We have all the information you need about public and private Greek plastic surgery clinics. Compare all the plastic surgery clinics and contact the plastic surgeon in Greece who's right for you.
A guide to plastic surgery regulations in Greece
Our best destination in Greece is Athens.
The Ministry of Health and Social Cohesion decides on overall health policy issues and on the national strategy for health.
The Greek (Pan-hellenic) Medical Association (PHMA) represents the professional interests of phyisicans with Greece. It is currently working to create an online register of qualified members. The PHMA is divided into regional chambers and a doctor must register with the local chamber in which they are to practice.
The Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery is the main society for plastic surgeons in Greece and is directly affiliated with the European Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
The length of training including practical experience for a doctor in Greece is 6 years. The title awarded is Ptychion latrikis.
Plastic Surgery is a recognized specialty with a minimun of 6 years additional training as a registrar. This consists of 2 years of General Surgery, 3 years Plastic Surgery, and 2 single semester courses chosen from: Gynecology, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Children Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Speciailists are issued a "Titlos Iatrikis Eidikotitas" (certificate of medical specialisation) on compeletion of their period as a registrar.
Continuing education is promoted by Greece's hospitals and professional societies and is seen as an essential ethical responsibility.
Compliants against public institutions may be addressed to The Greek Ombudsman, an independant authority. Complaints may be addressed to the Greek Medical Association to be judged by its Ethical Committee.
A physician may also be judged by the ethical committee of any professional society to which they belong, though these will only have the power to censure or suspend membership within the scope of the society - not their activities in general practice.
Storage and Access to Medical Records
As a member of the Council of Europe, Greece is governed by the rules of that organization on the protection of personal data. Greece has its own independant Data Protection Authority. Access to data is also regulated by a number of laws, allowing individuals to access data held on them by public institutions.
Doctors have responsibilities to their patients beyond these regulations. They should co-operate with resonable requests for medical records as quickly as possible. There is a responsibility to store patients data safely and to store it for the period of time of its relevance.
The Ministry of Health and Social Cohesion
17, Aristotelous Street, GR-101 87 Athens, Greece
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
contact: Mr. Dimitris L. Avramopoulos, Minister of Health and Social Solidarity
The Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
check membership: Here
Pan-hellenic Medical Association
local chambers: http://www.pis.gr/medassociations
recognised specialties: http://www.pis.gr/press/inter210208eng.html
Data Protection Agency
website: http://www.dpa.gr (in Greek)
Find Greek Plastic Surgery Clinics. Compare all 22 Plastic Surgeons in Greece, with phone numbers, reviews, prices, maps and pictures. Get quotes fast & choose the best.