Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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Overview

Overview

The Medipol Mega University Hospital is a multi-purpose center located in Istanbul, Turkey's capital city. It is one of the most respected medical institutions in Turkey. The hospital houses 4 different hospitals listed as follows: Oncology Hospital which carries out various oncological procedures including oncological surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology; Cardiology Hospital specializing in both pediatric and adult cardiology; Dental Hospital; and a General Hospital with a very high number of specialties.

The hospital offers a range of specialities across its fields. It has dedicated bone marrow transplant, cardiology and organ transplant centers, and specializes in pediatric cardiology. The hospital also offers advanced treatments for the brain and nervous systems, and most cases are evaluated by a team of multidisciplinary doctors.

The hospital also has the Lokomat Robotic Walking System, which aids walking ability in patients who have completely or partially lost the ability to walk.

Location

The Medipol Mega University Hospital is located on the eastern side of the Bosphorus, in the Uskudar area of Istanbul. Its central position means the hospital is well served by public transport, with both the Ayrilikcesme and Acibadem metro stations within 10 minutes walking distance. The international Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 25 minutes drive from the hospital.

As one of the world's largest cities, Istanbul is a vibrant historical and cultural hub with over 14 million residents. Over 10 millions tourists make Istanbul their chosen destination each year.

The hospital is a prime location for patients wishing to discover the delights of Istanbul. The Topkapi Palace is around 10 minutes drive from the clinic and one of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture. The palace forms part of Istanbul's UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Likewise, Istanbul's famous spice bazaar is just five minutes away from the hospital.

Accreditations

Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Bulgarian, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Italian

Services

Online doctor consultation
Health insurance coordination
Medical records transfer
Rehabilitation
Translation services
Interpreter services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Welcome Package
Airport pickup
Car hire
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Local tourism options
Shopping trip organisation
Entertainment options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Restaurant
Café
Pharmacy
Shop
Visa / Travel office
Business centre services
Document legalisation
Laundry
Dry cleaning
Religious facilities
Mobility accessible rooms
Dedicated smoking areas
International newspapers
Procedures

Procedures

136 procedures across 24 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(5 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

  • Learn more about Gastric Balloon Treatment

Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

  • Learn more about Gastric Band Surgery

>Cardiology

(8 procedures)

Cardiac Assessment

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Cardiology Consultation

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(3 procedures)

Ear, Nose and Throat Consultation

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Hearing Assessment

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Thyroidectomy

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  • A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove either part of, or all of the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located over the larynx, around the trachea and functions to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream to regulate the body's metabolism.

  • 12 - 14 days

    Patients will need to return to the hospital to have the incision site checked and should not fly for around 2 weeks after the surgery to allow time to heal.

  • Learn more about Thyroidectomy

>General Medicine

(6 procedures)

Bone Marrow Transplant

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  • A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.

  • 4 - 8 weeks

    The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.

  • Learn more about Bone Marrow Transplant

Doctor Consultation

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Female Health Checkup

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>General Surgery

(8 procedures)

Breast Lumpectomy

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Breast Tumor Removal

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Gastrectomy

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>Gynecology

(12 procedures)

Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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Cervical Biopsy

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>Neurology

(14 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Dementia Management

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>Neurosurgery

(7 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

  • Learn more about Brain Aneurysm Repair

Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

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Cranioplasty

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>Oncology

(16 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

  • Learn more about Acute Leukemia Treatment

Brachytherapy

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  • Brachytherapy, which may be also referred to as internal radiotherapy, is a type of radiation therapy designed to treat cancer by placing a device with radioactive material inside the body. The treatment reduces the exposure of surrounding tissues and organs to the radiation, unlike external radiation treatment which exposes more than the targeted area to radiation.

  • 1 weeks

    The length of stay abroad will vary with each patient as it depends on how many sessions are necessary.

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

  • Learn more about Breast Cancer Treatment

>Orthopedics

(3 procedures)

Fracture Treatment

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Orthopedics Consultation

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  • An orthopedic consultation is a discussion with an orthopedic specialist in determining the right course of treatment for orthopedic health complaints.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients who plan to receive follow up treatment with the specialist will need to stay longer.

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Osteoarthritis Treatment

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  • Osteoarthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints in the body. The condition is caused by a breakdown of cartilage, which is a buffer between the joints and the bone and protects the joints. Cartilage wears down overtime and the body is usually able to repair the damage and continue protecting the joints, however, when it does not repair the cartilage, friction between the bone and joint occurs. The joint may deteriorate, causing pain and stiffness.

