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History

The University Department of Vascular Surgery started its operation in the University Hospital of Larissa on March 9th, 2006. It constitutes a department of University of Thessaly Medical School and Health Sciences.

The University of Thessaly Medical School is located in Larissa and is the newest in Greece.

The University Hospital of Larissa started its operation in September 1999 and is one of the largest hospitals in Greece with a capacity of 700 beds and serves the whole area of Central Greece with 1,2 million population. It is a reference center, offering higher health care and is connected with the General Prefectorial Hospitals of Central Greece. The University Department of Vascular Surgery is the only center which covers the scheduled and emergency situations in the whole area of Central Greece since there is not a respective department in the other hospitals of the area.

The operation of the University Hospital of Larissa is based on European standards and is an Institute that offers apart from high quality health services, education and training to the medical students of University of Thessaly and physicians-in-training of all specialties.

The University Department of Vascular Surgery is situated on the 3rd floor of Building A of the University Hospital of Larissa with a capacity of 12 beds. It has specialized nursing staff, secretariat, medical archive, library and a fully-equipped seminar room.

A special, fully-equipped Vascular Laboratory has been established in the University Department of Vascular Surgery in order to serve the clinical, training and research activities. There is also a fully-equipped operating-room where endovascular and regular operations are performed two days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) while all emergency situations can be managed in a daily basis.

The University Department of Vascular Surgery examines patients in the morning outpatient clinic three times a week (Monday, Thursday and Friday) but there are also two evening outpatient clinics weekly (Tuesday and Thursday). Over 3000 patients are examined in the outpatient clinic annually, while referrals are accepted from different regions of Greece.

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