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07/07/2020  - IASO: World Allergy Day with Free Consultations for Allergic Rhinitis & Special Rates for Allergy Assessments

On the occasion of the World Allergy Day (8 July), IASO is offering 20 consultations with an ENT surgeon free of charge, for allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps diagnosis. To diagnose allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps, the doctor takes down the patient’s medical history and performs an objective clinical examination, which includes a physical exam and endoscopy.

It is also offering allergy assessments at the special rate of €30 and allergy skin tests, if necessary, at the special rate of €20. The examination at the IASO Allergy Department and the allergy skin tests include all the main aeroallergens, such as house dust mite, fungi, olive tree, cypress tree and pellitory pollen, grass and cat fur.

The offer for the 20 free-of-charge consultations for allergic rhinitis with an ENT specialist is available to individuals who call on +30 210 6184195 (Monday-Friday, 08:00-15:00) and schedule their appointment until Friday 17 July 2020.

The offer for the allergy assessment is available to individuals who call on +30 210 6184195 (Monday-Friday, 08:00-15:00) and schedule their appointment until Friday 31 July 2020. The exams are performed at the IASO Outpatient Department.


For further information: Christina Korovesi, Commercial Division of the IASO Group, Tel.: +30 210 6383955, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more news-related information: Nancy Christopoulou, Commercial Division of the IASO Group, Tel.: +30 210 6383917, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institute of Life - IASO: Fourth baby born in 14 months using the maternal spindle transfer method as part of pilot trial conducted by the IASO Institute of Life and Embryotools scientific team

Attending obstetrician/gynecology surgeon Dr. Georgios Pistofidis issued the following statement: “The greatest satisfaction for a doctor is to overcome complex medical issues. This woman had undergone six failed IVF cycles and four unsuccessful embryo transfers, while her embryos had never reached the blastocyst stage. In the context of the ongoing maternal spindle transfer pilot trial, she managed to give birth to a child with her own genetic material during the very first embryo transfer.”

The fourth baby was born at 10:40 am on June 20, 2020, at IASO Hospital, to a Greek mother with a long history of multiple IVF failures. Both the mother and the infant are in very good health.

In a joint statement, Dr. Nuno Costa-Borges, Co-Founder of Embryotools, and Mr. Eros Nikitos, Director of the IASO Institute of Life Embryology Lab, said: “A total of 25 women are participating in the pilot trial and 4 babies have already been born, which are being closely monitored based on a special pediatric protocol, and they are all well health-wise. Another pregnancy is at an advanced stage. We are very satisfied with the results so far. We keep processing the latest medical data arising from our pilot trial daily and significant scientific publications will follow shortly.”

About the Maternal Spindle Transfer Pilot Trial:

The maternal spindle transfer pilot trial involves mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes, fully preserving the genetic material of the woman who wants to reproduce. In this way, in the context of the pilot trial being carried out by the Institute of Life and Embryotools, the scientific team is researching the potential of addressing the problems of women with fertility issues and multiple IVF failures caused by cytoplasmic dysfunctions of their oocytes, and the potential of addressing serious mitochondrial diseases.

Important Note:

Births of children using the maternal spindle transfer method are performed in the context of an ongoing research protocol concerning a pilot trial that leads to pregnancy, which is conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of Law 3305/2005. Based on current scientific findings, the maternal spindle transfer method is not an established infertility treatment, nor a recognized method of medically assisted reproduction.

IASO: Free Surgeries & Medical Consultations on World Thyroid Day

On the occasion of the World Thyroid Day on 25 May, IASO is offering 10 thyroid surgical procedures a year free of charge to individuals in financial hardship, provided they meet certain criteria. It is also offering 50 medical consultations free of charge to the first 50 people who will schedule an appointment. These are split into 25 free consultations with a thyroid surgery specialist and 25 free consultations with endocrinologists.

The action forms part of the “By your Side” Corporate Social Responsibility Program and aims to raise public awareness on the very profound impact of thyroid conditions on the quality of life of people who remain undiagnosed. The free surgical procedures will be performed by the IASO Thyroid Surgery Department Director, Mr. Stavros Tsirigotakis, and his surgical team.

Thyroid conditions affect more than 200 million people worldwide according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA). Out of these, 60% are not aware of their conditions and suffer needlessly in their daily lives.

However, as soon as the thyroid condition is diagnosed, and provided it is treatable, once the patient commences treatment, the symptoms can subside completely.

  • Contact phone numbers for the free surgery program: (+30) 210 6383905 & (+30) 6974445853
  • Contact phone number for scheduling appointments for medical consultations: (+30) 210 6185229, Mon – Fri 08:00 – 16:00

A few words about the thyroid gland

The thyroid gland produces hormones that affect every organ and cell of the human body. The thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolism – the rate at which the body generates energy from nutrients and oxygen – and affect crucial body functions, such as energy levels and heart rate.

The thyroid gland contributes in regulating the heart and digestive function, the body’s temperature and growth, and much more. It is known as the metabolism regulator of the body. It is very significant, as even a slight disorder may cause multiple problems to an individual.

15/06/2020 - IASO: Fertility test at special rate and free consultation on egg cryopreservation by  Institute of Life – IASO

On the occasion of the World Fertility Day, IASO is offering a Fertility Hormone Check-up at the special rate of €49. In addition, Institute of Life – IASO is offering a free consultation on egg cryopreservation from Monday 15/06/2020 to Friday 19/06/2020, by appointment. Any woman who wishes so will have the chance to receive information on fertility preservation and on all the latest egg cryopreservation techniques by the Institute of Life – IASO team of scientists.

It is a known fact that age significantly affects the fertility of a woman. Nowadays, all the more people are choosing to start a family later on in life, either for professional or for financial reasons. Unfortunately, this life choice often has a negative impact on female fertility. Each woman is born with a specific amount of eggs, which decreases as she ages. This decrease is not linear and becomes more abrupt after a certain age. A healthy young couple has around a 20% chance of conceiving during one cycle. This chance remains at around the same level up to age of 30. After that, it starts decreasing, while after 37, the drop in chances is even more abrupt.

The Fertility Check-up includes: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (PRL), estradiol (E2), Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). It is performed on level -2, IASO Hospital, Monday-Friday 14:00-17:00, without an appointment, and the offer is valid until 31 July 2020.

To register for the free consultation for egg cryopreservation, call on (+30) 210 6184030 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IASO: 5 Deliveries Free-of-Charge to Celebrate Mother’s Day

IASO is offering you a gift for the greatest gift of your life!


For the 4th year running, IASO, the No. 1 Maternity Hospital in Greece, is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering 5 deliveries free-of-charge, through a Facebook and Instagram contest.

To participate in the contest, visit the IASO Group profile on Facebook ( and click on like on the page or follow us on Instagram ( Then leave a comment below the contest post, sharing with us what the word “mother” means to you!

You will be entered in the draw to win the IASO gifts!

Each package includes hospitalization fees for 3 or 4 days, operating room fees, general anesthesia or epidural, basic medical tests for the mother and neonate, materials and medications directly linked to natural delivery or C-section, and anesthesiologist’s fee. The offer is valid for natural deliveries or C-sections that will be performed until 31 August 2021. For further information about the terms of the contest, click on the following link:

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