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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yüksel

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yüksel is one of the most accomplished and respected pectus surgeons in the world. He specializes in surgery for pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum patients typically using the Nuss or Ravitch procedure.

He goes beyond surgical interventions, offering innovative non-surgical methods like vacuum bell therapy, rib flare and pectus carinatum bracing.

He is the founder of PektusKlinik, a center where over 5000 patients from all over the world were successfully treated within the clinic's fifth year of establishment.

He has also published numerous articles on the topic of pectus surgery.

Early Years and Education

  • Birth and Education: Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1953. Graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, 1977.
  • Specialization: Obtained specialization in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery from Ankara Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center, 1983.

Professional Journey and Achievements

  • Success in 2000+ Pectus Surgeries: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yuksel has successfully performed over 2000 pectus surgeries throughout his career. His extensive experience and expertise in this field have contributed to his exceptional surgical outcomes and the improved quality of life for his patients.
  • Assistant Chief: Worked as an assistant chief at Heybeliada Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center, 1990-1991.
  • Department Establishment: Established the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, 1991.
  • International Experience: Worked under the supervision of Dr. Peter Goldstraw at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, 1991-1992.
  • Academic Advancements: Became an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor in 1999.
  • Published Works: Notable publications and book editorships on Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Diseases, and Treatment.
  • Presidency: Served as the President of the Turkish Thoracic Surgery Association.

Global Impact and Innovations

  • Founded the Chest Wall International Group (CWIG): Established CWIG with more than 450 members from 52 countries, serving as its first two-term President, 2009.
  • Chest Wall and Pectus Deformities Society: Founder and current President of the Chest Wall and Deformities Pectus Society.
  • International Surgical Expertise: Performed successful pectus surgeries in 19 countries, introducing developed techniques and patented bars.
  • Training and Knowledge Exchange: Provided training to over 100 surgeons from abroad.

FOUNDER OF Pektus Klinik: Turkey's Premier Pectus Treatment Center

  • Expert-Led Management: Established PektusKlinik, managed by a specialized team experienced in chest wall deformities.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Options: Offering innovative non-surgical methods for early detection and treatment, as well as surgical options for elderly patients.
  • Impressive Patient Impact: Over 5000 patients were treated within the clinic's fifth year of establishment.


Pektus Klinik

• Pektus Dernegi (Pectus Association)

• Pectus Lab

• Chest Wall International Group

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