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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Melanoma surgery in Turkey 2024

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While Melanoma surgery treatment offers are not be available in Turkey, we've selected the TOP offers based on feedback from Bookimed patients.

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Israel, Jerusalem
Dermatologist - Michael Lotem
29 years of experience
  • Extensive Expertise: Dr. Michael Lotem has been leading Melanoma treatments since 1995, at the helm of Hadassah's Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy Center.
  • Renowned Institution: Over 1 million patients annually choose Hadassah Medical Center, recognized by Forbes and visited by dignitaries like Melania Trump.
  • Innovative Treatments: Spearheading research into the SLAM family of receptors and new immunotherapies, offering cutting-edge options for Melanoma care.
  • Comprehensive Care: Offer includes language assistance, individual chamber, and regular transfers, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free experience.
  • International Acclaim: With patients from the CIS, Europe, Commonwealth, and Arab League States, the clinic boasts global recognition for its Melanoma treatment.
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23 Recent Melanoma surgery Reviews in Turkey: Check Real Patient Experience

Anonymous • Basalioma
Russian Federation
Jan 24, 2019

Verified review.
"Clinic definitely recommend
When they learned what was needed in the clinic, they didn’t even know where to run and whom to contact. Coordinators helped to select a clinic. They gave us a doctor. Everything went great, the doctor is a true professional.  Separately, I want to note the attitude to patients. We were met at the airport, brought to the clinic and there was already a translator waiting. Literally "by the hand" we were taken to the doctors, everyone translated. Then they provided a taxi to the hotel.   During the operation, the ward was provided for two people - for the patient and the attendant; both of them were included in the cost of the operation.   After surgery, the doctor held a consultation, making sure that you can fly back. And only then answered questions remotely that arose.  Clinic definitely recommend

Anonymous • Liver cancer
Uzbekistan
Oct 4, 2023

Verified review.
Before and After Melanoma surgery Pictures
they helped me choose a very good clinic and the doctors talked to the patients themselves, they were all happy with the treatments, I have never seen an unhappy patient
Hello, I am from Uzbekistan, from Tashkent, many thanks to Bookimed, when we didn’t know where to turn, where to find a good clinic, they helped me choose a very good clinic and the doctors talked to the patients themselves, they were all happy with the treatments, I have never seen an unhappy patient.

Евгений • Breast cancer
Ukraine
Jul 7, 2023

Verified review.
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If you want to recover and live long, come to Anadolu! Many thanks to the bookimed team for organizing, our coordinator Alexey is just super
Everything in the clinic is at the highest level, now we are undergoing examination and treatment, using modern equipment, doctors found another tumor that was not seen in Ukraine, the pro doctors inspire 100% confidence. Interpreter Svetlana constantly supports and knows how to calm her down and she is a very pleasant woman. If you want to recover and live long, come to Anadolu! Many thanks to the bookimed team for organizing, our coordinator Alexey is just super. Thanks a lot, everyone!

Kyra • Biopsy
United States of America
Feb 13, 2023

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Lovely staff and best service by far!
Lovely staff and best service by far! And a loving kitty to great every patient !
About Bookimed service
Very much so.

Алибек • Stomach cancer
Kazakhstan
Nov 20, 2022

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"We are very happy with the doctor Sinan and Zahida curator, they are very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable people
Bookimed handed over our documents to Anadolu and the next day we were contacted by the curator Zakhida from Anadolu. The curator sent us a list of hotels with whom Anadolu cooperates under the contract (discount for Anadolu patients), made a reservation and organized a transfer from the airport to the hotel, made an appointment with doctors, for tests, PET CT, etc. and sent us a schedule for November 8. We arrived on November 7, we were met by a transfer from Anadolu and taken to the hotel. The next day, November 8, we went to Anadolu, we were met in the hall by the curator Zahida and the translator Muhamed. Our doctor Sinan. Analyzes, Pet CT, MRI, ultrasound of the heart and even the review of slides, the results are prepared quickly.

