Eleni Karafoka
Mavrou

GI & HERNIA SURGEON
(Laparoscopy - Robotic Surgery, Surgical Oncology)

GREECE - CYPRUS

Curriculum Vitae

safety     precision     elegance

Surgical Procedures

Open Surgery

Open Surgery

It is impossible to determine at what stage during the evolution of the human species the art of surgery first emerged. Most probably it was when a clever and daring healer realized that "what cannot be healed by medicine can be healed by the scalpel." Numerous findings, both prehistoric and later, suggest the application of surgical techniques for the treatment of various ailments.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery

Very early in the evolution of surgery, it was realized that surgical trauma triggers reactions and is responsible for the appearance of undesirable effects such as pain, bleeding, infections, ileus, etc. Since the beginning of the previous century, efforts had begun to reduce surgical trauma without altering the final result.

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Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

The concept of Minimal Interventional Surgery is nowadays well established in the conscience of every modern surgeon, who understands the need for reducing surgical trauma at all levels. The aim, even when operating laparoscopically through very small incisions and with very fine tools, is to perform very precise, targeted and effective movements so as to limit unnecessary injuries to tissue.

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Open Surgery

It is impossible to determine at what stage during the evolution of the human species the art of surgery first emerged. Most probably it was when a clever and daring healer realized that "what cannot be healed by medicine can be healed by the scalpel." Numerous findings, both prehistoric and later, suggest the application of surgical techniques for the treatment of various ailments.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

Very early in the evolution of surgery, it was realized that surgical trauma triggers reactions and is responsible for the appearance of undesirable effects such as pain, bleeding, infections, ileus, etc. Since the beginning of the previous century, efforts had begun to reduce surgical trauma without altering the final result. After much experimentation the result was the first Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in 1987, an achievement which paved the way for the magical world of Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Surgery.

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Robotic Surgery

The concept of Minimal Interventional Surgery is nowadays well established in the conscience of every modern surgeon, who understands the need for reducing surgical trauma at all levels. The aim, even when operating laparoscopically through very small incisions and with very fine tools, is to perform very precise, targeted and effective movements so as to limit unnecessary injuries to tissue. The more atraumatic the operation is, the quicker and painless the post-operative recovery, post-operative complications are close to zero, and in general the hardship of going through surgery passes with the least cost. As part of this generalised demand, the space-age technology of robots has gradually entered our everyday life.

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Safety in Surgical Operations
Safety

Safety in Surgical Operations

As surgical department director, I consider patient safety to be the dominant requirement and also my personal responsibility.

Through my personal choices and interventions, I aim to ensure that any risks are minimized and that any possible problem is effectively addressed.

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Precision

Precision with respect to the patient

Every patient is a unique and special case and should be treated as such.

Prior to each surgery, I personally take care of collecting and studying all necessary information.

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GI & HERNIA SURGEON (LAPAROSCOPY - ROBOTIC SURGERY, SURGICAL ONCOLOGY)
Elegance

Elegance and care for human body

My experience has taught me that when a surgeon operates on the basis of absolute respect for the tissue, the chances of error and complications are minimized.

It is in a woman's nature to love order and good taste, to have open channels of communication with the environment and an enhanced ability to perceive and understand incoming messages. In the language of sociology this ability is called "empathy".

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METROPOLITAN GENERAL

Greece

Director in Robotic Surgery and Surgical Oncology department at METROPOLITAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
3 Pythagora Street, 155 62 Cholargos Athens, Greece.
Tel: +30 211 9904340 (8:00 – 16:00),
personal mobile +30 6932 582 182

DIKTEON MEDICAL CENTER

Cyprus

290 Strovolos Avenue 2048, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 32 52 52 (8:00 – 20:00)
personal mobile +357 99 400 409
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Good health means "quality of life" and "quality of life" is the ultimate goal!

Counseling in Surgical Treatment

If you have a serious or complex surgical problem and have no access to a surgeon who can deal with it where you live, or if you require a second opinion, instructions on how to contact me are available here.

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