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To Prof. Dr Selman, Dr Onur and Mrs Aysan Candas and to all concerned staff.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our most sincere and humble gratitude to our friends Dr Selman, Dr Onur and to Mrs Aysan for their extraordinary and outstanding work. The time and dedication you have invested in making the almost impossible and now a dream come is something that will be heartfelt and never forgotten. Thank you so much.

We are a married couple from overseas living in Turkey for two years due to my employment status. We were aware of the complications my wife was faced with regards to conceiving a child naturally, therefore we had to prepare for the worst possible outcome. However, there was still light shining for us at the end of the tunnel with some room for hope.

It was not long after our research that we had found Medicana. A hospital in Istanbul that has a dedicated department for IVF Treatment. On our arrival to the hospital we were warmly welcomed by the staff and was introduced to Dr Selman for our consultation. As nervous as we were to hear bad news, the doctor and staff reassured us continuously and told us that everything would be OK. It was our opportunity to ask as many questions as we wanted. This made us feel right at home. This was the choice for us.

My wife initially underwent a lot of treatment for IVF preparation. However every visit was reassuring and with the staff we felt completely relaxed knowing we were in the good hands of Doctor Selman, Doctor Onur and Mrs Aysan.

When we were ready to start the IVF treatment, we were given clear and explicit instructions before hand and what to expect. This made us feel at ease with no discomfort whatsoever.
We underwent a freezing process for the embryo, (this was one of the options that was recommended by Dr Selman). This process enabled the the frozen embryo to be thawed and left for a day to become a blastocyst on the fifth day before it was transferred to the the womb. This was a very delicate stage in the IVF process and was timed just perfectly by the dedicated team and the doctors. Of course some pain during the IVF is inevitable, but pain is nothing compared to what the doctors have endured with the responsibility that lies in their hands when going through such a delicate procedure.

It was only ten days later my wife went for a blood check at the hospital. The results showed positive, and my wife was pregnant on her first attempt of IVF treatment. The feeling was unimaginable, the excitement was breath taking and the emotions of happiness were seen through tears from our eyes. What more could we ask for.

So here we are, experiencing new feelings and different emotions. With our continuous visits for regular check ups, Dr Selman, Dr Onur and their lovely assistant Mrs Aysan are still with us for all the support we need. THANK YOU SO MUCH, You truly are angels on our shoulders.

Thank you to all the staff that are so dedicated in the IVF clinic. I'm sure every time you see success you feel the reward and satisfaction in every way.

Science, it is the ongoing discovery of facts, it is revolutionising the world we live in today.

Yours Sincerely

Bharat & Anggun from UK

Today is one year after transfer of one our embryo and we are sending the photo of our twin babies (born March 19) for internet page.Now we can share them with others :) Thank You very much !!! And wish good luck !

K. and V. R. - Lithuania

Dear Dr Selman,

After 5 years of struggling with infertility we happy to announce that we are finally pregnant, thanks to you and the IVF team at Medicana.

The amount and care we have received from the moment we sent out the enquiry, to the day we arrived for treatment and during our time there has been outstanding. Everyone is so nice and friendly and rooting for us to succeed.

Special thanks to Aysan who is always willing to go above and beyond the call duty. You have not only been our  coordinator but have become someone who we consider a friend.

No amount of words can express how we appreciate you guys and the work you tirelessly do.

To anyone who is considering coming to Medicana please dont hesitate you will be in hands and receive the utmost care!! Plus you can also make it a holiday. Istanbul is a beautiful city, full of history and good food . There is lots to do in between hospital appointments

A & E - Tanzania


Dear Dr Selman and Team,

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for the last 8 years and due to me having Underactive Thyroid and pituitary issues. I found out I was not ovulating and various medication my Gynaecology department in the UK recommended were unsuccessful. So they said the only option I had left was to try IVF but I had to pay for it privately.

