Spinal Cord

This Section was established thanks to the cooperation of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons dealing with the whole spectrum of spinal surgery.
This is one of the largest, in terms of patient volume, spine clinic, that with the induction of the 1st intraoperative CT Scan in Greece in its technological pallet, “O-ARM” of Medronic, is considered the most well established pioneering unit.Degenerative Disc disease: Operating on degenerated discs of the spinal column.
Lumbar spine and neck problems are most common today, constituting both a major issue, a cause of daily pain as well as a handicap for many patients.
There actually is a great variety of techniques available to help manage such problems, always depending on individual patient status. All modern techniques are applied in our Department: physicals are run and patients consult with physicians so as to choose the most appropriate technique as well as the right timing to have an operation.

Monitoring and managing extensive kyphoscoliosis
Revisits and corrections to extensive percutaneous spondylolisthesis reduction along with non invasive percutaneous techniques are applied

  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spondyloplasty
  • Root infiltration
  • Spondylodesis
  • Catheter placement

Compromised root and marrow stenosis:

Spinal foramens are surgically decompressed. For chronic pain there is the option of guided injection onto the roots to modify the sense of pain and alleviate symptoms.

Vertebral body tumors:
They are either surgically removed by capitalizing on scope technology has to offer or they may be managed percutaneously, in selected cases and mostly when dealing with metastatic foci causing pain or disfigurement.
Percutaneous management is possible by destroying the tumor through the use of bone cement or, otherwise, by using Radiofrequencies.

Spinal column fractures:
They may be managed either through open surgery or percutaneous kyphoplasty depending on indications and individual patient symptoms.

SPINAL CORD OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Emergency Dept.:
It responds to Emergencies round the clock
Regular Outpatient Dept.:
To make an appointment, please call the Secretariat at +30 210 911 7000, ext. 710 & 730

“Not just good medical treatment is important, but all the details. Encouraging smile, good communication, the feeling of being cared for as a person”

Anders N., July 2013, Norway

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