Dr. Ass. Prof. Tuna Pehlivanoglu Orthopedics Spine Surgery Doctor in Istanbul | Mespoir

Ass. Prof. Tuna Pehlivanoglu

Dr. Ass. Prof. Tuna Pehlivanoglu

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu works as an orthopedic surgeon at Liv Hospital, Ulus, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • He embodies the qualities of devotion and expertise, making him an exceptional physician who prioritizes the well-being of his patients and treats them with utmost regard. 
  • Associate Professor Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoğlu stands out as a rare specialist in Turkey, being among the select few spine surgeons who possess the expertise to conduct intricate string scoliosis surgery.
  • He has performed more than 1000 orthopedic surgeries and 500+ waist and neck spine surgeries till now.
  • His unwavering dedication to his profession ensures that those under his care receive exceptional medical attention and are treated with dignity and respect, fostering an environment of trust and compassion. 
  • Through his countless interactions with patients, he has consistently displayed a remarkable ability to understand their needs, empathize with their concerns, and provide effective and personalized care, resulting in a truly outstanding healthcare experience for all those who seek his services.
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu has more than 50 publications in both national and international journals.



  • Trauma (Fracture-Dislocation) Surgery
  • Arthroplasty (Knee and Hip Joint Prosthesis Surgery, High Tibia Osteotomy, Non-Surgical Treatments, Stem Cell)
  • Sports Surgery (Arthroscopic (Closed) Surgery) 
  • Spine Surgery 
    • Pediatric Spine Deformities
    • Scoliosis (side bending of the spine)
    • Kyphosis (Humpback)
    • Fusion Surgery
    • Low back slip (Spondylolisthesis)
    • Microscopic discectomy
    • Low back slip (Spondylolisthesis)
    • Adult Spine Deformities
    • Neck hernia (Cervical disc herniation)
    • Cervical disc prosthesis
    • Vertebral body stretching (String scoliosis) surgery
    • Spinal stenosis (Spinal canal stenosis)
    • Herniated disc (Lumbar disc herniation)
    • Microscopic discectomy


  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu did his schooling from Istanbul Boys' High School.
  • He graduated in English from Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine.
  • He completed his specialization from Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • He trained extensively in spine surgery at Cleveland Clinic, USA and Schön Clinic, Munich, Germany.
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu has a diploma in spine surgery from the European Society of Spine Surgery (EUROSPINE).


Experience and Memberships

  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu is currently employed at Liv Hospital Ulus. He joined the hospital in 2022 and has been working there since. 
  • He currently works at Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation also.
  • He was associated with Cleveland Clinic, Neurological Institute, Spine Center, Cleveland, Ohio from 2008 to 2009.
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu worked at Health Sciences University, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Istanbul from 2017 to 2020.
  • Dr. Tuna served at Schoen Clinic, Specialized Orthopedics Hospital, Spine center, Munich, Germany in 2017.
  • Dr. Tuna gained more experience at Emsey Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic, Advanced Spine Surgery EUROSPINE Center of Excellence from 2020 to 2022.
  • With a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience, he has diligently served numerous individuals, delivering remarkable medical care and leaving a positive impact on their lives. His commitment to learning and mastering his craft has enabled him to provide excellent treatment to his patients, earning him a reputation for being highly proficient and knowledgeable.
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Tuna Pehlivanoglu is member of IELDER (Istanbul Boys High School Association), TOTBID (Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Association), TOTEK (Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Education Council), TOD (Turkish Spine Association), EUROSPINE (European Society of Spine Surgery) and AOSpine.
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