Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttash

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuksel Yurttash

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Yüksel Yurttaş was born in 1973. He started his medical education in Gulhane Military Medical Academy in 1991 and graduated in 1997. He passed the TUS exam in 2000 and started his specialty training at Gulhane Military Medical Academy. He completed his specialty training in 2004. The surgeon had performed hundreds of successful operations in Turkey’s most prestigious military hospitals. Yüksel Yurttaş has been accepting patients from all over the world as an Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist at Private Esencan Hospital since 2017.


1991-1997: Gülhane Military Medical Academy

PhD Thesis

“Studying the Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Distracted Muscle and Bone Tissue”


  1. Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Association (TOTBİD)
  2. TOTBİD Kecioren (Pediatric Orthopedist) Branch
  3. TOTBİD (Arthroplasty Association)


  • (1997 – 1998) GATA Trainee and Course Division
  • (1998 – 2000) 70. Mknz. P. Tug. 1. Tnk. Tb. Commander Cizre/Shirnak (30 Yt, Infirmary Chief of Medical Staff)
  • (2000 – 2004) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Research Assistant)
  • (2004 – 2006) Girne Military Hospital / Cyprus
  • (2006 – 2007) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Orthopedics and Traumatology Expert)
  • (2007 – 2012) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Military Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Assistant Professor)
  • (2010 – 2011) Duke University Foot – Ankle Surgery Visiting Scholar
  • (2012 – 2016) Gulhane Military Medical Academy – Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Faculty of Military Medicine, Associate Professor)
  • (2017 – …) Private Esencan Hospital – Orthopedics and Traumatology Department

Surgical Methodologies in Practice

  • Holyfix
  • Lengthening Over Nails (LON)
  • Precice 2.2
  • Precice Stryde


1.XIX. National Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Congress ‘The Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Distracţed Muscle and Bone Texture’ presented in the ‘External Fixator’ section: Best oral presentation.

Limb Lengthening Surgery Cost

  • Precice 2.2 – 36,263 €
  • Precice Stryde – 49,950 €
  • LON – 17,678 €
  • Holyfix – 14,500 €
  • Limb Discrepancy – 8,500 €
  • Limb Correction Surgery (Bow Legs/Knock Knees) – 7,500 €
  • Limb Shortening Surgery – 12,000 €
  • Arm Lengthening – 9,000 €


  • Prices for patients coming from abroad will be given after consultation with the hospital management.
  • As bone lengthening systems vary depending on patients, there may be an increase or decrease of 10% in the mentioned prices. Final pricing is done after the evaluation of the x-rays of the patient.
  • Price includes: treatment packages of a 5-day stay in the hospital, the hospital charges, medicine charges, lengthening system fees, and the cost of the operation (please check Our Services)
  • Additional pricing is done for patients who want to stay in the hospital for more than 5 days.
  • Hospitality, nursing, physical therapy, and etc. services are provided for patients who want to continue treatment in Istanbul.
  • Pricing for unilateral shortness, shortness of fingers, shortness of arms and legs is done after the evaluation of the patient.

Certifications and Diplomas

Associate Professor certificate
Certificate of completion
Licence for working at the hospital
Certificate of attendance
Course participation certificate
Gratitude certificate for charity fund contribution
University graduation diploma
Certificate of expertise
Participation certificate
Course participation certificate
Participation certificate

Contact doctor

Please contact our patient consultants for arrangement of an online/face to face consultation: +90 531 988 30 90 (WhatsApp)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • I want to gain few inches height. I m also having post polio residuel paralysis. Kindly consult.

  • I would like more information. What information you need to start the process of becoming taller

  • Hi
    I want to know more about limb lengthening procedure including safety and how much increase will it cause in the height.

  • Hi, I’m 6 ft 4 inches or a bit over 193 cm and I was wondering if it was possible to reduce my height? I want it done for cosmetic reasons as I am dissatisfied with my height and wish to be shorter. Would you be willing to preform a surgery to reduce height for cosmetic reasons? How much height do you think could be reasonable removed? How much would such an operation cost? Any information you can give me is appreciated.

