Tehran Province, Iran

Mehr General Hospital

  • 1946Foundation year

  • 300Beds

Overview

Mehr Hospital was established in 1946 on Amirieh Street in Tehran with the efforts of the late Dr. Mohammad Ali Sadr and some of his friends, all of whom were reputable physicians. However, in order to meet the needs of the hospital, it was transferred to the current location on Zartosht Street in 1962. During the past years, the hospital has been expanding and is now one of the oldest, largest, most equipped, and well-known private hospitals in Iran. As the first private hospital of Iran, Mehr Hospital was established in 1946 on Amirieh Street in Tehran with the efforts of the late Dr. Mohammad Ali Sadr and some of his friends, all of whom were well-known physicians. The hospital was transferred to the current location on Zartosht Street in 1962. Mehr Hospital is one of the oldest, largest, most equipped, and well-known private hospitals in Iran and the Middle East. As a first-class hospital in terms of ranking and accreditation, Mehr Hospital, with about 300 beds in various specialized and subspecialized wards and equipped paraclinical groups, serves the honorable people of Iran. Mehr Hospital Clinics Mehr Hospital has the largest specialized and subspecialized clinical complex amongst the private hospitals of Iran. This therapeutic complex is operational every day of the week from morning until afternoon, and specialists and subspecialists in all disciplines and prominent professors of universities are present and ready to welcome visitors. Mehr Hospital Imaging Center The Imaging Center of Mehr Hospital is equipped with X-Ray, color and Duplex ultrasound, 64-slice CT scan, and MRI. It is operational round-the-clock. Ultrasound- and CT scan-guided interventional procedures are performed at this center. Education and Research in Mehr Hospital Mehr Hospital operates in education and research. Physicians and faculty members of universities use the facilities of this hospital for education and research. In addition to weekly conferences for doctors and nurses and training courses for improving management quality, the hospital also holds retraining courses in various disciplines and different fields and hence contributes to continuous medical education. The conference hall, library, and Internet center of the hospital are in the service of physicians and active staff for training and upgrading knowledge and information. It is a pleasure that, after more than seventy years since its establishment, Mehr Hospital is now one of the most renowned and respected private hospitals in Iran and a leading provider of medical services. Over one hundred and fifty specialists, many of whom are professors in Iranian reputable universities, are treating patients with the utmost compassion and commitment. Pathology and Cytology Laboratory Pathology Department: Microscopic examination of the body tissues and fluids and cancer diagnosis was launched in 1945 in Mehr Hospital. This department has 3 pathologists and 15 active and experienced staff. The following pathology and cytology tests are available at this 1. Immunohistochemistry 2. Molecular genetics of tumors 3. Oncology tests 4. Infectious disease testing through PCR 5. Tests on resistance to cancer drugs. Mehr Hospital is one of the few hospitals equipped with the genetics laboratory. The laboratory is located on the ground floor of the hospital and is dealt with genetic factors and diseases that are genetically transmitted to the fetus as well as the causes of genetic disorders. The services provided by this unit are Clinical genetics and genetic counseling, Identifying the causes of infertility and frequent abortions, Cytogenetic lab, Molecular genetics lab, Metabolic unit, Prenatal diagnosis, Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) lab, Pharmacogenetics, Genetics counseling before marriage, before pregnancy, and during pregnancy, Genetic counseling, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of metabolic diseases and neuromuscular diseases, Genetic and diagnostic counseling for various types of mental retardation and skeletal disorders, Prenatal genetic and diagnostic counseling, Prenatal genetic diagnosis, Postnatal genetic diagnosis, Prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities through amniocentesis, Prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities using maternal blood (NIPT), Preconception and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Preimplantation gender determination, Neonatal metabolic screening, Genetic study of causes of familial cancers, Genetic study of causes of unknown diseases (NGS), Gender determination of the fetus in the eighth week using the mother’s blood Paternity testing. Endoscopy The Department of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy of Mehr Hospital with over 20 years of work experience and with the presence of gastroenterologists and the best modern medical equipment is ready to provide diagnostic services to