CV INFORMATION

Konstantinos M. Konstantinidis, MD, PhD, FACS

Curriculum Vitae

Contents

GENERAL INFORMATION

PUBLICATIONS (ORIGINAL PEER-REVIEWED REPORTS)

BOOK CHAPTERS

INVITED SPEAKER (LECTURES AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS)

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

INVITED SURGEON AS PROCTOR & TEACHER

EARLY ADOPTER OF INNOVATIVE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

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GENERAL INFORMATION

CURRICULUM VITAE

Konstantinos Μ. Konstantinidis, MD, PhD, FACS

3-7 Distomou St.

Marousi, Athens 15125, Greece

Tel:   (0030)210-6107165

Fax:   (0030) 210-6157375

Mail: [email protected]

 

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

Citizenship: Greek, American

Family: Married to Marilena Vlachou, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Athens, Greece

Children: Sofia, Michael

Home Address: 1, Louki Akrita, Filothei, Athens, 152 37, Greece

Business Address: 3-5, Distomou street, Maroussi, Athens, 151 25, Greece

 

LANGUAGES

English, Greek

 

MEDICAL EDUCATION

1987 – 1988    :      Chief Resident of General Surgery Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University

1983 – 1988    :      Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. Completion of General Surgery Training, June 30,1988

1982- 1983     :      Flexible internship with surgical emphasis at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University

1974 – 1981    :      Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Medicine

1968 – 1974    :      “Venetokleio” High School of Rhodes, Greece

1962 – 1968    :      Elementary School of Arkasa, Karpathos, Greece

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

1992 – 1995    :    Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

PhD Dissertation, Subject: “Early Results of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSES – CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

2012                   Advanced Course ACS 2012, Chicago, USA.

2011                    Hands-On Course for Single-Site Robotic Surgery with the VESPA    platform, IRCAD, Strasbourg,        France.

2011                    ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course. Web based modules (5.5 AMA PRA Cat.1 credits)

2010                    Advanced Course on Metabolic Surgery – IFSO 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2008                    Hands-On training Course on Hemorrhoid treatment with THD system (Transanal Hemorrhoidal    Dearterialization), Rome, Italy.

2007                    Advanced Course on Bariatric Surgery. XII World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. Porto, Portugal.

2007                    Advanced Workshop on Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. General Hospital of Leivadia and Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques. Arachova, 2007.

2006                    Hands-on course on Robotic Surgery. IRCAD University of Strasbourg – France.

2006                    Hands-on course on Robotic Surgery. International School of Robotic Surgery. General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Department. Grosseto, Italy.

 

LICENSURE

1988                :     State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Surgery In Greece and European Union

July 31, 1985   :    State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine & Surgery In the State of Ohio

1982                :    State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine & Surgery In the State of Indiana

1981                :    ECFMG

1981                :    FLEX (State of Indiana)

1981                :    State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine in Greece

 

CERTIFICATION

December   5, 2012 :  The Examination for Recertification in Surgery.

October     22, 1999 :   The Examination for Recertification in Surgery

December 12, 1990 :   American Board of Surgery

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1988 – 1991    :      Clinical Assistant Professor of General Surgery at the Ohio State University

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

1991 – Today :       Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

1988 – 1991   :       Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio State, USA

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

1991 – Present:     Chairman, Department of General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and

Robotic Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

*            American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

*            American Society of Abdominal Surgeons

*            American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

*            American Society of Breast Surgeons

*            American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

*            European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques (EAES)

*            European Hernia Society (EHS)

*            Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS, since 1998)

*            International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)

*            International Association of Endocrine Surgeons)

*            International Federation of Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

*            MIRA (Minimally Invasive Robotic Association)

*            Ohio State Medical Association

*            SouthEastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS)

*            Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

*            Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

*            Society for Minimally Invasive Treatment

*            Society of Robotic Surgery

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES WHILE IN THE US

*            Academy of Medicine Columbus and Franklin County

*            American Association of University Professors

*            American College of Gastroenterology

*            American Medical Association

*            American Trauma Society

*            Columbus (Ohio) Surgical Society

*            European Laser Association

*            Ohio State University Alumni Association

*            Southwest Ongology Group

 

REVIEWER

2010 – Present: Journal of Robotic Surgery

2009 – Present: Obesity Surgery

2009 – Present: International Journal of computer-assisted Radiology & Surgery

ABSTRACT REVIEW IN CONGRESSES

2012 – SLS-MIRA-SRS International meeting about laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Boston, USA

2012 – SEERSS International Meeting about Robotic Surgery, Limassol, Cyprus

2011 – MIRA 6th International meeting about Robotic Surgery, Athens, Greece

ADVISORY BOARDS

2012                              Vice President of the Greek Chapter of American   College of Surgeons

2011 – present           Board Member of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Association (MIRA) Board of Directors.

2011 – present           First President of the Southeastern European Robotic Society

2011 – present           Medical Director of Athens Medical Center

2010                             Participation in Lap Band European R&D Advisory Board

2010                             IFSO Committee for Metabolic Surgery

2010                             Editorial Board Member of IFSO

2009                             European Surgical Advisory Board for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Expert National Committee for the research of the efficacy of bariatric laparoscopic operations and comparison between Lap Band and gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.

2007 – 2009              President of Greek Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

2008                              Scientific Committee. Society of Private Medical Practicioners (EELIA.org)

2006 – present          President of Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery

2003 – 2008               President of the Scientific Society of the Athens Medical Group

2002                              SAGES International Committee

 

HONORS & AWARDS

September 2012           Award for successful organization of International Robotic Surgery Meeting “MIRA” 2011 in Athens as President of the meeting. SRS-MIRA-SLS 2012, Boston USA.

 

September 2012           Award: Best Honorary Video “Totally robotic Whipple pancreatectomy”. SRS-MIRA-SLS 2012, Boston USA.

 

October 2011                Rhodes Rotary’s Club. Dr. Konstantinidis was awarded for his contribution in surgical innovation in Greece. Rhodes, Greece.

 

November 2010           Honorary award as special guest at the STAM 2010 Symposium & Exhibition at the National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest, Romania

 

2007                               Award for contribution with live transmission surgery the 25th Hellenic Surgical Society Congress.

 

July 2007                    Awarded Poster in 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Title: Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair for inguinal hernia after previous radical prostatectomy or lower abdominal surgery – Our experience

 

June 2006                   Second prize for the paper “Oxidant Stress in Laparoscopy in comparison to Open Cholecystectomy”. 4th Multipurpose Medical Congress of Lakonia, Sparta, Greece

 

2002                              Awarded Poster in SAGES meeting for “Laparoscopic treatment of small bowel obstruction”

NATIONAL SOCIETIES

*            Athens Medical Society

*            Greek Society for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (former PRESIDENT)

*            Hellenic-American Medical Society

*            Hellenic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgical Society

*            Hellenic College of Surgeons

*            Hellenic Hernia Society

*            Hellenic Medical Association

*            Hellenic Medical Society

*            Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery (PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER)

*            Hellenic Society of Endocrine Surgery

*            Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques

*            Hellenic Society of Hernia Surgery

*            Hellenic Surgical Society

*            Hellenic Surgical Society

*            Hellenic Trauma Society

 

VOLUNTARY SOCIAL SERVICE

2001 – 2010                  Voluntary Urban Practice (“Aegean Team”) to the following islands: Patmos, Astipalaia, Karpathos, Ios, Kasos, Ikaria.

 

PUBLICATIONS (ORIGINAL PEER-REVIEWED REPORTS)

