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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Biopsy in Turkey 2024

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Don't Miss Out On Top-Rated Biopsy Specials in Turkey for February 2024

Turkey, Istanbul
Radiologist - Fuad Nurili
16 years of experience
  • Extensive Experience & Expertise: Dr. Fuad Nurili is a board-certified expert with 15 years in medical practice, specializing in Interventional Oncology and Obesity Treatment.
  • Renowned Author: With over 35 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, patents, and book chapters, Dr. Nurili is a distinguished contributor to medical literature.
  • Internationally Recognized Clinic: Menfis Health Novimaj welcomes 320 patients annually from Europe, the Commonwealth, Arab League States, and Russian-speaking countries.
  • All-on-4 Dental Implants Focus: Patients receive dedicated care for All-on-4 Dental Implants, although specific details of equipment or methods are not provided.
  • Convenient Stay: The Implant Package does not include accommodation or transfer, but suggests a 7-day hotel stay for recovery, ensuring patient comfort.
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$6000
Turkey, Istanbul
Pediatric hematologist - Murat Elli
23 years of experience
  • Extensive Expertise: Dr. Murat Elli has been providing medical care since 2001, with a history of serving at prestigious institutions such as Medical Park Hospitals and 19 May University.
  • Comprehensive Lymphoma Diagnosis Package: The offer includes a biopsy, Lymphoma blood test, consultation with an oncohematologist, and a PET/CT scan specifically for Lymphoma.
  • Advanced Medical Technology: Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies like the Da Vinci Surgical System, CyberKnife, and Gamma Knife for cutting-edge Lymphoma treatment.
  • Global Patient Trust: Over 1,200 patients daily choose Medipol for its renowned multi-specialty medical care, including specialized Lymphoma treatment.
  • Positive Patient Experiences: Patients have reported satisfaction with the medical care, noting good dynamics in treatment and praising the support services such as translation and accommodation.
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The average price of Biopsy in Turkey is $4116, the minimum price is $2800, and the maximum price is $6000.
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What is important to know about a biopsy?

  • Why is a biopsy needed? Doctors use this method of analysis to make a final diagnosis and select an effective treatment regimen. A tissue biopsy allows you to finally determine the nature of the tumor (benign or malignant) and its sensitivity to different methods of treatment.
  • How is the biopsy procedure performed? The doctor inserts a special needle into the tumor and receives a small piece of tissue. After that, he puts a tight bandage on the puncture site. To ensure that the patient does not experience discomfort, doctors use local anesthesia.
  • What is the duration of the diagnosis? Depending on the type of biopsy, the procedure takes from 15 to 60 minutes. The patient will receive the test results in 7-10 days.

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Anadolu Medical Center
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 450 reviews

Anadolu Medical Center is a multidisciplinary facility providing American treatment standards at affordable prices in Istanbul (Turkey). Anadolu affiliates with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of the best medical facilities in the USA.

Oncology, hematology oncology, urology, neurosurgery, women's health, IVF, and check-up are the leading specialties in Anadolu Hospital.

The medical center is among the Top 10 hospitals in the world according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA), an international organization that promotes excellent standards of health services for medical tourists.

Patients from the United States, the United Kingdom, Romania, Bulgaria, and Azerbaijan choose Anadolu Medical Center.

Summary about Anadolu from patients' reviews:

The Anadolu Clinic is a highly-regarded medical facility located on the coast of the marble sea. It is renowned for its professionalism, cleanliness, and attention to detail. The staff is polite, attentive, and responsive to patients' needs. Highly-trained and skilled doctors are available for comprehensive examinations and treatments, and the recovery room is bright and comfortable with a beautiful view. Patients have benefited from the services of an excellent translator, Elmira, and the support of coordinators Zakhida, Bakhtygul, and Amina, Gayana. The clinic also offers a transfer service from the airport to the hotel and back, as well as booking a hotel conveniently located 10-15 minutes away. Anadolu is the perfect choice for a successful treatment and recovery.

