TESTIMONIALS & PATIENT STORIES


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Our patient Lily of the Ministry of health of Ukraine was carried out cross-transplantation of kidneys,

We received a letter from Lily pad she wrote her emotions from the treatment:

"On September 29, I started a new life, I had a cross-kidney transplantation. And my new life began in the Medical clinic. The best clinic in Turkey.  You ask me what it is the best, and I will answer you "All". She's the best from the delicious Turkish food and the interior of the clinic and the people who work in Medcine.

For us, Ukrainians, in General, the wildness, where the clinical wards, three times a day bringing food, nice and neat guys. Wildness is also that everywhere, and even in the house hang pictures, because of which is not felt at all!!! hospital atmosphere. And this fact, I honestly say, helps to fight diseases. For example, in my room hung a picture with white tulips, and so during complications after surgery, I often looked at my picture, and did not allow myself to despair, and believed that everything would be fine, because it could not be otherwise.

The people who work at the clinic, all the doctors, all the medical staff who have been around me and my mom since we arrived, that's something else.....different feelings, different feelings, different emotions. They are all and everyone - professionals! They every day rejoiced together with us good results and news......and they were worried when there were some postoperative complications. But what struck me most was that they fought for me and so desperately believed in me and my recovery.  Sincere Ukrainian thanks and a low bow)))

Pricing is also very impressive. I paid the amount that the clinic gave me and didn't think about anything else. More precisely, I personally, and the Ministry of HEALTH paid me for the treatment, and to be honest, in order for the Ministry to allocate funds to me for the operation in the clinic, it was a lot of nerves, and not only my, but also my friends and , even, representatives of the clinic Medikana, for which I am very grateful that they helped me to solve this issue. In Medcen does not need to run to the pharmacy with a half-meter medication lists, as we have in Ukraine, because every day three times a day directly to the ward, exactly on schedule brought all the drugs needed for the treatment.

And so, always, when I go to the clinic for examination, for me it is a holiday. Because I know that I will meet again with those people who saved my life for two months....... and they achieved it, they saved me!!!”

 

Liliya Korsun

 

Traveled from u.s. For treatment, got healthy and traveled back in same dayTraveled from u.s. For treatment, got healthy and traveled back in sameday

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Robinson Treymane with severe low back and leg pain that aggravated recently preferred Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital for treatment.Robinson Treymane with severe low back and leg pain that aggravated recently preferred Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital for treatment.

Robinson Treymane presented to Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital with complaint of severe low back and leg pain, and physical examination pointed to motor and sensorial deficit in the left leg in addition to the active pain. Next, the patient was operated on for the herniated lumbar disc, and the patient could be mobilized and discharge in same day after a successful operation.

 

38 years old Robinson Treymane: “I am suffering from low back and leg pain for a few months. Recently, the pain aggravated and I started feeling loss of strength in my leg. Next, I started searching treatment; open surgery is carried out for herniated lumbar disc in the U.S. As a result of the search, I learned that different methods are instituted for this surgery at Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital and no stitch is used. I flew to Istanbul from Georgia/Atlanta in order to undergo surgery and I am now easily walking and discharged in same day. I wish I would travel to Turkey earlier rather than waiting for such a period. Turkey is a very developed country in terms of healthcare”.


Such Surgeries Are Successfully Carried Out

Assist. Prof. Soner Büyükkınacı, M.D., Neurosurgeon of Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital, carried out the surgery: “The patient was suffering from severe low back and leg pain for several months. And, the patient contacted us after the pain started occurring at shorter intervals and motor and sensorial deficits developed. The patient flew from U.S. and presented to Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital for the surgery and he got healthy again with an operation that took around 30 minutes.  The patient was happy when discharged in same day, and we showed the patient to his homeland.”

Surgical Method Is Modified for Herniated Lumbar and Cervical Disc Surgeries

Dr. Büyükkınacı added: “Now, we use more contemporary methods fr herniated lumbar and cervical disc surgeries. A camera is inserted through a hole that is identical to a pen in thickness, and we do not use stitches. Patients are discharged in same day by 82% and the rate of recurrent hernia regressed to 2 per thousand. Now, patients can engage in social life far earlier.”

 

Iraqi patient held on to life in Istanbul

Iraqi patient held on to life in Istanbul- 21 years old Mustafa Faruk who presented to Medicana Çamlıca Hospital from Iraq for treatment with shortness of breath, held on to life in Turkey – Chief Doctor of Medicana Çamlıca Hospital, Thoracic Surgeon, Lecturer Cüneyt Aydemir, M.D.: -“Our patient, Mustafa Faruk, suffered from very severe respiratory problems following traffic accident and underwent many operations.