respectable clients. Endoscopy services are provided for inpatients and outpatients as soon as possible with the highest quality. According to the on-call gastroenterologist viewpoint, emergency patients are giving priority to various endoscopies in the first 24 hours. The services provided in the endoscopy department include: · Diagnostic upper GI endoscopy · Therapeutic upper GI endoscopy including hemorrhage control; polypectomy and mucosectomy; esophageal varices banding; stenosis dilatation; and stent insertion · Lower GI endoscopy and diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy including polypectomy and mucosectomy; stenosis dilation; stent insertion; and hemorrhage control · Upper GI endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) including staging of esophagus and stomach tumors; detection of submucosal lesions nature; staging of pancreatic, biliary tract, gallbladder, and peritoneal tumors; diagnosis of biliary tract stones and gallbladder sludge · Lower GI diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) including staging of rectal and sigmoid tumors; detection of submucosal lesions nature; examination of fistula and perianal abscess · Therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) including FNA and sampling of tumors of pancreas, biliary tract, and posterior peritoneum and mucosal lesions; celiac block; drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts · Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP including the excision of biliary tract stones, stent insertion in case of biliary obstruction in pancreas and biliary tract malignant tumors, dilatation and insertion of stents in benign stenosis, stent insertion in bile leakage after gallbladder surgery, and stent insertion and stone removal from the pancreatic duct · Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) · Slimming balloon insertion Nuclear Medicine The Nuclear Medicine Center of Mehr Hospital was established in 2008, using the best facilities available to serve patients. Procurement of nuclear medicine services, with up-to-date devices and techniques and committed and experienced doctors and staff, is the main objective of this center. Imaging with radiopharmaceuticals: Imaging with gamma-ray radiating radiopharmaceutical is performed by a gamma-ray machine. After administration of radiomedicine to the patient, the invisible gamma-ray emitted by the patient is prepared as an image. This imaging technique is called scintigraphy. Scintigraphies (scans) available at this center are: · Cardiac perfusion scan (MIBI/Thallium) to examine ischemia, myocardial infarction, and cardiac muscle viability · Whole body bone scan for bone metastases, primary bone tumors, osteomyelitis, osteonecrosis, occult bone fracture, sport medicine, and metabolic bone diseases such as hyperparathyroidism and renal osteodystrophy · Lung perfusion scan for pulmonary embolism and quantitative · Renal scan (for evaluation of perfusion, function, urinary obstruction using lasix, urine reflux, determination of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), monitoring renal hypertension, renal transplantation for ATN and rejection) · Static renal scan with DMSA labeled radiomedicine for examining pyelonephritis, renal scar, determining functional renal tissue, and ectopic kidney · Thyroid scan to examine the function of thyroid nodule, suppressed TSH in euthyroid patient with thyroid nodule, and study of nodules function in multidolodular goiter · Parathyroid scan in a patient with hyperparathyroidism · Liver and biliary tract scan to examine cholecystitis, bile leakage after cholecystectomy, biliary atresia · Liver and spleen scan to examine liver function (cirrhosis), examination of liver and spleen space-occupying lesions, accessory spleen · RBC scan to diagnose hepatic hemangiomas and gastrointestinal bleeding · Gastric emptying scan to diagnose diabetic gastroparesis · Meckel’s diverticulum scan · Whole body scan with MIBI or thallium to record tumors or metastases · Lacrimal duct scan to check lacrimal duct stenosis or obstruction (dacryoscintigraphy) · Lymphoscintigraphy in breast cancer, melanoma, and lymphoedema · Salivary gland scan to examine cysts, tumors such as warthin tumors, infections, and inflammatory lesions, and Sjogren syndrome · Scanning of Octreotide somatostatin receptors for neuroendocrine tumors and modular carcinoma Treatment: Hyperthyroidism, differentiated cancers with iodine 131 Bone Densitometry Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a common method for measuring the amount of bone density in the body. In this method, the amount of bone mineral in every square centimeter is measured. It gains a relative measure of bone mineral density but does not measure the actual bone density. The indirect measurement of osteoporosis in patients is the clinical application of BMD. Bone densitometry is the method by which one can determine the hardness of the bones.

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