Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in Turkey

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How much does deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery cost in Turkey?

Updated: 2022-01-13
The average price of deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery in Turkey is $24000, the minimum price is $340, and the maximum price is $38000.
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Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi

Deep brain stimulation

Turkey, Istanbul
$28000
Medical and other services
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
Neurosurgeon’s consultation Microelectrode-guided surgery Neurostimulator 1 week full accommodation before surgery 3 weeks full accommodation after the surgery 3 weeks of neurostimulator programing after the surgery Up to 1-year follow-up examination.
Memorial Şişli Hospital

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Turkey, Istanbul
$23000
Medical and other services
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
Hermes Clinics

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Turkey, İzmir
$22000 $23280
Medical and other services
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
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17 Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery Clinics in Turkey Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 2327 requests, 1086 patient reviews, prices, and information from 17 clinics

#1
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology

Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology

The Bookimed patients have ranked this clinic as the best one for pediatric cancer and blood disorders treatment in 2019.

#2
CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Turkish Medical Association

Turkish Medical Association

The Turkish Medical Association (TMA) was established to improve public healthcare in Turkey. The association considers professional doctor competence, education, and training.

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) by WHO and UNICEF

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, which implements breastfeeding protection, encouragement, and support.

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#3
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

European Society for Medical Oncology

European Society for Medical Oncology

The European Society for Medical Oncology is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology.

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How can you describe the impact of DBS surgery on patients?

Ali Zirh
34 years of experience
Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital

It would be appropriate to describe this as "turning back the clock of the disease." When we perform Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with a 10-years history of Parkinson's, it is possible to bring that patient back to the initial years of the disease.  We have seen patients who cannot live independently, turn in bed or eat without the help of others live independently after the surgery. Many of them can even see returning to their previous professions.

How effective is DBS for Parkinson's and tremors? What are the benefits of DBS for Parkinson's and Tremor?

Since DBS mimics the effect of high-dose medication, DBS surgery effectively stops Parkinson's patients' tremors and partially responds to the medication.

However, in patients whose tremor does not stop from the beginning despite a high dose of medication, with DBS focused on the tremor center in the brain, it is possible to stop both Parkinson's tremor and other tremors with a success rate of 85-90%.

What is the DBS surgery process?

Patients suitable for this surgery will be brought to the hospital and taken through the necessary preoperative evaluations. They will undergo DBS surgery on the second day, where the actual brain surgery part of the intervention is. The patients are awake, able to talk with us and communicate their experiences during the surgery. 

During this approximate 2.5-hour process, the medical team creates the physiological map of the brain using the Microelectrode Recording and Stimulation technique and by establishing cooperation with the patient. The surgeon places DBS electrodes by locating the brain cells responsible for the disease with an error margin of fewer than 80 microns. 

Afterward, within half an hour, when the patient is anesthetized, the surgeon places the neurostimulator in the chest area and connects it to the DSB electrodes with extension cables.  After the operation, the treating doctor provides neurostimulator programming, reduces and adjusts the patient's medications within 2-3 weeks of outpatient clinic control.

What does the success of DBS surgery depend on?

1. Proper patient selection

2. Placing DBS electrodes in the right place in the brain

3. Proper neurostimulator programming.

Items 1 and 3 require a highly educated and experienced movement disorders team. Item 2 depends on the advanced technology used and the experience of the neurosurgeon performing the surgery. Failure to define the precise location of those cells responsible for the disease will inevitably sacrifice the quality of life for the patients after surgery. 

#4
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

TÜV NORD DIN EN ISO evaluates quality management system, certifies and performs audits.

#5
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED Platinum Sertificate for ECO Buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) is a ranking certification system regarding energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for green buildings.

#6
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#7
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#8
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT

TÜV NORD DIN EN ISO evaluates quality management system, certifies and performs audits.

#9
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

NanoKnife

NanoKnife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

#10
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The Best Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery Doctors in Turkey

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Ali Zirh
Neurosurgeon Stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon
Istanbul , Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital
4.5
( 277 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital
29 years of experience
Doctor Ali Zirh is world famous neurosurgeon and world renowned neurologist from Turkey. Dr. Ali Zırh graduated from the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Turkey in 1983. Afterwards, he attended training courses in Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Israel, Belgium, and the USA. Dr. Ali Zırh’s ...
Selçuk Göçmen
Neurosurgeon
Istanbul , Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
4.5
( 270 reviews )
Online consultation $160
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Istanbul, Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
Assoc. Prof. Dr Göçmen is a Turkey-based neurosurgeon with over 15 years of experience. Certified expert in functional neurosurgery and Gamma Knife. Work experience Since 2017 — Neurosurgeon at Anadolu Medical Center 2014-2017 — Neurosurgeon in Private Denizli Surgery Hospital 2008-2014 — Neuros ...
Yaşar Kütükçü
Istanbul , Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
4.5
( 270 reviews )
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Istanbul, Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center
29 years of experience
Professor Yaşar Kütükçü graduated from the Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi Medical School with following education at University of California San Francisco (USA). Professor conducts active research and scientific work. He is a member of leading associations in Neurology, incl. Turkish Neurology Societ ...
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5 positive reviews on deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery in Turkey

Mohamed Sep 10, 2021
Verified review. The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease in Medipol Mega University Hospital

In cos ara include frees and meals of patient of accompagnateur. We Have paid his feeds.if possible, I prefer stay a hotel in the town near from the central the programmation center of stimulator

Ruslan Dec 5, 2018
Verified review. The patient was treated of parkinson"s disease in Medipol Mega University Hospital

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What should you know about Turkey before the trip?

Currencylira (you also can pay for services in dollars and euros)
Best period for the tripMay-October
LanguageTurkish (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)
Visais not required for a trip of at least 30 days per visit
Time difference with Europe3 hours
Time difference with the USA8 hours
CapitalAnkara
Medical tourism centerIstanbul
Popular resortsAlanya, Antalya, Kemer, Marmaris

What is the level of medicine in Turkey?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Turkish government. The Turkish authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 77 billion liras for healthcare annually.

As a result, 28,000 medical facilities provide excellent medical care in the country. About 50 centers have certificate of JCI (Joint Commission International), the international improver of healthcare quality and safety across the globe. The index of certificates obtained is the largest. To compare, Israel has 20 JCI-accredited facilities, and Germany — only 10 clinics of this type.

Why is Turkey trendy for medical tourism?

Turkey is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE, Jordan, and Lebanon prefer treatment in Turkey to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. Over 1 mln international patients travel to Turkey annually. So Turkey is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

Turkey is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 50% on services compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In Turkey, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. The level of Turkish hotels is comparable to hotels in Tunisia, Morocco or Egypt. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

When is the best time to travel to Turkey?

The main advantage of Turkish resorts is the long beach season. On the Mediterranean coast, it starts in April and lasts until November. In the resorts of the Aegean Sea — from May to October. The most comfortable time for swimming is from mid-June to the end of October. A large influx of tourists is in July-August, when the air temperature is +38°C, and the water warms up to +27°C.

Do I need a visa?

In 2020, the Republic of Turkey has visa-free agreements with 89 states. Some foreigners are exempted from obtaining entry visas, others are required to receive an electronic visa (e-Visa), and still others must apply for a visa at Turkish missions abroad.

What states need a visa for treatment in Turkey and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to Turkey for treatment?

Visas for travel to Turkey require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds ($50 per day per person)
  • insurance policy for a stay in Turkey (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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