IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cost in Turkey

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Turkey

InVitro Fertilization is a common procedure that is opted by people who are not able to have a baby on their own by any natural process. It comes under the assisted reproductive procedures, meaning that the reproduction is helped to take place by external factors.

In vitro fertilization is common as well as a very safe procedure. This can be attributed to the fact that there are no cuts or any pain that will be caused to the female or the male during the procedure. And hence it is preferred to be done in experienced countries like Turkey. Turkey has a high concentration of hospitals and medical institutes that offer the In vitro fertilization procedure at very affordable rates.

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About the IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

The natural process of fertilization involves the conjugation of an egg and sperm inside the woman’s body. In-vitro-fertilization (IVF) is the procedure that involves the conception of an egg outside the body in a laboratory.  IVF comes under assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves the use of advanced medical technology to help with pregnancy in the woman.

Which conditions may need IVF support?

  • Blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Advanced age of a woman
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Failure of the treatment with fertility drugs

Types of IVF treatment

The different types of treatments available for IVF are:

  • Natural cycle IVF procedure: In this treatment, the fertility drugs are not administered. The egg released during the normal monthly cycle is collected and then fertilized.
  • Mild stimulation IVF procedure: The lower dose fertility drugs are administered and then the eggs are collected and fertilized.
  • In vitro maturation (IVM): The immature ovaries are collected and then allowed to mature in the laboratory.
  • Embryo transfer: The fertilized embryos are taken and transferred to the mother’s womb.
  • Blastocyst transfer: The embryos are cultured in the laboratory until blastocyst stage and then transferred to the mother’s womb.

IVF with Laser Assisted Hatching

Assisted hatching is a technique used in IVF where a gap or a hole is created on the outer shell of the embryo called zona pellucida before transferring the embryo into the mother’s womb. Before the implantation of the embryo, the developing embryo should “hatch” out of its outer shell (zona pellucida).

Sometimes the embryo is thick, which decreases its ability to hatch on its own. Making a hole or thinning the outer layer may help the embryos to hatch, which increases the chances of pregnancy. Pregnancy cannot occur unless the embryo hatches. Thus, assisted hatching IVF success rates are higher than simple IVF success rates.

Because of the use of additional technology, IVF with laser assisted hatching cost is higher than just IVF cost.

IVF with laser assisted hatching is recommended when:

  • The embryos do not have sufficient energy and nutrients to complete the hatching process
  • The woman is older than 37 years as they are more likely to have thick zona pellucida due to increased levels of follicle stimulating hormones
  • The candidate has had repeated IVF failure
  • The quality of the embryo is poor and demonstrated slow cell division and excessive fragmentation

It is performed by using infrared 1.48-μm diode laser. The technique does not cause any blastocyte damage. Laser assisted hatching has several advantages such as minimal handling of the embryo,  fast delivery, and exact control over the drilling of the hole.

It is performed before transferring the embryo into the mother’s womb on day 3, 5, or 6 after fertilization. An opening in the zona pellucida is created by drilling it with acidified tyrode’s solution.

The embryo is held firmly using holding pipette and a microneedle is applied on the area of zona pellucida. The microneedle is preloaded with Tyrode’s acid using mouth-controlled suction before each micromanipulation.

The acid is expelled over a small area of zona pellucida until it is breached. Suction is applied immediately after the breach of zona pellucida to prevent excess acid entering the embryo. The patients should be provided with antibiotics after implanting the embryo to reduce the risk of infections. 

IVF with Egg Donation

This procedure Is exactly the same as the usual IVF procedure with a difference that the egg used for fertilization comes from a different candidate than the one undergoing IVF. This procedure involves a process known as female egg donation in which a suitable candidate donates an egg for successful fertilization with the retrieved sperms.

The egg donation procedure is similar to how the eggs are retrieved from the womb of the future mother. The only difference is that during egg donation process, the ovaries of the donor are stimulated prior to the collection of suitable number of eggs from the ovaries. All the remaining stems in the donor egg IVF process are similar to the rest of the IVF procedure.

