Craniotomy cost in Turkey

Craniotomy in Turkey

Many hospitals in Turkey offers world-class facilities for craniotomy. The post-surgical care is on par with some of the developed countries of the world. The success rates of these complex surgeries are high and the latest technologies and computer-guided tools minimize the risk during surgery. Most of the hospitals are situated in Istanbul, Ankara, and Antalya. Many hospitals conducting craniotomy in Turkey are accredited by JCI.

Treatment and Cost

28

Total Days
In Country
  • 5 Day in Hospital
  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 23 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 9000

40 Hospitals


Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 89 beds
  • 6 Operating Rooms
  • 2 Delivery Rooms
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • General Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Dialysis Unit with 30 beds

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Medipol Mega University Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Hospital includes 4 centers i.e. general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, oncology, and dentistry
  • Medipol patients have access to over 60,000 m2 of the gardens, 26,000 m2 of the five-storied underground parking, 100,000 m2 covered premises and 1,500 members of the stuff
  • Capacity of 470 patient beds
  • Oncology Center
  • Emergency department that can admit up to 134 patients (including general, coronary, KVC and neonatal emergency department)
  • 25 Operating rooms
  • Medipol Mega University Hospital uses the following innovative technologies- Biplane digital flat-panel angiographic system, Digital flat-panel tomosynthetic mammography, Surgical O-ARM PEROP CT Imaging system, etc.
  • Helicopters enabling the transfer of the patient at the most emergency cases
  • The Hospital creates a friendly & comfortable ambience for the patients and their relatives with terrace garden suites, normal rooms. Each room is equipped with multimedia services like TV, DVD, Internet, online access from patients bedside, Unlimited Digital Archive pacs and high-quality meal service
  • Prayer Room
  • 5-starred cafeteria/restaurant

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Memorial Sisli Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Operates in a closed area of 53,000 sqm
  • Capacity of 252 beds
  • 13 Operating rooms
  • 4 Intensive Care Units (KVC, General, Coronary, Neonatal)
  • 3 Laboratories
  • Organ Transplantation Center
  • IVF Center
  • Genetic Center
  • Stroke Center
  • Breast Health and Disease Center
  • Oncology Center
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Center
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation Center

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Medicana Sivas Hospital located in Sivas, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 24/7 Emergency Department
  • 28.000 m2 Closed Area
  • Capacity of 219 beds
  • 7 Operating rooms
  • 49 intensive care beds
  • 15 newborn intensive care beds
  • 5 Cardiovascular intensive care beds
  • 4 coronary intensive care beds
  • 28 observation beds
  • It has started to serve with a capacity of 15 beds in the newborn intensive care unit with the investment of physicians and devices it has made, recently
  • Hospitality services include- Standard and Suite rooms, fully-equipped with TV, Air conditioning system at room level, hairdresser, dialysis services, cafeteria, Place of worship, etc.
  • Car Parking with a capacity of 75 vehicles
  • The hospital cafeteria provides both cafe and food service in the hospital

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Anadolu Medical Center located in Kocaeli, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Medical Center is present over an area of 188.000 square meters. This is inclusive of the indoor area which is 50 thousand square meters.
  • Let us also have a look at some of the important infrastructure pointers of this hospital.
  • Bed capacity of 201
  • Outpatient Clinic at Ata?ehir
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation Center that opened its doors in June 2010
  • Developed and using latest technologies such as IMRT and Cyberknife
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • An OECI-designated clinical cancer centre

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Acibadem Fulya Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has cutting edge infrastructure and all latest amenities.
  • Equipment like Whole body MR scanner, 4D Ultrasound system for Breast Cancer screening, 3D Imaging and Navigation System for Prostate Biopsy, Posturography (Balance) Device, and EBUS.
  • Everything that makes healthcare delivery a 360* process is present in Acibadem Fulya Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey like diagnostic services, insurance, language interpretation services, travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Clinic Laboratory, Dialysis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Laboratory, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Radiology and Sleep Laboratory are also present.
  • Intensive Care Units (ICU) are also available in the Acibadem Fulya Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • There are many popular specialties and departments present in Acibadem Fulya Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, which is a multidisciplinary healthcare organisation. Some are Cardiology, Neurology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) etc.

