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Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment Cost in Turkey

  • The minimum cost for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey starts from TRY 632,940 (USD 21,000)
  • The maximum cost for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey is up to TRY 843,920 (USD 28,000)

Following is the list of cities and the associated costs for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey:

CityMinimum Cost (USD)Minimum Cost (TRY)Maximum Cost (USD)Maximum Cost (TRY)
IstanbulUSD 21000632940USD 28000843920
AnkaraUSD 21000632940USD 28000843920
KonyaUSD 18900569646USD 25200759528
KocaeliUSD 16800506352USD 22400675136
BursaUSD 18900569646USD 25200759528

Following is the list of countries and the associated costs for Deep Brain Stimulation:

CountryMinimum CostMinimum Local CurrencyMaximum CostMaximum Local Currency
IndiaUSD 25000INR 2078750USD 40000INR 3326000
ThailandUSD 30000THB 1069500USD 37000THB 1319050
United Arab EmiratesUSD 21000AED 77070USD 28000AED 102760
SpainUSD 35000ESP 32200USD 49000ESP 45080

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USD21000 - USD28000

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Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery With Rechargeable Implant

Gurgaon, India

USD 26250 USD 30000

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  6. Airport Transfers
  7. Rechargeable DBS Implant

Costing Details

We provide packages at economical prices with a number of additional benefits which make it a better opportunity than spending actual hospital costs with singular benefits. A device which transmits electrical signals to those areas of the brain which are the source of various body movements is implanted and this process is known as Deep Brain Stimulation. It involves placing electrodes deep in the brain and connecting them with a stimulator device. Deep Brain Stimulation helps with symptoms that are caused by Parkinson�s disease, dystonia, or essential tremor. Rechargeable batteries in the implant have a life of 15 to 25 years., All inclusive packages are available with us for all your needs regarding Deep Brain Stimulation to be done in Artemis Health Institute, India.


Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery with Rechargeable Implant

Istanbul, Turkey

USD 25000 USD 30000

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Additional Benefits
Complimentary Stay for the Patient in a Hotel for 14 Nights
Free Room Upgrade from Economy to Private
Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 100 USD
5 FREE Tele-Rehabilitation Sessions
Complimentary Video Consultation with the Specialist
Airport Transfers
Priority Appointment
Cancel Anytime with Full Refund
24*7 Patient Care & Support Services

We provide numerous services for your medical journey, including:

  1. Complimentary Stay for the Patient in a Hotel for 14 Nights
  2. Free Room Upgrade from Economy to Private
  3. Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 100 USD
  4. 5 FREE Tele-Rehabilitation Sessions
  5. Complimentary Video Consultation with the Specialist
  6. Airport Transfers
  7. Priority Appointment
  8. Cancel Anytime with Full Refund
  9. 24*7 Patient Care & Support Services

Costing Details

We provide packages at economical prices with a number of additional benefits which make it a better opportunity than spending actual hospital costs with singular benefits. A device that transmits electrical signals to those areas of the brain which are the source of various body movements is implanted and this process is known as Deep Brain Stimulation. It involves placing electrodes deep in the brain and connecting them with a stimulator device. Deep Brain Stimulation helps with symptoms that are caused by Parkinson's disease, dystonia, or essential tremor. Rechargeable batteries in the implant have a life of 15 to 25 years., All inclusive packages are available with us for all your needs regarding Deep Brain Stimulation to be done in NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital, Turkey.


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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Medicana International Istanbul and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20013 - 33984602895 - 999557
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)17000 - 31907512639 - 948940
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13301 - 29213403913 - 896732
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19802 - 34208608272 - 1023800
  • Address: Büyükşehir Mahallesi, Medicana International Istanbul, Beylikdüzü Caddesi, Beylikdüzü/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Medicana International Istanbul: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Memorial Antalya Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20257 - 33249619844 - 1021275
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16993 - 32066508496 - 937541
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13431 - 29492406435 - 895886
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19817 - 33377616609 - 1018990
  • Address: Zafer Mahallesi, Memorial Antalya Hospital, Yıldırım Beyazıt Caddesi, Kepez/Antalya, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Memorial Antalya Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Religious Facilities

