For the first time in Turkey, the obstruction of a baby's urethra was eliminated after an intrauterine surgery.

For the first time in Turkey, thanks to an operation performed by Professor Dr. Selahattin Kumru at Akdeniz University Hospital, a baby whose urethra was blocked was operated on in the womb.

Dr. Selahattin Kumru was born in the Beyşehir district of the city of Konya. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Akdeniz University in 1993. After completing his mandatory service at the Sorgun Çiğdem Health Center in Yozgat city and working at the Senir Health Center in Keçiborlu town of Isparta Province, he received special education at the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine at Fırat University. In 2000, at the same faculty and department, he began working as an Assistant Professor. In the same year, he worked at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Oncology of the Faculty of Medicine at Hacettepe University. In 2005, Dr. Kumru served at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology of the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University. There he received the title of Associate Professor in 2006 and worked until 2008.

In 2008, Dr. Selahattin Kumru started to work as the Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the Antalya Research Hospital. From 2010 to 2011, he was an observer in the Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Penn State College of Medicine (Pennsylvania, USA). Then he continued to be the head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the Antalya Research Hospital until March 2012.

In 2012, Selahattin Kumru became a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Faculty of Medicine of Düzce University. There he also took up the position of Head of the Department. In 2013, to improve his knowledge of “Surgery and treatment in the womb,” he worked as an observer at Cincinnati Children’s Fetal Care Center (Ohio, USA). From 2013 to 2015, he was a professor and responsible for education and administration at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Faculty of Düzce University, as well as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the Antalya Research Hospital.

From June 2015 to July 2020, he held the position of Professor and the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Head of the Department of Perinatology at the Faculty of Medicine of Akdeniz University.

Since September 2020, Dr. Kumru has been helping patients in his clinic.

Professor Dr. Selahattin Kumru has supervised many doctoral dissertations and has held a leading role in numerous projects. Many of his articles and presentations have been published in national and international journals and presented at congresses. Besides, he has spoken at various national and international congresses.

He is a member of the Turkish Society of Perinatal Medicine, the British Endocrine Society, Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society of Reproductive Health and Infertility (TSRM), Society of Obstetric and Gynecologic Ultrasound, and International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecological Ultrasound (International Society of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology). He is a founding member of the Turkish Society of Neuroendocrinology, and the President of the Mediterranean Society of Medical Education. Professor Dr. Selahattin Kumru was elected Chairman of the branch of the Turkish Gynecological and Obstetric Society in Antalya in 2018 and still holds this post today. Dr. Selahattin Kumru is married and he is father of twin children.

Academic Background

Congresses Attended as a Speaker:

