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Kidney Transplant Treatment Cost in Turkey

The average cost of Kidney Transplant in Turkey approximately ranges between TRY 482240 to 723360 (USD 16000 to 24000)

The transplantation in Turkey has its cornerstone since 1978. In 1978 the first kidney transplantation in deceased donor took place, the organ is supplied by the Eurotransplant. Since then it has been developed a lot. A patient needs to opt for a kidney transplant in case of kidney failure. Earlier there were so many challenges against kidney transplantation as many times body rejects the donor organ which is a kidney in this case.

There are three types of rejection namely Hyperacute rejection, Acute rejection, and chronic rejection. In hyperacute rejection, the graft(kidney) is rejected by the body within a few minutes after transplantation while it takes 1 week to 3 months in case if Acute rejection. In chronic rejection, the graft is rejected after many years. Due to kidney failure, the body is not able to eliminate toxins and waste from the body very well. So, all the toxins remain in the body and over time the whole body gets affected due to these toxins. An alternative to kidney transplant is Dialysis but it is inconvenient as the patient has to go every week to the hospital for dialysis. There are many good hospitals available in turkey for good kidney transplantation. In Turkey, anyone who is aged 18 or above is allowed to donate their kidney voluntarily. And with time the number of donors is increasing at a very rapid rate in Turkey so there will be a very high chance that you can find a kidney that your body won’t reject easily in Turkey.

Cost Comparison 

The cost of kidney transplantation in Turkey generally starts from USD 21,000. There are many factors to be taken into account like the skills and experience of the surgeon performing the transplantation, cost of medicines and various hospital charges. There are certain things which can be done in order to reduce the expense of kidney transplantation. Some of the things are early construction of vascular access, reuse of the dialyzers, promoting home dialysis, strict control over the use of some of the expensive drugs and try to go for the pre-emptive kidney transplantation can help you reduce your expenses. Other things which influence the cost of kidney transplantation are the rate at which the patient recovers because if the patient recovers quickly then many hospital expenses can be avoided. Also if the compatibility check is done before the transplantation by testing the blood samples of the donor and the recipient can also save money to a great extent because if the organ is not compatible then the body will reject the organ which means the recipient has to find another organ donor.

Following is the list of cities and the associated costs for Kidney Transplant in Turkey

CityMinimum CostMaximum Cost
IstanbulUSD 18360USD 21200
AnkaraUSD 18720USD 21310
TrabzonUSD 18950USD 21560
AntalyaUSD 19760USD 20120

Country wise cost comparison for Kidney Transplant:

CountryCostLocal Currency
IndiaUSD 13500INR 1122525
IsraelUSD 160000ILS 608000
SingaporeUSD 75000SGD 100500
South AfricaUSD 7000ZAR 133210
South KoreaUSD 81000KRW 108757890
ThailandUSD 55000THB 1960750
TurkeyUSD 18360TRY 553370
United Arab EmiratesUSD 54240AED 199061

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Kidney Transplant Surgery

Istanbul, Turkey

USD 18000 USD 20000

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Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 150 USD
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City Tour for 2
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  1. Complimentary Stay for the Patient in a Hotel for 10 Nights
  2. Free Room Upgrade from Economy to Private
  3. Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 150 USD
  4. Post Operative Recovery Package (1 Month Plan)
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  6. Airport Transfers
  7. City Tour for 2
  8. Priority Appointment
  9. Cancel Anytime with Full Refund
  10. 24*7 Patient Care & Support Services

Costing Details

We offer packages at reasonable pricing that include a variety of additional advantages, making it a better deal than paying for individual perks at the hospital. Kidney Transplant Surgery is a surgical process wherein a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed into a person�s body whose existing kidney is no longer functioning properly. There are five kidney failure stages and patients with end-stage renal diseases (fifth stage), undergo a kidney transplant. The surgery will once again, help your body to filter & remove waste, minerals & fluids from the blood by producing urine., For Kidney Transplant Surgery in Turkey, we are providing the best all-inclusive discounted package at Medicana Camlica Hospital with some additional benefits.