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Liv Hospital Ulus and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20466 - 33206607639 - 1000772
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16973 - 31302504634 - 934798
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13455 - 29075415787 - 879378
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20031 - 33282611035 - 994768
  • Address: Ulus Mahallesi, Liv Hospital Group, Canan Sokak, Beikta/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Liv Hospital Ulus: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Asya Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)18351 - 30318551216 - 913820
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)15229 - 28530457682 - 855008
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)12175 - 26285368508 - 793461
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)18289 - 30454550366 - 918696
  • Address: Yeni, ASYA HASTANES, Cami Kars Sk., Gaziosmanpaa/stanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Asya Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Medical Park Trabzon Star Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20105 - 34000616127 - 998251
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16689 - 32167501325 - 933866
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13262 - 29136409416 - 868789
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20499 - 34135598160 - 1038015
  • Address: Pazarkap, Medical Park Trabzon Hastanesi, Devlet Sahil Yolu Caddesi, Ortahisar/Trabzon, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Medical Park Trabzon Star Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in VM Medical Park Ankara and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20485 - 33457623568 - 1020890
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16508 - 31479516168 - 962390
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13277 - 29689404509 - 895788
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19883 - 33581622351 - 1001698
  • Address: Kent Koop Mah., Medical Park Ankara Hastanesi, 1868. Sok., Batkent/Yenimahalle/Yenimahalle/Ankara, Turkey
  • Facilities related to VM Medical Park Ankara: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Medical Park Tokat Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20419 - 33501616094 - 1030166
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16805 - 31457507790 - 931003
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13275 - 29871407442 - 873535
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20602 - 34476612769 - 1014567
  • Address: Yeilrmak, Medical Park Tokat Hastanesi, Vali Zekai G
  • Facilities related to Medical Park Tokat Hospital: Health Insurance Coordination, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Private Rooms, Religious Facilities, Nursery / Nanny Services

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in VM Medical Park Samsun Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20348 - 34190596868 - 1010983
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16951 - 31843515181 - 946950
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13395 - 28920414855 - 886363
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20566 - 33356618770 - 1036497
  • Address: Cumhuriyet, Medical Park, 39. Sokak, Atakum/Samsun, Turkey
  • Facilities related to VM Medical Park Samsun Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Avcilar Anadolu Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20212 - 33867612635 - 999856
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)17044 - 31468516849 - 967688
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13284 - 29768409860 - 863139
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20513 - 33768620309 - 1015577
  • Address: Mustafa Kemal Paa,
  • Facilities related to Avcilar Anadolu Hospital: Health Insurance Coordination, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Private Rooms, Religious Facilities, Nursery / Nanny Services

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Medipol Mega University Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20097 - 33792600484 - 1021811
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)17031 - 31008499544 - 928808
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13278 - 28798408896 - 882631
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19886 - 34083597341 - 1012817
  • Address: Göztepe Mahallesi, Medipol Mega ?niversite Hastanesi, Metin Sokak, Bağcılar/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Medipol Mega University Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Anadolu Medical Center and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20274 - 33916622235 - 1037114
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)17102 - 31303510318 - 967756
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13781 - 28974402798 - 898351
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19913 - 33992602354 - 1007381
  • Address: Cumhuriyet Mahallesi, Anadolu Salk Merkezi, Cumhuriyet Cd., Gebze/Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Anadolu Medical Center: Choice of Meals, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation, Airport Transfer

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in I.A.U VM Medical Park Florya Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)19986 - 33676623092 - 1037227
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)17103 - 31274503660 - 934883
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13466 - 29373400471 - 877071
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)19940 - 34319605094 - 1001669
  • Address: Beyol, .A.
  • Facilities related to I.A.U VM Medical Park Florya Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room, Accommodation, Airport Transfer

