Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki

Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki

Brain and Spine Specialist - Neurologist

  European Interbalkan Medical Centre, Chortiatis, Greece

  30 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr.Vasiliki is a distinguished doctor in the field of neurology. She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She was a research associate in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry at The Hospital of Ag.Dimitrios Thessaloniki .She also worked as an associate at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is currently working at the Medical Interbalkan Center ,Thessaloniki which is one of the largest and sophisticated hospitals in Greece.She has been the head of neurological department there since 2000 giving her an experience of 20 years as the Head of the department alone.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr.Vasiliki is a well known Neurologist and is highly experienced.She is not only an accomplished doctor but  also a reputed researcher. She worked as a Research associate at the Experimental Therapeutic Branch National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda Maryland. She has published numerous research articles in many national and international journals.She has presented in various conferences including the American Academy of Neurology in 2017.She is a member of the Hellenic Neurological Society and the European Neurological Society.

 

Past Experience

  • September 2000 to date Head of neurological department of the Medical Interbalkan Center
  • Jan 1996-Aug 2000:Associate Neurologist of St. Luke's Clinic
  • Jul 1993-Jan 1996: Associate at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jan 1988 –Dec 1988: Research associate at the Experimental Therapeutic Branch National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda Maryland.
  • November 1984-Oct 1987:Research Associate in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry at The Hospital of Ag.Dimitrios Thessaloniki

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Medical A.U.Th., Degree Excellent
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Member of the Hellenic Neurological Society and the European Neurological Society
Procedures
Brachial Plexus Injuries/Stereotactic Procedures

Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.


Brachial Plexus Injury Causes

Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:

  • Contact sports: Contact sports players may experience burners or stingers, which can occur when the nerves in the brachial plexus get stretched above their limits during collisions with other players.
  • Trauma: Several types of trauma, including motorcycle and car accidents or bullet wounds, can result in a brachial plexus injury.
  • Inflammation: Inflammation may also cause damage to the brachial plexus. An uncommon condition known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome or brachial plexitis causes brachial plexus inflammation without any trauma.
  • Tumors: Noncancerous (benign) or cancerous tumors may damage the brachial plexus.
  • Childbirth: Injury during complication of childbirth.

Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.


Brachial Plexus Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:

  • Burning sensation and shocks shooting down your arm
  • Weakness and numbness in your arm

More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:

  • Weakness or inability to use certain muscles of hand, arm or shoulder
  • Complete lack of movement and feelings (paralysis) in your arm, including your shoulder and hand
  • Severe pain

In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:

  • No movement in the upper or lower arm or hand of the baby
  • Arm flexed (bent) at the elbow and held against the body
  • Absence of Moro reflex on the affected side
  • Decreased grip on the affected side
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki have as a neurologist in Greece?

Dr.vasiliki has a combined experience of over 30 years and has an experience of 20 years as the Head of the neurology department.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki do as a neurologist?

Dr.Vasiliki consults with all diagnosis and treatments related to neurology.

Does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki provide Online Consultation?

Yes,Dr.Vasiliki provides online consultation through MediGence

What associations is Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki part of?

She is a member of the Hellenic Neurological Society and the European Neurological Society

When do you need to see a neurologist such as Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki?

Whenever there is a  need for  consultation regarding neurological symptoms,diagnosis and treatments or for a second opinion we can consult a neurologist such as Dr.Vasiliki

How to connect with Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki for Online Consultation through MediGence?

She can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry.A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the  online consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki have?
Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki is specialized in Greece and of the most sought after doctors in Brain and Spine Specialist.
Does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki have?
Dr. Kapitzoglou Vasiliki is one of the most sought after specialists in Greece and has over 30 Years years of experience.
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