IASO Thessaly has a well-equipped Department of Neurosurgery that is capable of effectively dealing with the whole spectrum of central and peripheral nervous system disorders.
The Department of Neurosurgery operates with the support of state-of-the-art medical technology and provides diagnostic and treatment services, conservative or invasive, on a daily basis.
Diseases may include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injuries
- Brain tumors
- Spinal tumors
- Vascular diseases of the brain and vertebral column
- Degenerative spinal disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Functional Disorders (epilepsy, spasticity, dystonia)
Division of Functional Neurosurgery
Neuromodulation techniques are applied to functionally intervene in diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
The following diseases are therapeutically approached:
- Movement Disorders
- Neuropsychiatric conditions
- Chronic Pain.
Invasive Chronic Pain Management Clinic
The Clinic therapeutically approaches a wide range of conditions that are complicated by the progress of chronic pain. The conditions treated include:
- Chronic back pain
- Post-operative pain after spinal surgery
- Cancer pain
- Pain following spinal injuries
- Pain following nerve roots and grid damage
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Postherpetic Neuralgia
- Pain in multiple sclerosis patients
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and burning syndrome
- Thalamic post-stroke syndrome
- Phantom limb syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy-induced pain.
Modern minimally invasive chronic pain management may include:
- Use of topical anesthetics
- Use of neurolytic agents
- Spinal facet joints disorders
- Implantation of permanent and stable drug delivery systems
- Spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neurostimulation with implantable devices
- Motor cortex stimulation
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Endoscopic adhesiolysis following lumbar spine surgeries.