From Monday 19th July, the level of protection offered to our clients and team at Preventicum remains unchanged. Clients visiting the clinic will be asked to wear a face mask and our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE in line with national infection control guidance for all healthcare facilities.

Dr Sundip Patel MB BCh MRCP, Consultant Cardiologist

I just wanted to feed back to you that in all my years as a Cardiologist I have never seen such a comprehensive health assessment report as I have seen today on one of our mutual patients, Mrs X. I was truly impressed with the detailed assessments you undertook but...

Danny Dolan, Managing Director, China Post Global.

“Premises were pristine and corporate. More importantly, the medical staff were excellent - knowledgeable and really cared. Very helpful after-service too, with referrals and further advice going above and beyond. I would recommend Preventicum and particularly Dr....

Simon Pegg

I came in for my Elite screening and could not have had a more pleasant and relaxed experience. The staff are so kind and helpful and the facilities are truly exceptional.”  Simon Pegg

Case studies

Here are a selection of case studies

Thyroid Cancer

A 28-year old male came for an Ultimate Assessment at Preventicum.  He was concerned about his general wellbeing and had found it challenging to access care locally due to the coronavirus pandemic.  He was feeling very tired and had been experiencing longstanding night sweats.  His full blood count and inflammatory markers were normal, but during ultrasound examination of his carotid arteries he was noted to have an abnormal looking lymph node in his neck.  An urgent letter was shared with his local hospital where he was being investigated for a mouth ulcer.  The lymph node was biopsied, and he was later diagnosed with a medullary carcinoma (cancer) of the thyroid gland.  This led to surgery to remove the thyroid gland and 50 additional lymph nodes to clear the cancer and reduce the risk of spread.  He is currently recovering from this procedure and is grateful to have discovered this through his Preventicum assessment and to have had the chance of curative surgery.

Case study – Pancreatic tumour

‘A managing director in his early 30’s attended an Ultimate Assessment in general good health… an MRI scan of his abdomen revealed a large mass in his pancreas. He was referred to a pancreatic surgeon for further investigation where it was decided he should have the tumour surgically removed.’ 

A managing director in his early 30’s booked in for an Ultimate Assessment at Preventicum in general good health and with no symptoms. The assessment included an MRI scan of his abdomen which revealed a large mass in his pancreas. This mass looked benign on MRI scanning, but he was nevertheless urgently referred to see a pancreatic surgeon for further investigation.  The images were reviewed at a multidisciplinary team meeting attended by doctors from various specialities and it was decided that he should have an ultrasound-guided biopsy. The histology came back suggestive of a neuroendocrine tumour. There was no evidence of malignancy, but as neuroendocrine tumours do have a propensity to turn malignant particularly when larger, it was decided that he should have his tumour surgically removed.  He then underwent a removal of part of his pancreas and his spleen. Histology confirmed the tumour to be a solid, very rare type of pancreatic tumour even rarer in men. It predominantly occurs in young females in their 30s and accounts for about 1% of all tumours of the pancreas. It is a very uncommon tumour, but has an excellent survival. They have been known to spread, but a cure is normally achieved if the disease is confined to the pancreas at diagnosis.  This was a very interesting case because the tumour was benign at diagnosis, but did have the potential to become malignant if left undetected in this very young man with no symptoms.

Case study – Large abdominal aortic aneurysm

‘A fit and healthy orthopaedic surgeon in his late 60’s visited for an Ultimate Assessment… A large abdominal aortic aneurysm was revealed. He was referred immediately to see a vascular surgeon who performed an urgent repair through the main artery of his leg. Normally, large aortic aneurysms remain undetected with sudden death being the first symptom.’ 

A fit and healthy orthopaedic surgeon in his late 60’s visited Preventicum for an Ultimate Assessment, He was known to have high blood pressure. The health assessment revealed a large abdominal aortic aneurysm which is a ballooning of the major artery running down the centre of the abdomen.  This was a very large aneurysm with a high risk of rupturing, measuring 7cm across and was also seen on the ultrasound scan. He was referred immediately to see a vascular surgeon who performed an urgent repair to the aneurysm through the main artery of his leg. Normally, large aortic aneurysms remain undetected with sudden death being the first symptom.  Five years on, this client is doing very well, having made a good recovery with follow-up monitoring revealing the aneurysm to be fully repaired.

