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M.D. Professor of Medicine Murat Başaran

Professor of Medicine Murat Başaran
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Hospital Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul

Department Cardiovascular Surgery

Academic Title Professor of Medicine                                 

Physician Name Murat Başaran, M.D. Professor of Medicine

Graduate Education Marmara University School of Medicine (1999)

Postgraduate Education (Residency)  Istanbul University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Residency Program (2004)

Area of Expertise Cardiovascular Surgery


Coronary Bypass Surgery


Heart Valve Surgery


Aortic Surgery


Pediatric Cardiac surgery


Newborn Surgery


Peripheral Vascular Surgery


Minimal Invasive Methods


Closed Heart Surgeries


Armpit Heart Surgeries 


Bypass Operations


Experience Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital (2010-2013)


Istanbul University School of Medicine (2013-present)


Saudi Arabia PSCCH (Pediatric Consultant Surgeon) (2017-2019)


Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, M.D. Professor of Medicine (2019-present)

Iraq's miracle baby holds on to life in Turkey

Baby suffering congenital heart disease undergoes successful surgery

An Iraqi baby with a congenital heart disease is recuperating after a successful surgery in Turkey.

Ali Aqeel Jabbar Altaee, who is 30 months old, is a medical miracle, doctors say.

After he was born, he suffered bruising and palpitations.

Doctors in Iraq who diagnosed him said it was a miracle he had lived past the age of 2 with the kind of symptoms he had.

He underwent an eight-hour surgery at Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital in Istanbul. Then, he was taken to the intensive care unit and discharged from the hospital after a month.

Dr. Murat Basaran told Anadolu Agency that the baby was very lucky to have survived so far.

“The baby has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). Normally 90% of such babies lose their lives in the first month. However, Ali had a hole in his stomach and that kept him alive,” said Basaran.

He said this was a high-risk surgery which his team completed successfully.

Basaran said they will continue to monitor the patient because he needs special care.

“He is now fine, these kind of surgeries have three steps, we only did the first one, after a year we are planning to do the second one and after 3-4 years will do a third.”