Turkey among top 10 medical tourism spots

Turkey, the sixth most visited tourism destination in the world, has also become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations with more than half a million medical tourists visiting the country last year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), the Health Ministry and private hospital figures. 

While 109,000 medical tourists visited Turkey in 2010, this figure rose to 583,000 last year, mainly due to the rise in the number of tourists from Libya, Iraq and Germany. 

With the addition of plastic surgery figures, this figure increased up to 700,000, according to sector representatives.

Health checks Most people younger than 40 years of age are generally free from diseases that could be diagnosed by physical examination alone however, for those between 40 & 70 a regular health check is essential in order to help prevent, identify & receive advice on what action you can take to lower your risk & improve your chances of a healthier life.

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