Every year millions of tourists come to Turkey for health purposes and Turkey gains very important revenue. In addition to this, Turkey has important developments in medical tourism. In recent years, more and more patients choose health institutions in Turkey for treatments. The main reason, institutions can make modern medical operations with fair prices like other countries. Foreign patients from all over the world come to Turkey to health institutions for plastic surgery, eye operations, hair plantation, fertility, open heart operations, dermatology, cancer treatments, brain surgery, orthopedics, dental operations, etc. for lower prices with high-tech standards. However, despite the investment of billions of dollars made in Turkey for health tourism demand is not sufficient, and yet at the desired level. The deficiency on promoting and marketing of this sector can be seen the main reason for sufficiency. There are areas that are highly developed in Turkey, and as in many Asian countries, treatment and operation costs are very reasonable in comparison to western countries. For instance, fertility treatment is 15.000-16.000 Dollars in USA and 2.600 Dollars in Turkey. Eye operations are 4.000-8.000 Euro in European Countries and 600 Euro in Turkey. Open heart operation is 25.000 Euro in Europe and 10.000 Euro at first-class hospitals in Turkey. The institutions in Turkey follow the developments in USA and Europe very closely. Turkish doctors’ achievements are followed by all nations inthe World. The major aim must be providing the patients from medical treatments and also benefit from tourism potential in treatment areas. There are some examples for this concept in Kayseri. An eye center arranges a Cappadocia tour, skiing opportunities and cultural trips for its patients for five days with a professional tour agency.
Why Turkey for Health ?
Turkey has the highest number of JCI accredited healthcare institutions in the world. Turkey is presently recognized as a competitive and high technology healthcare destination treating thousands of foreign patients from Europe and neighboring countries every month. Close...
Strengths of Turkish Healthcare Services
The geographical location, the medical outcomes and the cost of the treatment have reinforced the decision of the patient or the third party payer. The leading private hospitals in Turkey have been receiving patients from abroad: Russia, Europe,...
Reputed most with its extraordinarily fertile lands and broad range of agricultural products, Adana is the center of a region called “Cukurova”, the agricultural coastal lowlands. It is said that the history of the city dates back to 8000 years, hosting more than 40 civilizations. In fact, throughout the history,Read More
The capital of Turkey, Ankara is theTurkey's second largest city after Istanbul with a population of 4,4 million.Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. The oldest settlements in and around the city center of Ankara belong to the Hatti civilization which lived during the BronzeRead More
Antalya is located on theMediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey, celebrated as one of the most popular summer destinations throughout the world. As of the 2009 census, Antalya had a population of 1,095,157. The city includes sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic -but mainly Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman-Read More
Once named Byzantium and Constantinople, Istanbul is Europe's most populous city with 12 million inhabitants. Being the center of Turkeys cultural, economical, business and social life, Istanbul is one of the most diverse and rich metropols in the world. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the naturalRead More
Historically Smyrna, Izmir today is the third most populous city of Turkey and the country's largest port after Istanbul. The city is the inheritor of almost 3,500 years of urban history and hosts a population of 3.7 million today. Izmir is located at the most western part of Turkey andRead More
Kayseri is a large and industrialized city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is the seat of Kayseri Province. In conjunction with the addition of new districts and first stage municipalities into the metropolitan area, the city's population, which was 690,000 in 2000, is currently 911 984. Renowned for its culinaryRead More
The Outline of Turkish Healthcare Environment
Though considerably low today with an increasing and prospering population of 72,5 million, the Turkish healthcare industry offers significant opportunities for foreign medical investors Despite challenging economic times globally,Turkish fiscal policy has been quite successful and inflation and interest rates have fallen significantly over the past years.Moreover, as part ofRead More
Natural Health Cures in Turkey
Turkey with its rich and curative mineral waters is the paradise of thermal springs and welcomes the ones seeking for good health with its high quality facilities. Because Turkey is located on top of a major geothermal belt. Turkey is one of the 7 countries in the world in termsRead More
Benefits of Thermal Mud
Muds contain radioactive content and considerably carbon dioxide. Because of these features, it is effective in skin diseases, stress conditions, obesity and rheumatismal diseases. Nervous system falls into place and it has analgesic, relieving and neuromuscular blocker effect. It is effective in cellulite, bronchitis, myalgia, degenerative diseases, calcificaüon, waist problems,Read More
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Cutaneous disease is a disease which causes fast regeneration of skin cells and manifests itself in desquamations and red plaques in parts especially where skin cells are produced continuously. The specific reason of the cutaneous disease is not known exactly but it is not a contagious disease. Nails can alsoRead More
Yalova Thermal Resort
It was popular in Roman times, rebuilt by the Ottoman sultans, favored by Kemal Atatürk Location: 11km south of Yalova, in the Marmara region. Water temperature: 55°-60° C , 133 to 140°F pH value: 6.88 -7.48 Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, sodium, calcium. Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathingRead More
Çekirge Thermal Resort
Water temperature: Vakifbahce Spring – 47°C. Karamustafa Spring – 58°C. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs – 77°C. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring – 78°C pH value: Vakifbahce Spring – 6.98. Karamustafa Spring – 6.6. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs – 6.78. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring – 6.44 Physical and chemical properties: The group of springsRead More
Gönen Thermal Resort
Location: Next to Gonen Creek, near the town of Gonen, around 80km north west of Balikesir. Water temperature: 52°C pH value: 7.36 Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium. Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing Helps to heal: Drinking – liver, gall bladder and kidney ailments. Bathing –Read More
Kurşunlu Thermal Resort
Location: 6km from Salihli, in the region of Manisa. Water temperature: 52°C pH value: 5.8 Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing Helps to heal: Rheumatism, respiratory tract and skin conditions, gynaecological and nervous disorders, calcium deposits and joint pain.Read More
Balcova Thermal Resort: (Agememnon)
Location: 10km west of Izmir and west of Balcova, near the historical site of Agememnon. Water temperature: Spring and well water vary between 45°C -140°C. pH value: 6.4 Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. Hyperthermal (62 °C) and Hypertonic (30.68 milimol/l.). Helps to heal:Read More
Şifne Thermal Resort
Location: 6km east of Cesme, and 80km west of Izmir. Water temperature: Ilica Spring – 42° C. Buyuk Icme Spring – 19° C. Kucuk Icme Spring – 25°C pH value: Ilica Spring – 6.76; Buyuk Icme Spring – 6.52; Kucuk Icme Spring – 6.56 Physical and chemical properties: The variousRead More