Medical Tourism in Istanbul, Turkey
As Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul constitutes the center of Turkey’s economic, cultural, intellectual, and social life. With a spectacular geographic location on the Bosporus Straight, Istanbul is the only city in the world that is situated on two continents, both in Europe and Asia. Istanbul has been at the cultural crossroads of East and West and uniquely surrounded by thousands of years of historical and cultural heritage. 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 a European Capital of Culture, and has seen dramatic increases in visitor arrivals with over 11 million foreign visitors in 2012, making Istanbul the world’s fifth most popular tourism destination.
Istanbul also serves as Turkey’s biggest medical establishment, with the greatest number of hospitals, education and research institutions, the highest number of JCI-accredited medical facilities and largest tourist arrivals for medical treatment in the country.
Why Health Tourism in Istanbul?
Istanbul remains Turkey’s economic and cultural center as well as the place continuously developing and leading Turkey’s innovations in the health sector. Investments in the health care system have provided Istanbul with the medical infrastructure necessary to accommodate international patients, mostly stemming from the private health sector. Foreign patients are drawn to Istanbul because as Turkey’s main medical hub, it has the highest concentration of JCI-accredited health care facilities, an array of high quality medical treatments and best availability for medical professionals available to provide high quality treatment to overseas visitors.
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Acıbadem Kadıköy Hospital, the first hospital of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, opened for service in 1991. In order to meet the rising patient demand, the hospital was renovated in 1998 and 2008. Wi...