Vascular Surgery Department

In 2011, the Vascular Surgery Center was established at Apollonion Hospital with the main aim of providing scientifically sound and technologically modern diagnostic services and patient treatment, covering the full range of vascular diseases.

Spider veins, varicose veins, and venous diseases in general are a very common phenomenon that occurs most often in women and usually involves the lower extremities of the human body. Although in some cases the patient does not report any particular symptoms, venous pathological conditions usually cause a sense of heaviness, itching or even pain in the lower extremities, while their appearance has a significant effect on the patients’ quality of life.

Venous diseases always follow an evolutionary path. This means that over time they progressively become worse. In cases where proper treatment is not implemented, there is a significantly increased chance of complications such as changes in color and skin quality, venous (stasis) ulcers and thrombosis, complications that sadly put the patient at a potentially high risk.

The goal of the Vascular Surgery Center is to render the diagnosis straightforward and simple, but to also treat these conditions painlessly, with excellent and immediate results.

An organized team of highly specialized medical and paramedical personnel and equipment consisting of state-of-the-art medical instruments ensures the best possible provision of medical services to the vascular patient, as far as diagnosis, prevention, and treatment are concerned.

Vascular diseases are classified in arterial, venous, and lymphatic:

 

ARTERIAL DISEASES

  • Aneurysm of the abdominal aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
  • Acute Limb Ischemia
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

 

VENOUS DISEASES

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider (thread) veins
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

 

LYMPHATIC DISEASES

  • Lymphoedema

 

OTHER VASCULAR DISEASES

  • Popliteal artery aneurysm
  • Carotid aneurysm
  • Renal artery aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of visceral vessels
  • Aortoenteric fistula
  • Diabetic foot
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Buerger Disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome

 

VASCULAR ACCESS

Permanent central venous catheters, hemodialysis catheters, ports

 

DIAGNOSIS

  • Venous insufficiency diagnosis
  • Colored Vascular Ultrasound (Triplex)

 

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS

  • Arterial bypasses with autologous or synthetic implants
  • Angioplasty – stent placement
  • Endovascular and classic (open) surgical repair of aortic aneurysms
  • Arterial embolectomy
  • Arterial thromboendarterectomy
  • Continuity repair and reconstitution of injured vessels
  • Thrombolysis
  • Treatment of venous insufficiency with stripping or Laser Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy for spider veins
  • Artificial arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients
  • Pharmaceutical supportive therapy for obstructive vasculitis
  • Thermocoagulation for spider veins
  • (Endovascular) Steam Vein Sclerosis for varicose veins
  • Compression stockings
  • Surface Laser treatment for spider veins
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Endovenous Laser treatment for varicose veins
  • Surgical Saphenectomy
  • Mini-Phlebectomy

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The daily contact of many doctors of various specialities, their exchange of ideas and scientific collaboration, in combination with the fully equipped and comfortable areas, makes the medical care unique.