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 top of two continents, 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 gone through 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. 

Health Tourism in Istanbul, 

Istanbul remains Turkey’s economic and cultural center as well as the place continuously developing and leading Turkey’s innovations in the healthcare industry.

Investments in the health care system have provided Istanbul with the medical infrastructure necessary to accommodate international patients, mostly stemming from the private health sector. 

Foreign patients are drawn to Istanbul, Turkey’s main medical hub, since it holds the highest concentration of JCI-accredited health care facilities, wide variety of high quality medical treatments and best availability for medical professionals to provide sophisticated treatments to international visitors.   
Istanbul Health Tourism Service Areas Are:

  • Orthopedics
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • IVF
  • Oncology
  • Urology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Transplantation (bone-marrow transplantation, kidney transplantation, liver transplantation)
  • Hair Transplantation
  • Eye Treatment
  • Dental Treatment
  • Weight Loss
  • Physical Treatment
  • Dialysis for tourists

Why Istanbul for Medical Travel

  • Geographical location
  • Easy access via direct flights from Turkish Airlines
  • Scientific and medical infrastructure
  • Tourist infrastructure
  • The welcoming and hospitable culture
  • The value for money of the care
  • Visa facilities
  • Shopping (More than 120 shopping centers)
  • One of the most visited destination in the world
  • Of course, you always benefit from on-site assistance of our multilingual speaking medical team 24 hours a day.

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