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Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • This hospital has as many as 102 beds with intensive care beds (27), operating theatres (7).
  • There is also one heliport in the hospital that is used for the purpose of emergency transfer within the hospital.
  • The operating theatres as well as inpatient facilities have been upgraded vis. a vis. technology and infrastructure in the year 2008 and 2009 and both outpatient as well as inpatient were upgraded as recently as in the year 2017.
  • A very well developed Neonatal Intensive care unit.
  • Some popular specialties and departments of Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey are Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology and Oncology.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, VM Medical Park Ankara located in Ankara, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an area of 22,000 sqm
  • Capacity of 44 beds
  • 6 Operating Rooms
  • 72 Outpatient Clinics
  • Online doctor consultation
  • Medical records transfer
  • Rehabilitation
  • Translation services
  • Interpreter services
  • Airport pickup
  • Hotel booking
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Phone in the room
  • TV in the room
  • Special dietary requests accepted
  • Private rooms for patients available
  • Family accommodation
  • Pharmacy
  • Laundry
  • Mobility accessible rooms

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, VM Medical Park Samsun Hospital located in Samsun, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • All the patient rooms are equipped with all the amenities like Nurse call system, computer access system and controllable patient bed and Blue Code Call systems; to provide a comfort zone to the patients
  • 8 specially-equipped Operating Rooms (2 reserved for cardiovascular surgery)
  • IVF Unit
  • Dental Unit
  • Technology advancement- Linear Accelerator and PET-CT, etc.

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Antalya Anadolu Hastanesi located in Antalya , Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A technological powerhouse, it provides 24*7 trauma care.
  • 4 suites and 54 luxurious rooms
  • 3 exceptional operating theatres
  • 3 Intensive Care Units
  • Efficient and capable healthcare personnel
  • Focus on patient care, reasonable prices
  • State of the art diagnostics setup
  • Recognised for providing integrated care for complex cases and rare cases
  • Latest 1.5 Tesla MR, 64 2 Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT), coronary angiography, and panendoscope
  • Treatments such as angioplasty(PTCA), cryotherapy, IVF, ERCP, peritoneoscopy, facial palsies, and electro shock wave lithotripsy are available
  • Widely experienced and well educated healthcare professionals are at the forefront of healthcare delivery at the Antalya Anadolu Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Medicana International Istanbul located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an indoor area of 30.000 m
  • Capacity of 191 beds
  • 34 ICUs
  • 8 NICUs
  • 8 Operation Theatres
  • Inpatient Floors
  • Outpatient Floors
  • Internal and Surgical Intensive Unit Care
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Patient comfort CIP, VIP and Standard Patient Rooms
  • Intensive care patient rooms
  • Technology Advancement- PET-CT, ERCP, BT/MR 1.5 Tesla

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Memorial Antalya Hospital located in Antalya, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 114 patients and 28 intensive care beds
  • 5 Operating theatres
  • Radiology Department with advanced technology
  • Intensive care units
  • Interventional Radiology Unit
  • Chemotherapy and Art Center
  • The Hospital uses advanced technologies like Hydra Facial, Cardiac MR, Heart Tomography-Coronary CT Angiography and many more
  • Patient rooms and living spaces with all the 5-star hotel features

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Memorial Ankara Hospital located in Ankara, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an area of 42,000 sqm of closed area
  • Capacity of 230 beds (60 intensive care units
  • 11 Operating rooms
  • 63 Polyclinics
  • Technologies used by the Hospital are PET/CT, Endosonography-EUS, Elekta Versa HD Signature, etc.
  • Besides the patient rooms and suites where any needs and luxuries of the patients and their relatives are considered, Memorial also has rooms for dissable patients, where all details are designed specially

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Medical Park Canakkale Hospital located in Canakkale, Turkey has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 32 patient rooms
  • 2 Operating rooms
  • 75 bed capacity
  • 24*7 Emergency Service
  • Fully equipped Neonatal Care Unit (6 Incubators)
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Luxurious rooms for patients designed in such a way that they will feel like at 5-star hotel
  • Nurse-call system in rooms
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant

