Changes in lifestyle, dietary habits and environmental circumstances have led to increased prevalence of allergic and immunologic diseases. As the Allergy and Immunology department of Koç University Hospital, we diagnose and treat dermal, food and drug allergies as well as allergies of the upper and lower respiratory tracts among adult patients.

Adopting globally recognized advanced medical applications in treatment of patients, our department stands out in the forefront among other national centers in this field with academic productivity and a robust scientific and ethical approach. Our team practices evidence-based techniques and treatment methods, respects patients’ preferences at all times and refuses to compromise excellence in medical practices. 

The Allergy and Immunology department of Koç University Hospital also features excellent physical facilities and bed capacity. Patients receiving immunotherapy receive their vaccines in a special procedure room, and are kept under observation for a specific period of time. Specialized physicians of our department closely follow developments in the field, duly inform patients about all treatment methods, and allow each presenting individual to get a better perception of their own allergenic profiles. 

Medical practices that require advanced technology and specific experience, which are offered by few centers in the field, are available at our department.   

Practices of the Department of Allergy and Immunology

  • Drug desensitization for allergic and immunologic conditions (evaluation of the immune system’s response and tolerance to drugs)
  • Therapy with biological agents and immunotherapy for asthma and urticaria cases, each new treatment practices
  • Desensitization through chemotherapeutic and biological treatment methods, which are particularly applicable for oncology patients
  • Skin prick tests to determine allergies and skin tests conducted prior to administration of local or general anesthesia

Service Subcategories of the Department of Allergy and Immunology

In addition to daily patient care and observations, our department also carries out training of medical school students and assistants. 

Pre- and post-graduation training courses are organized in specific intervals for specialists, assistants and laboratory technicians operating in the fields of pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, allergy and immunology, pediatrics and pediatric allergy.


Patients often present to our department with the following complaints:
  • Respiratory system conditions: allergic rhinitis and asthma 
  • Dermal allergies: Atopic dermatitis, urticaria, angioedema, hereditary angioedema, contact dermatitis
  • Gastrointestinal system conditions: Food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, proctitis
  • Drug allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Insect allergies
  • Eye allergies
The following diagnostic tests are performed: 
  • Skin prick test
  • Dermal and oral provocation tests for drug and food allergies
  • Spirometry, reversibility test
  • Bronchial provocation test with methacholine
  • Diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO test)
  • Pulmonary volume measurement by body plethysmography
  • Impulse oscillometry,
  • Intrathoracic pressure measurement (MIP, MEP)
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)
  • Exhaled nitric oxide test (FeNO)
  • 6-minute walk test
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Autologous serum test
  • Other laboratory tests (recombinant allergen-specific IgE etc.) and blood tests