Medical Tourism in Turkey | Medical Treatment in Turkey

Medical Tourism in Turkey | Medical Treatment in Turkey

Medical Tourism in Turkey

This country is one of the most popular destinations spots for medical tourists across the world. Approximately half a million medical tourists visited here last year, and the number is increasing on a continuous basis. The Addition of plastic surgeries has raised the number to 700 K as per the data compiled by the representatives of Medical Tourism in Turkey. Turkey, officially called the Republic of Turkey is situated at a location where the world’s oldest continents, Asia, Africa, and Europe are closest to each other.

Qualities that make Turkey one of the best places for Medical Tourism

Tourists don’t come to Turkey only to enjoy the Sun and amazing sights, but a lot many people come here for medical treatments because this country is known to provide one of the best medical facilities maintaining the same quality as that of the US and German Medical sectors.

This country is known to provide some of the best features that are hardly seen in other countries:

  • Low-cost treatments are available without compromising on quality.
  • No delays in attending the tourists for Medical Assistance
  • Team of Highly-qualified Doctors
  • Treatments via the latest technology-driven equipment
  • There is approximately a 40-50% difference in the treatment cost of this country and the UK.
  • Top-quality treatment is matching with European standards.

Some of the famous and Best Hospitals in Turkey that are worth mentioning here are listed below:

  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

Medipol University Hospital is Turkey's largest private health investment as a University Hospital. The Hospital is known for its modern architecture, building technology, and advanced medical equipment.

The Medipol University Hospital is one of Turkey's best hospitals with a new generation of technology. This JCI accredited health complex with its modern architecture has a healing atmosphere attracting patients from all over the world.

Spread over a sprawling area with 15 ac... Read More




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  • ISO 9001
  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

The Medicana Health Group, which carries its activities especially in Istanbul and Ankara, provides the most advanced healthcare services in all aspects through its 11 hospitals and 5000 employees on average. It does not only pioneer the development of health tourism but also became one of the important centers in the treatment of international patients in multidisciplinary healthcare. Medicana Health Group, which aims to provide healthcare services to every segment of society at internation... Read More




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  • ISO 9001
  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

Established in 2005 on the outskirts of Istanbul, Anadolu Medical Center is one of the premier healthcare destinations in Turkey for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. Anadolu is a multi-speciality hospital.

Anadolu Medical Center boasts of quality healthcare standards, state-of-the-art infrastructure and latest research and development in the field of medicine. For the same purpose, the hospital has collaborated with John Hopkins Medicine in 2002 t... Read More




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Estetik International


Estetik International Hospital mainly focusses in aesthetic, reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The clinic has treated over 70,000 patients in closely two decades and is well-known for its expert staff, the high quality of its facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Estetik International pairs the most advanced technological developments and devices with experienced, highly trained doctors to make sure that the patients receive the best treatment possible.

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  • Joint Commission International, or JCI


Istanbul Aydın University VM Medical Park Florya Hospital is a full-fledged university hospital. VM in the name of the hospital stands for Value Added Medicine. The hospital was opened in March 2017. The hospital was opened with a vision to provide the best medical care to the patients in terms of technology as well as facilities. VM is a patient-concept in which the patient is provided with experienced medical and para-medical staff, as well as diagn... Read More




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  • Anadolu Medical Center:

    A private hospital in Gebze in Istanbul, JCI accredited. This is a well-known hospital and amongst the 10 Best Hospitals across the world specializing in Bone Marrow Transplantation, Neurosurgery & Neurology, Urology, Thoracic, Cardiovascular Health, Women’s Health issues, etc.

  • Austria St. George Private Hospital:

    Private hospital equipped with Modern Technology specializing in Bariatric-Weight loss surgeries, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Orthopedic, Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery.

  • Memorial Private Hospital:

    Providing high-quality services matching up to the standard of the International level specializing in cardiology & cardiovascular surgery, organ transplant, IVF, and genetics.

  • Liv Hospital Ulus:

    They are specializing in aesthetical treatments, anesthesia, and reanimation, bariatric surgery, brain and nerve surgery, cardiology & cardiovascular surgery, chest surgery, dermatology, diabetes, ear nose throat diseases, to list a few.

  • Dünyagöz Hospital:

    Eye care specialists with over different Eye care centers in Turkey and Europe cure Eye problems using the latest techniques.

  • Acıbadem Healthcare Group:

    It provides medical services to International patients. The Center of Excellence of this group lies in Robotics. This hospital is a complete solution to all of your problems.


    Pioneered health tourism in the country offering multi-
    disciplinary health treatments to international patients. Compatible with Service Quality
    Standards of the Ministry of Health and accreditation standards of JCI.

  •  ISTANBUL AESTHETIC CENTEROffers complete range of Cosmetic surgery, Hair Transplants,
    Medical Aesthetics and Dental treatments through their team of highly experienced Doctors and
    medical specialists.

Treatments that Turkey is best known for:

Turkey is well-known for Elective Surgery. This country has been providing world-class thermal SPA Resorts and many other services to medical tourists and some of them have been listed below:

  • Beauty Centers
  • Eye Health
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Fertility and Sterility
  • General and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stem Cell Transplantations
  • Psoriasis Treatment

Turkey Medical Tourism services are provided using Modern medical equipment based on the latest technology

  • Flash CT-World’s fastest Cardio check-up device
  • 3Tesla MRI for scanning and treating tumors
  • Rapid arc for Cancer Treatment
  • True bean SX for treating the tumors caused by the high dose of radiations
  • Single-dose therapy to combat breast cancer
  • Full-body MRI
  • Pre- Requisites for Tourists Visa

For tourists Visa, foreigners must contact Turkish missions abroad or the e-visa website of this country to get an e-visa on arrival. The fees for American citizens for getting this e-visa on arrival areUS$30.00.

