OUR NEWS (2018)

December 14, 2018, Athens

Dr. Shiridis, Dr. Chiridis and Dr. Koutras welcomed the medical students and young doctors of our society at a unique meeting ... from the future of robotic surgery!
The meeting, organized by Medical Updates Social Network, included a comprehensive series of presentations:
Robotics in Gynecology (P. Chiridis)
Robotics in General Surgery (S. Chiridis)
Robotics in ORL (A.Pataridou)
and Robotics in Urology (B.Golezakis)
It also included a show of three-dimensional robotic surgical videos with special glasses handed to all participants, so that they could witness the actual 3D experience acquired by the robot (moderators : surgeon S. Chiridis and gynecologist C Koutras).
A discussion on the future prospects of robotic surgery in Oncology and other specialties followed, with participation of the oncologist-radiotherapist G.Zannos, surgeon N.Verveniotis and ENT surgeon V.Kokmotou.
Finally, a hands-on course of surgical suturing took place, using the brand new,  da Vinci Xi robotic system (demonstrators: G. Koutras, P. Fountas) combined with a small competition for the best performance with robotic surgical simulator.

December 12, 2018, Athens

Interview at STAR TV for Surgical Robotics, with Katerina Papakostopoulou

Robotic Surgery is the ultimate solution for chronic reflux disease and its complications. How to get rid of heartburn and indigestion problems and how to get rid of the possibilities of getting cancer of the esophagus through it. 
Wednesday at 21:00 at  www.star.gr/webtv with Savvas  Chiriides, Director of General Surgery and Robotic Surgery, Athens


If daily routine is unbearable due to heartburn, burning, esophagitis, stomach pain, or in some cases of hoarseness and chronic coughing, you may also need to consult your robotic surgeon. Let's discuss the possibility of hiatal hernia repair surgery in Athens Medical Center, for permanent relief from regurgitation and medication.


8 December 2018,

Athens Medical Center    

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ROBOTIC HERNIA REPAIR - Pioneer surgery at a good pace in Athens Medical Center !!
It is estimated that men are 25% more likely to develop groin hernias, while for women this percentage falls to about 2%. In 20% of cases hernia coexists on both sides (bilateral). Inguinal hernia causes a variety of symptoms such as swelling, discomfort during increased intra-abdominal pressures or upright position; even occasional pain, especially when part of the bowel protrudes through it. Hernia is clearly a mechanical problem (defect in the abdominal wall) and should therefore be surgically repaired. Classic hernia procedures require incision of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and underlying muscle (external oblique muscle), while the mesh is placed over the defect and is fixed with sutures. Hence, chances of the hernia coming back after a classic repair is greater than with laparoscopic and robotic techniques. 
Latest technology brings the opportunity of a Robotic Hernia Repair during which surgery is performed entirely through three small, 7 mm incisions and the mesh is placed under the defect, in such a way that any pressure helps to better stabilize and shape it with the body. In robotic surgery, surgeons have a three-dimensional representation of their anatomical field, while the robotic instruments offer motion-freedom similar to that of a human wrist, significantly facilitating intra-abdominal suturing. The Robotic Hernia Intervention is now offered by the team of Dr. Savvas C. Hirides, a pionneer robotic surgeon in Greece since 2007,

December 3, 2018, Athens

ROBOTIC SINGLE INCISION SURGERY - When 'one' is the best number for you!

"SINGLE - SITE ROBOTIC SURGERY: The Benefits of being Single!"

Almost 8 years have passed since the beggining of Robotic Single Site Cholecystectomy, that was performed in Athens Medical Center  for the first time in the world in early 2011, along with two other centers from Italy and Switzerland. Today this experience has expanded successfully, and our Single Site Cholecystectomy patients are discharged right after their procedures, virtually without any visible scars, because the whole procedure is performed through a very small, special incision, hidden in the grooves of umbilicus.

Our latest cases concern a 51 years old patient with cholecystitis due to bile stones and with serious episodes of previous pancreatitis, and a  48-year-old woman with severe inflammation of the gallbladder. Gallbladder removal is performed entirely with the robot through a hidden, small subumbilical incision, thanks to da Vinci Single Site technology. It is worth noting that the above intervention is performed exclusively by the Robotic Surgery team of Athens Medical Center throughout the whole country.

This technology is evolving rapidly and soon the successor of Single Site, the long-awaited SP system that has just been released in the States, is expected to reach European hospitals as well.


