faculty, General Surgery Clinic, Istanbul/Turkey

    2020-2021: Gebze Medar Private Hospital

    2021 – Now : Anadolu Medical Center in Affiliation with JOHNS HOPKİNS Medicine


    2007-2013 General Surgery Residency, 2nd Department of General Surgery, Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital

    As a General Surgery resident, worked in departments listed:
    - Surgical Endoscopy Training
    Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Surgical Endoscopy Unit.
    - Pathology internship
    Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Pathology Department
    - Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery internship
    Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Department
    - Orthopedics internship
    Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Orthopedics Department
    - Anesthesia and Reanimation internship
    Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Anesthesia and Reanimation Department
    - Cardiac Surgery internship
    Siyami Ersek Training and Research Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Department
    - Thoracic Surgery internship
    Bakırkoy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Education and Research Hospital, Thoracic Surgery Department


    - Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Course, Safe Gallbladder Surgery Techniques Course, 2012
    - Surgical Endoscopy Training Certificate, 2013
    - Turkish Surgical Association Qualification Certificate, 2014
    - Advanced Endoscopy Course, Interventional Endoscopic Procedures Course, 2015
    - Medical Statistics Course, 2015
    - Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy, ERCP and Endosonography Course, 2016
    - Cytoreduction and HIPEC Course in Metastatic Colorectal and Appendix Cancers to Peritoneum, 2017
    - Ethical Approaches in Clinical Researches Course, 2017
    - Intraoperative nerve monitoring course in thyroid surgery, 2017
    - Bariatric Surgery masterclass, 2017
    - Laser Technique Workshop for the treatment of hemorrhoidal diseases, 2018
    - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training, 2018

    - Robotic Colorectal Surgery Workshop, 2024, İRCAD, Strasbourg


    1-18th Scientific and Annual Conference of the European Society of Coloproctology. Vilnius, 27-29 September 2023

    2- 31st Biennial Congress ISUCRS, İstanbul, October 27-29, 2022,

    3- 33 rd World Congress İASGO, İstanbul, September 28- October 1, 2022

    4-17th Scientific and Annual Conference of the European Society of Coloproctology. Dublin, 21-23 September 2022

    5- Bariatric Nutrition Course, Nutrition After BPD-DS, 4th. Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Congress, Antalya, 2021.

    6- Malign and Benign Anal and Retrorectal tumors, XVIII. Turkish Colon and Rectum Surgery Congress, Antalya, 2021.

    7- Experımental Anımals And Experımental Models, Model Selection İn Experimental Animals, Surgery Research Congress, Kocaeli University, 2017

    8- Individualized treatment for patients with breast and colon cancer, Colorectal surgical techniques: Open surgery, Istanbul Okan University, 2019

    9- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiological Approaches in Trauma Patients, 12th National Trauma and Emergency Surgery Congress, Antalya, 2019


    A) International

    1) Kartal A, Yalcın M, Citgez B, Uzunkoy A. The effect of chronic constipation on the development of inguinal herniation. Hernia. 2017 Aug;21(4):531-535. doi: 10.1007/s10029-017-1604-0.

    2) Kartal A, Aydın HO, Oduncu M, Ferhatoğlu MF, Kıvılcım T, Filiz Aİ. Comparison  of Three Surgical Techniques in Pilonidal Sinus Surgery. Prague Med Rep. 2018;119(4):148-155. doi: 10.14712/23362936.2019.2.

    3) Kartal A, Ekici U, Ferhatoğlu MF, Gürkan A. Gall Bladder Surgery: Is it Still a Dilemma for General Surgeons?. J Surg 4: 1200. 2019.

    4) Kartal A, Yalçın M, Oter V, Ferhatoğlu MF, Uzunköy A. Asymmetric sinüs excision and primary closure with additional skin excision technique. Effect of reduction of dead-space with Karydakis modification. Ann Ital Chir. 2019 Apr.16;8. pii: S0003469X19029920. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31354153.

    5) Kartal A, Kebudi A. Evaluation of the Reliability, Utility, and Quality of Information Used in Total Extraperitoneal Procedure for Inguinal Hernia Repair Videos Shared on WebSurg. Cureus 11(9): e5566.DOI: 10.7759/cureus.5566.

