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Tuesday
Jul052016

SWISS PREVENTION CLINIC  ZURICH

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity" - Hippocrates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear patients, dear friends and colleagues, we have a new affiliation in Zurich:

SWISS PREVENTION CLINIC

We have been caring for you and your family since 2008 in the City of Zurich, and continue to do so with the privacy of a leading private hospital in Switzerland, with the standing and expertise of a first address in Swiss Health Care.

We offer all our time, all our dedication, high tech diagnostics with state of the art imaging, genetic and biochemical testing to rule out disease or to uncover hidden disease before harm is done. We offer state of the art treatment, evidence-based according to academic standards and complying with guidelines, also novel treatments for difficult-to-treat diseases, or complementary and alternative treatments if standard treatments are harmful, not tolerated or ineffective. 

Working Time

Monday-Thursday        08:00-19:00

Sunday                       14:00-17:00

 

Doctors’ Timetable

We are available for you 7/24.

Brief us on your medical issues, and we will make all the necessary appointments at our clinic or with the most renowned consultants in Switzerland.

Appointments

You may contact us via phone +41 43 336 7260 or send an email to contact@swisspreventionclinic.ch

 

Why us?

We give you piece of mind, you have done all possible for your loved once, for yourself, whatever your concerns may be, we provide sophisticated diagnostics, the best treatment options, the best care-givers.

With us you will find the broadest health care experience, a network of the best experts and finest facilities in Switzerland and worldwide, combined with Swiss discretion, responsiveness, in a peaceful and clean environment.

Our approach is an integrated one, we always consider the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, in the prevention and management of disease. With holistic approach to medicine, there is the belief, that our wellbeing relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in turns of illness or disease, but also on the close interrelation of this with our psychological, emotional, social and environmental state. We treat every patient as a whole person, meticulously, passionately, empathically.

 

Our medical services

 

Individual checkup

The practice of medicine is both a science and a humanistic art. Clinical skill and strong compassion must merge to make up the art of medical practice. During numerous historical eras, physicians have defined the art of medicine as technical expertise, moral acumen and the ability of physicians to empathize with individual patients, not just solve clinical problems. We take all the time needed, to obtain your history, perform a physical examination, do appropriate testing, to form a diagnostic hypothesis and decide on treatment. The growth of both the generalist and subspecialty areas of internal medicine demands great depth and breadth, clinical skills, professional curiosity, the ability to be a diagnostician, who can practice the deductive scientific process that leads to therapy; the ability to provide care of complex problems for acute and chronic conditions in a patient-centered, comprehensive, continuous and compassionate manner; the ability not only to be a consultant in our areas of interest but most of all to remain a generalist who in a holistic manner puts together for you all findings and recommendations from various specialists and subspecialists. If you are in our care, we care for all of you and your family.

 

Cardiovascular checkup

Cardiovascular diseases are diseases of the heart or blood vessels that are caused by atheroma. Patches of atheroma (or so called plaques) are like small fatty lumps that develop within the inside lining of blood vessels (arteries). Atheroma is also known as hardening of the arteries. A patch of atheroma makes an artery narrower, which can reduce the blood flow through the artery. Sometimes blood clots form over a patch of atheroma. Depending on the site of the atheroma the diseases that it causes include heart attack, angina, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.

Our checkup involves finding out current lifestyle risk factors that increase your risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. You will then have a comprehensive blood test including your blood cholesterol and sugar (glucose) level. Your blood pressure will be measured. We will do ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography) to rule out congenital heart defects, heart valve disease, and cardiac insufficiency, ultrasound of the blood vessels in the neck to rule out plaques or accelerated arteriosclerosis of the Carotid arteries supplying blood to the brain. Further, we employ heart imaging using myocardial scintigraphy, positron emission tomography (PET), magnet resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). If the CT of the heart is normal, i.e. there is no plaque, no calcification, no narrowing (stenosis) of a blood vessel, this will mean for you there is no risk of heart attack or even sudden cardiac death during the next five years.

 

Cancer checkup - Cancer Testing with Confidence

Cancer may be difficult to detect, but for some types of cancer, the earlier it is detected, the better are the chances of treating it effectively.

We provide non-invasive, highly sensitive cancer diagnostics in a single blood test through the detection of ENOX2 proteins, the ONCOblot® Test. The ENOX2 protein species in the blood is unique to malignant cells and absent from non-cancer cells.  These proteins can be detected in early development.  The ONCOblot® Test identifies the ENOX2 markers and the direct visualization of a marker presence significantly reduces false positives.

