Deep Brain Stimulation cost in Turkey

Deep Brain Stimulation Cost in Turkey from top hospitals starts from USD 25000 approx.

Turkey has been emerging as a destination of choice for deep brain stimulation surgery due to its high-quality healthcare standards and a pool of sought after neurologists and neurosurgeons. Although the technique is relatively in infancy stage not only in Turkey but all over the world, Turkey has a very high success rate because of the availability of internationally trained doctors, advanced technologies and safe treatment. More than 1200 neurosurgeons are practicing in various JCI-Certified Turkish medicals centers.

The Government of Turkey is in the process of making Turkey one of the most preferred medical tourism destinations. The number of medical tourists visiting Turkey is increased by 30% per year in Turkey and Turkey is expecting around 1 million medical tourists for treatment by the end of 2019.

Cost Comparison

Although Deep Brain Stimulation in Turkey is in its infant stage, the cost of this procedure in Turkey is highly competitive as compared to other countries, especially the developed countries.

Country wise cost comparison for Deep Brain Stimulation:

CountryCost
GreeceUSD 48000
IndiaUSD 26000
IsraelUSD 60000
MalaysiaUSD 45000
Saudi ArabiaUSD 42000
SingaporeUSD 55000
South AfricaUSD 48500
South KoreaUSD 60000
SpainUSD 85000
SwitzerlandUSD 62500
ThailandUSD 70000
TurkeyUSD 25000
United KingdomUSD 65000

Treatment and Cost

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

  • Covers an area of 22,000 sqm in the Anatolian side of Istanbul
  • The Hospital has comfortable patient rooms, designed while considering all the required needs of the patients
  • Capacity of 144 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department

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

  • Providing services in a closed area of 30.000 m2
  • It has a total of 80 physicians (including 32 specialist physicians), 37 academicians, 8 practitioners, 1 psychologist and 2 Dieticians
  • General and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Total bed capacity for 223 beds with 49 in general intensive care, 7 in cardiovascular surgery intensive care, 9 beds in coronary intensive care unit, 41 in NICU and 117 service beds
  • Operating rooms are equipped with the latest medical technologies & state-of-the-art equipment like IT, MRI (1.5 Tesla), Mammography, Ultrasonography, etc.
  • Laboratories and Imaging Units
  • UHA Unit for International Patients
  • Pharmacies on Duty
  • Hospital rooms are categorized as Standard rooms and Suite rooms
  • Rooms are fully equipped with basic needs of a patient and their relatives, like TV, Mini Fridge, Nurse call system, telephone, central air conditioning ventilation system, etc.
  • 24-hour cafeteria
  • Parking lot
  • Mens & Womens Place of worship

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

  • Covers an indoor area of 40,000 sqm
  • 22-storey building
  • Capacity of 300 beds (100 intensive care beds and 200 single rooms)
  • Intensive care units with general intensive care units (reanimation)
  • Operating rooms are available for all kinds of surgeries
  • Cardiovascular surgery ICU
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Coronary ICU
  • Emergency room
  • Bursa Hospital provides a 5-star hotel comfort to its patients and their relatives
  • Cinema and Conference hall with Medical explanations
  • Rest areas
  • Cafeteria
  • Game and Hobby sections for children
  • Dining room (designed for 1000 employees)
  • Terrace Rest Area

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

  • With 93 beds, 6 operating theatres, Acibadem Hospital, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey is a well equipped healthcare facility.
  • It has exceptional infrastructure which is at par with the best in the world.
  • The ICU of this hospital comprises 10 beds, which is inclusive of isolation room beds (2).
  • Also, when we talk of Neonatal ICU, it consists of 7 beds inclusive of an isolation room bed.
  • Robot-assisted Surgery and Radiology departments are a sign of the technological advancement in the hospital.
  • The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department ensures a seamless transition through the recovery period.

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

  • Beds are 210 in number including 27 intensive care beds with 15 sterile operation rooms, and 9 advanced-level rooms
  • Smart building technology of the hospital
  • Number of doctors in this hospital are 170.
  • Thyroid Clinic, Stroke Center, Obesity Clinic, Reproductive Health Center, and a fully equipped radiotherapy center are all the additional facilities present in the Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • There is also a seamlessly operating International Patient Center which enables functions like registrations, orientations, admissions, presenting medical information to International patients, appointments, visa, travel, transfer and accomodation arrangements.
  • Translation and interpreter services are available as is multilingual staff.
  • The hospital has moved with the times and all its systems are electronically upgraded.

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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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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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Started as a small hospital and has become a large general Hospital with-

  • 254 beds
  • 12 Operating rooms
  • Staff of 1600 people including expert physicians, nurses, and auxiliary health personnel
  • Guven Medical Surgical Centre
  • IVF Centre
  • Blood Bank
  • Organ Transplant Centre
  • Fully-equipped centres to perform various types of Surgeries
  • Guven Healthy Living Campus for patients

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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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About the Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that involves 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 procedure can be opted for treating a number of neurological conditions, including Parkinson's disease, Essential tremor, Dystonia, Epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic pain. Deep brain stimulation uses a neurostimulator, commonly referred to as deep brain stimulator,  to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement.

The impulse sent by deep brain stimulator interferes with and blocks the electrical signals that cause tremor 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.

What is deep brain stimulation treatment?

Deep brain stimulation treatment is recommended for people who have had Parkinson’s disease for at least four years, are still getting benefited from medications, but have motor complications, such as significant on-off time periods. Brain stimulation therapy works by inactivating the parts of the brain that cause Parkinson's disease symptoms. However, DBS Parkinson does not damage the healthy brain tissue by destroying nerve cells. It blocks electrical signals from targeted areas of the brain.

Deep brain stimulation treatment has proven effective in most of the 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 magnetic resonance imaging (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 anaesthetic before the procedure, and then the neurosurgeon implants 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. 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.

Recovery from Deep Brain Stimulation

Typically, patients need to stay in the hospital until their incision-related pain is under control, they are able to eat, drink and walk. Mostly, the patients are required to stay for only one night at the hospital after the surgery, but some patient 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 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.


There are many  benefits of deep brain stimulation, including the following:

  • It gives patients an average of five more hours of symptom-free time every day.
  • It does not involve the use of medicine and most patients are able to reduce their medication usage after they undergo treatment, which means fewer drug-induced side effects.
  • It does not reduce future therapy options. It is reversible and the stimulator can also be turned off at any time if it is causing some uncommon side effects.
  • Deep brain stimulation systems are designed so that an MRI head scan is possible with proper safeguards.
  • Brain stimulation therapy does not require purposeful destruction of any part of the brain. Therefore, it has fewer complications than other therapies such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy.
  • The electrical stimulation is adjustable and can be changed as per the patient's disease response to medications change.

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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.

FAQ's Related to Turkey

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Turkey?

Joint Commission International (JCI) is the major healthcare accrediting body in Turkey. JCI was founded to ensure the quality served by the health organizations. 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.

What is the quality of doctors in Turkey?

Turkey has world-class doctors who are highly trained to handle all kinds of cases. They have also been educated at premier educational institutions in the world. 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 deliver high-quality care to their patients and have the ability to practice at the top of their profession.

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.

Most of these popular procedures have a success rate and are available at an affordable cost. With best-in-class doctors, the hospitals in Turkey offer world-class treatments in almost every therapeutic areas. Turkey’s advanced medical technology available at lower costs has made the country the best destination for popular procedures all across the world.

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. Hospitals in Turkey help international patients at all stages of their treatment journey, right from queries, preparations for their travel, arrival, visit of the hospital, and follow-up care.