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Bahçeci Fertility

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
ISO 9001:2015 - International Organization for Standartization ISO 27001 - International Organization for Standartization
FROM€ 2,250
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 3,000
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
30 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
8 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Ota & Jinemed Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 4,426
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IVF Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest IVF price in Istanbul is € 2,250. Average IVF cost in Istanbul is € 3,225 where prices can go as high as € 4,426.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 10 Infertility centers in Istanbul that are offering IVF procedures.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for IVF. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized IVF quote. For a more accurate IVF price quote, please click HERE.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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IVF

In Vitro Fertilization, also known as IVF is a type of artificial insemination meaning that an egg is fertilized with sperm in a laboratory, outside the body, before being reinserted into the uterus. Every year, around 30.000 couples from the USA alone opt for an IVF procedure, and around 30% of them finish their first IVF cycle with live birth.

IVF Candidates

IVF is recommended for patients or couples that cannot or are having troubles in conceiving naturally. Reduced fertility or ovarian function in women over the age of 40, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, male infertility, such as low sperm count or abnormalities in sperm shape or unexplained infertility are the main reasons to start an IVF process. Same-sex couples and single individuals are also good candidates for IVF treatment

Am I Suitable for IVF?

Younger women are more likely to have a successful pregnancy; therefore, IVF treatment isn't usually recommended for women over the age of 42 because the chances of giving a successful birth are getting lower related to age. 

Preparing for IVF

Dealing with infertility issues can be emotionally weary for any couple. When preparing for this process where patience and understanding are important, it is best to be informed as much as possible and to know what to expect from the IVF cycle. Patients or couples can use an IVF calculator to estimate their IVF success rate and an IVF pregnancy calculator to find out their due date.

How is IVF Performed?

A complete IVF process also called an IVF cycle, involves all the steps necessary for a successful pregnancy. The first step of IVF treatment is to discuss with the couple or patient and discuss previous pregnancies, possible anterior IVF interventions, potential infertility problems or infections of the reproductive system and other details about the in vitro fertilization procedure itself. The second step of the procedure is to provide the patient with IVF injections, which help to promote egg development. Injections usually begin on the second or third day of the patient's menstrual cycle, and this step is very important in stimulating ovarian follicles that produce eggs.

 

Once the eggs reach maturity, they are retrieved, and after the egg collection step, fertilization begins in laboratory conditions. The most healthy and strong sperm is used to fertilize these eggs - one of them will be selected for embryo transfer. In the final stage of the procedure, the fertilized egg is transferred back to the uterus, and IVF pregnancy can begin after it is attached to the lining of the uterus. 

 

If the male partner suffers from infertility issues, the IVF with ICSI technique can be used to ensure fertilization of the egg.

IVF Summary

Duration of Operation

Embryo transfer is very straightforward and usually takes less than 15 minutes

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Hospital Stay

Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

IVF Risks and Complications

One of the biggest risks of an IVF pregnancy is the possibility of multiple births: 63% of IVF babies are single children, 5% are triplets or more, and 32% are IVF twins. The reason why multiple pregnancies are considered as "risk" is due to the risks it may cause to the mother and the baby during pregnancy, such as the risk of low birth weight and premature birth. 

IVF Side Effects

IVF side effects generally vary from person to person and also depend on the intake of stimulatory drugs. Some patients may experience nausea, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, bleeding, or infection. 

IVF Success Rates

The success rate of an In Vitro Fertilization procedure depends on a few factors such as the patient's body mass, caffeine and alcohol intake, the patient's age, the duration of the patient's infertility and the number of oocytes produced by the body. Generally, women aged 25-39 are most likely to conceive from their first IVF cycle. 

 

ISO certified infertility clinics and the clinical studies conducted generally have a patient satisfaction rate of at least 70% or over. 

 

The IVF success rate can be calculated on the number of live births, but the figures depend highly on the patient's age: 

  • 29% for women under 35
  • 23% for women aged 35 to 37
  • 15% for women aged 38 to 39
  • 9% for women aged 40 to 42
  • 3% for women aged 43 to 44
  • 2% for women aged over 44
  • These figures are for women who use their own eggs and their spouse's sperm and use the measure transferred per embryo.

IVF FAQ

How Much Does IVF Cost?

IVF prices vary depending on the country and clinic in which the procedure is performed. IVF treatment costs can range from $1500 to $13000, and medication costs are not usually included in the procedure itself, as they depend on each patient's clinical circumstances and needs. 

 

Are IVF Children Susceptible to Birth Defects?

IVF babies are in no way more susceptible to birth defects than naturally conceived children. Around 3% of all children suffer from birth defects as a result of a normal pregnancy, and IVF treatment carries some risk of birth defects but is still rare. 

Is In Vitro Fertilization Painful?

The IVF processis not painful as the women will be administered anesthesia both before the eggs are retrieved and transferred back into the uterus. 

 

Is IVF Gender Selection Possible?

The technique called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD is a safe and reliable way to choose the gender of a baby, for the couples who prefer it

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