Sun, Beaches and Laser Eye Surgery in Turkey
ISTANBUL -- In 2007, the number of foreign patients in Turkey was 150,000. Last year, the number of foreigners treated in Turkey increased by 40% to total 200,000. Foreigners choose Turkey not just for lower medical costs, but also for vacation opportunities available following recovery.
"Europeans prefer Turkey mostly for plastic surgery, in vitro fertilization, dental treatment and laser eye surgery. These surgeries cost an average of 5,000 euros in Europe. In Turkey, the average cost for such surgeries varies between 500 to 900 euros.
Medical tourism in the country is growing like a snowball. Hospitals gravitating toward health tourism have been quite happy with the growing business and they foresee this year to be even brighter than last year.