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Medical Park Gebze Hospital located in Kocaeli, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Established in an area of 17,000 sqm
  • Capacity of 118 beds
  • 49 Intensive Care Units
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department
  • Microsurgery Department
  • 24*7 Emergency Department
  • Laboratory
  • Angiography Unit
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit
  • General Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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About the Craniotomy

Craniotomy surgery is one of the most common types of brain surgery conducted to treat a brain tumor. It mainly aims at removing a lesion, tumor, or a blood clot in the brain by opening a flap above the brain to access the targeted area. This flap is removed on a temporary basis and again put in place when the surgery is done. Around 90 percent of the cases of brain tumors are diagnosed in adults aged between 55 and 65. Among children, a brain tumor is diagnosed within an age range of 3 to 12 years.

Craniotomy procedures are conducted with the help of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to reach the location precisely in the brain that requires treatment. A three-dimensional image for the same is achieved of the brain in conjunction with localizing frames and computers to view a tumor properly. A clear distinction is made between abnormal or tumor tissue and normal healthy tissue and to access the exact location of the abnormal tissue.

Who requires a craniotomy?

In a minimally invasive craniotomy procedure, a burr hole or a keyhole may be created to access the brain to fulfill the following purposes:

  • To drain out cerebrospinal fluid in case of hydrocephalus by inserting a shunt into the ventricles
  • To treat Parkinson’s disease by inserting a deep brain stimulator (DBS)
  • To insert an intracranial pressure monitor
  • To conduct needle biopsy, where a small sample of abnormal tissue is removed for study
  • For stereotactic hematoma aspiration, in which a blood clot is drained out
  • For insertion of an endoscope to clip aneurysms and for the removal of small tumors

When there are complex craniotomies involved, the procedure may be referred to as a skull base surgery.  In this kind of surgery, a small portion of the skull is removed from the bottom of the brain. This is the region where delicate arteries, veins, and cranial nerves exit the skull. Complicated planning is done to plan such craniotomies and understand the location of the lesions. This type of approach is usually employed for:

  • The removal or treatment of large brain tumors and aneurysm in the brain
  • Treatment after a skull fracture or major injury like a gunshot
  • The removal of a malignant tumor affecting the bony skull

Primary brain tumors are much less common than secondary brain tumors. Primary ones are found to originate very close to the brain itself or in the tissues very close to it, such as the covering membranes of the brain, including the meninges, cranial nerves, pineal, or pituitary gland. It begins with normal cells, which at a later period undergoes some mutational errors in their DNA. The mutation triggers cells to grow and divide at a very high rate while healthy cells keep dying around it. This results in a mass of abnormal cells which gives rise to a tumor. Unlike primary tumors, the secondary tumors begin as cancer elsewhere and spread to the brain.

Symptoms of brain tumor

  • Different patterns of a headache
  • Headaches get more frequent and acutely painful
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision, double vision, or loss of peripheral vision
  • Loss of sensation in the arm or any leg gradually
  • Balance difficulty
  • Speech problems with confusion in simple matters
  • Hearing problems
  • Personality change
  • Sudden seizures and attacks or bouts of pain

Types of Craniotomy

No matter what the goal of the surgery is, it is best to ensure that the incision is made to address the intracranial lesion keeping some principles in mind. A wide variety of intracranial processes can be done via a craniotomy with a different variety of incisions. Some of these variations include frontal craniotomy, pterional craniotomy, temporal craniotomy, decompression craniectomy, and suboccipital craniotomy.

How is Craniotomy performed?

