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 International Day for Children

At IASO Children’s Hospital your children’s health is in the best hands!

Prompted by the International Day for Children (11 December 2015), IASO Children’s Hospital, caring for your children’s health, offers you visits to pediatric specialists at the nominal price of 10€ each.

Parents will have the opportunity to have their children examined by an Orthopedic specialist, an Ophthalmology specialist, an ENT specialist and a Nutrition specialist, at the nominal price of 10€ for each specialty.

The offer is valid for all those to schedule an appointment by calling at +30 210 6383070 – 2 by Friday 18 December 2015.

Please note that the offer is only for a limited number of people, on a first-call, first-served basis.

 

For more Press Information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou at the Commercial Department of IASO Group-IASO Children’s Hospital, tel.:+ 30 210 6383917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital and Athens Heart Surgery Institute, under the direction of the world-renowned Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Giorgos Sarris, holder of multiple scientific distinctions (Harvard MD, PhD, FACC, FACS, FAHA, FCTS, FETCS), is now the only Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece certified according to the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association and numbers amongst the few certified Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Centers throughout Europe.

High quality healthcare services are the main priority for IASO Group. Dr. Sarris, Chief of Athens Heart Surgery Institute, who, as of July 2013, has undertaken the establishment and direction of the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital, has been applying a strict quality assurance program on all pediatric cardiac surgeries performed by his team, for many consecutive years. Within the context of this multilateral program, the data of every pediatric cardiac surgery performed at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital by Dr. Sarris and his team, are unfailingly reported to the Congenital Database of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association.

Even more significant and completely indicative of the exceptionally high-level surgeries performed by Dr. Sarris is that, like only a handful other European pediatric cardiac surgeons, he voluntarily submits the results of his surgeries for inspection by competent independent reviewers of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association, in order to assure the quality of the surgeries and the accuracy of the statistical results. The aforementioned practice is a standard voluntary procedure for Dr. Sarris’ team, and this certifies and confirms his acknowledgement by the entire scientific community for the high-level pediatric cardiac surgeries he performs.

The intensive procedure of investigating and certifying the surgical results delivered by Dr. Sarris’ team was successfully completed and, on 3 November 2015, Dr. Zdzislaw Tobota, Technical Director at the ECHSA Congenital Database, awarded Dr. Sarris the relevant Certificates of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association for the Accreditation of Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries.

At IASO Children’s Hospital, thanks to our top medical and fully trained nursing staff, your child’s health is in the best hands! In this state-of-the-art pediatric hospital, in a pleasant, friendly, peaceful but primarily safe environment, specially designed to treat pediatric cardiac patients and accommodating cutting-edge medical equipment as well as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), one of the most sophisticated ICUs in Europe, our only concern is to treat our young patients in the best way possible. With the valuable assistance of the Emergency Department, IASO Children’s Hospital stands by you at whatever time, to take care of what you hold most dear…your child’s health.

 

From left to right: Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Product Manager at IASO Children’s Hospital, Mr. Charalambos Mameletzis, Vice-President of IASO’s Board of Directors, Mr. Nikolaos Hakim, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Registrar at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital, Dr. Giorgos Sarris, Chief of the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital, Mr. Panagiotis Zografos, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Registrar at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital (at the back), Ms Natassa Filoxenidi, Pediatrician-Intensivist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at IASO Children’s Hospital (at the front), Mr. Eleftherios Protopappas, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Registrar at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at IASO Children’s Hospital, Ms Christina Tampourea, Commercial Director at IASO Group.

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group-IASO Children’s Hospital, tel: +30 210 638 3917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

World childhood obesity day

Our little friends have the opportunity to undergo anthropometric measurements (body composition analysis, local-area body fat measurement, subcutaneous body fat measurement and body fat distribution pattern determination) in order to estimate their basic metabolic rate with the assistance of the state-of-the-art machine Body Composition Tracking System (The BOD POD S/T) exclusively owned by IASO’s Nutritional Support & Dietetics Center.

In addition, IASO Children’s Hospital, caring for all children’s comprehensive treatment, offers a visit to a team of specialists comprising a Pediatrician, a Pediatric-endocrinologist, a Clinical Nutritionist-Dietician and a Psychologist at the Department of Pediatric & Adolescent Obesity at IASO Children’s Hospital, aiming to the prevention and management of Childhood Obesity. Under the guidance of the team of specialists, effort is put on the nutritional education of the children and their families, for the prevention on the one part and the therapeutic intervention in cases of established obesity on the other.