IVF with egg donation is mostly performed in the case of women who have insufficient number of eggs or whose eggs are compromised with respect to quality. The IVF specialist advices the woman to opt for donor eggs in case they believe that there are minimal chances of IVF success because of poor quality of her own eggs.

IVF with ICSI

Intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI) is an IVF variation in which the sperm is directly injected into the egg for fertilization. The resulting fertilized egg is placed in uterus of the woman. It is the most successful infertility treatment used to treat sperm-related conception problems in couples.

ICSI procedure does not require the sperm to penetrate the layers of the egg. It is highly useful to treat infertility problems in couples who suffer because the male partner’s sperms are either not able to get into the egg or are unable to fertilize the egg even when they are able to get through it.

During IVF with ICSI procedure, the eggs are extracted and held in one place with the help of a glass tool. A single sperm is injected into each egg using a small glass tube. The eggs are cultured and checked for fertilization overnight. The fully fertilized eggs are selected. A few fertilized eggs selected are placed in the uterus with the help of a catheter. The leftover embryos are preserved for future use.

While in simple IVF, the eggs and sperms are mixed together and allowed to fertilize naturally, in ICSI, a sperm is forced into the sperm for fertilization.

ICSI success rates largely depends on the quality of sperms used for fertilization. Overall, the success rate of ICSI is greater than any other technique used as a variation in the IVF procedure.

IVF with ICSI and Donor Sperms

IVF with ICSI is also performed when the sperms come from a suitable donor and not from the male partner of the female undergoing IVF procedure. ICSI IVF treatment is the same when conducted with donor sperms as it is with sperms that come from the male partner.

ICSI treatment involves the injection of a single sperm directly into the egg from the female partner or a donor. In the case of ICSI with donor sperms, a semen sample from a suitable donor is retrieved. The sperm sample is processed and viable and good quality sperms are extracted from for further procedure.

Next, the entire ICSI procedure is conducted in a similar manner. ICSI success rates are the same whether the sperm comes from a donor or the actual male partner. ICSI treatment cost is separate from the cost of IVF.

 

IVF with ICSI and Optical Spindle View

Optical spindle view is a specialized technique used at the time of IVF and ICSI. This technique helps the fertility specialists view the division of cells carefully to ensure that the entire process goes on smoothly.

The optical spindle view technique is used after the fusion of the eggs and the sperms is complete using ICSI as a part of the IVF procedure. The use of this technique helps ensure that the ICSI procedure is successful and that no DNA damage taken place around the site of injection of the sperm.

 

IVF with ICSI and Testicular Biopsy

Sometimes during IVF and ICSI, the fertility specialist may order a testicular biopsy to assess testicular function in the male partner before using his sperms. During testicular biopsy procedure, a small sample of tissue from just one or both the testicles is removed and examined under a microscope. The specialist confirms whether the male partner is fertile or not and accordingly donor sperms are arranged for IVF and ICSI.

 

How is IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) performed?

The steps through which IVF procedure occurs are:

Step 1: Over-stimulation of ovulation

Stimulation of the ovaries occurs with the administration of fertility drugs. The natural process involves the production of one egg per month, but the fertility drugs hyperstimulate the ovaries to produce more number of drugs.

Step 2: Retrieval of eggs

Removal of the eggs from the woman’s body is done through a minor surgery called follicular aspiration surgery. Pain medications are given to the woman and with the help of ultrasound, a thin needle attached to the suction pump is inserted into the vagina. The needle is directed towards the follicles containing eggs and suctions the fluid and the eggs.

Step 3: Insemination

The inactive cells from the semen are removed. The ovum and the sperms are incubated in the ratio of 1:75,000.

Step 4: Fertilization

The sperm enters the egg and fertilization takes place. If the sperm is found to be weak, then Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed which involves direct injection of sperm into the ovum.

