Hello!!! I would like to share my impressions and conclusions about the Memorial clinic. A huge clinic, the work is well coordinated at the highest level. Transfer and first consultation are completely free. The translators are friendly and helpful in everything. And a special thanks to Bookimed directly to the coordinator Inge, if not for her, we probably would not be there. Thanks everyone !!! Здравствуйте!!! Хочу поделиться своими впечатлениями и выводами о клинике Мемориал. Огромная Клиника, работа слажена по высшему уровню. Трансфер и первая консультация совершенно бесплатно. Переводчики доброжелательны и помогают во всем. И отдельное спасибо Bookimed непосредственно координаторе Инге, если бы не она наверное мы там не оказались бы. Спасибо всем!!!
Memorial Şişli Hospital
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Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul is the largest multidisciplinary medical center in Istanbul. It is the 1st hospital in Turkeу and the 21st in the world accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) for the high quality of treatment.
Memorial Şişli specialties are the following: oncology, bone marrow transplant, in vitro fertilization (IVF), neurosurgery, and organ transplant. The success rate of organ transplant at Memorial is 90%.
Patients from 92 countries choose Memorial Şişli for treatment annually.
- Oncology Department
- Bone Marrow Transplant Center
- IVF Center
- Transplant Department
- Neurosurgery Department
Memorial Şişli Hospital in Turkey is established in 2000. It is one out 15 hospitals of Memorial Healthcare Group which serves 1,600,000 patients annually, 15,000 of them are foreigners. The Memorial Healthcare Group consists of hospitals located in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Kayseri, and Diyarbakır.
According to US News & World Report, Memorial is the best group of hospitals for treatment of American patients outside the USA.
Memorial Şişli Hospital is located in the city center of the European part of Istanbul. The distance between the hospital and Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is 28 km.
Advantages of Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul
- The hospital applies the latest equipment for diagnostics and treatment: 64-slice CT device for the precise tumors examination, TrueBeam STx radiotherapy device and IMRT apparatus to irradiate tumors without healthy tissues affection.
- Professors and doctors who work in the hospital, regularly practice in top medical centers of Europe and the USA.
- Advanced IVF Center. There is one of the best IVF centers of the country regarding the number of successful procedures in Memorial Şişli Hospital.
- The assistance of international patients. The staff of the International Department assists patients in each step of medical travel
Memorial Şişli Hospital in figures
Awards and achievements of Memorial Şişli Hospital in Istanbul
Memorial is the 1st medical network in Turkey, which was accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2002 and confirmed it in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014. JCI certificate ensures Memorial hospitals’ compliance with high-quality criteria. Among them are a success rate of surgeries, modern equipment, outstanding coordinating processes within a medical team.
ISO 15189 certificate
The laboratory of Memorial Şişli IVF Center is the 1st in Turkey and other Asian countries which is accredited according to ISO 15189 quality requirements.
Video presentation of Memorial Şişli
Doctors of the Oncology Department carry out the treatment in accordance with the international NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) and ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) protocols.
Specialists perform radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgical interventions and apply targeted drugs that purposefully destroy cancer cells.
The department is equipped with the latest radiotherapy devices — TrueBeam STx and IMRT. They irradiate tumors of up to 1.5 mm in size with high accuracy without affecting healthy tissues.
Oncosurgeons of the Memorial Şişli Hospital specialize in minimally invasive operations. They use Da Vinci robotic surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy. Surgical intervention is performed through small punctures up to 1-3 cm. As a result, a patient has no scars after the surgery. The recovery takes only 5-10 days.
Prevention of side effects
Side effects, (vomiting and fever) occur after chemotherapy in most of the cases. To avoid such consequences, doctors prescribe immunostimulants and special drugs.
Doctors also apply a special DigniCap cap to prevent hair loss during and after chemo. This cap influences on the scalp with cold. As a result, the blood vessels constrict, so chemotherapy does not reach the hair roots.
Cancer diagnostics at Memorial Şişli, Istanbul
Bone Marrow Transplant Center
Doctors conduct a bone marrow transplant for patients with blood and lymphatic system diseases.
Specialists perform 100 such procedures annually. The success rate depends on the patient’s diagnosis - 80-90% according to the hospital’s statistics.
- an autologous transplant using own patient’s cells
- allogeneic transplant from relatives (unrelated donors can be found via the international bank).
