1. GENERAL INFORMATION
On 01.02.2019 the 1st Neurology Clinic was opened at Metropolitan General Hospital and its Directors are Mr. Stelios M. Doris and Ms. Afroditi G. Kaponi. Both are Physicians with long medical experience in state hospitals, but for last 15 years they have been working in private medical institutions. The Clinic medical services focus on the patient and their diagnostic and treatment needs attaching, at the same time, great importance to the “psychological support” of both the patient and their relatives.
The high scientific level, experience and dynamism coupled with constant training and retraining on new, modern medical techniques constitute the greatest asset of our Hospital’s 1st Neurology Clinic.
The functionality of the Neurology Clinic is ideal from the very first contact with the patient, either in the Outpatient Clinic or in the Emergency Department, through the patient’s discharge from the hospital and their follow-up care outside the hospital. The Clinic’s functionality is based on its excellent cooperation among the medical personnel as well as among the nursing, paramedical and administrative personnel of the Clinic.
The Neurology Clinic’s operation is largely dependent on the One Day Clinic Department, since many patients suffering from chronic neurology diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, NMO, CIDP etc. are admitted to this Department in order to receive the respective intravenous treatment.
An indispensable part of the Neurology Department is also the Neurophysiological Department, which is equipped with an Electromyograph, Electroencephalograph and Evoked Potentials, all of which are operated by the most experienced and best educated physicians throughout Greece.
Finally, the 1st Neurology Clinic has another principal obligation to fulfill. In particular, it fills the need of providing neurology support to patients treated in all Hospital Departments, Pathology or Surgery Departments. Such a more generalized support of the 1st Neurology Clinic is offered with responsibility, knowledge coupled with high speed, since, in modern medicine, speed is a factor that often plays a decisive role in the outcome of a specific medical incident.
The 1st Neurology Clinic of the Metropolitan General Hospital addresses thoroughly the issues of diagnosis, observation, hospitalization and treatment of in-patients and out-patients suffering from neurology diseases. In this regard, the most advanced methods of treatment adapted to the individual needs of each patient are applied.
Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebrovascular Accidents, Epilepsy, Headaches, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Polyneuropathy, Mononeuritis, Myopathy, Myasthenia, Radiculitis, Peripheral Neuritis, Myelopathy—these are a few of the ordinary neurology diseases.
Multiple Sclerosis, which is thoroughly dealt with by the Neurology Department, is a disease that attacks young people, but the new methods of treatment and their timely application prevent further advancement of the disease and emergence of disability in MS patients.
Cerebrovascular Accidents may also lead to severe disability. In that case, if the patient is admitted to the hospital within less than 3 hours after the stroke, they may be subjected to intravenous, intra-arterial or mechanical thrombolysis with outstanding improvement or even elimination of the disability.
Moreover, in-patients and out-patients are subjected to electromyography, sensory and motor nerve conduction study, F-waves, H-reflex, repetitive stimulation test (Desmedt), electroencephalography (EEG) as well as visual, auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials.
Apart from the purely medical services, our Department offers prescriptions of medication and paraclinical tests through the National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY) and it, also, issues medical certificates, which are accepted by the Disability Certification Centers (KE.P.A.).
3. HOSPITAL INFRASTRUCTURES & MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
The 1st Neurology Clinic of the Metropolitan General Hospital, apart from its own highly modern diagnostic equipment (Electromyograph, Electroencephalograph & Evoked Potentials), it is also efficiently supported by the modern laboratory infrastructure and scientific equipment of the Radiology Department (CT & MRI scanner, Ultrasound Department, Interventive Radiology Department etc.), Hematological, Biochemical and Immunological Laboratory as well as the highly modern Intensive Care Units and the One Day Clinic Department.
Stylianos Doris, Νeurologist
Afroditi Kaponi, Neurologist
Contact phone number: +30 210 650 2072