When the patient presented to our party, we noted that shortness of breath persisted and life quality of the patient decreased in spite of many operations. On control examinations we performed following the operations, we observed that trachea of the patient recovered.”

ISTANBUL (AA) – 21 years old Mustafa Faruk who presented to Medicana Çamlıca Hospital for treatment with shortness of breath found the cure in Turkey.

According to the statement from Medicana; patient who underwent many surgeries due to function loss in trachea held on to life thanks to Lecturer Cüneyt Aydemir, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon, Chief Doctor in Medicana Çamlıca Hospital.

21 years old Mustafa Faruk from Iraq was taken under treatment in his home country after the traffic accident that happened while he was returning from picnic to which he went with his friends.

Stenosis developed in trachea after he was intubated at the Intensive Care Unit due to respiratory failure. Following the operation performed to repair this stenosis, infection and tissue loss –secondary to it- developed and thus, Faruk underwent one more surgery to eliminate this loss.

Patches were applied to trachea with tissues obtained from the cervical muscles; however, breathing could not be achieved as those muscles have cartilaginous tissue and thus, tracheostomy tube was placed.

Apart from the speech problems secondary to tracheostomy tube, obstruction developed since size of tube was not appropriate for the trachea. Beginning to suffer from shortness of breath again, Faruk presented to Medicana Çamlıca Hospital.

Obstruction in trachea was eliminated with bronchoscopy and balloon application, Montgomery tube was placed to achieve continuous breathing and eliminate stenosis.

When he returned for control visit 9 months after the operation performed by Cüneyt Aydemir, deformation in trachea appeared recovered and Faruk underwent a cleaning surgery again.

Montgomery tube that ensured breathing was removed and a short silicone stent was placed at its location. Following this successful surgery, hole in his throat was closed since it was no longer needed and Faruk was discharged in healthy status after spontaneous breathing was achieved.

-"Our patient can breathe normally and speak easily now".

Cüneyt Aydemir, whose remarks are included in statement, noted that:

“Our patient, Mustafa Faruk, suffered very severe respiratory problems following traffic accident and underwent many operations. When the patient presented to our party, we noted that shortness of breath persisted and life quality of the patient decreased in spite of many operations. On control examinations we performed following the operations, we observed that trachea of the patient recovered. Our patient can breathe normally and speak easily now and he is returning back to his family following final controls.

Stating that he returned to life at the end of treatment period, Mustafa Faruk said “I am very happy to regain my health after a highly difficult period. Now, I do not have any complaint. I can easily speak, eat and –most importantly- breathe.  I warmly thank my physician Cüneyt Aydemir and hospital personnel, who ensured that I got over this whole process in the best way, for all their efforts”.

 

Andreea Mantea made the Check-Up program at the International Medical Hospital - Istanbul

 

Excellent customer service by Mrs Fatiha

 

Medicana international center/ Beylikduzu management,

I would like to share my story with you because of the positive impact done by one of your employees Fatiha seringolge .
I fell this will add more to the hospital reputation and good customer reviews.

My brother Rabah Kasim was a patient at your hospital,
On November 16 they did hearts Catheterization and the doctor put 2 stents , everything went well, the second day he was released to his home.
I wasn't able to be with him because Of my own treatment so I left istanbul.
On November 18 I called my brother  several times to check on him he didn't answer!!
I called the hospital talked to Miss Fatiha seringolge wondering if my brother  back into hospital because he is not answering his phone calls for the entire day.
She answered me politely that her duty to help the patients inside the hospital only.
10 minutes after she called me back she was in the ambulance with my brother he had hemorrhagic stroke !!!!
This lady which I call her a guardian angel she went above and beyond to help someone she doesn't know, she is a real conscientious employee, she did it for the sake and love of God.
Because of her and the help of God, my brother is alive today.
I thank your hospital for having faithful, honest and reliable employee and excellent customer service.
This will encourage me to advise other members of my family, relatives and friends to get their treatment at your 
Medicana/ beylikduzo hospital through Mrs Fatiha seringolge.

