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Hellenic Medical Services

Experience Medical Tourism in Greece

Why Greece

Greece is the homeland of Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Modern Medicine”. Hippocrates and his students documented numerous illnesses in the Hippocratic Corpus and developed the Hippocratic Oath for physicians, which is still in use today. Greece’s numerous qualities and advantages can serve Medical Tourism and render Greece a top destination for international health tourists. Some of these qualities are the following:
• Greece’s high medical ranking, 14th place among 190 countries, according to the World Health Organization health system ranking
• High quality medical services in private health care institutions offering the best medical care at a very low cost
• Medical staff with internationally renowned skills
• Medical services offered by highly skilled doctors with excellent credentials and studies at the best Greek, European and American Universities
• Infrastructure availability for various types of health tourism such as check-ups, surgical, rehabilitation, diagnostics, hemodialysis, dentistry, IVF-maternity

Bordered by the Balkan countries in the north, by Italy in the west and Turkey in the east, Greece is a beautiful country with breathtaking scenery, classical origins, a warm Mediterranean climate and friendly people. It is a country with thousands of islands, sun-drenched beaches and magical sunsets. In this country democracy was born and art and culture flourished. Visitors are welcome to walk in hundreds of archaeological sites and marvel at monuments of classical architecture. UNESCO lists Greece as one of the countries which hosts most of world's historical and artistic heritage.

Food and entertainment are also national specialties; the healthy Mediterranean cuisine offered at classy restaurants combined with the popular night life on the islands or mainland attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Greece offers very good accommodation and facilities with advanced technology which is in line with the European quality and safety standards. The country is accessible through numerous airports, sea ports, trains, buses which facilitate health tourism, combining the medical and the tourist aspect of the visit.
It is worth mentioning that the climate in Greece is Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm summers although it gets colder in the north with snow on the mountains. The best time of year to visit is between April and October as the weather is usually most pleasant.
The official language is Greek, but English is very well spoken and understood in major cities, islands or other tourist areas.
Greece is, therefore, the best place to combine health care services with travel and entertainment. Offer yourself a unique life experience in a Mediterranean Paradise and at the same time enjoy the benefits of the high standards of an excellent health care system.


Karlovasi, Samos

Potami beach, Karlovasi, Samos


Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece




About Us

Hellenic Medical Services is a company which offers a package of services combining health care with tourism. It was created because its founder strongly believes in preventive medicine and, generally, timely health care. Furthermore, the founder is absolutely convinced that Greece has a comparative advantage over other countries by offering vacationers around the world amazing and affordable holiday destinations.
The company’s main goal is to provide health care options to companies and individuals who seek high standards of medical care at a low cost in a beautiful and safe country.
Explore our medical and travel offer and you will discover that your medical bills, airfare, accommodation and trip could end up costing less than whatever deductibles and charges you would have to pay in your home country.

Partners

➤ Biotypos

Viotypos LogoViotyposBIOTYPOS, established in 1992, is a modern medical center with excellent medical facilities and highly skilled medical staff. At this contemporary medical center, patients can have a variety of medical tests done, including check-ups and diagnostic tests. At BIOTYPOS, the methodology and medical protocols used are in accordance with the methodology and protocols used at the laboratories of the School of Medicine of the University of Edinburgh.

BIOTYPOS MEDICAL LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER has been certified by ISO 15189.
In addition, there is quality control done by the National System of External Assessment, the Hellenic Society of Haematology, and BIOARD of the U.S.A (EQAS).

