Epilepsy Treatment Cost In Turkey

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Epilepsy, a brain disorder, is characterized by repeated seizures. A seizure occurs when the brain's electrical activity changes suddenly, altering the patient's behavior.

The treatments for epilepsy include:

  • Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
  • Brain surgery to remove a small part of the brain that's causing the seizures
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or Deep brain stimulation (DBS) puts a small electrical device inside the body that helps control seizures

Some people need treatment for life. But the therapy might stop if seizures disappear over time.

Epilepsy Treatment cost in Turkey is between USD 5400 to USD 6600. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Epilepsy treatment includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include MRI, PET, Neurological examination, etc.
  • Surgery cost
  • Types of epilepsy surgery (Focal Resection, Temporal Lobe Resection, Frontal Lobe Resection, Parietal and occipital Lobe Resection, Lesionectomy, etc.)
  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
  • Medicine cost 
  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Epilepsy Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
  • The severity of the disease
  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as Hemorrhage, Infection, Brain tissue injury, etc.)
  • Cost of Blood products (if required)
  • An extended stay at the Hospital
  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Epilepsy Treatment in Turkey

Listing approximate price of Epilepsy Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Epilepsy Treatment USD 5400 to USD 6600
Deep Brain Stimulation USD 25200 to USD 30800

Epilepsy Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Epilepsy cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Epilepsy in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 2640 to USD 3960
  • Israel USD 1600 to USD 2400
  • Malaysia USD 5280 to USD 7920

List of Centers for Epilepsy Treatment in Turkey

Popular Cities in Turkey for Epilepsy Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Epilepsy Treatment in Turkey

Doctors for Epilepsy Treatment in Turkey

A neurologist can best diagnose and treat epilepsy. Some neurologists take advanced training and become epileptologists, specialists in diagnosing and treating epilepsy.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr Hüseyin Turan Atay

Dr Hüseyin Turan Atay

Associate Professor, 27 years of experience

Medicana International IstanbulLocation

Neurology

Dr. Aytaç Yiğit

Dr. Aytaç Yiğit

Professor, 31 years of experience

Location

Epilepsy

Prof. Sevin BALKAN

Prof. Sevin BALKAN

Associate Professor, 46 years of experience

Memorial Hospitals Group, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

MD Petek KARAGÖZ

MD Petek KARAGÖZ

Consultant, 23 years of experience

Memorial Hospitals Group, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

Assoc. Prof. Abdullah ÖZKARDEŞ

Assoc. Prof. Abdullah ÖZKARDEŞ

Associate Professor, 28 years of experience

Memorial Hospitals Group, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

MD Ayşenur DURNA

MD Ayşenur DURNA

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Memorial Hospitals Group, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

Prof. Feza DEYMEER

Prof. Feza DEYMEER

Professor, 36 years of experience

Memorial Hospitals Group, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

Prof. Dr. Yaesf OZSARFATI

Prof. Dr. Yaesf OZSARFATI

Professor, 36 years of experience

Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbulLocation

Dementia Headache Treatment

Specialist Dr. Sema ÖZTÜRK

Specialist Dr. Sema ÖZTÜRK

Consultant, 26 years of experience

Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbulLocation

Neurology

Dr. Feriha Ozer

Dr. Feriha Ozer

Consultant, 30 years of experience

KOC University Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Tremor, Wilson's disease, Diabetic Polyneuropathy, Cerebrovascular Diseases

Dr. Lecturer. Aydan Sarp

Dr. Lecturer. Aydan Sarp

Professor, 23 years of experience

Medical Park Group, IstanbulLocation

seizure disorders, such as epilepsy stroke multiple sclerosis neuromuscular disorders infections of the nervous system neurodegenerative disorders spinal cord disorders headaches, and migraine Neurocritical care Neuro-oncology Geriatric neurology Autonomic disorders Vascular (stroke) care Child neurology Intervention neuroradiology

Dr. Ari Boyaciyan

Dr. Ari Boyaciyan

Associate Professor, 35 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Clinical neurophysiology (EMG - SEP - Evoked Potentials), Peripheral nerve diseases, Muscle diseases, General neurology, Headache, Neurological complications of systemic diseases, Stroke and resultant diseases

Dr. Bulent Kahyaoglu

Dr. Bulent Kahyaoglu

Consultant, 30 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, Neuromuscular disorders, Infections of the nervous system, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease Spinal cord disorders

Dr. Candan Gurses

Dr. Candan Gurses

Professor, 32 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Sleep Disorders, Electroencephalography – EEG, Polysomnography, Video EEG monitoring, Invasive EEG monitoring, Cortical stimulation

Dr. Piraye Oflazer

Dr. Piraye Oflazer

Professor, 25 years of experience

American Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Brain tumors, Brain aneurysms, Peripheral neuropathy, Sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Neuromuscular diseases

Prof. Dr. Sultan TARLACI

Prof. Dr. Sultan TARLACI

Consultant, 25 years of experience

NPISTANBUL Brain HospitalLocation

Psychological disorders Self Confidence Problem (Confidence Problem) Sleeping disorders Panic Disorder vaginismus Headaches Communication Problems Developmental Disorders Alcohol addiction dementia Bipolar disorder Nightmare Disorder Dysthymic Disorder (Chronic Depression) Mental Disability Personality disorder Personality disorder Psychiatric Disorder Body (Body) Dysformic Disorder anorexia Personality disorder

Dr. Ahmet Suat Topaktas

Dr. Ahmet Suat Topaktas

Principal Consultant, 25 years of experience

Medicana International IstanbulLocation

Neurology EMG-EEG-Botulinum Toxin Application

Dr. Hakan Silek

Dr. Hakan Silek

Professor, 23 years of experience

Yeditepe University Healthcare Institutions, IstanbulLocation

Stroke Dementia Neuromuscular diseases

Dr. Turker Kilic

Dr. Turker Kilic

Senior Consultant, 30 years of experience

İstinye Hospital, BahçeşehirLocation

Skull base surgery, Gamma knife radiation surgery, Brain surgery, Vascular diseases, Epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Arsida Barjami

Dr. Arsida Barjami

Consultant, 10 years of experience

I.A.U VM Medical Park Florya Hospital, IstanbulLocation

Stroke, Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome

Success Rate

If a patient takes medications and has no seizure in the first year post temporal lobe surgery, the likelihood of being seizure-free at two years is 87-90%. In case of no seizure in two years, the possibility of being seizure-free is 95% at five years and 82% at ten years.

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