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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

Organ Transplantation Treatments

When an organ is moved from one person to another, or from a donor site on the person's own body to replace an absent or damaged organ, it is said that an organ transplantation has taken place. This is conducted through transplant surgery.

Organs that lend themselves to organ transplants are kidneys, lungs, liver, thymus, intestine, heart and pancreas. Other tissues such as tendons, bones, skin, cornea, veins and heart valves can also be transplanted. Organ donors may be brain dead or living. Tissues can also be harvested from cardiac dead persons for up to 24 hours after the person has died.

Worldwide, kidney transplants are the most popular kind of transplants followed by liver transplants, and heart transplants. Other kinds such as bone marrow transplants and lung transplants follow.

One of the key challenges facing organ transplantation is transplant rejection. Here, the body's immune response tries to reject the transplanted organ as alien. This can lead to transplant failure. However, the chances can be reduced by serotyping and using immunosuppressant drugs.

Skin grafts have been traditionally used to rebuilt noses and other damaged parts of the body - like in case of burns. This technique is called auto grafting. Blood can also be collected from the body prior to surgery and then transfused back into the body later.

People also donate organs to their relatives by organ donation. Another popular concept is paired exchange, where willing donors are matched to recipients through serotyping.

Popular Organ Transplantation Procedures



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BNH Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Vietnamese, Korean

JCI Accredited Hospital & Medical Tourism of Southeast Asia Samitivej is JCI accredited hospital, providing healthcare services in Thailand - recognized for its international award hospital servic...

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Bulgarian, Arabic, Cantonese, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew, Thai

Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean on Phuket Island near Patong beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket.

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San Paulo Hua-Hin Hospital

Hua Hin, Thailand


Accreditation: HA

Languages: English, Thai

San Paulo Hua Hin Hospital is a private hospital in Hua Hin offering the high level of medical services, from general medical treatments to specialized medical care. The hospital is well equipped with...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...
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