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The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced Turkey’s international health tourism centers. The list included Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Antalya, Adana, Mersin, Kayseri and Edirne, while hospitals in Turkey were equipped with advanced technological devices, hospital capacities and medical equipment stood out in tourist destinations.

Health tourism centers, Ministry and Turkey Tourism, Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) carried out international promotional activities, was published in a statement.


The city has numerous facilities and infrastructure, including health tourism for health tourism, thermal and spa health, and tourism for the elderly and disabled.

There are 220 hospitals in Istanbul, 141 of which are private, 17 of which are universities, 62 of which are state hospitals. Istanbul also has 4 modern City Hospitals.

All private and public hospitals employ foreign language staff who are knowledgeable about health tourism.

Turkish Airlines has direct flights from all over the world to Istanbul, which gives tourists an advantage.


The capital, Ankara, is known as the capital of politics and welcomes a large number of tourists. The city has remarkable potential with its strong infrastructure, rich minerals, 55 public hospitals and 33 private hospitals. Hot springs provide health tourism opportunities to domestic and foreign tourists all year round.


In recent years, Antalya has an important position in terms of high capacity of beds and service facilities, well-trained doctors and medical personnel such as Congresses and fairs, but high-quality services come to the fore.


Among our cities that play an important role in health tourism and other types of Tourism, Bursa, which has a large number of quality medicinal water sources, ranks first. 15 public hospitals 87 hospitals are among the leading provinces in health tourism in total. Bursa is a tourist city all year round with its hot springs, natural and historical beauties, healing waters preferred by tourists.


Adana has many advantages and a strong potential to be a health tourism destination with its long-standing values and existing infrastructure in terms of Medicine.


Mersin is a remarkable meeting point as a modest, affordable and beautiful resort on the southern coast of Turkey, where many historical, religious and cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. The city has great potential for health tourism with its beaches and quality patient beds. City Hospital and private hospitals in the province are doing remarkable work for health tourism.


Kayseri is located in the center of Turkey in terms of Transportation. Kayseri has been the homeland of many civilizations, full of historical and natural beauty throughout history.

The city has a remarkable infrastructure in terms of Medicine. Gevher Nesibe Medical Faculty and Madrasa, built in 1206, known as the first medical faculty in history, are located in Kayseri.

Kayseri, which protects its medical genes from the past, is an important Medical Center, as it was 800 years ago.

Today, Kayseri has one of the most equipped hospitals in our country, the city hospital with a capacity of 1607 beds and health tourism certified health centers with a capacity of 3748 beds.


Edirne is an important place for health tourism due to its geographical location. The city has 5 border crossings providing road and rail connections with Europe.


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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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