How did Turkey become such a popular place for health tourism?


Health tourism has become an attractive sector in Turkey, with 700,000 foreigners visiting the country per year to take the advantage of its excellent medical treatments and care services. Overall, 32 percent of the country’s patients come for health tourism! The Joint Commission International has accredited 32 hospitals in Turkey; mostly located in Istanbul.

Turkey has become an attractive centre with its strategic geographical location, its closeness to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and Middle Africa, and Russia, the accessibility to these places, and its developed health system. Turkey's health system is at the forefront of its importance as a health tourism destination with its modern hospital equipment, technological infrastructure and trained health personnel. Turkey's participation in various health fairs, congresses and meetings has also lead to it attracting more attention in the international field as an important player in the health tourism sector.

Turkey provides better quality treatment at lower costs when compared to Europe, the United States, and other western countries. Some surgeries are 90 percent cheaper than in other countries. However, the infrastructure and healthcare facilities offer world-class standards. Also, Turkey combines the best of healthcare with an exceptional holiday.

Some of the reasons behind Turkey’s popularity are the following:

  • The country has an affordable healthcare system
  • It has the highest number of US-accredited hospitals (according to The Joint Commission International)
  • Most doctors, trained in Europe and North America, choose to practice and reside in Turkey

Other advantages to consider include:

  • Turkey is the central hub for the East and the West
  • Istanbul Airport, in Turkey, is considered one of the world’s largest airports
  • Surgeries are considerably cheaper in Turkey
  • Turkey has a huge variety of versatile treatment opportunities such as hair transplants, plastic surgeries, cancer treatments, dental treatments, low-cost in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and other cosmetic treatments
  • High quality hospitals and surgeons
  • Quick response, no waiting lists
  • Treatments can easily be combined with a holiday/business trip. Patients and their families not only receive the best health care both physically and mentally, but also have the opportunity to experience the historic and tourist attractions of the region

It is for these reasons that Turkey has become a shining star in health tourism around the world.

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