Replacement of Heart Valves in Turkey

Heart Surgery: Replacement of Heart Valves

The heart is the first organ to develop in humans, it is in charge of the circulation of blood. At the level of the heart, there are 4 large valves which are the aortic valve, the pulmonary valve, the tricuspid valve and the mitral valve. In many cases, these valves do not function in a normal way, for example they do not open enough (valve narrowing) or they do not close hermetically (valvular insufficiency). In these cases, then, we are talking about valvuloplasties that require surgery (replacement of heart valves).


Who is this procedure for?

  • People with aortic valve regurgitation
  • People with aortic valve stenosis
  • People with congenital heart disease

Side effects

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Valve malfunction
  • Stroke

Intervention or treatment's duration

  • The procedure can last between 3 and 6 hours

Recovery time

  • Convalescence can last 4 to 8 weeks
  • Back to professional activities: 6-8 weeks
  • Bacck to sports activities: after 3 months

Success rate

  • 94%

How it works ?

Replacing a heart valve: what is it?

This replacement is a technique used for a long time whose purpose is the treatment of sick valves. The operation involves removing the infected valve and replacing it with a new biological or mechanical valve.

Biological heart valves: they are made from the tissue of a cow (cow) or pig (pig) or can come from donors (homograft). These valves must be replaced again after 15 years.

Mechanical heart valves: They are made of a prosthetic material and do not need to be replaced.


Procedure of the valve replacement operation

Replacement of heart valves is a delicate surgical procedure that requires a lot of preparation before the day of the operation. Generally, each patient should stop smoking a few months before the operation, and stop taking some medications like aspirin. Thus, an appointment with the surgeon, blood tests, X-rays and physical examinations are mandatory to determine the patient's state of health. The procedure can last between 3 and 6 hours, under general anesthesia.

During the operation, the surgeon opens the chest to access the heart and the sick valve. At this point, the heart is stopped momentarily (the patient is under extracorporeal circulation). Once the valve is replaced, the operation is finished, the patient stays between 24 hours and 48 hours at the Intensive Care Unit under control and will be transferred to another room. Although surgeons use very advanced techniques, there is always the risk of infection, bleeding. Our professionals are very experienced with these situations and are good at managing them.


Price of a valvuloplasty surgery in Turkey and Istanbul

Turquie Santé allows you to compare the offers of specialized clinics in valve replacement surgeries, while discussing with well experienced Turkish doctors. However, you can request an appointment from a distance.

We negotiate for you competitive prices for the change of a heart valve.

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Please find below the different prices associated with your request for : Replacement of Heart Valves in Turkey

The cost of treatment depends on a variety of factors that vary from hospital to hospital. The type of surgery you are going to have and the experience of your surgeon should be taken into consideration.

City  :


Ankara, Turkey

  • Member of the American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • Capacity of 230 beds
  • The best hospital in Ankara
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 9001:2008

Consultation at 100€
MEMORIAL Ataşehir  0


Istanbul, Turkey

  •  Multi-specialty hospital with 143 beds
  •  Appreciated and recognized medical personnel
  •  Founded in 2008
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
ISO 9001:2008

Consultation at 100€


Izmir, Turkey

  • Multispecialized hospital
  • Hospital founded in 2007
  • Very good reputation in ENT department
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 9001:2008

Consultation at 100€
HIZMET By Memorial  0

HIZMET By Memorial

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Multi-specialty hospital of good reputation
  • 7 operating rooms
  • Capacity of 77 beds
Joint Commission International
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO 9001:2008

Consultation at 100€