Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul Turkey

Last Updated on August 21, 2021

Neurology and neurosurgery is one of the most common type of medical treatments and surgeries related with brain, nerves, spine, motion disorders throughout the world. Here you can find the top Neurosurgeons and useful information for Neurology and Neurosurgery treatment in Istanbul and Turkey.


Advantages of Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul is one of the top choices in the world for medical and health tourism. The very reasonable prices, quality of service in its world-class clinics and hospitals with the latest technology, quality, and affordable healthcare make Istanbul a superb choice for medical tourists.

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul Turkey

Majority of the medical tourists visit Istanbul and Turkey from the Middle East, Gulf and European countries for neurology and neurosurgery treatments, as medical tourism in Istanbul is growing very fast across global markets in the recent years.

Neurosurgery in Istanbul Turkey + Top Hospitals & Neurosurgeons

If you are planning a trip to Istanbul, already in the city or living as expat, and want to have a very well organized Neurology & Neurosurgery treatment, we would recommend the below Neurosurgeons and Hospitals.

We are Istanbul insiders that were born and lived in the city for more than 40 years, and here we only suggest the proven and top rated ones with the patients’ comments.


We gathered the list by taking care of many components such as the comments of both local and foreign patients, the quality of the health services, medical technology, international competence, certificates, brand value of the hospitals and clinics, as well as the training of the doctors and surgeons, the surgeries they perform, academic publications, and the awards they receive.

Prof. Dr. Gokhan BOZKURT

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf.Dr. Gokhan BOZKURT (1965) is one of the most popular neurosurgeons in Istanbul and Turkey. He was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and achieved his Advanced Neurological Sciences PhD at the Hacettepe University Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry Institute. He achieved 27 International – 11 National papers, 20 National Book Chapters, 8 International – 61 National Statements, 2005 Turkish Neurosurgical Society Abroad Scholarship and 3 Turkish Neurosurgical Society awards.

He also member of Turkish Neurosurgical Society, Turkish Neurosurgical Society of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Group, Turkish Neurosurgical Society Neuro oncology Group, and Ankara Chamber of Physicians.

Prof.Dr. Gokhan BOZKURT currently works at Istanbul Memorial Bahcelieveler Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul. You can make appointment from memorial.com.tr

Prof. Dr. Ilhan ELMACI

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf. Dr. Ilhan ELMACI (1962) is one of the most popular neurosurgeons in Istanbul, as well as in Turkey. He was graduated from the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, and completed completed his micro neurosurgery education at Zurich University Professor M. Gazi Yasargil’s Clinic. He obtained his surgical gains in the field of neurooncology and vascular neurosurgery at several clinics at Johns Hopkins University, USA. And he received the title of Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in 2003.

He worked as Chief of Clinic in Göztepe Training and Research Hospital of Ministry of Health. This is the clinic that became the only accredited clinic by EANS (The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies) in Turkey. And in 2010, he started to work at Istanbul Acibadem University Faculty of Medicine and became a Professor of Neurosurgery.

He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Skull Base Society (ESBS). He has 100 scientific papers and 15 scientific articles, plus more than 200 scientific congress presentations, published books and chapters in books.


Prof. Dr. Ilhan ELMACI currently works at Istanbul Acibadem Maslak Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul. You can make appointment from acibadem.com.tr

Prof. Dr. Mehmet OZEK

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf. Dr. Mehmet OZEK (1956) is a popular neurosurgeon in Istanbul, as well as in Turkey. He is specialized in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, and received the title of Professor of Neurosurgery in 1999.

He worked as Chief of Clinic in Göztepe Training and Research Hospital of Ministry of Health. This is the clinic that became the only accredited clinic by EANS (The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies) in Turkey. And in 2010, he started to work at Istanbul Acibadem University Faculty of Medicine and became a Professor of Neurosurgery.