November 24, 2018, Bucharest           



Dr. Savvas Hirides as an invited speaker to the 1st Robotic Surgery Symposium of the Romanian Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery (ARCE) with international forum, which took place in a joint meering with the 10th Symposium of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, 23-24, November 2018 in Bucharest. Cypriot General Surgeon Dr.Hirides from Athens Medical Center, travelled to Romania to be "among friends" as well said by famous bariatric surgeon Dr.Catalin Copaescu who was also president of th congress. Among the world famous speakers participating in the meeting were: Dr.I.Popescu, Dr.G.Gortchev, Dr.B.Safadi, Dr.J.Dargent, Dr.L.Angrisani,Dr.V.Tomulescu, Dr.I.Coman, Dr.R.Sener, Dr.S.Tomov, Dr.O.Stanciulea, Dr.N.Crisan και Dr.J.Colpaert.

During the last two days, Dr Hirides gave three lectures with the following titles:

- Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair. Dilemmas in Obese Patients.

- Robotic Inguinal Hernia and Sports Hernia Repair. The future is here for hernia surgery.

- Robotic Single-Site Cholecystectomy. Our technique for Scarless Gallbladder Surgery.

"the most encouraging fact today in World Trade Center, Bucharest, was the huge participation of young surgeons in this most successful, new congress. Young people getting involved with the charms of surgery, exactly in the way it happened to us 17 years ago. And you know what? If it begins, this love, never ends..."


November 5, 2018, Nicosia         

From Obesity Surgery to Diabetes Surgery!
Interview of Dr.Hirides at RIC Classic with Sascia Constantinou.
"Honored to be in conversation with #robotic #surgeon 
Dr Savvas Hirides about #diabetes #weight #obesity #gastrectomy 
#SaskiaUnreserved #interviews #RikClassic #international #medical "

November 4, 2018        

Robotics Inguinal/Sports Hernia Repair at Athens Medical Center!
Surgical Robotics began in Athens Medical Center! Surgical Robotics matured in Medical Athens for the past 12 years! Our most recent success is Robotic Inguinal Repair Without Tacker Fixation of the Mesh, a procedure with ultra-fast recovery, successfully applied even to professional athletes with the so-called "adductor syndrome" (athlete hernia).
Dr. Hirides and his team performed a totally robotic repair of a bilateral inguinal hernia hernia in a 36-year-old athlete, through three 7 mm incisions.
"In athletes suffering from abdominal pain, anatomy may have changed after years of hard training even without finding a" classic "herniation. Because these children support their entire career in their bodies, the highest precision is required in which therapeutic approach both diagnostically (multipurpose group with specialized orthopedic and physiotherapists), as well as surgery (experienced surgeon in the minimally traumatic herniation surgery) .The robotic anatomy of the groin appears in front of us large, stable, three-dimensional and absolutely clear.The possibility of intra-abdominal suturing allows us to fix the grid with strong seams, instead of firing laparoscopic carpets on the abdominal wall that are often associated with chronic pain and morbidity studies following herniated surgery. The athlete leaves the clinic 6-8 hours after surgery and returns to the workout one month after ... "
Dr. Chiridis has been involved with robotic surgery since her inception in Greece in January 2007. She has been performing robotic procedures at Medical Athens in Maroussi, while she recently began collaborating with the MEDICAL THESSALONIKI MEDICAL CENTER

November 1, 2018, Plateia Syntagma, Athens


Well-known novel writer Menios Sakellaropoulos expressed his gratitude  to Dr. Savvas Hirides, in the preface of his new book

"Savvas Hiridis, the surgeon who uses robots instead of scalpels! Such humble people wait patiently tonight among the crowd; and yet their daily tasks have to do with human lives. Most of them do it with conventional instruments, but Savvas prefers his robots! "
With these words Menios Sakellaropoulos thanked Dr. Savvas Hirides in public last inght in the center of Athens at Syntagma Square, during the presentation of his new book.The "Pyramid of Anger" is a staggering, human story taken from the struggle for survival that thousands of Greek families today spend in the economic - and not only - global crisis. Mr. Sakellaropoulos worked hard, and used information from the Department of Homicide, the Korydallos Prison, and the Children Hospital of Penteli. For medical matters, he addressed Dr. Hirides from Athens Medical Center, the neurologist Dr. Tountopoulou from the Aeginition Hospital, and the cardiologist Dr. Kalahane from the Children Hospital. Strong and impulsive, as always, the well-known author honored the people who stood by him in the difficult task of researching and writing this exquisite novel. Remarkable is the wish he made in the preface of his book, Menios Sakellaropoulos:
"to stop cutting people's lives as flowers and to prevent ignorance anytime from wherever it comes!"

