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Turkey MedicalPark co-ordinator stating that 4 billion dollars of health tourism revenue can be achieved this year, said that branding should be given weight.

While Turkey has attracted millions of tourists in many areas from health to nature, sports to cultural tourism in addition to sea, sand and solar tourism, it has realized one of the biggest attacks in recent years with health tourism rush to Turkey.

Stating that Turkey broke a record in health tourism in 2022 with a revenue of $ 4 billion, the Turkey MedicalPark coordinator said that with the steps to be taken and especially with branding efforts, Turkey’s income from health tourism in 2024 may exceed $ 4 billion.

Stating that regular and continuous state-sponsored trainings should be conducted in order to bring in value-added health tourists, the coordinator stated that the ‘Health Tourism Development Agency’ should be established as soon as possible in order to increase Turkey’s health tourism.


Stating that 1 million hair tourists were welcomed in 2022, this number should be exceeded in order to pass the targeted turnover. Drawing attention to the fact that quality is very important as well as the number of arrivals for health tourism, Co-ordinator said, ‘Recently, there have been the right initiatives to play to quality, not number, with the right moves made by our Minister of Tourism. The President of the Union of Travel Agencies of Turkey (TÜRSAB) is giving his struggle within the scope of the ‘Century of Tourism’ project. A more qualified and 12-month tourism is very important moves for our country. As health tourism, let’s make our mark this year in order to move forward in line with the vision of the ‘Century of Turkey’ and contribute to the tourism of the country,” he said.

Stating that health tourism will decrease by 30% in 2023 as a result of the earthquake, the election and the Israeli attack on Palestine, the coordinator said that if Turkish brands open clinics abroad, the orientation to Turkey will decrease and the sector will be challenged.


Stating that the most people come from Europe for health tourism the hair transplants said, “Countries such as Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain come for hair transplantation. We also receive a very intense flow from Europe to Turkey in plastic surgery tourism. There is also a lot of demand from Middle Eastern countries, the USA and the UK. Arrivals from Asian countries; from Japan, China, Korea have gradually started to increase,’ he said.


Stating that they welcome guests who come from abroad on their private jets, the President of TÜRSAB said that guests who benefit from hair transplant, hair botox and stem cell therapy and other treatment services can spend budgets such as 50 thousand euros at a time.


The President of TÜRSAB said, ‘These are beautiful works with a lot of added value. Both the centers need to multiply, and the number of operators and doctors with an understanding of quality who will establish these centers needs to increase. Programs should be made to be innovative and brand-oriented within the scope of the new century strategies for world best ‘Turkish health tourism’. We can make a mark on Turkey’s Century with branding. Brands are the driving forces that pull countries up. We do business worldwide, but we can’t sell,’ 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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