Clinic Memorial named the same as Healthcare group MEMORIAL was the first medical institution in Turkey which received the quality symbol from the Joint Commission International - JCI accreditation.
The first hospital of this network was founded 22 years ago, embodying the main intention of the founders - to create an exemplary medical institution not only for the whole of Turkey, but also for the international arena.
The Memorial Clinic network provides patients with medical services of all kinds and is known throughout the world as a leader in quality services in the field of cardiovascular surgery, genetics, organ transplantation and in vitro fertilization (artificial insemination).
Infrastructure, technical equipment, highly qualified personnel, development and possession of innovations attract patients from all over the world to the medical center Memorial.
For their comfortable accommodation in 2005, the clinic's guest house was built, which can be compared to the level of a 5 star hotel.
Patients choose Memorial because:
The first clinic in Turkey which received the JCI certificate;
The hospital was first licensed by the Ministry of Health in the field of organ transplantation;
Here for the first time, a kidney transplant with an incompatible blood group was performed;
It is because of the Memorial clinic network through that Turkey has learned about such treatment methods as capsular endoscopy and endoscopic tent;
IVF (In-vitro fertilization) was performed at the Memorial Hospital using the microinjection method (ISCI) for the first time;
The doctors of the clinic could transplant the cornea of the eye without stitches;
The Memorial is recognized as the top medical institution for treating patients from America abroad by the US News & World Report;
250 liver transplantation operations and 300 renal transplant operations per year are performed at the Memorial;
Memorial clinic doctors performed 6,000 artificial insemination procedures in 7 years;
60,000 operations per year - not a limit for the network of hospitals Memorial;
1.6 million patients trust their doctors every year;
15,000 patients from 92 countries are chosen by the clinics of the Memorial network from clinics around the world;
5,000 medical personnel take care of the patients' health every day.
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
Joint Commission International
TSE Certificate of compliance with Turkish standards
Features of the Clinic
TOP-5 CLINICS OF MEMORIAL NETWORK IN TURKEY
Sisli Memorial Hospital, Istanbul. This hospital mark the beginning of the long history of the Memorial medical care group. Patients consider this hospital the most attractive in terms of location, because it is located in the central part of Istanbul. The Sisli Memorial Hospital has: 53,000 sq. meter of internal area; 200 beds to accommodate patients; 8 modern operating rooms; 300 parking places for clinic guests. Memorial Medical Care Group owns the necessary methods of treatment, technical equipment, experience of specialists - all that is necessary to provide its patients with integrated medical care. Memorial Hospital is chosen by patients with cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases, infertility and the need for organ transplantation. In these areas, the Memorial is considered one of the best not only in Turkey but also in the world.
Ataşehir Memorial Hospital, Istanbul. It is located in the Anatolian part of Istanbul, 40 km from Ataturk International Airport and only 7 km from the coastline. For 9 years, the hospital is one of the best medical institutions in Turkey. Memorial Ataşehir closely cooperates with the Sisli Memorial Hospital, due to which it has access to all the opportunities available to the main building. The internal territory of the hospital is 18 000 square meters. where there are 130 beds. The hospital specializes in providing emergency medical care, namely resuscitation of patients with cardiovascular diseases, general resuscitation and resuscitation of newborns.
Memorial Hospital in Antalya: the advantages of Memorial clinics network multiplied by an excellent location. Memorial in Antalya has 15,000 square meters. area. At the services of patients the clinic provides 400 medical personnel, 132 beds in the ward, 4 intensive care units for 28 beds and 5 operating rooms. The Memorial hospital in Antalya leads among other clinics in Turkey, thanks to: The presence of a PACS image storage system; The modern radiology department, where new equipment is available; MR and BT rooms; A modern intensive care unit; Experience of specialists in angio-coronary and angio-procedures. The work of Memorial Hospital in Antalya is carried out on the principle of medical synergy, that is interaction: the leading specialists of the central clinic in Istanbul regularly come to Antalya to exchange experiences, moreover, the PACS image transmission system allows receiving the opinion of specialists practicing in all clinics of the group.
Medstar Topçular Hospital, Antalya. For 12 years Medstar Topchular has been providing patients with quality medical care from all over the world. The clinic has an area of 4,600 square meters, consist of 58 patient beds and 4 beds in the intensive care unit. The hospital renders services in various directions but is considered the best in emergency care and intensive care. So Medstar Topçular is equipped with 16 incubators for intensive care of newborns.
Medstar Memorial Hospital, Antalya. It is considered one of the best in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The territory of the clinic is 18 500 square meters. On which there are 160 beds. Memorial Medstar has 5 operating rooms and 23 seats in the intensive care unit. Modern methods of radiotherapy are available in the hospital. In this clinic procedure like bone marrow transplantation are performed with high success rate.
ORGANS TRANSPLANTATION IN TURKISH CLINIC MEMORIAL
The organ transplant center is headed by the world-famous surgeon Prof. Koray Acarli. To date, he has performed over 2,000 livertransplant surgeries. The Memorial Department of Transplantology conducts 98% of successful liver transplants from living donors (foreigners can only get an organ from a family donor). In 2007, for the first time in Turkey, the Memorial Organ Transplant Center held a transplant with an incompatible blood group. A 14-year-old patient was transplanted a liver of a 6-year-old child with an incompatible blood group due to the absence of a liver from a donor with a suitable blood group and due to serious condition of the patient.
Specialists of the Center not only carried out a successful transplant, but also coped with the beginning of the process of organ rejection by the patient's body. Thus, the Transplant Center helps patients even in the most critical situations.
