Facts and cliches on health tourism organized in Turkey. Is it a sane or an insane decision?
There are several cliches on health tourism organized in Turkey, however facts are different:
Cliché: One cannot be sure about the quality in Istanbul. Especially the hygienic standards?
Fact: Our eye hospitals have international certificates and that means quality in every aspect.
Cliché: Swiss doctors must have more experience, for sure!
Fact: The doctors in our hospitals have had experience in more than 20.000 surgeries in more than 10 years. No European hospital has either the number or the experience of that much application.
Cliché: Surgeries abroad are like serial manufacturing!
Fact: In order to save time for every patient, the number of patients accepted is very few.
Cliché: Devices is surely not new, they must have been bought from a secondary market!
Fact: The hospital has 400 Hz Allegretto Wave Eye-Q, the fasted laser eye surgery device in the world. When the machine was marketed, our hospital was one of the first hospitals possessing the device.
Cliché: What about communication? I do not speak Turkish!
Fact: Our hospital has full time German/English speaking translators at all times.
Cliché: Complications must be more often abroad in comparison to Switzerland.
Fact: There is no scientific evidence proving that. The success rate in Switzerland is 90 per cent where as it more than 95 per cent in Swisslasik.
Cliché: The number of secondary operations is more abroad.
Fact: Only 1 per cent of our patients had to have a secondary operation. The European experts consider it a success when this rate is about 10 per cent.
Cliche: It is not right to have a surgery without a diagnosis and medical checks. This is how it is with the medical trips.
Fact: We offer you both! You may have your pre- examinations and checks with our doctors before your trip. Thanks to our Special package program, you can also have your post-surgery medical checks in Switzerland.
Cliche: A secondary operation means new travel and surgical costs. It is a complete saving, then!
Fact: Our hospital offers a secondary operation for free. In case a secondary operation is needed, your travel expenses are on us.
Cliché: What? Are you going to have eye laser surgery in Turkey? Are you insane?
Fact: Please read the testimonial shared by our patients pleased with services. And then, decide on your own, whether it is “a sane” or “insane” decision.