Health Tourism

Medical Tourism

Health Tourism; Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is the most popular niche tourism market of recent times. Medical tourism is seen as one of the fastest growing tourism activities in the world. This sector has hold significant share in the movement Turkey, it wants to use its competitiveness in the medical tourism with the aim to increase the variety of alternative tourism.

In particular, the establishment of an infrastructure that is considered important in the field of health tourism, the presence of trained personnel, appropriate treatment consists of wages suggests that there could be a significant player in Turkey’s health tourism sector. However, while striving for this purpose, our shortcomings that need to be completed are to keep up with the age of advanced technology, to continue our journey with qualified personnel and to see our future; Fulfilling these in accordance with world standards is of great importance for our country’s economy.


Medical Tourism; When it comes to the concepts, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to “tourism” is entertainment, holiday and pleasure, on the contrary, in health tourism, treatment, health and recovery is a preferred form of tourism. Is it enough to prefer health tourism only for recovery and treatment? As a result of the investigations and researches I have done, the necessity of examining medical tourism by dividing it into two has emerged, considering that the statements made on the behalf of medical tourism are not clear and that a new definition is required due to differences in definitions.

Medical Tourism; When it comes to the concepts, the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to “tourism” is entertainment, holiday and pleasure, on the contrary, in health tourism, treatment, health and recovery is a preferred form of tourism. Is it enough to prefer health tourism only for recovery and treatment? As a result of the investigations and researches I have done, the necessity of examining medical tourism by dividing it into two has emerged, considering that the statements made on the behalf of medical tourism are not clear and that a new definition is required due to differences in definitions.


1-Aesthetic Medical Tourism

 2-Medical Tourism

1) AESTHETIC MEDICAL TOURISM

Aesthetic medical tourism is economically sourced treatments performed to raise the standard of living, improve the quality of life and improve more physical appearance. In aesthetic medical tourism, treatment is more arbitrary than urgent. For this reason, those with a high rate of aesthetic medical preference are those with a good economic situation. Most preferred departments in the field; Hair transplantation, dental aesthetics, implants, eye aesthetics, breast aesthetics, tummy tuck surgery, nose aesthetics, ear aesthetics, facial bone aesthetics, liposuction, face lifting, body aesthetics, botox, laser treatments. Successful operations, professional staff and due to price options Turkey, “the most demanding countries in aesthetics” was the title.


2) MEDICAL  TOURISM ; It is a type of tourism preferred by patients to receive treatment, to regain their health and to maintain their vital functions. Turkey has demonstrated in organ transplantation and in the treatment of cancer constantly  successful international medical tourism has come into question. If we list the most preferred types of medical intervention; cancer and heart surgery, brain tumor treatment and stem cell therapies come first. In addition, the treatment of these diseases are the most foreign currency that treatment in Turkey. Later, eye treatments, in vitro fertilization, dental treatments, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases and Surgery and Skin and Venereal Diseases, Gynecology, Brain and Nerve Surgery, oncology are followed. The number of dentists in Turkey, 23 thousand, if taken into account in the number of physicians as more than 135 thousand, our country has more than enough capacity to meet the health tourism as a potential doctor.

World in Medical Tourism The most important region for medical tourism is undoubtedly the Asian continent. The region attracts 1.3 million medical tourists annually, and the scope of this activity has reached astonishing levels with countries such as Thailand, Singapore, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa. Medical tourism movements in (1) Thailand started with gender change operations in the 1970’ and later turned to plastic surgery. India is considered as the center of medical tourism today and it has renewed its technology in order to become the most important global center in this field, emphasizing low costs and fast care in its advertisements. (2)Medical tourism areas in India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the such as Germany not to be too far now leading from Turkey, infrastructure and health problems, are collaborating on policies and strategies with the private sector and state institutions due to the show develop their skills. (3)

Medical Tourism
bibliography:

(1) Heung, ae. al., 2010.

(2) Journal of Yasar University, 4 (14), 2257-2279

 (3) Yılmaz, t.n., P.18., P.6


Health Tourism in Turkey