Dr. Athanasios Bekos, Urologist

EDUCATION - EXPERIENCE

Dr. Bekos received his Degree in Medicine (1993) and the title of Urology specialist(2002) from the School of Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He received his Ph.D. Degree, his Final Thesis title being ‘Haemodynamic Disorders in Cases of Bent/Curved Penis’ (2007), with top marks, from the School of Medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

He attended a one-year further training course (2003) and specialised in Laparoscopic Surgery of the Urinary System at Leipzig University Urology Clinic(Germany) on a European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP) for Clinical Fellowship.

Dr. Bekos served as a Registrar B΄ at the 2nd University Urology Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he performed the first successful laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in Greece (‘Papageorgiou’ Hospital). He also contributed towards establishing the Endourology – Laparoscopy Dpt. of the Clinic.

He specialised and became a certified Robotic Surgery specialist in Urology.

Dr. Bekos has his private practice in Thessaloniki as a urological surgeon and 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 Congress of Robotic Surgery 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). 

He has twice been a member of teams who received 1st prizes at international conferences.

Dr. Bekos has also specialised - and received his licence to perform ultrasonography on organs of his specialty from the Ministry of Health and Welfare (9/6/2003, Decision Υ7α/ΓΠ 42804) - as well as in Andrology (Centre of Reproductive & Sexual Health - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). 

He has chaired or been a member of panels at numerous international and Greek urology conferences and has a wealth of research, clinical and teaching experience; Dr. Bekos has also made numerous publications in international and Greek medical journals. 

MEMBERSHIPS

Urological Association of Northern Greece.

European Association of Urology [EAU]

European Board of Urology

Hellenic Urological Association [EOE]

Founding member of the Dpt of Endourology-Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery and Urological Technology of the Hellenic Urological Association

South-Eastern Europe Robotic Surgery Society [SEERSS].