Having 22 years of experience in hematology, annually he performs around 80 BMT procedures which is his main field of interest. Other than BMT, he also treats Pediatric Diseases, Leukemia (Lymphoma), Hemophilia and Thalassemia. All types of BMT including haploidentical can be performed in his hospital.
Prof. Fışgın underlines the difference in between the period of BMT procedure and actual treatment. Although the procedure itself lasts around 45 to 60 days in total, from the diagnosis to full recovery, whole time may take around 2 years. Therefore, it is crucially important for international patients to follow instructions strictly when they return their home.
In the treatment of Leukemia, basic approach is chemotherapy and supporting treatment. 20-30% of all cases requires BMT. Prof. Tunç Fışgın highlights that the probability of finding 100% match within the family is around 30% and this is the best choice among all alternatives. Occasionally they may face parents who might be afraid of donating their bone marrow due to lack of information, so he underlines that donating bone marrow doesn’t have any risk of organ loss and rejuvenates rapidly.
Prof. Fışgın states allogenic unrelated transplants are increasing over time and he adds: “Luckily Turkey has a superior National Bone Marrow Bank to serve quickly not only for Turkish citizens but also for all our international guests.”