Why do many people prefer going to Turkey for treatment?
Turkey was formed in the early 1920s because of the overthrow of the monarchy and collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The country is not only classical but also medical tourism, too. Annually, it has about 600,000 medical tourists from England, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the Middle East, Bulgaria, and Arab countries.
Over the past 10 years, Turkey has entered the TOP-5 of the leading countries of medical tourism. According to the Institute of Statistics, about 500,000 patients come here each year for treatment and diagnosis. This can be explained by the excellent quality and low prices of medical services. Already 49 Turkish clinics have received the quality certificate of the International Organization for Accreditation of JCI Medical Institutions. For comparison: in South Korea, there are 27 such clinics and in Israel just 20. Turkey is constantly reforming the health care system, which attracts a large number of investments. Therefore, according to the Medical Tourism Magazine, more than 30 billion dollars have been invested in the development of Turkish medicine.
Why Foreign patients choose Turkey?
Most Turkish clinics are multidisciplinary. Foreign patients choose medical tourism in this country to solve various problems – from prosthetics of teeth and ending with oncology. Operations in Turkish clinics are conducted using the latest methods. Most hospitals use Da Vinci’s robotic installation of the latest generation. This system helps to conduct accurate and low-traumatic operations. After the robotic intervention, the patient recovered faster than after the abdominal operations. Leading areas are GI surgery and neurosurgery. Foreign patients choose Turkey for bone marrow transplantation operations. The transplantation from the donor and autologous using the patient’s own cells are carried out here. The cost of bone marrow transplantation in clinics in Turkey is much lower than in Europe.