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(4 procedures)

Neurorehabilitation

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Rehabilitation

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Spinal Therapy

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>Reproductive Medicine

(17 procedures)

Artificial Insemination

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  • Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.

  • 5 - 7 days
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Assisted Hatching

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Blastocyst Transfer

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>Spinal Surgery

(19 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Corpectomy

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Foraminotomy

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>Infectious Diseases

(2 procedures)

Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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>Laboratory Medicine

(2 procedures)

Blood Tests

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Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing

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>Cosmetology

(1 procedure)

Cosmetology Consultation

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>Dermatology

(1 procedure)

Skin Biopsy

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  • A skin biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes, usually to test for cancerous cells.

  • 3 - 5 days
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>Diagnostic Imaging

(1 procedure)

Mammography

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  • A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast that is taken to check for breast cancer.

  • weeks

    The amount of time needed will depend on how long the patient will need to wait for the results of the mammogram.

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>Gastroenterology

(1 procedure)

Gastroenterology Consultation

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>Ophthalmology

(1 procedure)

Ophthalmology Consultation

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  • Before undergoing any eye surgery or treatment, the patient attends an ophthalmology consultation. The ophthalmologist will discuss any of the patients concerns and will examine the eyes.

  • 1 - 2 days
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>Rheumatology

(1 procedure)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.

  • weeks

    The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.

  • Learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

>Urology

(1 procedure)

Urology Consultation

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>Vascular Medicine

(1 procedure)

Stent Insertion

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More about available treatments at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Over 500 individual procedures are available at the Medipol Mega University Hospital, across all strands of modern medicine. The hospital offers everything from cardiology to neurology, and from ophthalmology to plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic medicine. Fertility treatment, oncology, and dentistry services are also available.

With 25 operating theaters, the hospital offers an extensive range of surgical treatments, including microscopic, endoscopic, arthroscopic, and laparoscopic procedures. Procedures such as fracture treatments, gastric bypass surgery, chemotherapy, and coronary bypass surgery can all be performed by the highly trained team of doctors at the hospital.

Staff

Staff

Individual hospital clinics are staffed by highly experienced doctors, surgeons, nurses, and assistants, each specialized in their specific fields. Some of these specialities include general surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, pediatrics, neurology, ophthalmology, and cardiology.

The team at Medipol Mega University Hospital are all considered experts in their respective fields and have trained at renowned institutions both at home and abroad, including Switzerland, Germany, and the USA. Most of the doctors are also professors and they actively teach and lecture students. Many are members of the Turkish Medical Association and all the staff speak English.

The staff would be happy to organize translators and interpreters for patients, and can arrange flights, hotels, and airport transfers too.

Prof. Atif Akcevin

  • Internationally renowned thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • Graduated from Hacettepe University
  • Joined the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Medipol Mega University Hospital in 2012
  • Professor of cardiovascular surgery at Istanbul Bilim University
  • Former attending surgeon at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Kadikoy
Cardiology

Prof. Halil Turkglu

  • Specializes in cardiology, with over 28 years of experience
  • Graduated with his medical degree from the University of Istanbul
  • Graduated with a specialized degree in cardiovascular surgery from Hacettepe University
  • Received international training at the Deutsches Herzzentrum, Berlin, Germany
  • One of Turkey’s leading experts in the field and is the head of the department of cardiovascular surgery at Medipol Mega University Hospital
  • Former professor in the cardiovascular surgery at Istanbul Bilim University
Cardiology Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Heart Valve Replacement Angiography

Dr. Gokhan Gulkilik

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Graduated with his medical degree from Marmara University
  • Completed his residency in ophthalmology at Vakif Gureba Education and Research Hospital
  • Currently the chief of ophthalmic surgery at Medipol Mega University Hospital
Ophthalmology

Prof. Mustafa Oncel

  • General surgeon with vast experience in colorectal surgery
  • Graduated with a medical degree from Istanbul University
  • Completed his residency in the department of colorectal surgery at Kartal Education and Research Hospital
  • Spent time studying at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, USA
  • Member of the European Board of Coloproctology since 2007
  • Professor of general surgery at the Medical College of Gumushane University, between 2009 and 2012
Colorectal Medicine General Surgery Colectomy

