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The Turkish health tourism sector, which reached an economic highest-record volume of US$10 billion before the COVID-19 pandemic and is working to maintain the momentum it has gained over the last 10 years during the epidemic, is looking for a solution to the support staff gap.

The Workshop on Health Tourism Education was held in Antalya that shed light on the future of the sector. Turkey Medicals Co-ordiinator emphasized the lack of support staff in the sector. Referring to support staff gap of the sector, said as follows:

“First of all, we have decided to replace the intermediate element as a support element as a decipherment. As for the support person, we have identified that the doctor is an individual who acts as a bridge between the patient and the doctor who provides support. Although these people are relatively present especially in Istanbul, when we think that medical tourism is being carried out in 81 provinces of Turkey, we see that we have serious problems both in number and quality in the support staff. Turkey hair transplantation on the average, about 2 thousand hair transplantation procedures are performed per day in Turkey.”

“For this number, there must be at least one support person for each case. It would not be wrong to say that there is a deficit of at least 15 thousand support staff from here. We have submitted our workshop reports to the Council of Higher Education in Turkey.”


Sharing the latest developments in the field of hair transplantation, Turkey Medicals “When hair transplantation is looked after, from countries such as USA, Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey is at the forefront. In the last 5 years, we have reached 60 thousand monthly and up to 800 thousand annual hair transplant health tourists. As a result of this, we reached a volume that exceeded approximately 2 billion dollars in 2021,” was said.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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