    6) Kartal A, Ferhatoğlu MF. Unusual complication of gallstone:Perforated appendicitis due to gallstone. Chirurgia. 2019;(32):  Doi:10.23736/S0394-9508.18.04821-0.

    7) Ekici U, Kartal A, Ferhatoğlu MF. Association Between Hemorrhoids and Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Cureus. 2019. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4502

    8) Köneş O, Kartal A, Akarsu M, Akarsu C, Güneş ME, Alış H. Colonic Stent Use in  Patients With Malignant Flexure Tumors Presenting With Obstruction. JSLS. 2019 Jan-Mar;23(1). pii: e2018.00088. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2018.00088.

    9) Battal M, Kartal A, Citgez B, Yilmaz B, Akcakaya A, Karatepe O; -. Impact of allyl disulfide on oxidative damage and liver regeneration in an experimental hepatectomy model. Chirurgia. 2015 Mar-Apr;110(2):117-22

    10) Battal M, Çitgez B, Kartal A, Kemik A, Yildirim P, Ozdenkaya Y, Yilmaz A, Karatepe O. Impact of GLP-1 analogue on oxidative damage and hepatic regeneration in experimental 70% hepatectomy model. Hepatogastroenterology. 2015 Mar-Apr;62(138):257-60.

    11) Ekici U, Kanlıöz M, Ferhatoğlu MF, Kartal A. A comparative analysis of four different surgical methods for treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus. Asian J Surg. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S1015-9584(18)30741-3. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.12.011.

    12) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A. Comparison of New Era's Education Platforms, YouTube® and WebSurg®, in Sleeve Gastrectomy. Obes Surg. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-04008-x

    13) Ferhatoğlu MF. Kartal A, Gürkan A. Evaluation of Male Circumcision: Retrospective Analysis of One Hundred and Ninety-eight Patients. Cureus. 2019; doi: 10.7759/cureus.4555.

    14) Ferhatoğlu MF, Kıvılcım T, Vural G, Kartal A, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A. Comparison of the effects of two different marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid sources, krill oil, and fish oil, on the healing of primary colonic anastomoses after colectomy applied Wistar albino rat modelTurkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2019 Jul;25(4):324-330. doi: 10.14744/tjtes.2019.03051. PubMed PMID: 31297772.

    15) Ferhatoglu MF, Kıvılcım T, Şenol K, Vural G, Kartal A, İncir S, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A.The positive of the human amniotic membrane on the healing of staple line after sleeve gastrectomy applied long-evans rat model. Obes Surg. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-040272.

    16) Ferhatoglu MF, Kıvılcım T, Kartal A, Gurkan A, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A .General surgeons’ approach to laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery and training expectations in Turkey: A webbased survey. Annals of Medical Research. 2019;26(5):932-937. doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.03.134.

    17) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Ekici U, Gurkan A. Evaluation of the Reliability, Utility, and Quality of the Information in Sleeve Gastrectomy Videos Shared on Open Access Video Sharing Platform YouTube. Obes Surg. 2019 May;29(5):1477-1484.  doi: 10.1007/s11695-019-03738-2.

    18) Kıvılcım T, Altıntoprak F, Memiş B, Ferhatoğlu MF, Kartal A, Dikicier E, Ciftçi İH, Dilek FH. Role of Bacteriological Agents in Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis: Real or Not? Eur J Breast Health. 2018 Nov 5;15(1):32-36. doi: 10.5152/ejbh.2018.4249.

    19) Uludag M, Yetkin G, Oran ES, Aygun N, Celayir F, Kartal A, Isgor A. A palsied recurrent laryngeal nerve should be explored and evaluated by intraoperative neuromonitoring during secondary thyroidectomy: report of two cases. Surg Today. 2015 Nov;45(11):1436-41. doi: 10.1007/s00595-014-1039-5.

    20) Uludag M, Yetkin G, Kartal A. Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy in situs inversus totalis. JSLS. 2011 Apr-Jun;15(2):239-43. doi: 10.4293/108680811X13071180407032. PMID: 21902984

    21) Uludag M, Ozdilli K, Citgez B, Yetkin G, Ipcioglu OM, Ozcan O, Polat N, Kartal A, Torun P, Isgor A. Covering the colon anastomoses with amniotic membrane prevents the negative effects of early intraperitoneal 5-FU administration on anastomotic healing. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 Feb;25(2):223-32. doi: 10.1007/s00384-009-0833-9

    22) Karakoc SC, Yetkin G, Citgez B, Uludag M, Akgün I, Kartal A. Appendicitis epiploicae: a rare cause of acute abdomen. BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Apr 22;2010. doi: 10.1136/bcr.08.2009.2171.

