Regular check-ups are extremely useful in checking your health state and discovering any diseases at an early stage. Early diagnosis of a disease is critical, as it allows timely treatment and often, complete recovery. Women should undergo check-ups annually, performing a gynecological visit and a breast ultrasound, in addition to the diagnostics indicated based on their age, body mass index, genetics, lifestyle, etc. On the other hand, men between 40 and 50 years old should examine their health once every two years, and annually, as soon as they turn 50. Certainly, it is essential to take into account the results of check-ups, as some findings might require closer monitoring to prevent disease escalation.
Humanitas Check-up department gives Humanitas patients a chance to carry out a complete personalized health control diagnostics and visits. Currently, over 2,300 patients perform their check-ups at Humanitas every year. The Head of the Check-up department Dr. Giovanni Covini analyses each patient’s individual case, their symptoms, chronic conditions, lifestyle, age, and other parameters to create their personalized check-up plan. Patients can perform all the visits of their program in a dedicated, comfortable area during one day on the outpatient basis (inpatient options are available if preferred), followed by a check-up coordinator. At the end of the patient’s program, Dr. Covini gathers all the specialists’ findings and recommendations, to provide the patient with a clear and comprehensive recommendations/treatment plan. This way, all the next steps to follow are understandable for the patient. Personalization of the check-up program is crucial, in order for the patient to avoid over-diagnosis: wasteful or unnecessary invasive, harmful, and often costly examinations, and allow to focus on detection of diseases that are most likely to arise. This is why Dr. Covini plans the tests on the individual basis, according to each patient’s context.
Humanitas check-up patients also have a unique opportunity to perform endoscopic diagnostics, such as gastroscopy and colonoscopy, painlessly under a sedation, and on the outpatient basis. What is more, if doctors receive abnormal or suspicious findings during the patient’s control program, further, more specialized, diagnostic tests can be booked on the days following the check-up. Humanitas is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology, able to detect diseases with exceptional precision. For instance, Humanitas specialists use 3 Tesla and multiparametric MRI scans (the latter provides urological patients information on the status of their prostate, thus allowing them to avoid a biopsies).
Humanitas International Department will help you book your check-up program in an easy and seamless way. Contract us here to get your personalized Humanitas Check-up program.