Your Partner in Healthcare
Tourism takes many forms, from the youthful backpacker in Germany to the sophisticated sightseer in Paris to family vacationers in Disney. Turkey has become a leader in another category: Health Tourism!
Health tourism as a concept was introduced to the Turkish healthcare sector in the early 2000s. Turkey began welcoming international patients thanks to its strong political and economic structure, geographical position, medical expertise and the highly developed healthcare system.
The Turkish Health Transformation Plan (HTP) was implemented by the Ministry of Health between 2003 – 2013, aiming to increase the quality and access to healthcare in Turkey. As a result, it has boosted domestic demand, added state-of-the-art-medical technology and offering high-quality treatments at reasonable prices. Turkey’s private healthcare sector has been marketing its advantages to foreign patients and within the last decade, the health tourism sector has been increased gradually and the global revenue has now garnered over $100 billion.
The Turkish private clinics are host to a wide range of international patients from every corner of the world. On a yearly basis, close to 300,000 international patients chose to get their medical treatment in Turkey, the majority of whom come from Germany, Libya, Russia, Iraq, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and the UK, benefit from the high quality and affordable healthcare treatments available in Turkey.
Good health is your most valuable asset and deserves the very best treatment, and Turkey offers that from start to finish. They offer the best airline in Europe (according to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for a sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time) and Turkish Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, flying to over 120 countries and 299 international destinations, which is more countries and destinations than any other airline.
Besides the cutting-edge technology, globally experienced physicians and state of the art infrastructure, private hospitals in Turkey saw the need to develop a process that works for international patients. The institutions that play a major role in the health-tourism industry now have high quality staff that includes patient care coordinators speaking more than 15 languages to assist patients through their medical journey in their native language!
Turkish international health services are now a collection of services including non-medical issues like providing concierge services, transportation, translation of medical documents, travel assistance, visas and accommodation.
There are many factors when choosing Turkey as a destination for health tourism and not just for their low-cost treatment but also their high standards of quality in medical services, staff expertise, technical equipment, global accreditations. Oh, and being a great place for tourist attractions is also a major supporting factor!
While you are undergoing recovery or waiting for the procedure, patients can visit anywhere they wish in Turkey. Imagine flying into Istanbul and visiting the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome or the Egyptian obelisks while waiting for Cardiovascular surgery. Driving around Turkey’s cosmopolitan capital Ankara, sightseeing the opera house and going up to the lookout in Anitkabir, the enormous hilltop mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk while awaiting state-of the art cancer treatments (Medical & Surgical and Radiation including Gammaknife and Cyberknife technology)
Breaking the mold, Turkey’s state-of-the-art medical technology and infrastructure, top quality services, competitive prices, easy access to medical services and central geographical location make it the destination of choice for people who need top notch medical services at an affordable price. Come for the surgery and stay for the sites!