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Welcome to our website Spine Surgery Greece

Spine Surgery in Greece is a pioneering and leading medical project in the field of spine surgery, offering you the highest level of medical treatment while enjoying your stay in Greece.

 

Our services go beyond excellence. Our project includes a highly qualified medical team and top-of-the-line medical equipment in the most advanced medical centers, so you can have the best medical experience. Thanks to our exclusive partnerships, we can provide you with superb accommodations, personal guides, reservations at the best restaurants, tickets for sports events, theaters, and whatever else you desire to experience.

 

If you are uncertain about a treatment, we strongly encourage you to contact us and inform us about your needs, requirements, and budget. It will be our pleasure to help you find the perfect medical procedure. Our priority is to provide you with premium medical treatment and personalized premium travel packages.

Exclusive VIP services are waiting for you. Enjoy!

 

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Why in Greece

Why in Greece

Greece is the place where wonderful experiences never end. There is always more to explore, to discover, to see, to taste, to feel.

 

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Plan your treatment

Plan your treatment

Here is some planning in advance that will help you take care your medical trip and a list of some things to consider from the very beginning to the very end of your treatment.

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Contact us

Contact us

Need help?

We're here to answer any questions might have.

 

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Meet our Medical Team

Leaders in Spine Surgery recognized globally.

Our medical team was first composed in 2011 by a group of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, algologists (pain management specialists), psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, personal trainers, and rehabilitation specialists. All the previously-mentioned specialists look after the patients' physical, mental and social well-being through an interdisciplinary perspective and with the application of modern medical operations. Our main mission is to offer excellent medical services by highly skilled doctors on any spinal condition, by organizing the most ideal therapy which may also include a surgical treatment in Greece.

Lead by Professor Ioannis Polythodorakis.

Treatments Spine Surgery Greece

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. The best solution for spine treatments!

What does Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery mean?
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries are percutaneous or endoscopic procedures during which we use special optical cameras and tools to propel the waist, the thorax, or the abdomen through small incisions (smaller than 2cm) in order to access the spine and perform the surgery.

Cervical Spine
Lumbar Spine
Pain Management
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (M.I.S.S.)
Cervical Spine

Cervical Spine

The cervical spine, known as the neck, is the upper part of the body that connects with the thoracic spine. It is exceptionally delicate and it is responsible for multiple functions. The cervical spine is at risk for developing a great number of painful conditions due to its intricate and composite construct, as well as the forces and stresses placed on it by daily tasks or through a trauma.

The functions of the cervical spine are the following: holding and protecting the spinal cord, supporting the head, allowing blood flow to the brain and facilitating movement. The most common conditions that affect this area include: cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, cervical fracture, and cervical kyphosis.

If you are experiencing any symptoms associated to the conditions listed above, it may be time to consult a specialist. Spine Surgery Greece will evaluate your symptoms and provide the best treatment plan for you. 

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Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Spine

The lumbar spine, also known as the lower back, is where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen. Lower back pain is extremely common due to the fact that the lower vertebrae's role is to support almost the entire torso. As a result, it lifts most of our weight.

Lower back pain can be caused by a multiple of factors ranging from a compression fracture to improper posture. The lumbar spine nerves can cause extreme pain if the nerves get pinched or irritated from friction.

Some other common causes of reoccurring lower back pain include:

  • muscle injury (which can occur from overuse or a sudden injury),
  • fractured vertebrae,
  • herniated disc (or damage to the cushioning between vertebrae),
  • spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal),
  • osteoarthritis,
  • and a degenerative bone disease.

If you are experiencing any symptoms associated to the conditions listed above, it may be time to consult a specialist. Spine Surgery Greece can evalaute your symptoms and provide the best treatment plan for you. 

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Pain Management

Pain Management

We use the term pain management to describe the specialty which focuses and treats all types of pain disorders including spinal, musculoskeletal and neuropathethic. Patients can avoid spiralling or at least reduce the severity of their pain through early intervention and accurate diagnosis. With minimally invasive procedures and proper use of medications, we can achieve our main goal which is to improve our patients' quality of life. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms listed in the conditions above, it may be time to consult a specialist. Spine Surgery Greece will evaluate your symptoms and provide the best treatment plan for you. 

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (M.I.S.S.)

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (M.I.S.S.)

At the beginning in the 1990s, a few factors led to greater implementation of microsurgical procedures, including lumbar decompression and fusion. Some of those factors are advanced and revolutionary instruments, better understanding of spinal biomechanics and refined techniques.

The benefits of using M.I.S.S. are the following:

  • smaller skin incisions
  • less blood loss
  • reduced risk of muscle damage since there is less or no cutting at all of the muscle
  • reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain
  • faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required
  • diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery
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What patients say About Spine Surgery Greece

  • Paul Douglas Grady

    Excellent care and surgery, after a very difficult 7 years post trauma injury to the lumbar spine. I'm confident this is the final surgery and expect a complete recovery.
    Paul Douglas Grady

    Spine Surgery Greece response: Thank you for your positive feedback!

  • Alexandros Eleni, Cyprus

    I had an operation in Cyprus where the surgery was not successful. My son found Dr. Polithodorakis&rsquos team in Athens. I had a surgery for Percutaneous fusion by  Dr. Polythodorakis with great successes, in September 2018

  • Christina, Cyprus

    I would Like to thank all the employees of Spine Surgery Greece for providing a succesful medical program and special thanks for Dr. Ioannis Polythodorakis. He was very helpful to me.

  • Kyriaki Boula

    After a scheduled visit to Henry Dunant and meeting Mr. Polythodorakis, I would like to express my thanks for the impeccable and very human behavior of both himself and his team. All of them behaved with kindness to me and my child, everything that we needed, what was left to my mind is the smile and the love they showed to a child!

  • Μ. Α.

    A patient from Cyprus, with a history of multiple interventions, in the  Cervical Spine was operated by neurosurgeon John Polythodorakis and his team on March 2nd. The patient underwent an extremely complex surgery and on March 8 the patient returned safe and healthy back to Cyprus.

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