Istanbul constitutes the centre of Turkey’s economic, cultural, and social life. With a spectacular geographic location set on the Bosporus Strait, Istanbul is the only city in the world that is situated on two continents, both Europe and Asia. Istanbul is at the cultural crossroads of the East and West and is unique boasting thousands of years of historical and cultural heritage. In historic terms, Istanbul has served as the capital to four of the world’s greatest empires including the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
In 2010, Istanbul was named the European Capital of Culture, and has seen a dramatic increase in the number of visitors arrivals with over 11 million visitors in 2012, making Istanbul the world’s fifth most popular tourism destination.
Istanbul also serves as Turkey’s biggest medical establishment, with the highest number of hospitals and medical research institutions. Istanbul also has the highest number of JCI-accredited medical facilities and is the most popular destination for medical treatment in the country.
Medical Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey
With almost 30 million tourists visiting in 2012, and with health facilities that use cutting-edge technology Istanbul is the epicentre of Medical Tourism. Each year, more and more patients are opting to have medical treatment/surgery abroad due to the innovative surgery offered at a low cost in comparison to having surgery in the UK for example.
Many procedures such as Liposuction, Orthodontics, Lasik Eye Surgery, Rhinoplasty and Breast Augmentation provided by our clinics are offered at prices up to 60% lower than the prices quoted to patients looking to undergo at clinics in the US and Europe. Among other procedures for which patients travel abroad are dental treatments and surgery, eye surgery, plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. So what are the pro’s for choosing Turkey as your medical tourism destination? Our clinics are JCI-accredited medical centres. With the highest number of JCI-accredited health facilities, medical tourists visiting Turkey are assured of high quality infrastructure and services by these clinics and their medical staff.
The cost of surgical procedures / treatments in Turkey is more than reasonable compared to Western European countries and the United States. The LOOOK’s doctors are highly qualified and our private clinics are top of the line.
Hospitality and Culture
Turkey has always been a gateway between East and West. The warmth and hospitality of its people is famous around the world. Not only will you receive a warm welcome, there is plenty to explore and enjoy in this superb city.