Just as important as the treatment of diseases, is the effort to ensure their early diagnosis. Determining who is at risk well before the disease emerges so that it may be prevented, concerns and involves all of us. As our store of information grows, yearly examinations and controls provide us with the knowledge and the tools that we need. This is what we call a check-up.
This clinic serves patients from İstanbul, Turkey in general as well as patients from abroad. Out-of-town patients may stay overnight for the duration of their controls. The check-up procedure generally begins with a standard programme and any additional tests necessitated by the individual medical condition of the patient can be carried out and consultations may be arranged.
The Check-Up clinic has access to the newest and most sophisticated equipment available to the hospital. Whenever needed, the entire facilities of the hospital can be accessed to ensure the most accurate and precise test results possible. Since hospital policy is to regularly upgrade technology, the most recent facilities are made available to patients. Although check-up programmes begin with a standard series of tests, they proceed according to the patient's personal medical condition. So naturally we can offer our patients all new data and the latest technologies at our disposal.
The hospital's check-up services are demanded by patients with no specific complaints but who wish to undergo overall controls, others with one or more specific complaints as well as persons afflicted with chronic diseases who seek the best healthcare possible and also wish to appraise other possible risks. Those with no particular complaints usually go through their check-up procedure with the standard series of tests but some will feel the need for additional tests concerning their chronic conditions and perhaps consultations with fellow physicians as well. Therefore we frequently need to collaborate and coordinate with all departments of the hospital.
It is wrong to consider a check-up procedure as only a process of going through a series of tests. What we would all benefit from in terms of healthy living, would be to adopt a conscientious approach to ensure the permanence of this practice and to plan and carry out not only yearly tests, but also those for the consequent years. Considering that the accumulation of medical knowledge available doubles every five years, we can be confident of accessing this information only through keeping regular and constant contact. All of us come under a wide range of risks created by our general conduct, our genetic makeup or our past sicknesses. To be able to recognize them, to take the appropriate preventive measures and to enjoy a generally healthy quality of life, we must ensure that we continue our regular controls. And it is the check-up programme which guides us along the right path.