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Ghaziabad, India

USD 13000 USD 15000

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Complimentary Stay for 2 in a Hotel for 30 Nights
Free Room Upgrade from Economy to Private
Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 75 USD
Post Operative Recovery Package (1 Month Plan)
Complimentary Video Consultation with the Specialist
Airport Transfers
City Tour for 2
Priority Appointment
Cancel Anytime with Full Refund
24*7 Patient Care & Support Services

Some of the key inclusions which we provide as additional benefits of the package are:

  1. Complimentary Stay for 2 in a Hotel for 30 Nights
  2. Free Room Upgrade from Economy to Private
  3. Cash Voucher for Medicines worth 75 USD
  4. Post Operative Recovery Package (1 Month Plan)
  5. Complimentary Video Consultation with the Specialist
  6. Airport Transfers
  7. City Tour for 2
  8. Priority Appointment
  9. Cancel Anytime with Full Refund
  10. 24*7 Patient Care & Support Services

Costing Details

We offer packages at reasonable pricing that include a variety of additional advantages, making it a better deal than paying for individual perks at the hospital. Kidney Transplant Surgery is a surgical process wherein a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed into a person�s body whose existing kidney is no longer functioning properly. There are five kidney failure stages and patients with end-stage renal diseases (fifth stage), undergo a kidney transplant. The surgery will once again, help your body to filter & remove waste, minerals & fluids from the blood by producing urine., For Kidney Transplant Surgery in India, we are providing the best all-inclusive discounted package at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali with some additional benefits.


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Types of Kidney Transplant in Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22785 - 34039669341 - 1030715
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16538 - 28211518507 - 854298
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28392 - 33871830771 - 1020252
  • Address: Ak Veysel Mah, stinye
  • Facilities related to Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Air Ambulance

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Acibadem Altunizade Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22658 - 33416686430 - 1031130
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17051 - 28683515782 - 864256
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28259 - 33966854891 - 1030872
  • Address: Altunizade, Acbadem Hastanesi - Altunizade, Yurtcan Soka,
  • Facilities related to Acibadem Altunizade Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Acibadem International Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22386 - 34187671042 - 1007843
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17075 - 28022501844 - 865043
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28737 - 33258853737 - 1016355
  • Address: Yeilk
  • Facilities related to Acibadem International Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Kidney Transplant in VM Medical Park Bursa Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22601 - 33352692764 - 1011940
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16670 - 28165507683 - 839847
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28455 - 34205835264 - 1016341
  • Address: Krcaali, Medical Park Hastanesi, Fevzi
  • Facilities related to VM Medical Park Bursa Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Religious Facilities

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Baskent University Istanbul Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22105 - 34364686418 - 1021331
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17048 - 27900503740 - 865482
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28607 - 33290842176 - 1029381
  • Address: Altunizade, BAKENT
  • Facilities related to Baskent University Istanbul Hospital: SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation, Airport Transfer

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Medicana International Istanbul and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22202 - 33838674837 - 1023057
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17008 - 27725516261 - 845829
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28512 - 33015864082 - 1000339
  • 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 Kidney Transplant in Liv Hospital Ulus and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22819 - 33684672014 - 1000465
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17090 - 28702515076 - 834252
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28501 - 33427837354 - 1001353
  • 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 Kidney Transplant in Istinye University Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22461 - 33532673680 - 1030963
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16881 - 27507502368 - 865718
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant27749 - 33683831738 - 1021143
  • Address: Ak Veysel Mah, stinye
  • Facilities related to Istinye University Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital: Online Doctor Consultation, Post operative followup, Mobility Accessible Rooms, Rehabilitation, Religious Facilities

