Why Turkey for Medical Tourism?
For years, Turkey has been known for its cultural, historic and natural beauties that charm tourists around the world and in recent decade, medical tourism has become another reason why thousands of tourists visit Turkey.
Turkey is one of the five world leaders in health tourism. More and more foreign patients come here to treat diseases. The government is actively developing health tourism, planning to receive 2 million patients from other countries in 2023 and earn over $20 billion. Significant successes have already been achieved in this direction and more than 1 million foreign patients visited Turkish hospitals during the previous year.
With advanced technology in Turkey's health sector and state-of-the-art medical facilities, Turkey has turned into a medical center for tourists from around the world in recent years. In 2018, alone, Turkey provided healthcare for 551,748 patients from 144 different countries, according to the Turkish Healthcare Travel Council. It is being estimated that the cost of receiving quality healthcare in Turkey is 50 to 65 percent lower than in the United States.
Realizing the potential for health tourism, medical centers and hospitals have become a suitable choice for tourists seeking treatment options from facilities offering good accommodations, the best drugs and much more.
Along with the U.S. and Germany, Turkey is among the top 10 destinations for medical tourism. Turkey offers competitive treatment options for aesthetic treatments, eye surgery and treatment of various other diseases. Tourists often prefer to get plastic surgery here, as well as hair transplants and various other treatments, while enjoying travels in Turkey where they discover the natural and cultural richness of the country at the same time.
There are more than 1,600 state and private hospitals operated by the Turkish Ministry of Health and these hospitals have local and international health certification. Apart from those hospitals, medical centers serving specifically your specific needs have offices worldwide.
1- What should I do first to get medical treatment in Turkey?
-You can send us the current health reports and medical imaging (MR, CT, XRAY) by filling out the form on our web site or by contacting us.
After your report and images are evaluated by our specialist, you will be informed in details about your medical treatment, duration of stay and cost.
2- Can I bring with my accompany?
-We guess that you do not want to be alone during medical treatment, therefore, you can bring your relatives with you, we will gladly prepare suitable accommodation options for you and provide all the services you may need. While our health assistant takes care of you during the treatment, your relatives can see the historical places of Istanbul by evaluating our tours offered, and you can join them when your treatment is over.
3- Can I have online consultation before I come to treatment?
-We organize online interviews with the doctor free of charge for patients who request a second health opinion, so that the questions remaining in the patient's mind can be answered, they can get the chance to get to know the doctor and get all the necessary information about the treatment from the source.
4- When I should make a medical trip?
-After the health program is prepared by us, as a second step, the date of treatment must be determined. When you inform us 1 week before the date you want to come for treatment, all necessary planning will be done by us.
5- If patient is in emergency medical condition ?
-For emergency patients, we provide the necessary air ambulance service and transfer from the airport to the hospital, and manage the necessary emergency surgery and treatment processes. In this case, you should have at hand health and a fit to fly reports.
6- What will happen during my treatment ?
-During the time you are being treated at the hospital, the staff on duty will be with you and assist you in interpreting and transfer whenever you want. Apart from the services provided, additional services can be provided that you may request in line with the needs of your relatives who come to treatment with you.
You can reach your health assistant 24/7 in all processes related to the treatment, and your assistant who will always support you in terms of doctor interviews, medical treatment and reports will not make you feel alone.
7- What about rehabilitation period after treatment ?
-After the end of your treatment, you will receive a recommendation containing all the necessary medical reports and your doctor's views on rehabilitation.
During the healing process in your country, the counseling provided to you will continue, you will be able to do all your health-related questions online by MTS.
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