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Medical Park Canakkale Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20471 - 34380613691 - 1011642
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16653 - 31229518747 - 928695
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13644 - 28718408415 - 888034
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20409 - 33463608720 - 1025289
  • Address: Hamidiye,
  • Facilities related to Medical Park Canakkale Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Antalya Anadolu Hastanesi and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20110 - 33115604266 - 1026513
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16702 - 32180499407 - 938564
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13232 - 29205405127 - 900867
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20630 - 33505610271 - 1018743
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Types of Deep Brain Stimulation in Memorial Ankara Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
DBS (Overall)20488 - 33443605015 - 1003452
Subthalamic Nucleus (STN)16651 - 31573504638 - 950889
Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi)13448 - 28901403524 - 892616
Ventral Intermediate Nucleus (VIM)20285 - 33079610490 - 999679
  • Address: Balgat Mah., Memorial Hospital Ankara, Mevlana Blv. & 1422. Sok., ?ankaya/Ankara, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Memorial Ankara Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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About the Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that involves the implantation of electrodes within the specific targeted areas of the brain. It is used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms.

Deep brain stimulation procedures are used to treat several disorders, such as:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Chronic Pain

Deep brain stimulation uses a neurostimulator, commonly referred to as a deep brain stimulator, to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement.

The impulse sent by the deep brain stimulator interferes with and blocks the electrical signals that cause tremors and other Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The targeted areas most often include the thalamus, subthalamic nucleus, and globus pallidus. Deep brain stimulation procedure has a long history of research. It was first introduced in 1987 and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved deep brain stimulation treatment for essential tremor and Parkinson's disease in 1997.

A pacemaker-like device inserted under the skin in the upper chest regulates the amount of stimulation during deep brain stimulation. The electrodes in the brain are connected to this device by a wire that passes beneath the skin.

Deep brain stimulation treatment has proven effective in most cases, but it could potentially result in serious complications and side effects. This is the main reason why deep brain stimulation treatment is used only for patients whose symptoms are not appropriately controlled with medications.

How is Deep Brain Stimulation performed?

During the deep brain stimulation therapy, the neurosurgeon first uses an MRI or computed tomography CT scan to identify the exact target within the brain where electrical nerve signals generate the symptoms. Some doctors may use microelectrode recording (a small wire that observes the activity of nerve cells in the target area) to more specifically and precisely identify the target in the brain that will be stimulated during the treatment.

After identifying the targets in the brain, there are several ways in which the permanent electrodes are placed into the target areas. The patient is given a local anesthetic before the procedure, and then the neurosurgeon implants the electrode by making small holes in the skull. The implanted electrodes are connected with extensions (a thin insulated wire) connected with the stimulator. These extensions are passed by some incisions under the skin of the head, neck, and shoulder. A deep brain stimulator is a battery-operated medical device similar to a heart pacemaker. It is implanted under the skin near the collarbone or in the chest.

The surgeon schedules a time to program the generator a few weeks following surgery. The generator continuously pulses electricity into the brain once it has been programmed. With the help of a specialized remote control, the Patient may operate the generator and switch it on or off.

Recovery from Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Typically, patients need to stay in the hospital until their incision-related pain is under control, and they can eat, drink and walk. Mostly, the patients are required to stay for only one night at the hospital after the surgery, but some patients may be advised to stay for at least two nights. The patient will not be able to shower or wet the area around the incision until the wound has completely healed.
  • Deep brain stimulation programming takes place about 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery and this is when the actual benefits of the treatment can be reaped.
  • After a few weeks of surgery, the neurostimulator (IPG) is activated by a specialist. The specialist can easily program the IPG from outside the patient’s body using a special remote control. The amount of stimulation is customized as per specific needs. Stimulation may be constant or the specialist may advise to turn the IPG off at night and back on in the morning, depending on the condition of the patient. The batteries of the stimulator may last for three to five years. The IPG replacement procedure is relatively simple. Inform your doctor immediately in case you experience any problems related to speech, balance, and coordination or in case you experience mood swings, numbness, muscle tightness, or lightheadedness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Deep Brain Stimulation cost in Turkey?

