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Liv Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey

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LIV stands for Leading International Vision, showing the recognition of Liv Hospital by the medical community as the leader at the world arena of the medical services.

about liv hospital in turkey

Two factors, namely the best doctors of Turkey and in the world, as well as the multi-disciplinary approach, helped LIV Hospital to become the leading center for qualitative medical services in a short time. LIV Hospital applies the most advanced diagnostics and treatment methods, including such modern technologies as:

    иконка галочкиDa Vinci Surgical System;

    иконка галочкиTrue Beam linear accelerator;

    иконка галочкиTrue Beam linear accelerator;

    иконка галочки4D cardiograph;


The modern medical departments, the high-end technologies and the experienced professionals helped LIV Hospital to become the center of the world medicine coming out of the medical professional from all over the world.This medical institution can be considered as leading in the following fields:

    иконка галочкиcardiosurgery;

    иконка галочкиoncology;

    иконка галочкиtraumatology;

    иконка галочкиbariatrics;

    иконка галочкиneurosurgery;

    иконка галочкиdentisty;

oncology, neurosurgery and cardiology at liv hospital



Liv Hospital is a network of 4 clinics: Liv Ulus, Liv Ankara, Liv Samsun and Liv Istinie Bahceshehir. So the patient can get quality and affordable treatment in any of 4 cities in Turkey.

Liv Ulus Hospital is located in Istanbul. It can accept 154 patients for inpatient treatment. There are 50 departments, the most developed of which are oncology, transplantology, robotic surgery, stem cell therapy. Liv Ulus Hospital has been accredited by JCI and ISO-TUV for high quality medical services.

Liv Ankara Hospital is located in the capital of Turkey. The hospital has been internationally recognized for the quality of its robotic and abdominal surgery. Liv Ankara Hospital offers bone marrow transplantation, removal of prostate tumor by Da Vinci robot, treatment of degenerative spine diseases and much more.


    The Liv Istinia Hospital is a 21-floor building with 30 rooms, 12 operating rooms, 394 patient rooms and 94 intensive care units. The Hospital has a Spine Surgery Center and Epilepsy Center. Cardiac Surgery is well-developed: a TAVI valve implantation can be performed here.

    Samsun Hospital is located close to the Black Sea coast. Besides pleasant sea climate and premium services, the hospital can offer assistance in 25 medical fields. The hospital is equipped with 4 modern operating rooms and can accommodate 60 patients. The clinic is often visited for treatment of urological diseases and diabetes mellitus. It provides quality medical care to children.


LIV Hospital's quality mark

As of the first day of its operations till nowadays, LIV Hospital keeps assured that the best therapy is based on the individual approach to every patient.

    награда клиники The Hospital has received an honorary award in 2016 of the Center of Excellence for the achievements in the robotic surgery as well as the bariatric surgery.
    награда клиники Liv Hospital is recognized by the world community confirming the most prestigious medical accreditation of Joint Commission International (JCI) as well as TÜV, i.e. ISO European standard certificate.

Why do patients make their choice in the advantage of LIV Hospital?

    Reason №1. High survival rates

    The daily operation of LIV Hospital is based on the perfect service approach and focuses on the health rather than the disease. About 13,000 operations are held at the hospital annually. Over 50,000 patients worldwide choose Liv Hospital among the best medical centers of the world. The survival rate after cardiologic, neurosurgical as well as digesting tract surgeries exceeds the average on in Turkey for 10%, i.e. 96% for cardiologic, 91% for neurosurgery and 94% for digesting tract.

    Reason №2. Medical treatment based on science

    The patients make their choice in the advantage of LIV Hospital because the hospital activity is based on science. The hospital doctors compare the received results with the data of their colleagues from the other TOP rated medical centers of the world. Moreover, its employees have carried out over 36 international scientific forums for the time of the hospital activity.

    Reason №3. More new clnics in Turkey

    Liv Hospital managers do not stop at the success reached, by means of further researching in the medical developments. Nowadays they are building the research and development center LIV Topkapi as the future center of the scientific developments enabling to assist more patients in a qualitative way. Apart from that, the majority of the best personnel of the hospital cooperates with Istinye University in the field of the medical researches.

    Reason №4. Approach to patient care

    LIV Hospital differs from other medical centers from all over the world both by the applied technologies and by approach of service provided for the patients (guests) and understanding of the “health care” definition. A patient becomes not a sick person, but a guest of LIV Hospital. Therefore, a special Department was established called “Department for Guest Service” greeting and meeting at the entrance, by escorting the patients and their family on every floor.

