Metropolitan General’s 3rd Department of Vascular Surgery constitutes a modern Vascular Surgery Unit, which treats the whole spectrum of Vascular Surgery Diseases, offering innovative therapies.
Typical diseases and modern solutions
1. Superficial venous insufficiency (varicose veins, phlebitis)
Free yourself from annoying varicose veins with the help of the most modern, minimally invasive techniques (laser vein therapy, sclerotherapy); they are pain-free, involve neither incisions nor stitches, require short-term hospital stay, and deliver excellent aesthetic results.
Modern endovascular techniques not only eliminate varicose veins in a convenient manner for the patient, but, provided they are duly applied, they actually limit recurrences. Namely, intraluminal laser addresses neovascularization, which significantly contributes to old saphenectomy-induced recurrences. It is no coincidence that the American Academy of Vascular Surgery and Phlebology Guidelines 2011 are pretty straightforward: “…intraluminal treatment should be preferred over saphenectomy…”.
At our Hospital, the excellent treatment outcome in varicose veins management is well-ensured with customized and meticulous treatment planning, using “vein mapping”. “Vein mapping” is performed with the assistance of cutting-edge ultrasound (U/S) equipment, while it allows spotting on the affected foci, to help the intraluminal laser perform the procedure. The 3rd Department of Vascular Surgery holds extensive experience in the successful management of large-sized pathological veins, with the use of intraluminal laser.
2. Deep Venous System (DVS) diseases
Our Hospital surgically treats DVS diseases for the management of serious low extremity conditions, such as large edemas (swelling), ulcers (open wounds), and severe pain due to central veins obstruction in the lower extremities. Surgical planning is drawn up in cooperation with the University of Michigan, USA, and the valuable contribution of Professor Anthony James Comerota.
Dr. Nikolaos Tsekouras, MD, ECFMG, PhD Vascular Surgeon,
PhD awarded by the University of Athens
former Clinical Fellow Jobst Vascular Institute (Toledo, Ohio)
University of Michigan, USA
Dr. Christos Gkekas, MD, PhD, FEBVS Vascular Surgeon, PhD awarded by the University of Athens
Dr. Christos Gomatos, MD Anesthesiologist
Dr. Georgios Damasiotis, MD Anesthesiologist
Contact number: +30 210 650 2981