Last Updated on April 3, 2022
Find out useful information and guide about medical and health tourism in the Aegean Turkey, including what to expect, why pick Izmir, Bodrum, Mugla, Kusadasi, Aydin, Dalaman as a medical traveler, what Aegean Turkey offers for medical travelers, hospitals, clinics, thermal facilities, surgeons, top treatments, and many more.
Medical & Health Tourism in the Aegean Turkey
Medical Tourism, a.k.a. Health Tourism is when a patient (medical tourist) plans and travels abroad to other countries to receive medical treatment. Medical tourism includes wellness, SPA tourism, and thermal tourism, too. Not to mention that tourism for the elderly and disabled is crucial.
Turkey, with its 15 hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), has been one of the major hubs and destinations for medical treatments thanks to its geographical beauty and climate characteristics, new and qualified health facilities compared to the ones in the competing countries, its advanced technology and qualified human resources, modern transportation systems, with its accredited hospitals, no-waiting times for health services as opposed to other countries, and more.
When patients visit other countries for medical purposes, they have the chance to treat themselves on touristic trips while having their medical treatment. As a result of state-led health system reforms and an influx of private investments in Turkey’s healthcare landscape, the country is now a strong alternative for international patients who are seeking a nice vacation as well as high-quality medical service all in one at a lower price. The medical tourism sector with cosmetic procedures such as dental work or plastic surgery including bone marrow, cardiology, transplantation, and genetic services is increasing every year.
Aegean region is a tourism center which has plenty of unique naturals, geothermal resources, thermal waters, archaeological and cultural sites surrounded with natural beauties with its reach pristine bays, seas, rivers, and gorgeous cities, such as Izmir, Aydin, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Mugla, Didim, Dalaman, which are amongst the most visited locations renowned for spa hotels, natural springs, thermal waters, and touristic destinations attracting millions of tourists worldwide.
Izmir – the pearl of Aegean- is one of the cities with significant potential in the field of health tourism in Turkey, including eye surgery to dental work, plastic surgery, spa treatments, hair transplants, and many more. It has become one of the most well known and most visited health destinations that offer a world-class and high-tech service from which tens of thousands of tourists benefit every year from cancer treatments to specific surgical operations from high-tech laboratories to the most advanced treatment methods and the post-treatment rehabilitation of patients all available at your disposal.
The city owns Universal Ege Health Hospital which is of high importance for Aegean people and it is beyond a hospital thanks to its infrastructure equipped with high-tech devices at international standards. The total bed capacity of the city is 11,825, the intensive care bed capacity is 1,300, and the total number of operating theaters is 159. Considering the 4 university hospitals, three of which are public and three of which are private, and the academic staff working there, the size of the health service that Izmir can offer.
Izmir, along with Kusadasi, Didim, Mugla, Dalaman is in touch with nature, history, magnificent and sunny coastlines of the Mediterranean with famous destinations, and quality service.
Bodrum, formerly Halicarnassus, is a lively coastal resort and a popular tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, and offers high quality private hospitals. Bodrum continues to have the same influx of visitors today as it did thousands of years ago as the ancient Greek trading city of Halicarnassus.
It is currently one of the most popular tourist resorts in Turkey, and is undoubtedly the place to go if you need a nightly dose of bars, pubs, foam parties and elaborate nightclubs, because when dusk falls, the resort is ignited in a swarm of neon lights and lasers.
Aydin-Kusadasi location is one of the most important tourism centers, too, not only for its beautiful touristic spots with historical and geographical riches but also for its important situation in the field of health services as well as geothermal resources in Kuşadası.
The maximum temperature that the thermal water in Kusadasi can reach is 58 degrees. Considering the heat of the thermal water in Kusadasi and the minerals it contains, it is understood that it is suitable for thermal health tourism. As a medical tourist, while getting your treatment, you can also have an unforgettable time in the holiday paradise Aegean and Mediterranean regions.
Izmir and southwestern Mugla are at the forefront of dental health, in particular. The treatment period starts before the patient leaves his/her home country and continues until he/she returns to his/her country. Preliminary examination and examinations, transportation transfers, treatment and control process, touristic activities, and transportation transfers covering the return to their country are in this concept.
Traveling to benefit from geothermal facilities is a way of traveling from one country to another for spa treatments, the medical necessity of which is determined by a report, and to benefit from spas in comfortable environments with extensive hotel services to rest, relax and feel better.
Summary of all, medical tourists are able to find a range of high quality medical treatments such as , plastic, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, dental implants, veneers and dental treatments, laser eye LASIK treatments, obesity and weight loss treatments, hair transplant, etc. on the Aegean Turkey along its world class hospitals, clinics and world renowned surgeons.