Features of the Clinic

Modern technologies and technical equipment in Liv Hospital

innovative technolohies at liv hospital

The major peculiarity of LIV Hospital is the advanced technologies and treatment, as well as mostly important the experience of their application by the specialists. 

LIV Hospital is specialized on robotic surgery by Da Vinci Surgical System. This is a surgical robot operated by an experienced specialist. It enables to get 3D images of the operated site during the operation, resulting in high precision while making the small incisions for operations. This system is also applied for cancer treatment, operations on heart as well as all the laparoscopic operations.

One of the recent technical achievements applied at LIV Hospital is the linear accelerator TrueBeam STx. This technology shows its high efficiency while treating the people suffering from cancer, as the equipment enables the maximal irradiation of the tumor, with no impact on the healthy tissues.  

The system for treatment planning Acuros XB was firstly introduced at LIV Hospital for the first time in Turkey. This system enables more precise calculation of the required irradiation dosage in comparison to other medical centers which is very important in radiotherapy.


The Liv Clinic Orthopedics and Traumatology Center is the only medical institution in the country that collaborates with AOSpine, the European Community of Spinal Surgeons. It uses the latest models of robotic equipment that allows operations to be performed as safely as possible for patients. Many years of experience of the Center’s specialists and modern minimally invasive methods of treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system make it possible to develop and improve this area, as well as bring it to a leading position.

It is also important that the Center of Orthopedics and Traumatology annually carries out about 3,000 surgical interventions for the treatment of orthopedic pathologies.

The Orthopedics and Traumatology Center is equipped with the AOSpine robotic orthopedic system. This installation is used for joint replacement. With the help of 3-D modeling, Liv Hospital doctors can successfully perform complex joint replacement operations without injuring muscles and ligaments.

traumatology at liv hospital


    Specialists of Liv Hospital in Turkey carry out all kinds of operations on the brain and spinal cord, as well as the spine. Surgical interventions are carried out using the latest generation equipment, and in particular the robot surgeon Da Vinchi.

    In 2015, doctors at Liv Medical Center performed about 260 neurosurgical operations, the success rate of which was more than 90%. Moreover, in the country, the average success rate of such interventions is 10% lower.

    Liv Hospital in Istanbul is highly effective in treating Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, etc. It serves patients of all ages, from infants to older people.

Obesity TREATMENT at liv hospital

    The Obesity Treatment Center at the Liv Hospital in Istanbul has been named as the Center of Excellence. Over the past two years, the specialists of this institution have performed about 1,000 operations to treat excess weight.

    Patients at the Liv Hospital Obesity Treatment Center in the first month after bariatric surgery lose about 20% of their weight, and in the second - this result improves by 27%. Six months after the surgical treatment of obesity, weight loss is more than 50%. After 12 patients they lose 70% of excess weight.

    The effectiveness of bariatric surgery at Liv Hospital Clinic is confirmed by hundreds of grateful reviews from patients from all over the world.

LIV Dental Clinic

LIV Dental Clinic deserves a special attention. This is one of the newest departments of LIV Hospital offering the modern and qualitative treatment of tooth and oral cavity diseases. Prosthetics and implants are on a significant prominent level here, by applying the high-end materials with a lifetime warranty. The following services are provided LIV Dental Clinic:

    иконка галочкиOrthodontics (teeth alignment, occlusion correction etc.)

    иконка галочкиProsthetics and implants

    иконка галочкиSurgery (removal of teeth and cysts, and jaw reconstruction etc.)

    иконка галочкиPediatric dentistry

dentrisity at liv hospital


sports medicine at liv hospital

Liv Hospital is widely known for providing premium medical services in almost all areas of medicine. One of these areas is sports medicine. The hospital is one of the medical bases of the famous Turkish football club Besiktas. Here, the players receive a full range of medical care in case of sports injuries, regular screening examinations of athletes are conducted. The Liv Hospital clinic diagnoses and treats:

    иконка галочкиdislocations

    иконка галочкиsprains and tears of joints

    иконка галочкиjoint injuries

    иконка галочкиmeniscus tears

    иконка галочкиbursitis

The hospital has all the necessary diagnostic equipment, modern hybrid operating rooms, and the principles of asepsis and antispectics meet high international standards. Operations are carried out using modern arthroscopes, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the number of postoperative complications and the recovery and rehabilitation period. Treatment is carried out jointly with specialists from the department of orthopedics and traumatology of the clinic.

