Turkey is a distinct and preferred tourist destination because of its natural beauty and strategic location, as well as for the high-quality and standard tourist services it provides. Perhaps the best example of this is medical tourism in Turkey, as Turkish cities, especially major cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and others, are rich in Turkish centers and hospitals that provide the best health services in addition to distinguished tourist tours. In general, as in any other country, there are different types and many categories of medical tourism in Turkey, which are classified into two forms
The main types of medical tourism in Turkey
Foreign medical tourism: When patients travel from their countries to another foreign country to undergo medical treatment. Domestic medical tourism: When patients travel from a foreign country to their home country to receive medical treatment Domestic medical tourism: This does not include international travel where patients are from one part of their country to another for health care.
The most important health services available in Turkey
As we mentioned, Turkey is famous for its diversity in medical tourism, for several reasons, some of which are technical, including financial. In general, there are certain types of health services that attract the largest part of receiving medical treatment in Turkey, the most important of which are:
Oral health and cosmetic dentistry
People often seek dental health care services in Turkey, as it has many oral health care centers and is famous for cosmetic dentistry, jaws, Hollywood smile, and others.
The Department of Orthopedics is one of the most sought-after types of medical tourism in Turkey, as it is intended by many to treat their musculoskeletal system in general and correct problems and defects in it.
It is perhaps the most famous medical procedure in Turkey, and it includes a wide range of sections, the most important of which is the treatment of signs of aging and hair transplantation, in addition to beautifying the nose and ear with the latest technologies and tools, as plastic surgeries require highly developed technological procedures and tools. This is what hospitals and medical centers provide in Turkey
Heart and circulatory disease treatment
For the treatment of congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, or heart disease and electrophysiology
Bariatric or weight loss surgery requires highly trained experts or professional surgeons to do so. Though, not all countries have a properly trained specialist to undergo this type of surgery or even equipment. Thus, most people choose medical tourism in Turkey for this type of procedure, as it has advanced technologies and qualified medical staff
Treatment of infertility
Medical tourism in the case of treating fertility problems is also one of the dowries specialties in the health sector in Turkey, and some hospitals and doctors provide treatment for various infertility and reproductive problems
Relaxation and de-stress
There are tourist areas in Turkey that provide recreation and physiotherapy centers from groundwater springs, sulfur water springs, and hot water pools that have a curative ability for rheumatic diseases, joints, etc.