Thus I began my research on the internet and came across Medicine International IVF Centre, I made the initial contact by filling in the form and I received a prompt reply from Aysan Candas she advised me to send all my medical record to the Dr Selman. After the Dr analysed my medical file he reassured me that my chance of getting pregnant will be around 60-65 % with two blastocyst transfer. I felt I had hope at long last and I felt very reassured and happy despite my age of being 33 years old I thought my time was running out. Also Dr Selman was very familiar with women whom had similar medical condition as me as the reason why I was not ovulating was due to my Underactive Thyroid.

Also I wasn’t getting my period regularly and I was overweight so the Dr advised me to take medication to regulate my period and to lose weight as this will help me with my chances of conceiving. I was advised that can start my IVF cycle at anytime but I should visit the hospital on my 2nd or 3rd day of my cycle.

I followed the advice of the Dr and I took the medication needed to regulate my period. Also when we were ready we got in contact with Aysan whom arranged our accommodation and our airport transfer. We were given several IVF packages prices and accommodation choices, but we choose to stay with IBIS Hotel which was only 10 minute from the Hospital, Aysan made the whole booking and arranging for our appointment very easy and as she and whole staff spoke English very well so it made communication fairly easy with the team.

I would highly recommend the IBIS Hotel, the hotel was very clean and comfortable, there were plenty of breakfast to choose from and the hotel staffs was very hospitable and accommodating.

We choose the 3 week option package as I thought it may take me longer to ovulate and plus we wanted to have a holiday at the same time so that we can relax and so that the treatment would not be stressful.

During the treatment I felt Dr Selman and his team looked after us very well, they always gave me feedback after every blood test and ultrasound scan and the Dr Selman and his team are very experienced and if the medication dosage wasn’t working they would adjust the dosage to achieve optimum result.

I felt throughout the whole process reassured if had any concern or question I could call Aysan anytime and the Dr always took time to treat me as an individual and hear my question and he gave me his undue attention. I didn’t just feel like a patient at a clinic but more special than that and the Dr and his team guided me throughout the whole process. I wasn’t alone in this journey.

At the end I had two successful embryos transferred and I got pregnant with 1 baby. I am now 5 months pregnant and everything is going extremely well. Considering this is my 1st IVF I am very lucky, but I believe with God’s help and the professional care and assistance I got with Dr Selman made this miracle happen for me. Words cannot describe how happy and fulfilled this pregnancy has been for both me and my husband, this baby is everything I longed for and it would finally complete our family.

If anyone is considering trying the IVF at Medicine International IVF; I would say go for it because you will not be disappointed with care and attention you will receive from them. I took a chance and it paid off and it’s the best decision I have every made.

Even now that I am back home in the UK and pregnant, Dr Selman and Aysan are still in contact with me they give advice and answer any question I still may have with regards to how the pregnancy is developing.

I have received 5 star care and assistance from this hospital and the team and I would advice any women with fertility issue please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Selman and best of luck.

From the bottom of my heart I would like to conclude this letter and say big thank you to Dr Selman and his team, words cannot describe how grateful I am to you and your team as you have made my wish come true and gave me hope that I didn’t have or thought was possible.

Baby is due in August 2015,

Many thanks J

Mrs Sucdi Jama and Mr Omar Mohammed

Originally from Somalia but live in the UK.


After a lot of hard research for the best place to get ivf done from , i ended up in turkey as it has the best results at a high percentage rate . Overall i had the best experiance ever, staff and doctors were so welcoming, friendly and caring . I wasn't worried at all as they would discuss each and every procedure to me in full detail . If i was worried about anything, someone was there to guide me through any questions. I didn't even feel the language barrier as they spoke English . I would recommend this hospital to everyone as i got the very best reults my self , I fell pregnant with the first go of ivf, i was very lucky . I gave birth at 42 wks to a very beautiful and healthy baby girl .

SP from UK

Dear Dr. Selman and Team,

We are happy that we found and selected Medicana for our one more try to do IVF. We tried to conceive in our country clinics during 9 years: it has been made many blood tests, laparoscopy, 6 IUI and one unsuccessful IVF. Two last years we did nothing because we lost the hope to have a baby.

