Why fertility treatment in Turkey?
Couples who have been trying to get pregnant naturally for over a year, or in some cases two, may find that assisted conception through fertility treatments like IVF is the best way to increase the chance of pregnancy.
There are several different treatments that can be used to assist with pregnancy however the most suitable treatment for you and your partner will be determined by the cause of the fertility problem. Fertility treatment can be quite expensive in the UK if you do not qualify for treatment on the NHS (learn more about fertility treatment in the UK), which is why so many patients from the UK and other European countries travel to Turkey for treatment.
Going to Turkey for private fertility treatment will save you time and money and give you the flexibility to time your treatment for when it suits you. In some cases, multiple attempts may be needed to achieve pregnancy which can be done on a significantly smaller budget in Turkey.
Typically, the success rate of fertility treatment is around 60% for women over the age of 30. This number decreases as you get older. The success rate of treatment is directly affected by the cause of the fertility problem, so a consultation is required to know the likelihood of success for you.
Quality treatment & expert care providers?
Turkey is the home to some of the best private hospitals in the world, offering fertility treatment in state-of-the-art facilities. The private hospitals we at Mhc work with, that provide fertility services to international patients, are accredited by the Joint Commission (JCI), an international organisation that accredits tens of thousands of healthcare organisation in the US and internationally. This accreditation works to improve patient safety and quality of healthcare in the international community.
At Mhc we take great care in selecting the best treatment providers. We have developed relationships with some of the top healthcare providers in Turkey that offer fertility treatment, including Medical Park Hospital Group and Memorial Hospital Group.
How to arrange your fertility treatment in Turkey
Seeking medical treatment abroad can be a daunting experience but at Mhc we are here to help simplify the process. You can be on your way with a few quick and easy steps;
Fertility treatment may not be suitable for everyone. We will assist you by getting you in touch with an expert consultant at one of our partnering hospitals to discuss your case in private.
Receive Consultant Report and Price
Once the assessment is complete and your suitability is confirmed, Mhc will send you a treatment report outlining the doctor’s recommendation and the costs of that treatment.
Once you’re ready to book your treatment, let us know your availability and we will confirm your booking with your chosen care provider.
Getting to Turkey
To receive your treatment, you’ll need to arrive the day before your procedure, unless stated otherwise. Your care provider, with our assistance, will arrange a VIP transfer from the airport to your hotel. A driver will also be at hand to take you to and from the hospital
On your return you can still contact the care provider in Turkey or contact us if you have any questions.
Consultation and treatment by an experienced doctor and team of fertility specialists.
Transport & Accommodation
2-night stay in a 4*/5* hotel, airport pick and transportation between the hotel and clinic.
Aftercare consultation – All necessary post-operative, medical and treatment.
Factors that determine price
Please see our short breakdown of factors that influence the cost of fertility treatment.
The number of cycles you have is a big factor in the cost of fertility treatment. Some care providers will offer discounts on multiple cycles of treatment
Fertility treatments can only be carried out by qualified practitioners. You may find more experienced and successful care providers will charge more for their services.
Treatment carried out in a state-of-the-art hospital is likely to cost more than a smaller specialised clinic.
There are several treatments that can be carried out to assist with fertility. In some cases, more than one treatment will be required to achieve pregnancy. Depending on the treatments recommended to you the cost of your procedure will vary. The pre-assessment will be used to determine the necessary treatments.
It is important to consider the above factors when thinking about the cost of your treatment. At Mhc, we are here to help and have hand-picked some of the best care providers in Turkey to assist you through your journey.
State of the art hospitals
Medical Park Hospital
Being in the Turkish healthcare business since 1995, Medical Park Hospitals Group serves patients in 31 hospitals located in 17 cities. It is now a pioneering actor in the sector with 211 operating rooms, 5,240 beds and 16,000 employees.
Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Kayseri, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Memorial healthcare group is a leading healthcare provider with 11 hospitals and 4 medical centres in 5 major cities across Turkey. We specialising a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments including fertility…
4* and 5* accommodation is provided by the care provider and is conveniently located near the hospital. This means you’re in easy reach of the facility where the treatment will take place and you won’t have to suffer the congested traffic of Istanbul.
If for any reason you’re not happy with the accommodation offered, or just prefer something other than what is provided by the hospital, we at Mhc, can help with other arrangements.
Medicinal fertility treatment
Fertility drugs are usually given to women as they are commonly prescribed for ovulation problems. In some instance drugs will also be given to men for male infertility problems.
Here are some common fertility medicines:
- Clomifene – Helps to regulate ovulation in women who can’t naturally ovulate regularly.
- Tamoxifen – alternative to Clomifene
- Metformin – for women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Gonadotrophins – can stimulate ovulation in women and may improve fertility in men
Use any prescribed medicine as advised by your doctor. Some medication may have side effects like nausea, headaches and vomiting which your doctor should inform you on.
Surgical fertility procedures
For some condition, outlined below, surgical treatment is required to investigate and help with fertility problems.
Fallopian tube surgery:
The fallopian tube may become blocked or damaged, preventing eggs from passing through. Surgery can be used to repair the tube tissue to allowing the egg to pass through. The success rate of this surgery depends on the amount of damage that needs to be corrected.
Endometriosis, Fibroids and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
In some women the inner lining of the womb may start to grow and swell outside of the womb. This condition is known as Endometriosis and can be treated with Laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopy can also be used to treat fibroids, a growth in the womb, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects the way women’s ovaries function.
If the epididymis, which stores and transports sperm, becomes blocked it can prevent sperm from being ejaculated normally and result in infertility in some men.
For men diagnosed with epididymal blockage, or any other form of blockage that prevents sperm from passing through naturally, surgical extraction may be an option.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF):
Eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilised in the laboratory before being returned to the womb to develop. Before IVF treatment is carried out, the woman may need to take some medication to increase the number of eggs produced.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI):
IUI treatment, also known as artificial insemination, is carried out by firstly collecting sperm samples and washing them in a liquid solution. The best specimens are carefully selected, best being the most active sperm cells. The specimens are then inserted into the womb using a tube.
About fertility treatment in Turkey
Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It’s cultural and financial centre, Istanbul, with a population of over 15 million, houses state-of-the-art hospitals and some of the best healthcare facilities in the world, catering for a wide range of elective and non-elective treatments.
Private hospitals in Turkey are among the most experienced providers of medical tourism services to international patients anywhere in the world. As a result, patients benefit from an unrivalled level of service and care, save money and have a truly VIP treatment experience.
Care providers in Turkey will provide:
- 4/5-star accommodation
- Family accommodation
- Logistical assistance and travel arrangements
- VIP airport transfer
- Entertainment options
- All-inclusive packages at a fixed price
- Free WiFi to keep patients connected
- Translation and interpreter services
- … and much more
How Mhc Can help you?
At Mhc we understand the difficulties most people face when trying to arrange a treatment. This is where our patient assistance service can take away much of the stress and complication that comes along with the difficult process of organising a treatment.
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