$ 1 BILLION IN REVENUE FROM 662 THOUSAND MEDICAL PATIENTS

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TOURISTS ARE ENTRUSTED TO TURKISH DOCTORS

Turkey is on its way to becoming a health haven for tourists. Health tourists who prefer Turkey for treatments such as Antalya hair transplantation and plastic surgery, in the first place are now using their preference for almost all branches in favor of Turkey.

President of the Turkish Association of Health Investors Dr. stated that Turkey’s health tourism potential is about $ 10 billion, and said that a health tourist leaves 7 times more money in the country than a regular tourist, stated that exchange rate increases will increase the number of incoming patients, but they may also cause negative effects on material supply, investment and employment growth, stated that:

“We have a very serious and qualified hospital and bed capacity. Our country is a country that is easily accessible from all over the world due to its geographical location. Our fees are much more affordable than our peers. Our sociocultural infrastructure is close and familiar to many countries of the world. Patients and their relatives who come for health tourism can also easily access cultural, holiday and entertainment tourism before and after treatment periods.”

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THEY SPEND AN AVERAGE OF 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS

“A health tourist has 7 times more contributions than a regular tourist,” said, quoting that a health tourist spends 10 thousand dollars on average in Turkey. “We think that this figure is higher with direct and indirect revenues,” said, noting that Turkey’s health tourism potential is about $ 10 billion.

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THE EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE INCREASE

Said that the increase in foreign currency will increase the number of foreign patients,“But the exchange rate increases should stop as soon as possible. Otherwise, fluctuations may have a negative impact on the sector, on the supply of materials,” he said.

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$ 1 BILLION IN REVENUE FROM 662 THOUSAND PATIENTS

According to the data of the International Health Services Corporation (USHAS), in 2019, 662 thousand 87 people received medical services from Turkey, while these visitors left an income of 1 billion 65 million dollars. in 2020, due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, 388 thousand 150 patients arrived and spent 548 million 882 thousand dollars. in the first quarter of 2021, 370 thousand 334 people received medical services, from which 704 million 262 dollars were received.

The most preferred branches of foreign patients; obstetrics, internal medicine, ophthalmology, medical microbiology, general surgery, dentistry, orthopedics and Traumatology, infectious diseases, and Ear, Nose, Throat.

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WE WILL BE AN ATTRACTION

Minister of Health emphasized that Turkey should become an attraction center in health tourism during the negotiations of the 2022 budget of his ministry at the Parliamentary Plan and Budget Commission. Stating that Turkey maintains its claim in health tourism, Minister explained that 1346 health facilities and 246 intermediary institutions have been granted International Health Tourism Authorization Certificate.

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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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