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Press Releases 2020

16/12/2020 – 1st Neurosurgical Department of IASO Thessalias “1st Neurosurgical operation with the state-of-the-art intuitive system of surgical navigation StealthStation S8”

At IASO Thessalias, was carried out with great success a brain tumor removal surgery to a patient, occipital lobe lesion, using the new arrived state-of-the-art system of surgical navigation StealthStation S8 of the construction firm MEDTRONIC.

The patient came at the Clinic as an emergency case, with severe headache, dizziness and disturbed vision. He was examined by the Neurosurgeon in duty Mr. Iordanis Georgiadis, who deemed that the surgical treatment of the lesion was necessary, based on the results of the clinical and laboratorial scanning. The operation was performed by the use of the new equipment of surgical navigation, by the Neurosurgeons of the 1st Neurosurgical Clinic of IASO Thessaly Dr. Vasileios Slatinopoulos, Director and Mr. Iordanis Georgiadis, Registrar. The Anesthesiologist – Intensive Care Specialist Ms. Maria Boulovana, administered anesthetics. The patient was discharged three days after the surgery fully mobilized.

The new advanced surgical navigation system is suitable for specialized brain and spine tumor surgeries, as well as the performance of stereotactic biopsies. It is the latest neurosurgical technology providing integrated solutions for Central Neural System diseases’ treatment, with maximum safety and intraoperative accuracy. In combination with the new Pentero microscope the precise location and identification of the lesions and the safe and prompt performance of the operation are ensured, and therefore the surgical time and the hospitalization days of the patient in the Clinic are reduced to a minimum.

For IASO Thessalias, on the one hand, the high quality of the services provided and on the other hand the continuous investment in cutting edge technology, consist its main obligations towards the patients. New equipment’s supply is necessary in order our associate doctors to be able to offer to the patients’ unimpeded safe services. Its modern premises and its medical and technical infrastructure render unique its hospitalization conditions, both in Thessaly and Central Greece.

 

 

Establishment of the 1st Vascular Surgery Clinic at IASO Thessalias

IASO Thessalias committed to its mission to provide high quality integrated healthcare services, proceed to the establishment of the 1st Vascular Surgery Clinic, under the direction of the Vascular Surgeon Mr. Nektarios Galanis, ΜD, PhD, Εν. Surg (DGG) and with the Registrars Vascular Surgeons Mr. Ioannis Tzormpatzoglou and Mr. Dimitrios Tsinas.

It is a clinic of high standards, which because of the multiannual experience of its specialized and qualified partners and IASO Thessalias’s state-of-the-art equipment, covers the whole spectrum of vascular surgery – angiology, offering in both diagnostic and treatment level the most valid and complete services.

Diagnostic Services

  • Vascular Ultrasound (doppler/triplex)
  • Walk Test
  • Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography (DAS), allowing direct angioplasty (balloon/ stent)

Treatment Options

Endovascular Surgeries/ Repair (angioplasty -> balloon /stent)

  • of carotid arteries
  • of upper and lower extremities
  • of abdominal and thoracic aorta
  • of splanchnic arteries
  • of deep venous system
  • of hemodialysis’ fistulas

Open Arterial Surgeries

  • Peripheral artery bypass
  • Carotid endarterectomy usually under local anesthesia
  • Replacement of abdominal aorta and iliac artery in case of aortic and iliac aneurysm or obliterating vascular disease
  • Embolectomy in the case of acute occlusion of the vessels
  • Establishment and repair of arteriovenous communications for hemodialysis (fistula)

Hybrid Surgical Procedures

  • Open and endovascular combined procedures

Varicose veins treatment, commonly known as phlebitis

  • Classic open procedure
  • Minimally invasive and bloodless procedures
    • Laser
    • Radiofrequency (RF)
    • Endovascular glue

In case that there is no surgical or operational indication, the experienced doctors undertake advisory role and are next to their patients with maintenance treatment and regular monitoring for as long as it is needed.

The scientific group of the 1st Vascular Surgery Clinic together with the experienced nursing staff of IASO Thessalias contribute to the successful performance of extremely demanding vascular surgeries in compliance with all international safety standards and requirements and offer to patients the most initiative therapies and solutions for all venous and arterial diseases.

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IASO Creates Home Fit Home Program with Online Pilates for Pregnant Women & New Mothers

Realizing just how difficult these times are for women going through pregnancy or right after childbirth, IASO has created and offers free-of-charge the Home Fit Home Program with online Pilates classes with Mandy Persaki. Now you can stay fit before and after you have your baby!

