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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul, Turkey

Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - Overview

Avcılar Hospital is a private healthcare service provider in İstanbul established in 1998.  It has created a unique opportunity for global healthcare seekers via its unique network in and outside Turkey. 

The vision of Avcılar Hospital is to offer comprehensive healthcare services to the community and international patients by setting standards for excellence in all medical specialties using latest technologies and medical standards.  We guarantee incredible savings for patients seeking medical care.

Our Consultants and staff speak English, Dutch, Arabic and Turkish. Healthcare services and medical consultations are provided 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Avcılar Hospital offers efficient and high quality care through 32 departments by 70 physicians, 171 medical staff and administrative staff over 400.

The physicians at our hospital are educated and trained in the best medical schools around the world and offer successful treatment services in all specialties in the hospital. We provide 24/7 interpreter and translation services for your convenience. Both hospital and doctors have liability insurance. Avcılar Hospital is certified according to ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Standard.

All patients rooms at the Avcılar Hospital are designed for your comfort. Rooms are planned to assure optimal privacy, comfort and safety accommodation for an accompanying relative or friend. 

Centers of Excellence

Cardiology services starting from diagnosis, examination, intervention to intensive care and rehabilitation are served with enhanced levels of know-how and state of the art technology. A broad range of Pediatric and Adult Cardiac (Heart) Surgeries and all kinds of Interventional Cardiology Surgeries are performed by surgeons with high success rates in Turkey. 

Avcılar Hospital performed  532 Cardiovascular Surgeries in 2014. Coronery angioplasty and stent cases, by-pass surgeries are offered through non-invasive high tech diagnosing procedures including Electro-cardiography (ECG), eco-cardiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgeries Clinics of Avcılar Hospital provide general and specialized surgical services to adult heart and vascular diseases (Coronary Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic an Larger Vessel Disease, Carotid Arteries, Chronic Artery, Treatment of Varicose Veins, Fistula Surgery for Dialysis). Our team also specializes in pediatric surgery and provide high quality services.

Coronary & Peripheral Angiography and Cardiac Catheterization

The aim of our cardiology and cardiovascular unit is provide to high quality services for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary arterial disease, peripheral arterial disease and carotid arterial disease by using new technology angiography systems. Obstruction and narrowing in the coronary arteries caused by Arteriosclerosis may be diagnosed by high diagnostic safety. Furthermore, percutaneous coronary interventions (stenting and balloon angioplasty) are also successfully performed in Avcılar Hospital. Also, we are able to detection arrhythmia by using special devices. In our clinic, we are using Artis One Machine by designated Siemens cooperation. This system and operation room are designated to be of very high quality.

  • Real-Time Stent Enhancement
  • Unparalleled Coverage
  • MEGALIX Cat Plus X-Ray Tube
  • Integrated 3-D Imaging

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat or ENT) at Avcılar Hospital in İstanbul provides a full range of medical and surgical services for patients.

Available services include:
  • Cochlear - Middle Ear Implantation
  • BAHA – Bone Anchored Hearing and Aid Implantation
  • Navigation Sinusitis Surgery
  • Endoscopic Image guided Sinus Surgery
  • Computer Navigation
  • Otosclerosis - Tympanosclerosis Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Dizziness, Hoarseness, Snoring- Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Facial Daly
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms (Benign and Malignant)

A highly-skilled team evaluates each patient and devises a comprehensive, individualized plan of treatment. We are committed to helping our patients achieve the best results while maintaining or regaining the highest level of ability possible.



Obesity is identified as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our surgeons use only the laparoscopic approach for sleeve gastrectomy surgery because of its many advantages. The procedure enables surgeons to perform many of the same procedures as in traditional, open surgery. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery include less pain and reduced need for pain medication.

Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if:

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more (about 100 pounds overweight)
  • You have a BMI between 35 and 39.9 AND a serious obesity-related health problem such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension or severe sleep apnea


The objective in this method is to decrease stomach volume (about 60-100cc) to enable the feeling of satiety with small amounts of food intake. With this objective, a certain segment of the stomach is removed by surgical procedure, leaving intact a tube-shaped stomach about size of a banana. The patient feels no hunger as the segment of stomach secreting the hunger hormone is also removed. This operation limits only the amount of food intake: There is no need for the patient to take supplementary vitamin or minerals as food absorption continues in the same way.

How is the surgery performed?

Tube gastrectomies also are performed by laparoscopic methods. The operation is done by entering the abdominal cavity through small incisions.

The Post-Operation Period

After surgery, by consuming food in small volumes, the patient feels satisfied easily, this feeling of satiety transforming into a loss of appetite. Total food intake is decreased significantly and within a few years of surgery, 80-90% of the excess weight is lost.

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery performed at Avcilar Hospital on 200 patients in 2015 successfully.



  • Dryness of the mouth despite drinking plenty of water,
  • Gradually increasing fatigue
  • Sleepiness after having a meal
  • Loss of weight despite eating a lot
  • Unhealed wounds


If diet, lifestyle changes and standard medication treatment fail to control high sugar levels of a Type 2 diabetic patient, if the progress cannot be stopped despite all medical treatments or if the patient's condition starts to worsen; the disease might be cured, controlled with surgical treatment or the progress can be slowed down and complications can be prevented.


First of all, these patients should be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.They should be diagnosed min. 3 years ago and patients should be suffering from blood sugar levels that cannot be controlled despite optimal medication methods,changes in lifestyle and diet. Another crucial issue would be insulin release; it should beat a sufficient level.This surgical method provide successful results. Also for non-obese.

Since 2013 Over 650 patients have been treated with ILEAL INTERPOSITION operation by the same experienced team!

Our Surgical Success 

Avcılar Hospital performed 2043 successful surgeries in 2014.
     General Surgeries : 1044
     Cardiovascular Surgeries : 532
     Orthopedic Surgeries : 247
     Plastic Surgeries : 220

Patient Services 

  • Language Interpreter Services
  • Treatment Plans and Appointments
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation and Reservations
  • Patient and Family Services
  • Cost Estimates and Billing Inquiries
  • Ground Ambulance Service
  • Guidance Through the Hospital Admissions Process

Patient Room Features

Avcılar Hospital's patient bed capacity is over 165, 38 polyclinics and examination rooms, 4 operating rooms and 35 Intensive Care Unit beds.

  • Private, single rooms with ample natural light.
  • Noiseless Stay; rooms don't share walls or ceilings.
  • All rooms have phone, fridge, wireless internet access, large screen televisions with bedside remote, remote-controlled beds and adjustable- air condition and lighting options.
  • Rooms are designated family spaces in each room,family members have sufficient space to stay overnight in the patient's private room, with a sleeper-sofa and a reclining chair,each private room includes modern and comfortable furniture. All rooms have a private bathroom.
  • Special suites are available on each floor for patients.


  • Transportation services
  • Personal escort available
  • Visa arrangements
  • Flight arrangements
  • Financing available
  • Electronic medical records
  • Insurance coordination
  • Interpreters available on demand


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Vegeterian food
  • Halal food
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection
  • Bank/ATM
  • Money exchange
  • Pharmacy


  • ISO 9001


  • Arabic
  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospital has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 65
  • Number of beds: 165
  • Year established: 1998
The data provided in this page was collected from the Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey  website ( , and other internet sources. last updated on Oct 11, 2016.
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