It is stated that with the change in trend in the sector, patients coming from distant continents are increasing as well as patients coming from nearby geography. Commenting on this change, Anadolu Health Center International Services Director Aslı Akyavaş Pamuk said, “There has been an increase in patients coming from Turkish Republics and African countries in recent years.” Pamuk gave the following information:
“Although it seems logical to think that patients with more serious health problems may come from distant countries, there are even people who come from Canada for a very simple treatment. They often choose us for cancer patients, especially for complex and difficult work such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and oncological surgery. There is a development that excites us as an institution. “We treat many American cancer patients within the scope of our collaboration with the Mayo Clinic in the USA,” he said.
Stating that Turkey is a cheap country for foreign patients, Pamuk said, “However, comparison is important here. For example, Asian countries such as India and Thailand also provide international health services. But we do not compete with them. The countries we compete with are European countries, Israel and South Korea. We offer healthcare services at European level and our prices are more affordable compared to Europe. “A patient can receive the same level of service as in Germany for 25-30 percent cheaper in Turkey,” he said.