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The purpose of modern medicine and preventive medicine is to detect diseases before they occur and take the necessary precautions, to provide a healthy, productive, long life to the individual. The way to ensure this is regular health checks and check-up programs in Istanbul are the organized form of these checks. With these programs, diseases and risk factors are determined in advance, preventive measures are taken and the individual is trained in a healthy behavior model.


First of all, the biophysical difference between men and women should be taken into account. Again, a person-specific program content should be designed by taking into account the patient’s family history, lifestyle, way of working and complaints, if any. Cancer markers in those with cancer in the family, inflammation tests in those with diseases related to the immune system in the family, hormone tests for suspected hormonal disorders, etc. it should be added to the program. And of course, depending on the clinical scenarios, any additional examinations can also be included in the program. Check-ups should be started at the age of 20. If there are no problems with the person, it is enough to have a check-up once a year.


Regardless of the content, all check-up programs start with a detailed physical examination. The heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, skin, nervous system should be examined in detail with its own unique methods and tools. The number of heart beats, the number of breaths, blood pressure and body temperature are recorded by measuring. The next stages should be as follows, depending on age.

Complete blood count, complete urinalysis, fasting blood sugar measurement, kidney and liver function tests, hepatitis tests, cholesterol and other blood lipids measurement should be performed in check up programs under the age of 25, heart X-ray (electrocardiography) and lung film should be taken, the entire abdomen should be examined ultrasonographically. It is useful to measure thyroid and sex hormone measurements once during this period. As should be the case in every check-up program, dietitian consultation should also be added to the program. The results should be evaluated by the family physician or the branch physician who manages the program and the risks, if any, should be explained to the patient and the precautions he/she will take. With the content of this program, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases, heart disease risks, anemia and allergy conditions can be easily detected.

During the period of 25-45 years, it becomes more important to conduct an examination in terms of heart diseases. During these period controls, all lipid measurements should be performed by expanding the panel, in addition to electrocardiography (ECG), exertion ECG (ECG performed on a treadmill), the cardiovascular system should be evaluated in detail with echocardiography. Again, during this period, the hemoglobinA1c test is added to fasting blood sugar measurements for hidden sugar research. In women in this age group, gynecological examination and pap smear test, breast examination and mammography over the age of 40 should be added.

Cancer screening should dominate the program for women and men over the age of 45. For this purpose, gynecological examination and pap-smear test, breast examination, mammography and tumor markers to be requested according to the situation are added to the program in women.

In men over the age of 45, a rectal finger exam, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurements in the blood should be performed to screen for prostate cancer and prostate diseases.

Again, men and women over the age of 45 should definitely have a hidden blood test in the stool once a year for gastrointestinal diseases.

At the last stage, the examination findings, all the examination results, the opinions of the branch physicians are combined and analyzed and all the necessary information is shared with the patient. If everything is fine, the program is terminated with medical recommendations and an explanation of preventive methods. If there are abnormal findings, the path to follow is determined according to the person and the situation.


1- During these checks, a disease that is still at the initial stage can be detected. Thus, the treatment and management of the disease detected early becomes easier. For example; diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, anemia, cancers and hepatitis are the diseases most commonly caught by screening tests. In addition, information about thyroid and liver diseases, skin diseases can also be obtained.

2- These regular checkups are a great investment that you make in your health. With the examinations and tests performed, the risks of diseases waiting for you can be determined and protection methods are determined.

3- Check-up programs allow you to get to know your body and help you determine a lifestyle that suits your structure. The results of a check-up for a radical lifestyle change are a powerful stimulant.

4- It reduces the risk of contracting major diseases and perhaps the need for surgery, and reduces your health expenses in the long run. .

5- Check-up programs give the most reliable information that you are healthy, maintaining the current condition and subsequent checks become attractive.

6- It allows us to take precautions by showing the damage that stress and our lifestyle do to our body.

I wish you healthy days.

Assoc. Dr.
Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist

Istanbul MedicalPark Hospital Center



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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