Step 6: Culture of the embryo

After fertilization, the egg divides forming an embryo. The embryo rapidly divides within five days after fertilization.

Genetic diagnosis is performed after 3-4 days of fertilization to rule out the genetic disorders.

Step7: Transfer of the embryo

The embryos are transferred into the mother’s womb after 3-5 days of fertilization. This transfer is done with the help of a thin tube containing embryos. The tube is inserted through the vagina, cervix, and to the womb. Pregnancy is resulted if the embryo starts growing.

Recovery from IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

Care to be taken after the procedure

  • You can perform your daily living activities from the next day.
  • Continue to take Progesterone pills for 8 to 12 weeks as decrease in progesterone levels may cause miscarriage.

If you have experience symptoms such as fever, pelvic pain, bleeding, and blood in urine, consult your physician immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do women go for IVF and Infertility Treatment in Turkey?

The main reason that draws women to the In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey is the level of care and also the cost in turkey. IVF may require the woman to undergo many cycles of trying. And this only increases the cost of the treatment. In many places, the In vitro fertilization treatment is not done the first time properly so that the patient comes again, but this is not allowed and followed in Turkey because of the strict compliance rules as well as the experience of the doctors.

How safe is IVF Treatment in Turkey?

The In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey is extremely safe and professional. Some of the reasons for this are the advanced medical equipment that Turkey has in its hospitals. Turkey also has very strict rules regarding healthcare much like the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). Thus, the hospitals in Turkey are bound to follow these rules. Moreover, the cost of the treatment Is low in turkey, so bad word spreads fast and may hamper the inflow of patients. Thus medical institutions maintain a very high level of vigilance and safety when it comes to the In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey.

What is the success rate of IVF Treatment in Turkey?

The success rates of the In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey is very high and is comparable to most modern and advanced countries like the United States or England. This is because of the number of experienced doctors in Turkey are very high, especially for the fertilization and the assisted reproductive treatments.

How much is the average cost of IVF Treatment in Turkey?

The average cost for the In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey is very much lesser than the cost for the same treatment in other countries like the USA. The average cost for the In vitro fertilization treatment in turkey for a single cycle can range anywhere between (USD 5500 to USD 7200)four thousand euros and six thousand euros. The cost is also dependent on things like stay and boarding in Turkey. The accommodation in turkey will be easy to find because the number of tourists is always high in Turkey, so there will be close places to stay in.

Which are the best clinics in Turkey for IVF Treatment?
  • Medicana Hospitals Group

    This is one of the most famous and sought after medical institutions in turkey for the In vitro fertilization treatment. They also have one of the highest success rates for the In vitro fertilization treatment in all of Turkey, this hospital is located in Istanbul. And it is close to some of the ways to travel internationally like the international airport.

  • Anadolu Medical Centre

    This is another popular center that tourists who come to turkey for medicinal purposes go to. The reason being that it has a very good staff on call as well as some of the top fertilization specialists for the In vitro fertilization treatment in Turkey as doctors. The level of care that the hospital provides is also commendable and is on par with hospitals in other developed countries. This particular hospital is situated in Gebze / Kocaeli, Turkey.

  • LIV Hospital

    This hospital has some of the most experienced doctors in the field of assisted reproductive facilities working for them. Also, the medical equipment is very advanced and is handled by through professionals who are all licensed. This hospital is located in Istanbul, Turkey.

FAQ's Related to Turkey

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Turkey?

Turkey is a leading medical tourism destination that attracts a large number of patients who receive world-class treatments at an affordable cost. The country is flocked with several top-class multispecialty hospitals which offer top quality medical treatments and are backed by state-of-art medical technology, highly trained and skilled doctors, and excellent facilitates. Most of the hospitals have received accreditations from global platforms which ensure that the hospitals not only perform evidence based practices but also give importance to access, affordability, efficiency, quality and effectiveness of healthcare. The best multispecialty hospitals in Turkey are:

  1. Emsey Hospital, Pendik,
  2. Kolan International Hospital, Istanbul,
  3. Acibadem Hospitals Group
  4. American Hospital, Istanbul,
  5. Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul,
  6. Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul,
  7. Anadolu Medical Center, Kocaeli,
  8. Smile Hair Clinic, Istanbul.
What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Turkey?

