International Patient Unit


Zeynep Kamil Hospital is a medical foundation opened by Yusuf Kamil Pasha and his wife Mrs. Zeynep on their own private property to provide free medical service in 1862. 155 years later today, Yusuf Kamil Pasha and his wife Mrs. Zeynep lie side by side in the tomb in the garden of Zeynep Kamil hospital. Another feature of the hospital is its status as the first private charity in Istanbul. . Development period of Zeynep Kamil Hospital started with Dr. Fahri Atabey in 1952. After Doctor Fahri Atabey became chief physician, the operating theater building, the 150 bed gynecology clinic and the 200 bed children's clinic in our hospital was built. In 1961, the Zeynep Kamil Nursing College building was opened.

Zeynep Kamil hospital still serves in obstetric, gynecologic, pediatric, newborn intensive care, tube baby, child surgery and child intensive care branches. The patient capacity of Zeynep Kamil Hospital is ; perinatology service ( 35 beds), postnatal service ( 52 beds), gynecology service (37 beds), septic service (4 beds), infant service ( 18 beds), child (1-18 age children) service (11 beds), mixed child service (13 beds), pediatric surgery service ( 10 beds), obstetric service (12 beds), newborn intensive care unit (45 incubators), child intensive care unit (11 incubators), pediatric surgical neonatal intensive care unit (9 beds), adult intensive care unit (6 beds) is 265 in total. In addition, our hospital has begun a process of strengthening and renovating in 2014 Efforts to increase bed capacity are still continuing.  Health care services are provided by our assistant doctors and specialist doctors, 22 associate doctors, 4 professor doctors and our 212 nurses, including specialist nurses. Our hospital has a chief physician, three chief physicians assistants, one manager of health care services, one administrative financial affairs manager and three administrative financial affairs manager assistant.


  • To follow the scientific and technological developments in line with international quality standards.
  • To provide a reliable service with effective and competent staff
  • To maximize mother and child health


  • To continue to be a deeply rooted institution providing national and international reference level services in infertility, tube baby, urogynecology and gynecological oncology, child diseases and side branch as women's obstetrics and children's diseases hospital.
  • To support the gynecologist and obstetricians in our region, to turn to health tourism after renovation process.
    Reproduction Assisted Treatment Unit started service in 2000. Since 2003, our unit has been empowered to provide training for Gynecologists and Obstetricians and Embryologists on assisted treatment methods by Turkish Ministry of Health. Approximately 100 pairs of ovulation induction and insemination and 150 pairs of in vitro fertilization therapy are performed every month. İn all patient groups, we are able to apply all diagnostic and treatment methods that proven effective at the scientific level like (IVF), ICSI (microinjection), other micromanipulation methods (assisted hatching), embryo and gonadal cells freezing, thawing and testis biopsy (including MicroTESE), intrauterine insemination.

    In addition, cesarean birth rates are very low in our hospital, even in the post- cesarean period, normal vaginal birth can be done by doctors. (VBAC)

Between Benefits of VBAC ;

  • Comfortable, smooth birth in future pregnancies
  • Less hospitalization and faster recovery at the hospital
  • Clot formation in the leg veins makes the mother less exposed to lethal risks
  • More effective bonding of mother and baby
  • Positive impact of the baby's well-being

Zeynep Kamil hospital is a health-care institution with the title of a baby-friendly hospital since 1991 by the World Health Organization. The goal of a baby-friendly hospital is to encourage mothers to breastfeed their baby in the early postpartum period as well as providing support for the mother to continue breastfeeding after being discharged from the hospital. For this situation, in our hospital, we use 10 step strategies to successful breastfeeding.

İn addition, our hospital has a mother and baby school. In this school, interactive education methods are used that the mother and the infant can apply together, covering the entire postnatal period, applied as individual or preferably group education In postpartum period, we provide holistic support for our patients along with 2nd, 4th and 6th week with mothers, dads and infants.

In addition, in accordance with in-service trainings and new studies, nursing care services are offered in accordance with the quality standards. Our hospital has initiated the innovation process in nursing under the manager of health care services Yeliz Doğan Merih and has received many awards and new discoveries since 2012. There are many committees and commissions being carried out in our hospital such as education committee, nursing services scientific research commission, clinical quality commission, infection control committee, patient safety committee, maternal mortality examination committee, management team, scientific support score evaluation committee, radiation safety committee, Mother's milk and support for breastfeeding commission, board of specialty in medicine, palliative care team, foundation safety team.

The first onco-fertility outpatient services in Turkey was opened in Zeynep Kamil Hospital. Breast cancer, non-hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia are the most common malignancies in the adolescent and reproductive age women whereas testicular cancer, leukemia, hodgkin lymphoma and Ewing sarcoma are the most common cancers in man. These cancers can also lead to permanent infertility with chemotherapy radiotherapy. Thanks to our onco-fertility policlinic; the protection of the reproductive capabilities, increase in the quality of life,, improvement in self-confidence and better ability to cope with the disease is ensured.

