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Mastectomy in Istanbul

Hospitals and medical centers in Istanbul, Turkey performing Mastectomy.

Cost of Mastectomy in Turkey

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$US 4,000

$US 7,500

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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed general surgeon:

Dr. Metin Çakmakçı

Oncological Surgery, Surgical Infections, Breast Surgery, Surgical approach in trauma

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Mastectomy

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

13 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. Dr. Hamdi Karakayali

General Surgery / Organ Transplantation Specialist

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öncel

General Surgery Specialist

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Mastectomy

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Medicana Healthcare Group

In our centers, kidney, liver, bone marrow and cornea transplantations are performed at international standards. Medicana Health Group is among remarkable healthcare facilities which support organ donation and transplantation. Medicana Bahçelievler, Medicana Çamlıca, Medicana International Istanb

3 listed general surgeons:

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Assoc. Prof. Professor Erkan Öztürk

Breast & Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Salim Gümüş

General Surgeon

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Mastectomy

4,000 - 5,000 US$

Koc University Hospital

Koc University Hospital’s Health Sciences Campus spans over an area of 220.000 m2 and serves with 404 Rooms, 73 Intensive Care Units, 12 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms to provide healthcare services with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.

3 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. Emre Balık MD

Professor of General Surgery

Prof. Mert Erkan MD

Associate Professor of General Surgery

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Mastectomy

5,200 - 6,300 US$

Avcilar Hospital

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

5 listed general surgeons:

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Mastectomy

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Kadikoy Florence Nightingale Hospital

Kadıköy Florence Nightingale Hospital provides services in all specialties with its inpatient and outpatient, diagnosis, treatment and emergency service facilities and fully-equipped polyclinics.

5 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Korhan Taviloglu

- General Surgery
- Colorectal Diseases
- Laparoscopes Surgery
- Robotics Surgery

Dr. Selcuk Kihtir

General Surgery

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Mastectomy

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Acibadem Taksim Hospital

With a capacity of 99 beds and 6 operating rooms, Acıbadem Taksim Hospital is designed for all the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.

17 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. İsmail Hamzaoğlu

General Surgery, Oncological Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colorectal, Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Bariatric Surgery

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Mastectomy

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Acibadem University Atakent Hospital

Acıbadem Atakent University Hospital is designed as a comprehensive hospital that serves in all fields, and draws attention with its cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, and oncology branches.

17 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Cihan Uras

General Surgery

Prof. Erman Aytaç

General Surgery

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Mastectomy

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital

Şişli Florence Nightingale Hospital is one of the few leading health care institutions, which combines state-of-the-art medical technologies with a large and experienced team and the excellent service approach adopted in all of its operations.

16 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Korhan Taviloglu

General Surgery

Dr. Cengiz Dibekoglu

General Surgery

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Mastectomy

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About Mastectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is mastectomy?
Mastectomy is the surgical removal of a breast. Mastectomy is used as a treatment for breast cancer. There are different types of mastectomy; The size and type of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the amount of lymph nodes to be removed are the factors that determine which type of mastectomy is appropriate for a patient. It also depends on the age and health of a patient.

What are the different types of mastectomy?
The different types of mastectomy are as follows:

  • Simple/Total Mastectomy
    In Simple/Total Mastectomy, the whole breast is removed, but the lymph nodes and the tissue surrounding it is not removed.
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
    In Modified Radical Mastectomy, the whole breast, along with the lymph nodes in the armpits and the tissues lining the chest muscles are removed. The muscles remain in place. This is the most widely used method of mastectomy.
  • Radical Mastectomy
    In Radical Mastectomy, the breast, lymph nodes, muscles beneath the breast and the surrounding tissue of fat are removed. This is a rarely performed method and is only used for extensive tumors and if the cancer has spread to the chest wall.
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
    In Skin-Sparing Mastectomy, a small incision is made around the areola. The tumor is removed through the incision. The skin is preserved and scarring is insignificant in this procedure. During this procedure, reconstruction is also performed by a plastic surgeon.
  • Subcutaneous Mastectomy
    In Subcutaneous Mastectomy, the tumor along with the breast tissue is removed. However, the nipple and skin are not removed. This procedure ensures an easy reconstruction surgery, however several cancer cells may not be removed.
  • Partial Mastectomy
    In Partial Mastectomy, the amount of breast tissue and the skin that is removed are large. Lymph nodes and the tissues lining the chest muscles beneath the tumor are also removed. This procedure is appropriate for tumors that are in stage 1 and 2.
  • Lumpectomy
    In Lumpectomy, the tumor and the tissue surrounding it is removed. Some lymph nodes are also removed.

How to prepare for a mastectomy?
  • Before a mastectomy, the doctor examines the patient and performs some tests. These include:
    • Physical examination
    • X-ray
    • Blood test
    • Urinalysis
    • Electrocardiogram
  • The patient should inform the doctor about
    • Health and medical conditions such as pregnancy or heart disease
    • Any medication the patient may be taking
  • The doctor will inform the patient about the surgical procedure and what to expect from it.
  • The doctor will decide which type of anesthesia should be given to the patient after determining the extensiveness of the surgery.
  • The doctor will discuss details about breast reconstruction.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 1 to 3 hours

Days admitted : 1 to 7 days

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored after the surgery. After the blood pressure, pulse and breathing become stable, the patient is shifted outside the recovery room. - Pain medication may be given to reduce severe pain. - The patient needs to stay in the hospital for some days depending on the method of mastectomy and reconstruction. - The result after the mastectomy is given in about one week.

Risks : The potential risks of mastectomy are: - Bleeding - Infection - Chronic pain known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome - Arm swelling - Hard scar tissue - Shoulder pain - Stiffness - Numbness in the armpit - Hematoma - Psychological effects of losing a breast

After care : Most patients recover well after a mastectomy. Their recovery is both physical as well as emotional. If required, the doctor will schedule follow-up visits for further treatment. The patient may be referred to the following doctors: - Radiation oncologist for radiation treatments - Medical oncologist for other treatments like hormone therapy - Plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction - Counselor or support group for dealing with breast cancer The doctor should be informed if the following symptoms occur: - Fever - Increasing pain - Infection, redness, swelling, and bleeding at the incision area - Stitches on the wound need repair

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