Oktar_Asoglu_basinI became a general surgeon with a thesis  named "The effects of colonic anastomosis and the somatostatin analogue SMS-201995 on colon carcinogenesis in rats” from the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1996. In that same year, I received certificates by participating in courses of gastrointestinal endoscopy and laparoscopy surgery, organized by Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty . In the year 2000, I began working as an assistant professor in the Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty. In 2003 I underwent training on digestive system cancers and laparoscopic surgery at the Department of General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota USA. During this period of time a study I’d done was published in The Role of Diagnostic Laparoscopy Guidelines Textbook in 2007 by SAGES (The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons). This study was used as a reference in this guideline. I also published an article of the Mayo Clinic’s 25 years of Experience in Small Intestine Adenocarcinomas. I then continued my education with an International Scholarship (2004) at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York,USA) Department of General Surgery in the esophagus, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic surgery units. I became an Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2010. Since 2005, I have been working primarily on surgical treatments of  digestive system cancers (Colorectal, stomach, esophagus and pancreatic cancer), specializing in laparoscopic and robotic methods. I currently continue my work in this field. I have gained a wide range of data from my surgical experience in digestive system cancers, and share these with my colleagues in national and international academic platforms. Twelve being international, I have participated at and been speaker in more than 50 conferences and panels. I have published 27 international articles in this field. My publication that laparoscopy can provide better nerve preserving, better voiding and sexual functions after rectal cancer surgery (Surg Endosc 2009), was presented as a referance by international metanalyses  and trials (For expamle Surg Clinic North Am 2011 ), as well as the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons’ s (EAES)  clinical practice guide (Surg Endosc and Interventional Tech 2011). The Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal surgery (TKRCD) issued the ‘Colon and Rectal Cancers Textbook ‘, I was author of the ‘Laparoscopic Treatment of Rectal Cancer’ section. I worked as an educator for the laparoscopic colorectal surgery courses organized by the TKRCD. I was mentor for theses done by General Surgery Residents in the General Surgery Department, Istanbul Medicine Faculty that included ‘Patients with operable rectal cancer, preoperative chemo-radiation applied Angiogenesis and Apoptotic Factors in Defining the Role of Response’, ‘Surgical Treatment of Gastric Cancer in the Extended lymphadenectomy events, a prospective controlled Cadaver study” and Quantitative Evaulation of Laparoscopic Meoseorectal Excision in Mid-Distal Rectal Tumors by Histopathologic Investigations and Magnetic Resonence Findings’. I presented many oral and poster presentations in national and international conferences. I received numerous awards.  Two examples are for best video presentation (In the Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Society (ELCD) in 2007 ‘ Autonomic Nerve-Sparing Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision’ and in the Turkish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery 2011 Congress ‘ For cT4 Colon Cancers Laparoscopic en-bloc Anterior Resection, Partial Ureteral Resection, Partial Cystectomy and Ureteroneocystostomy’). I have been the scientific secretary for the ELCD’s IXth , Xth and XVIIth congresses of The Turkish society of Surgery. I am review autor for the European Journal of Surgical Oncology. I am a member of Web-Surg, the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons, the European society of Colorectal Surgeons and the Turkish Society of Colorectal Surgeons.

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