Posted on: 07-03-2019

Medical Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey

As Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul constitutes the center of Turkey’s economic, cultural, intellectual, and social life. With a spectacular geographic location on the Bosporus Straight, Istanbul is the only city in the world that is situated on two continents, both in Europe and Asia. Istanbul has been at the cultural crossroads of East and West and uniquely surrounded by thousands of years of historical and cultural heritage. Istanbul has served as the capital to four of the world’s greatest empires including the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire. In 2010, Istanbul was named a European Capital of Culture, and has seen dramatic increases in visitor arrivals with over 11 million foreign visitors in 2012, making Istanbul the world’s fifth most popular tourism destination.

Istanbul also serves as Turkey’s biggest medical establishment, with the greatest number of hospitals, education and research institutions, the highest number of JCI-accredited medical facilities and largest tourist arrivals for medical treatment in the country.

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The exceptional central location of Turkey, its healthcare facilities, skilled and educated doctors and staff in the healthcare sector, supported by its hot springs and natural beauty is attractive in terms of health tourism. With both the cultural and historical richness, as well as the level of expansion in the field of health, Turkey is one of the most popular countries in the region when it comes to.


With the almost 30 million tourists in 2012 and with health facilities that use cutting-edge technology, Turkey is the shining and rising star in health tourism. Medical tourism in Turkey is popular because of quality that equals European hospitals and the incredibly low cost of medical treatments.

Many procedures are provided by our medical centers such as liposuction, orthodontics, Lasik, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation can result in savings of up to 50%- 60% as compared to what they are costing in the US and in Europe. Among other procedures for which patients travel abroad are dental treatments and surgery, eye operations, plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. So what are the biggest Pro’s for choosing Turkey as your medical tourism destination? :

  • JCI-accredited medical centers. With the highest number of JCI-accredited health facilities, medical tourists to Turkey are assured of high quality infrastructure and services by these hospitals and their medical staff.
  • Competitive prices
  • Prices of medical care in Turkey are more than reasonable compared to Western European countries and the United States.
  • Hospitality and culture.

Turkey has always been a gateway between East and West. The warmth and hospitality of its people is famous around the world. The difference in cost between medical treatment in e.g. the UK and that in Turkey is between 50%-60%. Turkish doctors are highly qualified and the private hospitals are top of the line.

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