  1. K.Konstantinidis, PC.Hirides, SC.Hirides, P.Chrysocheris, M.Georgiou. Cholecystectomy Using A Novel Single-Site(®) Robotic Platform: Early Experience From 45 Consecutive Cases. Surg Endosc. 26(9):2687-94. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2227-2, September 2012.
  2. GP.Moustris, SC.Hiridis SC, KM.Deliparaschos, K.Konstantinidis. Evolution Of Autonomous And Semi-Autonomous Robotic Surgical Systems: A Review Of The Literature. Int J Med Robot. 7(4):375-92. doi: 10.1002/rcs.408, December 2011.
  3. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis, D.Karakitsos. Robotic-Assisted Surgical Removal Of Pelvic Schwannoma: A Novel Approach To A Rare Variant. Int J Med Robot. 7(1):55-9. doi: 10.1002/rcs.369, March 2011.
  4. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, K.Anastasakou, A.Xiarchos. Current Status of Robotics in General Surgery. Hellenic Journal of Surgery. Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 114-124, April 2010.
  5. K.Konstantinidis. Role of laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of GERD (article in Greek). MD Science&Lifestyle Magazine. 3461, ISBN 1791-4582. 2009.
  6. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, A.Xiarchos. A Decade of Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Presentation of 1026 Patients with Suspected Appendicitis Treated in a single Surgical Department. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Vol.18, Numb.2, 2008.
  7. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis. Advances in surgical oncology: robotic surgery (article in Greek). Journal of Private Medical Practicioners (EELIA.org). Vol.21.April 2008.
  8. Κ.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Totally laparoscopic splenectomy for an unusual case of cough- induced spontaneous splenic rupture. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20: V087, 2006.
  9. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Multiple splenic necrotic cysts in the context of incidental cell arteritis treated  by  laparoscopic complete splenectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20:P454, 2006.
  10. G.Thedoropoulos, K. Konstantinidis, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Emergent laparoscopic right colectomy for cecal actinomycosis mimicking acute  appendicitis  (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20:P225, 2006.
  11. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K. Anastasakou, N. Mpontozoglou. Laparoscopic resection of presacral schwannomas. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 15(5):302-4, September 2005.
  12. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K.Anastasakou. Cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel in a woman at 15 weeks’ gestation: Laparoscopic approach. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 15(4):244-5, August 2005.
  13. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Spanomihos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K. Anastasakou. Laparoscopic-assisted small bowel resection for a leiomyoma causing recurrent hemorrhage of unknown origin. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 15(4):396-9, August 2005.
  14. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Spanomihos, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou,  K.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Approach for GERD – Our Experience (abstract) Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S245, 2004.
  15. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou,M.Vorias, K.Anastasakou, G. Theodoropoulos. Cystic Lymphangioma of the Small Bowel in a Woman at 15 week-gestation (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S222, 2004.
  16. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou,  M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou, G. Theodoropoulos. Laparoscopic-assisted Small Bowel Resection for a Leiomyoma causing Recurrent Hemorrhage of Unknown Origin (abstract) Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18, 2004.
  17. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou,  M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, G. Theodoropoulos. A Decade of Laparoscopic Appendectomy-Presentation of 1026 Patients (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S217, 2004.
  18. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou,     K.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Dor Fundoplication Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S245, 2004.
  19. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou, K.Anastasakou,  G. Theodoropoulos. Laparoscopic Resection of Presacral Schwannomas. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S274, 2004.
  20. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou, G.Sambalis. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity.Our Experience. Obesity Surgery Vol.10, No. 4 page 346, August 2000.
  21. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou. Laparoscopic Removal of Adjustable Silicone Gastric Bands for Morbid Obesity Placed by ‘Open Technique’. Obesity Surgery Vol.10, No. 4 page 337, August 2000.
  22. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. The role of laparoscopy in bowel obstruction Br.J.Surg.,Vol.84, Supple. 2, June 1997.
  23. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Laparoscopic gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity: Our experience. Br.J.Surg. Vol.84, Supple.2, June 1997.
  24. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Bi-polar Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Surgical Endoscopy. Vol.10 No.5 page549, May 1996.
  25. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Small Bowel Obstruction Treated Laparoscopically. Surgical Endoscop Vol.9 No.5 page627, May 1995.
  26. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, S.Panagiotopoulos, S.Maragou, M.Vlachou, K.Simopoulos. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy Vol. 7 No. 3 page 236, May-June 1993.
  27. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Vlachou. Previous Abdominal Surgery & Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Minimally Invasive Treatment. Vol 1 Supplement 1, p.96, 1992.
  28. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Vlachou. Difficult Gallbladder during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Minimally Invasive Treatment.  Vol 1 Supplement 1, p.95, 1992.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  1. K.Konstantinidis, A.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Appendectomy. In: Ahmed AbdelRaouf ElGeidie (ed). Updated Topics in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery. InTech, November 2011.
  2. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis. Advances in Surgical Oncology – Robotic Surgery. In: I.Bankousli (ed). Practical approaches to Clinical Oncology. Parisianos. Chapter4.1, 2008.
  3. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou. Laparoscopic Band Plication for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity. In: Ronald C. Merrell, Lampman, Robert M. Olson III (ed). Laparoscopic Surgery – A Colloquium. Springer. Chapter 13, 1999.

 

 

INVITED SPEAKER (LECTURES, PAPER AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS)