Top 5 Anadolu Advantages: 

  1. Highly skilled and experienced medical staff 
  2. Advanced equipment 
  3. Personal coordinators and interpreters
  4. Pleasant atmosphere 
  5. Wide range of medical services and treatments
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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Joint Commission International  certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
European Society for Medical Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Organisation of European Cancer Institutes Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Johns Hopkins Medicine certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient Choice for Basic Check-up certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
Patient choice in Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
International Accreditation System for Interventional Oncology Services (IASIOS) certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
 Planetree's Gold Certificate certificate for Anadolu Medical Center
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 453 reviews

Medipol University Hospital is one of the largest multi-specialty medical institution in Turkey. Daily, over 1,200 patients trust their health to Medipol's experts. The hospital is equipped with advanced technologies, i.e, Da Vinci Surgical System, Cyber and Gamma Knives. Doctors specialize in cancer, neurological, and cardiovascular treatment. Organ transplantation, bone marrow transplant and IVF are among key specialties of the hospital.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Нуржан • Nov 11, 2022
Very well. Satisfied in general.
4.5
453 reviews
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Turkey, Antalya
4.5
Excellent
• 80 reviews

Memorial Antalya Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Turkey. It specializes in medical and radiation oncology, general, plastic, and reconstruction surgery. Memorial Antalya Hospital meets international standards of quality and safety according to the JCI (Joint Commission International), an authoritative organization evaluating world-class medical centers.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Antalya Hospital
Людмила Ни • Jul 19, 2021
I liked the doctors, staff and translator Gunay, the neurologist and cardiologist told in detail about the diagnosis and gave recommendations, made an appointment
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Memorial Şişli Hospital
Most Popular Clinic for Biopsy
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 242 reviews

Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul is the largest multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul. It is the 1st hospital in Turkeу and the 21st in the world accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) for the high quality of treatment.

Memorial Şişli specialties are the following: oncology, bone marrow transplant, in vitro fertilization (IVF), neurosurgery, and organ transplant. The success rate of organ transplant at Memorial is 90%.

Patients from 92 countries choose Memorial Şişli for treatment annually.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Шахноза • Jul 20, 2022
In July 2022, she had a consultation, examination and surgery at the Memorial Clinic. I thank the staff of the clinic, Professor Ilknur Bayraktar and, of course, the Bukmed team represented by Maria and translator Gulzar for their professionalism. Everything went smoothly. Chambers at the level of 5 star hotels. 3 meals a day, comfortable bed, free Wi-Fi, TV, nurse and nurses are very attentive.
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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 103 reviews

Hisar Hospital Intercontinental is a multi-specialty medical center in Turkey, Istanbul.

The medical center specializes in pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, oncology, weight loss surgery, and check-ups. Hisar Intercontinental Hospital serves only adults. 250,000 patients choose Hisar Intercontinental Hospital to get medical care every year.  Hisar Hospital is certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) that confirms compliance with international standards of treatment quality and safety.

Patients from CIS, Balkans and African countries choose Hisar Hospital for medical care.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Eva Bajen • Sep 29, 2023
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Medicana Atasehir Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.3
Good
• 86 reviews

Medicana Ataşehir Hospital is one of the multispecialty hospitals of Medicana Group of Hospitals in Turkey. It comprises 12 modern clinics and employs over 3,500 medical personnel following world’s standards of treatment.

Medicana Ataşehir Hospital meets quality and service standards of the Turkish Ministry of Health and the Joint Commission International (JCI).

 

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Turkish Medical Association certificate for Medicana Atasehir Hospital
The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF certificate for Medicana Atasehir Hospital
Kyra • Feb 13, 2023
Lovely staff and best service by far! And a loving kitty to great every patient !
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Menfis Health Novimaj
Turkey, Istanbul
New

Menfis Health Novimaj is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. The team is dedicated to medical check-ups, diagnostics, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and bariatric surgery. 320 patients choose Menfis Health Novimaj to get medical care every year. Patients from Europe, the Commonwealth, Arab League States, and Russian-speaking countries visit the clinic most often.

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Turkish Medical Association certificate for Menfis Health Novimaj
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Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 87 reviews

Memorial Hospital Bahçelievler (Memorial Bahçelievler Hastanesi) is a multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul with an eco-friendly design. There are a lot of green areas on the hospital territory, which contribute to patients’ psychological comfort and their speedy recovery.

The medical facility specializes in oncology treatments, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, brain surgery, urology, gynecology, general and robotic surgery.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
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Савчук Ольга • Feb 28, 2020
The clinic is new, when you come in, there is no fear that the hospital, during the course, is beautiful, very, and smells, the doctor and staff are very responsive, they often clean, the rooms are cozy.
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Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals
Turkey, Istanbul
5
Excellent
• 11 reviews

Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals is at the forefront of modern medicine and surgery in Turkey having been founded in 1989 as the first hospital for cardiovascular diseases in the region under the aegis of the Turkish Society of Cardiology. 

All facilities are JCI and ISO accredited. Additionally, Istanbul FNH was also awarded Sign of the City in 2014 and British QHA accreditation in 2015.

Today, there are 4 general hospitals, 2 medical centers, as well as Demiroglu Bilim University which has a medical faculty, a school of nursing and a vocational school of healthcare.