Deep Brain Stimulation cost in Turkey starts from about USD$ 25000. There are many SAS, JCI, TEMOS certified hospitals in Turkey that offer Deep Brain Stimulation.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

The cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey may differ from one medical facility to the other. The cost quoted by some of the best hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey generally covers the pre-surgery investigations of the patient. The Deep Brain Stimulation package in Turkey includes the fees of the surgeon, hospitalization and anesthesia as well. Stay outside the package duration, port-operative complications and diagnosis of a new condition may further increase the Deep Brain Stimulation cost in Turkey.

Which are some of the best hospitals in Turkey for Deep Brain Stimulation?

There are many hospitals across the country that offer Deep Brain Stimulation to international patients. The following are some of the most renowned hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey:

  1. Medical Park Gebze Hospital
  2. Bayindir Healthcare Group
  3. Medicana International Istanbul
  4. Medical Park Tokat Hospital
  5. Medical Park Canakkale Hospital
  6. Memorial Ankara Hospital
  7. Acibadem University Hospital Atakent
  8. Acibadem Hospital Taksim
  9. Memorial Antalya Hospital
  10. Baskent University Istanbul Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

After discharge from the hospital, the patient has to stay for another 21 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 Deep Brain Stimulation?

One of the topmost destinations for Deep Brain Stimulation is Turkey. It has a variety of accredited hospital, affordable cost of treatment and some of the best medical fraternity. Some of the other destinations that are popular for Deep Brain Stimulation include the following:

  1. South Korea
  2. Switzerland
  3. South Africa
  4. Tunisia
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. the United Kingdom
  7. Malaysia
  8. Israel
  9. Thailand
  10. Greece
How much are the other expenses in Turkey apart from the cost of Deep Brain Stimulation?

There are certain expenses additional to the Deep Brain Stimulation cost that the patient may have to pay for. These are the charges for daily meals and hotel stay outside the hospital. The extra charges may vary average around USD$ 40.

Which are the best cities in Turkey for Deep Brain Stimulation Procedure?

Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey is offered in almost all metropolitan cities, including the following:

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

After the Deep Brain Stimulation takes place, the average duration of stay at the hospital is about 2 days. This time frame is important for the patient to recover properly and feel comfotable after the surgery. With the help of several tests, it is determined that the patient is doing fine after the surgery and is okay to be discharged.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in Turkey?

The average rating of hospitals for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey is 5.0. This rating is automatically calculated on the basis of several parameters such as the infrastructure of the hospital, quality of services, nursing support and other services.

How many hospitals offer Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

There are about 39 Deep Brain Stimulation hospitals in Turkey that are best known for their services. These hospitals have proper infrastructure for the treatment of patients who require Deep Brain Stimulation

What is Deep Brain Stimulation and when is it required?

Deep brain stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure to manage various disorders related to the brain. A lead is inserted at specific areas of the brain and is connected to a neurostimulator with the help of insulated wires. Neurostimulator is placed well below the collarbone and its function is to generate the electrical impulses. These impulses help manage the irregular impulses occurring in the brain as seen in various movement disorders.

Deep brain stimulation is generally recommended for patients suffering from the following disorders:

  • Parkinson’s disease: It is a progressive neurological disorder in which nerve cell degenerates due to the reduced level of dopamine. Parkinson's disease affects the movement. Although the disease is not cured through deep brain stimulation, it helps in controlling the symptoms such as rigidity, tremor, walking problems.

  • Dystonia: It is a neurological movement disorder which causes involuntary muscle contraction which leads to uncontrollable, slow or jerky movement of the head, limbs, trunk, or neck.

Other diseases which may be positively affected with DBS are:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: It is a type of mental illness characterized by fear without any reason.

  • Major depression: It is a common and serious medical illness in which a person has a loss of interest in various activities and has mood swings.

Why Should you opt for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in Turkey?

Within the last decade, Turkey has become one of the fast-growing countries in the field of medical tourism. Turkey has provided deep brain surgery at an affordable price as compared to other western countries. There are following reasons to undergo treatment through deep brain surgery in Turkey:

  • 49 Turkish clinics have been received a quality certificate by the International Joint Commission.

  • Turkish government attracts a large number of investments in healthcare sectors.

  • Turkey hospitals provide world-class facilities, with the latest diagnostic procedures, and highly qualified and internationally trained surgeons.

