Memorial Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey



Memorial Hospital is a part of the Memorial Hospitals Group, which were the first hospitals in Turkey to be JCI-accredited. The group includes 10 hospitals and 3 medical centers in several major Turkish cities including Istanbul and Antalya. The hospital is 42,000m2 in size with 63 polyclinics, and is one of the largest private hospitals in the city.

Memorial Hospital has 230 beds and 60 intensive care units (ICU) including a coronary ICU, a general ICU, a cardiovascular ICU, and a neonatal ICU. The hospital is well known for its IVF, Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation, Robotic Surgery and Oncology departments.

In order to accommodate international patients, the Memorial Hospitals Group created an International Patient Center which provide patients with travel and accommodation arrangements, discounted flight rates, and interpreting services in English.


Memorial Hospital is located in Istanbul, Turkey, 20 km or an approximate 40-minute drive from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

The clinic is close to several useful amenities, including popular restaurants, green spaces, shopping malls, pharmacies, supermarkets, ATMs and comfortable hotels. Staff at the hospital's international patients center can help advise on accommodation and local sightseeing opportunities.


Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

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


Medical records transfer
Interpreter services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Spa and wellness
Nursery / Nanny services
Beauty salon
Visa / Travel office
Foreign currency exchange office
Dry cleaning
Religious facilities


39 procedures across 16 specialties


(5 procedures)

Cardiology Consultation

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Coronary Angiogram

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Coronary Angioplasty

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See 2 types of Coronary Angioplasty:
Drug-Eluting Stent (DES)
Bare Metal Stents (BMS)


(4 procedures)


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  • A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure which involves removing all or part of the prostate gland. The surgery is performed to treat prostate cancer or to treat conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis, which affect the urinary system.

  • 1 - 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Prostatectomy
See 2 types of Prostatectomy:
Prostatectomy - Open
Radical Prostatectomy

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

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Ureteral Stone Removal

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(2 procedures)


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  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus (womb). It is performed to treat a variety of different conditions, heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids (benign tumors), endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed in women above the age of 40.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    Patients will likely need several weeks before they are fit to travel following a hysterectomy.

  • Learn more about Hysterectomy
See 2 types of Hysterectomy:
Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy
Abdominal Hysterectomy


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  • A myomectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove fibroids from the uterus. Uterine fibroids are growths which are non-cancerous that form on the uterus. Fibroids are removed as they can cause vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, lower back pain, pain during sexual intercourse, and constipation.

  • Learn more about Myomectomy


(4 procedures)

Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

Knee Arthroscopy

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  • A knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which involves inserting a camera into the knee to examine a damaged or decayed knee, and to diagnose a knee complaint. An arthroscopy can also be used to make minor repairs to the knee.

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Knee Replacement

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  • A knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged surfaces in the knee joint, or else the whole knee joint, are replaced with metal and plastic components. There are 2 types of knee replacement surgeries: total knee replacement (TKR) and partial knee replacement (PKR).

  • 2 - 4 weeks

    After surgery, patients will have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, meaning any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Knee Replacement
See 1 type of Knee Replacement procedures:
Total Knee Replacement

>Diagnostic Imaging

(5 procedures)

Abdominal CT Scan

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Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

>General Medicine

(4 procedures)

Doctor Consultation

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Female Health Checkup

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Male Health Checkup

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>Laboratory Medicine

(1 procedure)

Blood Tests

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See 2 types of Blood Tests:
Complete Blood Count (CBC)


(3 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK)

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  • Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct eyesight. LASEK laser eye surgery combines the techniques of LASIK eye surgery and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. Like other laser eye surgeries, LASEK can correct short-sighted and long-sighted vision, as well as correcting astigmatism. There is a reduced chance of getting dry eyes after LASEK eye surgery, in comparison to LASIK eye surgery.