The Group has maintained its reputation for excellence by combining expertise with the highest caliber of staff and healthcare innovation to ensure that each and every patient receives the best care possible.

An American-based international non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits healthcare institutions has given Florence Nightingale the global “Gold seal” for inpatient care and safety of the highest level.

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Hamida Daulatzai • Feb 8, 2024
Had a very good experience with the Dermatologist with fast assessment and good tests with speedy results . Was helped and guided around the clinic by Mr Alisher who was exceptional and helpful . Helped me throughout the whole process and am very pleased with his service
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Liv Hospital Ulus
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 212 reviews

Liv Hospital Ulus is a multi-specialized medical center located in Istanbul.

Orthopedics, cancer treatment, weight loss surgery, neurosurgery, heart surgery and regenerative medicine are the leading specialties in the hospital.

Liv is a smart hospital with innovative medical technologies available: da Vinci robot-assisted system for the surgeries, MAKOplasty for knee replacement, YAG Laser for vascular surgery, virtual angiography for cardiac diagnostics, etc.

Liv Hospital in Istanbul is a popular weight loss surgery clinic in Turkey — patients lose 71% of their excess weight in a year.

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Colorectal Surgery Center for Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Robotic Surgery Center of Exellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Patient choice in Diagnostics certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
Best patient assistance certificate for Liv Hospital Ulus
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Газиз • Jan 22, 2021
LIV Hospital services are very much in line with and in no way inferior to the world level, believe me, because due to health problems of my family, we had to see clinics in the USA, China, South Korea, Israel. From the very first call I felt great care for me as a loved one. Many thanks to Sabina, Nigina - coordinators / translators, they did a great job, we could contact them at any time of the day and they supported the patient with all their hearts. Please note that everything here is based on Turkish, only doctors can communicate in English. It can be seen how much Turkey has advanced and is self-sufficient. I am grateful to fate that I met the professor - neurosurgeon Chagatay Ozturk. Easy to communicate, concise, it is immediately clear that the highest level specialist, after the examination, identified the problem and showed it on the MRI scan and explained what was to come. An operation was performed to remove the hernia on L5-S1 and a titanium disc was installed. The atmosphere of the team was very favorable and cozy, there was a high level of coherence and discipline. The concern was such that I did not feel any pain or heaviness, although they say that the operation was not an easy one. On the second day after the operation, I already walked and on the sixth day I was already discharged. Finally I got rid of pain and sleepless nights over the years! I recommend to everyone, wizards work here - professionals in their field! Best regards, Gaziz Kissym Kazakhstan
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Yesim Yildirim
Turkey, Istanbul
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Clinical oncologist
20 years of experience

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Anadolu Medical Center
Professor Yesim Yıldırım has been working as a medical oncology specialist at Anadolu Medical Center since 2011. She is a member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). She specializes in the cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapies, diagnostics and treatment of malignant neoplasms of various localizations, especially breast cancers, gastrointestinal cancers and lung cancers.  Also she wrote more than 80 international and national publications, abstracts and  books ( co-author in ‘Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care Treatment’ and ‘Precision medicine in cancer and non-communicable disease).  Yesim Yildirim is one of the outstanding specialists in the area of medical oncology. Not only a doctor, but also a scientist and lecturer in Halic University (Istanbul: Turkey). She is a member of several well-known associations: ESMO - European Society of Medical Oncology, ESO - European School of Oncology and so forth. Nowadays she is currently working in Anadolu Medical Centre at a position of Professor. Education: In 1999 Dr. Yesim Yıldırım graduated from  Hacettepe University Medical School and started internal medicine fellowship in Gazi University.  After finishing internal medicine she subsequently started her oncology career in Baskent University and became medical oncologist in 2007. During her academic  journey she was awarded by numbers of grants and scholarships. Academic experience:  Obtained a grade of minor assistant to the Medical Oncology Hospital Division after gaining a scholarship of Middle East Cancer Consortium and attending an advanced oncology tuition courses at Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa, Israel; In 2010 achieved an academic rank of Assistant Professor of internal diseases at Acibadem University School of Medicine; Gained the attestation certificate from ESMO examination (2010); Was conferred a scholastic Associate Professor degree in medical oncology after completing her academic studies in 2011; Participated to the training course in Melanoma and Kidney Cancer Clinic at Mount Vernon Cancer Center Immunooncology Clinic, London, UK;  Successfully finished MBA program in Healthcare Management in Bilgi University, Istanbul; In 2021 achieved an academic rank of Professor in Haliç University, Istanbul. Improving of practical qualification: Sivas Numune Hospital (compulsory service for government); Acibadem Kozyatagi Hospital; Acibadem University of Medicine; Anadolu Medical Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. Language: English, Russian (B1 level), Turkish Read more
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Mustafa Solak
Turkey, Istanbul
Mustafa Solak
Clinical oncologist
18 years of experience
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Mustafa Solak, M.D., who was born in 1978, was graduated from School of Medicine, Hacettepe University. He completed his residency education in İstanbul Sisli Etfal Teaching and Research Hospital and completed his fellowship in Cancer Institute of Hacettepe University.   He has dealt with many cases of Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head-Neck Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers.   FIELDS OF MEDICAL INTEREST Breast cancer Testicular Cancer Ovarian Cancer Lung Cancer Head & Neck Cancers Gastrointestinal cancers EDUCATİON: Bachelor's: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Specialization: Istanbul Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital Minor Specialization: Hacettepe University Cancer Institute INSTITUTIONS WHERE EDUCATION AND WORKED The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Hitit University Corum Training Hospital Medical Park Hospital Read more
Tarik Akar
Turkey, Istanbul
Tarik Akar
Gastroenterologist
20 years of experience
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Born in 1977, Tarık Akar, M.D., was graduated from Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University in 2000. After attending the residency education at the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Ankara University from 2000 to 2004, he was awarded the title of “Internist” in 2004. During Dr. Tarık Akar’s academic career, 19 international papers, 6 local papers, 25 local and international congress presentations He was granted Best Verbal Presentation (English) Award and Best Poster Award in 7th International Gastrointestinal System Cancers Congres FIELDS OF MEDICAL INTEREST Achalasia (POEM) ESD (Treatment of Early-stage Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Colon Cancer) ERCP (Treatment of bile ducts) Zenker’s Diverticulum (Z-POEM) Gastroparesis (G-POEM) Read more
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FAQ about Biopsy in Turkey

