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Cooperation between Interasco & Mediterraneo Hospital

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Glyfada, 27/03/2018

Interasco has further developed its already successful cooperation with Mediterraneo Hospital, offering for one year to all individual and / or group health insurance contacts the following benefits:

– Free Clinical Examinations and Diagnostic Tests at the Outpatient & Emergency Departments for emergencies that do not require admission
– Free Clinical Examination at Regular Outpatient Clinics
Free annual check-up for women & men & 10% discount on all special check ups
Major Benefits in case of hospitalization
Provision of a Mediterraneo MediGift privilege card to all Interasco policyholders.

Innovative modernization of the First Hybrid Surgery in Greece

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Glyfada, 17/1/2018

ClarityIQ is the new technology that recently equipped the first Hybrid operating room in our country, at Mediterraneo Hospital. Philips’ Allura Clarity Angiographic System was installed in the Hybrid Room of the Private Hospital in Glyfada, offering its specialized scientific staff the ability to treat patients with vascular, neurological and cardiac diseases even more effectively.

ClarityIQ is a revolutionary technology as it dramatically reduces the dose of radiation to more than 50%, while enhancing image quality.

This groundbreaking approach represents a great advance in imaging for invasive surgical operations and is an important tool for health professionals as it enables them to provide:

Quick diagnosis
Safe diagnosis
Therapy with a reduced dose of radiation
Greater clarity of the image during examination and operation

Mediterraneo Hospital, continuing investment in innovative scientific applications, is at the forefront of international medical developments and maintains its dedication to targeted and effective treatment of both Greek and foreign patients.

Cooperation renewal for Mediterraneo Hospital and Ethniki Hellenic Insurance

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MEDITERRANEO HOSPITAL

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Glyfada, 19/10/2017

The multi – annual cooperation between Mediterraneo Hospital and Ethniki Hellenic Insurance continues and is being upgraded in 2017, while giving the two parties the opportunity to further renew this important agreement.
The renewal of this strategic partnership ensures that all beneficiaries of Ethniki Hellenic Insurance individual or group contracts will be provided with high quality health services.

Mediterraneo Hospital is the first facility in Greece to receive the BS EN 15224 quality certification by an accredited body, which covers a wide range of medical, diagnostic and therapeutic levels. Our hospital is staffed by selected medical teams, has high quality medical technology and state-of-the-art equipment.

 

Protect your Heart Now!

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World Heart Day – PRESS RELEASE

 

Protect your Heart Now!

 

Modern cardiology and cardiac surgery have considerably progressed in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Unfortunately, statistics show, that this remains the first cause of death in the Western world where 1 heart attack occurs every 4-5 seconds.

In Greece 20.000 myocardial heart attacks occur per year of which 1 in 4 do not make it to the hospital. What are we missing and what are we doing wrong?

Prevention is the answer and this should be our motto for today’s World Heart Day.

Cardiovascular disease does not just happen.

It builds up through the years from risk factors that we often overlook or don’t recognize. Smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, high cholesterol and diabetes are vital. These symptoms take effect gradually and are often detected after the first cardiovascular incident. 

Measures of prevention:              

  • Quit smoking. Smokers actually  live 13-14 years less than the non-smokers.              
  • Mobilize yourself – get up from your chair. 60 minutes of intense physical exercise per week, reduces incidents of cardiovascular disease by 30%.·
  • Control your weight.              
  • Regulate your blood pressure.
  • Keep on normal levels your cholesterol and diabetes with the guidance of your doctor.

Even if we believe we are in a low-risk factor group for cardiovascular disease, the best prevention is visiting a Specialized Cardiologist.

MEDITERRANEO HOSPITAL: Το Πρώτο Πιστοποιημένο Νοσοκομείο κατά BS EN 15224 από διαπιστευμένο φορέα

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ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ, 15/03/2017

MEDITERRANEO_UKAS_CERT_BS GR 15224-smΤο MEDITERRANEO HOSPITAL πάντοτε στην πρώτη γραμμή των υπηρεσιών υγείας υψηλού επιπέδου, ανακοινώνει την απόκτηση του πρώτου στην Ελλάδα πιστοποιητικού BS ΕΝ 15224 από διαπιστευμένο φορέα.

Το πρότυπο BS EN 15224 αποτελεί το Ευρωπαϊκό πλαίσιο προδιαγραφών για την ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή συστημάτων διαχείρισης στις υπηρεσίες υγείας προκειμένου να ανταποκρίνονται με επάρκεια στις ειδικές ανάγκες και τις ιδιαίτερες συνθήκες των υπηρεσιών υγειονομικής περίθαλψης.

Η εφαρμογή του προτύπου BS EN 15224 διασφαλίζει περαιτέρω την υψηλή ποιότητα παροχής υπηρεσιών υγείας και αποτελεί βασικό εργαλείο στα χέρια του Mediterraneo Hospital  για τη συνεχή βελτιστοποίηση των λειτουργιών του με σκοπό  την παροχή σύγχρονης και εξατομικευμένης φροντίδας.

Κατά τη διάρκεια της  πιστοποίησης, εξειδικευμένη ομάδα εμπειρογνωμόνων και επιθεωρητών με διεθνή εμπειρία, συνάντησε έναν άριστα δομημένο οργανισμό, με σύγχρονες εγκαταστάσεις και ιατροτεχνολογικό εξοπλισμό.

Ταυτόχρονα διεξήχθη επιτυχής επιθεώρηση επαναπιστοποίησης κατά ISO 9001: 2015. Το Mediterraneo Hospital είναι ήδη πιστοποιημένο κατά TEMOS για τις υπηρεσίες του προς τους Διεθνείς ασθενείς.