Viotypos Viotypos

Α small sample of the physicians at Biotypos Medical Center

Georgios Chronas MD, PhD
CEO and Founder of BIOTYPOS Medical Center
Microbiologist
Graduate Studies:
PhD Medical School of University of Thessaloniki
Three-year training at Pasteur Institute, Athens
Post Doctoral Studies, Medical School of University of Edinburgh
Fellowship in Societies:
Athens Medical Association
Hellenic Microbiological Society
Publications:
Thirty scientific publications in Greek and International Journals
Distinctions:
Discovered Salmonella Phaliron which is listed in the World Health Organization
Languages: English

Anastasios Gyftopoulos MD, PhD
Radiologist
Graduate Studies:
Thesis: “Interventional Radiology”, Medical school of Athens University
PhD Degree Thesis:”MRI of the Prostate”, Medical school of University of Athens
Fellowship in Societies:
Athens Medical Association
Hellenic Radiology Society
European Society of Radiology (ESR)
European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Diplpomas:
EBCR (European Board of Cardiovascular Radiology)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiological Life Support)
ATLS (Advanced Trauma & Life Support)
PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma & Life Support)
Languages: English and German

Ioannis Anagnostakis MD, PhD
Biopathalogist
Graduate Studies:
Master’s Degree in Public Health, National School of Public Health
PhD Degree in Public Health, Medical School of Athens University
Fellowship in Societies:
Athens Medical Association
Hellenic Microbiological Society
Languages: English

Panagiotis Vasileiou MD, PhD
Cardiologist
Graduate Studies:
PhD Degree Thesis: “Prognostic Factors of Idiopathic Recurrent Pericarditis”, Medical School of Athens University
Scolarships:
Hellenic Cardiological Society, “Preventive Medicine-Coronary Hypertension”, 2012
Hellenic Cardiological Society, “Diseases of the Pericardium”, 2014
Fellowship in Societies:
Hellenic Medical Society
Hellenic Cardiological Society
Athens Medical Association
Languages: English

Stylianos Velonas MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Graduate Studies:
Master’s Degree in Metabolic Diseases of the Bones, Medical School of Athens University
Fellowship in Societies:
Athens Medical Association
Extensive Training In: Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, General Hospital KAT, 2011
Electromyography-Electroneurography, Thriasion General Hospital of Elefsina, 2012
Acupuncture under the auspices of ICMART (International Council of Medical
Acupuncture and Related Techniques)
Languages: English

➤ Mediterraneo Hospital
Viotypos

Meditarreneo Hospital LogoMediterraneo is a 164 bed state of the art General Hospital established in 1976 in Glyfada, a southern part of Athens, an area also known as the Athens Riviera. This initially translates into an elegant building with discreet luxury and personal style. The decorative details aim to create an atmosphere of intimacy, tranquility and safety. The bright and cheerful colors, the inspired paintings depicting Mediterranean landscapes and the relaxing music create to our visitors the feeling of staying in a hotel, which is very different from the impersonal and sterile atmosphere of a typical hospital.

Services include: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Radiology (1 CT & 2 MRI Scanners), Intensive Care & Step Down units, Accident & Emergency, Anesthetics, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Breast Unit, Gynecology, Hematology, Health Screening, Immunology, Microbiology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Renal Dialysis, Rheumatology, Urology. Our Acute Stroke Unit is the only unit of its kind in Greece.

The Breast Clinic, the Thrombosis Institute, and the Acute Stroke Unit (the only one of its kind in Greece), our newest units established, are the result of Mediterraneo Hospital‘s collaborations with distinguished professors from Cambridge and Pierre et Marie CURIE universities. Mediterraneo Hospital has the only comprehensive Acute Stroke Unit in Greece.

Mediterraneo Hospital is an accredited training center for ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) by the American College of Surgeons, as well as ALS (Advanced Life Support) and BLS from the European Resuscitation Council.

Mediterraneo Hospital holds the certifications ISO 9001:2015, ISO 22000, Temos "Quality in International Patient Care", and the new BS EN 15224 certification for all hospital services. Mediterraneo Hospital is the first hospital in Greece to be certified with BS EN 15224. In addition, Mediterraneo Hospital has been awarded the "Best Hospital Worldwide" certificate by the Diplomatic Council.

