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Avoid TRANSEST. This place is a farce. The cost is...

Avoid TRANSEST. This place is a farce. The cost is more than DOUBLE from what they tell you!
They promise you that the procedure will cost you 1590 €. With free room (for 2 days only) and transportation to and from the airport.
What they don’t tell you is that you have to come back for another session in 6 months for another 1390 €.
If you bring a companion, for the 2 trips (from USA) that you are required to make, the cost of clinic fees, flights, hotel, transportation and living expenses, you are looking at almost $10,000.

The coordinator named Aytac (pronounced I-Touch) is simply interested in your money - nothing else!
So he starts by collecting the 1590 € in cash, or roughly $1,800. By the time you are finished, they charge you additional 250 €, or about $280. Then he charges you for 2 room nights if you have a companion, 80 €, about $90.

So at the clinic, they tell you that they will only transplant part of your head. They never tell you that before you leave your country. And that you have to come back for another procedure in 6 months, for another 1390 €, and of course another flight and expenses. I checked with ALL other patients I met and they all said they were told the same. No one gets a complete transplant in one session. Everyone was disappointed.

The procedure is unnecessarily painful for the first 15 minutes. They could use more advanced methods of numbing the sensitive head area, but they poke you almost 100 times with injections of anesthesia. The method is horrendous. There were no introductions of who the techs are. I never even met the “doctor” if they ever had one.The technicians are simply zombies poking away at you without asking if you feel okay or not. If you ask them anything, they have learnt one line: “don’t understand”. By the time they are done with you, it’s 9 hours on the table.

After the procedure at the clinic, you come back the next day to take off the bandage and then you are on your own! I had to find a cab back to the airport, since their driver never showed up
I almost missed my flight waiting for him - he never even called even after confirming the night before. After reaching back home in the USA, I tried to contact Aytac, but he never answers your calls or texts. He is done with you!

There are other places in Istanbul that offer similar transplant services that might be better. You might want to check first. You can google others but make sure you read reviews and…..AVOID TRANSEST !
TRANSEST - No doctor

Transest - Istanbul, Turkey There was no "doctor". Only techs. With someone called Aytac - calls himself a coordinator.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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