Case study – Prostate cancer

‘A company chairman in his late 50’s came for his regular Preventicum Ultimate Assessment after a gap of five years. He had no symptoms or health issues but his PSA (prostate specific antigen) was slightly higher than expected… further testing including prostate biopsies revealed localised cancer of the prostate.’ 

A company chairman in his late 50’s running a very large company came for his regular Preventicum Ultimate Assessment after a gap of five years.  He had no symptoms or health issues, but it was noted that his PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test was slightly higher than expected particularly when compared to his previous readings at Preventicum.  The PSA was higher than the predicted trend and he was advised to follow this up. He duly went to see a urologist who carried out further tests including prostate biopsies which revealed localised cancer of the prostate.  Following a total prostatectomy (removal of his prostate) the cancer was confirmed as localised. He has made a full and complete recovery as the tumour was detected before it could spread.

Case Study – Large Brain Aneurysm

‘A property director in his early 40s with generally good health, had an Ultimate Assessment. MRI brain scans showed a large brain aneurysm measuring approximately 11mm across. The pros and cons of intervention were thoroughly discussed and considered, including coiling the aneurysm versus open surgery.’ 

A property director in his early 40s booked an Ultimate Assessment, he had no symptoms and was in generally good health.  Amongst many other tests, the assessment included an MRI brain scan and specific images of his intracranial arteries. The results of these scans showed that he had a large brain aneurysm measuring approximately 11mm across, and we immediately referred him to a leading neurosurgeon who performed a catheter angiogram to examine the anatomy of the aneurysm in more detail.  Interestingly, in the year before visiting Preventicum, he had seen a neurologist who had carried out an MRI brain scan, but the aneurysm had not been seen. The pros and cons of intervention were thoroughly discussed and considered, including coiling the aneurysm versus open surgery to the aneurysm. The latter was decided on and the surgical repair was a great success.

Case study – Coronary Artery Disease

‘During his assessment, he was found to have high blood pressure, his ECG was significantly abnormal and his blood results revealed he had high cholesterol… within 48 hours a cardiologist had performed a cardiac CT revealing a dangerous blockage in the main artery taking blood to his heart.’ 

A building developer in his late 50s booked a Preventicum health assessment and mentioned a four-week history of chest pain during exertion. During his assessment, he was found to have high blood pressure, his exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) was significantly abnormal and his blood tests revealed he had high cholesterol.  He was urgently referred by his Preventicum doctor to a consultant cardiologist, who saw him within 48 hours and performed a cardiac CT scan revealing a dangerous blockage in the main artery taking blood to his heart.

Following immediate admission into hospital, the client underwent an emergency primary angioplasty procedure to open the blockage and two stents were put into his main coronary artery.  He subsequently made an excellent recovery and was put on long term medications to control his blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Prior to his Preventicum assessment, this client had a very high risk of having a sudden, fatal heart attack.

Case Study – Chiari 1 Malformation

‘A HR director in her her early 40s came for an Ultimate Assessment with a tingling sensation in her hand and face… MRI scans revealed that the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.’ 

A HR director in her early 40s came to see us for an Ultimate Preventicum health assessment and during her initial consultation, complained of tingling sensation over the fingertips of her left hand, neck and part of her face.  Her detailed consultation also revealed that she had been seeing a chiropractor who had been manipulating her neck. Her MRI scans revealed an unexpected finding in the bottom part of her brain; some of the brain tissue had extended into the spinal canal.  In effect, the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.

This fluid in the spine (syringohydromyelia) extended the distance of twelve vertebra. We referred her urgently to a neurologist who then liaised with a neurosurgeon and she was advised to avoid any further manipulation of her neck.  The best course of action was decided to be a spinal decompression procedure to take the pressure off her spinal column. This was very successful. The client returned several years later and was doing very well with no symptoms.

Private & Corporate client testimonials

Here are just some of the kind words our clients have had to say about their experience at Preventicum

Edward H

“I went to Preventicum to satisfy my parents’ concern that I had made a full recovery from a recent operation. Dr Savin was concerned about a small itchy mole on my thigh and advised me to see a dermatologist. Once I had the biopsy result it seems that time was of the essence. The mole was a melanoma diagnosed at the earliest stage and it was successfully removed. I would sincerely like to thank Dr Savin personally… it is no exaggeration to state that one day at Preventicum may have saved me...

