The medical discipline that concentrates on diagnosis and treatment of all rheumatic conditions, primarily inflammatory rheumatic diseases, is named ‘rheumatology’. Rheumatology specialists in our country complete 3 further years of education in rheumatology as a side branch in addition to the regular education in internal medicine or physiotherapy and rehabilitation. 

Equipped with all necessary facilities required to diagnose and treat all severe rheumatic conditions that impact organs and systems, the Rheumatology Department of Koç University Hospital stands out with a team of experienced specialists. The experience of the other departments such as Radiology and Pathology, which contribute to effective diagnosis of rheumatic conditions, is worth mentioning as well. Ultrasonography, in particular, is a useful method that can be used in differential diagnosis and intraarticular treatment, which facilitates identification and treatment of root causes underlying patients’ complaints as soon as possible. Furthermore, diagnosis and treatment of challenging cases are undertaken successfully at the Pulmonary Rheumatic Diseases Council and the Muscular Diseases Council, where relevant departments like Rheumatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Pathology, Radiology, Neurology and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation gather together.

 

Service Subcategories of the Rheumatology Department

  • Inpatient ward integrated to the department of internal medicine
  • Outpatient intravenous medical therapies
  • Differential diagnosis via ultrasonography of joints
  • Intraarticular therapies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our specialized physicians of internal medicine and rheumatology closely collaborate with the departments of physical medicine and orthopedics in order to manage the diagnostic and treatment processes of our patients as optimally as possible.
Musculoskeletal pain, deformation or difficulties are among the most prominent chief complaints presented. Pain in the lower back and joints of the hands and feet are also frequently reported to our department. 
Because numerous other systems may be involved in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, findings might vary quite a bit. 

Among others, fever, weight loss, skin eruptions, edema in extremities, weakness, recurrent abdominal pain and recurrent oral sores could be signs of rheumatic conditions as well.
  • Inpatient ward integrated to the department of internal medicine
  • Outpatient intravenous medical therapies
  • Differential diagnosis via ultrasonography of joints
  • Intraarticular therapies