Pioneer in neurosurgery who devised instruments and techniques to treat previously inoperable conditions.
He was a resident at the University of Zurich, coming back there to teach and continue his research.
He became a friend of renowned Turkish poet Can Yücel.
His wife, Dianne Bader-Gibson Yaşargil, began assisting him with surgeries in 1973.
Salvador Mazza was another pioneering European doctor.