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  1. Da Vinci Single Site Cholecystectomy (lecture); webinar for Intuitive Surgical “da Vinci single site cholecystectomy”; online seminar; Athens, Greece, November 2012.
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  3. Single Site Robotic Surgery (lecture); FLIP 2012 (tele-conference); The Leela Palace, Chennai, India; October 2012.
  4. Single Site Robotic Surgery (lecture). 4thInternational Worldwide Congress of CRSA (Clinical Robotic Society Association). Chicago, Illinois, USA. September 2012.
  5. Robotic single-site subtotal hysterectomy. First case internationally. Presentation of our technique (video-presentation); 20th EAES Congress; Brussels; June 2012.
  6. Robotic hysterectomy of giant uterine fibroids weighing 1000g (video-presentation); 20th EAES Congress; Brussels; June 2012.
  7. Total robotic pancreatoduodenectomy ; Whipple procedure. Presentation of two cases(video-presentation). 20th EAES Congress; Brussels; June 2012.
  8. Difficult Robotic Cases – How to make the Difficult Easy (lecture). International Society of Surgeons, Gastrenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) Meeting; Bucharest; April 2012.
  9. Hints & tips on Robotic Splenectomy (lecture). 3rd Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Congress; Texas, Houston; November 2011.
  10. Robotic surgery from multiple to single port – our experience in Athens Medical Center (lecture). Serbian Diaspora Medical Congress ‘Medicine Worldwide and in Serbia’; White Palace; Belgrade, Serbia; September 2011.
  11. Single Site Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Si HD System (lecture). International Congress of Robotic Surgery. Yonsei Severance; Seoul,Korea; August 2011.
  12. Robotics Support New Platform – Robotic Surgery Single Site (lecture). World Robotic Symposium – General Surgery; Miami Florida, USA, June 2011.
  13. Robotic splenectomy – how I do it (lecture). World Robotic Symposium – General Surgery; Miami Florida, USA, June 2011.
  14. Robotic single site cholecystectomy (lecture). Robotic surgery round table. 19th E.A.E.S. Congress. Turin,Italy. June 2011.
  15. Prototype Database application with surgical practice checklists for intraoperative use with the Da Vinci System (video presentation).19th E.A.E.S. Congress. Turin,Italy. June 2011.
  16. Minimally invasive splenectomy in adults and children. Role of Robotic Surgery. Presentation of our techniques. (video presentation).19th E.A.E.S. Congress. Turin,Italy. June 2011.
  17. Robotic nephrectomy on a 7-year old child with secondary hypertension and atrophic left kidney. Report of a case (video presentation).19th E.A.E.S. Congress. Turin,Italy. June 2011.
  18. Robotic distal pancreatectomy with spleen preservation in a 61-year old woman with a pancreatic tail mass. Case presentation (video presentation).19th E.A.E.S. Congress. Turin, Italy. June 2011.
  19. Robotic Surgery : state-of-the-art (lecture). Ukrainian Surgical Congress; Ukrainian National Institute of Surgery and Transplantation; Kiev, Ukraine, May 2011.
  20. Robotic Spleen and Pancreas Surgery (lecture).Teleconference. Course on Robotic Abdomino-Pelvic Surgery of the School of Robotic Surgery of the European Institute of Oncology.Milan, Italy; January 2011.
  21. Robotic surgery in Athens Medical Center-Our 4 year experience (lecture). STAM 2010; Bucharest, Romania, November 2009.
  22. Robotic Heller Myotomy for Achalasia (lecture). 3rd International Expert’s Meeting on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and 1st International Metabolic Surgery Symposium. Session “Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery”; Athens, September 2010.
  23. Da Vinci Upper GI Surgery (lecture). 18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland. June 2010.
  24. Interactive Volume Rendering of CT Angiography Data during Robotic Surgical Procedures (video presentation). 18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland. June 2010.
  25. Da Vinci General Surgery. Our Three Year Experience (video presentation).18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland. June 2010.
  26. Totally Extraperitoneal Sports Hernia Repair Presentation of our Technique (video presentation).18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland. June 2010.
  27. Succesful Robotic Splenic Cyst Excision using the da Vinci System in a Young Girl: a Case Report (video presentation).18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland. June 2010.
  28. Totally Laparoscopic Control of Massive Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in a Young Man: Report of a Rare Case (video presentation).18th EAES Congress; Geneva, Switzerland; June 2010.
  29. 3 Years of Experience with the 4-Arm da Vinci System. When to use the Robot in General Surgery (video presentation); 5th Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MIRA); San Diego, January 2010.
  30. How Can the Surgical Robot Facilitate the Difficult Splenectomy? Review of the Literature and Presentation of a Rare Case (video presentation); 5th Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MIRA); San Diego, January 2010.
  31. Can the Robot Help in the Difficult Paraesophageal Hernia? Presentation of 2 Cases (video presentation); 5th Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MIRA); San Diego, January 2010.
  32. da-Vinci Splenectomy for a Rare Splenic Pseudocyst Elevating Ca 19-9. A Case Report (video presentation). 1st Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) Meeting. Chicago, USA. October 2009.
  33. Robotic Neurinoma Excision with Concurrent Use of Laparoscopic Neurostimulation to Protect Nervous Roots in the Vicinity of the Tumor. A Case Report (video presentation). 1st Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) Meeting. Chicago, USA. October 2009.
  34. Our Experience with Robotic Surgery in Greece – Limitations and Indications. (lecture):  19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). Beijing, China. September 2009.
  35. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Placement in a Patient with Morbid Obesity and Situs Inversus Totalis (lecture). Description of the Technique and Operative Challenges (Video presentation). 19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). Beijing, China. September 2009.
  36. Robotic Splenectomy for a Large non-parasitic Splenic Pseudocyst with Elevated Ca 19-9 Levels. A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Video presentation). 19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). Beijing, China. September 2009.
  37. The Future of Robotic Surgery. What have we accomplished so far? What’s coming next? (Video presentation). 19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). Beijing, China. September 2009.
  38. Robotic Neurinoma Excision in a Young Female Patient. A Case Report (Video presentation). 19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists). Beijing, China. September 2009.
  39. Robotic surgery from multiple to single ports (lecture). 1st international hands-on course SAMIS; Athens, June 2009.
  40. da Vinci Surgical Robot is very Promising in General Surgery After 2 Year- Experience in a Large Private Hospital in Greece (free paper presentation). 4th International Congress of Surgery – ΜΙRΑ 2009; Quebec, Canada. January 2009.
  41. Autonomous Movements of da Vinci Istruments Using Programmable Robotic Servos. Three-Dimensional Models of Intraabdominal Anatomy from CT-Angio. The Future of Robotic Surgery in Our Laptops (free paper presentation). 4th International Congress of Surgery – ΜΙRΑ 2009; Quebec, Canada. January 2009.
  42. Robotic Colectomy, Advantages & Prospectives (lecture). 2nd International Experts’ Meeting on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; Athens June 2008.
  43. Robotic Heller’s Cardiomyotomy for esophageal achalasia – a presentation of a simple and a complicated case (poster presentation). EAES 2008; Sweden, June 2008.
  44. Robotic approach for gastric lesions- Presentation of three cases (video presentation). EAES 2008; Sweden, June 2008.
  45. Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer – A presentation of 276 patients (oral presentation). EAES 2008; Sweden, June 2008.
  46. Robotic General Surgery (lecture). The Third James M. Blackford, MD Riverside Alumni Seminar. Ohio, USA. May 2008.
  47. Role of multidisciplinary team in management of the obese patient (poster presentation). 3rd Congress of IFSO-EC; Capri, Italy; April 2008.
  48. The da Vinci Robotic System in General Surgery – Initial Application in Greece (lecture). 3rd International Congress of Robotic Surgery. Scientific Dietetic Center of Excellence. Rome, Italy. January 2008.
  49. Laparoscopic and Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair (lecture). Dubai. December 2007.
  50. Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal hernia repair in athletes chronic  groin pain – Our experience (Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  51. Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair for inguinal hernia after previous radical prostatectomy or lower abdominal surgery – Our experience (Awarded Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  52. Robotically assisted laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the da Vinci robotic system – Our initial experience (Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  53. First application of the da Vinci robotic system in Greece – Our experience in general surgery (Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  54. Laparoscopically-assisted distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy for benign tumor of the tail of pancreas-A case report (Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  55. Robotically-assisted right adrenalectomy and cholocystectomy in a single operation-A case report (Poster). 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Athens, Greece. July 2007.
  56. Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair (lecture). 29th International Congress of the European Hernia Society. May 2007.
  57. Laparoscopic and Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair – Our Experience in the General and Obese Patient Group (free paper presentation). 29th International Congress of the European Hernia Society. May 2007.
  58. Early Experience with Robotic Technology in Laparoscopic General Surgery in Greece (lecture). 2nd International Congress Minimally Invasive Robotic Association. New York City, USA.
  59. Robotics in General Surgery: Our Experience (Poster). 2nd International Congress Minimally Invasive Robotic Association. New York City, USA. January 2007.
  60. Totally Laparoscopic Splenectomy for an Unusual Case of Cough-Induced Spontaneous Splenic Rupture (Video presentation). 13th International Congress of the EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques): «New Trends in General and Oncologic Surgery from Venice».Venice, Italy, June 2005.
  61. Emergency Laparoscopic Right Colectomy for Cecal Actinomycosis Mimiching Acute Appendicitis (Poster). 13th International Congress of the EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques): «New Trends in General and Oncologic Surgery from Venice».Venice, Italy, June 2005.
  62. Multiple Splenic Necrotic Cysts in the Context of Incidental Giant Cell Arteritis Treated by Laparoscopic Complete Splenectomy (Poster). 13th International Congress of the EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques): «New Trends in General and Oncologic Surgery from Venice».Venice, Italy, June 2005.
  63. Inteleukin (IL-6) Peroxisome Proliferators-Activated Peceptor γ (PPARγ) Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Colorectal Cancer. 39th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) European Surgical Research – Clinical and Experimental Surgery. Athens. May 2004.
  64. Cystic Lymphangioma of the Bowel in a Woman at Weeks Gestation: Laparoscopic Approach . SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  65. Laparoscopic-Assisted Small Bowel Resection for a Leiomyoma Causing Recurrent Hemor-Phage of Unknown Origin. SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  66. Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Dor Fundoplication for Esophageal Achalasia. SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  67. A Decade of Laparoscopic Appendectomy Presentation of 1026 Patients. SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  68. Laparoscopic Approach for Gerd-Our Experience. SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  69. Laparosscopic Resection of Presacral Schwannomas. SAGES Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses. Denver, Colorado, USA. April 2004.
  70. The Role of Laparoscopy in the Treatment of Visceral Pain (lecture). ALGOS 2002. International Symposium of the World Institute of Pain (WIP). Santorini, Greece, September 2002.
  71. Laparoscopic Approach in Small Bowel Surgery (Poster). 8th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. New York. March 2002.
  72. Laparoscopic gastric band placement (Video presentation). 5th Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. Genoa, Italy, September 2000.
  73. Laparoscopic Colectomy: A seven-year Experience (Poster). 7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Singapore. June 2006.
  74. Upper G.I. Laparoscopic Surgery (Poster). 7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Singapore. June 2006.
  75. Lower Right Abdominal Pain and Laparoscopy (Poster). 7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Singapore. June 2006.
  76. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair (Poster). 7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Singapore. June 2006.
  77. Laparoscopic Soled Organ Surgery – Initial Report (Poster). 7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Singapore. June 2006.
  78. The Role of Laparoscopy in Bowel Obstruction (Oral Presentation). 7th European Congress of Surgery. Athens. June 1997.
  79. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding in the Treatment of  Morbid Obesity. Our Experience (Oral Presentation). 7th European Congress of Surgery. Athens. June 1997.
  80. Laparoscopic appendectomy using the bipolar diathermy (Oral Presentation). 4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Trondheim, Norway. June 1996.
  81. Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery-Our Experience (Oral Presentation). 4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.Trondheim, Norway. June 1996.
  82. Small Bowel Obstruction treated Laparoscopically. Third European Congress on New Technology and Advanced Techniques in Surgery (Oral Presentation). Luxemburg. June 1995.
  83. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  First European Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S). Köln, Germany. July 1993.
  84. Difficult Gallbladder during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The Society for Minimally Invasive Treatment. 4th International Meeting. Dublin, Ireland. November 1992.
  85. Previous Abdominal Surgery & Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The Society for Minimally Invasive Treatment. 4th International Meeting. Dublin, Ireland. November 1992.
  86. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Oral Presentation). 1st United European Gastroenterology Week. 13th International Congress of Gastroenterology.7th European Congress of Digestive Endoscopy. Athens. September 1992.

 

REGIONAL

 

  1. Single Site Robotic Surgery (Keynote Lecture); 1st SEERS International Congress in Robotic Surgery; Grant Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, November, 2012.
  2. Robotic Surgery of the Upper GI (lecture); 15th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens. October 2012.
  3. Robotics in Upper GI Surgery (lecture). 14th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. ELPEN Pharmaceuticals Experimental Research Center, Athens, July 2012.
  4. Robotic Single Site Surgery (lecture); 6th National Congress of the Romanian Association for Endoscopic Surgery; Bucharest, Romania, November 2011.
  5. Single Site Robotic Surgery (lecture); 6th National Congress of the Romanian Association for Endoscopic Surgery; Bucharest, Romania, November 2011.
  6. Robotic Surgery: from many incisions to one incision. Serbian Diaspora Medical Congress 2011. Belgrade, Serbia. September 2011.
  7. Robotics in upper GI Surgery. 8th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens. Athens. Greece. May 2011.
  8. Robotic Surgery – Four years of experience. Symposium of Advanced Medical Technologies at the National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest, Romania. November 2010.
  9. Robotics in upper GI Surgery. 4th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens. Athens. Greece. May 2011.
  10. Robotics in Upper Gl Surgery. 3rd International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. Foundation of Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens. Athens. Greece. November 2009.
  11. Robotic General Surgery – State of the Art (lecture). 11th Pancyprian Surgical Congress Invited Speaker. Cyprus, December 2008.
  12. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair – 17 Year Experience (lecture). 11th Pancyprian Surgical Congress Invited Speaker. Cyprus, December 2008.
  13. Robotics in upper GI Surgery (lecture). 1st International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens; Athens, Greece. December 2008.
  14. Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery.  Limitations and capabilities. 8th Hellenic-Cypriot Surgical Congress. Nicosia, Cyprus. November 2007.
  15. Pericardial Cysts: Thoracoscopic Operative Technique. 2nd Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Endoscopic Surgery Congress. November 2002. Athens.