Treatment cost at liv hospital

Procedure Cost
Specialist consultation from $120
MRI from $600
Oncological examination from $3,600
Chemotherapy from $1,300 (for 1 course)
Robotic prostatectomy from $14,000
Intervertebral hernia removal from $11,000
Knee Replacement from $14,000
Testimonials (3)
Average clinic rating
Patient Verified
  • 5

Doktor Nilüfer Köylüoğlu Ünal is the best eye surgeon in the country. He is one of the world experts on retinal surgery. I wouldn’t trust my vision to any other.
I very much liked the solution with parking they had at the campus ne... Read more

Istanbul, Turkey, January 11, 2020
Patient Verified
  • 5

I had an operation in January. I want to thank every person who took part in it, starting from the personnel who greeted me at the entrance, and all the doctors, nurses, and the rest of the team. They showed a lot of concern for me, and ... Read more

Istanbul, Turkey, January 7, 2020
Qaiser ahmed
Patient Verified
  • 5

Hospital is very beautiful, its like the best ever I have seen. My dad had an intervertebral hernia for which he was operated and rehabilitated afterwards. He is much better now as before he had complaints of pain in back and left leg so... Read more

Istanbul, Turkey, August 14, 2018


Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from the Surgical Review
Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from the Surgical Review
Joint Commission International
Joint Commission International
TÜV ISO 9001
TÜV ISO 9001


Assoc. Prof. Merdan FAYDA M.D.
Assoc.Prof. Merdan Fayda
Experience: 18 years
Doc. Dr. Onur EGEMEN
Dr. Onur Egemen
Plastic Surgery
Experience: 10 years
Doç. Dr. Çağatay ÖZTÜRK
Dr. Cagatay Ozturk
Orthopedics and traumatology
Experience: 20 years
Director Assoc. Prof. Hasan ALTUN, MD
Assoc.Prof. Hasan Altun
Experience: 20 years
Prof. Oral NEVRUZ, M.D.
Prof. Oral Nevruz
Experience: 25 years
Prof. Oktar ASOĞLU M.D.
Prof. Oktar Asoglu
Experience: 25 years
Professor Ayhan Dinçkan
Prof. Ayhan Dinçkan
Experience: 20 years
The leading radiation oncologist in Turkey. He has graduate the Medical Department of the University of Istanbul. He has received the specialization in stereotactic radiotherapy as well as thoracic oncology at the University of South Carolina in 2010-2011. Since 2012 he has worked as the Associate Professor of the Institute of Oncology at the University of Istanbul.
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • ROD, i.e. Turkish Society of Radiation Oncology
  • ASTRO, i.e. American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • ESTRO, i.e. European Society for Radiation Oncology

Specialization of the doctor:Breast cancer, Gynecologic cancer diseases, Urologic tumors, Digestion tract cancer, Tumors and metastases of the central nervous system, Skin cancer, Soft tissues tumors, 4D radiotherapy, Stereotactic RT, IMRT.
Assoc.Prof. Merdan Fayda
Experience: 18 years
One of the best experts in plastic, reconstruction and esthetic surgery at LIV Hospital. He has studied at Etfal Training and Research Hospital, as well as Bağcılar and Okmeydanı. He has over 10 years of the experience in plastic surgery. He is specialized in breast esthetic and reconstruction surgery. He takes part in the international conferences and symposiums on a regular basis (over 100 events currently).
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • Turkish Association for Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery
  • Association for Esthetic and Plastic Surgery
  • Association for Reconstruction Microsurgery

Specialization of the doctor: esthetic and reconstruction breast surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, lower limbs reconstruction, body shaping and post-bariatric surgery, chronic wound and burns treatment.
Dr. Onur Egemen
Experience: 10 years
Plastic Surgery
The prominent orthopedist specializing in back diseases treatment. He has graduated the Medical Department at Hacettepe University, followed by specialization at Uludag University. He has published over 100 articles in the international scientific journals, having taken the floor at 167 international scientific conferences.
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • European Society of the Spine
  • North American Spine Society
  • Turkish Spine Association (member of the Board)
  • Turkish Association of Orthopedists and Traumatologists

Specialization of the doctor: stenosis of the spine, herniated disc, scoliosis, cervical hernia, cervical disc prosthesis, spinal fracture, minimally invasive spinal surgery, laser dissection, endoscopic dissection, pediatric spinal problems.
Dr. Cagatay Ozturk
Experience: 20 years
Orthopedics and traumatology
One of the best experts in bariatric surgery in Turkey. He graduated from the Medical Department at Hacettepe University. Competed the upgrade training courses in laparoscopic surgery of digestive system in Strasbourg (France). He has worked as the Associate Professor at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital of the Ministry of Healthcare in 2012-2013. He studied robotic surgery in Strasbourg in 2013. He has published 21 articles in the international journals and 17 articles in the national journals within his scientific activity. He is specialized in robotic and laparoscopic surgery.
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • European Association for Transluminal Surgery
  • International Federation for Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Disorders
  • Turkish Surgical Society
  • National Association for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Turkish Society for Obesity Surgery

