If you are in Europe with chronic kidney failure, you might start searching for the best hospitals for kidney or renal transplants in Turkey. While maintaining laws against organ trafficking, Turkish hospitals also have a lot of highly experienced medical professionals and transplant surgeons. With a better price than most other European Hospitals and a high success rate, opting for a kidney transplant in Turkey is a good choice. It could get tricky trying to select a particular hospital for this, so that’s why Anavara is here to ease the stress. We have compiled this list based on reviews, accessibility, experience in kidney transplantation, international standards, and certification.
Kidney transplantation is usually the last alternative to avoid a life on dialysis. It also prolongs the life expectancy of the patient when compared to dialysis. Several factors are considered before opting for kidney transplantation, and for this, you will require the expert opinion of your nephrologist. A nephrologist is a specialist trained in the diseases of the kidney. They can diagnose and treat the conditions of the kidneys.
The Turkish Ministry of Health has certified the organ transplantation units of Medicana International Ankara, Bahçelievler, Çamlica and Istanbul hospitals. Medicana health group supports organ donation and transplantation, and they provide expert services and quality healthcare from the beginning of the procedure till the recovery of the recipient. Medicana aims to provide quality and successful renal transplantations.
Applying quality standards, the team of 3 nephrologists, six general surgeons, seven coordinator specialists and many physicians work in synergy to provide the best experience for transplant patients. Usually, the donors are discharged after a day or two, while the organ recipients are discharged within 3 or 4 days.
Location: Beylikdüzü Cd. No: 3, 34520 Beylikdüzü/İstanbul, Turkey
The Organ Transplantation Center at the hospital has highly trained and experienced transplant surgeons, nephrologists, gastroenterologists, anaesthesia specialists, pathologists, transplant coordinators, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, nurses, psychologists and social workers. The hospital has accreditation from JCI. Patients stay for 4 to 7 days for preparation and transplantation.
The centre caters to pediatric and adult transplant patients. It has successfully performed over 2000 kidney transplants over the years. There are several highly qualified medical practitioners at the hospital and access to high-tech medical facilities to reduce the risk of complications post-surgery.
Location: TEM Avrupa Otoyolu Göztepe Çıkışı No: 1 Bağcılar 34214 İstanbul, Turkey
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The Memorial Kidney Transplantation Center caters to national and international patients. It also doubles as an international education centre.
The hospital employs expert medical practitioners and supporting staff with many years of experience. It boasts cutting-edge technology to produce better results from transplantation and fewer complications. The centre uses the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery method to reduce post-operative infections. There are centres in Şişli and Bahçelievler in Turkey where kidney transplants are done.
Location: Bahçelievler Merkez, Adnan Kahveci Blv. No: 227, 34180 Bahçelievler/İstanbul
The Organ Transplantation Center at LIV Hospital performs live and cadaver donor transplants for pediatric and adult patients. They have completed about 5000 kidney transplants. The centre offers quality services comparable to international standards.
A multidisciplinary approach is taken for each transplantation case, assessing the donor and recipient for any underlying condition. The management of any complication is with endo-sonography and ERCP, endoscopy, radiological vascular and non-vascular procedures. Expert physicians are present at the centre to manage any post-operative complications.
Location: Aşık Veysel Mah, Süleyman Demirel Cd. No: 1, 34517 Esenyurt/İstanbul
Acibadem Kidney Transplant offers a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating kidney diseases. It involves the fields of radiology and anaesthesiology. Acibadem Healthcare group boasts of performing the first organ and tissue transplantation done in Turkey.
Its first Organ Transplant Center was established in October 2010. It has since grown to 3 centres; International Hospital in Istanbul, Acibadem Bursa Hospital and Acibadem University Hospital. The centres boast of the best clinical laboratories and intensive care units.
The centre has high-tech medical facilities such as Da Vinci Robotic System, Digital subtraction angiography (DSA), etc. There are highly advanced technologies and medical methods practised at the hospital, such that the donors can be discharged within 24 hours post surgery. The recipient can be discharged within a week.
Location: Yeşilköy, İstanbul Caddesi No:82, 34149 Bakırköy
The Medical Park Group has about three organ transplant centres in Turkey;
Medical Park offers a multidisciplinary approach to transplantation surgeries, earning international recognition as an “excellence centre.” all the centres have expert trained professionals with several years of experience. The centre at Antalya holds a record for the highest number of transplant surgeries in the world in 2011.
The Organ Transplantation Center at Medical Park Antalya Hospital began operations on November 21 2008, and has since proven itself as a centre of excellence. It holds a record of over 95% organ survival rate and 98% patient survival rate.
Location: Fener, Tekelioğlu Cd. No:7, 07160 Muratpaşa/Antalya
The Organ Transplant Center at Koç University Hospital offers kidney transplantation services to pediatric and adult patients. The centre runs blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, ultrasound, and CT scans in preparation for the surgery. After carrying out these tests and consulting with physicians from other medical fields to evaluate general health status, the Kidney Transplant Council decides on the donor status.
Their unique attention to detail and global patient care makes Koç University Hospital a desirable point for kidney transplantation. They use robotic technology in carrying out the surgeries to reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Expert trained professionals are on the ground to ease the process of transplantation pre and post operations.
Location: Koc University Hospital, Maltepe mahallesi Topkapı caddesi No: 4 Zeytinburnu, Istanbul
The hospital has a capacity of 250 beds with more than 100 lecturers and doctors on the ground. There are ten operating theatres and 47 intensive care units. The hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities available for diagnosis and treatment. Some of which include:
Established in 2016, Okan University Hospital has harnessed the presence of its learning and research facilities to provide an innovative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions. There is a host of learned and highly experienced medical professionals on-site. They are always in tune with the current medical practices and methods globally and apply these to provide high-quality medical services.
Location: İçmeler District Aydınlıyolu Street No:2 34947 İçmeler – Tuzla / Istanbul
Yeditepe University Hospital stands out in its philosophy of care and progress and genuine commitment to Medicine. It is a centre of academic, medical and research excellence, not just set up solely for business. The team of dedicated professionals provide a seamless process for international patients in booking appointments and consultations with doctors.
Founded in 2005, Yeditepe Hospital has grown to 3 hospitals and is JCI accredited. The hospital aims to contribute significantly to the development of Medicine through scientific excellence and to monitor advanced applications. They are constantly researching innovations in the medical field to improve patients’ healthcare.
Location: İçerenköy Mahallesi Hastane Sokak No:4 D:4/1, 34854 İstanbul
The Nephrology Department at Anadolu Medical Center diagnoses and treats urinary disorders, acute and chronic renal insufficiency, etc. The department also monitors peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients before they are scheduled for kidney transplantation.
Established in 2005, Anadolu Medical Center is JCI accredited and affiliated with John Hopkins Medicine. It is a multispecialty hospital and provides a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating disease conditions. There are also multilingual doctors at the hospital for easy communication with international patients.
Location: Cumhuriyet Mah, 2255. Sk. No: 3, 41400 Gebze/Kocaeli