What are the types of biopsy?

There are 2 types of biopsy: internal and external.

An external biopsy is a collection of material for the study (biopsy) of their surface tissues: skin and mucous membranes. Such a procedure does not require special facilities for visualization or computer control.

An internal biopsy is one in which doctors take a biopsy from the internal organs. For this, doctors use special equipment: MRI, ultrasound, etc.

According to the American Cancer Society , there are several varieties of biopsies.

Types of biopsy

excisional

For research, doctors take the entire neoplasm (tumor, cyst, etc.).

incisional

Doctors take a small piece of altered tissue.

Puncture

The sampling of material for research is carried out using a puncture - a puncture with a special needle.

Aspiration

Material for diagnostics is taken using a thin vacuum tube.

Trepanation

Doctors open hard tissues.

Sighting

The biopsy is obtained under the control ("sight") of a special installation: ultrasound, MRI, endoscopy, etc.

Fusion biopsy

Hybrid technology for prostate diagnostics. Doctors take the material under the visual control of the installation, which combines ultrasound and MRI. It allows you to overlay images of each other's tumors and get a 3D image of it with a clear marking of suspicious areas.



How is a biopsy performed?

All decisions about the type of study, imaging methods, methods of anesthesia are made by the attending physician. The radiologist helps the doctor visually monitor the progress of the procedure.

The most common type of biopsy is puncture. Therefore, it is important to know how such a procedure is carried out. According to the resource RadiologyInfo , before taking a biopsy, the doctor treats the puncture area with an anesthetic. Small children are prescribed general anesthesia (narcosis). This avoids pain and makes the procedure comfortable for the child. For adult patients, doctors use local anesthesia. Anesthesia is indicated in cases where the procedure requires the collection of a large area of tissue.

Doctors use ultrasound (ultrasound) or computed tomography (CT) to pinpoint the exact location of the procedure. Then they mark with a marker the point where the needle will be inserted. In this place, specialists disinfect and remove hair from the skin. Next, make a small puncture. Doctors insert a needle, under the visual control of special installations, advance it to the focus and take a tissue sample. More detailed analysis may require multiple samples. A pressure bandage is applied to the incision site. To avoid possible complications, the medical staff monitors the patient for the next 2-3 hours. The procedure lasts 20-60 minutes.

At the puncture site for 2-3 days, the patient may feel soreness. With severe pain syndrome, the doctor prescribes analgesics. The bandage can be removed the day after the biopsy. Then you can take water procedures.

How long does it take to analyze the obtained tissues?

Doctors place the resulting tissues in a special solution. Then the material is dehydrated, impregnated with paraffin or other similar preparation. The resulting block is divided into thin (less than 0.1 mm) sections, which are stained and placed between two glass slides. The final result is called a histological specimen. His analysis is carried out by a pathologist. He evaluates the features of cells under a microscope and, based on this, draws a conclusion about the nature of the tumor.

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