  • An intravenous line is first placed in the arm and general anaesthesia is employed while the patient lies on the operating table.
  • When the patient is no more awake, the head is placed in a 3-pin skull fixing the device. This is attached to a table and keeps the head in a fixed position all throughout the procedure.
  • An insertion of a lumbar drain is made in the lower back to drain out the cerebrospinal fluid. A relaxation drug for the brain named mannitol can be administered at this stage.
  • With an antiseptic, the skull is prepared and an incision is made usually behind the hairline. A good cosmetic result is achieved after the surgery and a hair sparing technique, which requires shaving only one-fourth inch-wide area along the incision proposed is aimed. At times, the total area of the incision may be shaved.
  • The skin and muscles are then removed from the bone and folded back, burr holes are made in the skull using a drill.
  • A saw is introduced through the holes made and cuts the bone flap’s outline. The protective covering of the brain named dura is exposed after the craniotome (the saw) removes the bone flap. This bone flap is kept aside securely to be attached back again after the surgery.
  • Once the dura is opened with surgical scissors, the surgeon folds it back to access the brain. There are retractors placed on the brain to have a corridor opened gently in the brain to address the region requiring removal or repair. 
  • Loupes are used by neurosurgeons, which are special magnifying glasses or an operating microscope to get a view of the delicate nerves and vessels.
  • The brain is very tightly enclosed within the skull and hence, removal of tissues cannot be done easily to repair problems.
  • Therefore, a variety of tools and instruments are employed to work in the deep circuits of the brain like drills, lasers, ultrasonic aspirators (used to break tumours and have the pieces suctioned), dissectors, long handled scissors, and of course computer-aided guidance.
  • Evoked potential monitoring may also be employed to stimulate the specific cranial nerves and the responses generated are monitored. This step ensures that the nerves are functioning properly and not getting damaged as a result of the surgery.
  • After the problem is rectified, the retractors are released and dura is closed along with sutures and the bone flap is placed in its original position and secured with titanium screws and plates. These screws and plates remain permanently in place to support the region and can be felt under the skin.
  • A drain can also be kept as is for some time. It helps collect blood and fluids from the area that is subjected to the surgery. T
  • he skin and muscles are sutured together and a soft turban-like adhesive is placed as dressing over the incision.

Recovery from Craniotomy

  • The patient is shifted to a recovery room where vital signs are monitored after he or she is in complete senses and the effect of the anaesthesia completely wears off.
  • Drowsiness, nausea, and headache are common in craniotomy recovery surgery. Hands, fingers, and toes must be moved frequently to avoid the formation of blood clots.
  • Anticonvulsant medications may be provided and a nurse may keep asking simple questions to figure out alertness.
  • Hospital stay varies from two to three days or even two weeks, depending on the complications that may result.
  • After discharge, keep away from strenuous activities. Some exercises may be prescribed for the slow movement of head and neck.
  • You should notify your doctor about any increase in temperature or infection observed at the sites of the incision. Bathing instructions should be strictly followed.
  • It almost takes around two to eight weeks for complete recovery. Keep visiting your doctor for follow-up checkup or as instructed. Contact your doctor immediately in case of loss of mental function, stroke, seizure, or nerve damage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Craniotomy cost in Turkey?

On an average, Craniotomy in Turkey costs about USD$ 9000. In Turkey, Craniotomy is conducted across many multispecialty hospitals.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Craniotomy in Turkey?

Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Craniotomy in Turkey. The Craniotomy package cost usually includes all the expenses related to pre and post surgery expenses of the patient. The Craniotomy cost in Turkey includes the cost of anesthesia, medicines, hospitalization and the surgeon's fee. Stay outside the package duration, port-operative complications and diagnosis of a new condition may further increase the Craniotomy cost in Turkey.

Which are some of the best hospitals in Turkey for Craniotomy?

There are many hospitals across the country that offer Craniotomy to international patients. Some of the most renowned hospitals for Craniotomy in Turkey include the following:

  1. Anadolu Medical Center
  2. Antalya Anadolu Hastanesi
  3. VM Medical Park Ankara
  4. Medicana Sivas Hospital
  5. Medipol Mega University Hospital
  6. Acibadem Bakirkoy Hospital
  7. Memorial Sisli Hospital
  8. VM Medical Park Samsun Hospital
  9. Acibadem Fulya Hospital
  10. Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Craniotomy in Turkey?

After discharge from the hospital, the patient has to stay for another 28 days in the country for complete recovery. During this time, the patient undergoes medical tests and consultations. this is to ensure that the treatment was successful and the patient us safe to return.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Craniotomy?

