St. LUKE’ S HOSPITAL Panorama – Thessaloniki

Principle contact details

Contact name:Dr Nikos Kechagias
Address:552 36 Panorama - Thessaloniki
Web address:Visit website

Other team members

Surgeon:Dr. Nikos Kechagias MD, DDS, OMFS, PhD, Dr. Antonis Tsekos MD, DDS, OMFS, PhD, A. Professor Kostantinos Vachtsevanos MD, DDS, OMFS, PhD,
Speech therapist:Alexandra Tsoga MSc
Orthodontist:Athina Chatzigianni DDS, MSc, Aristidis Melkos DDS, MSc
Otolaryngologist:Professor Ioannis Kostantinidis MD, ENT, PhD
Psychologist:Antonis Bozas MSc
Other:Dr. Vasilis Zountzas MD, ?eurosurgeon, PhDKathrin Koleventi DDS, Pediatric Dentist MSc, Dr Apostolos Zavlanos Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Specialist in 'Ultrasound Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnosis, Georgia Argirakouli, Anaesthesiologist
Patient follow up:Dr. Nikos Kechagias MD, DDS, OMFS, PhD

Annual case load

Cleft palate:6
Pierre Robin:>1
Bilateral (BCLP):1
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):1
Bilateral (BCL):>1

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:3rd mounth, 12th mounths, 5-9 years
Complete BCLP:3rd mounth, 6rd mounth, 12th mounths, 5-9 years
Isolated CP:12th mounths, 5-9 years

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:Part
Orthodontic costs:None
Speech and language therapy costs:None
Comments on the service provision:?ersonal effort and interest of physicians

Current research activity and data collection

Type(s) of software used:Excel, Access, Word.
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes
DNA collection:Yes

Potential laboratory based research activities

Laboratory based research activities interested in being involved in:

Laboratory genetics/genomics research:Yes
Animal models research:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:??

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:4 - 8