since 1974

health / pharmaceutical / health tourism

Our health team focuses on the legal and strategic issues faced by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. The firm’s reimbursement work spans regulatory, transactional, legislative, medicare reform, health management and litigation matters.

Vassilis Avgerinos, who leads the team, is a former Chairman of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Technology (IFET), where he worked extensively on matters relating to the work of the Health Care Financing Administration, now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

By integrating international health-related knowledge in our practice, we represent clients involved in virtually every facet of the health care system, including national and regional hospital networks and individual hospitals, managed care organisations, health insurers and fiscal intermediaries, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Our firm has been actively involved in the setting up and operation of a number of hospitals in Greece, such as FILOKTITIS Recovery & Rehabilitation Centre, ERASINIO Oncological Hospital and REA Maternity Hospital. It is currently acting as the in-house legal advisor of the latter.

Health tourism

AVGLaw is the legal representative of the Athens Heart Institute (AHI) which is based in HYGEIA Hospital in Athens. AHI offers the full range of heart and aortic surgical procedures: coronary bypass, valve surgery, aneurysm operations, cardiac arrhythmia surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, oncology, and adult congenital operations. With state-of-the-art equipment and world-class surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, and anesthesiologists, the AHI offers unique services to the cardiac patient with the lowest mortality and morbidity rates in the world. The medical team, led by Dr Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD, Chairman of the AHI, provides surgical care of the highest standards with compassion and professionalism.

HYGEIA hospital is the largest private hospital in Athens that offers the whole array of medical specialties in luxurious facilities. It is certified by TEMOS and the Joint Commission International, the only hospital in Greece with such certification. HYGEIA offers competitive prices for its services through AVGLaw, which has the full responsibility of arranging the medical consultation, travel, and execution of any medical and surgical tests and procedures. We take care of the needs of both the patient and the family, for the whole duration of your stay in Greece.

AVGLaw is also the legal representative of REA Maternity Hospital (www.reamaternity.gr), one of the most modern and state-to-the-art maternity and gynecology centres in Europe. REA provides both maternity and gynecology services in a beautiful environment near the sea, where women can benefit from a combination of tourism and medical services in one package.