Healthcare Investment That Extends from Black Sea to Neighboring Countries
Medicana Health Group brought “Type A VIP Hospital” concept to Black Sea with Medicana International Samsun Hospital.
Medicana Hospitals Group’s current management capacity, information technology infrastructure, power of quality/accreditation and the goals the group achieved in medical tourism have accelerated Medicana International Samsun Hospital to become a leading health institution in the region. Our hospital provides service to residents of Samsun and nearby regions with approximately 99 specialists and physicians with academic title and 631 employees in 40 medical departments.
Indoor Area of 30,000 m2
Medicana International Samsun Hospital provides service in an indoor area of 30 thousand square meters with capacity of 249 beds, 7 operating theatres, 109 intensive care beds and a parking lot with capacity of 50 vehicles.
- Pediatric Surgery
- Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- General Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Pulmonary Medicine
IVF, Sleep Laboratory, Headache Clinic, Smoking Cessation Clinic, Medical Aesthetics, Neural Therapy, Ozone Therapy
Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Oncology (Medical-Radiation)
Cardiology (Interventional, Peripheral, Carotid Stent) CVS, Endocrinology, Rheumatology,
Urooncology, Gynecology, IVF, Oncofertility, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Hematology, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery.
High Standard in Quality, Smart Building Technology, Secure Environment
Antibacterial materials were used in all spaces of Medicana International Samsun Hospital constructed on an indoor area of 30 thousand square meters. Air conditioning is optimized in all areas with heating, cooling and fan coil system. The hospital consists of 3 blocks, including two blocks with 11 floors and the other with 10 floors. 9 pressure controlled elevators are designed for you. Special pressurization with automation system in all corridors and rooms is representative of our engineering approach to infection control.
Medicana International Samsun Hospital - the largest private hospital in the Black Sea Region -equipped with the cutting-edge medical technology and comfort aims to provide excellent healthcare services for nearby cities and countries by its experienced doctors who are specialized in relevant disciplines. This project was put into practice not only for Samsun but also for nearby cities and countries since its foundation and it aims to pioneer the “Medical Tourism” in the Black Sea Region.
The most important priorities for MEDICANA International Samsun Hospital
When quality f healthcare service is maintained round the clock, patient safety and sustainability of service are achieved.
Integrating up-to-date technical equipment with current medical approach, Medicana International Samsun Hospital is determined to provide the patients with correct, fast and reliable medical services, inform the patients in an understandable way, maintain the well-being of patients not only in diagnosis and treatment processes but also in general and contribute to the society. To that end, seminars, conferences and comprehensive training programs are organized routinely with a definite schedule to inform the public.
Comfort and technology
Medicana International Samsun Hospital has been planned with modern architecture, comfortable patient rooms by taking patients’ comfort and safety into account. Its infrastructure can be transformed into areas, where intensive care service can be intermittently provided and all emergency interventions can be performed.
Comfort of companions is also considered at all aspects in single, Suite and VIP rooms. Each room has a TV and a mini bar and cafeteria service is available 24/7. Anti-static and antibacterial wall paints and papers are used in entire hospital and all patient rooms.
Central air conditioning system is available in each room. Patients and relatives can easily adjust the temperature in their room using the control panel. Moreover, all Hospital Rooms have vanity units (built-in washbasins). Fresh air fed by bacteria filters are also planned for each room. Internet connection is available in all patient rooms and in the entire hospital. Local and long-distance calls can be made in the rooms.
The building is managed with smart building technology. There are 7 state-of-the-art operating theatres at the hospital, including 3 with Laminar Flow and 4 with HEPA Filters. Operating theatre has the infrastructure that allows all kinds of surgeries thanks to devices and experienced personnel.
Intensive Care Services
Offering healthcare services with a capacity of 109 beds, the intensive care units are organized as Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (19), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (7), Coronary Intensive Care Unit (20), CVS Intensive Care Unit (8) and General Intensive Care Unit (54).
Rendering services in 38 departments by approximately 90 specialist physicians and 610 employees, Medicana Samsun Istanbul Hospital has many specialized units with its technical infrastructure, medical technology, specialist healthcare personnel in all disciplines and multidisciplinary approach. Many specialized units, including but not limited to Oncology, Neurosurgery, Obesity Surgery, In Vitro Fertilization, Cardiology & CVS and Orthopedic Surgery, are available in the hospital.
Cardiovascular Surgery (CVS)
Cardiovascular Surgery Department offers services to our patients, ranging from neonatal patients to adult patients, with state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment methods in surgical management of cardiovascular diseases, strong physician staff and infrastructure with advanced technology. Our globally renowned and experienced team creates a difference for our patients.