October 26, 2018, Athens

Doctor's article on STAR TV blog for Robotic Hiatal Hernia/ GERD Repair

"... Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GER) employs 25-30% of the population in Europe, while 4 out of 10 people in Greece are regressing, but only one in ten has perceived their diagnosis properly," says surgeon Dr. Savvas Chirides.

Of the patients with symptoms of GER, 40-60% also have oesophagitis, notes Mr. Hiridis and adds: "GGD is a risk factor for the development of esophageal cancer, further increasing the importance of diagnosis and timely and effective treatment disease. Exotic osteoarthritis associated with GER occurs in up to 50% of patients with noncardiogenic chest pain. 78% of these patients complain of chronic hoarseness and 82% of symptoms of asthma. More than 50% of patients with GER have no findings in gastroscopy, making it even more difficult to diagnose ...

... ".

Read the whole article here


October 19, 2018, Thessaloniki


Dr. Hirides as an invited speaker at the 27th Medical Congress of Armed Forces, during his presentation for Robotics in General Surgery this morning.

All the latest developments in robotic surgery of hernia, diaphragmatic and gastroesophageal reflux, stomach, small intestine, bile and pancreas, adhesion / relief of chronic post-operative pain, and obesity / diabetes mellitus (Metabolic / Diabetes Surgery).


October 19, 2018, Thessaloniki


Surgeon Dr. Hirides speaks about the benefits of Robotic Surgery in patients with diaphagamolitis, hernias, stomach, intestine, bile, papagreat, spleen, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The whole  interview here


October 13, 2018, Nicosia                                                                                                    

New Surgery Task Force Surgery published in the journal Advances in Obesity, Weight Management And Control
Laparoscopic and robotic ventral hernia repair in obese and morbidly obese patients: initial experience and review of the literature  
Hirides S, Verveniotis N, Galanopoulou R, Metaxas P, Polyzou A, Hirides P
Athens Medical Center, Greece
Received: August 10, 2018 | Published: October 01, 2018  
Introduction: Laparoscopic repair of large parietal wall defects is a well-accepted and safe option for class II and class III obesity patients. Apart from cardiorespiratory and anesthesiological parameters, the main concerns with such patients include the relatively higher risk of wound infection and recurrencies as well as postoperative hemorrhage and port-site hernias. However, the advantages over classic - open repairs are well demarcated in the literature. Robotic surgery is a newcomer in the field of hernia surgery with unknown superiority towards older, established approaches.
Material: Nine hernia repairs were performed in eight patients with BMIs> 35, aged 31-74 years. Their hernias were epigastric (n = 2), umbilical (n = 3) and incisional (n = 4). All patients underwent full preoperative workup, including history, physical examination, evaluation by cardiologist, anesthesiologist, as well as pneumologist and gave consent for the procedures as well as for this paper. Large incisional hernias were treated with self-expanding or self-adhering mesh. A robotic approach was used in five cases. One patient who underwent a sleeve gastrectomy had his umbilical hernia repaired during the same procedure.
Results: All eight patients followed an uncomplicated course. Patients were discharged as soon as intestinal function returned (postoperative days 2-4). Seromas developed in four patients and were treated by aspiration of the collection. In our largest patient (BMI = 47) an infection of the camera port site was noted on postoperative day 7, and was drained successfully on an outpatient basis.
Conclusion: Initial access and induction of pneumoperitoneum has been the most challenging phase of all hernia repairs in obese patients. Robotics seems to facilitate extensive adhesions during incisional hernia repairs. Self-expanding meshes help fast and correct placement of mesh in large defects, decreasing technical challenges