1. Congress of Gynecological and Obstetric Ultrasound, 2006, Antalya.
2. XI National Congress of Perinatology, 2007, Antalya.
3. VI National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2008, Antalya.
4. Winter Congress of the Turkish Gynecological and Obstetric Society Palandöken, Erzurum, 2008.
5. Tocolytic Therapy and Evidence-based Practice, XXI European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, September 2008, Istanbul.
6. Abnormalities in the development of fetal lungs. Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound, Advanced course in Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasound, December 2009, Istanbul.
7. Eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Obstetric Emergency Care Course XIII National Congress of Perinatology, 43rd International Conference on Gestosis, April 2011 Istanbul.
8. National Congress of Perinatology on Clinical and Hypovolemic Shock in Postpartum Bleeding, 43rd International Conference on Gestosis, April 2011 Istanbul.
9. Prediction and prevention of preeclampsia. VIII National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. September 2012, Olüdeniz, Turkey.
10. Determination of the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in twins. VIII National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. September 2012, Olüdeniz, Turkey.
11. Gestational diabetes 50-75-100 gr. screening tests. 14th National Congress of Perinatology. September 19-22, 2013, Muğla.
12. Vitamin and mineral supplements during pregnancy. Turkish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics Branch in Antalya, 29 March 2014, Ramada Hotel, Antalya.
13. Dysplasia of the bone system. 9th Congress of Obstetric and Gynecological Ultrasound and 15th Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Obstetrics and Ultrasound. 9-12 October 2014 Antalya.
14. 13th Congress of the Turkish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics. “Proteinuria: is it actually not necessary for the diagnosis of severe preeclampsia?” 11-15 May 2015, Antalya.
15. National Congress of Perinatology. Fetal surgery options. 15-18 October 2015, Sarıgerme, Muğla.
16. Winter Congress of Obstetrics Palandöken. March 2016, Erzurum. Fetal Surgery Options.
17. 14th Congress of the Turkish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Options for intrauterine treatment of urinary tract obstruction. 5-9 October 2016, Antalya.
18. 3rd International Congress on Complementary Therapies and Supportive Care Practices. 24-26 November 2016, Chairman of the session.
19. 25th European Congress of Gynecology, 15th National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Intrauterine Treatment of Meningomyelocele. 17-27 May 2017, Antalya.
20. 16th Perinatology Congress, session VIII: Chair of the Session on Fetal Risks: S. Kumru-F. Çayan. September 29, 2017.
21. Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery, participant of the round table discussion. February 22-25, 2018, Istanbul.
22. 12th Congress of the Turkish-German Gynecological Foundation (TAJEV), New methods of fetoscopic treatment of lower urinary tract obstruction. 2018, Cyprus.
23. 16th Gynecological and Obstetric Congress, intrauterine treatment of meningomyelocele. May 2018, Antalya.
24. 10th Congress of obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, fetal interventions for lower urinary tract obstruction. September 2018, Sarıgerme, Muğla.
25. Turkish Society of Gynecology Symposium, Diagnosis of Neural tube defects and intrauterine control. November 2-3, 2018, Ankara.
26. New methods of endoscopic therapy for fetal lower urinary tract obstruction. April 24-28, 2019.
27. 11th Congress of obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, congenital CMV infection. New evidence, practical advice. September 25-27, 2020, online.
28. National Congress of the Turkish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The place of the first fetoscopic laser operations in our country for fetal lower urinary tract obstruction. December 5, 2020, online.
29. National Congress of the Turkish Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Fetal surgery. December 23, 2020, online.

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T**** D********

Dr. Kumru is not only a good doctor, but also one of the most wonderful people that a patient can meet. While all the doctors insisted on giving birth at 32 or 33 weeks due to the decrease in the amount of amniotic fluid during pregnancy, Dr. Selahattin helped me deliver a healthy baby at 35 weeks. Not to mention his pleasant voice and modesty. I am grateful to God that we were lucky enough to get an appointment with Dr. Kumru. He is the best in Antalya!

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A**** Z********

I had been through many hospitals, and many specialists in the hope of being cured. However, the only cure for my illness was Dr. Selahattin Kumru. Many thanks to the distinguished professor and all the doctors of his team. May Allah grant him a long life so that he can continue to treat other patients in the same way. It is good to have you, Professor Selahattin Kumru. I recommend Dr. Kumru to all patients. It is so good to have you with us, Doctor!

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B**** E********

I had been complaining about cysts in my ovary for months. No doctor wanted to operate on me because I had developed some growths after previous surgeries. Dr. Selahattin, God bless you. You removed my cysts in a closed operation and saved me a lot of trouble. May God protect you and your loved ones. A thousand thanks.

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Z**** K********

The doctors, whom I took my mother from Germany to, could not diagnose her or ease her pain. On the recommendation of our neighbors, we went to Dr. Selahattin Kumru. After performing a closed operation, he removed the tumor of the uterus. My mother does not complain about anything else. No matter how much I thank you for your humble character and skill, it will not be enough. Thank you!

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C**** U********

I had been suffering from urinary incontinence for years. God bless the doctor, he operated on me, and now I finally feel very comfortable. He, his assistants, and nurses are very caring and pleasant. I thank them all.

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S**** A********

If it were not for Dr. Selahattin, I would not have been able to survive my bad pregnancy period. If he could cure all diseases, I would turn only to him. The psychological support and the articles explaining my condition that he provided to me, his harmony in relations with his team, sincerity, experience, knowledge, modesty... There are still a lot of things I cannot fit in here. I think thanks to such doctors, the profession of a doctor is called sacred. And the students raised by such people will not be any different from them. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

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