First contact with Medicana was virtual - we found this clinic on Internet, we wrote the email given on a web site and Dr.Selman answered immediately in very nice manner. Later we send all our tests and procedures to doctor, he have studied our history and said that we can come any time on the 2-3th day of my cycle for the treatment.

When we were finishing our works at home, my cycle was very irregular and I wrote and asked some questions to dr. Selman and always got the answer in one day. Aysan suggested for us living places around the clinic and helped to book the living place, she organized our transfer from airport to hotel also. This was very helpful for people who were first time in Istanbul.

During our treatment we always compared our first IVF with the second one. We found only advantages, such us:

- visiting doctor and testing, making ultrasound every day, even these days were holidays in Turkey;

- high competence of doctors and very good distribution and sharing of functions between personal;

- individual approach to the situation, not using unified schemes for treatment;

- application of medications by nurses every time;

- full explanation and giving all information about the process;

- personal wards before each procedure;

- orientation to the quality of eggs, not for quantity;

- more drugs after puncture and embryo transfer;

- good technology and embryology.

In some words, Medicana's team got an embryo from one follicle, tranfered it and it still grows on :) Our earlier experience was no embryos from three follicles.

Doctors and all personal wanted to help us and to get a result - the pregnancy. This is very nice and highly professional.

Doctor Selman and Aysan keep in touch after the procedure, they are interested in results. Definitely we can recommend the clinic to other patients.

Thank You very much!

K.R. - Lithuania

Dear Dr Lacin & Team,

We are so pleased and happy to let you know that the entire ivf treatment that we did last month was a success as already communicated earlier.

The Expertise and the Support that we received from Medicana International Hospital (IVF Department) was outstanding- I must add and stress more that the entire procedure was stress free unlike what I had in my mind.

Dr Lacin is just one of the kindest people with a unique personality that I have come across he was always ready to answer questions asked and always on time for the examinations , gave us the encouragement to move on , I remember him saying ‘’ It looks promising don’t worry and here we are …..THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH DR.

Dr Aysun (Lacin Wife) - did the transfer wow always smiling and knew what she was doing great lady and made sure there was no pain at all.

Dr Mehmet Koc – Great person knew what he was doing and gave lots of encouragements. THUMBS UP & THANK YOU

The Nurses (particularly the ones who gave  hormone Suppression) jus lovely ladies explained everything in detail to Aysan  and were so kind to an extent of offering tea sometimes, really felt great ladies - Thank You.

The Embryologist Ms Kunt- We can’t thank you enough madam, She made sure to call us every other day for 3 days giving updates of how the lil angels were proceding. Great Person

Lady Aysan (Intl Coordinator) An asset she is, she’s one of those who doesn’t get tired answering phone calls, text messages and generally made our stay in Istanbul so easy and enjoyable, Beautiful lady inside and out, and on top of that she’s still in contact with us. Keep up the good job Aysan.

You are all wonderful people and are indeed a blessing from God.

We will never hesitate to refer any of our friends to Medicana who are eager to start a family soon.

We thank you all so Much

Will keep you abreast of the developments and greatest news.


Dear Dr Lacin

I trust you are well. 

May I take this opportunity to personally thank you, your wife Dr Aysun and the rest of your team for the excellent IVF treatment we have received last month. 

As you are now aware of the good news,we are still in regular contact with Aysan for which she has been exceptionally supportive. I cannot thank her enough for the support, help assurance we have and continue to have from her on the regular basis. 

I have attached a brief note letter to express our experience we have received during last months treatment, please do not hesitate to post this to the website and forward this note to the Board of Directors/Owners of Medicana and everyone who was involved and supported us through this. 

As I have stated briefly on the letter, I will try my very best and have no hesitation to refer anyone that comes across who are in need of your services, I will personally try and come and meet you in person at some point and I hope this can be arranged but in the mean time, I have a good connection of people and contacts across, Italy, Albania and here in United Kingdom and will be happy to refer anyone at your direction. 

Once again thank you very very much for everything you have done for us and I hope we can meet up soon. 

