HYGEIA Hospital
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6th Surgical Clinic

The 6th Surgical Clinic covers the full range of cutting edge – mostly laparoscopic- general surgery (i.e. treatment of surgical diseases and tumors of the abdomen, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, splenectomy, bowel obstruction, adrenalectomy, gastrectomy, hernia repair).

The department primarily specializes in colorectal surgery for benign and malignant disease, such as:

  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal abscess / fistula
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Anal fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal warts
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Anal stenosis
  • Colon surgery (right and left colectomy, total colectomy & J-pouch) is performed laparoscopically.

The Hospital’s 6th Department of Surgery is  the only  Center of Excellence in Greece, in the field of Colorectal Surgery.   Accordingly, the chief of the Department, Dr Constantinos S. Mavrantonis, has been awarded the title of Master Surgeon in Colorectal Surgery.  The Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery (COECS) certification is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC, http://www.surgicalreview.org), a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Carolina, USA. The internationally qualified SRC experts performed an on-site inspection and documented whether the numerous parameters and requirements of the standard are met. These include the surgical experience of the team and the implementation of recognized surgrical and  follow-up protocols.  Moreover, they assessed the safety with which procedures are performed, the low complication rates and the effectiveviness of treatment modalities. They also reviewed in detail the qualifications and training of the staff, the medical equipment and infrastructure, as well as the  Hospital’s comprehensive quality and patient safety plan, which has already received the Gold Seal of Approval® by the  Joint Commission International hospital accreditation organization.

Surgical diseases of the rectum:

The rectum is removed laparoscopically, applying all oncologic principles. Applying revolutionary operations such as laparoscopic intersphincteric rectal resection for ultralow rectal tumors, colostomies are avoided in most cases.
Complex fistulae and abscesses are investigated by endoanal ultrasound and treated with minimal injury to the anal sphincters.

The department’s educational activities include training of surgeons in laparoscopic colorectal surgery by means of seminars (www.lapcolectomy.org) organized since 2008, under the auspices of, and in cooperation with the European Surgical Institute (ESI) – Hamburg, Germany.

The department maintains scientific relations with the Cleveland Clinic Florida, department of Colorectal Surgery.

4th floor
Οffice 7

Telephone
+30 210 686 7139
+30 210 686 7141

Medical Team