Facts and Figures

Turkey has become a medical tourism hub for several reasons, including:

High-quality healthcare services: Turkey has made significant investments in its healthcare sector, and its hospitals and clinics are equipped with modern facilities and technologies. This achievement is further enhanced by the collaboration between the Joint Commission International (JCI) and the Ministry of Health, as demonstrated through a protocol fostering technical support and cooperation in the establishment of the National Health Accreditation System. This remarkable accreditation milestone reinforces Turkey's position as a leading destination for unparalleled healthcare experiences.

For example, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is the world's leading professional body for board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons. According to ISAPS’s latest report, the total number of aesthetic/cosmetic procedures performed in Turkey is approximately 1 million, which makes Turkey one of top 5 countries in this field. The other countries with the highest number of procedures are; USA, Brazil, Germany and Japan. Turkey’s proximity to Europe and cost advantage offers a unique opportunity for patients who choose to prefer top-rated medical care.

Check out ISAPS’s latest report for further information: Global Survey 2022.

It is worth noting that Turkish doctors have gained extensive experience in treating international patients, owing to the significant growth in medical tourism within Turkey in recent years. This experience entails expeditious handling of medical appointments, pairing patients with the most suitable medical specialists, and delivering top-notch medical care without any delays and long waitlists - which can be detrimental in millions of patients' lives who wait between 52 to 104 weeks to receive medical care. For more information on recent statistical studies, click here. To learn more about the Referral to Treatment (RTT) Waiting Times, click here.

Well-trained and experienced healthcare workforce: Turkey has a large number of well-trained and experienced surgeons who are skilled in a wide range of procedures. Many Turkish surgeons have trained and gained experience in leading medical institutions around the world before returning to Turkey to practice.

Technological advancements: Turkey has invested heavily in state-of-the-art medical technology, which has helped to improve the quality and safety of surgery procedures. Advanced technology allows for more precise and accurate surgical techniques, which can lead to better outcomes and shorter recovery times.

Competitive pricing: Procedures in Turkey are often significantly less expensive than in many other countries, particularly in Western Europe and the United States.

Visa-free travel: Turkey has made it easier for foreign patients to visit the country by offering visa-free travel to citizens of many countries. This has made it convenient for patients to travel to Turkey for medical care without the hassle of obtaining a visa.

Patient-focused approach: Turkey is known for its patient-focused approach, with emphasis placed on patient satisfaction and comfort. This can help to reduce anxiety and stress associated with undergoing surgery, leading to better outcomes.