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Shoulder Arthroscopy in Turkey

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Shoulder arthroscopy is a shoulder surgery which may be performed for a number of reasons. Doctors often decide to conduct a shoulder arthroscopy

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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 2,434
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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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Erdem Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 3,500
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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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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

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

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Shoulder Arthroscopy Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Shoulder Arthroscopy price in Turkey is € 2,434. Average Shoulder Arthroscopy cost in Turkey is € 2,967 where prices can go as high as € 3,500.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 9 Orthopedics centers in Turkey that are offering Shoulder Arthroscopy procedures. These Orthopedics centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and CIBMTR. Popular Shoulder Arthroscopy destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.

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


Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.


Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 

● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy is a shoulder surgery which may be performed for a number of reasons. Doctors often decide to conduct a shoulder arthroscopy procedure in order to diagnose sources of shoulder pain impossible to be identified in another way. Additionally, arthroscopic shoulder surgery is used to deal with numerous shoulder injuries, such rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement (frozen shoulder). Arthroscopy is also used for shoulder ligament surgery.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is especially popular among sportsmen due to the high amount of shoulder injuries suffered by them. However, normal, not really active people may also experience a strong shoulder pain which may require a shoulder arthroscopy procedure.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Candidates

Candidates for shoulder arthroscopy procedure are people with shoulder pain of unknown origin or those who suffered shoulder injuries which are possible to be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.

Am I Suitable for Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Due to recent developments in shoulder arthroscopy, orthopedic surgeons are able to fix most of the shoulder injuries with arthroscopic surgery. However, some shoulder injuries may still require an open shoulder surgery rather than arthroscopy. Your orthopedic surgeon will inform you about the options regarding your orthopedic surgery.

Preparing for Shoulder Arthroscopy

The first step towards a proper preparation for shoulder arthroscopy surgery is to inform your orthopedic surgeon about your past and present medical conditions and to provide a list of medicines you take currently in order to avoid possible complications regarding your shoulder surgery. You will be told which of them you should stop taking prior to the arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Additionally, you may need to fast for several hours before your shoulder arthroscopy.

How is Shoulder Arthroscopy Performed?

As it was stated before, shoulder arthroscopy procedure may be performed for various reasons, including both diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries. However, the main principles of arthroscopy remain the same for all of them. Arthroscopy is performed with a device called arthroscope which is equipped with a high-resolution camera, offering a precise insight into the shoulder. Thanks to arthroscope, doctors do not need to perform a large incision but rather create 3 or more small cuts. Through them, arthroscope and medical tools are inserted in order to perform the shoulder arthroscopy procedure. The first step of arthroscopic shoulder surgery is to inject a special fluid into the shoulder in order to make space for medical tools and give a clear sight for your orthopedic surgeon. Secondly, a shoulder arthroscopy procedure is performed according to the type of your shoulder injury.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Summary

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Shoulder Arthroscopy Recovery

Shoulder arthroscopy recovery timeline depends mostly on the type of shoulder arthroscopy procedure. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery performed for diagnostic reasons and minor shoulder injuries will result in shorter shoulder surgery recovery time. Accordingly, shoulder arthroscopy performed to repair a major rotator cuff tear, total shoulder arthroplasty or other significant shoulder injuries may lead to several weeks of shoulder surgery recovery paired with rehabilitation efforts. Usually, the first week after the shoulder arthroscopy procedure is associated with pain which should be manageable with painkillers.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Risks and Complications

Risks and complications related to shoulder arthroscopy surgery are rare and usually easily treatable. They may include infections, damage to nerves or blood vessels, and bleeding.

Shoulder Arthroscopy Success Rates

The success rates of certain arthroscopic shoulder surgery types may vary but in general shoulder surgeries performed with arthroscopy have proven to be reliable and effective ones, with general success rate estimated to be as high as 90%.

Shoulder Arthroscopy FAQ

What Is a Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery?
Shoulder arthroscopy is a type of shoulder surgery in which an arthroscope, a medical device equipped with a camera is used. This allows orthopedic surgeons to perform 3 small cuts instead of one large incision.

What Types of Shoulder Injuries Can Be Treated with a Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedure?
Arthroscopic surgery may be used to cure a range of shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder (shoulder impingement), and many others.

Is Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedure a Safe One?
Yes, shoulder arthroscopy surgery is a relatively safe orthopedic surgery. Due to small incisions and good view provided by the arthroscope, orthopedic surgeons can perform a shoulder surgery without inflicting a too big risk of infections and other complications.