Blood collection at your Home

APC Kathmandu and Pokhara Branch started a new FREE* service of collecting the blood sample from your home. If due to any reason you cannot go to clinic or hospital for blood test, don't worry, we will come to your door step to collect the sample. Reports can be E-mailed to you or later you can collect from the clinic. Keeping in mind the aging population in Kathmandu and Pokhara and increase in Traffic, sometimes going for blood test is not an easy task. Specially if you have an old relative and who have difficulty coming out of house or climbing stairs or getting into vehicle, then going for a blood test becomes even more a great trouble.
 
As a part of our "Personalized Medical Care" and making every service convenient to our patients, we started to provide FREE* Home Sample collection.

How it works?
All you need to do is call us at one of our numbers. Tell us what tests are required. Provide necessary information, specially the location, where our staff need to visit for sample collection. Our staff will then fix a date and time of visit to your Home and collect the sample at given time. Then you need to pay for only the Lab Test. Collection service is FREE*. Then your sample will be tested at our Pathology Lab which is the most reliable medical lab, with Zero Error Results. Then we can e-mail you the Lab Reports and/or you can collect the results from our clinics.

Just call us for more details.

FREE*: sample collection service is FREE provided the amount of Test is more than NPR 1000.00 (One thousand). For example, if your required tests are Fasting Blood sugar, PP blood sugar and HbA1c, the cost of these tests exceed NPR 1000, then sample collection visit to your home is FREE. In case, the test costs are below NPR 1000 then Home Sample Collection charges apply. Discounts on tests are not eligible in case of home sample collection.

 

Breast Cancer Screening by Ultrasound

Women between age 40 to 60 are most prone for Breast Cancers. It is one of the leading cause of death in Women at early age.
The Cancer Society of all Countries recommend every woman must screen for Breast Cancer every year between age 40 to 50 and every two years between age 50 to 60.
If detected early all Breast Cancers can be completely cured. But once the cancer spreads it is almost impossible to cure it and will ultimately lead to death.

How to screen for Breast Cancer?
So far, the most recommended Breast Cancer screening has been Mammography done every year between age 40 to 50 and every 2 years between age 50-60. This is well-established Cancer Screening diagnostic test in developed countries. But in recent years after development of more and more efficient Ultrasound machines and technologies, Breast Ultrasound is gradually replacing the Mammogram. Moreover, in developing Countries like Nepal, the availability of Mammogram is difficult and because of its high cost, affordability is also an issue.

Recently, the research and studies have revealed that Breast ultrasound is as accurate as Mammogram on detecting Breast Cancers, and lot of centers in the World, specially in developing Countries have started doing Breast Ultrasound as a screening tool for Breast Cancers.

More and more studies and research now have proven that Breast Ultrasound is equally effective in Breast Cancer Screening and it is doesn’t have any physical discomfort nor any radiation hazard as in the case of Mammography.
Specially, for women age between 30 -40 years, whose breast tissue are dense, Mammogram is not as accurate in detecting cancers and Breast Ultrasound is more effective and accurate in diagnosing Breast Cancer for young women.

We personally prefer Breast Ultrasound for breast cancer screening, because of its ease and comfort to women, safety and as well as its equal accuracy in comparing with Mammogram and no radiation hazard.

For an appointment of Breast Ultrasound or Gyne Package (which includes Breast Ultrasound) or Gynecology Consultation CLICK HERE

True Story on how Valentines' Day Saved a Life

6 years back a loving husband Mr. Rajeev Pradhan (name changed) decided to gift something different to his wife Neha (name changed) on Valentine’s Day. They have been traditionally giving gifts on this day every year and soon they ran out of new ideas. So Rajeev came up with the idea – why not gift a health check up package? As they just crossed 40 years and never have screened for their health status, they decided it was a brilliant idea to undergo Routine Health screening.  Rajeev shared the idea with his wife Neha, and she instantly agreed.

On 14th Feb 2010, both Rajeev and Neha underwent Executive Health Checkup package at Advanced polyclinic. During the check up, Neha was found to be healthy, but Rajeev’s report revealed a rare disease known as “Aortic Aneurysm” at the abdominal part of the Aorta (the major and largest blood vessel of the body). Aortic Aneurysm is enlargement (dilatation) of the aorta more than 1.5 times the normal size and may rupture any time. If ruptured, causes massive internal bleeding and rapid death.

 

 

Rajeev was then referred to a vascular surgeon, and surgery was advised.  He was thus planning for surgery and was deciding where might be the best place and hospital.

Then while he was at work, all of a sudden his Aneurysm Ruptured (burst).

Massive internal bleeding started. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, and only because his aneurysm was  already diagnosed, doctors could quickly diagnosed the ruptured aneurysm and was immediately operated and his life was saved.

Even in developed counties like America and Europe only 10-15% of people survive a ruptured aortic aneurysm. 85-90% die. In developing Countries like Nepal , almost 100% will die from Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm. But Rajeev was lucky. Just because thinking different and gifting different in Valentine’s Day, his life was saved.

Then just recently, 6 years after his surgery, Rajeev and Neha again came for a Health package (executive health check up). Rajeev is doing just fine, alive and kicking.  We at Advanced polyclinic were so happy how a simple gift on a Valentine’s Day saved a Life! What better a gift can be than this?

 

 

Online Appointment

Now Appointment with a Doctor has become more convenient and in your hands!

You can now book your appointment for all our services online.

YOU choose the date and time that is appropriate for YOU with any service or any of our doctors. Automated E-mail will be send to you and our Reception. Make sure to provide a correct telephone number and our receptionist nurse will call you back to reconfirm the appointment. That's it!

We value your time and you choose when you want the service! Our Quality Objective is to provide the service with 15 minutes of waiting time. Waiting it the most unpleasing thing for everyone.

Just click here and get your appointment when YOU want.

Choose which of our clinics you want to visit Kathmandu or Pokhara. Then choose the service and doctor. Then choose YOUR day and YOUR time! Can't be more easy than this!!!

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Advanced Polyclinic

Kathmandu Clinic:
Pani Pokhari/Lazimpat (opposite to Japanese Embassy)
TeL:(977-1) 4431078, 4443386

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S&S Complex, New Road (100 meters North from City Hall)
Tel: (061) 522984, 522985

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