The private hospital IASIS – Gavrilakis General Clinic S.A., an advanced Diagnostic-Therapeutic-Surgical & Research Centre located in the city of Chania on the island of Crete recently announced “we have the great honor to announce the beginning of our regular collaboration with the well-known Deputy Professor of Cardiac surgery of the University of Athens, Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos (MD, PhD), one of the leading Greek Cardiac Surgeons.”
The hospital meets the local community's essential needs in primary and secondary healthcare and has extensive COVID-19 capabilities. According to a recent report, “the clinics, departments, and laboratories at Iasis Hospital are operated by leading scientists belonging to the majority of specialties and ranks. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology to ensure high-quality healthcare services. Housed in a modern building of 4,000 m2 situated in the center of Chania and staffed by highly experienced and qualified physicians, nurses and administrative staff.
Iasis Hospital can meet any healthcare needs as its seven-floor building contains 75 beds, 4 operating rooms, 2 delivery rooms, an Emergency Department, a Catheterization-Angiography Laboratory, a Pathological Oncology Unit, a 5-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and a 3-bed High Care Unit (HCU) which, combined with the highly trained medical and nursing staff, offer the best services in the sensitive sector of Health.”
AMERICAN INSURANCE ACCEPTED
IASIS has entered into cooperation agreements with the largest private insurance companies both in Greece and abroad and accepts American insurance (i.e., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna etc.
Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos, according to a press release, “is Deputy Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Athens at the Department of Cardiac Surgery and has also been since 2018 Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Mc Goven Medical School, University of Texas, Houston Texas, USA. He has an extensive clinical, research, and [publishing record] … in Greece and abroad. Professor M. Iliopoulos has a background of cardiosurgical interventions in the coronary vessels (bypass), heart valves, aneurysms and aortic separations, as well as heart revision surgeries.”
Dr. Iliopoulos' arrival “marks yet another major effort to upgrade our medical services provided in the area of healthcare in Crete. Our common effort is to establish the conditions so that a substantial part of cardiac surgeries be carried out in Chania, with the positive effect that such an important event can have on the medical community, on our patients, on their relatives and on the local economy,” the release added.
The hospitals' publications note that “our Clinic offers all the necessary conditions for receiving and administering such major operations. It has a team of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiovascular Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Intensive Physicists, who, together with our modern operating theatres, the Intensive Care Unit, our Haemodynamic and other Laboratories, Physicians in all fields of medicine, experienced nursing and technological staff and the patient's special nursing rooms, create a high-end Unit … Organized in a comprehensive and modern hospital, the Outpatient Clinics at IASIS cover almost all medical specialties and offer high-quality services to patients. The modern medical and technological equipment, combined with the highly trained nursing staff, create ideal conditions for medical examination. The Outpatient Clinics are supported by the Diagnostic and Imaging Laboratories, where all diagnostic tests that may be required by physicians can be directly performed.”
Iasis Hospital includes the following departments and diagnostic-clinical laboratories and outpatient clinics: Pathology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Obstetrics: Gynaecology, Fetal Medicine, Cardiotocography, Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Genetics and Molecular Biology; General Surgery: Department of Laparoscopic, Surgery Department of Surgical Treatment of Obesity; Orthopedics: Department of Arthroscopy, Department of Sports Injuries; Urology: Department of Cystoscopy, Biopsies; Ophthalmology; Neurosurgery; Cardio-thoracic Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Department of Preventive Medicine; Outpatient Clinics.
The hospital's Special Units include: Intensive Care Unit (ICU); High Care Unit (HCU); Emergency Department (ED) Pathological Oncology Unit; Patient Transfer Unit. Its Diagnositc-Clinical Laboratories include: Cardiac Catheterization; Interventional Radiology Department; Microbiology; Biochemistry; Endocrinology; Immunology; Haematology; Radiology/Radiodiagnostics; 1.5 Tesla MRI Scanner; 64-slice CT Scanner; Coronary Angiogram, CT Colonography, CT Angiography; Osseous Density Measurement; Mammography scanner; Endoscopy Laboratory: Bronchoscopy Gastroscopy; Colonoscopy; Ultrasound: B-level ultrasound tomography, Ultrasonography, Elastography, Vascular Triplex; Echocardiography; Stress test; Holter monitor; Heart Triplex; Electroencephalogram; Sleep Laboratory; Urodynamic Laboratory; Pain Clinic; Breast Clinic; Stop Smoking Clinic.