The huge gap in the eye healthcare field and our superior service are two of the main reasons for our rapid growth. In early 2014, two Saudi investment groups bought a 50% stake in our business, and although we are still in the initial phases of our partnership, we now have greater goals. Due to our collaboration with Nesma and Reaya Holding, we plan to have 20 domestic centers by year-end, increasing to 25 in 2015. The success of medical doctors and health service providers in Turkey is due to the stringent and vigorous medical and health services education in our schools. In January 2014, we performed 4,300 eye surgeries and had 50,000 patients visit our clinics.
Medical Director, Emsey Hospital
There have been many developments happening over the last 10 years in Turkey regarding the healthcare system. The number of annual consultations per person has increased from an average of 2.4 to 8. Previously, health insurance companies would force patients to go to specific hospitals to receive treatment; however, nowadays the system has changed so these companies are now allowing patients to go to any hospital they desire. The infrastructure of hospitals and their locations, as well as the medical teams working in them, have been developed and strengthened. We have special marketing campaigns aimed at foreign countries to develop health tourism. We have already treated patients from 54 different countries. Foreign patients generally come for spinal surgeries, radical cancer operations, bone marrow transplants, and oncological treatments.
General Manager, Meri İstiroti
Our focus here is our physicians; we have 48 different areas of expertise and are licensed in each of these fields. Our physicians are experts in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries, particularly in neurology, oncology-related surgeries, knee surgeries, and specialized micro-plastic surgery. Stem cell research has been utilized for some medical problems for a while, but its applications have only recently become useful in the clinical sphere. There will be common applications for certain diseases and conditions such as burns, anti-aging, hematology, cardiac cases, and ophthalmological cases including retina and cornea vitiligo problems. The total amount of investment in healthcare in Turkey has been $58 billion, and the total expenditure much higher.
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