What once was rare, is now commonplace particularly in Europe and America. The growing demand for patients searching for high-quality surgical treatment, at an affordable cost, alongside the consistent rise in prices in the UK and the US for some of the world’s most popular treatments, has led to a boom in the medical tourism industry, particularly in countries like Turkey. Here at Longevita, we pride ourselves on being a leader in the medical tourism industry and as a result of our rates being subsidised by the Turkish government, our rates are guaranteed to be the best price. Here, we’re taking a closer look at the rise in medical tourism in Turkey, and why so many patients are opting for surgeries in this beautiful country.
Leading Destination In Europe
According to research published in 2017 by PwC, medical tourism in central and eastern Europe is rising 12-15% annually. Turkey has long been known as a premier destination for people seeking health resorts, and as such, the country has become a leading option for those looking for medical healthcare. In fact, Turkey is a key choice for patients from England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and many other countries across Europe, as well as a number of Middle Eastern and Latin American countries, due to the quality of the procedures and the low costs.
The Turkish Healthcare System
With a desire to join the European Union in the near future, Turkey has a key focus on both its governmental and private healthcare facilities, with strict regulations being put in place and implementation of quality technical and medical standards. The Ministry of Health and Independent Turkish Medical Associations have put in place a series of local guidelines and standards which are followed by healthcare facilities and medical practitioners in both the public and private sectors. As a result of this, many hospitals in Turkey have both local and international accreditations, including JCI, JACHO and ISO accreditations, showcasing the high quality of the facilities. Alongside this, many medical practitioners working at these hospitals are certified by numerous associations and are members of specialist organisations relating to their individual skillset – i.e. Turkish Dental Association, Turkish Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Society etc.
More than 30 of the healthcare facilities in Turkey are accredited by the JCI (Joint Commission International) which is the largest accreditation any county has ever achieved, in the world. Here at Longevita, we only operate in JCI accredited hospitals, and as a result, all of our procedures are carried out to the highest of standards. Many of these hospitals are also affiliated with the likes of Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Turkey has long been a gateway between the East and the West, and as such, the hospitality of their people is well known. In order to provide you with a seamless procedure here at Longevita when you opt for a hair transplant in Istanbul, we ensure that you have your very own host with you throughout the experience, and a translator if required. You can enjoy a comfortable stay at one of our chosen hotels throughout the duration of your procedure, and also enjoy private transfers to and from the airport. Hospitality is a key part of our service here at Longevita, reflecting the culture of the country in which our procedures take place.