The following are available: eye examination, visual field, perimetry, orthoptic assessment, OCT (ocular computed tomography), instrumental diagnostics, which are also paid for by the National Health System.
An interview with dr. Roberto Spolaore
Blue Medical Service is a state-of-the-art medical-physiotherapy facility in the orthopedic, traumatological and rheumatic functional rehabilitation sector. The Center makes use of sophisticated technologies and qualified personnel in continuous training, able to provide the most modern rehabilitation techniques for orthopedic and post-traumatic pathologies.
The collaboration and trust of specialists in the orthopedic and trauma fields gives us a high level of experience for the recovery of the following cases:
What is allergy?
Allergy is an exaggerated response of an individual towards allergens (foreign substances) that are present in the environment where we live, such as: pollens, molds, insects, or towards substances that we introduce with food (food allergens).
The symptoms of allergy are various: sneezing, burning eyes, nose itchiness…. There are various types of allergic diseases:
Allergy is typical of our times; it is increasing in frequency and affects at least eight million Italians. Treatment may be administered by:
Psychiatry is the specialistic branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders from a theoretic and practical point of view. Psychiatry may be defined as a “discipline of synthesis”, since pursuing and maintaining mental health, which is the main aim of psychiatry, is obtained by taking into consideration various fields: medical-pharmacological, neurological, psychological, sociological, juridical, and political.
In particular, compared to psychology, psychiatry is often more inclined to identify a mental or psychological disorder as deriving from an anomalous physiological functioning of the central nervous system.
Psychology is the science studying psychic and mental processes, in their conscious and subconscious components, by means of a scientific method and/or based on an intrapersonal subjective perspective. Said study, therefore, deals with a patient’s intrapsychic processes, with individual and group human behavior, and with the relationships between the patient and his/her environment.
Psychology differentiates from psychiatry: the latter is a medical discipline, focused on the treatment of psychopathological disorders, even though both share clinical psychology and psychotherapeutic treatments.
Diabetology deals with the diagnosis and management of diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition characterized by a chronically high level of blood glucose (hyperglycemia), caused by a deficit in secretion or activity of insulin, or more often of both. Furthermore, diabetes is an insidious and poorly symptomatic disease, which often becomes manifest only late. In order to reduce complications, an early and aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach is essential.
The most common diseases related to diabetology are:
Senology is the branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the breast. In the past senology was established as a mainly female specialty and was linked to Gynecology. Nowadays, owing to sensitization and screening programs aimed at the early diagnosis of tumors, it involves more and more specialistic branches, from endocrinology to radiology, oncology and pathological anatomy.
It is not a “specialty” acknowledged by a specific school, but in the last 20 years various educational initiatives have been undertaken to perfection and officialize this specialistic branch, especially in the oncological field.
The Urology outpatient clinic deals with the diagnosis and treatment of male and female disorders of the urinary system (kidneys, ureters, bladder), and with disorders of the male reproductive system.
It is also possible to perform the following types of surgery:
Physiatrics deals with the recovery or treatment of the outcomes of various types of diseases: traumatological, orthopedic, rheumatological, neurological, ENT, respiratory, urological, cardiological, dermatological, angiological.
Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with the study of glands of internal secretion and of hormones in relation to their nature, production and action. Glands of internal secretion are those that release their secretive product (typically but not necessarily a hormone) into circulating fluids: thyroid, parathyroid, hypophysis, epiphysis, thyme, adrenal glands, endocrine pancreas, testicle interstitial gland, ovary interstitial gland.
An endocrinologist deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the glands of internal secretion present in the human body and the various diseases that these glands may cause.
Which are the diseases more often treated by an endocrinologist?
Andrology is typically a multidisciplinary science, involving urological, endocrinological and dermatological fields, and not only does it deal with sexual dysfunctions and infertility, but it is also a valid help in the field of prevention, by improving the patient’s lifestyle and correcting behavioral errors that may compromise sexual health.
An andrological evaluation is aimed at the diagnosis of the main andrological disorders such as: erectile dysfunctions, premature ejaculation, varicoceles, phimosis, a short frenulum, or monitoring the evolution of an already diagnosed disorder.
An ENT evaluation is a medical examination which has the aim of detecting diseases of the ear, nose and throat and other organs of the head and neck district.