Το σύνολο των πιστοποιήσεων αυτών αποτυπώνουν με τον καλύτερο τρόπο την δέσμευση του Mediterraneo Hospital για παροχή υπηρεσιών υγείας διεθνών προδιαγραφών.

World Osteoporosis Day

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Press Release, 20/10/2016

 

osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of many medical issues in the recent years that concern the whole civilized world. It is defined as the decrease of the bone mineral density that affects the structure of the bone and increases the risk of spontaneous fracture. Osteopenia is the asymptomatic condition where there are no fractures involved.

It is known that at least 33% of women will suffer of low bone density mineral after the age of 48 due to menopause, while 20% of men will  sustain one or more fractures after the age of 50 due to poor bone quality.

Major risk factors to develop osteoporosis are considered family history, small body frame, unbalanced diet with low amount of calcium and vitamin D, excessive alcohol and cigarette smoking use, high caffeine intake, inactive lifestyle, hormone imbalances due to thyroid or menstruation problems, long term therapy with glucocorticoids, anticoagulants, anti-seizure medications, contraceptives, anti-inflammatories, antineoplastic and PPI medications.

Awareness and prevention is the best strategy against osteoporosis. Although some risk factors cannot be changed there are several that can be reduced or even eliminated in order to prevent osteoporosis. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, proper exercising and specific anti-osteoporotic medications can increase the bone quality. Osteopenia can and must be treated before it is developed to osteoporosis.

Early diagnosis along with proper treatment by a Specialized Physician can contribute to a controlled progress of the disease without complications.

The Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease Department of Mediterraneo Hospital, under the supervision of Dr. Constantinos Tsevdos M.D., M.Sc., provide the latest knowledge and techniques regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis as well as other metabolic bone diseases.

 

To request an appointment at the Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Department call at +30 210 911 7000

 

Τμήμα Οστεοπόρωσης και Μεταβολικών Νοσημάτων των Οστών

Mediterraneo Hospital

Τηλέφωνο για ραντεβού :2109117000, εσωτ:710

A novel cardiac operation by the Mediterraneo Hospital “Heart Team””

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TAVI

A few days ago a transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was performed with absolute success -and for the first time in Greece- using the SYMETIS transcatheter aortic valve at Mediterraneo Hospital. Minimal access technique with a small surgical incision was used. The operation was performed on an octogenarian male who had previously been operated on with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting by the same team 13 years ago.

Decision to proceed with the transapical approach was dictated by the multiple comorbidities (pulmonary disease, peripheral vascular disease), old age, previous successful operation and the lack of peripheral vascular access (which would enable the more conservative percutaneous transcatheter implantation).

The successful operation was performed at the Hybrid Operating Theater of Mediterraneo Hospital which is a combination of a Cardiac Surgery Operating Theater and a fully equipped Interventional Cardiology Laboratory. Dr. Matthew Panagiotou, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Director of Cardiac Surgery Department and Dr. Athanasios Magginas, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Director of Cardiology Department and their respective teams made the procedure possible.

After the successful procedure, Mediterraneo Hospital belongs to an international group of hospitals with an increasing experience, being able to offer the full range of surgical and interventional options for the treatment of aortic valve disease.

Delivery of medicines and medical supplies to the Social Pharmacy of the Elliniko – Argyroupolis Municipality

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User comments

Glyfada, 17/02/16

There was a great response of Mediterraneo Hospital staff to the call for medicines concentration for the Social Pharmacy of the Elliniko – Argyroupolis Municipality. We have all sent a powerful message of solidarity. Medicines and medical supplies were delivered on Wednesday, 17th February at the Social Service facilities of the Municipality and will be available to our uninsured and financially weak fellow citizens.

 

Organ donation, a magnanimous act

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SurgeryThe 39-year-old A.F., admitted in Mediterraneo Hospital on March 1st, 2015 with severe cerebral hemorrhage offered the present of life to six people.
Respecting her wishes, the relatives offered her organs for transplantation after her clinical diagnosis of brain death.
The process was coordinated by the National Transplant Organization in cooperation with the head of the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Mrs. Maria Petraki.
The medical team from Palermo, Italy, received the lungs, the team from the General Hospital “Evangelismos” the kidney, the team from “Ippokratio” in Thessaloniki received the liver and, finaly, the team from G.N.A. “G. Genimatas” received the corneas.
The received organs were successfully transplanted as follows:
• Her liver to a 16-year-old girl
• Her one kidney to a 49-year-old woman
• Her second kidney to a 33-year-old man
• Her lungs to a 53-year-old woman in Palermo, Italy
• Her corneas in patients with eye problems.
One of the corneal transplant procedures took place at Mediterraneo Hospital, by the Director of Ophthalmology Department, Dr. John Mallias.
What an act of selflessness in times of great selfishness.

Assisting the Metropolitan Social and Medical Health Unit of Elliniko – Argyroupoli

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Mediterraneo Hospital is always there to cater to the ever-increasing needs of vulnerable social groups and it therefore endorses efforts the Metropolitan Social and Medical Health Unit, which the Municipal authorities of Elliniko/Argyroupoli have established, makes.
It is to that end that Mediterraneo Hospital shall be offering the following services through the end of 2012:
• Two (2) digital mammograms on a monthly basis
• Five ( 5 ) physicals, i.e. check-ups, on a monthly basis
• 40% discount for consultations with its outpatient department surgeons, cardiologists, orthopaedic and internal medicine experts.
• 40% discount for diagnostic tests and exams at the outpatient department.