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Types of Kidney Transplant in VM Medical Park Ankara and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22520 - 34270677101 - 1031637
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16630 - 28615512393 - 852894
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant27568 - 33176846690 - 1007580
  • 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 Kidney Transplant in Medical Park Tokat Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22273 - 33783678997 - 1039597
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17201 - 28036501549 - 839175
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28743 - 33709832794 - 1027287
  • 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 Kidney Transplant in Memorial Atasehir Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22303 - 33174684944 - 1001706
Living Donor Kidney Transplant17043 - 28617501728 - 863173
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant27534 - 33694830045 - 1039049
  • Address: K
  • Facilities related to Memorial Atasehir Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22982 - 34441683527 - 1010763
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16985 - 28532497686 - 866421
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28475 - 33469860650 - 996188
  • Address: Bahçelievler Mahallesi, Medicana Bahçelievler, Eski Londra Asfaltı Caddesi, Bahçelievler/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Acibadem Fulya Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22162 - 33043677974 - 1001489
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16678 - 28299505195 - 844364
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28138 - 33470857940 - 996850
  • Address: Dikilita Mahallesi, Acbadem Fulya Hastanesi, Hakk Yeten Caddesi, Beikta/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Facilities related to Acibadem Fulya Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room, Accommodation

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Types of Kidney Transplant in Guven Hospital and its associated cost

Treatment OptionApproximate Cost Range (USD)Approximate Cost Range (TRY)
Overall Kidney Transplant Cost22128 - 33795691333 - 1004096
Living Donor Kidney Transplant16935 - 28581518998 - 829571
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant28347 - 34233847479 - 1000618
  • Address: Kavakldere, G
  • Facilities related to Guven Hospital: Choice of Meals, Interpreter, TV inside room, Accommodation, Airport Transfer

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The first green hospital in Turkey, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, was inaugurated in 2013. Group The Florence Nightingale hospitals are the first Turkish hospitals to be granted Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, and they continue to be associated and work with esteemed healthcare organizations.

The Florence Nightingale Group treats 250,000 outpatients and 70,000 inpatients annually, demonstrating its excellence. The hospitals have a capacity of 804 inpatient beds, 141 ICU beds, and 40 operating rooms, and perform 20,000+ procedures annually, of which 1,000 are cardiac operations for children and 2,000 are for adults. For conducting difficult orthopedic, general surgery, minimally invasive, and other heart treatments, the facility stands out. All operating rooms can be interconnected by audio-visual to a 300-person conference room and global hubs, enabling interactive medical teaching and scientific activity.

Interpreter and translator services for languages such as Turkish, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Arabic, English, Persian, Serbian, Russian, Albanian, Macedonian, German, Bosnian, and Romanian are available.

The hospital has specialized departments such as Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, IVF and Infertility, Nephrology, Oncology and Oncosurgery, Spine Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Gynecology, and Obesity or Bariatric Surgery. With an extensively qualified and experienced team of advisors and interpreters, Florence Nightingale Istanbul is committed to providing one-stop service from beginning to end, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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About the Kidney Transplant

A kidney transplant is a surgery where a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor is placed into someone whose own kidneys aren't working properly. The kidneys, shaped like beans and located on each side of the spine below the ribs, normally filter waste and fluid from the blood to make urine.

The kidney performs several important functions in the human body. Even slight damage to the kidneys can, therefore, cause a lot of problems. When the kidney is rendered incapable of its main function, that is, removal of waste products from the blood, a condition called uremia develops.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of this condition do not develop unless 90 percent of the kidney is damaged. This is the time when an individual would require kidney transplantation surgery or dialysis to restore normal functioning.

Several other kidney diseases warrant the need for a kidney transplantation. Some of these conditions include the following:

  • Deep-rooted problems in the anatomy of the urinary tract
  • Extremely high blood pressure
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Diabetes mellitus

How is Kidney Transplant performed?

During a kidney transplant, the surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia, and the surgical team keeps an eye on your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels.

The surgeon cuts the lower side of your abdomen, puts the new kidney inside, and leaves your kidneys unless they're causing issues. They connect the new kidney's blood vessels to yours and link the ureter (tube from the kidney to the bladder) to your bladder.

During the kidney transplant procedure, an intravenous line is initiated in the hand or arm, and catheters are connected to the wrist and neck to check the blood pressure, and heart status and take samples of blood. The groin or region below the collarbone can also be used for insertion of catheters.

The hair is shaved off or cleared in the region of the surgical site and a urinary catheter is inserted into the bladder. The patient is positioned on the operating table lying on their back. After the administration of general anesthesia, a tube is positioned into the lungs through the mouth. This tube is attached to a ventilator so that the patient can breathe during the surgery.

