Medical Travel Guide - Istanbul

More and more people travel far afield to get a treatment done and it’s no surprise: many clinics and hospitals globally allow to save up to 80% on a medical treatment, while still relying on the best quality out there. Why not use this as an opportunity to take in the sights your destination has to offer?

This is the first of a series of city guides that combine travel and leisure with the most popular treatments and clinics Qunomedical has to offer.

Istanbul, Turkey


Home to most mosques in Turkey, Istanbul’s ancient history dates back to the seventh century BC, when it was originally founded by the Greeks.
Ranked 6th in the list of the world’s most populated cities, Istanbul is a booming city that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The city’s long history lies around every corner and its magnificent architecture reflects the different cultural influences that once glorious empires left behind.

Cultural crossroads. Istanbul has been home to several settlements during the past hundreds years and its multicultural feeling has a strong presence everywhere. İstiklal Street, in the Beyoğlu district, is Istanbul’s most active street and the perfect place where you find a great mixture of modern and traditional cafés and boutiques. While the street is busy at every hour of the day, you can find some peace of mind by visiting one of the churches or mosques along the street, as Hüseyin Ağa Camii Mosque, the Catholic Church of Santa Maria Draperis or the church of S. Antonio di Padova.

Bargain hunting. You can’t visit Istanbul without stopping by the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets where more than 5,000 shops attract thousands of visitors every day. Located in the district of Fatih, the Grand Bazaar has plenty to offer: from jewellery to Turkish ceramics and textiles, chances are high you find your little treasure to bring back home. Bargain is the name of the game here!

Museum city. What better way to discover a city’s history and traditions? Istanbul offers more than 20 museums to get to know its culture and art; besides the long-established Istanbul Archaeology Museums - where large collections of Turkish, Hellenistic and Roman artifacts are collected - you can explore Turkey’s vibrant art scene at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and 19th-century Orientalist paintings and ceramics at the Pera Museum.

Health tips

The vaccinations to consider before going to Turkey are those for typhoid fever and hepatitis A and B, though they are recommended only if traveling away from the frequently travelled routes. Also make sure your tetanus- diphtheria-polio vaccination is updated. Consider discussing your options with your doctor 4 to 6 weeks before traveling anyway.

Food hygiene standard is usually high in Istanbul, though we still recommend you take care with personal, food and water hygiene. You may also want to choose bottled water over tap water as, although chlorinated, it is still not guaranteed to be safe (bottled water can be found anywhere and it’s cheap).

We at Qunomedical know that no matter the treatment you undergo, you want to be in good hands, and this is why we only partner with clinics and hospitals that have highly experienced doctors and that received the highest medical accreditations. Below we are going to present a list of the most sought after treatments and the most popular clinics in Istanbul our patients have been traveling to.

Dental implants

Dental treatments include different procedures, such as teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns and veneers. Traveling abroad to get a dental implant can be very cost-effective. For more information on the treatments provided, check all the details on our dental implant page.

Hospitadent Mecidiyekoy

Istanbul’s Hospitadent Mecidiyekoy specializes in cosmetic procedures such as veneers, crowns, teeth whitening and dental implants as well as preventive and restorative procedures, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Almost 5,000 international patients travel to Hospitadent Mecidiyekoy every year.

Interested in Hospitadent Mecidiyeköy? Visit our clinic’s page and get a free quote.

Istanbul Aesthetic Center

IAC uses high-quality technology devices and its doctors and medical staff boast vast experience in their own branches. The hospital offers dental consultations, veneers and implants as well as dental surgery and periodontics amongst others.

Interested in Istanbul Aesthetic Center? Visit our clinic’s page and get a free quote.

Hair transplant surgery

Turkey is the number one destination for hair transplantation surgery and our partner clinics specialize in the most advanced technologies like FUT, FUE and PRP hair therapy. Below you find two of our most popular clinics in Istanbul for hair transplant surgery.

Liv Hospital

Liv Hospital is a multi-disciplinary facility which has been accredited by the Joint Commission International and is ISO certified. Liv Hospital’s team of internationally trained physicians has treated over 14,000 international patients and they are striving to be one of the world’s finest hospitals specializing in hair transplant and make patient care their priority.

Interested in Liv Hospital? Visit our clinic’s page and get a free quote.

Smile Hair Clinic at Moodist Hospital

Smile Hair Clinic is a medical center specialized in hair transplant surgery within the Moodist Hospital in Istanbul. The doctors at the clinic have over 8 years of experience in the field, and have performed over 2000 hair transplants. The clinic prides itself on providing a 'boutique' like experience, and treating every patient as part of a family.

Interested in Smile Hair Clinic? Visit our clinic’s page and get a free quote.

Getting around Istanbul

Istanbul boasts a cheap and efficient public transport system, which includes tram, metro and bus; there is also a ferry that travels along the Bosphorus strait and that connects the Asian and European shores. All our clinics are a 25-minute drive from Istanbul’s downtown and main attractions, though when getting to the city center, use only the local transportation as parking can get both difficult and expensive.

Click on the map below and get to know Istanbul better!

The following map will give you an overview of the top sightseeing attractions (marked in grey) and our most popular partner clinics (marked in yellow).

Google Map of Istanbul

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About the author

Ambra Andrei, Content Manager

Ambra has the gift of putting complex matters into simple words. With her year-long background in the travel industry, she is our expert when it comes to travelling abroad for treatments.

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