 

NATIONAL

 

  1. Robotic Whipple Pancreatoduodenectomy. Experience of our clinic (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  2. Robotic Cholecystectomy: From the multiport technique to single-site VESPA technique. First international experience (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  3. Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair and GERD. Experience of our clinic (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  4. Robotic procedures for spleen. Presentation of our techniques (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  5. Robotic-assisted removal of surgical blade from retroperitoneum (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  6. Advantages of the robotic approach to colorectal procedures (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  7. Heller Cardiomyotomy using the robotic system. Presentation of our surgical technique (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  8. Robotic removal of pericardial cyst through a single incision using the VESPA system. Presentation of the first case internationally (video presentation). 28th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2012.
  9. Obesity: A modern scourge and its treatment (lecture). The surgeon’s opinion. 18th Pan-Hellenic Convention of Internal Medicine. Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. October 2012.
  10. Robotics in Surgery Today (lecture). First Robotic Surgery Seminar for Greek Residents. Experimental Research Center, ELPEN, Athens, July 2012.
  11. Robotic Space Technology and its applications in Surgery (lecture). Scientific Society of Greek Medical Students, Αthens, May 2012.
  12. Applications of Robotic Surgery in Treatment of Pelvic Tumors (lecture). 22nd Annual Congress of the Medical Association of Nicosia, Nicosia, May 2012.
  13. Advantages and disadvantages of Robotic Surgery vs Open (lecture) during the round table : Current therapeutic management of rectal cancer targeting to preservation of function and minimization of complications. 8th Scientific Meeting of Clinical Radiotherapeutic Oncology. Nauplion, March 2012.
  14. 8th Scientific Meeting of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; Ioannina, 4-6 November 2011.
  15. Surgical Approach for neuroendocrine Tumors of the Digestive Tract (lecture). 12th Panhellenic Endocrine Surgery Congress. Αthens. November 2011.
  16. Robotic Surgery: Cost-effectiveness. 3rd Scientific Meeting. Greek Chapter of American College of Surgeons. Athens, November 2011.
  17. Obesity Surgery Treatment – Choosing the right type of Surgery – Case Studies (lecture). 2nd Multispecialists Symposium. Athens. October 2011.
  18. New technologies and innovations in robotic surgery (lecture). 10th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Athens, May 2011.
  19. Concerns regarding the profession of General Surgery in the private Sector. 1st Meeting of ‘Surgical Profession’ organized by the Hellenic Surgical Society. Athens, May 2011.
  20. State-of-the-art restrictive bariatric surgery (lecture).  Symposium: “Prevention and treatment of gastric bands complications”. Ippokrateion Athens General Hospital, March 2011.
  21. Robotic Surgery, Past, Present, Future (lecture). Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery: Prostate Cancer: Robotic Surgery and Contemporary Types of Treatment.
  22. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (lecture).  Symposium of Laparoscopic – Endoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2010.
  23. Robotic Surgery: Present and Future (lecture). Workshop: Future Medicine/ Pathological – Invasive & Surgical Practices Day. Athens, May 2010.
  24. Robotic Surgery: State-of-the-art (lecture). Round Table. 16th Scientific Meeting of Medical Students with 4th International Forum. Athens 16-18 April, 2010.
  25. Surgical Treatment gastro-esophageal reflux (lecture). Scientific Day “Newest Developments in Surgery” organized by Hellenic Surgical Society. Kalavrita, 2009.
  26. Robotic Surgery & Modern Reality (lecture). 7th Scientific Meeting of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Ioannina. November 2009.
  27. Robotic Surgery in Oncology (lecture). 15th Panhellenic Congress of Internal Medicine. Athens. October 2009.
  28. Cons of the Gastric Band (lecture). 6th National Congress of Obesity Surgery. Round Table : Controversies over bariatric operations” Athens. June 2009.
  29. Treatment of the Complications of the Gastric Band (lecture). 6th National Congress of Obesity Surgery. Round Table : Controversies over bariatric operations” Athens. June 2009.
  30. Robotic or Laparoscopic surgery. Advantages and disadvantages (lecture). 9th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery & International Symposium “Cooperation for the Development of Surgery”. Athens, May 2009.
  31. Intraoperative Navigation with Surgical Robotics (video presentation). 9th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery & International Symposium “Cooperation for the Development of Surgery”. Athens, May 2009.
  32. Robotic Removal of Pelvic Neurinoma (video presentation).  9th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery & International Symposium “Cooperation for the Development of Surgery”. Athens, May 2009.
  33. Robotic splenectomy. Our experience (video presentation). 9th Panhellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery & International Symposium “Cooperation for the Development of Surgery”. Athens, May 2009.
  34. Laparoscopic hernia repair with advanced PAM – Partial Abdominal Mesh (lecture). 3rd Spring Hernia Meeting. Debate session “The Ultimate Technique for Inguinal Hernia”. Santorini, May 2009.
  35. Robotic Surgery. Present and Future (lecture). Panhellenic Medical Congress. May 2009.
  36. Our experience in Robotic Surgery from 2006 to 2009 in Athens Medical Center (free paper presentation). Panhellenic Medical Congress. May 2009.
  37. Robotic Surgery in Athletic Injuries (lecture). 2nd Panhellenic Congress in Athletic Medicine Society. March 2009.
  38. The Surgical Robot da Vinci in General Surgery Two Years After the Initiation of the First Program of Robotic Surgery in Greece (lecture). 1st Panhellenic Robotic Congress. February 2009.
  39. Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse (lecture). Educational Program of Hellenic Surgical Society. Athens. December 2008.
  40. Application of robotic surgery in abdominal procedures (lecture). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  41. Robotic Assisted Sigmoidectomy and Lower Anterior Resection – presentation of 3 cases and description of our technique (video presentation). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  42. Robotic-assisted hepatic cysts removal – presentation of 3 cases (video presentation). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  43. Robotic Assisted ventral hernia repair. Results from a two year Robotic Assisted technique (video presentation). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  44. Robotic nephrectomy and adrenalectomy with intraoperative guidance by reconstructed angio-CT tomography for tumor of the right upper renal pole (video presentation). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  45. Robotic Surgery in Bariatric Redo Surgery: gastric band removal (lecture). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  46. Surgical treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease using the Da Vinci Robotic System (lecture). 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum 2008. Athens Hilton. November 2008.
  47. Robotic General Surgery State of the Art (lecture). 14th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine. Round Table “Robotic Surgery”. Athens. October 2008.
  48. Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (lecture). 14th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine. Round Table “Robotic Surgery”. Athens. October 2008.
  49. Robotics and General Surgery (lecture). 1st Seminar of Robotic Surgery in Gynecology. Athens. September 2008.
  50. Robotics and Bariatric Surgery. 1st Polythematic Congress of Dialogue between Primary Care Physicians and Surgeons. Round table ‘Results of Bariatric Operations Today’.  Athens, May 2008.
  51. Robotic Surgery (lecture). 15th Congress of the Medical Surgical Society of Corfu. Corfu. April 2008.
  52. Laparoscopic right, transverse, left colectomy and sigmoidectomy (lecture). Scientific Meeting entitled: “20+1 Years Laparoscopic Surgery & Other Surgery Techniques” by the Hellenic Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. Alexandroupolis, March 2008.
  53. Robotic General Surgery – Personal Experience (lecture). 1st Robotic Surgery Meeting in Greece: ‘Robotic Surgery, Present and Future’. Megaron Hall Athens, March 2008.
  54. Surgical complications during and following gynecological laparoscopic surgery (lecture). The general surgeon’s view. Hellenic Obstetrics & Gynecology  Society. 1st International Meeting Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Benign Diseases. Topographic Anatomy of the Pelvis Ureteric Dissection Complications. Athens, December 2007. 
  55. Robotic Surgery in Greece (lecture). 3rd Surgical Symposium of Central Greece under the auspices of the Hellenic Surgical Society and the Surgery Clinic of the Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly. Larisa. December 2007.
  56. Surgical Techniques for treatment of morbid obesity – Pros and Cons (lecture). Hellenic Institute of Studying and treating Nutrition Disorders. Athens, December 2007.
  57. First Robotic Right adrenalectomy with cholecystectomy in the same patient (free paper presentation). 10th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Endocrine Surgery. Athens, November 2007.
  58. Recognition and Conservation of the Retrograde Laryngeal Nerves in Complete Thyroidectomy with Nerve Stimulator (free paper presentation). 10th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Endocrine Surgery. Athens, November 2007.
  59. Contribution of Robotic Surgery in Oncology (lecture). 5th Scientific Congress of the Hellenic Team of  Clinical Radiotherapeutic Oncology entitled ‘Modern Strategies in Treatment of gastrointestinal, central nervous and lung tumors. Evaluation and treatment’. Kammena Vourla, Lamia, November 2007.
  60. Bariatric treatment of morbid obesity (lecture). Advantages and Limitations (lecture). 13rd Pan-Hellenic Congress for Internal Medicine – Capabilities and Limitations of Bariatric Surgery, October 2007.
  61. Adjustable Gastric Band (lecture). 8th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Satellite Symposium entitled “Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery”; Athens, July 2007.
  62. Surgery: The more is Better (lecture). 3rd International Congress on Gastrointestinal Ongology. Hellenic Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology, June 2007.
  63. The Role of the Surgeon in surgical treatment of the morbid obesity (lecture). Round Table entitled ‘Role of multidisciplinary team in surgical treatment of morbid obesity’. 5th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Obesity Surgery of the Greek Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery; Patras; June, 2007.
  64. Laparoscopic Treatment of Sports Hernia (lecture). Inter- hospital Symposium. College of Greek Orthopedic Surgeons. By the Athens Medical Group. Athens, May 2007.
  65. Laparoscopic Repair of Hernia by placement of semiabsorbable mesh (lecture). 2nd Winter Meeting, Updates on Hernia Repair. Delphi, December 2006.
  66. Robotic Surgery (lecture). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  67. Morbid Obesity (lecture). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  68. The use of mesh in the Incarcerated Hernias with Laparoscopic Approach (lecture). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  69. Laparoscopic Treatment of Rectal Cancer (oral presentation). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  70. Primary torsion of major omentum in an 8-year old child– Laparoscopic Treatment (video presentation). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  71. Simultaneous Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Placement for Morbid Obesity and Cholecystectomy (video presentation). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  72. Laparoscopic extra-peritoneal Repair of the Inguinal Pain of Athletes – Our experience(video presentation). 25th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum. Athens-Hilton. Athens, 2006.
  73. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Large Intestine – anorectal canal (lecture). Training Seminar of Endoscopic Surgery. Prof.E.Leandros. ‘Errikos Dynan’ Hospital. Athens, November 2006.
  74. Adjustable Gastric Band – Indications – Results (lecture). 4th Educational Congress entitled ‘Obesity and Gastroenterologists’ of the Hellenic Professional Association of Gastroenterologists. Athens, October 2006.