Specialization of the doctor: robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery
Assoc.Prof. Hasan Altun
Experience: 20 years
The best hematologist in Turkey. He was granted with 4 awards of Hematologist Association and Turkish Society of Hematologists for the best experimental and clinical researches. He received his education at Gulhane Military Medical Academy, where he continued to work at the Department for Internal Medicine, followed by hematology. He received the title of Professor of Hematology in 2014. Prof. Oral NEVRUZ, M.D. is considered one of the best specialists in Turkey for the treatment of leukemia and bone marrow transplant.
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • Turkish Society for Hematology
  • Association for hematology Specialists
  • Society for Geriatric Hematology
  • Aferise association
  • Scientific Advisory Council GAMMA

Specialization of the doctor: visceral medicine, bone marrow transplant, leukemia, bleedig.
Prof. Oral Nevruz
Experience: 25 years
Doctor, surgeon of the overall practices at LIV Hospital. Awarded by several Excellence Awards for the achievement in colorectal and robotic surgery. He graduated Akdeniz University by getting the medical education. Having graduated the university, he became the chief surgeon of the military police border service, followed by the position of the surgeon of one of the German medical centers. He had a vast experience in surgery in USA, working at Mayo Medical Center (Rochester) as well as at Cancer Center in New-York. He was trained for robotic surgery peculiarities in France. As of 2011 Prof. Oktar ASOĞLU M.D. has been the Professor of Istanbul Medical School at the University of Istanbul.
Membership in the professional organizations:
  • Turkish Surgical Association
  • Turkish Society for Colorectal Surgery (General Secretary)
  • European Society for Coloproctology
  • Turk Association for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Turkish Society for Traumatology and Emergency Surgery
  • WeBsburg Faculty member
  • International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists
  • American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
  • Bulgarian Society for Honor of Surgeons

Specialization of the doctor: robotic surgery, colorectal surgery, cancer surgery.
Prof. Oktar Asoglu
Experience: 25 years
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Ayhan Dinckan - Director of the Center for Transplantology in Akdeniz University Hospital & Head of the Department.Since 2004 he started working in the general surgery department and taught at the Medical faculty of the General Surgery Department at Akdeniz University. After a year he became the head of the Transplantology department at the clinic.
In parallel, he taught at the Faculty of Transplant Surgery at the Akdeniz University. In 2009 he received the title of Professor.His professional research was dedicated to: transplantologists (received the title of Candidate of Sciences), oncologists of the liver (doctorate), extrahepatic bile ducts (Ph.D.), portal hypertension (doctorate), hydastatic liver cyst (doctorate). He has over 120 scientific publications.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • Turkish Medical Association;
  • Turkish Surgical Association;
  • Coordination Association of Transplantation Centers of Turkey (TTCCA).

  • Specialty of the doctor: Transplantology, surgical oncology, experimental surgery, general surgery
    Prof. Ayhan Dinçkan
    Experience: 20 years
    Location of the Clinic
    Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cad. Canan Sok. No:5 PK: 34340 Ulus, Beşiktaş İstanbul

    LIV Hospital – Trump Towers Mall: departure time from Sisli Camii mosque at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm.


    Mosque Sisli Camii - Cevahir AVM Mall – LIV Hospital: departure time at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm.

    Public transport:

    By boat: walk to Beşiktaş, bus stop at pier U1 ( Besiktas – Ulus Mahallesi), U2 (Beşiktaş – Ulus Mahallesi) or 57UL (Besiktas - Kurucesmeustu).


    Bus 58UL (Kabataş – Ulus Mahallesi) passes by the bus stop Bahcesehir Universitesi at Besiktas district. Go out at Esenevler, followed by few minutes of walk.



    Buses U1, 57UL and 58UL go en route of Çırağan Caddesi – Ortakoy, while bus U2 goes en route Barbaros Bulvarı.



    Metro bus. Take metro bus to the stop Zincirlikuyu, and walk to the bus stops to take bus U2 Beşiktaş – Ulus Mahallesi to the bus stop Esenevler. The hospital is located within few minutes of walk.



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