God bless you,

Sincerely 
Lulu Ahmed 

 

Профессор Музаффер Сарыяр и его команда 27 июня 2016 года пересадили Софии донорскую почку от ее отца Евгения Колядинского в клинике Medicana International Istanbul. Данное событие не оставило равнодушным Украинское телевидиние, 29 июля 2016 года журналисты Телеканала ICTV навестили Софию в Турции и сняли данный репортаж.Профессор Музаффер Сарыяр и его команда 27 июня 2016 года пересадили Софии донорскую почку от ее отца Евгения Колядинского в клинике Medicana International Istanbul. Данное событие не оставило равнодушным Украинское телевидиние, 29 июля 2016 года журналисты Телеканала ICTV навестили Софию в Турции и сняли данный репортаж.


 

Kosovar Patient Who Cannot be Treated at Home Country Recovered Health in Turkey

Kosovar Hatixhe Gashi could not eat for 10 weeks due to a hole, measuring 4 cm in length, between the trachea and the esophagus, and lost 20 kg; she traveled to Turkey, as she was considered inoperable at the home country and she recovered her health following a successful operation in Medicana Çamlıca Hospital.

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57 year old Kosovar Hatixhe Gashi presented to Medicana Çamlıca Hospital with a 4-cm defect between the trachea and the esophagus, and she recovered her health following a successful operation carried out at the hospital.

Assistant. Prof. Cüneyt Aydemir, M.D., the Deputy Chief Doctor of Medicana Çamlıca Hospital and the Thoracic Surgeon, stated that the 4-cm defect between the trachea and the esophagus is regarded as a major defect from medical perspective and that she was regarded as inoperable at home country. When she presented to the hospital, she was fed by a tube placed in the stomach for approximately 10 weeks and she lost approximately 20 kg, added Dr. Aydemir: “In bronchoscopy, a very large defect (4 cm) was found between the trachea and the esophagus and the esophagus herniated through the defect into the trachea, as esopahagus is soft in nature.”

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The jaw is stitched to the chest

Dr. Aydemir stated that the patient was first prepared for the operation at Medicana Çamlıca Hospital, and he added: “First, the patient was prepared for the surgery; blood test parameters are managed and the nutrition is planned. Next, the patient is operated on and the defective site of the trachea is removed. We need to remove 3 tracheal rings in order to repair the hole that measured 4 cm in diameter. Next, two ends of the divided trachea were stitched to each other and we checked the air leakage, and finally, the esophagus was repaired. After the surgery was carried out, the jaw of the patient was stitched to the chest and thus, maximum attention was paid to avoid the dehiscence at surgery site. The patient was thus supervised approximately for 1 week. Next, jaw stitches are removed and the patient is gradually started on liquid foods. Now, the patient can eat whatever she wants without need to fear, breath easily and talk to her spouse.”

 

A revolution in the medical literature

2-year old Diba with a condition that is considered untreatable by many physicians abroad was surgically treated by a Turkish surgeon. Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal, M.D., carried out a surgery to deal with all defects of Diba’s heart, including transposition of cardiac vessels, 5 holes in the interventricular septum, stenosis of pulmonary vessels and abnormal coronary artery.
2-year old Diba with a condition that is considered untreatable by many physicians abroad was surgically treated by a Turkish surgeon. Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal, M.D., carried out a surgery to deal with all defects of Diba’s heart, including transposition of cardiac vessels, 5 holes in the interventricular septum, stenosis of pulmonary vessels and abnormal coronary artery.

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For 2-year old Iranian Diba, Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal, M.D., Head of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Medicana International Istanbul Hospital, and his team corrected the transposed vessels and the aortic root, eliminated stenoses, occluded the holes, placed a bovine vessel between the pulmonary vessel and the right ventricle and carried out by-pass grafting (internal mammary artery) for the abnormal coronary artery. The family had visited many physicians worldwide to date, but physicians had refused to operate on the patient.

 

For 2-year old Iranian Diba, Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal, M.D.,Head of Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Medicana International IstanbulHospital, and his team corrected the transposed vessels and the aortic root,eliminated stenoses, occluded the holes, placed a bovine vessel between thepulmonary vessel and the right ventricle and carried out by-pass grafting(internal mammary artery) for the abnormal coronary artery. The family hadvisited many physicians worldwide to date, but physicians had refused tooperate on the patient. 

 

Dear MEDICANA International Beylikduzu management,

I'd like to compliment one of your employees, Fetiha Seringolge, for the excellent service and support she provided my family either last year or this year.

Mrs. Fetiha Seringolge helped us and facilitates our visit to your hospital. In fact we still dealing with your hospital because of her.