  75. Laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernias (lecture). 14th Congress of the Medical- Surgery Society of Corfu entitled: “Laparoscopic repair of the Abdominal wall Hernias”. Corfu, April 2006.
  76. Postoperative Ventral hernias (lecture). 3rd Pan-Hellenic Hernia Congress. Hernias and Synthetic Prosthetics – Problems – Complications. Thessaloniki, March2006.
  77. Gastroplasty procedures (lecture). 11th pan-Hellenic congress for Internal Medicine by the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine. Athens. October 2005.
  78. Laparoscopic treatment of morbid obesity (lecture).  Medical Multipurpose Congress. 1st and 2nd Cardiology Clinics of the University of Athens and the Hellenic College of Cardiology and Cardio surgery. Kalimnos, June 2005.
  79. Indications for laparoscopic approach of inguinal hernias (lecture). 7th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques. Ioannina, May 2005.
  80. Adjustable Gastric Band (lecture). 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress for the Surgery of the Morbid Obese. Hellenic Medical Association of Obesity. Athens, May 2005.
  81. Laparoscopic Appendectomy (lecture in round table). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Colorectal Surgery. Thessaloniki. February 2005         .
  82. Common Gene Polymorphisms Producing Inflammation and their connection with the Sporadic Cancer of the Large Intestine (oral presentation). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Colorectal Surgery. Thessaloniki. February 2005.
  83. Actinomycosis imitating acute appendicitis: Urgent Treatment with Laparoscopic Right Colectomy(oral presentation). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Colorectal Surgery. Thessaloniki. February 2005.
  84. The Value of Anal Mapping in Anal Intraepithelial Noplasia, AINIII. 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Colorectal Surgery. Thessaloniki. February 2005.
  85. Localized Peri-anal Mycosis Fungoides (Cutaneous Lymphoma from T-Cells, Stage IA). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Colorectal Surgery. Thessaloniki. February 2005.
  86. Laparoscopic Surgery (lecture). Symposium organized by the Hellenic Surgical Society & the Surgical Clinic of Nafplion General Hospital. Nafplion. December 2004.
  87. Examination and Treatment of Obese Patients (lecture). 1st Clinical Seminar of Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity. Loutraki, October 2004.
  88. Laparoscopic Surgery and Morbid Obesity (lecture)  – Role of gastric banding. Round table ‘Surgical Treatment of Obesity – Views and Oppositions’.4th Scientific Meeting of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery and the Hellenic Department  of the American College of Surgeons. Ioannina. December 2003.
  89. Robotic Surgery (lecture). Round table “Laparoscopic Telesurgery”. 4th Scientific Meeting of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery and the Hellenic Department  of the American College of Surgeons. Ioannina. December 2003.
  90. Managing Surgical Equipment (lecture). Round table ‘Operating Room Care’. 38th Pan-Hellenic Congress for Surgical Infections of the Pan-Hellenic Society for Surgical Infections. Athens, November 2003.
  91. Laparoscopic abdomino-perineal excision of large villous adenoma of the lower rectum: case presentation and presentation of our technique (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  92. Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy in a child (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  93. Laparoscopic Approach in Small Bowel Obstruction (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  94. A Decade of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  95. Laparoscopic excision of perineal tumors: Presentation of two rare cases of Neurilemmoma (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  96. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Large Intestine for malignant diseases  (video presentation). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  97. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (video presentation).  6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  98. Laparoscopic Surgery of Esophagogastric Reflux and Esophageal Achalasia (lecture). Round table entitled: ‘Laparoscopic Surgery’. Hellenic Surgical Society Training Program. Army Pension Fund Hospital Institute, Athens, April 2003.
  99. Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Acute Adbomen – Laparoscopic Appendicectomy (lecture). 2nd International Course on Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Organized by the Department of General Surgery of the University of Crete. Heraklion, Crete, March 2003.
  100. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Large Intestine Cancer (lecture). 2nd Hellenic Congress of gastrointestinal oncology: Colorectal Cancer   -   Modern Views. Athens, December 2002.
  101. Laparoscopic Removal of Right Ureter Calculus (video presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2002. Athens, November 2002.
  102. Laparoscopic Removal of Abdominal Giant Cystic Mass and Right Salpingo-oophorectomy (video presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2002. Athens, November 2002.
  103. Laparoscopic Removal of Giant Splenic Cyst (video presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2002. Athens, November 2002.
  104. Modern Surgical Techniques for treating  Morbid Obesity (lecture). 4th Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress for Obesity. Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity. Athens, February 2001.
  105. Lower digestive system (lecture). Laparoscopic surgery seminar of the Hellenic Surgical Society. Athens, February 2001.
  106. Role of laparoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of peritonitis (oral presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Αthens, November 2000.
  107. Laparoscopic treatment of the obstructive ileum (oral presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Αthens, November 2000.
  108. Robotic laparoscopic surgery– first presentation (oral presentation). ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Αthens, November 2000.
  109. Capabilities and limitations of Classic and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (lecture). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Pathology. Hellenic Society of Pathology. Athens, October 2000.
  110. Capabilities and limitations of Classic and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (lecture). 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Pathology. Hellenic Society of Pathology. Athens, October 2000.
  111. Inguinal hernias – Relapses and their surgical restoration (lecture). Experts Meeting: ‘Bubonocele – From Bassini to Lichtenstein and Laparoscopy’. June 2000, Thessaloniki.
  112. Reversible problems of the gallbladder in patients with thrombotic thrombopenic purpura. Follow-up with Computed Tomography (lecture). 9th  Interuniversity Radiology Congress. Athens, November 1999.
  113. Laparoscopic Colectomy – Our Experience (lecture). 18th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology. Athens, November 1999.
  114. Laparoscopic Repair of hernias in the Inguinal Region. Our Experience 1992-1999 (lecture). Hellenic Surgical Society Meeting focused on ‘Hernias of the Abdominal Wall’. Athens, June 1999
  115. The Contribution of Laparoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of the Intra-abdominal Tumors (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  116. Heller Laparoscopic Myotomy– Our experience (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  117. Laparoscopic Method of Surgical Treatment of Esophagogastric Reflux (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  118. Laparoscopic Treatment of Morbid Obesity by placement of Gastric Band (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998. XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  119. Laparoscopic Appendectomy as a method of Treating Acute Appendicitis” (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  120. Laparoscopic Appendectomy as a method of Treating Acute Appendicitis (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  121. Laparoscopic Treatment of Choledocholithiasis with regard to the Preoperative or the Operative ERCP (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  122. Laparoscopic Colectomy – Our experience (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  123. The part of Laparoscopy in the Obstructive ileum treatment (oral presentation). XXI Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress: ‘At the dawn of the 3rd millennium’. Athens, November 1998.
  124. Laparoscopic placement of adjustable gastric band in morbidly obese (lecture).1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Obesity Surgery. Heraklion, Crete, May 1998.
  125. Laparoscopic Fundoplication as the ultimate alternative solution to a long term conservative treatment (lecture). Scientific Meeting of the Gastroenterological Club of Piraeus entitled: ‘The Esophagogastric Reflux in Clinical Practice” and “Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents and Digestive System”; Evgenidio Foundation, Athens, February 1998
  126. Our Experience in Laparoscopic Surgery of Upper and Lower Abdomen (lecture). Pan-Hellenic Scientific Meeting of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques. ‘Laparoscopic Surgery in Greece in1997’. Metsovo, February 1997.
  127. Laparoscopic appendectomy using the bipolar diathermy (oral presentation). ΧΧ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress. Athens, November 1996.
  128. An interesting case of primary hyperparathyroidism (oral presentation). ΧΧ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress. Athens, November 1996.
  129. Lower Abdomen Laparoscopic operations. Our experience (oral presentation). 22nd Annual Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress. Athens, May 1996.
  130. Upper Abdomen Laparoscopic operations. Our experience (oral presentation). 22nd Annual Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress. Athens, May 1996.
  131. Screening of ectopic parathyroid adenoma with TL 201 & 99M TC-MIBI (oral presentation). Pan-Hellenic Congress of Nuclear Medicine; Rio, Patras, March 1996.
  132. Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery of the Upper and Lower abdomen: Experience of our team (oral presentation). 5th Pan-Peloponnesian Medical Symposium: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advancements in children and adults. Tripoli, October 1995.
  133. Laparoscopy-The Eye of the Umbilicus (oral presentation). 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 1995.
  134. Diagnostic &therapeutic value of Laparoscopy in Acute Appendicitis (oral presentation). 14th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology. Athens, November 1994.
  135. Combined Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Treatment of Gallbladder and Bile Duct Calculosis (oral presentation);14th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology; Athens, November 1994.
  136. Laparoscopic Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction (oral presentation). International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery. Athens, July 1993.
  137. Laparoscopic Drainage of Sub-Hepatic Abscess (oral presentation). International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery. Athens, July 1993.
  138. Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (oral presentation). International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery. Athens, July 1993.
  139. Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (oral presentation). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, July1993.
  140. Diagnostic &Therapeutic Laparoscopy in the acute abdomen (oral presentation). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, July 1993.
  141. Laparoscopic operations of the lower abdomen (oral presentation). 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of  Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, July 1993.
  142. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (oral presentation). 18th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress & International Surgical Symposium. November 1992, Athens.
  143. Application of CO2 & Nd:YAG Laser in General Surgery (oral presentation). 18th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress & International Surgical Symposium. Athens, November 1992.
  144. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (oral presentation). 18th Annual Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress & 2nd World Congress of the Hellenic Biomedical Diaspora. Athens, May 1992.

