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NMD Special Unit – University Regional General Hospital of Patras

The third special unit for people with NMD belongs to the University Regional General Hospital of Patras, in an area fully renovated and equipped by MDA Hellas. The unit was created with the exclusive sponsorship of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

It began operations on 23 September 2009 by absorbing cases that were already recorded in the existing two units, as well as cases belonging to this particular group of diseases that had appeared from time to time in the Neurological Clinic of the University Regional General Hospital of Patras. The unit serves the needs of western Greece, the Ionian Islands of the Peloponnese and beyond.

 

Under the supervision of Elizabeth Chronis, the Director of the Neurological Clinic, and the medical team that supports her in this endeavour, a specific number of patients are served on a weekly basis and full medical check-ups are provided to them by suitable medical specialties related to their condition.

 

Our members are examined holistically with a set of both clinical and paraclinical examinations (electromyography, peripheral nerve/musculoskeletal ultrasound, spirometry, cardiogram, echocardiogram, etc.) that are conducted during the morning hours every Wednesday and Friday. On the remaining days, medical emergencies of each specialty are monitored by appointment.

 

The advantage of this kind of monitoring is that each member is examined by a specific group of doctors, his/her health is checked, and a fully updated medical history is available. More specifically, the unit has the following medical specialists:

  • Neurologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Orthopaedic specialist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Speech therapist
  • Occupational therapist

Also, an important element in health care is the provision of expert services by a multidisciplinary team, whose members are highly specialized and devoted to investigating and supporting patients with neuromuscular disorders.

 

If you require any further information or you would like to schedule your appointment, please contact Nikos Kasdaglis at 2613 603251 or via e-mail atmdapatras@gmail.com 

 

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