Айдин • Astrocytoma
Kazakhstan
Jul 31, 2020

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"We love you
Hello everybody. Thanks to the Clinic for a successful operation. To the Neurosurgeon Mustafa Onaz and Professor Gohan. We are diagnosed with Brain cancer, the last stage, malignant. The tumor was twice as large. They saved my husband's life. Masha Allah. The operation was 8-9 hours. they deleted everything, I consider this a record. It was a difficult operation. Well done. At our KZ they could not remove everything that was, only a small part was removed and that's it. I bow to you. At the expense of the clinic. Service At the Highest Level. Another razzzzz Many thanks to Mustafa Onaz. We love you. A doctor from God. He needs OsKar ❤️❤️❤️ Aidana Amanshieva

Anonymous • Breast cancer
Ukraine
Jul 3, 2020

Verified review.
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"The result of the consultation was more than satisfactory
The most basic and most important is the medical equipment for a complete high-quality diagnosis. A small minus is the very low quality of the Internet, from the wishes: the possibility of placing on the territory of a small street sports complex. The territory of the clinic, the ward, the clinic itself comply with all modern world standards.

Неля • Breast cancer
Ukraine
Aug 26, 2019

Verified review.
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Thank you Memorial Clinic for the organization, support, good news!
This is a kind, responsive, attentive, punctual person! Thank you Memorial Clinic for the organization, support, good news! I recommend this wonderful clinic to everyone!

Bohdan Bashtanar • Liver cancer
Ukraine
Apr 11, 2019

Verified review.
Before and After Melanoma surgery Pictures
Many thanks to the doctors, staff for your work, professionalism, Help, good nature
Many thanks to the doctors, staff for your work, professionalism, Help, good nature. You give people and children a chance for a full life. Yours faithfully, the director of the charity foundation Lyubov Lyubushkina

Максим Oslopov • Prostate cancer
Russian Federation
Mar 6, 2019

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"He is very happy that he finally got rid of the cancer using the da Vinci robot
The Medipol Clinic in Istanbul was recommended to me by bookimed specialists. I was very pleased with the additional service. We were met with my father at the airport and taken to the guest house, which was provided by the hospital free of charge, as well as free 3 meals a day, not only for my father, but also for me. Every day a car came for us to take us to the clinic, as well as to take us back. We were provided with the services of an interpreter. Translator Murat turned out to be a very good person, he told everything and helped absolutely everything. operas atsiyu. Everything went fine, he is very happy that he finally got rid of the cancer using the da Vinci robot. The staff after the operation behaved very courteously and neatly.

Melanoma surgery Overview in Turkey

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patients recommend -
77%
Surgery Time - 3 hours
Stay in the country - 7 days
Rehabilitation - 14 days
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 23
Requests processed - 46119
Bookimed fees - $0
Types of Melanoma surgery
  • This therapy applies medicine directly onto skin cancer to halt its growth and spread, offering lesser side effects.

  • Mohs microsurgery - from 1500$

    This therapy removes skin cancer layer by layer, checking each for cancer cells, ensuring minimal tissue loss.

  • This treatment involves surgically removing skin cancer, specifically ensuring a clean, cancer-free margin around it.

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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1 - Arrival

  • Arrive at the clinic.
  • Settle in the individual chamber provided.
  • Meet with language assistance if needed.

Day 2 - Pre-Operation

  • Consultation with dermatologist and oncologist.
  • Undertake medical tests including blood tests, biopsy.
  • Discuss anesthetics and surgical plan with anesthesiologist.

Day 3 - Surgery

  • Undergo Melanoma surgery, usually 1-3 hours.
  • Local or general anesthesia applied depending on the case.
  • Post-surgery, transfer to recovery room for monitoring.

Day 4-7 - Post-Operation

  • Stay in the clinic for recovery and monitoring.
  • Regular wound cleaning and dressing changes.
  • Consult with doctor for post-operative care instructions.

Week 1-2 - Rehabilitation

  • Regular follow-up consultations with the surgeon.
  • Begin light physical activity as recommended.
  • Resume work after two weeks, depending on recovery.

Week 3-6 - Rehabilitation

  • Gradually increase physical activities.
  • Return to sports after four to six weeks.
  • Final results are typically visible after six weeks.

Please note that these timelines may vary depending on individual recovery rates and the complexity of the surgery.