    LASEK eye surgery is recommended for patients with thin corneas as the surgery does not involve creating a flap on the cornea which is part of LASIK eye surgery. In LASEK eye surgery, a blade is used to create and incision in the cornea, rather than creating a flap, and the outer layer of the cornea is then lifted, and the laser is applied to reshape the cornea.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after LASEK, but should take precautions to avoid dryness of the eye.

  • Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK)

Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)

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  • Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct eyesight. It can correct short-sighted and long-sighted vision, and correct vision for patients with astigmatism. The outer surface of the cornea (the epithelium) is folded back, and the cornea is reshaped by removing tissue with an excimer laser. Then the outer surface is folded back into place and attaches to the eye due to natural suction. The surgery is a popular procedure as it has high success rates, with many patients no longer required to wear glasses or contact lenses afterwards.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after LASIK, but should take precautions to avoid dryness of the eye.

  • Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK)

>Spinal Surgery

(1 procedure)

Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment

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  • Spinal discs are connected to the vertebrae in the spine, separating each of the vertebrae and acting as a cushion to absorb shock and protect the vertebrae and nerves. The discs have a soft interior filled with a gel-like fluid, which is covered with a harder exterior. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, occurs when the disc's exterior becomes damaged which enables the soft interior to push its way out of the disc. This applies pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which can cause pain in the back, neck, legs, arms, or buttocks.

  • Learn more about Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment
See 2 types of Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment:
Cervical Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy

>Bariatric Surgery

(2 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Mini Gastric Bypass

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(2 procedures)

Dental Checkup

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  • A dental checkup enables a dentist to inspect the teeth and gums, and identify any problems before they get worse.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients may wish to stay longer if the checkup highlights problems, such as cavities that need fillings.

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Dentistry Consultation

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  • Dentistry consultations are meetings between potential patients and dentists in which specific issues are discussed. In these meetings, the patient discusses their individual problems and the dentist presents possible treatment options. The dentist might also perform a routine checkup.

  • 1 - 2 days
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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

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  • An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is performed to examine the digestive tract. While there are various types of procedures that involve an endoscope, an endoscopy generally refers to an upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • 1 - 3 days
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>General Surgery

(1 procedure)

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 1 type of Hernia Repair procedures:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery

>Hair Restoration

(1 procedure)

Hair Transplant

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  • A hair transplant is a surgical procedure which transplants hair from one area of the body to another. Hair transplantation is sought after by patients who are looking for a permanent, natural-looking solution to partial baldness.

  • 3 days

    Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.

  • Learn more about Hair Transplant
See 1 type of Hair Transplant procedures:
Hair Transplant Package

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(1 procedure)


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  • A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure performed to removed the tonsils, which are located at both sides of the back of the throat. The tonsils are a mass of tissue which function to help the body fight infection.

  • 10 - 12 days

    Bleeding can occur up to several post surgery and patients should refrain from flying during this time.

  • Learn more about Tonsillectomy

>Reproductive Medicine

(1 procedure)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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  • ​In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process in which a woman's ovum (eggs) are fertilized outside of the body before being placed into the uterus, in order to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy. ​IVF is used for patients who have had difficulty conceiving a child naturally. Infertility problems can be a caused by endometriosis, low sperm count, problems with ovulation, or problems with the fallopian tubes or uterus.

  • 2 - 3 weeks

    The time needed abroad will depend on the treatment plan, and whether any of the stages of IVF can be done at home. Patients may also begin treatment and then return home or go travelling for several days. Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred.

  • Learn more about In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

More about available treatments at Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital is a multidisciplinary hospital which is globally recognized for its expertise in IVF treatments, oncology, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery and organ transplantation. The hospital also provides medical services in the areas of gynecology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, hematology and plastic surgery.

The hospital uses the latest medical technologies and techniques in each field of expertise. Enhanced External Counter Pulsation is a technique used to treat the blockage of the coronary arteries in the field of cardiology, while innovative devices such as the Schwind Esiris Excimer Laser are used in the field of ophthalmology. The hospital also has a 256-sliced computerized tomography (CT) device. In the hospital's Neurosurgery Department, the doctors are particularly renowned for their cutting-edge technology and modern expert methodology.