In adult cardiovascular surgery unit, coronary bypass surgeries, valve repair and replacements, surgical management of aortic aneurysms and rhythm disorders are performed with conventional or minimally invasive methods. Moreover, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pulmonary thromboembolism (pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy) and aortic diseases are also among our department’s specific fields of interest.
Cardiology Department offers wide-spectrum services, ranging from preventive cardiologic services to advanced diagnostic methods and coronary interventional procedures, the most complex electrophysiological studies and advanced cardiac imaging methods.
Electrophysiology and arrhythmia
Heart Failure Clinic
Heart Valve Operations
Aneurysm of Aorta
Modern, fast and the best current means are provided to our patients in the light of recent scientific developments for rendering quality services in neurology department.
Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services are provided at outpatient and inpatient settings in Neurology Clinic of Medicana International Samsun Hospital. Quality and effective healthcare services are provided in light of current scientifically accepted data in the fields, due to which the patients mainly present to Neurology outpatient clinic, including headache, dizziness, cerebrovascular diseases, movement disorders, numbness of hands and feet, various muscle weaknesses, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders.
Neurosurgery Department achieves successful results in diagnosis and treatment with the help of advancements in medical technology. Procedures that could not be performed previously are developed with high success rates especially thanks to experienced specialists and technological advancements.
Detailed information about locations of the diseases can be obtained with advanced technological means such as Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Moreover, quite precise surgeries can be carried out using surgical microscope and advanced microsurgery tools.
Cerebral, spinal and spinal cord tumors related to nervous system
Surgery for Parkinson’s disease
All spine diseases, especially herniated cervical and lumbar discs
Diseases of vessels feeding the cerebral tissue or spinal cord such as aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), cavernoma
Diseases that are congenital or emerge during the development of nervous system such as meningomyelocele and other childhood diseases
Carpal tunnel and other nerve entrapments
Head, vertebral and spinal column injuries
Orthopedics and Traumatology
Orthopedics and Traumatology department of Medicana Samsun Hospital renders high-quality services to the patients in a prestigious, clean and safe environment and boosts the quality of patients’ lives.
Services are rendered in all sub-branches of orthopedic surgery in our hospital and the emergency medicine unit is equipped with necessary means to allow the quickest intervention for all patients presenting with major and minor traumas.
Scopic and endoscopic surgery equipments combined with high resolution imaging systems to allow practicing all sections of orthopedic surgery are available in the operating theatres which are equipped with all necessary means to obtain the maximum performance from these systems.
Fields of Interest of Orthopedics and Traumatology Department
Joint Replacement Surgery (Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Elbow Prostheses)
Orthopedic Oncology (Bone and soft tissue tumors and metastatic tumors)
Arthroscopic Surgery (Knee, Shoulder, Ankle, Elbow, Wrist and Hip Arthroscopy)
Spinal Surgery (Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis and Deformity Surgery)
Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain (Epidural, facet and intradiscal practices)
Foot - Ankle Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Reconstructive Microsurgery and Reimplantations
Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
In Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of Medicana International Samsun Hospital, comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery methods are performed with advanced technological equipment and innovative surgical methods. Services are provided in the best way for patients who present from another city or international patients in the department where day surgery practices can also be performed.
Facial rejuvenation with minimally invasive and non-invasive methods
Eye Lid aesthetics (Blepharoplasty)
Jaw and facial implants
Breast augmentation, reduction, lift and reconstruction procedures are successfully performed.
Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
Incidence of both obesity and metabolic syndrome (a condition that is characterized with excessive weight, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and hypertension) increases around the world.
Obesity and diabetes mellitus surgeries are performed for ensuring efficient body weight management and eliminate type II diabetes mellitus in selected patients.
How are these surgeries performed?
These surgeries primarily intend transposition of small intestines. However, numerous techniques are used for this transposition procedure. The most common ones are gastric bypass, duodenal switch, ileal interposition and Transit Bipartition.
Laparoscopic surgery is preferred; in other words, 4 to 5 ports are opened on the anterior abdominal wall. Surgery lasts approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and patients are discharged following 3-day hospital stay.
What are the benefits gained by patients after surgery?
Blood glucose usually restores to normal ranges one week after the surgery. It may take 2 to 3 weeks in some patients.
Diabetes involves some organs, especially kidney, heart, eyes and liver. In patients who undergo Metabolic Surgery, organ involvement can be reduced up to 50%, although organ injury, stage of disease and grade of damage also play role.
IN VITRO FERTILIZATION
This method, which is used by our team in our country and is not widely used, is treatment approach particularly reserved for the patients, who have risk of hyperstimulation, have polycystic ovary syndrome and medication problems and who are under risk of cancer.