Feel free to browse the hospital’s site at www.mediterraneohospital.gr

Swiss Approval International, world leader in the field of Technical Inspection and Certification Systems, certified Mediterraneo Hospital with BS EN 15224, for all of the services offered.
Mediterraneo Hospital is the first hospital  in Greece to be certified with BS EN 15224 by an accredited institution. Swiss Approval International, world leader in the field of Technical Inspection and Certification Systems, certified Mediterraneo Hospital with ISO 9001: 2015, for all of the services offered. ISO 22000: 2005 TEMOS Certification for the Management of International Patient and medical tourism “Preferred Partner Hospital 2016”
Swiss Approval International, world leader in the field of Technical Inspection and Certification Systems, certified Mediterraneo Hospital with BS EN 15224, for all of the services offered. Mediterraneo Hospital is the first hospital in Greece to be certified with BS EN 15224 by an accredited institution. Swiss Approval International, world leader in the field of Technical Inspection and Certification Systems, certified Mediterraneo Hospital with ISO 9001: 2015, for all of the services offered. Certification of the Food Safety Management System, in accordance with the ISO 22000: 2005 standard, that incorporates the requirements of HACCP, and applicable laws. Our Hospital has received the TEMOS Certification for the Management of International Patient and medical tourism. The global distinction “Preferred Partner Hospital 2016” by the DIPLOMATIC COUNCIL was awarded to Mediterraneo Hospital for their standard of service.



➤ Astoria Travel Center

Astoria Travel Center Logo ASTORIA TRAVEL CENTER is a travel agency in New York which has been operating for more than 15 years. It offers products and services such as vacation packages, all inclusive vacations, travel packages, cruises and flight booking. Astoria Travel Center is a credible agency at the disposal of travelers, especially the Greek Americans, for many years.

➤ Versus Travel
Verus Travel

VERSUS TRAVEL, which was established in 1995, has been offering its services for 18 years in the field of tourism. Its successful course continues, and it now offers a complete selection of travel and tourism services for Greeks and foreign tourists as well. The agency’s service options of destinations, accommodation and air travel have been proven the best. Reliable and pioneering, Versus is a unique world where travellers feel constantly safe and protected!


What We Offer

Hellenic Medical Services offers an eight- day package to Greece (8 days, 7 nights)
from Saturday to Sunday. The price of the package includes the following:

I. A MEDICAL CHECK-UP with doctor’s consultation following the results of the tests


Blood tests:

Complete Blood Count, C-reactive protein (CRP), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), Creatine phosphokinase (CPK), Creatinine, Phosphorus, Glycated Hemoglobin, Uric Acid, Iron, Ferritin, B12, Folic Acid, Amylase
Standard Lipid Panel: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Total Lipids
Basic Metabolic Panel: Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Urea, Glucose
Liver Function Tests: Albumin, Total Albums, Bilirubin, Bilirubin Direct & Indirect, SGOT, SGPT, γ-GT
Thyroid Function Tests: T3, T4, TSH

Chest x-ray and Urine Test

A Chest X-Ray checks for lung disease and some forms of heart disease.

A Urine Analysis checks different components of urine, a waste product made by the kidneys. A regular urine analysis looks for blood, signs of infection or protein in your urine.

Ultrasounds:

Ultrasound of the Abdomen: This ultrasound checks the major organs found in the abdominal cavity which include the gallbladder, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen.

Ultrasound of the Pelvis for women is performed to evaluate the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and the bladder.

Ultrasound of the Pelvis for men is performed to evaluate the seminal vesicles, prostate, and the bladder.


II. A DAY EXCURSION to Delphi and the Monastery of Hosios Loukas
with short stops in the towns of Arachova, Itea and Galaxidi.

History of Delphi

The famous sanctuary of Delphi is located in Phokida, in one of the loveliest and most impressive of Greek landscapes. Its ancient ruins spread out over the southern slopes of Parnassos, beneath the looming, gigantic Phaidriad rocks, known in antiquity as Yampeia and Nauplia. Such is the splendor and magnificence of the setting that the visitor is overcome with awe and ecstasy the moment he turns his gaze from the olive groves of the Pleistos valley to those rugged crags which tower over and enclose the archaeological site from north and east.

