Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery in Turkey
Turkey is a strong competitor in healthcare when compared with other countries such as; the US, EU, and England. The current statistics show Turkey as a low-cost health provider compared to these countries. Turkish cardiac surgeons are able to perform the most complicated heart procedures, including open heart surgery, heart transplant, aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and myectomy.
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Why Get Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery in Turkey?
The prices Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery are %40 - %80 lower than in the USA or Europe, but the quality is at the same level. The low cost is explained by general price policy in the country oriented on the local citizens’ income.
Turkey is convenient to reach for patients from all over Europe with less than four flying hours.
Turkey has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, shopping and beaches, so many patients choose to extend their trip into a holiday and make the most of their time in the country. Many of the best cardiac surgery doctors in Turkey are located in Istanbul, which is a popular tourist destination in its own right.
You’ll also find that waiting times are next to none. You should be able to schedule an appointment very quickly with MTS.
Popular Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgeries in Turkey
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery:
Minimally invasive heart surgery involves making small incisions in the right side of your chest to reach the heart between the ribs, rather than cutting through the breastbone, as is done in open-heart surgery.
Minimally invasive heart surgery can be performed to treat a variety of heart conditions. Compared with open-heart surgery, this type of surgery might mean less pain and a quicker recovery for many people.
Many types of heart procedures may be conducted with minimally invasive heart surgery, including:
Mitral valve repair or replacement
Tricuspid valve repair or replacement
Aortic valve replacement
Atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure
Atrioventricular septal defect surgery
Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgery isn't an option for everyone. But for those who can have the surgery, the potential benefits when compared with open-heart surgery can include:
Less blood loss
Lower risk of infection
Reduced trauma and pain
Shorter time in the hospital, faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
Smaller, less noticeable scars
Who benefits from minimally invasive heart surgery
Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Your doctor and treatment team will work with you to determine whether it's an option to treat your condition.
To determine whether you're a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery, your doctor is likely to conduct a physical examination, review your medical history and perform tests.
Minimally invasive heart surgery is a complex surgical procedure that requires training and experience. You might be referred to a medical center with surgeons and a surgical team who have the needed expertise in conducting minimally invasive procedures.
Coronary Heart Disease:
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.
When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. The buildup of plaque occurs over many years. Over time, plaque can harden or rupture (break open). Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. A heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle is cut off. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die. Without quick treatment, a heart attack can lead to serious health problems or death.
Heart (cardiac) and chest (thoracic) surgeons diagnose and surgically treat conditions of the heart, lungs and chest. Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons of our team are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care. They ensure you receive exactly the care you need by working with experts in cardiovascular medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, hematology, oncology, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, vascular medicine, endovascular surgery, anesthesiology, pathology, radiology, pediatrics, and physical therapy. Your care team may also include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians and geneticists.
Treatment of Narrowing of Arteries:
Plaques that cause narrowing of the coronary arteries are usually found in a limited area of the artery. Beyond the narrowed part, the vessel diameter is normal. If the problem is limited to one or two vessels, the current stenosis can be opened by a non-surgical procedure. This process is called balloon angioplasty (PTCA). This procedure is performed by cardiologists with angiographic x-ray devices. When the balloon is not enough, drug-eluting stents are placed and blood flow is re-optimized.
If coronary artery disease involves many vessels and complicated, coronary artery bypass surgery is required. With this operation, veins that are narrowed or not working at all are replaced with veins taken from the legs or elsewhere. The heart muscles that are waiting for fresh blood and oxygen are so breathtaking. By-pass operations are performed by Cardiovascular surgeons.
Heart Valve Disease:
The heart has four valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. These valves include the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve and aortic valve. Each valve has flaps (leaflets or cusps) that open and close once during each heartbeat. Sometimes, the valves don't open or close properly, disrupting the blood flow through your heart to your body.
Heart valve disease may be present at birth (congenital). It can also occur in adults due to many causes and conditions, such as infections and other heart conditions.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness.
Turkey Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Prices
The table below gives an idea of what some common treatments like Bypass surgery and heart valve replacement surgery cost in Turkey. These prices are just approximate – you’ll need to request a quotation from us you’re interested in – but they show just how low prices in Turkey can be. Even once you pay for flights and accommodation, you could still save significantly on your treatment.
To get a better idea of how much it will cost you to get Cardiology & Cardiovascular surgery in Turkey,
Standards, Qualifications and Regulation
Turkeys Ministry of Health regulates all the clinics and hospitals in Turkey, and each must meet the ministry’s high standards and requirements.
Not anyone can practice, before becoming a certified surgeon in Turkey, there is a lot of training which needs to completed, this is a long process. Once a student has graduated from medical school students must take various exams in order to become a Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgeon and qualify for admittance to the Cardiology Specialist Program, this process takes up to six and a half years, after which students are given the title of Certified Cardiology Surgeon, MD.
Turkey is investing heavily in its private health care sector. With this thriving industry and more advanced procedures becoming common practice, Turkey is a strong contender to rival any leading medical tourism destinations. The future of Turkey’s health tourism industry will just keep getting stronger.