Oncofertility principally aims protection of ovaries and uterus in patients, who receive anti-cancer treatment, and hazardous effects of medications are taken into consideration and no medication or any medication without any adverse effect is used for these patients. Another approach is to freeze ovarian tissues that are removed in conditions, which may influence ovaries, and to implant them into subcutaneous tissue in order to offer a chance of pregnancy.
PREGNANCY VACCINE AND PRP
Although these two methods are not evidence-based, these approaches may be preferred in appropriate patient groups. They have no role in routine treatments.
ADVANCED LEVEL GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND
This method examines uterine cavity and lower layer of the cavity; chance of implantation is well inspected through more detailed examination and it is also possible to detect adenomyosis, subendometrial cysts and smaller cystic formations. Diagnosis of deep infiltrative endometriosis can be made with transrectal ultrasound and solutions are investigated. Intrauterine deformities, polyps and myomas can be easily identified.
We make great effort and act very carefully to achieve our common target by combining all means of technology and personalized treatment options. You must know that your happiness is our joy and happiness.
You will find all IVF- and infertility-related options, which are made available by modern medicine, in our center. Our aim is to provide you with the services at world standards.
Oncology Center of Medicana International Samsun Hospital adopts a multidisciplinary approach, which is characterized with involvement of all disciplines, specialist physicians and advanced technological infrastructure, in the light of diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Presenting to the center, patients are evaluated with a holistic treatment plan and patient-specific procedures are discussed in the council.
At Oncology Center of Medicana International Samsun Hospital, services are delivered by Medical Oncology department, where targeted drugs and molecules are used; Radiation Oncology department, where option of 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (IMRT) is offered; and Oncologic Surgery department, where both open and laparoscopic surgeries are performed for all solid organ tumors.
Patients also have the option of psychological support in our center along with most advanced anti-cancer treatments.
PET/CT device is used for all stages, ranging from initial diagnosis, staging, determining the spread and correct treatment planning in cancers. After the cancer is mapped on PET/CT scan, an effective fight against the disease is ensured.
It is a very important medical imaging method that allows diagnosis of many diseases by combining positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT).
PET/CT is most commonly used for cancer patients. However, it also helps determining the infectious focus in idiopathic fever, identifying the viable tissue in patients with heart disease and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
How is PET/CT scanned?
A minimum fasting period of 6 hours is required to scan PET/CT. First, blood glucose level is measured. If the blood glucose reading is within acceptable ranges, radioactive substance is injected into the vessel. Although various radioactive substances are used, the most common one is F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose. This substance is a glucose molecule that is attached to a radioactive substance, called Fluorine-18. Following the injection, the patient rests for one hour to enable distribution of the substance in the body. Next, the patient is placed in PET/CT scanner.
Other substances used for PET/CT imaging are F-18 NaF to scan bones, Ga-68 PSMA to scan prostate cancers and Ga-68 Octerotide to scan neuroendocrine tumors. There are many radiopharmaceutical agents, which are not routinely used.
PET/CT significantly boosts success of fight against cancer in many stages ranging from detecting the cancerous tissue to treatment plan, evaluation of treatment response and radiotherapy plan.
How is PET/CT used for each stage of diagnosis and treatment in cancer?
The most remarkable difference between cancer cells and healthy cells is the quick and uncontrolled growth. Energy requirements of cells with higher activity are higher than usual. When certain substances used by cancerous cells, such as glucose, protein and some special metabolic substances, are labeled with a radioactive substance, location of cancerous tissues can be detected. PET/CT scanner works on this principle.
PET/CT guides the anti-cancer treatment and it is used at following stages of diagnosis and treatment:
It is useful to determine the metabolism of tissue that is suspicious for cancer.
PET/CT reveals out whether the mass lesions detected with various imaging modalities have metabolic characteristics of cancer. If the mass lesion is positive on PET/CT scan, it implies that the mass lesion consumes too much glucose and it is more likely a cancer.
Taking biopsy specimen at the correct location of the tissue with suspicious cancer
Cancerous tissue may damage itself due to uncontrolled growth. Adequate amount of cells may not be collected from the tissues located at the location of self-harm. PET/CT demonstrates the zones, where viable cells are at high concentration, and guides the biopsy.
Evaluating spread of cancer
PET/CT technology is successfully used in many types of cancers to evaluate the spread of disease (staging) at the first phase, after the cancer is diagnosed.
Determining treatment approach
Treatment approach is modified in one of every three patients on average after this scan. Medication treatment may be administered instead of a major surgery and an unnecessary surgery can be avoided. In some cases, PET/CT may rule out distant metastasis and lead to decision of removal of the cancer for patients rather than medication treatment.
