Operating since 2005, Anadolu Medical Center (AMC) is a JCI-accredited hospital with 110 physicians and surgeons, 209 beds, eight operating rooms, and a large intensive care unit. Through its affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, AMC's multilingual nurses and staff members receive training from the Johns Hopkins faculty.
The medical center's 42-acre (17-hectare) campus is home to treatment facilities, medical offices, a medi-hotel and health-related retail stores—all well away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Anadolu offers a wide range of medical services; key centers of excellence include: The Oncology Center, The Center of Bone Marrow Transplantation (including one of Turkey's most advanced stem cell practices), the Neurological Sciences Department, the Urology Department, the Heart & Vascular Department, and the Women's Health Centre
AMC engages multidisciplinary teams of physicians to resolve complicated health problems. The Tumor Board, for instance, concentrates on precise diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer patients; other teams address back pain, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, and stroke.
For patients, physicians, and referring organizations seeking an objective assessment of available treatment options, the hospital provides a Medical Second Opinion Program, Diagnosis Confirmation Program, and Telemedicine Program. International patients can have cases reevaluated by AMC's specialists without traveling outside of their home country. After receiving the medical data by email, fax, or regular mail, the AMC physicians review the case and typically return a treatment plan and cost estimations within two or three days (sometimes longer in complicated cases). A video conferencing system enables collaboration with consulting physicians from other countries.
Each year AMC's International Patient Services Department facilitates more than 3,000 medical visits by patients from over 60 countries. The department's staff answers questions and handle all arrangements, from medical consultations to travel arrangements to details of the hospital stay. AMC provides free transportation from airports to local hotels and to medical appointments and treatment facilities. (Sabiha Gokcen International is the closest airport, located approximately 15 minutes away. Ataturk International Airport, on the European side of Istanbul, is about an hour away.) If arrangements are made in advance, VIP transportation service can be provided for patients and their traveling companions.
Patients and patients' families visiting AMC are welcome to stay at the Anadolu Titanic Comfort Hotel, an on-campus guest house comprising 29 standard rooms, two handicapped-access rooms, eight suites, and one executive suite. The hotel is walking distance to AMC, making the lodging ideal for companions and recovering patients.
Anadolu was initially awarded JCI accreditation in 2007 and most recently re-accredited in 2016.
Last updated on 3 January 2017
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