A physical examination evaluates the state of health of these complex organs which, although well distinct one from the other, are often functionally correlated and may present with associated disorders, such as inflammation, infections and tumors.
The tests which may be performed after physical examination and aimed at evaluating, for example, possible surgery are:
A dermatological evaluation is a specialistic evaluation which allows checking – in a non-invasive and painless manner – your skin’s state of health, diagnosing any diseases or monitoring previously diagnosed disorders for which the patient is being treated.
All skin disorders can be examined with a dermatological evaluation, and namely nevus anomalies, skin eruptions, the presence of hives, vesicles, angioedema; you can also consult a dermatologist if you have symptoms such as itchiness, red skin, changes in your skin appearance.
Some of the most common skin disorders are dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, eczema, hives.
A dermatology outpatient clinic also treats pediatric skin disorders, skin ageing, skin neoplasms, and skin allergies.
A dermatological evaluation is also indicated for the diagnosis and treatment of hair and scalp disorders.
Following skin examination, further diagnostic procedures may be necessary, such as for example nevus mapping by means of dermoscopy.
An interview with dr. Erika Briscik.
Vascular problems (distension and narrowing) affect arteries and veins of the whole body. These issues, when concerning the arteries, are known as arteriopathies and can develop progressively but without any particular symptoms. Therefore, the issue will be detected only when it is already in an advanced stage.
Specialistic evaluation and aimed tests allow diagnosing the problem and modifying the natural history of the disease, which, if neglected, can cause serious complications such as: strokes, ischemia, or hemorrhages due to the rupture of an aneurysm.
Angiology specialistic evaluation concerns the study of the two sectors of blood circulation: arterial and venous. The purpose is to treat an already evident disorder, but also to prevent potentially fatal complications of vascular diseases that have not yet become evident.
Gynecology and Obstetrics are the two clinical specialties dealing with: a woman’s health (Gynecology), a woman’s health and that of her baby until childbirth (Obstetrics).
In our facility the following diagnostic and preventive procedures are performed:
Besides the following instrumental/diagnostic tests:
The heart is the most important organ of our body. Thanks to the heart, oxygen is transmitted throughout our body and enables us to breath and in one word: to live. Cardiology deals with this tireless muscle, which in a lifespan beats an average of 3 billion times, by means of prevention, diagnosis and, when necessary, therapy.
A cardiological examination is the first contact or the continuation of a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure and represents the essential basis for the diagnosis and treatment of a cardiological issue. The doctor listens to the patient and then examines him. A cardiological evaluation is usually completed by performing an electrocardiogram.
A cardiological examination is fundamental for the diagnosis and treatment of the main heart diseases among which: hypertension, ischemic cardiopathy, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, heart valve diseases or patients with valve prostheses. Furthermore, patients who do not have known diseases are referred to outpatient heart clinics, because they need the cardiologist’s opinion for symptoms such as: chest pain, exertion or at rest breathlessness (dyspnea), fainting (syncope) or dizziness, palpitations or asthenia.
Occupational medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with safeguarding the health and safety of workers in the work environment.
Traditionally it deals with:
BREATH CLINIC- THORACO-PULMONARY ECHOGRAPHY
A thoraco-pulmonary echography is one of the diagnostic tests included in the procedure concerning “the study of breath”.
This diagnostic test is scheduled together with other tests and always after a lung or ENT evaluation, in cases of dyspnea that may be caused by:
A thoraco-pulmonary echography is today an important tool in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases, and has interesting applications in evaluating a patient with respiratory symptoms and in particular with dyspnea, and in differentiating between cardiogenic and respiratory dyspnea. In these cases a pulmonary echography should be considered an extension of a heart echography, in a comprehensive ultrasound evaluation of the chest.
One must remember that a pulmonary echography can provide determinant information in clinical pictures that are not easy to interpret. In particular, in recent emergency times, it has been used for monitoring the state of:
A chest echography is in any case surely indicated in those situations where it is preferable to avoid exposure to ionizing radiations, as in pregnancy and in the pediatric age. (The data obtainable with a thoraco-pulmonary echography can avoid a patient’s exposure to ionizing radiations. Irradiation with a thoracic CT scan corresponds to that of about 400 chest X-rays, but even a simple chest X-ray may, in carriers of a vulnerable genotype as the mutation BRCA1-BRCA2, double the risk of breast cancer).
The doctor performing this diagnostic test has received specific training.