Fertility Treatment in Turkey with Op. Dr. Nezih Durmazlar Clinic
In this article, you will read about:
- IVF in Turkey
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Turkey's IVF Laws
- Remote Fertility Treatment
"Op. Dr. Nezih Durmazlar Fertility Clinic is a private office with 5 employees located in Ankara, Turkey. We have a great passion for having success stories. Starting from the first interview, we evaluate the couple precisely before starting the IVF treatment according to the guidelines of ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine), ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology), and TSRM (Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine)."
How Competitive is Turkey on the IVF Market, Compared to Other Destinations?
"There are two important reasons why patients choose IVF treatment in Turkey. One is the contribution of new articles in the subject of reproductive medicine in Turkey to the public literature which shows that the Universities and facilities have serious interest in the topic. It already makes a great opportunity for the patients seeking treatment abroad.
The second reason is the foreign exchange rates. As the Turkish Lira being devalued across the world economy, not only in Health Tourism but also in other trading facilities, makes the prices cheaper than ever. In the last 5 years, the Turkish Lira has been devalued by half. This creates a great opportunity for the patients seeking cheaper services without lacking quality."
What is the Strong Point of IVF Treatment at your Clinic?
"We as a team are devoted with a passion to create success and a positive pregnancy test result in the first treatment. This mission makes us challenging to the other facilities. Because we don't accept more than 10 patients in a month. We know that if we increase the patient number in the treatment, the quality of the service will decrease. Our vision is “Less is more.” The more time you have for each patient, the more quality and success you have.
Some patients who choose our clinic come for laparoscopic surgeries that we perform. Infertile female surgery needs special attention. During this surgery, the most important thing is to be as gentle as possible to the ovarian and uterine tissues to have minimal damage while removing the diseased part from the organ. The technology nowadays gives us the great capability to perform such surgeries with a laparoscopic approach rather than open surgeries. We also pay great attention to a positive pregnancy test result and generally offer to follow up for the pregnancy till the birth."
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
"Laparoscopy has many advantages over traditional open surgeries when fertility surgery is concerned. The advantages compared with open surgery are less operation time for experienced surgeons, less blood loss (even no blood loss), less hospital stay, cosmetic satisfaction (abdominal incisions).
Camera view enables precise interventions. The laparoscopic approach is the surgeon's choice for the problems in gynecology. We perform laparoscopic surgeries in JCI certified hospitals in Ankara Turkey. We commonly perform laparoscopic fertility surgeries which primarily correct anatomic defects that may be impairing the ability to conceive or increasing the success of IVF treatment. These conditions can be either related to ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterine problems. We also perform non-fertility laparoscopic surgeries like TLH (Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy), Laparoscopic myomectomy. In laparoscopic surgeries, the recovery time is shorter than traditional open surgeries. Generally, we discharge the patient on the same day or the day after the surgery according to the operation."
How do you Work with International Patients?
"For our international patients (more than 60 every year), we have the following protocol. First, we arrange an online interview with me Dr. Nezih along with the international patients' department manager, where we get to know the couple. We explain the treatment they are searching for, and the time it takes depending on the protocol, and answer any questions they may have. We are always available for any questions or doubts. They can contact us through emails or video calls any time through our head of the international patients' department. After this first meeting then we send them all the information regarding the chosen protocol and the next steps before they arrive for their first face-to-face consultation."
Do you Have Special Packages for Foreign Patients?
"We have special packages for international patients, depending on their needs and requests. If they choose for us to organize everything from the tickets to their stay and pickups, including the treatment in the package, or if they want to arrange everything by themselves and just come to us for the treatment, it depends as I have said on the patients' request."
Do you Work Remotely with Patients?
"Yes, we work remotely in some stages of the treatment, to facilitate cost and time for the patients, we arrange interviews and follow-ups online, hand in hand with their head doctor in this case their head OB, this way we can perform blood tests, or any before initiating the protocol beforehand and the patients don't have to stay that long in Turkey, which adds cost to the treatment, as well as spending time away from their jobs, or family."
What are Turkey's Laws and Regulations Regarding IVF?
"Every clinic in Turkey is obligated according to the laws of the Republic of Turkey. But also we obey the guidelines of ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine), ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology), and TSRM (Turkish Society of Reproductive Medicine). The laws here in Turkey DO NOT permit egg or sperm donation or same-sex couples or single women IVF treatments. The laws are strict and no exceptions present. The couple has to have a marriage certificate to get an IVF treatment."