Please pass on our regards to your wife Dr Aysun and the rest of the team. 

Kindest Regards 

Luan  - U.K.


We'd like to thank medicana and to say to all the team who are working there that we are really grateful for all the support you guys gave us, we have received the best service that a hospital could give and thanks to Allah first and through your guys help we had our beautiful baby boy, so thumbs up and, keep it up.

M.A - Iraq


Devota and I are please to announce the arrival of our beautiful twin daughters.

Kyla & Kylee

Kyla was 49.5cm & 1.9kg at birth and Kylee was 43cm & 1.8kg at birth. 

We’d like to thank you both for helping us with this wonderful joy we have in our lives.

Devota & Gleen  - Tanzania


Our thanks and appreciation to all employees of the medical staff and administrative hospital Medicana for their medical services and psychological support during the period of our review of the hospital, which led to the introduction of joy and happiness to our family access to child dictates our lives and so God bless you

Dr.Raghad Jameel Abood & Dr.Mohammed Adil Ali -   Iraq              

Dear All Medicana IVF staff,
We thank you all for your professionalism, excellent performance, support and kindness.
We wish all your families health, happiness, peace and prosperity.
We have been gladly pleased with the IVF services in the Medicana hospital in Beylikduzu.
A big THANK YOU to Dr. Selman Lacin and his professional team.
Hope to give you good news in 2014
Regards & Thanks
Mohamed Taourta & Shynar Zhanikeyeva - Kazakhistan


ukGood afternoon Dr Lacin,

We are writing to let you know that on 14th August we had a beautiful baby boy. The delivery was a little difficult and had to have forceps to help bring him into the world!

His name is Solomon , was 7 pounds 10 and born at 6:01pm on 14/08/13

Thank you and your team so much for the excellent treatment and support offered during our time with you and could not be happier with our little boy.

Hope you are all well, 

Jessica and SimonUnited Kingdom

Hi i would like to come for the second baby ibshallah but wish for a girl plz let me know how much now and when is good season for summer but anael is doing well 8 month and two weeks we are very happy and proud of him and we 
thank your team

Elizabeth- Tanzania

My name is Mrs. Tekle and I have been trying to conceive for the last four years. I became pregnant year and half a go but end up miscarrying after 29 week. 
My experience in a few fertility centers in U.S. is difficult one to say the list. Especially Shady Grove fertility center, It is all about money( have spent over $33,ooo).  I do sometimes feel like its a factory not a treatment center.  I thought for sure there would be others on here feel the same. I only saw my doctor once while I was on the treatment. Every time I went, I see nurse, Unlike my Doctor at Medicana international hospital in Istanbul, Dr. Selman. 
Dr. Selman  is my doctor  and his International Patient Coordinator Aysan and his nurses have been beyond phenomenal and my overall experience has been wonderful. 
Yes, Medicana fertility center is busy with many patient coming from all over the world, but when it is your time for the examination, they make you feel like you are the only patent in the hospital and walk you each step of they way. Very very attentive, they really take their time to answer any question you might have. The facility is clean and so convenient for transportation. And the fee for the treatment and medication is incomparable with U.S. I recommend Medican international fertility hospital for anyone who are eager to build a family.

S. TekleUSA 

I want to inform you that my husband and I arrived safely in Nigeria on saturday. Our plane was a bit late and we arrived in the night around 10.30pm.

I want to thank you for your kind assistance throughout our stay. Aysan really made us felt at home. We really appreciate it.

I also thank all the hospital staff especially Ozge. You are wonderful people and God will continue to bless you all.

I want to say a big THANK YOU to Dr. Lacin. He is the nicest person I have met. Greetings to his wife too, I would have loved to meet her also.

I will keep you abreast of development and the happy news.

S. ONigeria

Hello Aysan & Dr Selman we are please to announce that D. B. is pregnant with twins.
Attached is a copy of the ultrasound report and scan for your viewing and comment.

Once again thank you both so much for helping us achieve this wonderful gift. We will defiantly be referring all our friends and anyone who asks where to do IVF to Medicana.