The team at Memorial Hospital is comprised of specialists from a variety of medical fields. Many of the medical staff are members of important medical organizations such as the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the European Association of Urology, the Turkish Neurosurgery Association, the International Society of Arthroscopy, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Languages spoken at the hospital include English, Turkish, Spanish, French, Macedonian, Albanian, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Romanian, Moldovan, Azeri, Kurdish, and Bulgarian.

Dr. Erhan Reis

  • Specializes in general surgery
General Surgery

Dr. Metin Ozkan

  • Specializes in pulomonlogy

Dr. Ali Cem Yorgancioglu

  • Specializes in pediatric cardiovascular surgery
Cardiology Pediatrics

Dr. Mehmet Ali Oto

  • Specializes in cardiology

Dr. Fikret Ileri

  • Specializes in ENT (ear, nose, and throat)
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Dr. Emel Ozturk

  • Specializes in nuclear medicine
Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Ahmet Mehmet Demirtas

  • Specializes in orthopedics

Dr. Seref Komurcu

  • Specializes in internal medicine
Internal Medicine

Dr. Gokhan Bozkurt

  • Specializes in neurosurgery

Dr. Ibrahim Otgun

  • Specializes in pediatric surgery


  • Overall satisfaction


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  • The experience was great. I felts like been looked after, great value for money as well.
    Patient name hidden United Kingdom Hair Transplant

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    October 2019

    Friendly and professional staff, nice hotel (30 mins from airport), transportation on point (airport/hotel pickups) and Competitive price compared to other competitors. I Would definitely recommend this hospital to whoever wants to do FUE procedure.

    Patient name hidden United Kingdom Hair Transplant
  • A 5 stars hospital chain,with full medical expertise & equipments in all fields ,making my journy a simple click thing!!
    Mohamed Saudi Arabia Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

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    May 2019

    it was the quickest , mostr accurate and orgnaized response i get from all the clinics who i have request a quote from. i am very thankful for the international relations's staff for all the help they have provided to me starting with theire detailed response with proffesional recomendations going throu consulations appointments manegment , the essicntial role for the special translator that beeing assinegd with , during the consultaions and all labratory test and imaging ending with the post treatment support with all my quesions even after leaving back to my home country , i still have all my wounders answered very professionaly leaving me reassured and greatfull for choosing them upon others !! let me here deliver my greetings and gratitude to their leader Ms, Ecem Baloglu ! ^~^ much love

    Mohamed , Saudi Arabia Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Great Choice
    Esraa Qatar Mini Gastric Bypass

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    April 2019

    I was directed to Memorial by MediGo for a mini gastric bypass surgery. I have to say I was very happy with how thorough they were before the surgery. I was tested from head to toe to make sure I was fit both physically and mentally for the surgery. My doctor was the most wonderful doc I have ever met, he diffused any worries me, and especially my mom had about the surgery and he left non of our questions unanswered. He also visited me twice daily for my 4 day hospital stay.
    I would definitely recommended this hospital to anyone having any serious surgeries, their 5 star amenities and service justifies their over the top prices.

    Esraa , Qatar Mini Gastric Bypass
  • My appointment went very well
    Patient name hidden Turkey Botox Injections

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    March 2018

    I'm very happy with the results so far. They took me in immediately when I arrived, so the translator was probably on his way, but it was such a quick touch-up and exchange that no translator was needed and I was gone shortly after.

    Patient name hidden Turkey Botox Injections
  • Prof. Cavusoglu's work is fantastic
    Patient name hidden Turkey Dermal Fillers

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    April 2015

    Prof. Cavusoglu's work is fantastic. He has an expert eye and knows precisely where to place injections to ensure a natural look while also enhancing one's beauty.

    Patient name hidden Turkey Dermal Fillers