The wards are equipped with HEPA-filters and separate ventilation system. It ensures sterile conditions and prevents infections.
Doctors treat infertility with IVF. The success rate of the procedure is 65%
Memorial Şişli Hospital is the 1st medical center in Turkey where doctors have performed IVF with ICSI microinjections. Alike IVF procedure, ICSI fertilization technique takes place not in a test-tube, but directly in the egg cytoplasm. Due to this, chances for successful pregnancy increase.
Such procedures are carried out at the center:
- Pre-implantation genetic examination of the embryo. It ensures that the baby will not have hereditary diseases.
- Preparing the woman's body for embryo implantation.
- Intrauterine diagnosis of the fetus.
- Management of pregnancy.
- Psychological counseling for a couple.
Over 3,000 in vitro fertilization procedures are performed annually. More than 10,000 babies have born since Memorial Şişli Hospital foundation.
Memorial Şişli Hospital is the 1st private medical facility in Turkey where doctors conducted kidney and liver transplant. The hospital is licensed by the Turkish Ministry of Health to perform organ transplant procedures.
Memorial Şişli transplant specialists practice in European and American hospitals. The organ transplant procedures for international patients are performed only from a related donor.
The success rate of the kidney transplant is 99%, the liver — 93.5%.
Specialists of the Neurosurgery Department perform operations for children and adults with brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the nervous system. A team of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, oncologists provides the treatment.
Here is a center for minimally invasive spinal cord surgery. Doctors apply microsurgical and endoscopic techniques to operate the spinal cord. Due to this, a surgical intervention is low injuring; a risk to affect nervous ends is reduced.
After the surgery, a team of physiotherapists and rehab specialists works with patients.
Service for international patients
Patients stay in 1-, 2-bed rooms. There are a bathroom, TV, WiFi in each room.
On the territory of Memorial Şişli building, there is a 5-star hotel with 8 standard and 2 luxury rooms.
The staff members of the International Department assist an airport-hospital transfer for patients.
The hospital provides services of a medical interpreter.
A ward at Memorial, Turkey
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Prof. Kahraman is a top IVF specialist in Turkey. The first in Turkey who performed microinjection, surgical sperm extraction, freezing techniques and preimplantation. Heads the IVF Department in Memorial Şişli Hospital.
Doctor Semra Kahraman is an expert in infertility treatment, IVF, andrology and genetics.
She is a pioneer in ICSI, embryo freezing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for single gene disorders and HLA typing and aneuploidy testing in Turkey. Together with her team provided first in Turkey isolation and establishment of embryonic stem cell lines.
- Since 2000 – Head of the IVF Department in Memorial Şişli Hospital
- 1993-2000 – Head of the IVF Unit in Private Sevgi Hospital
- 1991-1992 – IVF specialist at Klinikk Hausken Oslo (Norway).
- 1981 – Hacettepe University Medical School – Degree in general medicine
- 1989 – Ankara University – Sp...
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Thank you very much, everything is going well, the doctors and staff are all at the highest level, this is not the first time I have applied to this clinic, so I am very pleased with this clinic and the doctors !! Спасибо огромное,все проходит хорошо,врачи и персонал все на высшем уровне,я не первый раз обращаюсь в эту клинику поэтому очень довольна этой клиникой и врачам !!
It’s still too early to give a full review as the procedure hasn’t been done. But the hospital is fantastic. Dr Polat is the very best, he will sit down and talk about anything we wanted or needed. The whole staff is exceptional. More to follow.
So far they have been excellent.
In general, the clinic as a clinic, a lot of people, everyone is busy. Queues The translator decided the speed of the queue. Everything is fine. They took only consultations with doctors. I can not say on it their level of professionolism, only on treatment ... In general, it’s normal. В целом клиника как клиника, много людей, все заняты. Очереди. Переводчик решал быстроту очереди. Все нормально. Брали только консультации у врачей. Не могу сказать по ней их уровень профессиолизма, только по лечению... В целом нормально.
The doctor deals is good
Everything was fine. Except that we had to wait for the Pet-CT results for ages yet the situation was urgent.
Good clinic got a consultation
I really liked the clinic, doctors are professionals, many thanks to all the staff Клиника мне очень понравилась, врачи профессионалы своего дела, огромное спасибо всему персоналу