Modern-day Turkish medicine offers highest world-standard solutions, in terms of both doctors’ qualification and technological equipment of medical institutions. Moreover, there is already a whole range of directions where Turkish medicine has clear advantages over treatment in well-known destinations like Germany, Israel and the US.
Almost all large private medical institutions in Turkey are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) which is considered the gold standard in global health care.
Strictly speaking, one can find any required medical treatments in Turkey. Below is the list of branches in which Turkey is deservedly popular among overseas patients:
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IVF TREATMENT AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which sperm and eggs are combined in a laboratory. IVF can be used to overcome a range of fertility issues, including sperm antibodies, endometriosis, and unexplained infertility.
This method can help you get pregnant if you have problems with ovulation or egg quality, blocked fallopian tubes, or endometriosis; if your partner has problems with sperm count or motility. For many couples it gives the best chance of having a baby.
Cancer is a devastating affliction, the frequency of which is gradually increasing all over the world. Although it differs according to the type of cancer and where it occurs, cancer may be cured if properly intervened at the right time. The correct treatment, aided by professionals and the right technology can provide critical life support to cancer patients.
However, this situation also means cancer patients must go through a long and complicated process. Cancer patients receive the most significant support from medical institutions. Medical institutions specialized in the treatment of cancer must have experienced and specialized personnel, a wealth of medical knowledge, devices manufactured with state-of-the-art technology, modern medical methods and infrastructure systems that will allow coordination between specialists. Adopting this approach, Turkish clinics has taken big steps towards cancer treatment.
Most common types of cancer treated in Turkey:
Oral Cavity Cancers - Lung Cancer - Brain Tumor - Skin Cancer - Throat (Larynx) Cancer - Liver Cancer - Bone Tumors - Colon and Rectal Cancer - Lymphoma - Breast Cancer - Bladder Cancer - Stomach Cancer - Pancreatic Cancer - Pediatric Oncology & Hematology - Prostate Cancer - Endometrial (Uterus) Cancer - Cervical (Cervix) Cancer - Thyroid Cancer - Ovarian Cancer
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
For people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to a congenital condition, or as an aftereffect of surgery or trauma, best Turkish clinics offer innovative treatments delivered with compassionate care. Our expert partners specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including:
· Breast Augmentation
· Breast Lift
· Breast Reduction
· Scar Revisions
· Tummy Tuck
· Brow Lift
· Cheek Implants
· Chin Augmentation
· Lip Augmentation
· Scar Revisions
· Skin Treatment
As well as many other procedures.
Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines that helps patients with extreme obesity to lose weight. This surgery is an option for people who cannot lose weight by other means or who suffer from serious health problems related to obesity.
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).
The most common bariatric surgery procedures in Turkey are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY
Cardiac surgery in Turkey is a dynamic branch of medicine utilizing advanced technology to treat patients effectively. Our partner clinics offer beneficial advice in modifying lifestyle habits and medication, and when necessary, surgical procedures that aim to improve one’s quality of life. Common Cardiac Surgery Procedures Performed in Turkey:
• Heart Surgery with (or without) a cardiopulmonary bypass – open heart surgery requires a cardiopulmonary bypass
• Coronary artery bypass grafting – to treat patients with coronary artery disease
• Heart valve repair and replacement – using plastic or prosthetic valves
Among all medical procedures, cardiovascular surgery in Turkey is one of the most complex and demanding procedures. As a result, the cardiac surgery mortality rates are less than 1% (in developed countries this rate varies between 1% to 3%), while mortality caused by the postoperative infections following the cardiac surgery is also lower that the average in developed countries.
Hair Transplantation is the action of transplanting the hair follicles taken from the back area of the head where the hair is dense, to the parts of the head where the hair is scarce with an appropriate operation.
FUE is a method which is developed against FUT method which has lost its validity. With FUE hair extraction method, hair follicles are taken from the donor area between the ears with the help of a specially developed micro motor or extraction needle in parts of 0,5 – 0,9 mm.
FUE hair transplantation method is a painless operation in which the patient could go back to their normal life in a short time and this method does not include any cuts or stitches. No visible, permanent scarring could be seen in the donor area where the hair follicles are extracted. Also with this method it is possible to transplant body hairs.
Turkish ophthalmology clinics are state-of-the-art eye care facilities with ophthalmologists specialized in the treatment and cure of all eye conditions.
Below are just few examples of procedures carried out at local eye centres:
- LASIK (Femtosecond Laser Technology, Wavefront LASIK, Q Mode LASIK, Topography-guided LASIK)
- Phakic Intraocular Lens
- Keratoconus Diagnosis and Treatment
- Corneal Topography, Pentacam
- Intacs with Femtosecond Laser
- Fundus Fluroscein Angiography
- Indocyanin Green Angiography
- Macular OCT
- Argon Laser Treatment (Diabetic and Hypertensive Retinopathy)
- Photodynamic Treatment (Age Related Macular Degeneration)
- Vitreoretinal Surgery
- Eye Lid Surgery
- Lacrimal System Surgeries
- Ocular Prosthetics and Ocular Botox Treatment
- Visual Field Testing
- OCT-RNFL (Optical Coherence Tomography)
- HRT-3 (Heidelberg Retinal Tomography)
- Phacoemulsification with monofocal and multifocal IOL
- YAG laser capsulotomy
DIAGNOSTICS AND SCREENING
You probably feel that it is unnecessary to go to hospital, visit your doctor or undergo tests while you are feeling well. However, there are a variety of health risks faced by everyone. Factors from your habits to familial predisposition (e.g. family members suffering from diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.) can determine which health risks you face. This is where check-ups play a vital role in the early diagnosis of diseases.
Spending a few hours having a check up can provide you with all you need to know regarding your health and can prevent you from suffering serious health issues.