Prof. Muhsin Turkman

  • Graduated from Dicle University
  • Completed his residency in cardiology at Kosuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital
  • Extremely experienced cardiologist, who was the chief of the cardiology clinic at Kosuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital for 7 years
Cardiology

Prof. Mahir Mahirogullari

  • Specializes in orthopedics and traumatology
  • Graduated from Gata Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital and Wakeforest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
  • Professor and chief surgeon in the orthopedics and traumatology department at Medipol University Hospital since 2012
Orthopedics

Prof. Naci Karacaoglan

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Hacettepe University
  • Completed a residency program in Plastic Surgery at Erciyes University
  • Was awarded a fellowship at the Plastic Surgery Institute and Breast Surgery Center in Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dean of medicine and a professor of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery at Medipol Mega University Hospital
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Prof. Volkan Tuzcu

  • Graduated from the University of Istanbul
  • Completed his residency in pediatric medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Awarded a fellowship in pediatric electrophysiology at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Is an expert in children’s diseases and pediatric cardiology
  • ECFMG certified
  • Member of the American Board of Pediatrics, and the sub-board of Pediatric Cardiology
Cardiology Pediatrics Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure
Reviews

Reviews

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  • A very good experience overall
    Stefan Germany Oncology Consultation

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    March 2019

    In general it was very good. Just many communication problems (especially at the beginning)...

    Stefan , Germany Oncology Consultation
  • We have a great clinic experience.friendly.cooperative very helpful
    Saadia Pakistan Pacemaker Implantation

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    November 2018

    Nothing.everything was excellent

    Saadia , Pakistan Pacemaker Implantation
  • Great clinic, doctors and personnel
    Vasyl Ukraine Full Body PET CT Scan

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    June 2018

    Vasyl , Ukraine Full Body PET CT Scan
  • The best clinic - Medipol mega. The best coordinators from Medigo
    Marina Georgia Female Health Checkup

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    April 2018

    Dear friends, I would like to thank all the employees of Medipol mega from the heart and soul, first of all Alina Rukholadi who advised this coordinator Irad Yuldashev, interpreter Elmira, for their professionalism for attention for cooperation, we remained grateful, Medipol mega best clinic in Istanbul the best professors doctor special thanks to Dr. Mustafa Ozturk endocrinologist professor of your class !!!!! Thanks everybody !!!

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    Marina , Georgia Female Health Checkup
  • A very good experience overall
    Sabina United Kingdom Gynecology Consultation

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    80

    April 2018

    Sabina , United Kingdom Gynecology Consultation
  • In the beginning I was delighted what medicare promised to do. But unfortunately I did not have chance.
    Kheira Algeria Lumbar Disc Disease Treatment

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    June 2017

    The surgery was a success by Dr. Nejat Akalan but there was a little problem concerning the operating protocol which was written in Turkish. I insisted for English or French language but unfortunately I didn't receive what I wanted.

    Kheira , Algeria Lumbar Disc Disease Treatment
  • The dr very good
    Patient name hidden Iraq Orthopedics Consultation

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    80

    February 2017

    The time of appointment was 11:30 changed to 1:30 I was very tired and came from airport , and at that night I was in airport in my country after the flying to Istanbul with out sleeping .

    Patient name hidden Iraq Orthopedics Consultation
  • Thank you for everything. I am very satisfied.
    ZOUBIDA Algeria Cranioplasty

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    February 2017

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    ZOUBIDA , Algeria Cranioplasty
  • Cost wise the dental care is more expensive, but the doctor is very good
    Patient name hidden Turkey Orthodontics Consultation

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    June 2015

    I cannot speak for the hospital itself as I have only really dealt with Prof. Dr. Sila-whom I have to say is an excellent doctor. Cost wise the dental care is more expensive, but the doctor is very good. I have noticed very good improvements since I started my dental treatment at the hospital. Also, my interaction with MEDIGO has been perfect. Ongoing treatment requires multiple appointments and MEDIGO has completely eliminated the need for me to call the clinic to schedule appointments. All I have to do is send an email to my case manager and she arranges my new appointment with Dr. Sila.

    Patient name hidden Turkey Orthodontics Consultation

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

The Medipol Mega Hospital has a private driver service, or is easy to get to from Ataturk Airport. The architecture of the clinic is nice, it’s newly built and bright, with a hotel feeling. The equipment used included all the latest technology, the clinic is one of the best I’ve been to in Turkey. The people I spoke to at the clinic were all friendly and well organized - one doctor I met even recognized a problem with my eye, and treated me on the spot!