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.


It is a modern technique of surgical treatment of herniated disc that can be applied to all areas of the spine.

The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia using an endoscope which allows the surgeon to directly visualize the surgical field by means of a screen. The endoscope is inserted into the area of the hernia and the part of the disc that presses nerve roots, causing symptoms of pain and numbness. is removed.

Endoscopic discectomy is almost bloodless, less painful, while the patient can return the same or the next day to his or her home.



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