Frequently Asked Questions about the Medical Tourism Turkey

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  • Frequently asked Questions
  • Freqently Asked Questions
  • What is Medical Tourism?
  • What are the types of medical procedures that tourists usually seek in Turkey?
  • What is the cost savings compared to the costs in my country?
  • Are these costs savings due to lower standards of medicine in Turkey?
  • How do I make payments and how is it handled?
  • Why should I choose Turkey over other destinations?
  • Are the hospitals in Turkey well equipped and up to international standards?
  • Can I speak to the doctor in Turkey before going on my trip?
  • After reaching Turkey, how do I go about with my trip?
  • Can I travel as soon as my medical treatment is over ?

Medical Tourism is a new concept used to represent obtaining medical or surgical services while traveling or vacationing in another country.

There are a lot of different medical/surgical options for medical tourists. Primarily, medical tourists get elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, hip and knee replacements, dental procedures, infertility treatments; any procedure that is usually not covered by insurance or has a long waiting time in their home country.

The potential cost savings for medical tourists are huge and as a result are one of the more important factors in seeking treatment in Turkey. It is important to note that the cost for each individual will vary depending on their need and requirements. Usually, an elective procedure such as a knee replacement would cost on average of $30,000 in the US. Whereas getting that same procedure done using similar quality parts in Turkey would cost 70 – 80% less than the cost in the US, including the hospital stay, all procedure and physicians costs and transportation to and from Turkey. The costs compared to UK are similarly lower by about 75 – 85%. This is mainly possible because of favorable currency exchange rates.

Absolutely not, the Turkish medical standards match up to the highly prescribed international standards. The lower costs are due to favorable currency conversion rates and lower costs of operating in Turkey.

Turkey has some of the most highly qualified and experienced physicians in the world. With a cultural emphasis on education, most of these physicians have gone on to super-specialize in their field, enabling them to become experts in their respective medical specialties. Further, most of the physicians that are in the TravelMedi network have had extensive hands on training.

Turkey has several private hospitals that are designed to provide world-class medical care in Turkey. These hospitals utilize some of the best medical equipment that is available world-wide.

TravelMedi will be happy to arrange a phone consultation with the corresponding physician in Turkey and ensure that all of your questions are answered. We provide this as part of our total package, as we want you to be totally comfortable with your decision to go to Turkey for your medical needs. You can also have your doctor consult with our doctors in Turkey.

TravelMedi Relationship Manager will be with you every step of the way; from meeting you at the airport when you land in Turkey, to the moment you leave to fly back home. Their sole function is to provide you with any assistance that you may need. They will ensure that transportation is arranged to and from your accommodation to the hospital for all of your appointments. In addition, you will also be given a pre-paid cellular phone during your stay, so that you can contact your Relationship Manager or anyone else that you may want

Your physician in Turkey will make an assessment of your recovery and make a decision as to when it may be possible for you to travel.