The test is being used to identify the following 25+ cancers:

• Bladder • Breast • Cervical • Colorectal • Endometrial • Esophageal • Gastric • Hepatocellular • Kidney

• Leukemia • Non-Small cell • Lung Small cell • Lymphoma • Melanoma • Mesothelioma • Myeloma

• Ovarian • Pancreatic • Prostate • Sarcoma • Squamous Cell • Follicular Thyroid • Uterine

• Papillary Thyroid • Testicular Germ Cell

and cancer of unknown primary (CUP), for recurrence monitoring, and post cancer treatments.

Our cancer checkup is complemented and enhanced by thorough history taking, clinical examination, standard laboratory testing, endoscopy, and state-of-the-art imaging. Imaging techniques - methods of producing pictures of the body - have become an important element of early detection for many cancers. But imaging is not simply used for detection. Imaging is also important for determining the stage (telling how advanced the cancer is) and the precise locations of cancer to aid in directing surgery and other cancer treatments, or to check if a cancer has returned. Together with our oncology consultants we choose the individually appropriate imaging technique, such as X-Ray, CT Scans, Nuclear Imaging (PET and SPECT), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Digital Mammography, Virtual Colonoscopy.

 

Men's health, performance and sexual well-being

Sex is an important part of life. For many men, thinking about sex starts early, often before puberty, and lasts until their final days on earth.

On one level, sex is just another hormone-driven bodily function designed to perpetuate the species. On another, it's a pleasurable activity. It's also an activity that can help cement the bonds between two people.

Sexual health refers to a state of well-being that lets a man fully participate in life and enjoy sexual activity. A range of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors influence a man's sexual health. Optimal male sexual health includes sexual desire (libido) and the ability to get and sustain an erection (erectile function). Although physiology can affect both the desire for sex and the ability to have sex, mental health and emotional factors also play important roles.

Male sexual health isn't merely the absence of disease. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get an erection or to maintain it long enough for satisfying sexual activity. Many things can cause ED, including stress, depression, relationship issues, abnormally low testosterone, damage from urological surgery, and even cholesterol-clogged arteries. In fact, it is often an early warning sign for heart disease. Men can also experience difficulties related to ejaculation, including premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, or the inability to experience orgasm upon ejaculation (anorgasmia).

Male sexual health also covers the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the assessment and treatment of male infertility.

 

The couples' fertility checkup

For many couples, the heartbreak of recurrent pregnancy loss is compounded by not knowing the cause. We focus on the role of the immune system in pregnancy and pregnancy loss, to minimize the risk of miscarriage and to achieve successful pregnancies. No two patient cases are exactly the same, therefore we work closely with each patient to discover the cause of the recurrent pregnancy loss and develop a treatment plan based on each patient’s specific needs.

We are committed to helping couples who have experienced recurrent pregnancy losses, unexplained infertility, repeated in vitro fertilization – embryo transfer failures, history of second or third trimester pregnancy losses of unknown cause, or pregnancy with a history of or active autoimmune disease.  Together with our team of consultants we work with patients to discover the cause of their pregnancy loss and help them achieve a successful pregnancy. While attempting pregnancy, we co-manage patients along with our reproductive endocrinologists and gynecologists. Once pregnancy occurs, co-management continues with our obstetricians.

 

The regenerative medicine checkup

We do a baseline analysis of your cardio-respiratory fitness and biological age, followed by desktop constellation diagnostics for a 360° overview/appreciation of your achievements and remaining goals in life. We discuss with you, what is safe and may even be done today, to extend your lifespan, to enhance your performance, to increase your vitality, to refresh your looks.

Calico the GOOGLE research platform for lifespan extension studies, estimates that we already today can add 10-15 years to our lifespan, even with enhanced vitality.

Presently, in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, there are four therapeutic strategies that are being pursued and appear “hot” and promising. The first is stem cell therapy, still in its beginnings with limitations due to unpredictable results and our lack of knowledge in re-programing stem cells and homing them in to sites of damage. The second is the replacement/transplantation of biofilms, of the skin, lung, gut, cervical/placental microbiome with beneficial bacteria in epigenetic control of gene regulation and activation. The third is young human blood/plasma transferring growth factors for organ repair and rejuvenation. The fourth is the sirtuins, endogenous repair mechanisms inside our cells that can be stimulated and overexpressed by novel medicines, foodstuffs and lifestyle changes (even by occasional fasting).

 

Concierge medicine

With a network of Swiss Leading Hospitals, academia, and private practice, we simply have the best consultants in all medical subspecialities.

 

 

Our new home in Zurich  

Welcome to Zurich Seefeld, come and visit us soon, we are ready and happy to care for you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PD Dr. med. Rainer Arendt

FMH Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Regenerative Medicine 

SWISS  PREVENTION  CLINIC
Klausstrasse 10
CH-8008 ZURICH
T +41 43 336 7260
M +41 78 825 0803
F +41 43 336 7261

rainer.arendt@swisspreventionclinic.ch

www.swisspreventionclinic.ch
www.patientcircle.org

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