T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı
İstanbul Zeynep Kamil Kadın ve Çocuk Hastalıkları
Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi


International Patient Unit


Zeynep Kamil Hospital is a medical foundation which opened by Yusuf Kamil Pasha and his wife Mrs. Zeynep in their own private property to give free medical service in 1862. Zeynep Kamil Hospital’s another feature is being first private charity in İstanbul. Development period of Zeynep Kamil Hospital started with Dr. Fahri Atabey in 1952. After the doctor Fahri Atabey is  chief physician, the construction of the operating theater building, the 150-bed gynecology clinic and the 200-bed children's clinic in our hospital were builded. Zeynep Kamil hospital, the first private branch hospital of our country, has also been the hospital of many innovations and firsts in the field of health throughout its history. In Zeynep Kamil hospital, where the first modern obstetrics surgery was initiated, the first quads baby birth was performed with vaginal birth. Zeynep Kamil Hospital in those years, with the birth of quadruplets baby has entered the world literature. Besides being a maternity hospital , Zeynep Kamil hospital, which serves as a branch hospital in gynecological diseases, is the center of the first laparoscopic surgeries in this area.After the first genetic diagnostic center and the establishment of the IVF center in Istanbul, however Turkey's first neonatal intensive care unit, first pediatric surgery clinic and first baby incubator was founded in Zeynep Kamil Hospital.

In Zeynep Kamil hospital, obstetrics, gynaecological, pediatric, neonatal intensive care, tube baby and child surgery in fields services are provided. The number of inpatient service in our hospital; 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. A professional patient care service is carried out in our hospital with 22 associate professors ,4 professors, in addition to our assistant and specialist physicians, 212 nurses who have a master's and doctor's degree in their fields.


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


  • Being a deeply rooted institution providing national and international reference level services in infertility, tube baby, urogynecology and gynaecological 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 (UYTEM) 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 TC Health ministry. Approximately 100 pairs of ovulation induction and vaccination are performed in our center and 150 pairs of in vitro fertilization therapy are performed per month. İn all patient groups, we 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),intrauterıne insemination.

In addition, caesarean birth rates in our hospital are below the average of Turkey  and normal vaginal birth can be also done in the period after cesarean birth.(SSVD)

Also zeynep kamil hospital is a health-care institution with the title of a baby-friendly hospital that was launched in 1991 by the world health organization. The goal of being 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.

Our hospital has a mother and baby school. In this school, interactive education methods are used in which 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 parallel 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 and Assistant Professor Yeliz Doğan Merih and has pioneered many awards and new discoveries since 2012.

Also, first onco-fertility outpatient  services in Turkey has 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 of patients; as well as increasing the quality of life of the patients, their self-confidence and their ability to cope with the disease.

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 given in a short time. Within the scope of the cervical cancer screening program ıts conducted by the Turkey public health institution there is aprivate 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).

In Gynecological Oncology Outpatient clinic, all operations being applied in the field of gynecological oncology are being performed in parallel 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 lateral 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


Ass. Prof. Dr. Serdar MORALIOĞLU    CV

Ass. Prof. Dr. H. Tayfun KUTLU  CV


Nurse Ayşe GÖBEKLİ