Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, General Surgeon

SPECIALTIES

Robotic General Surgery

Bariatric Surgery 

EDUCATION

1987 – 1988    :      Chief Resident of General Surgery Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University

1983 – 1988    :      Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University Columbus Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. Completion of General Surgery Training, June 30,1988

1982- 1983     :      Flexible internship with surgical emphasis at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. in affiliation with Ohio State University

1974 – 1981    :      Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Medicine

1968 – 1974    :      “Venetokleio” High School of Rhodes, Greece

1962 – 1968    :      Elementary School of Arkasa, Karpathos, Greece

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

1992 – 1995    :    Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

PhD Dissertation, Subject: “Early Results of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”

POSTGRADUATE COURSES – CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

2012                   Advanced Course ACS 2012, Chicago, USA.

2011                    Hands-On Course for Single-Site Robotic Surgery with the VESPA    platform, IRCAD, Strasbourg,        France.

2011                    ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course. Web based modules (5.5 AMA PRA Cat.1 credits)

2010                    Advanced Course on Metabolic Surgery – IFSO 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2008                    Hands-On training Course on Hemorrhoid treatment with THD system (Transanal Hemorrhoidal    Dearterialization), Rome, Italy.

2007                    Advanced Course on Bariatric Surgery. XII World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. Porto, Portugal.

2007                    Advanced Workshop on Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. General Hospital of Leivadia and Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques. Arachova, 2007.

2006                    Hands-on course on Robotic Surgery. IRCAD University of Strasbourg – France.

2006                    Hands-on course on Robotic Surgery. International School of Robotic Surgery. General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Department. Grosseto, Italy.

HONORS – AWARDS - LICENCES – CERTIFICATIONS - MEMBERSHIPS  

EARLY ADOPTER OF INNOVATIVE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

  1. First applications of lasers in surgery in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, 1991.
  2. Initiation of laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, 1994.
  3. First application of AESOP 3000 (Automated Robotic Endoscopic System for Optimal Positioning) in Greece and Southeast Europe. Athens Medical Center. Athens, September 2000.
  4. First procedures of robotic surgery (da Vinci) in Greece. Athens Medical Center. Athens, September 2006.
  5. First worldwide experience with Single-Site Robotic Surgery. Athens Medical Center. Athens, February 2011.

September 2012           Award for successful organization of International Robotic Surgery Meeting “MIRA” 2011 in Athens as President of the meeting. SRS-MIRA-SLS 2012, Boston USA.

September 2012           Award: Best Honorary Video “Totally robotic Whipple pancreatectomy”. SRS-MIRA-SLS 2012, Boston USA.

October 2011                Rhodes Rotary’s Club. Dr. Konstantinidis was awarded for his contribution in surgical innovation in Greece. Rhodes, Greece.

November 2010           Honorary award as special guest at the STAM 2010 Symposium & Exhibition at the National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest, Romania

2007                           Award for contribution with live transmission surgery the 25th Hellenic Surgical Society Congress.

July 2007                    Awarded Poster in 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Title: Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal repair for inguinal hernia after previous radical prostatectomy or lower abdominal surgery – Our experience

June 2006                   Second prize for the paper “Oxidant Stress in Laparoscopy in comparison to Open Cholecystectomy”. 4th Multipurpose Medical Congress of Lakonia, Sparta, Greece

2002                           Awarded Poster in SAGES meeting for “Laparoscopic treatment of small bowel obstruction”

December   5, 2012     The Examination for Recertification in Surgery.

October     22, 1999     The Examination for Recertification in Surgery

December 12, 1990     American Board of Surgery

1988                      State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Surgery In Greece and European Union

July 31, 1985        State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine & Surgery In the State of Ohio

1982                     State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine & Surgery In the State of Indiana

1981                     ECFMG

1981                     FLEX (State of Indiana)

1981                     State Medical Board. Authorization to practice Medicine in Greece

Member of:

*            American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

*            American Society of Abdominal Surgeons

*            American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

*            American Society of Breast Surgeons

*            American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

*            European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques (EAES)

*            European Hernia Society (EHS)

*            Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS, since 1998)

*            International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)

*            International Association of Endocrine Surgeons)

*            International Federation of Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

*            MIRA (Minimally Invasive Robotic Association)

*            Ohio State Medical Association

*            SouthEastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS)

*            Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

*            Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

*            Society for Minimally Invasive Treatment

*            Society of Robotic Surgery

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

REVIEWER

2010 – Present: Journal of Robotic Surgery

2009 – Present: Obesity Surgery

2009 – Present: International Journal of computer-assisted Radiology & Surgery

PUBLICATIONS (ORIGINAL PEER-REVIEWED REPORTS)