IASO Children’s Hospital, in its continuous expression of love and care for the children, offers the above screening tests at the nominal price of 50 Euros.

Moreover, should further exams be required and no EOPYY (Greek National Organization for the Provision of Healthcare Services) health booklet is held, a 50% price reduction shall apply.

The offer is valid for all those to call at +30 210 6383070–2 & 210 6383917 and schedule their appointment by Monday 30 November 2015.

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group-IASO Children’s Hospital, tel +30 210 638 3917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

World diabetes day – a special offer for a visit to the department of pediatric diabetes and pediatric endocrinology at IASO Children’s Hospital

Pediatric-juvenile diabetes mellitus (JDM) is globally diagnosed in more than 200 children on a daily basis and in 120 Greek children annually, and shows increasing incidence trends over the last 30 years.

The Department of Pediatric Diabetes and Pediatric Endocrinology at IASO Children’s Hospital offers the most comprehensive management of Diabetes Mellitus. It helps young patients with newly-identified diabetes to adjust to the diabetes-induced changes in their family’s life, achieve all treatment goals and perform all exams required for their regular monitoring. At the same time, the Department educates the parents on how to manage and deal with their children’s emotions, thusly alleviating their concerns.

Children with diabetes and their families experience hard times given they have to check their blood sugar levels throughout their life, adjust their daily nutrition program and take insulin many times a day in their effort to achieve satisfactory diabetes control.

IASO Children’s Hospital, continues to express its love and affection for children and offers a visit to the Scientific Team of the Department of Pediatric Diabetes and Pediatric Endocrinology, which closely cooperates with a Pediatric psychologist, at the concessionary price of 65 Euros.

The offer is valid for all those to schedule their appointment by calling at +30 210 6383070 – 2 & 210 6383917 by Monday 30 November 2015.

 

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group-IASO Children’s Hospital, tel: +30 210 638 3917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Successful FREE OF CHARGE cardiothoracic surgery in a 13-month-old infant with severe cyanotic congenital heart disease (cCHD) of extreme Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) type

IASO Children’s Hospital and the Congenital Heart Defects Center at IASO Children’s Hospital show their social awareness once more and stand by all those children in need of medical assistance by providing top quality healthcare services. At IASO Children’s Hospital, we ‘listen’ to the heart of each and every child, and driven by our strong sense of responsibility and social contribution, we immediately respond to all needy hearts.

Dr. Georgios Sarris, Chief of the Congenital Heart Defects Center at IASO Children’s Hospital, described the challenging case he faced:

‘During her neonatal period, a 13-month-old young patient was diagnosed with severe cyanotic congenital heart disease of extreme Tetralogy of Fallot type [double outlet right ventricle (DORV) with almost complete pulmonary atresia and severe branch stenoses and hypoplasias]. Despite the advised surgical procedure for the timely repair of the condition, neither was the surgery performed nor was the patient under cardiac monitoring, due to particular family and social issues.

Consequently, the infant resulted in a marginal clinical condition of severe cyanosis and cardiac cachexia. The consultation the family received by several other centers regarded only to palliative treatment as a first stage management and not to a repair surgical procedure. However, this palliative treatment would also require a second cardiothoracic surgery in the future, thusly multiplying the risks for the child’.

Following a thorough clinical assessment, Dr. Sarris determined a single-stage only repair surgery necessary, despite the major technical challenges the strategy involves, to immediately obliterate the cyanosis and minimize the overall risk for the child.

Subsequent to the applicable pre-operative preparation at IASO Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sarris and his team, carried out the overall surgical repair of the congenital heart defect with great success. At the specialized Pediatric Cardiac-surgery Intensive Care Unit at IASO Children’s Hospital, and under the full support and guidance of the Pediatric cardiac-anesthesiologist Specialist, Mr. Chrysanthos Alexopoulos, the patient’s post-operative course was excellent.

Having fully recovered at the well-organized and perfectly equipped Pediatric Cardiac-surgery Clinic, the young patient returned to her everyday activities with a healthy heart.

The gratefulness expressed by the family was very warm. In particular, the little patient’s grandmother stated: ‘When our child was admitted to IASO Children’s Hospital, her chances of surviving were low. Supported by Chief Dr. Georgios Sarris, his team and the entire nursing and administrative staff, but mostly thanks to their love, one month later, we are discharged healthy and strong. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you’ve done for my granddaughter’.

 

For more Press Info, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou at the Commercial Department of IASO Group – IASO Children’s Hospital, tel.:+ 30 210 6383917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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