He is considered to be one of the best neurosurgeons for especially pediatric patients. He served as the Head of Marmara University Neurosurgery Department and Neurological Sciences Institute, as well as the President of the European Pediatric Neurosurgery Association. He is specialized in spasticity, epilepsy and tumor surgery in pediatric patients.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet OZEK currently works at Istanbul Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul. You can make appointment from acibadem.com.tr

Prof. Dr. Mehmet ZILELI

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf. Dr. Mehmet ZILELI (1956) is one of the most popular neurosurgeons in Izmir, as well as in Turkey. He was graduated from the Izmir Ege Medical School, and achieved his Professor of Neurosurgery in 1996.

He worked as a research fellow in several places such as in Erlangen, Germany with Johannes Schramm with a grant from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in Bonn, Germany, New Mexico, USA and Phoenix, USA for short term as a research fellow.

He has 147 scientific articles, editor of 9 books, 24 international and 81 national book chapters. He also presented 426 papers or conferences in international meetings and 342 in national meetings. He is the member of 14 national and 20 international medical societies, as well as the editorial board member and/or reviewer of 35 scientific medical journal.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet ZILELI currently works at Izmir Ege University Hospital, one of the best state hospitals in Izmir. You can make appointment from zileli.com


Prof. Dr. Necmettin PAMİR

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf. Dr. Necmettin PAMIR (1954) is one of the most popular neurosurgeons in Istanbul, also considered as one of the best neurosurgeons in Turkey. He was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, and completed his specialization in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. He worked at Hacettepe and Marmara Universities for more than 30 years. He founded Marmara Neurological Sciences Institute in 1992.

He is the first surgeon who introduced Gamma Knife technology to Turkey. He is also the first Turkish neurosurgeon to be elected as the president of the World Academy of Neurological Surgery, the highest institution of world neurosurgery, in 2016.

Prof. Dr. Necmettin PAMIR currently works at Istanbul Acibadem Altunizade Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul. You can make appointment from acibadem.com.tr

Prof. Dr. Selcuk PEKER

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul TurkeyProf. Dr. Selcuk PEKER (1961) is one of the most popular neurosurgeons in Istanbul and Turkey. He was graduated from the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, and completed his specialization in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. He worked at Acıbadem Kozyatagi and Kadıköy Hospitals between 2005-2016, also worked as a lecturer in the Department of Neurosurgery at Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, and finally received his Professor title in 2011.

In addition to standard neurosurgery applications, he is particularly interested in “Gamma Knife Radiosurgery”, “Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery”, “Movement Disorders Surgery” and “Pain Surgery”. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery has an experience of 12,000 patients in 22 years. He has 136 articles published in national and international journals and 194 papers presented in national and international congresses. In addition, 234 invited conferences were given at home and abroad.

Prof. Dr. Selcuk PEKER currently works at Istanbul Koc University Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Istanbul. You can make appointment from kuh.ku.edu.tr

NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

NP Istanbul (Saray Mah. Ahmet Tevfik İleri Cad. No:18, Umraniye, Istanbul – npistanbul.com) is the first private neuropsychiatric hospital in Turkey and the second one in Europe. It is the first and only hospital in Turkey that clinically adopts the pharmacogenetic approach in diagnosis and treatment processes as well as implementation.

It has more than 20 years of experience, equipped with ultra-modern medical technology and has ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification and JCI (Joint Commission International) Accreditation, the World’s largest and most prestigious health accreditor.

Top 7 Neurosurgeons, Neurology & Neurosurgery in Istanbul Turkey

This JCI accreditation is a special document that has been presented to only three hospitals so far, including this hospital that operate outside of United States. NP ISTANBUL Brain Hospital offers full-fledged diagnostic and treatments with its technologic background, expert staff and advisors.

They are very experienced neurosurgical center of Turkey in the field of brain and neurosurgery, as well as in the areas of Back and Spine Surgery, Parkinson, Motion Disorders and Brain Surgeries.


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