General FAQ

How does traveling for treatment work?

We answer all your questions before your journey and show you all the treatments and operations offered. We work together with you step by step through your entire treatment journey.

During your stay a team is there to support you. They are available 24 hours a day, so that you always have a competent contact person. Telephone consultations as well as appointments, we will advise you at any time free of charge, including evenings and weekends.

You will receive full support prior to booking in the consultation and continues during your entire stay, as well as after your treatment when you return home.

What is the quality of the service?

In all offered treatments we work with very qualified specialists. You are treated exclusively by experienced and specialized team, working in their area of expertise. So that you can be absolutely sure, you will receive best in class service.

How will I understand the doctor?

You always have English speaking care available in all selected clinics and treatment areas. As well as all our highly qualified doctors know English. Other languages are supported, talk to us on your preferred support language and we will arrange to accommodate.

May I take an accompanying person?

Yes you may. For your companion only the airfare, as well as the accommodation costs per night will be added if you opt to book them through us.

Will you collect me from the airport?

Yes, if you opt to use our transfer service, Airport – Hotel – Clinic – Hotel – Airport transfer will be arranged.

Who can I reach in an emergency?

With your booking confirmation you will receive a travel guide. There are important telephone numbers which can be found in the case of an emergency.

Should an emergency occur or you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the phone numbers listed immediately on your travel guide or our website.

Can I request my preferred doctor who I would like to be treated by?

It depends on the selected treatment, we work exclusively with very qualified doctors however we can arrange to accommodate for that when possible.

Why Medical Tourism in Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in the medical tourist/healthcare facilitation industry. 
Turkey's advantage in medical tourism is the high number of accredited hospitals in ophthalmic surgeries, bariatric and metabolic surgery, plastic surgery, transplantation and oncologic treatments as well as its affordable prices, high-quality service, and is a leading tourism destination with historical, cultural and natural attractions.

Medical tourism has become a booming sector in Turkey, with hundreds thousands people visiting every year. Many people come to Turkey due to the cost, quality, waiting period and ultimate facilities in the healthcare sector. The Joint Commission International has accredited more than 32 hospitals in Turkey. 

Turkey provides better quality treatment at lower costs when compared to Europe, the U.S. and other western countries. Some surgeries are 90 per cent cheaper than other countries. However, the infrastructure and healthcare facilities offering world-class standards. Also, Turkey combines the best of healthcare with an exceptional holiday.

For example, the cost of angiography is $47,000 in the U.S., $13,000 in Singapore, $11,000 in India and $10,000 in Thailand, while $5,000 in Turkey. Similarly, the cardiac valve surgery is $150,000 in the U.S. and $17,000 in Turkey. Furthermore, procedure waiting time was a maximum of two weeks excluding transplantation, but this process could reach 18 months in western countries.

Turkey was ranked third in medical tourism by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ). The U.S. was the first and South Korea the second in the list, while Thailand was the fourth and Germany fifth. On top of its impressive accreditation credentials, some hospitals have partnerships with top American hospitals such as Harvard Medical Center and Johns Hopkins and are staffed with many highly skilled, English speaking, and western trained doctors. Also, many hospitals offer 5-star accommodations for patients and their families.

In conclusion there are three great advantages of medical tourism in Turkey:

  • Reasonable price.
  • Instant access to high quality care and treatment in the world standards.
  • Friendly, stunning beautiful, culturally rich and modern enough to be comfortable.

Why traveling for Medical Treatment?

1. High health care costs in home country

This is the main reason why most people go overseas for medical treatment, but the situation is actually even better than the bare numbers suggest.  Figures that are normally thrown out range from one quarter to one tenth the price of health care in home country, with dental work firmly occupying the one-tenth corner. Dental work is the biggest saver with medical tourism. As a rule of thumb, minor work on one tooth will pay for your plane ticket and a second pays for a week on the beach afterwards.  Major surgery will pay for your entire family.

Imaging and diagnostics are a large part of medical fees, unfortunately, many patients won't travel if they need an MRI or X-Ray, but if it is a component of your medical treatment abroad it is widely available along with more advanced diagnostic equipment at affordable prices.

2. Long waiting lists for certain treatments

In state-run health programs like those in Canada or the UK, waiting lists can extend to more than a year for essential surgery and past three for non-essential surgery.  With a well-planned tour, most surgeries can be conducted within days of landing and consultation. 

3. Improved technology and standards of care compared to available service at home country

Another factor is the availability of cutting edge treatments, Medical tourists also have greater access to different treatment types than those who choose not to travel.

4. Tourism

Medical tourism is often as much about the tourism as the medicine.  For those undergoing major surgery, there is no better place to recover than a bungalow with a view of the beach while receiving your physical therapy (or massage).  Similarly, for family accompanying a patient a week at the beach or a shopping spree can clear up a lot of stress following a surgery.  

For those not going under the knife, there is even more incentive to be a medical tourist.  Given the cost of dentistry, the savings for even minor work can cover the cost of the trip.  Many regular medical tourists will plan their physical exams, dental work and other minor services, like cosmetic surgery, and bundle them in with a weeklong beachside vacation.  Overall, their vacation is still cheaper that having the services in home country.

Do you offer special rates for group travel?

Yes we offer group appointments at special rates. When you travel in a group, you can share experiences, fears, worries but also joys, sights and knowledge.

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