 

LOCAL

 

  1. Developments in Robotic Surgery (presentation).  Municipality of Chalandri. October 2012.
  2. Robotic Surgery (presentation).  Lions Club of Larnaca, Sun Hall Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus. October 2012.
  3. Robotic surgery – Present & Future (presentation). Interamerican Insurance Company. Ledra Marriott Hotel. October 2012.
  4. Robotic Surgery – Present & Future in Surgery (presentation). Annual Rotarian Meeting Semiramis Hotel, Kifisia, September 2012.
  5. 8th Scientific Meeting of Clinical Radiotherapeutic Oncology. Nauplion, March 2012.
  6. Robotic Surgery and Quality of Life (presentation). Seminar “Live Well – Be Well”. Benaki Museum, Athens. December 2011.
  7. Robotics in pediatric surgery (lecture). Meeting: “Pediatrics in Practice”. Athens Pediatric Center. December 2011.
  8. Robotic Surgery (presentation). From multiple incisions to single incision surgery. Iraklio Crete, 2011.
  9. Robotic Surgery (presentation). Open University of Vrilissia. November 2011.
  10. Robotic Surgery: Present & Future (presentation). Rhodes Rotary’s Club. October 2011.
  11. Robotic Surgery – Present & Future (presentation). Private school Nea Genia Ziridis. Athens, April 2011.
  12. Intraoperative neurostimulation during thyroidectomy (presentation). Athens; February 2011.
  13. Robotic Surgery and the Da Vinci robot (lecture). Gynecological Clinic of Attikon Hospital. Postgraduate Student training program. February 2011.
  14. Studying Medicine (presentation). College of Athens (Psichiko). February 2011.
  15. Robotic Surgery: Present and Future (presentation). Rethimno Rotary’s Club ‘House of Civilization’. Rethymno,Crete. January 2011.
  16. Robotic Surgery: Present and Future (presentation). Community center of the Open University courses. Aspropyrgos. January 2011.
  17. Robotic Surgery. The Future is Here (presentation). Municipality of Patras. Patras. November 2010.
  18. Robotic Surgery and its Benefits (presentation). 8th Informational Seminar of Pediatrics. Athens. November 2010.
  19. Robotic Surgery in Athens Medical Center – Four years of experience  (lecture). Meeting: Medical progress – advances in diagnosis and treatment. Thessaloniki, October 2010.
  20. Applications of Robotics in Surgery: Present & Future (lecture). Technical University of Athens. Biomedicine Technology Lab (Professor D. Koutsouris) Athens, June 2010.
  21. Pandora’s box: Acute Abdominal Pain  (lecture). Seminar: Feasibility & Limits of treating patients in urban health centers. Karpathos – Kasos. July 2010.
  22. Morbid obesity – Before and after an obesity surgery (lecture); Athens, February 2010.
  23. Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery: Present and Future (presentation). Municipality of Nafplio. December 2008.
  24. Robotic Surgery: The Evolution of Laparoscopic Surgery  (lecture).  Faculty of Pharmacy – Educational Program. National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. Athens October 2008.
  25. Surgical Treatment for Morbid Obesity – Recent Developments (lecture) . 3rd Polythematic Medical Congress at sea; July 2008.
  26. 2nd year of Experience in Robotic Surgery with the daVinci system. Possibilities and Applications (presentation). 3rd Polythematic Medical Congress at sea. July 2008.
  27. Thyroid gland (presentation). Environmental Society ‘PNOI’ & Health Organization of Maroussi Municipality. June 2008.
  28. Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery – Present and Future (presentation). 3rd Meeting of the 2470th District of the International Rotary and Rotary Club ‘Athens – Lecabetus’ entitled ‘Health–Hunger–Humanitarianism’. Athens. May 2008.
  29. Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery  (presentation). District Council of Korinthos – Parental Education Association. Korinthos, February 2008.
  30. Robotic and Laparoscopic Treatment of Morbid Obesity (presentation). 3rd Annual Open Symposium for Obesity and Nutrition. Athens, January 2008
  31. .

  32. Updates in Bariatric Surgery (lecture). Scientific Meeting entitled: “The modern paradox: From anorexia nervosa to morbid obesity”. Rhodes, October 2008.
  33. Robotic Surgery – Operations using a robotic system. The future of surgery in Greece (lecture). 2nd Medical Congress of the Armed Forces. Athens, November 2007.
  34. Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery. Present and Future (presentation). Invitation by the ZONTA Club of Athens. Athens, November 2007.
  35. Obesity: Medication – Surgical Treatment (lecture). Faculty of Pharmacy – Educational Program. National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. October 2007.
  36. One Year of Experience in Robotic Surgery using the da Vinci System (lecture). 2nd Multipurpose Medical Congress at sea, which was carried out by the Freelance Doctors Union of Attica; Mykonos, Rhodes; July 2007.
  37. Surgical treatment of Morbid Obesity; modern views (lecture). 2nd Multipurpose Medical Congress at sea, which was carried out by the Freelance Doctors Union of Attica; Mykonos, Rhodes; July 2007.
  38. Surgical Treatment of Obesity (lecture). Seminar: Nosology  and Sexuality. organized by the Hellenic Society of Education, Mental and Sexual Health. Athens, June 2007.
  39. Present and future of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (lecture). Pan-Karpathian Association of Rhodes. Rhodes, November 2006.
  40. Morbid Obesity (lecture). 2nd Open Educational Symposium for Obesity & Nutrition entitled: ‘Nutrition is a serious health issue. Discover the right nutrition. Understand the solutions’. Medical Diet Center. Athens September 2006.
  41. Pre-operative medication for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (lecture). Faculty of Pharmacy – Educational Program. National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. “Aristotelis” Convention Centre; Athens, September 2006.
  42. Laparoscopic Treatment of Morbid Obesity (lecture). 1st Multipurpose Medical Congress at sea. Freelance Doctors Union of Attica. September 2006.
  43. Results of Laparoscopic Treatment of the Typical, Atypical and  Extraesophageal Esophagogastric Reflux (lecture). Congress in the Navy Hospital. Navy Hospital, Athens, February 2006
  44. Pharmaceutical and Laparoscopic approach of the Morbid Obesity (lecture). Faculty of Pharmacy – Educational Program. National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. Athens 2006.
  45. Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery: Present and Future (presentation). Municipality of Filothei. Educational program for citizens of Filothei. Filothei, Athens, January 2006.
  46. Pharmaceutical and Laparoscopic approach of the Morbid Obesity (lecture). Faculty of Pharmacy – Educational Program. National Kapodistrian Univeristy of Athens. Athens, October 2005.
  47. Pediatric Surgery in Practice (lecture). Pediatric Training Seminar of the Athens Pediatric Center, Athens Medical Group. Athens, November 2003.
  48. New Prospects for the Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery (lecture). Patras Association «St. Andreas Protoklitos». Aegli Zappiou, Athens, December 2002
  49. Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity – Modern Techniques. Regular Scientific Meeting of the Athens Medical Group focused on ‘Morbid Obesity’. Athens, December 2002
  50. Laparoscopic – Endoscopic Pediatric Surgery (lecture). 1st Training Seminar of minimally- invasive Pediatric Surgery. ‘Agia Sofia’ Children’s Hospital, Athens. May 2002.
  51. Robotic Surgery (lecture). 5th Multipurpose Medical Congress. Athens Navy Hospital. Athens. February 2001.
  52. Our Experience in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (oral presentation). 14th Annual Medical Seminar Hellenic Medical Society of New York. The Medical Society of the Dodecanese. August, Rhodes 1997.
  53. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Upper and Lower Abdomen (oral presentation). Thirteenth Annual Medical Seminar of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York and the Medical Society of Heraklion Crete. Heraklion, Crete, September 1995.