G. B. Tanzania

 Dear Doctor Selman

We are pleased to let you know that Dr. Moroney confirmed today that one of the two embryos is successful. 
We are really grateful for your support and expertise. The service provided was so much better than the UK, in so many ways (regular nurse and doctor appointments, many blood tests and scans, good accommodation in a luxury location with a children park, general anaesthesia, hospital bed, small lunch, cheaper all inclusive price…)
We are grateful for all of your assistance. We will therefore post a little present from the UK to you.

  • Pierre really wanted a little sister. His mother tried many IVF cycles in the UK. Unfortunately, they all failed. She decided to go for a final attempt with Medicana in Turkey with a natural IVF cycle and a 5 day embryo selection. Thanks to Medicana's high care and expertise, this IVF cycle was successful first time around. Lily was born 3.2 kg, with blue eyes and brown hair. Pierre is now so happy to have a little sister.

Kind regards

Nelly - Isle of Man

Our IVF Story: After trying diffrent methods for almost 3 years,just 2 visits in 6 months to Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul Turkey got us Pregnant.

I came across Medicana International Hospital in Istanbul ,Turkey online. I was impressed with what I saw online of the hospital's infastracture and  IVF Unit,and the fact that English speaking Dr Selman Laçin  (who heads up the IVF Department), answerd all my email questions quickly and personally.After sending him my test results and scans along with my Husbands semen analysis and test results, he briefed us on the type of treatment and protocol I could undergo with them.My Husband and I liked the fact  that not only did Medicana offer a complete package that included airport transfers ,accommodation ,treatmet ,medication and cryptopreservation for 5 years,but also that Dr Selman Laçin and his staff were attentive to us even before we got there to Istanbul.This made a very good first impression on us.I was confident that this would be the hospital for us,and so we decided to trust in Medicana and Dr Selman Laçin and his staff for our 2nd IVF cycle.

We flew into Istanbul, and a very polite Medicana Hospital driver met us at the airport and took us straight to Medicana(which is on the European side of Istanbul),where the IVF Unit 's very lovely English speaking Patient Advisor(called Aysan Candaş ) was waiting for us at the Hospitals front entrance with a big welcoming smile!.(She had communicated with us also by email before we had arrived).She took us to see the IVF coordinator (called Gülden Çakır) ,and acted as the translator.Our Accommodation was sorted out within the hour.We were so very  impressed with the hospital.It is really big, really modern,is architecturally beautiful,has many different departments, is very high tech, and the staff all friendly and helpful.

We were also impressed and happy with our accommodation,and the fact that it was a stones throw from Medicana Hospital(physical view of the hospital).It literally was a 1 minute walk away, and so no additional time ,stress or transport costs were required. The flats(in Ekinos Residence in Beylikduzu ) have security on the ground floor, friendly residents, and is safe and spotless.Our flat was fully furnished to a high standard and had all the necessary appliances like fridge freezer,washing machine, stove ,cooking pots & plates,cutlary etc.Also within a minute walk of the flat is a well stocked large grocery store called Migros for your fresh food grocery shopping.Both the Hospital and the flats are in a great location,and not in the middle of nowhere.Surrounding the complex are many good restaurants serving great food, and local shopping centers,.Right opposite the hospital is the Pharmacy for buying any extra medication required.We were helped by the Patient Adviser Aysan Candas  (who gave us her mobile number in case we had any problems) with how and where to go find Turkcell(which is in a shopping centre 10minutes from Medicana) to buy a Turkish sim card and an internet dongle to set up our internet on our laptop.

