Health Tourism in Turkey
Health Tourism Association (ASTUD) by President Fatih Somuncu, health tourism sector which has a long history of Turkey, in 2023 the world health sector in the market of $ 20 billion is aiming to have a share.
In the last 10 years, the number of medical tourists in the world has exceeded 10 million and has achieved an annual turnover of 100 billion dollars. In addition, it is estimated that the number and turnover of tourists in thermal tourism, spa-wellness, elderly and disabled tourism exceed medical tourism.
Health tourism is not a very new concept. Since ancient Greece, people have traveled for the treatment of their diseases. Health tourism differs from local treatments as it involves going to a different city or country from the place of residence for the treatment of various diseases.
Turkey's Health Services Sun
Turkey offers a variety of medical treatment services to ophthalmology, orthopedics and traumatology, internal medicine, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial diseases, neurosurgery, skin and venereal diseases, child health and disease and so on. Turkey's leading aesthetic applications: hair transplantation is plastic surgery and dental.
The diversity of Turkey's health services, health tourists and constitute a point of attraction for international retirees.
Turkey Featured Quits Health Tourism
Turkey's geographical and strategic position, approved service quality, climate, in 3 different continents, four-hour flight distance, to be able to access 1.5 billion people in the world doing the shining star of Turkey's health tourism.
• World-class health service quality
• Competitive price advantages
• Customized and various services
• Number of accredited health institutions and organizations
• Short waiting time
• Rich cultural heritage
These characteristics play an important role in the formation of the ideas of tourists who visit the country temporarily and people who want to spend the rest of their lives in another country after retirement.
Patients do not choose Turkey as a priority because of the price ratios. the cost of medical treatment and operations in Turkey are quite affordable compared to many other Western European countries and developed countries. For example, in vitro fertilization treatment in the United States is approximately 15.000 to 16.000 USD, 2600 USD in Turkey; laser myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism ranged from medical operations such as in European countries from 4000 to 8000 EUR, 600 EUR in Turkey; open heart surgery this price level, while the average in European countries is 25,000 EUR 10,000 USD in first class hospitals in Turkey.
retirees who have health problems due to high prices experienced in western Europe and other developed countries in health care after retirement also prefer Turkey to continue their lives. This situation leads to international pension migration.
Both retirement aliens want to take care of both wanting to spend in Turkey, Istanbul is offering opportunities for developing health services and tourist prefers Antalya.
Compared with European countries and Turkey for health tourism it is not the only cause of low wages that make it more attractive to international retirement. Turkey very competitive prices as well as offers world-class health service.
For health tourism, health institutions and organizations must be accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). about 45 units accredited health institutions in Turkey / hospital there and ranks second in the world in this regard. Most of these accredited institutions are located in Istanbul. Istanbul ranks first both in the number of accredited health institutions and in the variety of health services.
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