  • The success rate for deep brain stimulation surgery is very high in Turkey.

  • Turkey government has provided a unique visa-free policy.

  • Patients can easily travel to Turkey from Europe and the Middle east.

What all ailments can be treated with Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

Deep brain stimulation is done for those people who are suffering from Parkinson's disease and when their symptoms are not controlled by medicines. Other diseases that can be treated with Deep Brain Stimulations are:

  • Multiple Sclerosis: It is an autoimmune disease, which affects the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord. In this disease, the immune system attacks the myelin sheath ( that covers the nerve fibers) and causes communication problems between the brain and the body parts.

  • Essential Tremor: It is a neurological disorder that causes an involuntary shaking movement.

  • Tourette Syndrome: It is a neurological condition that causes repetitive quick movements or unwanted sounds. 

Chronic pain: Pain is a signal from the nervous system which causes discomfort to the patient. Chronic pain may last for a few weeks, months or years.
What is the average cost of Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

The affordable price for deep brain stimulation in Turkey is one of the main factors which attracts a large number of medical tourists every year. Many JCI-Certified Turkey hospitals offer competitive price as compared to other European and western countries like the US, Australia, etc. The average cost of deep brain stimulation is USD 35,000. There are various factors which affect the overall cost of deep brain stimulation in Turkey which include:

  • Types of hospitals

  • Hospital location

  • Experienced surgeons with advanced degree neurological science

  • The quality or brand of the stimulator is used

  • Surgeons fee

  • Pre-surgery testing charges

  • Used of the latest medical technologies

  • Medication cost

  • Physical therapist session

  • Patients health status

  • High success rate

What are the techniques available for Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey?

Following are some of the types of Deep Brain Stimulation:

Globus Pallidus DBS: Although this technique is not effective in preventing gait and imbalance in Parkinson's disease, it has the potential to manage other symptoms such as involuntary movements. It is less effective than Subthalamic DBS when it comes to alleviating symptoms.

Thalamic DBS: This technique has limited use because of its complications related to speaking and swallowing.

Subthalamic DBS: It is one of the highly recommended DBS because of its efficacy in managing the symptoms and reducing the dose or stopping medications. Pedunculopontine nucleus DBS: It is relatively a new technique with the potential of managing various symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.

Which are the top Hospitals in Turkey for Deep Brain Stimulation?

The top hospitals in Turkey for deep brain stimulation are:

  • Memorial Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Hizmet Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Memorial Antalya Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

  • Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Memorial Dicle Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey

  • Memorial Kayseri Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

  • Medipol Mega Hastaneler, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Anadolu Medical Center, Kocaeli, Turkey

Who are the top neurosurgeons in Turkey for Deep Brain Stimulation?

There are following neuro-surgeons in Turkey for deep brain stimulation:

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

  • Dr. Mustafa Önöz, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Salim Şentürk, Hizmet Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Prof. Mahmut Akyüz, Memorial Antalya Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

  • Dr. Kemal Paksoy, Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Dr. Adil Yilmaz, Memorial Dicle Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey

  • Prof. Ahmet Menkü, Memorial Kayseri Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

What is the recovery process post-surgery?

The patient is required to stay in the hospital for at least one day after surgery but in some cases, the surgeon may advise staying for two days. The deep brain stimulation programming takes around 3 to 4 weeks after surgery. There are following recovery process follows after surgery:

  • Patients should not take shower specifically in the area around the incision.

  • Use a gentle shampoo and avoid hair conditioner.

  • Do not apply any ointment to the area of the incision

  • Do not lift heavy items ( more than 10 pounds)

  • Patients should wash head by using a damp cloth carefully.

  • Patients take medication such as antibiotics (prevent from infections) strictly as prescribed by the doctor.

  • Stitches and staples are removed around 7 to 10 days after surgery

  • Heavy activities and swimming are avoided for 4 to 6 weeks of surgery.

  • The neurostimulator has been activated by specialists after a few weeks of surgery which is customized by special remote control.

  • The specialist gave the advice to turn off the neurostimulator at night and turning on in the morning according to the patient's conditions.