I have always been pleased with the service we receive at your hospital because of her. However, Mrs. Fetiha's professionalism and ability to get to the bottom of the situation quickly exceeded my expectations.

Such a commitment to great customer service is to be commended. You can be sure that my family will continue to do their medical treatment with your hospital for years to come because of this perfect lady.

Sincerely,

Maher AL-WAJIH 

 

HI to Medicana HQ and Medicana Sivas,

I wished to say my feelings for the pleasant session I had in Medicana Sivas today on 29 May 2017 at about 1030 hrs. to 1600 hrs.

Background:

  • My name is Mohamad Noor Bin Abdullah,
  • I am working in the TANAP project, I am an expat from Singapore.
  • I came to Medicana on the advice of my company doctor to be checked on my neck pain problems, my tooth ache, and my high blood problems.
  • I reached Medicana at about 1030 hrs. Went to the Patient Service Station and been greeted by Miss Figen Yilmaz (the Vice Manager of Patient services.

 

This is my observations:

  • Miss Figen can communicate in English, with smiles, however she referred to her Manager Mr. Mahmut Uysal who speaks fluent English.
  • I showed Mr. Mahmut my referral letter form my company and then he set the ball rolling by getting patient Miss Nurcan who brings form one station to another.
  • Mr. Mahmut started be sending me to the dental himself and checking me 2 or 3 times when I was there to see if everything is ok.
  • In the dental clinic I was greeted by the dentist Dr. Pinar Altunbas; she was smiling and try to understand the English word I am speaking, Mr. Mahmut came to help in translation. The nurse Miss Gulsah and the doctor then proceeded to do dental treatment which took 1 hr., massive filling be done on my half broken tooth.
  • I then went with Patient Service Officer Miss Nurcan Agtas, to various clinics for neck ultrasound, Neck X-ray, manual ECG, treadmill ECG, seen by Orto doctor Mustafa Kisa and Heart doctor Ismail Erdogu

 

These are the people who “Made my day well”:

The following are the people I met in Medicana today that makes my pain feeling less by their nice and professional attitude:-

  • Mr. Mahmut Uysal : he kept close communications with me as I crossed thru various places, He visited and seen me many times in many places and helps is some translation, offered drinks in seeing I am thirsty and after the treadmill exercise last section, offered a complimentary drink of coffee,
  • Miss Figen Yilmaz, she helped me in some translation and bothered to make call to contact my driver.
  • Dental clinics Dr. Pinar Yildirim: did her job well with little almost no pain, smiled and courteous, her nurse Miss Gulsah too.
  • Ortho dept: seen by Dr. Mustafa Kisa, he checked on my neck, then sent for neck X-ray. Then upon my revisit with x-ray results, Dr. Emre Cicekli is already present with him to be translator. Both of them said my neck is ok, only muscle spasm. They are friendly.
  • The heart Doctor Ismail Erdogu, he was pleasant to talk, he speaks good English and I managed it understand his words about my heart matters, the treadmill results, and the MRI scan. I will be seeing him again to report on the 24 hrs. Portable BP machine places on me.
  • Miss Nurcan (Patient Service): she is the busiest person who assisted me for almost 4 hrs. Sending me form one station for nurse checks and doctor clinics, waiting each time. I owed her much for this and she smiles all times.
  • ECG nurse: Miss Gulsah Kocoman, despite her not so fluent English, she still try to speak and managed to say 20 words English and even tried to translate for her friend, the Tread mill nurse Miss Mihriban Kartal. Both did their job on me in a nice and friendly approach. Treadmill nurse Miss Mihriban checked on me many times especially when the treadmill speed goes up to see if I am ok.

 

In summary:

I have been seen by at least 10 people in Medicana and I left the hospital happy with the nice people who greeted me and did their roles well.

I wished to extend special thanks to:

  • Mr. Mahmut Uysal (Patient Service Manager) on his professionalism, friendly manner to the patient (me), and the other is Miss Nurcan Agtas (Patient Service Officer), who worked half day of her job today, to assist me in various places of clinics.

I appreciated all these for an expat who do not speak Turkish and first time in Medicana.

 

Last but not least, the patient’s (me) anxiety and pain, is made much lesser through the presence of professional people I seen in Medicana today. Though this note takes me 45 mins to write, it is worth the effort to pen down good things.

I thanked Medicana for having the right people for the roles and hoped they will continue good job and wished Medicana good business presence.

 

Thanks and Best Regards,

 

M. NOOR