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Northern countries breast, buttock augmentation, European hair transplant and dental aesthetics, Hot countries near the equatorial hip reduction liposuction, Arab countries and even Australia are also for hair transplant and liposuction is turning the route to Turkey.

The President of the Turkish Medical Tourism Association (TÜSATTER) noted that Turkey now welcomes patients from 150 countries of the world not only for hair transplant, aesthetic operations, but for many health needs.

The President stated that Turkey is rapidly regaining the momentum that slowed down after the earthquake in health tourism and that in 2023, the turnover of $ 4 billion captured in the previous year in Turkish health tourism will be increased.

The President stressed that Turkey is known in health tourism even in forests that have not been axed in Africa, and noted that it will complete the year 2023 by doubling the turnover of last year’s $ 4 billion.

The President pointed out that Turkey’s star in health tourism began to shine at the beginning of the 2000s, while at that time there was demand only from Gulf countries and Arabian peninsula countries, today two out of three health tourism patients come from Europe.

The president said, “In the early 2010s, when healthy tourism started to catch fire, there was a heavy flow of patients from countries such as the Gulf countries, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar in terms of growth. But after 2015, gradually Europe began to say what is happening. when we look at the 2017-2018 years, the ratio of European tourists to tourists from the Arab world has started to be 50 percent higher now. We have started to see that two out of the 3 health tourism patients who are coming to Turkey right now are from Europe and one is from the Arab world,” he said.


Although there was a slowdown in health tourism due to the anxiety experienced about 1 month after the earthquake disaster on February 6, 2023 the President noted that the sector is recovering rapidly, noting that the needs in health tourism vary according to the characteristics of each country.

The president stated,

“For about 1 month, the earthquake caused the people of the world to be afraid, just as Turkey was afraid. But since the middle of March 2023, health tourists have continued to come flocking back to our country. Whatever is missing in a nation, the demands for it are getting higher. for example, when we go up, to Northern Europe, Sweden, Norway Denmark, it is known that the height is long, usually the buttocks and breast anatomy are small.

That’s why they come intensively for breast and hip implants. As we go to warmer countries, the buttocks and abdomen begin to grow and expand. For example, they are more often sometimes people who come to have hip reduction, hip reduction, liposuction, people in hot countries, close to the equator. When we look at Europe, we are talking about hair transplant and dental explosion. The Arab world also prefers our country more in terms of liposuction and hair transplant.”


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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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