In this place, with its exceptional terrain, the largest religious centre of ancient Greece was founded and enjoyed unprecedented pre-eminence, the sanctuary of Delphi. Its renown, which spread throughout the Mediterranean world, was due to the presence of the oracle within the sanctuary. The first oracle was dedicated to Ge, the Earth Goddess, who was worshipped in prehistoric times, along with her consort, Poseidon and her daughter, Themis. These early sovereigns of the sanctuary were later succeeded by Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto, who left his birthplace Delos and came to this spot. In the famous Oracle of Delphi, the god’s divination was given through the mouth of Pythia, the High Priestess at Apollo’s Temple.

Today the visitor can admire various interesting architectural monuments at Delphi. One of them is the Stadium (5th century BC), in the northwest, which hosted the Pythian Games every four years. In the northeast is the dorian Temple of Apollo (4th century BC) and a Theater, where drama plays are performed by famous Greek and foreign theater troupes today. The visitor can also see a set of “treasures”, the remains of small buildings, if he visits the erected Treasures of the Athenians, exhibited in the Museum of Delphi. Eastward, one could visit the renowned Castalia Spring, and below the motorway, the Sanctuary of Athena “Pronaia”, a true masterpiece.

The new city of Delphi, which was relocated a kilometer further to the west after the excavations in 1892, is a small beautiful city of modern infrastructure. Here the visitor can visit the impressive European Cultural Centre of Delphi, the Museum of Delphi, as well as many shops and workshops of folklore art.

Από το Μουσείο των Δελφών
Από το Μουσείο των Δελφών

Arachova

Itea

Galaxidi

Hosios Loukas

Hosios Loukas

Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia, Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
The monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It was founded in the early 10th century AD by the hermit Venerable St. Luke, whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. The hermit was famous for having predicted the conquest of Crete by emperor Romanos.
The main shrine of the monastery is the tomb of St. Luke, originally situated in the vault, but later placed at the juncture of the two churches. The monastery derived its wealth from the fact that the relics of St. Luke were said to have exuded myron, a sort of perfumed oil which produced healing miracles. Pilgrims hoping for miraculous help were encouraged to sleep by the side of the tomb in order to be healed by incubation. The mosaics around the tomb represent not only St. Luke himself, but also hegumen Philotheos offering a likeness of the newly built church to the saint.
The Church of the Theotokos, the oldest in the complex, is the only church known with certainty to have been built in mainland Greece in the tenth century. The Church of the Theotokos adjoins a larger cathedral church, or Katholikon tentatively dated to 1011-12.
Hosios Loukas is the largest of the monasteries surviving from the Middle Byzantine period in Greece. The Katholikon contains the best preserved complex of mosaics from the period of the Macedonian Renaissance. There is evidence that the monastery was famous all over Byzantium for its lavish decoration, liberally applied to all surfaces. Apart from revetment, carving, gold and silver plate, murals, and mosaics, the interior featured a choice assortment of icons, chandeliers, silk curtains, and altar clothes. Only a fraction of these items are still in situ, most notably colored marble facing and window grilles. Notwithstanding the losses, the Katholikon “gives the best impression available anywhere today of the character of a church interior in the first centuries after the end of Iconoclasm”.
Beneath the great domed Katholikon is a burial crypt, accessible only by a stairwell on the southern side. The crypt has three distinct areas: the entrance way; the main interior space which includes nine groin-vaulted bays and a sanctuary with vaulted bay and an apse; and three vaulted passages, referred to formely as bone vaults. The crypt contains frescoes on the entryway and its vault, eight lunettes around the walls with depictions of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection, and forty medallion portraits of apostles, martyrs and holy men, abbots including Philotheos, as well as numerous inscriptions.
When Hosios Loukas was frequented by pilgrims or members of Saint Luke’s healing cult, visitors would sleep not only in the Katholikon, but in the crypt itself where the tomb was kept along with two others, believed to be abbots. Saint Luke was believed to have been a miraculous healer, levitator, miraculous feeder and prophesier during his lifetime; after his death, all of the miracles associated with him involved the healing power of his tomb.





