Chairman, Dept of General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Athens Medical Center
Vice President, Greek Chapter of American College of Surgeons
President of Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery
President of South Eastern European Robotic Surgical Society
Ass. Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University, USA
K.M.Konstantinidis MD,PhD,FACS is a General Surgeon and Director of the General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Clinic of Athens Medical Center.
He graduated the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki and completed his general surgery residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in affiliation with Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
He is a Clinical Assistant professor of Surgery at Ohio State University, USA.
He has published multiple scientific papers and has participated as co-author in 5 surgical textbooks.
He has been an invited speaker in more than 400 local and international meetings and has performed live surgeries during major surgical meetings and TV shows.
To date he has performed more than 14000 laparoscopic and over 750 robotic operations.
He is the first to introduce laparoscopic and robotic surgery in Greece. In 2000 he used the Aesop3000 robotic system and in 2006 he introduced the DaVinci system in Greece. Currently he practices surgery at his clinic and teaches minimally invasive techniques to other surgeons.
He is a member of 36 medical and surgical associations. In 2006 he founded the Hellenic Scientific Robotic Surgical Society. Since 2007 he has assisted the initiation of multiple robotic programs in Southeastern Europe as robotic surgical proctor. He has proctored over 200 procedures and he has organized multiple courses of laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
In 2008 he organized the First Robotic Surgical Symposium in Athens and in 2011 he organized the 6th International Robotic Surgical Meeting (MIRA 2011) in Athens, Greece.
He is the first elected president of Southeastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS). He was one of the three first surgeons to perform Robotic Single-Site Surgery with the new VESPA platform.
His practice in Athens Medical Center focuses on ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC & ROBOTIC SURGERY: Esophageal(Gerd,Diaphragmatic&Paraesophageal Hernia,Achalasia,Cancer). Gastric(Ulcer,Benign and Malignant Tumors,etc). Gallbladder and Common Bile Duct surgery. Small Bowel surgery(enterectomy,bypass,ileus,adhesions,etc.). Pancreatectomy WHIPPLE, distal pancreatectomy,Colorectal(Colectomies:Right,Transverse,Left,Low Anterior,Abdominoperineal,Rectal prolapse,etc.). Splenectomy,Adrenalectomy. Obesity Surgery(Gastric Bypass,LAPBAND,Sleeve Gastrectomy).Hernia Surgery(Inguinal,Ventral,etc.). Appendectomy,Liver Surgery(RFA for cancer,simple cysts,echinococcus cysts,partial hepatectomies etc.). Gynecologic Surgery:(Hysterectomy,Ovarian Cysts,Endometriosis,Pelvic pain,Uterine Fibroids,Adhesions,Pelvic lymphadenectomy,etc). Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, single site robotic surgery. OPEN SURGERY: Major Abdominal Trauma&Cancer Surgery. Hemorrhoid Surgery(Laser,HAL,THD,Longo technique)Pilonidal cysts. Thyroid,Parathyroid,Breast,Adrenal,Pancreatic surgery.