History

Metropolitan Hospital is a 280 bed medical centre, founded in 2001 and located in the urban area of Athens. The centre has an integrated delivery system providing health care services on all levels, covering all medical specialities, with a three-fold focus on clinical practice, research and education.

Profile   

  • 230 inpatient beds
  • 50 outpatient beds
  • Emergency room
  • Ambulatory services/paramedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation therapy
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Endoscopy
  • Consultation services
  • Social services

Specialities

Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer Centre, Haematology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gynaecology, Gyne-Onc Thoracic Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Anaesthesiology, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Endocrinology, Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Renal, Dental, Orthopaedics, Urology, Head and Neck, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery.

Palliative and supportive care

Metropolitan Hospital, Department of Oncology, 1st Oncology Clinic Staff, Faliro, Greece

With more than 400 admissions per month, integrated oncology and palliative care are provided by a fully organized Oncology Clinic, staffed by an interdisciplinary team of oncologists, internists, gastroenterologists, oncology surgeons, interventional radiologists, radiation therapists, anaesthesiologists, nurses and nursing assistants, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists, dieticians, spiritual care providers and administrative staff, all working together in order to accommodate patients’ needs on a physical, emotional and spiritual basis assuring the highest level of care.

The Clinic is dedicated in alleviating suffering, improving quality of life and assisting with the end of life treatment of those patients suffering from a life-limiting illness. These services include pain and symptom management, nutritional support, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home care support, psychological counselling and spiritual care. An oncologist is available on a 24hr basis, 7 days a week to provide proper oncologic care and updated evaluations when needed for palliative care patients.  Quality control procedures have been established, in order to constantly improve the delivery of services and best accommodate our patients’ needs. Furthermore, the Clinic is a member of the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group (HeCOG) and employs a fully organized research department with research fellows, a data manager and a research nurse.

Additional Contact

Contact Person: Dr. Dimitrios Bafaloukos, Director

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