    23) Karakoc SC, Yetkin G, Citgez B, Uludağ M, Akgün I, Kartal A. A rare case of acute abdomen. BMJ Case Rep. 2009;2009. doi: 10.1136/bcr.06.2009.1958.

    24) Çitgez B, Atay M, Yetkin SG, Kartal A, Uludag M. The breast lesion excision system (BLES): Initial              Experience. Annali Italiani di Chirurgia.  2016;87:583-588. PMID: 28070025.

    25) Cıtgez B, Yetkın G, Uludağ M, Karakoç S, Akgün I, Kartal A. A rare combination of intestinal invagination and Meckel's diverticulum in an adult: a case report.  Turk J Gastroenterol. 2012 Feb;23(1):63-5. doi:10.4318/tjg.2012.0283

    26) Citgez B, Yetkin G, Uludağ M, Akgün I, Ekici U, Kartal A. A rare complication  of aortobifemoral bypass operation: internal herniation. Turkish Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.. 2013 Mar;19(2):164-6. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.25902

    27) Aydın HO, Kartal A, Oduncu M (2016). Co-Occurence of helicobacter Pylori and Intestinal Metaplasia in Patients with Dyspepsia. J Clin Anal Med (Yayın No: 2978282)

    28) Ferhatoglu MF, Kivilcim T, Kartal A, Filiz AI. A Rare Pathology Mimicking the  Gallstone: Heterotopic Pancreas in the Gallbladder. Cureus. 2018 May 21;10(5):e2659. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2659

    29) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A..Porcelaın Gallbladder: A Case Report. Sanamed. 2019; 14(1): 79–81. doi: 10.24125/sanamed.v14i1.294

    30) Ferhatoğlu MF, Kartal A, Kıvılcım T, Gastrointestinal stromal tumor mimicking such as incarcerated inguinal hernia. Medical Science and Discovery 2018; 5(3):166-8.DOİ: 10.1754/msd.407478. ISSN: 2148-6832.

    31) Kartal A, Eray Atlı, Taner Kıvılcım, Alp Gürkan. Migrated Dual Meshes Causing Fluid Collections Due to Folding Over on itself: A Rare Complication of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. J Surg: JSUR-1196. 2019;(2) doi: 10.29011/2575-9760.001196.

    32) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Ekici U, Kebudi A. Effects of Bathing Habits on Postoperative Wound Complications Following Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal Sinus Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis of 67 Adolescent Patients. Wounds. 2019 Nov;31(11):292-296. PMID: 31747369.

    33) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Filiz AI, Kebudi A. The Positive Effects of a Calorie-Restricting High-Protein Diet Combined with Intragastric Botulinum Toxin Type A Application Among Morbidly Obese Patients: A Prospective, Observational Analysis of Eighty-Seven Grade 2 Obese Patients. Obes Surg. 2020 Sep;30(9):3472-3479. doi: 10.1007/s11695-020-04597-y. Erratum in: Obes Surg. 2021 Apr;31(4):1901. PMID: 32306298.

    34) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Filiz AI, Kebudi A. Correction to: The Positive Effects of a Calorie-Restricting High-Protein Diet Combined with Intragastric Botulinum Toxin Type A Application Among Morbidly Obese Patients: A Prospective, Observational Analysis of Eighty-Seven Grade 2 Obese Patients. Obes Surg. 2021 Apr;31(4):1901. doi: 10.1007/s11695-021-05224-0. Erratum for: Obes Surg. 2020 Sep;30(9):3472-3479. PMID: 33475950.

    35) Kartal A, Yalçın M, Kıvılcım T, uzunköy A.Effect of Dead Space Reduction in P. Sinus Surgery: Introduction of a novel technique.Wounds.Accepted in February 13, 2021.

    B) National

    1) Kartal A, Ferhatoglu MF, Kivilcim T, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A,  Yildiz G, Gurkan A. Evaluation of the relationship between perioperative urine culture and postoperative urinary tract infections in renal transplant patients. Annals of Medical Research. 2019;26(10):2281-5. DOI: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.06.352.

