History - Mission - Objectives

History

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The "Papageorgiou" Hospital Organization includes, among others, the "Cardiac-Thoracic-Vascular" Surgery Department.
The Department was set up in March 2000 under the direction or Mr. Georgios Chatzikostas and the priceless contribution of his fellow doctors and the Management.

  • On 10th May 2000 the Department is officially launched and the first thoracic surgery procedures start.
  • On 25th September of the same year, open heart surgeries with extracorporeal circulation start being performed; at the same time the Hemodynamic Laboratory begins its operations. The Department covers the entire spectrum of procedures related to Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. Up to the day when this presentation of the Department's activities is prepared (May 2007), more than 3,350 surgical procedures have been carried out in total; more specifically, the Department has carried out:
    • 2,000 Cardiac Surgery procedures;
    • 700 Thoracic Surgery procedures;
    • 150 procedures on large vessels of the thoracic cavity; and
    • 500 minor procedures.

 

Mission

 

The objective and mission of the Medical and Nursing Staff of the Cardiac-Thoracic Surgery Department is the continuous improvement of its services in terms of quality and technology; our higher goal is to safeguard the inalienable right in decent and civilized health care conditions.

 

Future objectives

 

  • Development of a project on all mechanical cardiac support methods.
  • Artificial heart transplant.
  • Development of a project on heart - lung transplant.
  • Endoscopic thoracic surgery.
  • Launching of the experimental laboratory of the Hospital.

 

 
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