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  1. President of the 1st SEERS International Congress in Robotic Surgery. Grant Resort; Limassol, Cyprus, November 2012.
  2. Vice President of the Greek Chapter of ACS; 98th ACS Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois; October 2012.
  3. President and organizer of Postgraduate Master’s Class – General and abdominal surgery; Conference faculty and moderator during the scientific meeting. SLS •MIRA • SRS – JOINT ANNUAL MEETING AND ENDO EXPO 2012; Boston, September 2012.
  4. President of the Scientific Committee at the 14th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe.
  5. Scientific Director of the First Robotic Surgery Hands On Course for Surgical Residents; Athens, July 2012.
  6. 3rd International Congress CRSA 2011, Houston, November 2011.
  7. 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes. New York, 28-30th March 2011.
  8. Chairman of Plenary Session III during lecture ‘Gynecological cancer: is there a role for robotic surgery?’. 9th International Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. September 2011.
  9. XVI World Congress of the International Federation for the surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders; Hamburg, Germany; August 2011.
  10. Chairman of round table with live surgery using the VESPA Single-Site technique for Robotic Cholecystectomy and ICG fluorescence; International Congress of Robotic Surgery; Yonsei Severance; Seoul, Korea, August 2011.
  11. 97th ACS Clinical Congress. Continuing Medical Education. ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course. Chicago; June, 2011.
  12. 96th ACS Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, 2010 (51 AMA PRA cat.1 credits).
  13. 2nd International Congress CRSA 2010, Chicago, 2010.
  14. Member of the Editorial Board; XV World Congress – IFSO 2010 Long Beach / Los Angeles, California, 2010.
  15. Symposium of Advanced Medical Technologies at the National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest. Romania, 2010.
  16. Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS). San Diego, 2010.
  17. ARCE (Romanian Association for Endoscopic Surgery) Congress 2009; Bucharest, Romania, November 2009.
  18. 95th ACS Clinical Congress. Chicago, 2009.
  19. 7th International Alpine Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting. Saalfelden, Austria, 2009.
  20. Faculty member; Moderator during the session: ‘New Frontiers in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Part IV’; Chairman during the session “Clinical Case & Free Papers Laparoscopic, Robotic & Endoscopic Techniques’; Chairmann during the session ‘Frontiers in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery: Part IV’; Chairman during the session ‘Video Festival Laparoscopic Procedures: Part IV’; 19th World Congress of the IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists); Beijing, September 2009.
  21. 14th World Congress of IFSO; Paris, France; August 2009.
  22. Member of the organizing committee of ALGOS 2009 International Symposium of the World Institute of Pain. Myconos; Greece June 2009.
  23. 4th International Medical Exhibition. Participation as the President of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery. Athens, 2009.
  24. 94th ACS Clinical Congress. San Francisco, October 2008.
  25. XIII World  Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders; Buenos Aires, Argentina; 24-27, September 2008.
  26. 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 2008.
  27. 10th Symposium of the Romanian Chapter of IASGO (International School of Surgical Oncology) entitled “Recent Advances in Digestive Oncology”, Romania, 2008.
  28. Moderator of round table “Applied technology in clinical practice: Reality and prospectives”. 3rd Panhellenic Congress and International Forum of the Greek College of Surgeons. Athens, April 2008.
  29. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 7th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, USA, 2007.
  30. 93rd ACS Clinical Congress. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007.
  31. 10th Word Congress of Endoscopic Surgery and 14th International Congress of EAES, Berlin, Germany, September 2006.
  32. International Workshop on Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden, 2006.
  33. Bariatric Surgery Workshop of European School of Laparocopic Surgery. Saint Pierre University Hospital. Brussels, 2006.
  34. Member of the Hellenic Cooperative Hernia Group. 1st Winter Meeting ‘Updates on Hernia Repair’. Organized by Hellenic Cooperative Hernia Group under the auspices of European Hernia Society (EHS). Karpenisi, Greece. March 2005.
  35. 1st Worldwide Meeting of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association. Innsbruck, Austria, 2005.
  36. 27th International Congress of the European Hernia Society. Turin, Italy, 2005.
  37. 10th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2005.
  38. Great Incisional-Hernia Debate. Laparoscopic vs Open; London, 2005.
  39. The Arctic Circle; Rovaniemi, Finland, 2004.
  40. 89th Annual Clinical Congress. Continuing Medical Education (American College of Surgeons), Chicago, USA, 2003.
  41. 7th O.E.S.O. World Congress (World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus); Paris, 2003.
  42. 8th World Congress on the International Federation for the Surgery Obesity – 5th International Symposium on Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery – 17th International Symposium on Obesity Surgery; Salamanca, Spain, 2003.

 

NATIONAL

 

  1. Chairman and speaker in the opening ceremony of the hands-on seminar ‘Essentials of HHeaefeffefff head and neck trauma’. Scientific Society of Greek Medical Students; Athens, November 2012.
  2. Chairman of the round table “Meet The Experts – Obesity: A modern scourge and its treatment during the 18th Pan-Hellenic Convention of Internal Medicine. Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens. October 2012.
  3. President of the Scientific Committee at the 14th International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe, ELPEN Pharmaceuticals Experimental Research Center, Athens, July 2012.
  4. Chairman of the round table at the Panhellenic Convention of Obesity Surgery, entitled “Gastric Band. New advancements or a procedure in decline”, Athens, 2011.
  5. Member of the Scientific and Organizational Committee. Moderator of the round table “Rectal Cancer. New Approaches” during the 2011 Congress of Hellenic Colorectal Society – Larisa, 2011.
  6. Member of the Scientific Committee and Moderator; 2nd Multispecialists Symposium entitled ‘Obesity Surgery Therapy – Choosing the right type of Surgery – Case Studies’, Athens, October 2011
  7. Chairman during the round table ‘Robotics SILS and Robotic Single Site Surgery: New technologies and innovations in robotic surgery’; 10th Panhellenic Conference of Laparoendoscopic Surgery; Athens, May 2011.
  8. Moderator; Educational program of Hellenic Surgical Society; Athens, May 2011.
  9. 7th Panhellenic Conference for Obesity Surgery. Athens; May 2011.
  10. President of the meeting; Moderator of the Single Site Surgery Round Table; Moderator of Robotics Surgery Simulation Marathon;  6th Annual International Robotic Surgery Congress MIRA, entitled ‘Robotics Surgery Marathon: Clinical Practice, Education & the Simulation Olympics’; Athens Hilton; Athens 2011.
  11. Chair of Round Table; Panhellenic Congress of Obesity Surgery entitled ‘Gastric Band. New advancements or a procedure in decline?’; Athens, May 2011.
  12. Member of the Scientific and Organizational Committee; Moderator of Round Table; Symposium of the Hellenic Society of Colorectal Surgery entitled ‘Rectal Cancer. New Approaches’; Larisa, March 2011.
  13. Medical student Seminar entitled: ‘Medicine in the future: Internal medicine, Surgery and Invasive Specialties’; Scientific Society of Greek Medical Students; Athens, May 2010.
  14. 1st Symposium in Robotic Gynecologic Surgery. Athens, March 2010.
  15. 4th Panhellenic Symposium for Hernia. Greek Surgical Society & European Hernia Society. Athens, 27-29 November 2009.
  16. Moderator of round table III: ‘Robotic Surgery & Modern Reality’; 7th Scientific Meeting of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; Ioannina, November 2009.
  17. Chairman during the Lecture of Dr. Kalfarentzos entitled ‘Metabolic Surgery’; 15th Panhellenic Conference of internal Medicine; Athens, October 2009.
  18. ‘Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery’.Seminar entitled: ‘Woman and current lifestyle’. Municipality of Athens – Department of youth and sports; Athens; June 2009.
  19. Chairman during the Lecture of Professor D.Jayne entitled ‘Robotics in colorectal surgery: Pros and Cons’; 3rd Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Intestinal – Rectal Surgery. Athens 2009.
  20. Moderator during the session ‘Robotic-assisted fundoplication in a single institution. What have we gained so far?’; Chairman during the lecture ‘Sleeve gastrectomy for management of morbid obesity’; Chairman during the Round Table with subject ‘Robotic Surgery Today’; 9th Panhellenic Conference of Laparoendoscopic Surgery & International Symposium “Cooperation for the Development of Surgery”; Athens, May 2009.
  21. Scientific meeting: “Newer development in molecular biology and surgery of colonic cancer”. Hellenic Surgery Association. Athens; April 2009.
  22. Member of the scientific committee and Chairman during session III lectures: ‘Pelvic denervation procedures for the management of pain in DIE’; ‘Excision of deep endometriosis involving the large bowel’; ‘Robotics in the treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis’; ‘Distant sites and surgical excision of deep endometriotic lesions’ ;2nd International Meeting entitled ‘Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: The Laparoscopic Challenge’; Grande Bretagne Hotel; Athens, December 2008.
  23. Moderator during the round table ‘Robotic Surgery in Modern Clinical Practice’. 26th Panhellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgical Forum. Athens 2008.
  24. Moderator during live surgery broadcasts. Scientific Meeting: ‘Obesity – Problems and Management’. Crete 2008.
  25. Moderator during the round table entitled: “Laparoscopic Colectomy”. Scientific Meeting entitled: “20+1 Years Laparoscopic Surgery & Other Surgery Techniques” by the Hellenic Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. Alexandroupolis, 2008.
  26. Chairman during the round table ‘Robotic Surgery’. 14th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine Athens, 2008.
  27. Moderator in the scientific meeting entitled: “The modern paradox: From anorexia nervosa to morbid obesity”. Rhodes, October 2008.
  28. Anniversary Meeting (1928-2008) of the Hellenic Surgical Society. Athens, June 2008.
  29. Moderator at the ‘Experts Meeting : Results of Bariatric Operations Today’ during the 1st Polythematic Congress of Dialogue between Primary Care Physicians and Surgeons; Athens, May 2008.
  30. President of the Scientific Committee; Chairman during the lecture “Military Investments in Robotics”; Chairman during the lecture “Robotic Prostatectomy – Our Experience”; Chairman during the lecture “Robotic General Surgery – State of the Art”; Chairman during the lecture “Robotic Pancreatic and Liver Surgery”. 1st Robotic Surgery Meeting in Greece entitled: ‘Robotic Surgery, Present and Future’. Megaron Hall Athens, March 2008.
  31. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st Scientific Meeting of Endoscopic Surgery through natural orifices (NOTES) with international participation. Athens, March 2008.
  32. Moderator during the session “Upper GI and Bariatric surgery”. 6th Scientific Meeting of advanced Laparoscopic Surgery under the auspices of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques. Ioannina, November 2007.
  33. Member of the Scientific Committee.10th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Hellenic Society for Endocrine Surgery, November 2007.
  34. Member of the Scientific Committee. 5th Scientific Congress of the Hellenic Team of  Clinical Radiotherapeutic Oncology entitled ‘Modern Strategies in Treatment of gastrointestinal, central nervous and lung tumors. Evaluating and treating complications’. Kamena Vourla, Lamia, November 2007.
  35. Moderator during the session entitled: “Gastric Cancer: Latest Developments”. 3rd International Congress on Gastrointestinal Ongology. Hellenic Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology. Hersonissos, Crete, June 2007.
  36. Chairman during the lecture entitled ”Ten-year experience of the General University Hospital of Heraklion in the laparoscopic treatment of morbid obesity”. 5th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Obesity Surgery of the Greek Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Patras, June 2007.
  37. Mo derator during the session: “Are There Differences in the Mesh’s Quality?”. Member of the Congress `s Scientific Committee. November, 2006.
  38. Member of the Organizing Committee. Scientific Congress by the Α’ DYPE of South Aegean. Carried out by the Medical Association of Kyklades under the auspices of the Prefecture and the Municipality of Hermoupolis. Hermoupolis, 2006.
  39. Chair during the round table entitled: “The Capabilities of Laparoscopic Surgery Today”. 14th Congress of the Medical- Surgery Society of Corfu ‘Laparoscopic repair of the Abdominal wall Hernias’. Corfu, April 2006.
  40. 1st International Experts’ Meeting on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery’. Organized by the Surgical Clinic of Athens Euroclinic (Director:HC.Pappis MD)  and the Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery of Bordeaux-France. Athens, September 2006.
  41. Member of the Scientific Committee. 1st Multipurpose Medical Congress at sea. Freelance Doctors Union of Attica. September 2006.
  42. Moderator during the round table ‘Laparoscopic Surgery for Etxragynecological Localization of Endometriosis’. Laparoscopic Symposium: ‘Endometriosis’. Under the auspices of the LITO Maternity Clinic and the Hellenic Society for Gynecological Endoscopy. Athens, July 2005.
  43. Member of the Scientific Committee. Moderator of the round table entitled ‘Laparoscopic Approach of Hernias’. Moderator during the round table entitled: ‘Laparoscopic Treatment of Morbid Obesity’. 7th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques. Ioannina, May 2005.
  44. Member of the Scientific Committee. Chairman during the oral presentations. 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress for the Surgery of the Morbidly Obese. Hellenic Medical Association of Obesity. Athens, May 2005.
  45. International Symposium «Colorectal Games». Department of General Surgery University Hospital of Heraklion Medical Schiik, University of Crete. Athens. February 2005.
  46. Member of the Organizing Committee. Moderator during the round table entitled: “Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity”. 24th Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2004. Hellenic Surgical Society. Thessaloniki, October 2004.
  47. 3rd Scientific Congress of Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity entitled ‘Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome’; Αthens, April 2004
  48. Chairman during the round table entitled: “Energy Forms in General Surgery”. 1st Pan-Hellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society for Digestive Surgery. Athens, November 2003.
  49. Member of the Scientific Committee. 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  50. Moderator in the Round table entitled: ‘Laparoscopic Surgery’ .Hellenic Surgical Society Training Program. Army Pension Fund Hospital Institute, Athens, April 2003.
  51. Member of the Scientific Committee. 2nd International Course on Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. Organized by the Department of General Surgery of the University of Crete. Heraklion, Crete, March 2003.
  52. Scientific Meeting entitled: «Sports Medicine: Athletic Injuries». Carried out by the Scientific Society of the Athens Medical Group under the auspices of the Secretariat General Athletics, Ministry of Culture. Athens, April 2005.
  53. Moderator during the round table entitled ‘Advancements in the Surgical Treatment of the Colorectal Cancer’. 2nd Hellenic Congress of gastrointestinal oncology: Colorectal Cancer   -   Modern Views. Athens, December 2002.
  54. 1st International Congress on Laparoscopic and Open Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Athens, 2002.
  55. Moderator during the round table “General and Specific Complications of Laparoscopic Surgeries”. Acting chairman of the thematic module:”Laparoscopic Surgery 4”. Moderator during the round table entitled: ”The problem of Morbid Obesity from a surgical point of view”. ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2002. Athens, November 2002.
  56. Chairman during round table. 1st South European Medical Laser Congress: Laparoscopic Applications, Santorini 1993.