The anesthesiologist closely monitors the blood oxygen level, breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. The site of the incision is cleaned with an antiseptic solution. A long incision is made by the doctor on one side of the lower abdomen. The donor's kidney is visually inspected before implantation.

Now the donor's kidney is placed in the abdomen. Usually, the left donor kidney is implanted on the right side and vice versa. This leaves the scope to connect ureters with the bladder. To the external iliac artery and vein, the renal artery and vein of the donor's kidney are sewn.

The donor ureter is then connected to the urinary bladder of the patient. With surgical staples and stitches, the incision is closed and a drain is positioned at the incision site to prevent swelling. Lastly, a sterile bandage or dressing is placed.

Recovery from Kidney Transplant

Post-surgery, Patients are required to spend several days to weeks in the hospital depending upon the situation, Healthcare professionals monitor the conditions in the recovery area to observe any signs of complications.

Patients also have to be in frequent follow-up sessions for a few weeks after hospital discharge. You may be required to have a blood test several times a week.

Immunosuppressive agents that fight rejection prevent this from happening. These medications have been prescribed by doctors to transplanted patients for their lifetime. The kidney transplant success rate is challenged if these medications are stopped. A combination of drugs is usually recommended.

The patient is encouraged to take small steps and start walking and moving a bit. The kidney transplant recovery period lasts for around two to three weeks after the surgery, after which the patient may return to normal life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Kidney Transplant cost in Turkey?

Kidney Transplant cost in Turkey starts from about USD$ 18000. In Turkey, Kidney Transplant is conducted across many multispecialty hospitals.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

Kidney Transplant package cost in Turkey has different inclusions and exclusions. The cost quoted by some of the best hospitals for Kidney Transplant in Turkey generally covers the pre-surgery investigations of the patient. The Kidney Transplant package in Turkey includes the fees of the surgeon, hospitalization and anesthesia as well. A prolonged hospital stay due to delayed recovery, new diagnosis and complications after surgery may increase the cost of Kidney Transplant in Turkey.

Which are some of the best hospitals in Turkey for Kidney Transplant?

Kidney Transplant in Turkey is offered by multiple hospitals across the country. Some of the best hospitals for Kidney Transplant in Turkey include the following:

  1. Medicana International Istanbul
  2. VM Medical Park Ankara
  3. Acibadem International Hospital
  4. Acibadem Fulya Hospital
  5. Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital
  6. Baskent University Istanbul Hospital
  7. Medipol Mega University Hospital
  8. Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital
  9. Medical Park Tokat Hospital
  10. Memorial Sisli Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

After Kidney Transplant in Turkey, the patient is supposed to stay in guest house for another 45 days. This duration of stay is recommended to complete all the necessary follow-ups and control tests to ensure that the surgery was successful.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Kidney Transplant?

One of the topmost destinations for Kidney Transplant 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 Kidney Transplant include the following:

  1. the United Arab Emirates
  2. Singapore
  3. Thailand
  4. India
  5. Israel
  6. South Korea
  7. South Africa
How much are the other expenses in Turkey apart from the cost of Kidney Transplant?

There are certain additional cost that the patient has to pay apart from the Kidney Transplant 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 Kidney Transplant Procedure?

There are many cities that offer Kidney Transplant in Turkey, including the following:

  • Istanbul
  • Tokat
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

After the Kidney Transplant takes place, the average duration of stay at the hospital is about 7 days. The doctors team review the patient's recovery during this time with the help of blood tests and imaging scans. Once they feel that everything is on track, the patient is discharged.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in Turkey?

Kidney Transplant hospitals in Turkey have an overall rating of about 4.9. This rating is calculated on the basis of different parameters such as attitude of the nurses, cleanliness, quality of food and the pricing policy.