Tom McGinness

"The check-up has changed my lifestyle and I feel much happier because of it." Tom McGinness

G.H. (A Preventium private client)

‘’Just a quick note to thank you for the fantastic treatment my wife and I received at Preventicum.  Had I not come to you I would quite likely not have discovered there was anything wrong until the kidney tumour was at an advanced stage. Coming to you has been the best of all "investments", and I cannot thank you enough. I cannot quantify the feeling of relief I have as a result of your good work.’’ G.H.

Theo Paphitis

"A health assessment at Preventicum helps to identify any future risk as well as current health problems. A welcoming and highly professional team provides you with a thorough medical and same day results in excellent surroundings. I have no hesitation in recommending Preventicum to anyone looking for additional peace of mind." Theo Paphitis

Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE

"I booked myself in for a full-body MOT for my own peace of mind and didn't expect anything significant to be detected, since I've always been very healthy and certainly didn't have any symptoms. My check-up was far more thorough than I had anticipated, and the doctors detected a brain aneurysm as a result of my MRI scan. This came as a complete shock to say the least. Luckily, thanks to Preventicum, it was detected early enough to be successfully treated and I was back at work less than 3...

Kyte Group

"Very impressive." David Kyte, CEO, The Kyte Group

Anton Bilton

"Thank you for looking after me last week. It’s a superbly professional operation that you run, and I'm always delighted to come." Anton Bilton

Lorraine March

"I personally was very reassured by my health check and I am grateful to you as you have probably saved my husband's life. Thank you."  Lorraine March

Simon Bentley

"A genuinely premium service of value." Simon Bentley

Matt Dawson MBE, Ex-England rugby player and Patron of Beating Bowel Cancer

"Health and fitness have always been close to my heart and I try to ensure that I perform to my maximum potential in whatever activity I happen to be doing, from rugby to dancing and even cooking! Having lost my grandfather to bowel cancer and watching my mother suffer from the same disease, has made me all the more aware of how vital it is to take an active role in looking after ourselves. This also led me to become involved with the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. After all, we are responsible...

Emma Forbes, Television and Radio Presenter

"I think it is an amazing service – you feel totally pampered whilst very secure with the highest technology and best level of health service I have ever had – a total top to toe reassurance and help with maintaining health – great peace of mind." Emma Forbes, Television and Radio Presenter

RSM UK

“A colleague introduced me to Preventicum and we subsequently selected the clinic as a key provider of medicals for our partners, based on its thorough health assessments and excellent client services. Before working with Preventicum I did not appreciate just how valuable this benefit would prove to be – a true life saver.” Martin Rodgers, Senior Partner

Goodwin

"Our philosophy is that the thought of having a serious illness may be scary, but we know that the earlier the detection the better chance of a cure. We owe this our work colleagues and their families who constantly depend upon us. We found the Preventicum Check-Up to be extremely thorough and would recommend it to other companies looking for a comprehensive medical with all results available on the same day." John Goodwin, Chairman - Goodwin

Europe Arab Bank

"Ensuring the health and well-being of our employees is very important for us. As part of our overall approach to this, the comprehensive Preventicum medical screening service for our Executives provides the highest level of screening and preventative care. We have found the whole experience to be professionally managed and efficient, from administration through to the same day feedback everyone receives following their health screening. I would recommend Preventicum to other organisations...

Enstar Group

"Excellent, professional, informative, friendly” are the frequent feedback comments from our Executives. In our experience Preventicum’s quality of service is of the highest standard and in my view they provided a first-rate facility and service and I have no hesitation in recommending them most warmly to businesses looking for a quality Executive Health Screen provider." Ashley Holmes, Director of Human Resources

Egon Zehnder

“At Egon Zehnder, we protect our consultants in a number of ways, including offering regular health assessments at Preventicum. It is proven that a healthy workforce produces better results so by encouraging our consultants to have regular assessments, we are ensuring we have a healthy, motivated team in place. In our competitive profession, we don’t take the health of our consultants for granted. We feel comfortable knowing that we are protecting the health of both our employees and our...

Stephen J. Cox

"The best all round medical I have ever had. The whole team are professional, thorough and take time to explain every procedure and result. I recommend Preventicum without reservation - don't put off the decision. DO IT!"

