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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
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Gurbani Sandhu, United Kingdom
star star Aug 2021

I travelled all the way from US by myself to come here and get rhinoplasty done, my surgery was a week ago by Dr Hasan duygulu he is extremely professional and excellent at his job. My whole stay was made very easy and comforting by Kate, Sultan and Enes. I have been coordinating with Kate this whole time from the start till the end. She has been amazing throughout and ensuring. They all were there for me when i needed them and even after. It was a great decision for me and i m totally proud of myself that i was able to find the best and proceeded with it. I thank everyone part of luna clinic and the hospital for your kind and loving hospitality. I will recommend coming to Dr Hasan to everyone and anyone without any hesitation

Mariana Adam, United Kingdom
star star Aug 2021

I would highly recommend Flymedi and Abud

I would highly recommend Flymedi. My mom had a gastric balloon fitted at the Luna clinic and everything went smoothly. When I was looking for a clinic in Turkey I found Flymedi as medical tourism, I contacted them by email and they got back to me in a short time. I was assigned Abud as health coordinator and I don’t have enough words to thank him. He’s professional but on top of that he loves what he’s doing and he does really care. As I said before I don’t have enough words to thank Abud and Flymedi and I’m so happy I made the right decision by choosing them. If you want to have the bed experience choose Flymedi and you won’t regret it.

Maryam Zyad, Switzerland
star star Aug 2021

Rhinoplasty 12 days ago- Luna Clinic- Dr. Hasan Duygulu

I had my rhinoplasty done exactly 12 days ago with doctor Hasan Duygulu. Before flying to Istanbul, I was very scared of doing this somewhere far from home but , from the first day of our arrival I knew I chose the right clinic; we met Sultan at the gate of the hospital, she was extremely nice and accommodating and organised, she comforted and still comforting me with answering every question and concerns possible and was with me through the whole before, during and after process which I am still experiencing btw. At the day of the surgery we met doctor Hasan, he is very nice and professional, I told him what I wanted and he took pictures of my face and showed me what my nose could approximately look like after the surgery and addressed my concerns and questions which were a lot btw :) he came to visit me right after I woke up and the next morning as well. The hospital was very luxurious and the nurses were very nice and all our needs were met perfectly, everything was super organised and easy. Today I removed my cast and I am very happy with the results as early as it is with the swelling I am very satisfied and I cant wait to see the final results which seem to be very close to the pictures he showed me. Thank you Luna clinic and especially Sultan for making this life changing decisions the best decision I made. The whole experience was easy, trusted and comfortable thanks to you

Anne Leonard, Ireland
star star Aug 2021

I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi.

If you are thinking about surgery in Turkey, I would definitely recommend booking through Flymedi. Abud was my contact and is there for you 24/7. He was quick to respond and did his very best to answer every question and keep me calm in what can be, a new and scary experience. I would highly recommend and you can be sure you are lucky if he is your contact. The hospital was very clean and staff were very professional and kind. The doctor did an amazing job and I am thrilled!!

Гундилова Валерия, Russian Federation
star star Aug 2021

Totally recommend

The whole process went really smooth from the beginning, it was really easy to communicate with them. I had my mommy makeover done in June, 2021 and the only thing I regretted is putting off my surgery for some years because I did not want to travel abroad, but in the end it was all worth it. The prices are much lower and I was happy with my surgeon (Prof. Omer), he is such a friendly person and an amazing surgeon as well. I love my results and I've never felt so confident in my body, even before the pregnancy. I can recommend Flymedi and my surgeon in particular.

Recommended For Bone Marrow Transplant

For the patients who are suffering from the listed conditions, bone marrow transplant practice is recommended:

● Adrenoleukodystrophy
● Acute leukemia
● Aplastic anemia
● Chronic leukemia
● Hodgkin's lymphoma
● Inborn errors of metabolism
● Plasma cell disorders
● Immune deficiencies

Not Recommended For Bone Marrow Transplant

For the patients who are suffering from advanced stages of cancer, bone marrow transplantation is not suggested. For bone marrow transplant operation, the patient must be in an overall good state of health. This operation is generally performed when the disease is in remission.

Duration Of Operation

1 hour

Overview

Bone marrow transplantation, also called hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a surgical practice in which healthy cells from the marrow, are infused into another patient’s diseased or damaged bone marrow. For the patients who are suffering from some other kinds of cancer, bone marrow transplantation can be used to treat them as well.


Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has two major types, which are:

● Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant – The bone marrow is harvested from the patient’s body itself and injected where the treatment is required
● Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant – In this method, from a donor, the cells are harvested

Bone marrow transplantation is usually performed for the patients who:

● Need high doses of radiation or chemotherapy
● Need to replace damaged or diseased marrow
● Need new healthy stem cells which can kill cancer cells directly, without other treatments

Preparation

A couple of days before the bone marrow transplant operation, the patient needs to stay in the hospital. To the patient’s larger veins in the chest area, a special tube is inserted. This tube is very important for the bone marrow transplant operation, which will be performed later.

With the use of the tube, blood samples would be gathered, and some drugs would be given to the patient. After, large doses of chemotherapy are administered to the patient. Occasionally radiation is used as well. To eliminate diseased or damaged stem cells in the marrow, chemotherapy is used. Also, with chemotherapy, it is ensured that the patient’s body would not reject the new stem cells when they are infused into the patient. Once these steps are completed, the real bone marrow transplant operation starts.

How It Is Performed

There are two stages of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation operation that are:

● Harvesting
During this procedure, to the patient or donor, general anesthesia is administered. After that, the doctor would induce a needle deep into the hip bone and extract the marrow into a syringe. The sternum can also be used to harvest marrow. The doctor will proceed to repeat the process until around a liter of marrow is harvested – the marrow will then be subjected to chemotherapy if it is harvested from the patient and not a separate donor. This way, it can be ensured that the marrow is completely healthy.

The process generally takes about an hour. After, the marrow would regenerate in a couple of weeks.

● Transplant
The transplant stage is very similar to a blood transfusion procedure. The pre-inserted tube that is in the patient’s body is used to inject the bone marrow cells straight into the bloodstream. Once these cells are injected, they will slowly find their way to the patient's own bone marrow and begin producing platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells.

The transplant process generally takes an hour. During this process, some patients might feel nausea or headaches.

Recovery

The recovery period of bone marrow transplant is different for the donors and the recipients. On average, the donors would return to their daily activities and work in 1-7 days. The marrow would regenerate in a couple of weeks.

For the recipient, the recovery period is much longer, which is around 6-12 months. Most of the complications happen in the first 100 days after the bone marrow transplant operation.

Risks

Bone marrow transplant procedure has some complications that involve:

● Graft failure● Graft vs. host disease
● Cataracts
● Serious infection after chemotherapy

Side Effects

There are several side effects of bone marrow transplant, such as:

● Pain
● Nausea
● Diarrhea
● Intestinal cramps
● Hair loss
● Skin rashes

Success Rates

The average success rate of bone marrow transplant is 69% for the patients with an unrelated donor and 79% for the patients with a related donor.

Before And After

Around 85% of the patients who had hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, their life expectancy is improved by 10 or more years.

Faq

– What is graft vs. host disease?
In this condition, the donor marrow cells assault the recipient’s body.

– Does a marrow donor face any risks?
Usually no, the risks are only related to the use of general anesthesia.

– What are the chances of having a donor in my family?
The rate of patients who do not have a donor in their family is around 30% - 70%.

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in October, 2019.