DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

ABOUT THE GENERAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT

Modern society, with the advancement of technology, has increased the hours we need to be seated, in the office working a lot of hours in front of a computer, moving mainly by car, etc. The result of this lifestyle is the strain of the anus and the increase of anal disorders, such as scars, haemorrhoids, fistulas, polyps, abscesses, pilonidal cysts. These are benign diseases, that disrupt though our daily routines and quality of life, while they are often degraded by the health system as they do not directly threaten the lives of those who suffer from them.

The treatment of anal disorders is provided by general surgeons specialized in this area, which means that they have good anatomical knowledge of the area, experience and of course it is applied in rooms with special technological equipment. Prior to the establishment of specialized and technologically equipped Proctological Clinics, gastroenterology through colonoscopy with a flexible colonoscope provided information for the diagnosis of the diseases of this area.

The creation of Proctological Clinics by general surgeons and the proctoscopy with self-illuminating disposable proctoscopes provide more information in a simpler way and with low cost.

Someone may fairly ask: why proctoscopy by a general surgeon is better than by a gastroenterologist? There are four clear reasons:

First proctoscopy is a simpler procedure than colonoscopy, as there is no need for special preparation, except for a low enema 30’ before the examination.

Secondly, it has a lower cost, since it requires just a disposable proctoscope.

Thirdly, it provides more information since disposable, self-illuminating, rigid recto-proctoscopes offer a better view and access to the area because they deal with the clamping mechanism, which tends to prevent flexible colonoscopy from diligently examining the area.

Last but not least, the fourth and equally important reason for the prominence of proctoscopy against colonoscopy is that the diagnosis of the disorder is done directly by the doctor who will treat it surgically, thus forming a personal view and opinion without having to rely on the colleague’ss, which has only made the diagnosis, information and opinions. Due to this direct personal view and information about the disorder by the doctor who will treat it, in many cases, the solution to the problem faced by the patient may be offered during the first examination.

To sum up, the existence of a specialized Clinic for Anorectal disorders offers easy diagnosis with low cost, minimal invasiveness, thus less pain for the patient. Let’s not forget that the usual procedure, before the establishment of these clinics, was a visit to the physician, referral to a gastroenterologist and eventually to a surgeon. Clinics for anorectal disorders have started appearing recently in our country while in other countries they have been operating for 20 years.

YODA Daily Care Unit, within the General Surgery Department, features a fully equipped Diabetic Foot Clinic, where bloodless cleansing is performed with modern low frequency ultrasound technology.

At YODA Day Care Unit there is an exemplary and fully equipped General Surgery Department, staffed by experienced and specialized medical and nursing staff. Always having the patient and the improvement of their health as our prime concern, the surgical department covers needs ranging from diagnosis and preoperative study to treatment and regular postoperative control for all invasive procedures that require sedation (with local anaesthesia and / or conscious sedation) such as:

  • Lumps / lipomas extraction
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Anal fistulas
  • Anorectal abscesses
  • Anal fissures
  • Inguinal hernias

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Address
25 Iroon Polytechneiou, Piraeus

Phone Number
210 42 22 260

GENERAL SURGERY TEAM

Stelios Divaris

General Surgeon

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

He served public health from 1987 to 1994, when he began working as a private surgeon. Since 2001, he has been a founding partner of the Metropolitan Hospital.

Ioannis Kalaitzis

General Surgeon-Ph.D. Medical School of Athens

He participates in the 4th Surgical Clinic of Errikos Dynan, while he maintains the position of General Surgeon in ALPHALIFE, the private multiclinic of ALPHABANK and the position of Medical Director in Total Care Network.