What patients like:

  1. Cost. The Melanoma surgery cost in Turkey ranges from 4500$ to 14500$. This is significantly lower than in the USA where it costs up to $30000, or in Germany, with prices starting from $20000.
  2. Doctor’s professionalism. Turkish doctors often hold international certificates and memberships in global medical associations. Their experience in Melanoma surgeries is vast.
  3. Service level. Patients appreciate the high level of service in Turkish clinics. Comprehensive care and multilingual staff are standard.
  4. Melanoma surgery efficacy. Modern techniques, such as minimally invasive surgeries and immunotherapies, are widely used in Turkey, improving surgery outcomes.
  5. Logistics. Most clinics offer package deals, including accommodation and transportation, making the process seamless for international patients.

What patients don’t like:

  1. Waiting time. Despite efforts, some patients experience long waiting times for consultations and procedures.
  2. Logistics issues. Language barriers, cultural differences, and navigating a foreign healthcare system can be challenging.
  3. Follow-up care. Some patients find follow-up care challenging due to distance and communication barriers.

How much is Melanoma surgery cost in Turkey? Find Out Now

updated 3/2/2024
The average price of Melanoma surgery in Turkey is $9188, the minimum price is $4500, and the maximum price is $14500.
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Mohs microsurgery from $1500 from $1500 -
Topical therapy of melanoma -from $3250 -
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Discover the Best Melanoma surgery Clinics in Turkey: 23 Verified Options and Prices
Check the hospital ranking based on requests and 23 reviews to pick the right Melanoma surgery clinic for you.
Anadolu Medical Center
Highest-Rated Clinic for Melanoma surgery
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 450 reviews

Anadolu Medical Center is a multidisciplinary facility in Istanbul (Turkey), affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is one of the top 10 hospitals in the world according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA). Patients from the US, UK, Romania, Bulgaria, and Azerbaijan choose Anadolu for its professional staff, cleanliness, attention to detail, and modern medical equipment. The clinic offers Melanoma surgery in Turkey with Professor Yesim Yildirim, a medical oncology specialist with 20 years of experience in cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapies. Patients have praised Anadolu for its transfer service from the airport to the hotel and back, as well as its excellent translator, coordinators, and recovery room with a beautiful view. Professor Yesim Yildirim and Anadolu Medical Center are the perfect choice for a successful Melanoma surgery in Turkey.

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accreditations:

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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Kamila Abubakirova • Oct 4, 2023
Hello, I am from Uzbekistan, from Tashkent, many thanks to Bookimed, when we didn’t know where to turn, where to find a good clinic, they helped me choose a very good clinic and the doctors talked to the patients themselves, they were all happy with the treatments, I have never seen an unhappy patient.
4.6
450 reviews
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Melanoma surgery $8000 - $15000
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Memorial Şişli Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.6
Excellent
• 242 reviews

Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey is a multidisciplinary medical center with a high success rate of 90% in organ transplants and accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). Dr. Gülsüm Çebi, one of the top-rated revision rhinoplasty surgeons, offers Melanoma surgery procedure at the Memorial Şişli Hospital. Patients from 92 countries choose Memorial Şişli for treatment annually, and Bookimed provides airport transfer and other services for patient convenience. Reviews show that the clinic is highly professional and organized, and the staff is polite and caring.

For those looking for a Melanoma surgery in Turkey, Memorial Şişli Hospital is an excellent choice.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Şişli Hospital
Неля • Aug 26, 2019
This is a kind, responsive, attentive, punctual person! Thank you Memorial Clinic for the organization, support, good news! I recommend this wonderful clinic to everyone!
4.6
242 reviews
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Melanoma surgery $3000 - $4500
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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.5
Excellent
• 105 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
Аl'bina Левченко • Nov 13, 2023
Excellent transfer, even from the bus station, hotel included in the price, almost like a separate apartment, very smiling and always helpful staff, excellent translator, clinic administrator. Liked everything. They expect me to check in in six months. I will definitely go to them.
4.5
105 reviews
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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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accreditations:

Joint Commission International  certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Patient choice in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Oncology certificate for Medipol Mega University Hospital
Bohdan Bashtanar • Apr 11, 2019
Many thanks to the doctors, staff for your work, professionalism, Help, good nature. You give people and children a chance for a full life. Yours faithfully, the director of the charity foundation Lyubov Lyubushkina
4.5
453 reviews
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Melanoma surgery $7000 - $14000
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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
Joint Commission International  certificate for Memorial Bahçelievler Hospital
Ivanka • Oct 6, 2023
We are more than grateful to our coordinator from Bookimed dr. Hanna. She has been our helper and supporter every step of the way. I highly recommend to take a contact with her if you need help for treatment in another country. She is wonderful and supportive and organise ting and consultation with doctors pretty fast. We get a good help in Memorial hospital thanks to her and her assistance.
4.6
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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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accreditations:

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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Светлана • Sep 9, 2021
We went to the clinic for rectal adecarcenoma. Bookimed coordinator Ekaterina promptly and professionally helped organize the trip. Upon arrival at the airport, we were met by a car from Liv Hospital, taken to the booked hotel. Each transfer from the hotel to the clinic and back was carried out practically without delay. The examination took place within the agreed time and price, and a course of treatment was prescribed. What will be the results of treatment, time will tell
4.5
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Istanbul Oncology Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
1
Terrible
• 1 review

Istanbul Oncology Hospital is a private multi-specialty medical center located in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Oncology Hospital, established in 2008, started as an outpatient oncology clinic and later expanded to become a fully-fledged Oncology Hospital in 2015. The team is dedicated to orthopedics, oncology, diagnostics, and medical check-up. Istanbul Oncology Hospital serves only adults. At Istanbul Oncology Hospital, all procedures and medical interventions are carried out by experienced medical staff guided by advanced technology. 11640 patients choose Istanbul Oncology Hospital to get medical care every year. Patients from Russian-speaking countries, Europe & Commonwealth, and the Balkans often visit the clinic.

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accreditations:

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 by TÜV NORD CERT certificate for Istanbul Oncology Hospital
International Health Tourism Authorization Certificate certificate for Istanbul Oncology Hospital
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Emsey Hospital
Turkey, Istanbul
4.2
Good
• 31 reviews

Emsey Hospital is one of Turkey’s multi-specialty private medical center, provides health services in the A+ Class level hospital. The hospital has ISO and JCI accreditations as a reliable medical center. As a general hospital, the facility provides treatments in general medicine, surgical medicine and internal medicine. Emsey Hospital provides healthcare services to patients from all around the world since 2012. The hospital has Advanced Spine Surgery Center performing congenital and complicated orthopedic treatments from scoliosis to spine fusion surgeries. The Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit is one of the largest BMT unit in Turkey with 45 beds. 

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accreditations:

Joint Commission International  certificate for Emsey Hospital
Дурдона • Nov 13, 2021
We liked Emsey clinic very much. we were met from the airport with an interpreter and a driver. then placed in a very good hotel. delicious food was served 2 times at the hotel. The hotel had spacious comfortable rooms with all amenities. On the 1st day we were brought for analysis, on the 2nd day they made a diagnosis, started treatment and we were placed in a ward. Within 5 days, we received the necessary treatment and good service. The doctors were very skilled and experienced. The coordinator Janseit was with us for 1 week and was very helpful in creating all the necessary amenities for us. Thanks to all the staff at Emsey Clinic.
4.2
31 reviews
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Melanoma surgery $7500 - $14500
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Hermes Clinics
Turkey, Istanbul
4.4
Good
• 14 reviews

Hermes Clinics is a healthcare network that provides medical services in Istanbul, Turkey. Hermes Clinics offer treatments and packages that include the therapy plan, VIP transfer from-to the airport, a guide that speaks your language, accommodation at prestigious 5 stars hotels in Istanbul, lifetime online consultation option.

 

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Joint Commission International  certificate for Hermes Clinics
Reem Koja • Nov 16, 2023
I thought the doctor did an amazing job, and Nida🌼 was a godsend, but Sema was a terrible communicator and did not give me correct information many times. She said the shuttle was on its way, and we had to wait two hours before the Shuttle even came her translation skills are less than par, but overall, I was happy with the doctor and luckily I had Nida🌼 Nida!!’
4.4
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Memorial Ankara Hospital
Turkey, Ankara
4.5
Excellent
• 4 reviews

Memorial Hospital in Ankara (Memorial Ankara Hastanesi) is one of the largest private hospitals in the Turkish capital.