III. ATHENS Sightseeing with a guide in the most interesting sites of Athens

Athens, History and Culture

Athens, the capital of Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, is a city with the longest history in Europe. It was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Being the strongest Greek city-state in the 5th century BC, Athens entered the Golden Age after the end of victorious battles against the Persians (500-449 BC). During the rule of Pericles, its powerful leader, Athens reached the peak of cultural and imperial achievement.

Athens is a diverse city. Visitors love walking in the streets of the famous historic triangle of Plaka, Thession and Psyri as well as the old neighborhoods with the well-preserved old mansions. The city is full of small shops, nice restaurants and traditional tavernas.

In addition, Syntagma Square, where the House of Parliament and most ministries are, is visited by thousands of people all year round. Some of the most renowned archaeological sites are: The Acropolis, The Odeion of Herodes Atticus, The Olympian Roman Market, The Panathinaiko Stadium and The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio.
The capital, more than any other European city, is famous for its night life. The options for entertainment are many, ranging from various types of night clubs to numerous theaters and performances.



Medical Services

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Cardio Check Up

  • Electrocardiograph ECG
  • Echocardiogram
    (Color Doppler)
  • Stress Test
  • Vertebral Carotids Echo Doppler
  • Cardiologist’s Consultation
  • Results Evaluation Report

  • Gynecological Check Up (Female over 40 yrs)

  • Thin Prep Pap Test
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Elastography
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Results Evaluation Report

Other

  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Veins and Arteries Doppler Echo (Vascular Ultrasound)
  • Thyroid Elastography
  • Liver Elastography
  • Bone Density Measurement (Lumbar & Hip) DXA
  • Whole-Body (WB) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 24-Hour Holter Monitoring
  • Echo Stress Test
  • Cancer Blood Tests (For Women): CEA, CA125, CA15.3, CA19.9
  • Cancer Blood Tests (For Men): CEA, CA 19.9, AFP, β-HCG, PSA

  • Computerized Tomography Scan (CT or CAT)*
  • Computerized Tomography Scan (CT or CAT) with contrast*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with contrast*
  • Colonoscopy with Biopsy
  • Computed Tomographic (CT) Colonography
  • Upper Endoscopy with Biopsy
  • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)
  • Angiogram*

PROCEDURES

  • Hip or Knee Replacement
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Coronary Bypass
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Cardiac Bypass
  • Arthroscopic Procedure
    (any joint)
  • Stereotactic Treatment for Wet Macula Degeneration
    (procedure not available
    in the US)

NOTE:
Please use the request form below if you wish to do any of the above listed tests/procedures or any other diagnostic tests/procedures not listed. We can customize a program for you, arrange appointments and provide cost information.
* Specify which CT, MRI and angiogram you would like to receive information on



Itinerary

Hellenic Medical Services offers an eight- day package to Greece (8 days, 7nights),
from Saturday to Sunday. The price of the package includes the following:

THE PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

• Medical check-up
• Airfare (round trip from New York to Athens and Athens to N. York)
• Transportation from and to the airport of Eleftherios Venizelos
• Transportation from the hotel to the medical center and hospital
   and back to the hotel with an escort
• 4 star hotel with breakfast
• Day excursion to Delphi and the Monastery of Hosios Loukas
   with short stops in the towns of Arachova, Itea and Galaxidi
• Sightseeing with a guide in the most interesting sites of Athens
• Tickets for entry to archaeological sites and museums
• Weekly ticket for all transport means in the city of Athens
• Farewell dinner at a restaurant with music

The price of the package is € 2,600
A deposit of €1,000 is required. Balance must be paid in full upon receipt of your airline ticket. Single room has an extra charge of €140



NOTE:

1. Hellenic Medical Services offers a reduced price for companies, groups, churches, clubs and societies.
2. Residents outside the tri-state area of the USA and residents of a country different from the USA, please contact us for individual arrangements.
3. Payment Method: Online Bank Tranfer Bank of Cyprus, SWIFT code BCYPCY2NXXX,
IBAN: CY23 0020 0195 0000 3570 2574 9729

Pictures of Places We Will Visit

  Video Credit: Visit Greece