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CANCER 30 GENE PANEL

Overview

All of us have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next. This is because certain gene mutations can be inherited.

Perhaps the most commonly talked about are the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, where mutations can indicate increased risk of developing breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian cancers.

The 30-gene Pan Cancer Panel test from Everything Genetic, examines BRCA1 and BRCA2 and an additional 28 genes which can also indicate risk in the areas of uterine, colorectal (bowel) and stomach cancer.

Why have this test?

Knowing you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have the appropriate regular screening and investigations. Many mutations are known to be hereditary; if you have a mutation, there is a 50% chance that your siblings and children will have it too.

What genes are tested?

Genes APC, ATM, BAP1, BARD1, BMPR1A, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CDK4*, CDKN2A(p14ARF), CDKN2A(p16INK4a), CHEK2, EPCAM*, GREM1*, MITF*, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, NBN, PALB2, PMS2*, POLD1*, POLE*, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, SMAD4, STK11, TP53.

What does the test involve?

This test is a simple saliva test that you can do in the clinic on the day of your assessment, or in your own home of you prefer – we do not need a blood sample. If you choose to add this test after your health assessment, you will receive a kit in the post with clear instructions on taking your sample, together with all the paperwork you need to sign and post to Everything Genetic.

How long does reporting take?

Once your sample is received at the US laboratory, it will be sequenced, and your genes analysed. A report is then generated, usually within 5 weeks of the laboratory receiving your sample.

How will I get my results?

Your Preventicum doctor will explain the process in your consultation, and you will also have a counselling session with a consultant (usually the day after your Preventicum assessment) so you understand this fully before consenting for the test.

Once your genes have been analysed, you will be sent your results from Preventicum. If there are any positive findings you will also be contacted by a Consultant Geneticist to discuss these, the implications, and next steps. If the results are negative but you still wish to discuss these further, a consultation can be arranged at no extra charge.

Discussing your results with a geneticist and Preventicum doctor will help you to:

  • Understand your risks
  • Monitor your health
  • Consider your lifestyle or diet
  • Protect your family

MUSCULOSKELETAL MOVEMENT SCREEN AND STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACHING

Overview

Preventicum have partnered with Pure Sports Medicine (PSM), world-class sport and exercise medicine specialists to offer a musculoskeletal movement screen together with strength and conditioning coaching. PSM’s team will work with you to prevent, diagnose, treat and manage any injuries, bringing a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to your health management.

Why have this test?

  • If you have an existing injury such as back or joint pain.
  • You want to improve or start a new exercise regime.
  • You are trying to improve your lifestyle.

What are the benefits of this screen?

  • Helps you to prevent injury and become injury resistant
  • Improve your ability to resist ailments
  • Improve and optimise your performance in your chosen sport

What can I expect?

This hour-long session starts with a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist consultation to determine injuries, exercise history and video gait analysis. All sessions are tailored to the individual and look at relevant lifestyle factors with a clinical assessment of any injuries.

Following this, you will meet a strength and conditioning coach for a full body movement screen and in-depth strength assessment, using a mix of gym equipment, clinical tests, and hand-held strength testing for specific muscle groups.

You will leave with a management plan including any recommendations for further treatment and a letter from your physiotherapist, detailing your findings from the day will be included in your Preventicum final report.

ESSENTIAL

Consultation with a Preventicum doctor
Lasting up to 50 minutes, you will have the opportunity to discuss your current health, medical and family history and any concerns you may have.

Detailed physical examination with a Preventicum doctor
An examination of the eyes, ears, mouth, throat, heart, lungs, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system and skin. In men we examine the groin, testes and prostate* (over 50) and in women we perform a breast examination and gynaecological examination and smear if required.*
*With consent and chaperone if requested.

Vital observations
Height, weight, BMI, resting heart rate, blood pressure

Over 45 blood tests and urine analysis
Including a full blood count, comprehensive cholesterol profile, liver and kidney function tests, bone profile, iron studies, inflammatory markers, thyroid function in women, HbA1c (diabetes test), vitamin D, and PSA on men over 50 years.

Ultrasound examinations
We scan the carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, uterus and ovaries in women and the prostate in men.