Hospitals in Turkey adhere to the quality standards set by Joint Commission International (JCI), a major healthcare accrediting body in the country. All the accredited hospitals in Turkey make sure they meet the international healthcare quality standards. The standards focus on the quality of care and patient safety and act as guidance for hospitals to meet international standards of medical care. The standards require regular monitoring of critical events related to treatments and offer a comprehensive corrective action plan for ensuring quality culture at all levels.

Why should I opt for healthcare in Turkey?

People opt for healthcare in Turkey because of the excellent healthcare infrastructure like hospitals, clinics, and health centers. Cost of medical treatments, consultation costs, and cost of medicines are less in Turkey. Hospitals and healthcare centers in Turkey strive to provide Western-standardized care to their patients. Most doctors trained in America and Europe prefer to practice and take up their residency in Turkey.

What is the quality of doctors in Turkey?

Turkey houses the best doctors in the world who strive to ensure quality medical care and complete patient satisfaction. They have also been educated at premier educational institutions in the world. Doctors in Turkey have deep subject knowledge and their skill set and area of expertise are vast. Board-certified doctors demonstrate their ability to practice at the top of their profession and deliver high-quality care to their patients.

When traveling to Turkey for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

When traveling to Turkey for medical treatment, medical tourists need to carry documents like passport copies, residence/ driver’s license/ bank statement/ details of Health insurance, test reports, records, doctor referral notes. Packing is important when it comes traveling to another country for medical treatment.Packing is important when it comes traveling to another country for medical treatment. Don't forget to make a list of all the essential things you might need during your stay in Turkey. The required documents also depend on your destination, so check with the concerned authority if any extra items needed.

What are the popular procedures available in Turkey?

The most popular procedures available in Turkey are

  1. Ophthalmic surgery,
  2. Dental treatments,
  3. Plastic surgery,
  4. Hair transplant,
  5. IVF,
  6. Hematological oncology,
  7. Stem cell transplantation,
  8. Dermatological treatment,
  9. Bariatric surgery,
  10. Kidney transplant.

The popular procedures available in Turkey have a success rate and are available at an affordable cost. Hospitals in Turkey offer the best possible treatments for a wide range of therapeutic areas. The popular procedures available in Turkey have received worldwide attention due to high success rates, affordable cost, and safe treatments.

Which are the most popular cities in Turkey for medical treatment?

Some of the most popular medical tourist destinations in Turkey are Ankara, Istanbul, and Antalya. These cities offers world-class services to global medical tourists who visit the country. Turkey with a number of world-class cities attracts almost one million medical tourists every year due to several reasons like world-class infrastructure, transportation facilities, availability of medical visas, and a wide range of food options. Turkey has always been a popular tourist destination with cities full of history and mesmerizing sandy beaches.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Turkey?

Hospitals in Turkey offer world-class facilities to international patients to ensure safety and comfort throughout their stay in Turkey. Hospitals in Turkey offer all necessary facilities, such as visa assistance, travel arrangements, airport transfers, coordination of all medical appointments, accommodations for patients and companions, international staff translators, shopping and recreational options, Internet with wi-fi, mobile sim cards, lockers, and multiple food options. Right from initial queries, preparations for their travel, arrival, visit of the hospital, and follow-up care, hospitals are with their patients at every step of their journey.

Do hospitals in Turkey accept health insurance?

Most hospitals in Turkey do accept health insurance. You need to intimate your hospital in case you have any health insurance plan that is internationally valid. Contact your insurance company in your country to check whether the procedure you want to avail is covered at the hospital in Turkey. An approved insurance provider needs to provide Guarantee of Payment to the hospital to start your treatment cashless.