Mandy uses special Pilates exercises, which improve posture in pregnant women and muscle toning in women who have just given birth, guides you through every step, and helps you develop your breathing, relax and have a pleasant workout.

It’s light training in the safety and comfort of your home, using everyday items you’ll find around the house!

Classes takes place twice a week, Monday and Wednesday, 18:00-19:00 via YouTube Live, starting on Monday 14/12/2020. Class duration: 50 minutes

To register for the classes, click on https://bit.ly/3oxUbcH and fill out your email to receive the link to each online class.

Before you start, check with your Ob/Gyn to make sure that you are cleared to exercise.

Excellence and Leadership in Certified Clinical Results for Institute of Life-IASO IVF Unit – A European First

In its efforts for ongoing improvement of its processes and the services it offers, Institute of Life-IASO heralds yet another significant European first, applying for the first time ever a Certified Clinical Efficiency Statistical Data and Index Verification Program to the IVF Unit. Through this Certification, it becomes yet again a point of reference in the international community of assisted reproduction centers.

In particular, it certified the data collection processes to international standards and verified its statistical indexes in terms of the efficiency of IVF services it provides, based on the age groups of women who underwent IVF and the different methods used (cryopreservation of genetic material, use of donor eggs, cryopreserved embryos, etc.).

The compliance audit was carried out in accordance with the following standards: the special standards developed in partnership with the EuroMediterranean Institute for Quality and Safety in Health Services and Temos Hellas, the exclusive representative of Temos International in Greece; the EU guidelines on criteria for quality and material statistical data validation; and the international data verification standards.

 

 

Ms. Angeliki Katsapi, Managing Director at EuroMediterranean Institute for Quality and Safety in Health Services and Temos Hellas, noted, “The validation and verification of the clinical result indexes focuses on the quality and reliability that relates to structure, origin and use of data in issuing statistical reports; specifically, to the accuracy, transparency, truth and subjectivity of data, and to comparability and cohesion.”

Mr. Eros Nikitos, Director of the Institute of Life-IASO Embryology Lab, stated, “The certified verification of the statistical data of our Embryology Lab proves in the most credible manner that we remain true to our vision, which is to give couples the greatest possible chances to make their dream come true. In addition, the quality analysis of our data allows us to present to each woman separately the actual chances she has of becoming pregnant, based on the special features of each individual case.”

The sample inspected by the qualified Institute scientists to ensure compliance with the data reliability verification processes and standards was extracted from the period November 2018 to November 2019, while verification for the 2020 data is at the final stage.

IASO Group: Named the Best Hospital in Greece. In addition, received the most distinctions, 7 in total, at the Healthcare Business Awards 2020

IASO was named Best Hospital in Greece at the Healthcare Business Awards 2020. It also won another 7 awards along with IASO Children’s Hospital for its innovative and groundbreaking healthcare services, the IASO Children’s Hospital comprehensive pediatric check-up media campaign, and its By your Side Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Ms Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), noted, “For yet another year, IASO Group has won people over. We feel truly honored and grateful. It is the teamwork of the administrative, nursing and medical staff and their hard work that is rewarded through this process. It is not a coincidence that we were able to be nominated in all the categories and even more so to have been distinguished in all of them. It is not a coincidence to have been named Best Hospital. We are very proud of our work in all areas which promote what we hold most dear, our Health, and, of course, our sense of social responsibility, especially in such difficult times.”

The awards in detail

IASO Group won the Gold Award for its By your Side comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility program, which meets the healthcare needs of our vulnerable fellow citizens in practice. Since 2015, the program has been supporting and cooperating with more than 20 NGOs and Associations and has carried out more than 3,400 pro bono surgeries, and free of charge deliveries, medical tests and consultations. On every World Health Day, the Group has been standing by the side of society with 118 offers and actions, and has held more than 125 informative speeches on healthcare for the general public. Note that IASO is a Volunteer Bone Marrow Donor Center, supporting the ORAMA ELPIDAS Association.

IASO won the Silver Award in the category for leading innovation in Obstetrics, Gynecology and IVF. Treatment of placenta percreta demands surgical experience and specialization, together with massive blood transfusion to compensate for massive bleeding during surgery. For the first time in Obstetrics/Gynecology in Greece, the Cell Saver Autotransfusion System is being used during surgery at IASO since 2019, by Mr. Stavros Fotopoulos, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Director of the IASO Surgery and Delivery Room, and Mrs. Maria Evangelia Nikolaidou, Obstetrician/Gynacologist and IASO associate.

IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital won the Bronze Award in the category for the actions and measures taken against COVID-19, for employee safety, support and information. From the onset of the Covid-19 crisis in Greece, IASO and IASO Children’s Hospital implemented and applied an integrated management plan to ensure absolute safety for all and a comprehensive Marketing & Communications strategy with the aim of raising awareness among citizens and staff. 
Focusing on the safety of patients, visitors, staff, doctors and nurses, the IASO hospitals took specific measures, in compliance with the guidelines and instructions of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, special protocols and action plans were drawn up for pregnant women and children with suspected COVID-19 infection, and special personal protective equipment (PPE) was introduced. 
The Infections Committee – chaired by Mr. Marios Lazanas, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist and Director of the IASO Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease Clinic, Ms. Maria Meliou, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist and Registrar of the IASO Internal Medicine / Infectious Disease Clinic, and Ms. Eleni Papastamouli, Midwife, IASO Head of Infections – coordinates and supervises the implementation of the measures taken against the pandemic, while it keeps associates, staff and the competent authorities informed on all the developments.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Bronze Award in the category for leading innovation for the successful innovative surgical treatment of Congenital Tracheal Stenosis (CTS) on a 10-day-old neonate. The neonate underwent surgery to have the narrowed part of the trachea removed, and reconstruction of the trachea and the right mainstem bronchus. The surgery was performed by the qualified and experienced team of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery / Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, under the Supervision of Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos; Ms. Evangelia Ntalarizou, Cardiac Surgeon; Mr. Panagiotis Sfyridis, Cardiac Surgeon; and Mr. Prodromos Azariadis, Cardiac Surgeon; and the support of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Αward in the category for leading innovation for the endoscopic treatment of pilonidal cyst with laser (E.P.Si.T. – Εndoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment) on children. The IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department applies a new high-tech surgical approach for the treatment of pilonidal cysts using endoscopic laser, with excellent results in children. As reported by Mr. Georgios Pergamalis and Mr. Arsenios Georgiadis, IASO Children’s Hospital Directors of the Pediatric Surgery Department, the EP.Si.T. technique is superior to conventional surgery for pilonidal cysts, in terms of absence of postoperative pain, shorter recovery and postoperative care time and best aesthetic results.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Award in the category for leading innovation for the successful placement of a lung valve through the jugular vein on a 12-year-old heart patient, without open-heart surgery, a first for Greece and Europe. The surgery was performed by the qualified and experienced team of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department and Hemodynamic Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Georgios Tsaousis, and under the scientific and technical guidance of Professor Vasilios Thanopoulos, top Greek Cardiac Surgeon with long experience in minimally invasive placement of lung valves. It was carried out by the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department, headed by world famous Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Silver Award in the Media and Communications category for its comprehensive pediatric check-up media campaign. This campaign has already won 4 Ermis Awards: a Gold award in the Illustration category for the visualization of the concept, and the aesthetics and style of the illustration, two awards in the Corporate Communication Advertising Campaign category, and one award in the Advertising Campaign/Project Series. In addition, the advertising campaign has received international recognition and has appeared in two issues of Lürzer's Archive (the top magazine in the advertising industry worldwide).

 



From left to right: Ms. Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer; Ms. Maria Evangelia Nikolaidou, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, IASO associate; Mr. Stavros Fotopoulos, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Director of the IASO Surgery / Delivery Room; Christina Korovesi, Head of Marketing & Communications at IASO Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic  

 



From the left to right: Ms. Maria Meliou, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist, Registrar at the IASO Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Clinic; Mr. Marios Lazanas, Internist/Infectious Disease Specialist, Chairman of the IASO Infections Committee, Director of the IASO Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease Clinic of IASO; and Ms. Eleni Papastamouli, Midwife, Head of IASO Infections  

 



From left to right: Ms. Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer; Professor Vasileios Thanopoulos, Interventional Cardiologist, Scientific Consultant of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiology Department & Hemodynamic Laboratory; Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Clinic / Center for Congenital Heart Defects; Dr. Georgios Tsaousis, Pediatric Cardiologist, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Cardiology Department & Hemodynamic Laboratory; Ms. Nancy Christopoulou, Head of Group CSR & Communications, Head of Marketing for the IASO Children’s Hospital & IASO General services and departments  

 



From left to right: Mr. Georgios Kampouroglou, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Ms. Alexandra Oikonomopoulou, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Mr. Arsenios Georgiadis, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Mr. Georgios Pergamalis, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Ms. Maria Kopanidi, Director of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; Ms. Christina-Leopoldini Dori, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department; and Mr. Georgios Kofinas, Registrar of the IASO Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department

 

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