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14/05/2021 - 1st Neurosurgery Clinic, IASO Thessalias:  A small neurosurgery miracle in a brain injury procedure

A young female patient, 40, presented at the Emergency Department of IASO Thessalias due to lowered level of consciousness and vomiting episodes. Once evaluated by the Internist of the 1st Internal Medicine Clinic, Mr. Athanasios Brouziotis, she was taken to the Medical Imaging Department for an emergency brain CT. The scan revealed a large, chronic subdural hematoma in the right cerebral hemisphere, as well as an ipsilateral acute subdural hematoma, exerting pressure on the brain parenchyma, which required emergency surgery.

The patient was evaluated by the neurosurgeon, Mr. Iordanis Georgiadis, Registrar at the 1st Neurosurgery Clinic, IASO Thessalias, and was admitted for emergency surgery, with the assistance of Ms. Eleftheria Toutounopoulou, anesthesiologist. After surgery, the patient was transferred to the IASO Thessalias ICU for gradual awakening and was transferred to a ward for further monitoring on the following day. The patient was discharged 4 days later, fully mobile and without any neurological deficits.

Subdural hematomas of the brain are critical for the life of patients and must be evaluated immediately by specialists. Treatment involves surgery, aiming at optimal and fast decompression of the brain from the blood that exerts pressure on it. For such a case to be treated successfully it requires a neurosurgeon to be present in the operating room, assisted by the latest, state-of-the-art medical equipment available at IASO Thessalias.

07/05/2021 - IASO Thessalias: 1st Pulmonology Clinic & Dedicated Departments

The IASO Thessalias 1st Pulmonology Clinic, headed by Andreas Dimoulis MD, PhD, Pulmonologist / TB Specialist, is a well-organized department, staffed with doctors who receive ongoing training and have long experience in the entire range of respiratory conditions. The excellent collaboration between the Clinic doctors and the other healthcare professionals at IASO Thessalias guarantees the best possible diagnostic and treatment results, in the fastest possible times.


The 1st Pulmonology Clinic, is fully equipped with the latest medical technology and can treat acute and emergency conditions of the respiratory system, including:

  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Special and other infections of the lower respiratory tract
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations
  • Bronchial asthma exacerbations
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pleural effusion


Medical services are available 24/7 for pulmonary medical emergencies, while Dedicated Clinics also operate for the treatment of special conditions of the lungs:


Head Physicians: Leila Sicha, Spyros Karagiannis

Opening hours: every Monday, 9:00-13:00

Office 22, Ground Level


Head Physician: Andreas Dimoulis

Opening hours: every Wednesday, 9:00-13:00

Office 21, Ground Level


Opening hours: daily, by appointment

Office 21, Ground Level


Opening hours: daily, by appointment

Office 22, Ground Level


Head Physician: Georgios Kapotsis

Opening hours: every Wednesday, 15:00-18:00

Pulmonologists’ Office, 3rd Floor, Internal Medicine Clinic


Opening hours: daily, by appointment

Office 22, Ground Level

10/03/2021 - IASO Thessalias: First unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in Greece using the NAVIO 7 robotic-assisted system


The IASO Thessalias 1st Orthopedic Clinic for Robotic Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System successfully performed the first unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in Greece, using the NAVIO 7 robotic system, headed by Mr. Konstantinos Makridis, MD, MSc, PCaosD, PhD (certified robotic system user) and Mr. Miltiadis Georgousis, MD, MSc, PhD (certified robotic system user)

The procedure was performed on a 49-year-old patient, who suffered from severe osteoarthritis in the medial compartment of the knee. Symptoms included intense pain and varus knee, rendering any physical activity very painful. Using 3D imaging and mapping the problem and anatomy of the knee perioperatively, implants were only placed in the affected area with maximum accuracy (medial compartment of the knee, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty).

The kinematics, axis and function of the knee were greatly restored and the patient was able to walk on the afternoon of the same day. He was discharged 24 hours later and was even able to walk down the Hospital stairs unassisted.

16/04/2021 - IASO Thessalias: Orthopedic Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery of Large Joints and Spine

 As part of the efforts to continuously update the services it offers, IASO Thessalias has established the 3rd Orthopedic Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery of Large Joints and Spine, welcoming the outstanding associates Antonios Tsangalis, Konstantinos Vavliakis, Stylianos Chaidemenakis, Dionysios Paridis, Polykarpos Kiorpelidis, Panagiotis Karakitsios and Konstantinos Karamichos, who will staff the Clinic, offering their long experience and scientific expertise.

The scientific associates of the Clinic boast internationally recognized surgical experience in:

  • Difficult primary arthroplasty procedures
  • Revision of total hip and knee arthroplasties
  • Shoulder and elbow arthroplasties
  • Arthroscopic surgery of joints
  • Adult spine surgery


The aim of the 3rd Orthopedic Clinic and its qualified scientific staff is to offer optimal management and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, restoring the functionality of patients so they may return to their social, professional and sports activities as fast as possible.

The long clinical experience of the doctors in conventional and modern medical techniques guarantees the high success rate of procedures. They are assisted in their task by cutting-edge medical technology and the experienced nursing and auxiliary staff of IASO Thessalias.

18/02/2021 - IASO Thessalias: New state-of-the-art medical equipment for diagnosis and staging of cancer patients

The fields of Pulmonology and Oncology have gone through an actual revolution in the last 10 years in terms of diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The introduction of new diagnostic techniques and new treatment protocols has radically changed the way we treat patients with new chest lesions.

True to its vision and mission to provide quality healthcare services with dedication and professionalism, IASO Thessalias responded to the demands of modern medical practices and the needs of patients by installing the revolutionary high definition SONART SU-1 endoscopic ultrasound system by FUJIFILM Europe, aiming to secure well-rounded diagnosis and staging of patients with lung cancer, based on the latest medical standards. The new equipment includes an endoscope for invasive endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and the ground-breaking Soluscope SERIE 1 system for cleaning and disinfecting the endoscope.

By carrying out a single and safe diagnostic test within the endoscopy lab, we can now perform diagnosis and staging of the disease at the same time, limiting the need for a mediastinoscopy, which is performed in the operating room, is technically complex and may result in complications. The exam is performed under either twilight or general anesthesia, which also makes it less stressful for the patient.

After adding this endobronchial ultrasound to its arsenal, IASO Thessalias has already successfully performed a series of diagnostic and invasive exams on cancer patients. From the moment of diagnosis and staging until the optimum treatment of neoplastic diseases, patients receive the most well-rounded care, assisted by specialists within a well-structured Oncology Council and with the help of other available services (Medical Oncology Unit / Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy & Oncology Department / Radiotherapy).


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