Dr. Ahmet Ziya Balta


Present Affiliation :

Health Sciences University, Haydarpasa Sultan Abdulhamid Han Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Born in Trabzon in 1972.
  • Completed my medical training at Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Medical Faculty in 1989
  • Started surgical residency program in GMMA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital/Istanbul in 2002 and completed in 2006.
  • Worked in several military hospitals as general surgeon and now I am working at Haydarpasa Sultan Abdulhamid Han Teaching and Research Hospital in Istanbul.
  • Interested in obesity surgery, laparoscopy and hernia surgery.


Subject of doctoral thesis: Prognostic value of oncoprotein expressions in thyroid papillary carcinoma.

Research Interest: Laparoscopic Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Abdominal wall hernia.

International Experience :

  • Columbia University, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Department of Colorectal Surgery, NY, USA
  • International Security Asistance Force, Ataturk Military Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • AZ Sint-Jan Hospital, Department of Surgery, Bariatric Fellowship programme, Brugge, Belgium.
  • International Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Turkish-Kazakh University, Guest Lecturer, Kazakhastan