In this article, MCT explain benefits of getting treatment in Turkey, It also mentioned how to prepare for the trip and what to expect from treatment in Turkish clinics.
Turkey is the one of the best and leading countries in field of medical tourism for last decade.Institute of statistics mentioned that over 500,000 patients undergo treatment and diagnostics here every year. 49 Turkish clinics have received the JCI (Joint Commission International) quality certificate. For comparison: in South Korea, there are 27 clinics, and in Israel only 20 hospitals with this accreditation.
Turkish Government often reform the healthcare system that attracts a large number of investments. According to the Medical Tourism Magazine, over $30 billion has been invested in the development of Turkish medicine.
Most often patients choose Turkey for:
Cancer treatment. Turkish specialists carry out surgical removal of tumors, radiotherapy, chemotherapy. The doctors use CyberKnife and TrueBeam instruments for radiotherapy. These kind of radiotherapy gives a positive effect in 85% of cases.
Bone marrow transplantation. 90% is the effectiveness of the procedure in Turkish clinics. The experts carry out allogeneic transplantation from the donor and autologous using the patient’s own cells. The price of the procedure in Turkey is starting from $ 50,000, which is lower compared to Israel – starting $ 68,000.
Neurosurgery. Turkish doctors perform deep brain stimulation (DBS) and vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy treatment. 98% is the effectiveness of DBS treatment in Turkey.
If you still need convincing, here are a few reasons for getting treatment in Turkey
1- MCT SUPPORT
* organization of transfer from an airport;
* scheduling procedures for the treatment program;
* accompanying a patient to the clinic;
* solution of a patient’s problems.
Most of doctors and medical personnel in Turkey speak English well. In cases when a doctor speaks only Turkish, the international department of a hospital provide a patient with an interpreter.
3- COST OF TREATMENT
Affordable prices is one of the main advantages of medical tourism in Turkey. Treatment and diagnostics in Turkey are 30-50%cheaper than in Germany and Israel.
A patient pays the bill for treatment upon completion of all procedures. Payment includes diagnostics, treatment procedures, consultation with doctors and hospitalization. Transfer, meals and hotel accommodation are paid separate
The country is highly accessible and has a unique “visa free” policy. In fact, patients traveling from Finland, Switzerland, Israel, Iran, and Georgia among others can benefit from the visa-free policy for a period of 90 days to 180 days. Turkey is accessible by air, train, boat, car, and bus through Europe and Middle East.