While Turkey is considered to be one of the best destinations for Craniotomy owing to the standard of Hospitals, and expertise of doctors; there are a select few destinations which provide comparable quality of healthcare for this procedure. Some of such countries are:

  1. the United Arab Emirates
  2. Poland
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. India
  5. Thailand
  6. Greece
  7. Tunisia
  8. Switzerland
  9. Malaysia
  10. the United Kingdom
How much are the other expenses in Turkey apart from the cost of Craniotomy?

There are certain additional cost that the patient has to pay apart from the Craniotomy cost. These include the cost of accommodation and meals outside hospital. The per day cost in this case may range around USD$ 40.

Which are the best cities in Turkey for Craniotomy Procedure?

Some of the best cities in Turkey which offer Craniotomy are:

  • Istanbul
  • Antalya
  • Istanbul
  • Istanbul
  • Kocaeli
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Craniotomy in Turkey?

The patient is supposed to stay at the hospital for about 5 days after Craniotomy for monitoring and care. During the recovery, the patient is carefully monitored and control tests are performed to see that everything is okay. If required, physiotherapy sessions are also planned during recovery in hospital.

How many hospitals offer Craniotomy in Turkey?

There are about 39 hospitals in Turkey that offer Craniotomy to international patients. These hospitals have the required expertise as well as infrastructure available to handly patients who need Craniotomy

What is Craniotomy Surgery and what are its main causes?

A craniotomy is a type of brain surgery wherein part of the bone from the skull is removed to access the brain. This type of brain surgery is used to treat a brain tumor, blood clot in the brain and various types of other abnormalities related to the brain. In craniotomy surgery, bone flap (a section of the skull) is temporarily removed by specialized surgical tools and are again placed to their exact position after the surgery gets completed. The main aim of the surgeon is to access that particular portion of the brain which is abnormal. For reaching precisely to the affected area without any damage to the healthy tissues, various diagnostic tools such as CT scan and MRI can be used by the surgeon.

There are several common causes for doing a craniotomy surgery such as:

  • Aneurysm: Aneurysm is characterized by weakening of blood vessel walls and when blood flows through these walls, the vessels bulge like a balloon.

  • Brain tumor: Brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells which starts growing uncontrollably in the brain. These cells may interfere in the physiological functioning of the brain. Malignant brain tumors may be metastatic or primary brain tumors.

  • Arteriovenous malformation: Arteriovenous malformation is a type of abnormalities caused due to the entanglement of arteries and vein results in poor blood flow and reduced oxygen supply.

  • Brain injury: Brain injury caused by any blood disorder, swelling of brain and damage to brain tissue.

  • Brain abscess: Brain abscess is caused due to inflammation and infection inside the brain and the infected material gets collected in the brain tissues.
What is the average cost of Craniotomy in Turkey?

Turkey provided the craniotomy surgery at a highly competitive price as compared to other countries. Well experienced surgeons, top facilities in the hospital, latest technologies, high success rate encourage the medical tourists to undergo craniotomy in Turkey. The average cost of craniotomy surgery in turkey is USD 15,000.

What is the recovery process post-surgery in Turkey for Craniotomy?

After surgery of craniotomy, the recovery process in depending upon these factors;

  • When craniotomy surgery is done, the patient is shifted in a recovery room where the vital signs are monitored.

  • The patient is advised to frequently move fingers, hands, and toes to minimize the risk of deposition of a blood clot.

  • Medications should be administered as directed by the surgeon or the paramedical staff.

  • After craniotomy surgery, patients should take rehabilitation therapy under the guidance of rehabilitation specialists. Rehabilitation therapy included physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy.

  • Drowsiness, headache, nausea may be experienced by the patients undergone craniotomy surgery.

  • If any infection or increase temperature is observed or there is any inflammation at the site of incision, consult with the doctor.

  • Patients should avoid strenuous activities.

  • If the patient experiences any reduction in mental function, seizures, nerve damage or stroke, he should consult with the doctor

Which are the top hospitals for Craniotomy Surgery in Turkey?

Following are some of the top Hospitals for Craniotomy Surgery in Turkey:

  • Lifemed Medical Center, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Liv Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

  • Medicana Hospital Groups, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Anadolu Medical Center, Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey

  • Acibadem Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Who are the top neurosurgeons for Craniotomy Surgery in Turkey?

