Urodynamics and Laparoscopy
Cacertified robotic surgeon
Dr. Andreou studied Medicine in France (Université Necker – Paris V), where he specialised in General Surgery, Urology, Urodynamics and Laparoscopy and received his Ph. D. Degree (Hôpital Universitaire de Rouen and Hôpital Foch – Paris V).
As a urological surgeon he started specialising in laparoscopic surgery as early as 2000 and received his University Laparoscopy Diploma from the University of Strasbourg in France. In 2001 he began his training in robotic surgery using the first internationally used device, namely robot Aesop, in France. Dr. Andreou is acertified robotic surgeon for the da Vinci® system by Intuitive Surgical U.S.A.
He received further training in major laparoscopic and robotic surgery for prostate cancer at Foch Hospital (Pr. Botto), at Bordeaux (Dr. Gaston), at Montsouris (Pr. Vallancien), at Creteil (Pr. Abbou) in France, as well as at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York under Professors Guillauneau and Scardino.
In 2005 Dr. Andreou treated Prostate Cancer cases using HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), while, in the same year, he specialised in the use of laser for the management of prostate hyperplasia (Green light) and lithiases (Holmium).
He served as a member of the Transplantation Team (2006- 2009) at Foch Hospitalin Paris, a centre with 120 procedures a year; of these, Dr. Andreas Andreou performed more than 60 kidney transplantations.
As a specialised urologist Dr. Andreou held the post of Chef de Clinique for three years at Rouen University Urology Clinics and at Foch Hospital in Paris, where he performed more than 1,600 procedures as chief surgeon and managed particularly serious cases, mainly using laparoscopic techniques.
Dr. Andreou returned to Thessaloniki, Greece, where he works as a urological surgeon; his name has been associated with the first robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy in Europe for the treatment of locally advanced penile cancer (the case was presented at the International Robotic Surgery Conference in Cyprus) as well as with the first robotic procedure in Thessaloniki for the treatment of localised prostate cancer, which was broadcast live (presented as a training seminar at the Macedonian Urological Symposium).
Dr. Andreou has participated as an expert in numerous international and Greek medical conferences, and co-authored research papers, international publications and presentations.
After he received his specialisation, Dr. Andreou worked for three years, as a qualified urologist, serving the post of Chef de Clinique at Rouen University Urology Clinics with Professor GRISE, as well as at FOCH Hospital in Paris with Professors BOTTO and LEBRET.
During this period Dr. Andreou attended to around 5,000 patients and performed 1,600 procedures, including 60 kidney transplantations; he treated particularly serious cases, mainly using laparoscopic techniques.
Since 2010 he has been living and working in Thessaloniki, where he operates as a private practitioner at the Interbalkan Medical Centre.
1993: 1st year of Medicine School, following an examination in Paris, at the Paris V Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital
1999: Medicine Degree - Certificat de synthèse clinique et thérapeutique (CSCT)
2000-2006: Surgical specialty following an examination at Rouen University Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen).
Dr. Andreou specialised in General Surgery and Urology at Hospitals in Rouen, Le Havre, Guadeloupe and Foch Hospital in Paris.
2003: University Diploma in Urodynamics at Bichat PARIS XI
2004: Thesis for Ph. D. in Medicine (THESE DE DOCTORAT D’ETAT EN MEDECINE)
2005: Title of Specialisation in General Surgery (DIPLOME D’ETUDES SPECIALISEES EN CHIRURGIE GENERALE)
2007: Title of Specialisation in Urology (DIPLOME D’ETUDES SPECIALISEES COMPLEMENTAIRES EN CHIRURGIE UROLOGIQUE)
2008: University Diploma in Laparoscopy - UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
2010: Certification by Intuitive Surgical U.S.A. for Robotic Surgery using the da Vinci®system.
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On 4/11/11 Dr. Andreou performed a Robotic radical prostatectomy using the Da Vinci® Robot system, in the context of the Macedonian Urology Symposium; the procedure was broadcast live at the congress auditorium.
On 30/11/2012 Dr. Andreou presented the first Robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy at the International Congress of Robotic Surgery in Limassol (SEERSS).
He organised and participated as a Laparoscopy Expert in 2 training seminars for Greek Urologists at FOCH Hospital in Paris: 11-12/06/2008 and 7-8/10/2009, where he performed a demonstration laparoscopic nephrectomy, a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and a laparoscopic total cystectomy with orthotopic neobladder.
He received further training in laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy at the following internationally recognised centres: Saint-Augustine Clinic, Bordeaux (Dr. Gaston, Pr. Piechaud) 2003 – Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, 10/2005 (Pr. Vallancien), Hôpital Creteil, Paris (Pr. Abbou) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York with Pr. Guillauneau and Pr. Scardino, 09/2007.
He received further training in open radical prostatectomy by Dr. Barré and Dr. Chauveau in Nantes, France.
He received further training in Ureteroscopy by Dr. J-R Gautier Toulouse, 03/2005.
He received further training in flexible ureteroscopy with the use of Laser by Pr. Traxer Hôpital Tenon, Paris, 03/2007.
He attended all conferences of the French Urology Society in the 2003-2008 period.
He attended the Conference titled ‘Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery’ - Bordeaux 2007.
He attended the Conference titled ‘Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery’ - Paris 2009
PhD Thesis: ‘Randomized study comparing piroxicam analgesia and tramadol analgesia during outpatient electromagnetic extracorporeal lithotripsy’.
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