  • Hi I was wondering how much you can decrease your height from the limb shortening surgery? I am transgender and am wondering how much can be removed since being 5’10” makes me feel dysphoric since I’m very tall. So I don’t know how much can be removed but I also wanted to know if this was a valid reason to have the surgery done?

  • Hello,

    I just wanted to know if it’s possible to get combined tibia and femur lengthening in one procedure so that you only have to go through one recovery? I see the site says there will be a 6 month gap and I know it would be grueling but nonetheless, can it be done?

    • Dear Alex,

      Firstly, thank you for your comment. Yes, it is possible but you won’t be able to do your exercises regularly. Tho most important part of Limb Lenghtening Surgery is pst-surgery phase which exercises and physiotherapies. If you have 2 surgeries at the same time you wont be able to do those 2 important thing of post-Limb Lengthening Surgery and you healing will be so painfull and it will take much more then expected. That’s why we are not performing two limb lengthening surgery at the one time. The important thing is your health while you are gaining height.

    • Dear Alex,

      Thanks for your comment. Firstly, For cosmetic reasons, it is preferable not to lengthen over 6-8 cm per segment. We believe that safety and health of our patients need to come first. It is extremely dangerous and risky to attempt lengthening femurs more than 8 cm and tibia more than 7 cm. If a patient desires to gain, for example, something between 10-15 cm, it is more reasonable to get 5-8 cm on femur, then later 5-7 cm on tibia, rather than attempting to lengthen 10 cm on one bone section. The flexibility of your legs is also important. The more flexible your legs are, the more relaxed you will be during the lengthening.

      For a more detailed and personalized consultation, please contact us via WhatsApp: +90 531 988 30 90 or email: [email protected]

      Muhammed from WannaBeTaller

  • Hello Dr

    I have genus valgum on the tibia. currently just under 5ft8 I believe. I am wondering with the LON surgery would you be able to correct my genu valgum and help me reach 5ft10 in height through the Tibia?

    • Dear Thomas,

      Thanks for your comment. Generally, patients with genu valgum can have limb lengthening surgery with the LON method. Knock knee can be corrected with the same surgery in lots of cases. However, the surgical procedure may change according to the patient’s x-rays and examinations. Therefore, we need to have your x-rays to give you more accurate information in this regard. You can send us your recent x-rays via WhatsApp +90 531 988 3090 or e-mail [email protected]

      WannaBeTaller Team

  • I found you online after doing some research and would like to ask a few questions about the PRECICE Limb lengthening. I want to ask about the price, and recovery time. I am 5’5 and want to be at least 5’8 or 5’9. I do not want to push the limit. Also do you use PRECICE 2 with the internal nails and remote?

    • Thanks for your comment.

      With a single limb lengthening surgery you can gain up to 8 cm on the femur, 7 cm on the tibia. So after the first surgery, you can reach your goal height.

      1. Precice 2: 37,250 Euro

      • 1 week of hospitalization
      • 60-80 days of lengthening
      • 5-6 months of bone healing

      Total: 8-9 months

      • Precice 2 titanium nails cannot bear the weight of patient hence they are wheelchair-bound for the entire lengthening phase- can start to walk after bone healing is significant

      2. Precice Stryde: 52,250 Euro

      • 1 week of hospitalization
      • 60-80 days of lengthening
      • 5-6 months of bone healing

      Total: 8-9 months

      • Patients can start to walk 4-8 weeks after the surgery during the lengthening phase as well – healing and recovery generally fast and the patient can return to daily life quicker.

      With fully internal methods, you’ll have a remote to lengthen your legs.

      Please feel free to contact us anytime via WhatsApp +90 531 988 30 90 or e-mail [email protected]

  • What is the additional height I can gain? What does fee include, do I have to rent a apartment when I got there?

    • Thanks for your comment. It is possible to gain max. 7-8 cm on femurs, or max. 6-7 cm on tibia. In inches, you can gain approx. 3 inches maximum in one procedure. If you undergo two surgeries, then a combined 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) height gain is possible. We have many services included in the surgery price, such as caretaker, hospitalization etc. Also, if you plan to stay in Turkey for the post-surgery recovery period, we have service packages that include essential things you need. To read about all of these, please visit: or contact us for free consultation: +90 531 988 30 90 (Whatsapp/calls) [email protected]