  1. K.Konstantinidis, PC.Hirides, SC.Hirides, P.Chrysocheris, M.Georgiou. Cholecystectomy Using A Novel Single-Site(®) Robotic Platform: Early Experience From 45 Consecutive Cases. Surg Endosc. 26(9):2687-94. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2227-2, September 2012.
  2. GP.Moustris, SC.Hiridis SC, KM.Deliparaschos, K.Konstantinidis. Evolution Of Autonomous And Semi-Autonomous Robotic Surgical Systems: A Review Of The Literature. Int J Med Robot. 7(4):375-92. doi: 10.1002/rcs.408, December 2011.
  3. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis, D.Karakitsos. Robotic-Assisted Surgical Removal Of Pelvic Schwannoma: A Novel Approach To A Rare Variant. Int J Med Robot. 7(1):55-9. doi: 10.1002/rcs.369, March 2011.
  4. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, K.Anastasakou, A.Xiarchos. Current Status of Robotics in General Surgery. Hellenic Journal of Surgery. Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 114-124, April 2010.
  5. K.Konstantinidis. Role of laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of GERD (article in Greek). MD Science&Lifestyle Magazine. 3461, ISBN 1791-4582. 2009.
  6. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, A.Xiarchos. A Decade of Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Presentation of 1026 Patients with Suspected Appendicitis Treated in a single Surgical Department. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Vol.18, Numb.2, 2008.
  7. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis. Advances in surgical oncology: robotic surgery (article in Greek). Journal of Private Medical Practicioners (EELIA.org). Vol.21.April 2008.
  8. Κ.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Totally laparoscopic splenectomy for an unusual case of cough- induced spontaneous splenic rupture. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20: V087, 2006.
  9. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Multiple splenic necrotic cysts in the context of incidental cell arteritis treated  by  laparoscopic complete splenectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20:P454, 2006.
  10. G.Thedoropoulos, K. Konstantinidis, M. Vorias, G. Sambalis, M. Georgiou. Emergent laparoscopic right colectomy for cecal actinomycosis mimicking acute  appendicitis  (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 20:P225, 2006.
  11. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K. Anastasakou, N. Mpontozoglou. Laparoscopic resection of presacral schwannomas. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 15(5):302-4, September 2005.
  12. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K.Anastasakou. Cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel in a woman at 15 weeks’ gestation: Laparoscopic approach. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 15(4):244-5, August 2005.
  13. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Spanomihos, G. Sambalis, M. Vorias, M. Georgiou, K. Anastasakou. Laparoscopic-assisted small bowel resection for a leiomyoma causing recurrent hemorrhage of unknown origin. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 15(4):396-9, August 2005.
  14. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, G. Spanomihos, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou,  K.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Approach for GERD – Our Experience (abstract) Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S245, 2004.
  15. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou,M.Vorias, K.Anastasakou, G. Theodoropoulos. Cystic Lymphangioma of the Small Bowel in a Woman at 15 week-gestation (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S222, 2004.
  16. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou,  M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou, G. Theodoropoulos. Laparoscopic-assisted Small Bowel Resection for a Leiomyoma causing Recurrent Hemorrhage of Unknown Origin (abstract) Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18, 2004.
  17. K.Konstantinidis, K.Anastasakou,  M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou, G. Theodoropoulos. A Decade of Laparoscopic Appendectomy-Presentation of 1026 Patients (abstract). Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S217, 2004.
  18. K.Konstantinidis, G. Theodoropoulos, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou,     K.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy with Dor Fundoplication Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S245, 2004.
  19. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis ,M.Georgiou, K.Anastasakou,  G. Theodoropoulos. Laparoscopic Resection of Presacral Schwannomas. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol 18: S274, 2004.
  20. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou, G.Sambalis. Laparoscopic Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity.Our Experience. Obesity Surgery Vol.10, No. 4 page 346, August 2000.
  21. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias, M.Georgiou. Laparoscopic Removal of Adjustable Silicone Gastric Bands for Morbid Obesity Placed by ‘Open Technique’. Obesity Surgery Vol.10, No. 4 page 337, August 2000.
  22. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. The role of laparoscopy in bowel obstruction Br.J.Surg.,Vol.84, Supple. 2, June 1997.
  23. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Laparoscopic gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity: Our experience. Br.J.Surg. Vol.84, Supple.2, June 1997.
  24. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Bi-polar Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Surgical Endoscopy. Vol.10 No.5 page549, May 1996.
  25. K.Konstantinidis, G.Sambalis, M.Vorias. Small Bowel Obstruction Treated Laparoscopically. Surgical Endoscop Vol.9 No.5 page627, May 1995.
  26. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, S.Panagiotopoulos, S.Maragou, M.Vlachou, K.Simopoulos. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy Vol. 7 No. 3 page 236, May-June 1993.
  27. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Vlachou. Previous Abdominal Surgery & Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Minimally Invasive Treatment. Vol 1 Supplement 1, p.96, 1992.
  28. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, M.Vlachou. Difficult Gallbladder during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Minimally Invasive Treatment.  Vol 1 Supplement 1, p.95, 1992.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. K.Konstantinidis, A.Anastasakou. Laparoscopic Appendectomy. In: Ahmed AbdelRaouf ElGeidie (ed). Updated Topics in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery. InTech, November 2011.
  2. K.Konstantinidis, S.Hiridis. Advances in Surgical Oncology – Robotic Surgery. In: I.Bankousli (ed). Practical approaches to Clinical Oncology. Parisianos. Chapter4.1, 2008.
  3. K.Konstantinidis, M.Vorias, G.Sambalis, M.Georgiou. Laparoscopic Band Plication for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity. In: Ronald C. Merrell, Lampman, Robert M. Olson III (ed). Laparoscopic Surgery – A Colloquium. Springer. Chapter 13, 1999.

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