Early determination of response to anti-cancer drug
Adverse effects of cancer medications must be taken seriously. Use of proper medication will not only prevent development of unnecessary adverse effect, but it will also offer the opportunity of preventing the disease with early intervention. PET/CT scanned following Cycle 1 or 2 of treatment provides useful information about the extent the medication will help the patient.
Determination of treatment response.
PET/CT enables digital evaluation of response to treatment regarding both structural changes and intensity of the cellular activity. Efficiency of treatment is determined by investigating cancer cells after the treatment is completed. PET/CT is the imaging modality that demonstrates the response to the treatment in the earliest phase.
Radiation therapy plan
Since PET/CT maps viable cancerous cells that will be irradiated, radiotherapy will be more precise and efficient and side effects are minimized by avoiding exposure of health tissues to unnecessary radiation.
Early detection of recurrent disease
After treatment cycles are completed, patients are followed up in the light of imaging studies, such as ultrasound and tomography, and blood tests. If these modalities point to a suspicion, PET/CT scan can determine whether viable cancerous cells emerged again and the extent they spread.
Last-generation radiotherapy technology; Radiation Oncology
IMRT 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy system, the ground breaking last-generation radiotherapy technology, is used at Radiation Oncology Department of Medicana International Samsun Hospital for treatment of cancers. The system is characterized by combination of focusing the radiation beams more precisely to the target through correct target superiority, high-performance treatment and radiotherapy and radiosurgery options as well as short duration of treatment based on time advantage in order to boost comfort of patients.
Patient-specific cancer surgery
Patients with lung, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological and all other cancers are preoperatively evaluated in the oncology council along with experienced surgical team. Treatment decisions of patients are jointly made by physicians of the council based on age, medical and psychosocial condition, expectations and requests of the patient. Surgical procedures are successfully performed in the center for tumors of lung, chest wall, brain, central and peripheral nervous skin, skin (including melanomas), prostate, urinary bladder, kidney, larynx, throat, gastrointestinal system, thyroid, breast, adrenal glands, ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva, bones and soft tissues.
Personalized treatment based on council decision
The center is aware of the fact that oncologic treatment should be personalized for each patient and therefore, treatment program is planned in various combinations of 3 modalities. Chemotherapeutic agents are used by Medical Oncology department, while Radiation Oncology department uses ionizing radiation and tumor formation is surgically removed in Oncologic Surgery. Oncology Center of Medicana International Samsun Hospital uses these three treatment steps through staff of physicians with academic title, who have achieved great successes at national and international scale, personal treatment areas created in line with the principle of personalized treatment and the council decisions to determine best treatment option. Personalized treatment protocols are determined and treatments are performed with multidisciplinary approach. Treatments are planned by considering diet programs, psychological conditions, social adaptations, life quality and expectations of patients.
Patient-specific architectural areas
Oncology Center of Medicana International Samsun Hospital is also distinguished with architectural areas that are specifically designed for patients. Large and spacious waiting areas, where calming and relaxing hues are used, are planned in both Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology departments.
- If you are coming from Yusuf Ziya Bus Terminal
Private vehicle: Proceed from Ordu highway; you will reach hospital intersection approximately 5 km later; you will see the hospital at left side.
Mass Transportation: Take “Belediye Evleri” bus and get off at the stop right in front of the hospital.
- If you are coming from Çarşamba Airport
Private vehicle: Follow Ankara freeway, drive approximately 22 km and you will reach our hospital at Canik Region.
Mass Transportation: Take BAFAŞ, get off at the stop in Gülsan Industrial Zone, take minibus heading to Gazi Osman Paşa and you can get off in front of our hospital.
- If you travel from Amasya
Private vehicle: Follow Ordu-Trabzon highway to reach Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz Bus Terminal. Proceed for 5 km, turn left when you reach to hospital intersection.
- If you travel from Ordu
Private vehicle: Proceed from Ankara-Istanbul highway until Canik Region. You can easily reach to our hospital when you arrive at the intersection.
- If you are coming from Sinop
Private vehicle: Follow Black Sea Coast Road at Ordu-Trabzon direction; turn right at Gülsan Industrial Zone Intersection, proceed for 1 km to reach to our hospital.
- If you are coming from Çorum
Private vehicle: Proceed from Amasya – Merzifon direction; drive for 5 km after you reach to Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz Bus Terminal to reach to hospital intersection. Turn left from the intersection and you arrive at our hospital.
- If you are coming from Ankara – Istanbul direction
After you reach to Yusuf Ziya Yılmaz Bus Terminal, proceed for 5 km towards Ordu-Trabzon coast road direction to easily reach to our hospital
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