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T. F. Terzis, MD, PhD
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PRIVATE EAR, NOSE & THROAT
CLINIC

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ATHENS RHINOLOGY TEAM

Dr. T. Terzis and Associates
Private Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

11 Dimitriou Vassileiou street
154 51 Neo Psychiko, Athens, Greece.
Tel.: (+30) 210 36 32 922
         (+30) 697 22 64 464
Fax: (+30) 210 67 76 962
Email: info@art-orl.com

 

Frequently asked questions


What is the specialization of Athens Rhinology Team?

The name of the Team indicates a special interest in Rhinology. This includes the pathologic conditions, diseases and surgical procedures related to the nose and the sinuses. Examples are chronic non-allergic and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), straightening of the nasal septum, aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty, Endoscopic Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis, nasal polyps, and tumours of the nose and sinuses.
Modern Rhinology also co-operates with relevant medical and surgical specialties to treat tumours of the anterior skull base and the pituitary gland, and eye problems such as exophthalmos due to thyroid disease or obstruction of the tears.
At the same time, as shown in various sections of this website, we deal with all the range of Otorhinolaryngology, with special focus on microsurgery of the ear and the larynx:

  • Microsurgical operations of the ear for deafness, otosclerosis and chronic otitis (tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, mastoidectomy, stapedotomy, bone anchored hearing aids).
  • Study of the professional voice and microsurgery of the larynx, with or without Laser.
  • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea.
  • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of gastro-esophangeal reflux, when it is related to the pharynx and the larynx (Laryngo-Pharyngeal Reflux).


Is it true that the operation for straightening of the nasal septum is painful?

This simple operation has a bad reputation among patients, mainly because traditional methods imply the use of tight nasal packs for one or more days after surgery. Packs are uncomfortable to have inside the nose, and the procedure of their removal is also quite unpleasant or painful, depending on the packing material. We eliminated this unpleasant factor, by using an absorbable, continuous suture instead of the packing. So, the nose is not blocked by gauze or other material after the operation, and we do not need to remove anything from the nose postoperatively. The patient can have a mild blockage in the nose for a few days after the op, but it is clear that no pain is anticipated.


I have a chronic sinus problem. Do I need to have any special tests done before my first appointment with you?

For the study of chronic sinus problems (sinusitis, polyps, tumours of the nose and sinuses), we usually need a recent CT-scan. It would be ideal if this CT scan could be done with a special examination protocol, which would allow detailed study on the computer and use in the operation theatre, when indicated. So, we recommend that you do not have it done before your appointment, but wait until it is arranged by our secretary. We co-operate with specialized Radiology Centres, which accept urgent referrals and have agreed to give to the patient a CD with the exam data immediately after the completion of the procedure. This means that we can do both clinical and radiologic evaluation on the same day, saving time, which is especially important for the patients coming from far or abroad.

If you have already had a CT or MRI scan, please bring them with you at your appointment. Any further investigations needed will be arranged accordingly.


At which private hospital can I have my operation?

At present time (March 2014), we co-operate for admissions and surgery with MEDITERRANEO Hospital in Glyfada, Hygeia Hospital,  and IASO Children's Hospital. Our secretary will be happy to discuss with you all admission details .


Do you co-operate with Greek Public Insurance Companies?

We do not co-operate directly with public insurance companies, but they may contribute to your operation costs, in certain cases. Before your admission, we will discuss with you all technical details.


Do you co-operate with Private Insurance Companies?

Although the Clinic does not have direct contracts with private insurance companies, we co-operate with private Hospitals which have, so your admission and/or operation will be fully covered. Our secretary will contact your insurance consultant, to ensure the highest possible coverage allowed by your health insurance contract.


Bank Accounts

For your convenience, you can use the following bank accounts:

ALPHA BANK
IBAN: GR41 0140 3620 36200 23200 01701
SWIFT/BIC: CRBAGRAA362

(Account Holder: Athens Rhinology Team)

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We do not accept Debit Cards.