How many hospitals offer Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

These hospitals have the required expertise as well as infrastructure available to handly patients who need Kidney Transplant

Why should you go for Kidney Transplantation in Turkey
The kidney transplantation in Turkey has a rich history beginning from 1978 when the first kidney was transplanted in the diseased organ. The Ministry of Health of Turkey has promoted kidney transplantation a lot and they are still striving to transplant every diseased kidney. Due to their promotion, there are a lot of donors in Turkey so it is very likely that a patient will find a compatible kidney for transplantation in Turkey. Not only the participation of the government and the people aid in kidney transplantation in Turkey but the surgeons and hospitals which provide the facility of Kidney transplantation are of top quality. All the professionals are highly qualified from the respected universities in the world. The hospitals take comprehensive care of the patients and everything which is needed for the patient is provided easily. The cost of kidney transplantation in Turkey is also lower as compared to big and developed countries like the USA and the facilities are all exactly the same to that of big counties.
What is the average cost of Kidney Transplantation in Turkey

The cost of kidney transplantation in Turkey starts from around USD 21,000. But it varies very largely, depending on many factors. The average cost of kidney transplantation in Turkey is USD 16,277 for the first year and the average cost for Home hemodialysis is USD 16,085 per year. The dialysis is inconvenient as the patient has to go to the hospital every week and it is costlier than the kidney transplant. The kidney transplant is more adequate than dialysis. There are many factors which influence the cost of kidney transplantation such as equipment, qualified staff, and good clinical infrastructure. The Ministry of Health in Turkey has developed various short term and long term plans for the population in order to decrease the cost of kidney transplantation and enhance the quality of life. 

Which are the top hospitals and doctors for Kidney Transplantation in Turkey
There are many top hospitals and doctors in Turkey which matches the quality of hospitals in big and developed countries like the USA and Germany. Some of the best hospitals in Turkey are:

Medicana International: It is one of the biggest group of health care centres situated in the capital of Turkey. It provides world class services in all its hospital. Their hospitals have highly qualified surgeons for performing kidney transplantation. 

Hisar International Hospital: It is the largest private hospital in Turkey and the most comprehensive. It provides top class diagnosis and treatment to every patient in the most comfortable environment which is maintained in accordance with the need of the patient. 

Liv Hospital Ulus: It is a pioneer of quality and reliable health care services. Their doctors have vast experience in kidney transplantation and the hospital is incorporated with the state of the art technology so that the patient is treated comfortably and safely. 
What is the success rate of Kidney Transplantation in Turkey

The success of kidney transplantation in Turkey started a long time ago and to date around 20,7894 kidney transplantation has been performed successfully in 62 different centers across the whole nation. Along with a huge number of Kidney transplants, many other types of transplant are also successful like 6565 livers, 168 pancreases and 621 hearts has also been transplanted successfully. The success rate of surgery in most hospitals is 70–80% and 99% of the time after successful transplantation, the patient has no discomfort or complication.

Because of the availability of highly-experienced nursing staff and medical personnel, success rates of kidney transplantation in Turkey began a long time ago. International patients from the most well-developed parts of the globe visit Turkey to get affordable & high-quality medical treatment. As per statistics, the overall success rate of living donor transplants is nearly 99 percent and patients experience no dissatisfaction or discomfort. With advanced technology and the latest surgical techniques, the expected survival of kidney transplantation has exponentially increased.

Which are the best cities for Kidney Transplantation in Turkey
The best city for kidney transplantation in turkey is Istanbul. The capital of the country Ankara comes in number two because Istanbul has many highly rated and world-class hospitals for kidney transplantation. The best facilities you can find in Istanbul for Kidney transplantation are Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Medicana International, Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital, Lifemed Medical Centre, and Medipol International Health Centre. The city of Istanbul and Ankara has a vast infrastructure and very good means of transportation which makes them the best cities for potential good hospitals. 
What are the costs of evaluation and diagnostic tests which are associated with Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

It is very important for the patient willing to undergo kidney transplantation to get themselves evaluated before the procedure is carried out. For this, the patient needs to consult a team of medical experts, which include surgeons, nurses, nurse coordinators, and dietitians. They will thoroughly examine the medical history of the patient and review the condition of the patient to find if kidney transplantation is the correct option for the patient.

A number of diagnostic tests will also be performed to detect any underlying condition. The evaluation process involves a medical and surgical history, a physical exam, a psychosocial exam, compatibility tests (blood typing, tissue typing, crossmatching, and diagnostic tests.).

 Evaluation and diagnostic tests for Kidney Transplants in Turkey may cost 1500 and 3000 USD respectively.

