Medical Travel Company

Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical tourism?

Medical tourism is the act of seeking out low-cost, first-class healthcare outside ones’ home country, often while recuperating in beautiful surroundings. This act is being driven by factors such as rising healthcare costs and by long wait times in other countries. Common services include elective procedures like hair transplantation, cosmetic and plastic surgery, dental procedures such as dental implants, eye surgery (LASIK) and specialized treatments such as bariatric (weight loss) surgery and IVF treatment.

Is medical tourism safe?

Most people, like we were, are initially shocked by the high-quality care and first-rate medical facilities offered in Turkey.

At Bloom Health, we are a dedicated facilitator in the medical tourism process. Every healthcare provider in our network has been personally visited and vetted by our team, and many are accredited by international agencies such as JCI (Joint Commission International) or reputable hospitals in The United States. Most of the doctors in our network have studied, practiced, or are board-certified in the US, Canada, or Europe, and all speak English. In many cases, patients will find superior hospitals and care centers with state-of-the-art facilities and nurse-to-patient ratios far surpassing those in other countries.

What is the quality of healthcare I can expect?

One of the biggest misconceptions of traveling out of the country for a medical procedure is that somehow the level of care will be less than you would receive at home. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It is important to remember that these are the top hospitals accredited by national and international organizations like JCI, ISO, TAHA, TMA (Turkish Medical Association) etc. in Istanbul, a major metropolitan center, which attract the countries’ top surgeons. Some are affiliated with world renowned medical institutions like Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School.

In fact, medical care in Istanbul, Turkey is of the highest quality with state-of-the-art facilities and doctors using the latest techniques. Most of our board-certified surgeons have trained in international centers around the world and have a significant percentage of foreign patients due to positive word of mouth.

What about complications?

All surgeries, in every country, no matter how minor have inherent risk and possibly additional expenses. While surgeons and hospital staff take precautions to minimize complications, they can still happen. As with any type of travel, Bloom Health recommends including travel insurance to your plan for your peace of mind.

How affordable is it?

With the costs of healthcare rising, people like you are looking for alternative options. As a result, millions have learned the secret to saving a significant amount. By taking advantage of a stronger US Dollar or Euro and the lower cost of living in other countries, world-class healthcare can be accessed in countries like Turkey for a fraction of the cost.

The main driver for medical tourism is cost savings. Savings on major medical procedures can easily be 40-50% and sometimes as much as 80%, even after all travel and accommodation costs. Add this to the fact that these are rated as some of the best hospitals in Turkey, and you have a winning solution.

Do I have a say in choosing the facility and doctors used for my procedure?

Absolutely! As with any procedure at home, you need to be comfortable with the decision you make. Our job is to facilitate information and provide options for your care. If you are interested in a procedure, we will provide you with options of facilities and doctors who perform your procedure. In some cases, you will be given an opportunity to have a virtual consult (via Skype) directly with the doctor to answer any questions or concerns.

What if I don’t find the procedure I want listed on Bloom Health’s site?

Virtually any procedure offered in Europe and North America, and some that are not, can be accommodated within our network of healthcare facilities in Istanbul, Turkey. If you are interested in a specific procedure, let us know. We can accommodate your needs, and provide the price associated with the treatment.

What is the medical travel process?

Here’s what you can expect once you have decided on the medical procedure that you want. The following is the typical process, but we are happy to accomodate to your specific needs.

Step 1 – Contact Us

It’s as easy as picking up the phone or click to Get A Free Consultation & Quote. We will call or email you within 24 hours to discuss your needs.

Step 2 – Learn about the different options we provide

We will do our best to educate you on the different medical treatments, healthcare facilities, surgeons, and potential cost savings we offer. This is a perfect opportunity for you to learn what others traveling to Turkey are already experiencing each year, that high quality, low cost medical care is available in Istanbul, Turkey.

Step 3 – Provide information for treatment plan

The best way to get the most accurate quote is to fill out our health questionnaire and talk with one of our expert healthcare consultants about your expectations.

Step 4 – Talk to one of our medical specialists

Before traveling for your procedure, talk to one of our specialists to ensure you feel comfortable with the process and go over any of your specific fears or needs.

Step 5 – Book your appointment and travel

When all your questions have been answered and you are ready to proceed, we will book your appointment date and assist you with booking flight and hotel accommodations appropriate to your needs.

Step 6 – Arrival

When you arrive in Istanbul, we will personally greet you at the airport, transport you to your hotel and ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable stay. We will also arrange for you to be transported to all your appointments as well as assign a host to be with you that speaks your language for additional support.

Step 7 – Enjoy

Take time to enjoy your medical travel vacation. Not only are you getting your medical procedure for a fraction of the cost your home country charges, you will be experiencing a trip of a lifetime in one of the best places in the world – Istanbul, Turkey!

With Bloom Health no aspect of your experience in Turkey will go without proper planning and care taken to make sure you receive world class service and care you deserve.

When will I be able to travel after my procedure?

Every procedure is different, your time away and recovery time will be dictated by the type of procedure chosen. With certain elective treatments, you may be able to fly the same day, while other procedures may require considerable recovery time. We work closely with your attending physician to plan the appropriate care and length of stay.

Do you offer tourist packages?

Yes. Upon request, we can include a licensed tour guide to your medical travel package, specific to what you would like to see and do while in Turkey.

Is Turkey safe?

YES! Turkey is very safe to travel to and to be a tourist in. Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Turkey each year to explore the historic ancient sites and enjoy the renowned hospitality. Bloom Health’s American born medical consultants have lived in Istanbul for many years and can confidently recommend Turkey as a safe medical tourism destination.

Please, see Why Turkey? page for more information.

Do you provide transportation?

Yes. Leave the transportation to us. Bloom Health will provide all transfers between the airport, your accommodation and medical appointments.

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