If you’re planning to your treatment and procedure abroad, medical tourism Turkey is a great choice. 29.3 million tourists visited the country in 2011, making the 6th most visited holiday destination worldwide. With 9 million arrivals, Antalya is the 5th most visited city in the world and Istanbul is the 9th most visited city as of 2009.
Tourists visit Turkey not only considering the sunshine and the attractions. Also, Turkish Ministry of Health states that some 500,000 visitors were treated at the hospitals in 2010; the number shows a 70% grow since 2007. Thousands and thousands of foreign patients every year have become visiting to have procedure in medical centers in Istanbul as well as the other cities.
Having a highly respected reputation as a leading medical tourism destination in Europe, Turkey offers top quality medical professionals, most of which are US board certified. The Foreign Economic Relations Board states the country as “a growing healthcare destination,” attributes the attraction to relatively low health expenses, reputed adherence and an advantageous geographic position, as an EU candidate member, to European Union healthcare standards.
Medical Care Savings and the High Quality Treatments and Procedures of Medical Tourism Turkey
Today, the hospitals have the offices with a multilingual team responsible for attracting foreign patients to the hospital and helping them during their stay. The country provides also thousands of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners all speak multiple languages.
There might be big differences in between the price of procedure in the USA and medical tourism Turkey. For example, simply heart bypass in Turkey costs approximately $15,000, which can be about one-ninth the price tag on a similar treatment in the US. In addition, a transplant of bone marrow can cost from $40,000-$70,000, instead of a roughly $300,000 cost in the US. A more common treatment, like a hysterectomy, can cost $7,000 in Turkey, almost 3 times lower than the United States cost, the prices differences mainly to reduce salaries for healthcare staff at the same time.
A huge number of medical tourists visit Turkey for cosmetic plastic surgery, dental care, liposuction, thermal spa treatments and hair-transplants are only some of the many procedures people fly to the destination.
For example, cosmetic plastic surgery in Europe might cost up around 10 to 15,000 Euro, whereas in Turkey the cost drops to between 3 and 6,000 Euro, even though factoring in the flight and hotel. With such a significant difference in cost, it’s obvious why medical tourism in Turkey has turned into a popular place to go for those seeking medical care.
What helps drive the influx of foreign patients into medical tourism Turkey are the JCI (or Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals, which give internationally-recognized standards of care. Currently, there are 47 JCI-accredited hospitals in the country, mostly located in Istanbul. However, there are some in Antalya (southwest), Ankara (central northwest), Izmir (west), Bursa (northwest, near Istanbul), Adana (south central), and Kocaeli (east of Istanbul).
The quality of medicine is not different. In The UK there are many procedures which is quite difficult to seek a sub-specialist. In Turkish hospitals and medical center, it is all totally faster, you can find good surgeons, physicians and nurses, and they have more clinical experience.