The Dietetics and Nutrition department of Koç University Hospital supports individuals’ health by means of promoting healthy dietary habits aligned with their lifestyles and reinforcing ongoing medical treatment. It has always been our priority to prepare tailored medical diet programs that protect health. In addition to forming diets supporting patients’ treatments, our team prepares patient menus determined by their respective physician and/or dietitian by taking into consideration nutritional content and each individual condition.
We aim to not only train the patients visiting the department of Dietetics and Nutrition in terms of healthy diet, but also encourage behavioral changes favoring healthier and more balanced nutrition. A broad range of criteria from dietary habits, existing medical conditions and bloodwork findings to level of physical activity are evaluated comprehensively during the course of the initial consultation. If deemed necessary, body analysis and measurements are conducted as well. “Individual tailored diet therapies” are established in accordance with such measurements, physical features, medical condition and bloodwork findings, and followed on a regular basis.

The Dietetics and Nutrition department of Koç University Hospital screen all patients for the risk of malnutrition in line with the NRS 2002 guidelines, which were developed by the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Furthermore, our dietitians contribute to audiovisual press in order to raise public awareness regarding healthy nutrition.


  • Clinical nutrition (Enteral-parenteral)
  • Medical diet therapy for inpatients
  • Medical diet therapy for oncology patients
  • Dietary support in cases of malnutrition
  • Dietary training for pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Children’s diet
  • Training on drug-food interaction
  • Planning patient-specific diet therapies
  • Planning medical diet therapies in line with the pressure sore protocol
  • Planning monthly menus for inpatients and staff members
Below are the complaints reported by patients that visit the Dietetics and Nutrition Department of Koç University Hospital:
  • Dietary counseling for weight management
  • Nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Nutrition in pediatric diseases
  • Diabetic diet therapy
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Sportive nutrition
  • Preoperative and postoperative medical diet therapy in gastrointestinal system surgery:
    • Esophageal surgery
    • Gastric surgery
    • Pancreas surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
  • Medical diet therapy in diseases associated with the digestive system:
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Diverticular disease
  • Medical diet therapy for recently diagnosed patients included in the cancer program:
    • Nutrition during the chemotherapy process
    • Nutrition during the radiotherapy process
  • Preoperative and postoperative medical diet therapy in bariatric surgery
  • Medical diet therapy in hematologic cancer types
  • Nutrition in pediatric diseases
  • Medical diet therapy in organ transplantation patients
Medical diet therapy in neurological diseases