Also, successful kidney transplants are performed here. Kidney transplantation to foreign patients is carried out only from a living donor. The donor may be a relative of the patient till 4th generation. Relationship must be confirmed by the patient’s home country consulate and written in an official document in English or Turkish.
TREATMENT OF INFERTILITY AND IVF IN THE MEMORIAL CLINIC
Specialists of the Memorial Clinic in Turkey accurately diagnose genetic diseases in the embryos and contribute to the birth of healthy babies.
Here in 2001, for the first time in Turkey, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of monogenic diseases and HLA-typing of a sterile couple were carried out. After research and effective treatment of spouses in the same year a healthy child was born.
PGD is the diagnosis of genetic diseases of the embryo before pregnancy. PGD allows them to protect the patient from unsuccessful IVF (in vitro fertilization), preventing the introduction of a woman's embryos with gene or chromosomal abnormalities.
During HLA-typing, spouse genes are examined for compatibility. It additionally helps to determine the causes of infertility and miscarriage. If biological incompatibility is confirmed with a spouse, the woman is prescribed a personalized treatment, after which she can become pregnant and carry a healthy child. A woman should come to the Memorial Artificial Insemination IVF Center for examination on the second or third day of the menstrual cycle, and the man should abstain from sex for 3-4 days so that an accurate analysis of the sperm can be carried out. If these conditions are met, specialists will prescribe an infertility treatment during the couple’s first visit to Memorial. Clinic also assist couples with high-risk pregnancy, help achieve pregnancy and carry the child after an abortion in the past.
CANCER TREATMENT IN THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TURKEY
Investigations, confirming diagnosis and prescription of treatment in oncology departments is done with a multidisciplinary approach (with the participation of doctors who specialize in a particular area of medicine). This approach allows them to take into account all the individual characteristics of the patient and select the most effective treatment regimen for patient. In the treatment of cancer, Memorial Healthcare Group specialists adopt international standards, treat according to protocols such as issued by modern medicine organizations as the European Association of Medical Oncologists and the Non-Profit Organization for the Treatment of Cancer. More than 80% of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy during one of the stages of treatment. Radiological equipment of the new generation allows them to protect healthy tissues and organs of the patient from radiation, acting only on the affected areas.
TrueBeam STx is available at Memorial, which directs a large radiation dose to one specific area without affecting healthy ones. Thus, with the help of this equipment, patients with painful bone metastases, vertebral metastases and brain metastases undergo radiotherapy for several days. Radiotherapy with modulated intensity IMRTis also available in the facility. If the patient requires surgery, preference is given to organ-saving, minimally invasive operations. In some diseases, robotic technology is used, especially the Da Vinci surgical system.
BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION IN MEMORIAL
Blood cancer patients with acute and chronic leukemia, bone marrow cancer, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma are most often prescribed bone marrow transplants. Transplantation is performed using the patient’s own tissue transplantation (autologous) or using a compatible donor (allogeneic). Transplantation is possible both from a related donor and from a donor from the International Donor Bank, with whom the clinic cooperates. Patients are treated in single rooms equipped with HEPA air filters. These filters minimize the risk of nosocomial infection.
Neurosurgery in the Memorial Hospital
The neurosurgical department of the Memorial clinic works 24 hours a day. Neurosurgical operations are performed in modern surgical rooms with laminar ventilation and HEPA filters. Thanks to advanced technologies and systems of neuroradiological visualization, Memorial carries out all kinds of necessary interventions with high accuracy and safety level. Patients at the Memorial Clinic in Turkey go through CT scan, MRI and angiography of the central nervous system in diagnostic phase. Such diagnostics allows specialists to obtain information on the exact nature and localization of diseases. Complicated operations are performed using microscopy, neuronavigation, CUSA method, laser and stereotactic method. Operations that previously led to death or functional impairment are now ending with the recovery of the patient.
Prof.Dr. Gökhan AKDEMİR
"We have the neuroradiologist, neuroanesthesiologist, neurooncologist anything that deals with nerve. We have another discipline such as 3 Tesla MRI which is used as conventional MRI, further we are using Perfusion fMRI , Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Tractography and also planning everything with the MRI.
If patient has Glioblastoma or something like that,we gave all of the information to patient. Intra operative neuronavigation is used, for every spinal and cranial case we use neuromonitorization.
Intraoperative ultrasonography is also used.
High quality Zeiss neurosurgery miscoscope alongside neuronavigation and immune staining.
In neurovascular surgery such as aneurysm or some malformation we are using Doppler or Intraoperative ICG. It is the microscope which shows us the vascular components to see if these are stenosed or not.
Immune staining is used which is given intravenously showing us staining for presence of tumor or to differentiate if not a tumor.
This is our surgical team work which is available everytime.Further we have a good rehabilitation team,patient’s rooms, bed etc are very nice.
In spinal surgery we are using technology O-Arm which is the new facility for us and probably in the world. Intraoperative CT scan used in spinal subluxation case ,we get the 3D CT scan images to see clearly everything and can use O-Arm".
Are you using the Stereotactic biopsy and do you use it for all the brain stem tumors or radiological images give you enough information to recognize?
"Yes we perform sterotactic biopsy but Perfusion fMRI , Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy usually gives good image and there is no need to do stereotactic biopsy every time. In case of suspicion we use the stereotactic biopsy but sometimes as we rarely receive cases with 1 cm glioblastoma.Usually we receive the case when the glioblastoma is already 6 cm - 8cm , schwannoma or something similar. Stereotactic biopsy often needed in brain stem tumors".
What is the general protocol of treatment for brain stem tumors?
"Brain stem tumor is very different especially most are pediatric cases and mostly textbooks say that don’t touch it and monitor only at first".