 

INVITED SURGEON AS PROCTOR & TEACHER

 

  1. Vice-President and Lecturer. 13th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. December 2012.
  2. President and organizer of the 1st Robotic Surgery Postgraduate Course for Surgical Residents. ELPEN Pharmaceuticals – Experimental Research Center. Athens, July 2012.
  3. Vice-President and Lecturer. 12th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. ELPEN Pharmaceuticals – Experimental Research Center. Athens, Greece. July 2012.
  4. Vice-President and Lecturer. 11th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. November 2011.
  5. Chairman during the educational surgical seminars organized by the Hellenic Chapter of American College of Surgeons. Athens 2011.
  6. Vice-President and Lecturer. 8th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. May 2011.
  7. Vice-President and Lecturer. 5th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. November 2010.
  8. Live Surgery Broadcasting to the 2nd Annual e-Health   Congress in Dubai. June 2010.
  9. Vice-President and Lecturer. 4th International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. May 2010.
  10. Laparoscopic Training Course – Live Surgery Transmission to the 1st Symposium of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Nicosia, Cyprus. April 2010.
  11. Vice-President and Lecturer. 3rd International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. November 2009.
  12. Vice-President and Lecturer. 2nd International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. May 2009.
  13. Vice-President and Lecturer. 1st International Workshop in robotic surgery for Southeastern Europe. Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens. Athens, Greece. December 2008.
  14. Robotic Surgery Proctorship in Fundeni Hospital, General Surgery and Liver Transplantation Center, Surgical Oncology of the Digestive System and Laparoscopic Surgery in Bucharest Romania. Live Surgery Transmission.2008.
  15. During the 15th Congress of the Medical Surgical Society of Corfu on 4 April 2008, two operations were performed live from Athens Medical Center, one Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair (Nissen) and one Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Placement for Morbid Obesity. Corfu, Greece 2008.
  16. Laparoscopic Training Course & Proctorship in the General Hospital of Larnaca, Cyprus, 2005
  17. Organizer of the Pre- Congress Training Seminar of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. 7th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery of the Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery & Other Interventional Techniques. Ioannina,  May 2005.
  18. Organizer of the 1st Pre- Congress Training Seminar of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery entitled: “Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery of the Large Intestine”. 6th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and 6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery. Athens, May 2003.
  19. Scientific Program of General and Laparoscopic Surgical Clinic – Weekly scheduled lessons to Medical Students (October – June 2002 to present).
  20. Laparoscopic Training Course & Proctorship in the Surgical Clinic of Belgrade University of Belgrade, Serbia. 2002.
  21. Instructor of the Training Seminar entitled: ‘Laparoscopic Surgery of the Upper Abdomen’. ΧΧΙΙ Pan-Hellenic Surgical Congress – International Surgery Forum 2002. Athens, November 2002.
  22. Training of the Postgraduate Students of Athens School of Pharmacy in the Surgical Clinic (Biopharmaceutics – Pharmacokinetics Lab) in the framework of clinical practice of the Postgraduate Diploma with Specialization in Clinical Pharmaceutics. 2001 – present.
  23. Laparoscopic Training Course & Proctorship in Gaza. Palestine 1996.
  24. Laparoscopic Training Course & Proctorship in the island of Kos, Greece 1996.
  25. Laparoscopic Training Course in Navy Hospital of Athens, Greece, 1994.
  26. Laparoscopic Training Course in General State Hospital of Athens (G.Gennimatas), Greece, 1994.
  27. Laparoscopic Training Course in Dimokriteio Hospital Thrakis, Greece. 1992 – 1994.
  28. Laparoscopic Training Course in Venizeleio Hospital of Crete, Greece. 1992 – 1993
  29. Laparoscopic Training Course and Proctorship in University Hospital of Crete, Greece. 1991 – 1992.
  30. Laparoscopic Surgery Proctorship: Chatzikosta Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. 1991 – 1992.
  31. Laparoscopic Surgery Proctorship: University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. 1991 – 1992.
  32. Responsible for medical students of the Ohio State University in the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio, U.S.A. 1988 – 1991.
  33. Teaching Attending Surgeon of General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. 1988 – 1991.

 

 

EARLY ADOPTER OF INNOVATIVE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

 

  1. First applications of lasers in surgery in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, 1991.
  2. Initiation of laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, 1994.
  3. First application of AESOP 3000 (Automated Robotic Endoscopic System for Optimal Positioning) in Greece and Southeast Europe. Athens Medical Center. Athens, September 2000.
  4. First procedures of robotic surgery (da Vinci) in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, September 2006.
  5. First worldwide experience with Single-Site Robotic Surgery. Athens Medical Center. Athens, February 2011.