Memorial Ankara Hospital specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, medical oncology, and orthopedics.

Heart surgeries are performed through a thin catheter, without incisions in the thorax. Radiotherapy of tumors is carried out on TrueBeam STx and Elekta Versa HD devices of the last generation.

Memorial in Ankara is awarded by JCI, an international certificate that confirms treatment quality.

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Aida Gareeva • Jan 19, 2021
Everything was very good.
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Your Medical Travel Guide: Essential Tips and Advice

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How many days do I need to stay in Turkey?
7 days
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel on full board basis — $100. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $50. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $30. Lunch & dinner — $15.
Some clinics include 4- or 5-star hotel stay in the procedure cost.
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK: visa is not required. For citizens of the USA: online visa is available — $76.50.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to Turkey.
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Transfers
Flight tickets to Turkey: are not included in the price.
Transfer: most of clinics provide a free airport-clinic-airport transfer for patients coming for the procedure.

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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
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FAQ about Melanoma surgery in Turkey

Surgical excision of melanoma is the main treatment for early-stage skin cancer. .

In stage 0 and stage I melanoma, removal of the primary tumor may be the only procedure necessary for complete recovery.

The main types of operations performed for melanoma:

  • wide excision (excision);
  • micrographic removal (Mohs operation).

Wide excision

Wide excision (excision) involves the removal of the formation along with some healthy tissue around the edges. The tumor is excised with a scalpel under local anesthesia, making an indent of 0.5-2 cm. The size of the surgical margin depends on the thickness (germination) of the melanoma deep into the skin.

After removal of the formation, a suture is applied.

Formation thickness

Surgical edge

non-invasive melanoma

0.5 cm

less than 1 mm

1 cm

from 2 to 4 mm

2 cm

more than 4 mm

2 cm

A pathologist examines the removed tissue for tumor involvement. If malignant cells are found in the border tissue, irradiation is performed to destroy the remaining formation. A biopsy of the sentinel nodes is also mandatory.

If malignant cells in the sentinel lymph node were found, lymph node dissection ( lymphadenectomy ) is performed - removal of the affected lymph nodes.

Mohs operation

The Mohs operation is the removal of the formation in stages, in layers. Each layer removed during the operation is examined under a microscope to detect cancer cells. The next layer is removed as long as there are tumor cells in it. This approach is gentle and allows you to remove the tumor, preserving healthy skin as much as possible.

Mohs surgery can be used for lesions of the face , where a wide excision can leave an unwanted cosmetic defect. Many doctors recommend Mohs surgery only for non- melanoma skin cancers.

With damage to the limbs and deep germination of the tumor, amputation can be performed. In an effort to preserve as much tissue as possible, doctors also offer radiation and local chemotherapy (isolated limb perfusion) as alternatives.

Removal of melanoma at different stages

At stages 0 and I, the main method of treatment is a wide excision.

At stage II, the tumor is also excised, however, a biopsy of the sentinel lymph node is mandatory, and if it is damaged, lymphadenectomy is performed.

At stage III melanoma, a wide excision is performed, removal of the lymph nodes in which malignant cells were found, and drug therapy.

At the IV (last) stage, the removal of the primary tumor takes place whenever possible. For the treatment of metastases, drug therapy and / or radiation are mandatory.

Postoperative care

To accelerate the healing of a postoperative wound, it is necessary to strictly follow the recommendations of a specialist:

  • keep the excision site dry, protecting with a sterile bandage;
  • apply an antibiotic ointment to the bandage as prescribed by the doctor;
  • avoid intense physical activity;
  • if you experience any unpleasant symptoms, consult a doctor.

Side effects and complications of surgery

  • infection;
  • bleeding;
  • cosmetic defect (scarring and scar);
  • lymphedema (when removing lymph nodes).

Lymphedema is swelling and swelling of the extremities caused by stagnation of lymph during surgical removal of lymph nodes.

The symptoms of lymphedema are:

  • swelling of the arm or leg from the side of the removed lymph node;
  • feeling of heaviness in the hands;
  • decreased limb flexibility.

Lymphedema can develop immediately after lymph node dissection, and after a long time. Carefully monitor the condition of the body and inform the doctor about any changes!

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