Clinic Spotlight: Hair Transplantation at Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant Clinic

Read on to find out more about Dr. Yavuz and his new clinic!

The Hospital

Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant Clinic is located within Acibadem Hospital Kadiköy. Acibadem Hospital Kadiköy is the first hospital and namesake of the Acibadem Hospitals Group. It was first opened in 1991, then renovated in 1998 increasing the size of the hospital from 5000 m² to 17, 600 m². The hospital was redesigned again in 2008 in a modern architectural style and maintains the latest in medical technology, including a Flast CT, da Vinci robotic surgical system, and Magnetom Aera MRI.

Providing emergency, adult and pediatric cardiology, and cardiovascular surgery services, Acibadem Kadiköy also features a dedicated Diabetes Clinic, Breast Health Center, Check-up Center, Orthopedic Unit and Gynecology Unit. The hospital received its ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certificate for its adherence to international standards and ability to meet and surpass its patients demands and expectations. Partnering with numerous international health insurance providers, Acibadem Hospitals aims to be a globally recognized innovator in both preventative and curative health services.

Meet the doctor

Dr. Ziya Yavuz

Specialty: Hair transplantation Operations in 2018: 1000

Dr. Yavuz is the Lead Hair Transplant Specialist at Dr. Ziya Yavuz Hair Transplant Clinic.

An interview with Dr. Yavuz

What is your experience with international patients?
Until now, I have operated on more than 4000 patients. 90 percent of these patients are international patients. We strive to give the highest quality hair transplantation service to our international patients at the most affordable price.

Hair transplantation is a team and organization work. Quality service is very important in every stage of this process. After arriving at the airport, our patient is transferred to our 5-star hotel with our VIP vehicles. On the morning of the operation day, they are brought to Acibadem Hospital, which is one of the best health groups in Istanbul.

I make sure to meet the patient in the hospital first. In particular, I am communicating with my English-speaking patients as much as I can without a translator. When I communicate in this way, mutual trust develops better.

What do you love about your job?
First of all, you help the patients coming to you, you solve the problem, you bring them back to their old hairy days. It's a nice feeling to help a patient to feel secure, happy and young again. This is the most important reason I love this job.

Secondly, each patient has different characteristics for hair transplantation. It has different graft structure, different texture, different spill shape. Making a proper operation plan, opening the channels and planting the grafts, makes me as happy as if it had created a work of art.

Why do you think international patients come to you?
My patients' results are very natural. They are very satisfied with the results and they recommend me, so their friends want to come to me for the operation. I also think that my communication with patients is very sincere.

Can you tell us about a memorable treatment with which you helped to improve a patient's life?
I have too many memories to tell about this. I had a scalp burned patient who had an accident when he was a child. I transplanted grafts to the burned part and the probability of holding was very low, but almost all of the grafts implanted and the scarred area was covered with hair.

This made me and my patient so happy. The operation of the patient was very successful. My patient burst into tears of happiness after the operation. He said he waited 20 years for this moment. I wish I could have helped this patient before.


Dr. Ziya Yavuz completed his medical degree in 2003 at the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Medicine. He then went on to complete his specialist training in Aesthetic Medicine and Hair Transplantation in 2005.

He has continued his professional education by participating in various courses in the field of medical aesthetics and hair health while also working as a hair transplant surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist. He is a member of the Turkish Medical Association and is also a Fellow Member of the World FUE Institute, a designation only given after invitation by the Governing Board.

Dr. Yavuz has worked at several clinics and hospitals in Istanbul, including Estetistanbul in Liv Hospital Ulus Istanbul. He has performed over 4000 hair transplants and has recently started his own hair transplant clinic in Acibadem Hospital Kadiköy. Using the latest innovative techniques, such as needle-free anaesthesia, Sapphire blades, and the use of body hair, Dr. Yavuz and his team offer the highest quality in hair, beard, eyebrow, and eyelash transplantation.

Istanbul as a travel destination

Located on the Anatolian or Asian side of the Bosphorus, the hospital is in the Acibadem neighbourhood of the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey. As one of Istanbul’s oldest residential areas, Üsküdar is home to several established communities who often commute across the strait for work or school. Acibadem itself is known for its tree-lined streets and well-planned housing. Its main avenue is home to patisseries, cafes, and ice cream parlors. Acibadem is often considered to be one of the most charming neighbourhoods of Istanbul.

About the author

Coree Howard, Content Writer

Coree has worked in international development, travel, and trained as a Health Coach. First as a Health Manager and now a content writer, her time on the front lines working with patients helped her understand their needs and what information they want when looking for the best healthcare options.

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