However, if a visa is obtained from a Turkish Embassy, then the cost is quite more and rather varies depending upon your interest in staying in the country. US$60 is charged for a single-person entry with validity up to one year and $200 for five years.

For tourism and business-related visa, a traveler can stay in the country for 90 days within 6 months’ time.

Process for Medical Tourist visa in Turkey

A Medical Tourist Visa is required to travel to this country for Medical Treatments. You need to apply for a Medical visa under the Non-Immigrant visa category. You may enter with a Valid Tourist visa of this country and get Medical assistance thereafter.

Americans can easily get a Tourist Visa from Turkey from any place Turkish consulates around the US or Turkey itself. Other foreigners need to apply for tourist or business visas before arriving in this Country. You can contact Turkey Consulate personally or via email. Steps to follow:

  • Fill up the information asked in the Visa Application form neatly and in bold letters in dark or blue pen only. Messy Application will be strictly rejected.
  • Valid Passport with a minimum validity of up to 3-months on the date you are applying. Minimum two blank pages are a must.
  • Visa Application Fee in cash is non-refundable. For a single applicant, the fee is US $ 20 cash or money order or $65 for a number of entries that are payable to the Turkish embassy. Checks are not accepted in any case.

Cost of Medical Treatment in Turkey

Medical Procedures
Procedure UK Hospitals Turkey Average Savings
Coronary Angioplasty $13,000 – $15,000 $5,000 – $6,000 60% – 65%
Hip Replacement $13,500 – $14,500 $6,500 – $7,500 45% – 50$
Prostrate Removal (Prostatectomy) $7,000 – $8,000 $5,500 – $6,500 15% – 20%
Knee Replacement $16,000 – $17,000 $7,000 – $8,000 50% – 60%
Hemorrhoids Removal $3,000 – $4,000 $1,500 – $2,500 45% – 55%
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Procedure UK Hospitals Turkey Average Savings
Face Lift (rhytidectomy) $11,000 – $12,000 $3,000 – $4,000 65% – 75%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) $7,000 – $8,000 $3,000 – $4,000 50% – 60%
Breast Reduction $8,000 – $9,000 $3,500 – $4,500 50% – 60%
Liposuction (lipoplasty) $5,000 – $6,000 $2,000 – $3,000 55% – 65%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) $5,500 – $6,500 $3,000 – $4,000 40% – 45%
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) $8,000 – $9,000 $3,000 – $4,000 55% – 60%
Eye / Ophthalmology
Procedure UK Hospitals Turkey Average Savings
LASIK Eye Surgery $1,500 – $2,500 $1,000 – $1,500 20% – 25%
Cataract Removal $4,000 – $5,000 $1,000 – $2,000 55% – 65%
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Procedure UK Hospitals Turkey Average Savings
Root Canal (per canal) $300 – $400 $100 – $150 55% – 65%
Tooth Whitening $900 – $1200 $400 – $500 50% – 60%
Dental Implants $3,000 – $4,000 $900 – $1500 70% – 75%
Gold Crowns $800 – $850 $200 – $250 70% – 75%

Some travel tips for Medical Tourists in Turkey that a foreigner should never forget:

This country is full of mouthwatering dishes like Yaprak Sorma Dolma, Taze Fazulye, kebabs, Doner, Kofte, etc that should not be skipped while visiting this amazing country.

The Rock Sites of Cappadocia and Göreme National Park, the Hittite capital, Nemrut Dağare are some of the World Heritage sites that should be seen on a prior basis.

  • Shopping lovers can go to Spice Bazar, Grand Bazar, Supermarkets, and some Local shops to get a unique collection of jewelry and art pieces.
  • Keep a photocopy of your passport with you all the time.
  • Be cautious while taking public transport
  • Check for your Visa Validity, if expired things can get tough for you here.
  • Contact at info desk provided at the airport for tourists’ assistance.
  • Best time to visit this country

Turkey is a beautiful place worth seeing; still, there are options for seasons that can be selected to visit this country at its best time:

  • Spring season (April to mid of June) is the best time to visit when moderate weather and long days give you plenty of time to enjoy
  • The Autumn season (mid of September to October) is the second option if you can’t plan in the spring season when mild weather, short days, and rainy season make your day happier.
  • Summer (mid of June to mid-September) is quite hot and seaside resorts are crowded this time.
    Winters (November to Feb) are chilled and rainy days when the crowd is less to compensate for the temperature.

Is Turkey Safe for Tourists

Around 78 million people living in Turkey commute every day to go to their offices and carry everyday activities without fear.

There are considerably lesser risks of political, military or any other violence and the government have taken steps to make Tourists life safer and secured so you can plan your trip without any hassle.

Cultural do’s and don’ts

  • Make sure you remove your shoes before you enter the Mosque.
  • Women cover their hair and men don’t wear shorts in Mosque
  • Wear conservative clothes outside the village area.
  • Do learn basic Turkish words of saying yes and No.
  • Avoid making OK signs with thumb and finger. It is considered an offensive act in Turkey.
  • Avoid being loud, because Turkish speak politely.
  • Turkey is not just a place where you can spend your vacations and have fun rather it houses some of the best hospitals for treating Medical Tourists with the latest techniques at affordable Medical Treatments packages in Turkey.
  • Overall, Turkey is a one-stop Medical Tourists destination for foreigners coming from overseas

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