Who are some of the best surgeons in Turkey treating Kidney Transplant?

 Turkey has some world-class kidney transplant surgeons mentioned below:

  • Prof. Alaattin YILDIZ

Prof. Alaattin YILDIZ is a highly experienced nephrologist at Bahcelievler Hospital, Istanbul. His total experience is 30 years. He completed his MD from Istanbul University, and he got certification in Internal Medicine Residency Training followed by Nephrology Subspecialty Trainings in 1997.

  • Dr. Müjdat Yenicesu 

Dr. Müjdat Yenicesu is a renowned Nephrologist at the Medicana International Hospital, Ankara. He carries more than 26 years of experience in treating nephrological disorders.

He did his graduation in medicine from the GATA School of Medicine followed by a post-graduation from the GATA School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Gökhan TEMİZ 

Dr. Gökhan TEMİZ is a highly skilled and talented Nephrologist at Memorial Atasehir Hospital. Gökhan has more than 21 years of experience in Nephrology. Before working with the Memorial Healthcare Group, Dr. Gökhan worked with several medical centers in Turkey.

  • Dr. Bülent Çuhacı 

Dr. Bülent Çuhacı is a nephrologist with more than 21 years of experience. His areas of specialization are Fluid and electrolyte disorders, Acute Renal Failure, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Vasculitis, Kidney stones, and more. He graduated from Istanbul School of Medicine. He completed a residency in intensive care medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

What are the various approaches to Kidney Transplant and their subsequent cost in Turkey?

Kidney transplantation in Turkey is done using two approaches as given below:

Deceased donor

A kidney from the deceased donor comes from an individual after their brain death. Anyone who has given their consent to donate organs for the transplantation at the time of death or if their families provide permission are eligible to donate their kidneys. The kidneys are first evaluated for transplantation, and if found healthy, these are removed and then stored until any recipient is chosen from a waiting list. The cost of a deceased kidney transplant in Turkey is about 18000 USD.

Living donor 

Any family member, including parents, brothers, sisters, or any relative could be a living donor. Any non-related person like a close friend who wants to donate a kidney might also donate. A number of tests will be performed for the potential donor candidate to determine their health as well as matching tests to find compatibility with the recipient, to decrease the chances of organ rejection. The cost of a living kidney transplant in Turkey is about 21000 USD.  

Why should you choose Turkey as a Destination for your Kidney Transplant?

Turkey has become a key health tourism destination for kidney transplants due to skilled medical personnel and advanced health infrastructure. The Turkish Ministry of Health also plays an important role in evaluating the hygiene level of the hospitals and all transplant centers on a regular basis. The country has a large number of donors. It also has a very high survival rate compared to many other western countries. Low treatment costs, as well as zero waiting times because of the availability of donors, are the main reasons why Turkey has become a leading destination for medical tourists.

These surgeons are highly-trained and have great professional experience in their respective fields. The transplant centers are well-equipped with advanced technology to provide top medical facilities. The hospitals also provide excellent care to patients. Low treatment costs are why people most prefer Turkey for medical treatment. The cost of kidney transplants in Turkey is lower than in other developed parts of the world.

What are some of the legal and ethical aspects one should be aware of for Kidney Transplant in Turkey?

The recipient and donor must have shared a bond for a minimum of 3-5 years. If the donor is a spouse of the recipient, then legal proof like photographs, marriage certificates, or other documents would be needed. If the donor is a close/distant relative, then proof showing their relationship must be presented. The donor can be a fourth-degree relative of the recipients.

What is the process to undergo Kidney Transplantation in Turkey?

Before transplant surgery, the donor and the recipient will have to undergo certain investigations to determine fitness for surgery, proof of relationship, and matching of the kidney. The donor is thoroughly evaluated to find out they are fit for the donation and do not have any disease that could impact their life after donation. Some legal formalities need to be done for getting approval of transplantation by the concerned committee.

On the other hand, 2-3 blood group matched ESRD patients are asked to come as per the waitlist, as & when the cadaveric kidney is available for transplant. They are then prepared for the transplantation and the person who shows the best cross-match with the donor's kidney gets the kidney graft.