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Unmasking Turkey's Phenomenal Rise in Hair Transplantation

Leamington Editorial 11th Jul, 2023   0

Picture Turkey and images of a spectacular vacation spot pop up. Yet, what most people don’t know is that this vibrant country is a mecca for medical tourism. As indicated by Glasgow Research & Consulting, a staggering 642,444 individuals fly to Turkey for hair transplants. Moreover, a multitude of individuals flock to its shores seeking medical treatments, viz., dental procedures, aesthetic surgeries, and so forth.

The Causes Behind Turkey’s Blossoming Medical Tourism Industry

Turkey’s medical tourism industry has boomed in recent years. The primary reason people choose Turkey as their go-to place for hair regeneration procedures boils down to economics. The surgical costs are considerably less, but living expenses are also affordable.

The second motive that leads individuals to choose Turkey for their hair restorations is its practical appeal. The country can be entered visa-free and is easily reachable through short-duration flights from a host of countries. Complementing this is Turkey’s superior medical training standards, which outshine many of its contemporaries in Asia and the Middle East.

The Quality of Turkey’s Healthcare Services

The frequency at which the question of the reliability and quality of Turkey’s medical care services crops up is answered simplistically — yes. Safeguarding the patients, a set of stringent protocols have been established in the country. The Turkish government, for one, has delineated a regulatory framework specifically for medical tourism. On the other hand, the Ministry of Health has opted for a cap on treatment charges for all patients. Furthermore, clinics catering to international patients have the compulsion to dispense consent documents and comprehensive forms in various languages, bolstering their accessibility.




It’s clear that Turkey is pulling out all stops to promote its health tourism industry. This fact is further solidified by its bilateral agreements with over 20 nations. In case of a disagreement regarding a surgical procedure with a clinic, resolving the dispute has been made quicker and easier by the introduction of a registration and notification procedure initiated by the Ministry

of Health. Consequently, any negligence on part of the clinics or surgeons is adequately compensated. Furthermore, in the unlikely scenario of an unsanctioned medical intervention, there is ample resolution via legal means and the provision of appropriate compensation.


The medical fraternity in Turkey constitutes highly skilled professionals, some of whom have trained outside of their home nation. They not only exhibit superior operative skills but also carry themselves professionally. The quality of their training parallels the standards set in European Union nations, which is further corroborated by the gleaming reviews left by previous patients.

In terms of infrastructure, the clinics are well-equipped with cutting-edge amenities and employ advanced medical technologies. This progressive state can be attributed to the encouragement and sustenance provided by the Turkish government.

The Upsides of Medical Tourism

Medical tourism serves as a beneficial tool for uplifting Turkey’s economy. The simple logic behind it being, every individual travelling to the country for medical treatment is likely to explore and stimulate the conventional tourism avenues. This means the entire tourism ecosystem is benefiting from the medical tourism influx.

Moreover, Turkey provides comprehensive packages for anyone undergoing medical procedures. Depending on the clinic in question, these packages comprise flight arrangements, transfers, lodging, post-operative follow-ups, and French interpreters, should the need arise.

Shattering misconceptions, medical tourism has proven to be advantageous for Turkey. The country’s vibrant image gets a boost through the positive feedback shared by prior patients, which in turn, captivates more tourists every year, whether it’s for a hair restoration procedure, another surgery, or merely for a vacation.

The Imperative of Thoughtfully Selecting a Surgeon

Irrespective of the type of surgery you’re opting for in Turkey, choosing your surgeon judiciously is paramount. Any surgical procedure calls for specialized expertise and knowledge. Placing your trust in someone else’s hands without adequate investigation can have dire consequences. In order to identify the right surgeon, you could initiate by scrutinizing their experience, credentials, past procedures, and overall training. Additionally, referring to reviews by former patients can give you an insight into their experiences with the said surgeon.

The decision regarding the selection of a clinic or a surgeon shouldn’t be hasty. Going by hearsay isn’t advisable either. Research is crucial to ascertain the competency of the clinic and the professionalism of the surgeon.

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