Overview – Memorial Hospital is the first health center of the Memorial Health Investments Corporation and received its first patient in February 2000.
Memorial hospital has a very prestigious reputation in areas like cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation, IVF and genetics and provides high quality health care services in every medical specialty.
Memorial Hospital provides high quality healthcare services in international standards to its local and international patients with its 200 bed capacity, central automated system, pressure support system to control temperature and humidity, pneumatic tube transfer system and more.
Services for international patients include:
- Initial screening and diagnosis evaluation and recommendation from Memorial Physicians
- Scheduling of all medical appointments
- Coordination of admissions process
- Cost estimates for anticipated treatment
- Airport pick-up/drop-off transportation
- English-speaking staff and language interpretation
- Lodging and transportation arrangement for the patient and family
- “International Patients Desk” to ensure seamless process
- Memorial Hospital has a 5-star class guest house for its patients. It is a 10-room hotel located within the hospital for patients and their families.
- Other services upon request
In the Memorial Health Group Medicine Oncology departments, the data of the patients are analyzed in detail and analyzed in accordance with the USA and Europe guidelines used worldwide and the most appropriate treatment is applied for the patient. In drug applications, which have an important place in cancer treatment, the age of the patient, diseases accompanying cancer, personal preferences, private and professional life, and psychosocial features are taken into consideration, and the patient is involved in this process. Patients; In addition to the classical chemotherapy treatments, in recent years, options such as “smart” targeted drug and molecule applications, immunotherapy are offered, which increase the success rate and quality of life.
Radiation Oncology (Radiotherapy)
Memorial Healthcare Group Radiation Oncology departments have superior technological equipment and perform cancer treatment with the most advanced systems. With TrueBeam STx and Elekta Versa Signuture HD technologies that target only the cancerous cell and have the ability to shoot a spot; Highly reliable targeted irradiations, high dose rate applications and accurate dose determinations, less side effects and comfortable treatment features, and simultaneous imaging with treatment are offered.
Nuclear Medicine (Pet-CT)
Imaging technologies, which have a very important place in the diagnosis and staging of cancer, come to the fore as the factor that changes the treatment fate due to the effects of the disease on the treatment plan. Memorial Health Group Nuclear Medicine departments provide service with Pet-CT technology, which can reconstruct the treatment program on average 35%. The detection of the focus of cancer, the presence of metastasis or the spread to distant organs, and the analysis of the blood are provided by Pet-CT. In Memorial Nuclear Medicine departments that use the most advanced technology simultaneously in the world, small lesions are detected by Pet-CT imaging at an early stage by applying less radioactive material and dose to the patient thanks to spatial resolution.
Alternative treatment options are also offered to patients in Memorial Nuclear Medicine departments, and many applications that increase the quality of life and provide pain control are performed. These; radioactive iodine therapy is collected under the headings of radiomicrocure therapy and pain palliation therapy.
In cancer treatment, the place of interventional methods is also important in parallel with technological developments. Memorial Interventional Radiology departments offer patients painless treatment options under local anesthesia and through the pinhole. Among these special procedures applied to destroy the tumor; percutaneous ablation, cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, artery treatments (intraarterial chemotherapy, chemoembolization (TAKE), radioembolization (y90), chemosaturation), and cancer-relieving procedures.
In Memorial Oncological Surgery centers; Surgical treatments of cancer are performed in general surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, urology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and traumatology and ENT departments. In the centers where special tumor surgeries are applied, organ-preserving oncoplastic surgeries are carried out ‘patient-specific’ after the council decision, in laparoscopic and robotic applications, minimally invasive methods, especially cancer types such as breast cancer, which are included in the treatment process.
Gynecological Oncology Cancer, which has increased rapidly in recent years, is the most common cause of death in the world after heart disease. Among the cancers common in women, there are types belonging to genital organs, especially breast cancer. According to data from the Statistics Institute of Turkey it was revealed that 12% of all deaths that occurred in 2002 in Turkey were caused by cancer. In 2012, this rate increased to 21%. It is stated that these rates will increase more in the coming years and cancer-related deaths will reach deaths from heart diseases.
Gynecological cancers called female cancers are listed as follows.
- Uterine cancer (uterus)
- Cervical cancer (cervix)
- Ovarian cancer (ovarian)
- Tube cancer (tuba uterina)
- Vulva cancer
- Vaginal cancer