Following are the most sought after Neurosurgeons for Craniotomy Surgery in Turkey:

  • Dr. Ali Zırh, Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Mustafa Kemal Hamamcıoğlu, Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Sait Sirin, Medicana Hospital Groups, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Murat Cobanoglu, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Prof. Serdar Kahraman, Anadolu Medical Center, Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey

What is the success rate of Craniotomy Surgery in Turkey?

The success rate of craniotomy in Turkey is at par with the developed countries. The success rate of craniotomy surgery in turkey depends upon the following factors;

  • Types of brain injury: It is one of the most important factors which determine the overall survival rate. Some brain injuries such as meningioma and oligodendroglioma can be treated with high success rates.

  • Patients age: Age of the patient also affects the success rate of craniotomy surgery. The recovery is faster in younger patients as compared to older patients.

  • Grades of tumors: The tumors are categorized as low-grade tumors and high-grade tumors. Patients who are diagnosed with low-grade tumors have better outcomes and high success rates after craniotomy surgery.

  • Incision planning: A variety of incisions are done during craniotomy surgery. If the number of incisions is less, the patient has early recovery.

FAQ's Related to Turkey

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Turkey?

One of the highly acclaimed destinations for medical tourism, Turkey offers a full range of high quality and affordable medical services. Offering premium medical care and comfort in a secure and safe environment, world-class hospital chains in Turkey can support you with a range of clinical needs. Hospitals strictly follow the policies set by the government and accreditation bodies to cater to desired needs of patients and to set quality benchmarks in the healthcare industry. Some of the world-class multispecialty hospitals providing unmatched treatment 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 are following the quality standards set by Joint Commission International (JCI), which is the 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 continuous monitoring of critical events and a comprehensive corrective action plan for ensuring quality.

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. Other factors which contribute to the popularity of medical tourism in Turkey are low consultation fee, low-cost medical treatments, and cheap medicines. Hospitals and healthcare centers in Turkey provide premium, Western-standardized care to their patients. Turkey has world-class doctors who have vast experience in multiple disciplines and some of them are trained in America and Europe who prefer to practice in Turkey.

What is the quality of doctors in Turkey?

Turkey has some of the finest doctors in the world and the medical fraternity in the country is highly skilled and well-trained. The highly qualified doctors have been educated at premier educational institutions where they have rigorous training. Turkey houses some of the world’s best doctors who ensure excellent treatment results, which is mainly attributed to their deep subject knowledge and holistic treatment approach. Board-certified doctors in Turkey ensure that they provide top-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, you need to carry documents like medical History, test reports, records, doctor referral notes, passport copies, residence/ driver’s license/ bank statement/ details of Health insurance. Packing is always an important part when you are 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 may vary as per your destination, so please check before traveling.

What are the popular procedures available in Turkey?

Some of the popular procedures available at hospitals and clinics 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 in Turkey are available at an affordable price and have a success rate. Most hospitals in Turkey offer world-class treatments in almost every therapeutic areas. Hospitals in Turkey are equipped with the most advanced medical technology and highly experienced doctors, making the country the best destination for availing popular procedures.

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. Thousands of medical tourists visit these cities every year for availing treatment at the best hospitals which provide affordable medical care with world-class facilities, excellent patient care. These cities are considered the best destinations for medical treatment in Turkey due to many other reasons, such as cheap accommodation, best infrastructure, transportation facilities, and a wide range of food options. One of the global destinations for medical tourism, Turkey has many cities full of history and mesmerizing sandy beaches.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Turkey?

Hospitals in Turkey offer world-class healthcare facilities to patients across the globe. 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. Hospitals provide assistance to their patients at every step of their journey, right from initial queries, preparations for their travel, arrival, visit of the hospital, and follow-up care.

Do hospitals in Turkey accept health insurance?

Turkey has a large number of network hospitals which accept health insurance. In case you have any health insurance plan that is internationally valid, inform the hospital about it. You need to get in touch in touch with your insurance company in your country to confirm if the treatment you want to undergo is covered at the hospital in Turkey. The hospital will ask for the Guarantee of Payment from the insurance to start your treatment cashless in case it is an approved insurance provider.