General Information

A fully equipped, model General Surgery Department operates within the Athens Euroclinic. It is staffed by experienced, qualified and highly trained medical and nursing personnel. Focusing on patients and aiming at individualized clinical care, the General Surgery Department covers all surgical needs, ranging from diagnosis and preoperative evaluation to treatment and regular postoperative care.

The top scientific level and long experience of the medical staff, coupled with their systematic postgraduate training on the latest surgical techniques, ensure the strong competitive edge of the Athens Euroclinic General Surgery Department.

Services

The Athens Euroclinic General Surgery Department handles multiple scheduled and emergency cases 24/7. The operations performed include the entire range of general surgery procedures, from minor to complex, as well as minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery procedures.

The Department specializes in:

  • Trauma surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Hernia surgery (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, ventral and postoperative hernias)
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Pancreatic & hepatobiliary surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery (esophagus, stomach)
  • Large bowel surgery for benign and malignant conditions
  • Surgery for anal disorders (hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, abscesses, fissures)
  • Obesity surgery
  • Skin and soft tissue surgery
  • Robotic surgery

The Athens Euroclinic surgeons aim at safe, proper and efficient management of all surgical conditions, in line with the latest international guidelines, leading to minimal postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization (ODC) and faster return to daily life.

Surgical oncology is at the core of the General Surgery Department activities. The multidisciplinary medical team is formed by the attending physician, and depending on the individual needs of each patient, it consists of a general surgeon, as well as other specialists, such as an oncologist, an anatomic pathologist, a radiologist and a radiotherapist. All these professionals work together to offer suitable, customized and fast assessment and treatment to oncologic patients. Depending on the nature of the disease or the patient, the attending physician may refer the case to the Oncology Council.

Diagnosis for neoplasms is either performed through biopsy or through surgical excision, using the most advanced equipment, which ensure speedy processes and diagnostic accuracy, in line with the strictest international medical protocols.

The treatment plan is formulated based on individualized treatment for each patient. The disease is treated in cooperation with a team of medical specialists, aiming at offering a comprehensive approach to patients and the most suitable surgical technique.

Medical Infrastructure & Technology

The Athens Euroclinic has 8 modern operating theaters, which are equipped with all the latest technology medical devices, ensuring the highest safety standards. The Hospital is also equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment devices that ensure fast, safe and reliable diagnostic tests, monitoring of incidents, and effective treatment using the latest interventional methods.

The Hospital further boasts an ultrasound department, a modern digital MRI scanner and a latest technology CT scanner, which ensure optimal imaging results. The digital mammography system and breast MRI used by the Breast Center contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign breast tumors. State-of-the-art endoscopic equipment – such as latest generation endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and towers – are used for diagnosis and treatment of certain tumors.

The Athens Euroclinic is one of the few private hospitals in Greece where robotic surgery techniques are being implemented since 2008. The expert scientific team has successfully performed a large number of procedures and has participated in a plethora of relevant educational activities.

The advanced da Vinci Surgical System offers very accurate, stable and precise movements, allowing surgeons to perform minimally invasive techniques even for the most complex procedures. It can be used for all laparoscopic procedures, as well as a large number of traditionally invasive procedures. It assists in performing minimally invasive, woundless procedures, requires less anesthesia time compared to conventional methods, carries an extremely low risk of inflections and complications, minimizes postoperative pain and hospitalization time, and offers faster recovery and return to daily activities, as well as an excellent aesthetic result.

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