Clinical Work

THE CLINICAL WORK OF THE NEUROSURGICAL CLINIC

 

The Neurosurgical Clinic is integrated to the N.H.S. and has an equal part in the duties on call of Thessaloniki. The Clinic is on on-call duty every four days, at the General On-call Duty of “Papageorgiou” General Hospital of Thessaloniki.
The clinic has 30 beds separated to 2 single rooms, 2 double rooms and 6 four-bed-rooms with separate hygiene facilities each. 2 four-bed-rooms have the necessary infrastructure and receive constantly patients that are in need of increased patient care (Monitor - oxygen supply - serum systems - suction systems). In this way, the pressure is taken off the Intensive Care Unit but patients are also treated with the utmost care.
In our clinic patients from the whole range of neurosurgical diseases are treated conventionally and surgically, including the full Traumatology of the Central Nervous System and the Spine, tumors of the Central Nervous System, Hemorrhagic Strokes, conditions of the Spine, the injuries of the peripheral nerves, the surgical treatment of spasticity with a pump (among other). Additionally we have the knowledge and the infrastructure for the treatment of lesions of the brachial plexus surgically as one of the few clinics in Greece.
The clinic has a modern Neurosurgical Microscope , A C-arm, an Endoscope but also the possibility, the know-how and the equipment for conducting surgeries under Neuromonitoring (mapping in real time), Stereotactic Biopsies (with a frame and with neuronavigation) and surgeries under Neuronavigation.
The clinic runs daily a Morning Regular Out-patients Clinic of General Neurosurgery and three times per week the doctors of the clinic have Afternoon Out-Patients Clinics.

In the following table we state indicatively and until the end of the year the number of surgeries up to the end of the year 2006. Similar statistics are also available for the years 2007-2012. It should be noted that the clinical work that is corresponding numerically to the activity of the rest university (or non-university) neurosurgical clinics of Thessaloniki has been conducted by a smaller numerically team of doctors.

 

TOTAL OF SURGERIES

 

2002

(16/09/2002 - 31/12/2002)

 

111

2003

(01/01/2003 - 31/12/2003)

 

426

2004

(01/01/2004 - 31/12/2004)

 

455

2005

(01/01/2005 - 31/12/2005)

 

472

2006

(01/01/2006 - 31/12/2006)

 

589

 

TYPE OF OPERATIONS

 

 

SMALL

MEDIUM

BIG

HEAVY

2002

16

32

25

38

2003

51

79

146

150

2004

110

109

125

111

2005

58

107

179

128

2006

145

103

165

176

 

TOTAL OF PATIENTS EXAMINED AT THE OUT-PATIENTS CLINICS:

 

17057 1650 ( EVENING)

 
GENERAL HOSPITAL PAPAGEORGIOU- POSTAL CODE 56403 - THESSALONIKI - MUNICIPALITY PAULOU MELA - (AREA Ν. EFKARPIA)
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