A successful cochlear implant surgery was recently performed at the Pediatric Clinic of IASO Children’s Hospital on a two-year-old child. The 45-minute procedure was realized via minimal access surgery (MAS) with the assistance of specially designed instruments. The incision length was particularly small – 1.5 cm. It is worth mentioning that the young patient was hospitalized only for a few hours. The cochlear implants are widely used and assist in the restoration of hearing in patients with serious to severe sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The special procedure was performed by Mr. Nikolaos Marangos, Professor of Otolaryngology, collaborator at IASO Children’s Hospital.
IASO Children’s Hospital is constantly developing and enriches its specialist services towards children by establishing specialist centers such as the Vascular Anomalies Center, Cranio-Maxillofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Center. Emphasis is placed on the One Day Surgery, aiming to minimize hospitalization time for children.
IASO Children’s Hospital is accommodated in a state-of-the-art building, right next to IASO Maternity Clinic and runs on a 24-hour basis. It operates as an approved clinic by almost all private insurance companies and EOPYY (Greek National Organization for the Provision of Healthcare Services).