    2) Kartal A, Çitgez B, Öden S, Yetkin G, Mihmanlı M, Aygün N, Uludağ M. Risk factors in the occurance of persistent primary hyperparathyroidism. The Medical Bulletin of Şişli Etfal Hospital2014;48(3):213-26. Doi: 10.5350/SEMB.20140806104010

    3) Kartal A, Çitgez B, Besler E, Yetkin SG, Mihmanlı M, Aygün N,Özşahin H, Akgün İE, Uludağ M. Our experince of incarcerated inguinal hernias. The Medical Bulletin of Şişli Etfal Hospital, 2014;48(4):287-90.doi: 10.5350/SEMB.20140810102931.

    4) Ferhatoğlu MF, Kartal A, Kıvılcım T, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A, Gürkan A. Retrospective Analysis of the first 100 Kidney Transplants at the Istanbul Okan University, Health Application and Research Center. Med Bull Sisli Etfal Hosp. 2019;53(3):221–227.doi: 10.147../SEMB.2019.54533.

    5) Akçakaya A, Hatipoğlu E, Kartal A, Yaprak E. ’’Safe Cholecystectomy. Turkish J Gen Surg-Special Topics 2014;7(1):7-15.

    6) Akçakaya A, Kartal A, Hatipoğlu E. Innovative Advances in Endoscopy. Turkish J Gen Sur-Special Topics 2014;7(3):69-78.

    7) Citgez B, Akgun İ, Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Akcakaya A.’’ Case report: Giant Lipoma of the Breast’’ Breast case Vol 1, No 1 (2012).

    8) Çitgez B,Uludağ M,Yetkin G, Akgün İ,Karakoç S, Kartal A, Ferhatoğlu F, İşgör A. Indications for surgical intervention in secondary hyperparathyroidism. Endokrinolojide Diyalog 2012; 9(4): 172-178.

    9) Yetkin G, Akgün İ, Uludağ M, Karakoç S, Çitgez B, Kartal A. The Colonoscopy Outcomes Of The Patients That Present With Hematochezia    Turk J Colorectal Dis 2009;19(4):163-167

    10) Yetkin G, Uludağ M, Çitgez B, Kartal A. The role of stereotactic excisional biopsy in nonpalpable breast lesions. The Medical Bulletin of Şişli Etfal Hospital2009:43;123-125.

    11) Çitgez B, Yetkin G, Uludağ M, Akgün İ, Kartal A, Ferhatoğlu F, Kabukçuoğlu F, Akçakaya A. Thyroid hemiagenesis: a case report. Turk J Surg. 2019;35(4):329-331

    12) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A. Bouveret syndrome: A case-based review; case presentation, diagnostic methods and treatment approaches. The Medical Bulletin of Şişli Etfal Hospital. doi: 10.14744/SEMB.2018.03779

    13) Ferhatoglu MF, Kartal A, Kivilcim T. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor mimicking such as incarcerated inguinal hernia. Medical Science and Discovery. 2018; 5(3):166-168

    14) Ferhatoğlu MF, Şenol K, Kartal A, Kıvılcım T, Filiz Aİ. Importance of Neutrophil / Lymphocyte Ratio in Helicobacter Pylori Eradication Follow-up. Med. J. Ankara Tr. Res. Hosp. 2018 ; 52/1 : 38-42.

    15) Ferhatoğlu MF, Şenol, Kıvılcım T, Kartal A, Gürkan A. Clinicopathological and Prognostic Properties of Gallbladder Malignancy: Retrospective Analysis of Five Thousand Two - Sixty Cases. Med Bull Haseki. 2019; 57: 147-152. doi: 10.4274/haseki.4500.

    16) Ferhatoğlu MF, Karagüven D, Kartal A, Kıvılcım T, Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma Of The Spine, A Giant Retroperitoneal Mass: A Case Report And Review Of Literature. The Journal of Turkısh Spınal Surgery. 2018;29 (1): 61-64.

    17) Ferhatoğlu MF, Kıvılcım T, Kartal A, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A. An analysis of general surgery theses set up between years 1998-2018 in Turkey: Evidence levels and publication rates of 1996 theses. Turk J Surg. 2020;36(1):009-014.