Echocardiogram
A non-invasive ultrasound examination using high-frequency sound waves to create detailed pictures of your heart. We look at the structure and function of your heart including the valves and can record dynamic changes within this moving organ to see how the heart is managing blood flow around the body.

Resting electrocardiogram (ECG)
ECG is used in diagnosing many electrical heart abnormalities and can help to show if there is the possibility of significant coronary artery disease.

Spirometry (lung function test)
Spirometry is used to determine lung function and to help to detect lung disease.

Body Composition Analysis
The InBody 720 provides a detailed, highly accurate map of body composition, including visceral fat, using 30 impedance measurements.

Audiometry (hearing test)
This test measures the sensitivity of your hearing across a range of different frequencies.

Tonometry (glaucoma/eye test)

Results consultation
The opportunity to go through your results from the day with your Preventicum doctor and discuss further management and referrals as needed. Please note that some of the results take slightly longer to analyse and will be available in your final report.

Preventicum Lifestyle Prescription
A bespoke lifestyle prescription covering the key areas of nutrition, sleep, exercise, relaxation and environment, to help you optimise your health and wellbeing.

Follow-on consultation
This 20-minute virtual follow-on consultation will take place 6 months after your assessment or at a time of your specification.

For more information, please see our brochure.

ELITE

Consultation and physical examination with a Preventicum doctor
Lasting up to 60 minutes, you will have the opportunity to discuss your current health, medical and family history and any concerns you may have. Your doctor will also carry out a physical examination of the eyes, ears, mouth, throat, heart, lungs, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, gastrointestinal system and skin. In men we examine the groin, testes and prostate* (over 50) and in women we perform a breast examination and gynaecological examination and smear if required.*
*With consent and chaperone if requested.

Vital observations
Height, weight, BMI, resting heart rate, blood pressure.

Over 50 blood tests and urine analysis
Including a full blood count, comprehensive cholesterol profile, liver and kidney function tests, bone profile, iron studies, inflammatory markers, thyroid function, HbA1c (diabetes test), vitamin and mineral profile including vitamin D, and PSA on men over 50 years.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI scans of your brain, heart, central arteries and organs of the abdomen and the pelvis as well as a whole spinal scan including your cervical, thoracic and lumber spine. Our two, state-of-the-art MRI scanners are equipped with ‘in-bore’ technology, ambient lighting and a choice of music or film to create an immersive audio video visual experience.

Ultrasound examinations
We scan the carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bladder, uterus and ovaries in women and the prostate in men.

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
Preventicum are the first UK clinic to introduce this test as part of a screening health assessment. Stress echocardiography uses specialist ultrasound imaging combined with the exercise stress test to show how well your heart muscle is working to pump blood to your body, and it is most often used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing of the coronary arteries. The test assesses heart function and structure, and can diagnose underlying heart disease.

Resting electrocardiogram (ECG)
ECG is used to diagnose electrical heart abnormalities and can help to show if there is the possibility of significant coronary artery disease.

Spirometry (lung function test)
Spirometry is used to determine lung function and to help to detect lung disease.

Pure Sports musculoskeletal movement screen and strength & conditioning coaching
A consultation and movement screen with a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Pure Sports (on-site) to determine injuries, exercise history and gait analysis. A sports coach will then take you through an in-depth strength assessment using a mix of gym equipment, clinical tests, and hand-held strength testing for specific muscle groups.

Body Composition Analysis
A detailed, highly accurate map of body composition, including visceral fat, using 30 impedance measurements.

Audiometry (hearing test)
This test measures the sensitivity of your hearing across a range of different frequencies.

Tonometry (glaucoma/eye test)

Radiologist consultation
A results consultation with one of our highly experienced consultant radiologists. A virtual tour viewing hundreds of your MRI scan images, including a video of your beating heart and you will be given a USB of your images to take away on the day.

Results consultation
The opportunity to go through your results from the day with your Preventicum doctor and discuss further management and referrals as needed. Please note that some of the results take slightly longer to analyse and will be available in your final report.

Preventicum Lifestyle Prescription
A bespoke lifestyle prescription covering the key areas of nutrition, sleep, exercise, relaxation and environment, to help you optimise your health and wellbeing.

Follow-on consultation
This 30-minute virtual follow-on consultation will take place 6 months after your assessment or at a time of your specification.

For more information, please see our brochure.