Our Gynecological Oncology Outpatient Clinic;

The examinations, tests, operations and follow-up of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer sent to our hospital from all over Turkey are carried out in the light of current information. In policlinic conditions, colposcopic examination (looking at the cervix with the cervix), biopsy with colposcopy, vulvar and cervical samples, endocervical and endometrial curettage procedures and assisted imaging techniques are performed. In our largest Pathology laboratory on the Asian side of Istanbul, these specimens are evaluated by our specialists and results are provided in a short time. Within the scope of the cervical cancer screening program conducted by the Turkey public health institution there is also a polyclinic for patients who need to undergo colposcopic examination and biopsy (tissue sampling) as a result of tests conducted by Family Medicine and KETEM (Cancer Early Diagnosis and Screening Center). The preparations of patients who have been diagnosed or suspected of cancer are carried out in this outpatient clinic. Patients who have completed the preparations for the surgery are discussed scientifically by the Department doctors to receive the most accurate treatment before and after the surgery and are routinely presented to the gynecologic Oncology surgery Council (the Scientific Committee, which includes specialist doctors in gynecological oncology, medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and pathology) on Wednesday every week and decided to be the most accurate treatment. In our clinic, all operations applied in the field of gynecological oncology are  performed in accordance  with the scientific developments in the world. Especially the fertility protective surgical (which preserves the ability to have children after surgery) approach that accompanies cancer is carried out by our gynecological oncology team. Our hospital gynecologic Oncology department provides the highest level of service both in terms of outpatient and clinical studies by following all scientific innovations. Our hospital is continuing its course with certain steps among the rare numbered of surgical centers which provide side branch training in gynecologic Oncology surgery.

Department of Gynecology

Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospital has been at service over 155 years.
All kinds of gynecological surgeries are being performed at the gynecology department and close to %80 of those surgeries are being carried out endoscopically. By this means, patients recovers quickly, staying in the hospital for a shorter amount of time and able to go back to their daily lives sooner.

Operations we do;

  • Total abdominal hysterectomy
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy 
  • Urogynecologic procedures (TOT, TVT, Burch Procedures) 
  • Uterine suspensions operations
  • Perineoplasty procedures
  • Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy
  • Ovarian cysts (endometrioma, serous mucinous cystadenomas)
  • Tubal pathologies (Hydrosalpinx, ectopic grosses)
  • Hysteroscopic operations
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Operative hysteroscopy 
  • Uterine septum resection
  • Endometrial polyp resection
  • Submukoz myom resection
  • T-Shape uterine correction
  • Endometrial ablation

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Since 1991 Pediatric Surgeons work at the Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital. In 2004, Pediatric Surgery Clinic became an education and research center. Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery is one of the largest Pediatric Surgery Center in Turkey.
Pediatric surgeons treat surgical problems in children from the most simple and correctable diseases to major congenital anomalies requiring a lifetime of care and support.

Conditions We Treat;

  • Newborn Surgery (Bladder Extrofia/Epispadias Complex, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital Pulmonery Airway Malformations, Anorectal Malformation, Esophageal Atresia, Omphalocele, Gastroschisis, Hirschsprung’s Disease, İntestinal Atresia, Malrotation/Volvulus, Necrotizing Enterocolitis)
  • Abdominal Disease (Appendicitis, Inguinal hernia, Pyloric stenosis, Pancreatitis, Biliary atresia, Hirschsprung’s disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Liver disorders and diseases, Spleen disorders requiring removal, Portal hypertension)
  • Pediatric Urology (Ambiguous Genitalia, Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Undescended Testis, Hypospadias)
  • Childhood Solid Tumors (Wilms’ Tumor, Neuroblastoma, Hepatoblastoma, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Ovarian/Testicular Tumors)
  • Head/neck Disease (Cystic hygroma, Branchial cleft cyst, Torticollis, Tumors)
  • Thoracic Disease (Congenital Pulmonery Airway Malformations, Chest wall malformations, Gastro-esophageal reflux, Tumors)

Our Doctors;

  • Ayşenur CELAYİR, MD, Professor of Pediatric Surgery
  • Serdar MORALIOĞLU, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
  • Oktav BOSNALI, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery
  • Ahmet Koray PELİN, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
  • Şefik ÇAMAN, MD, Pediatric Surgeon
  • Olga Devrim AYVAZ, MD, Pediatric Surgeon

Healt Tourism Team

    • Ass. Prof. Dr. Sadık ŞAHİN
    • Ass. Prof. Dr. Serdar MORALIOĞLU - CV
    • Dr. İlhan ŞANVERDİ - CV
    • Nurse Ayşe GÖBEKLİ