I was scanned via ultrasound the same day I arrived at Medicana by a very warm and friendly English speaking gynecologist (called Mrs/DrAysun Guney Laçin, wife of Dr Selman Laçin).The next morning I met Head of Medicana's IVF Department Dr Selman Laçin and his colleague(called  Dr Mehmet Koç), and began my protocal.The IVF staff, from the lovely friendly ladies on reception,to the wonderful encouraging and understanding nursers (my favourite nurse is Nurse Derya Sivri,who I think has the best smile in the world, and also Nurse Meral Sarıoğlu Dündar ,I had good laughs with these wonderful ladies) ,the Embryologist (called Arife Kunt ) and the encouraging Dr's are so patient,kind attentive and caring.I was monitored very closley by Dr Selman Laçin,he scanned me  via ultrasound almost every day, as well me having bloods drawn every second day.The protocol was stress free and enjoyable.I underwent the IVF and lots of mature eggs were collected ,and many embrayos made it to Day 5 and were frozen via cryptopreservation.(I feel its important for me to add this :I had had a very stressful & unsuccessful IVF cycle in another country 11 months earlier, and with that,only a few eggs were collected and none made it to freezing.The fact that many mature eggs were collected,and many Day 5 Blasts were frozen for us, is testament to the skills of the  Dr's at Medicana.

Both before and after egg collection and on the day of fresh  embryo transfer, My Husband and I were given a  large private room in the hospital ,complete with bathroom(toilet and shower),comfortable adjustable electric bed,wide screen TV, phone line for within the hospital,and had refreshments and lunch.r I was ready after a 2 month period.

Though the  fresh cycle didn't work(I put it down to me making a decision to return to my  stressful job in the UK too soon(2 days after treatment),and without adequate rest.I was  advised  to take a break for a minimum of 2 months and come back for a Frozen embryo transfer whenever I was ready. Six months later I returned to Medicana for my frozen embrayo  transfer.It was a great expirence returning to the hospital and to all the familiar faces that had become friends at Medicana. On day four of my arrival, I had my FET transfer done by Mrs/Dr Laçin  ,and as always she was patient,kind and attentive. As before,it was stress free and I felt fully supported,Again,I  had my own private room before and after the procedure.This Frozen transfer was successful!!  Also this time, I made sure I went home to the UK and rested adequately and I no longer work in a stressful job environment. 

So  after almost 3 long heart breaking years of trying to conceive with diffrent methods, just 2 visits to Medicana International Hopital in Istanbul Turkey in 6 months got my Husband and I finally pregnant! I am so grateful to Dr Selman Laçin and all his staff , and we are  looking forward to a happy 8/9 months!. I highly recommend any couple  who is struggling to conceive to go and have treatment at Medicana International Hospital In Istanbul.We got good results in terms of my egg collection, fertilization and freezing , and also the most important -got a successful pregnancy result.You are also guaranteed  top quality attentive treatment and care both before and after your treatment.

Sally and Ben,London (UK)

Dear Mr Lacin
Thank you for contacting me. My little girl will be with us on 18th June with a c section as I had that with my little boy.
Our experience was amazing for the following reasons:

  • Accomodation provided in an amazing complex and location with a park for my 2 years old to play. Other children so friendly with him, lending him their toys
  • Taxi was really cheap from the accomodation to the hospital
  • Hospital fee was really cheap comparing to the UK for the amount of support and medication provided. A full procedure in the UK is 5000 gbp + flights + hotel accomodation + IOM hospital fees
  • A translator was always there with me at the hospital, which is really great
  • The expertise of the doctors and the staffs was amazing
  • After miscarring and failing attempts in the UK, finally your hospital gave me a little girl
  • The difference for me was massive: high care comparing to the UK, regular blood test and scans (many more than the UK), 5 days embryo selection instead of three days in the UK so much better results, after freezing the embryos a true selection when in the UK, they implant what they defreeze so only 10 % success rate for the same procedure

I am French living on the Isle of Man so my English is not perfect. I would 100% recommend your hospital. However, I would recommend to take the 3 week option there so that it is also a holiday. 
The bus from the hospital to Istanbul is direct and really cheap. We were able to have a little break there to visit during the 3 week period.
The medication after the surgery are provided for free by the IOM hospital. So there is no need to worry about extra costs.
I would recommend travelling with Turkish airlines. 
I would like to thank you again for your support and good quality work.

Nelly - U.K.




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