October 8, 2018, Athens


Article of surgeon Skeiridi in "Parapolitics"
"... About 7 years ago, we entered with my teacher, on a plane to Strasbourg, for the first contact with the new robotic system, which in its absolute confidentiality opened the manufacturer for surgical surgery through a microtome. the pioneering Da Vinci Single Site system, with which we were fortunate to be the first surgeons to use it worldwide, since American surgeons were waiting for European colleagues to try it first in order to get the corresponding licenses from the FDA. February 2011 we performed the first interventions worldwide at the Medical Center of Athens with all eyes looking at us internationally!
The first two cases involved my teacher's incidents, but the third patient was mine and I can not forget the enthusiasm of both the Robotic Team and our patients who emerged from the cholecystectomy without apparent incision and were discharged after a few hours! Profit was not just aesthetic. One section reduced the chances of post-operative pain, infection, herniation, and the advantages of this technique added the benefits we already knew about robotics from 2007: better imaging, 3D, high definition, greater tool stability and ease of movement. After many dozens of successful incidents, we are now seeing a new page on the course of Robotic Surgery,
... "
September 29, 2018, Dubai                        



Greek-Cypriot surgeon Savvas C. Hirides participated as an invited speaker in the 3rd International Conference For Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in the Middle East, 14-16 February 2019, in the exotic Muscat, Oman. During his speech entitled "ERAS in the Era of Robotic Surgery", not only Dr Hirides strongly supported the benefits of Surgical Robotics with evidence-based data, but he also presented his own robotic surgical experience from the past 12 years in Athens Medical Center, with representative videos of robotic hernia repairs, gallbladder, stomach, small intestinal and colon procedures, bariatric as well as hiatal hernia and GERD repairs. He also demonstrated the resemblance in implementation of ERAS protocols and Robotic Surgery programs and as he explained, they both share the same values, ie coordination and training of a multidisciplinary team, compliance with internarional guidelines and optimal results for patients in the health care systems of the future. Congress participants showed particular interest when Dr.Hirides presented new studies with better outcomes when robotic surgery and ERAS are combined in clinical practice. The panel of international experts congratulated Savvas Hirides for his presentation and the organizers offered him an honorable traditional souvenir for his contribution.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multidisciplinary perioperative care pathway designed to achieve faster recovery for patients undergoing surgery. It involves all health-related professionals and invites them to re-examine traditional practices and replace them with evidence-based, effective practices. When properly implemented, ERAS combined with laparoscopic and robotic techniques may improve quality of care with reduced number of complications, hospital stay and re-admissions. Main targets are efficiency and decreased costs, but always focusing to patient well-being and satisfaction.

The new sleeve plus interventions claim the bypass for the "golden" obesity surgery. SleeveDJB, sleevePJB, ileum ransom, sleeveBipartition and endoscopic techniques seek their place in selected patients. Of particular interest was the new combination of turbidity and sleeve to avoid regression (N-sleeve).

"Barrett's esophagus is considered a contraindication to the sleeve, and the new combinatorial thymoplasty and sleeve (N-Sleeve) is a major part of the debate in Dubai on the morning of last Thursday. very demanding technically and has not yet proved its effectiveness The obese patient creates a great technical difficulty in correcting diaphragmatic vertebrae due to the size of the liver and the hypertrophy of intra-abdominal fat. one in Athens Medical Center, these difficulties are overcome by far when used robotics ... "

For Robotic Surgery there has been a debate this year, supported by surgeon Luiz Alfredo D Almeida, who has made a speech entitled "The future of bariatrics is also robotic." John Morton had the opposite view. In an annotation, L. Angrisani said that Robotic has its place in obesity surgery mainly because it allows more surgeons to perform the most difficult interventions.

Dr. Hiridis has been trained in Bariatric and Robotic Surgery for 12 years at one of the few IFSO Centers of Excellence in our country at the Athens Medical Center. His interest focuses on the restoration of regurgitation and abdominal wall lumps in both normal and overweight patients. It is noteworthy that in May 2017, F.Patou invited Dr. Chiridis to Lille University Hospital to present the results of his dissertation and his research work on surgical correction of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

"This happy photo that patients with their old clothes send to them is already huge, I think it is worth it to make us return to the desks often, stop what we do and share the advice of" "We have to continue to learn from the wrongs and mistakes of our colleagues." A motto used by many speakers in Dubai was that when we ignore the past, it is very likely we repeat it ... "


15 September 2018




Succesful Robotic Repairs of Hiatal Hernias and Gastroesophageal Reflux by Dr. Savvas C. Hirides and his team. Dr Hirides has an accumulated experience of 12 years, offering the advantages of Robotics in the whole spectrum of General Surgery to the Greek patients.

In particular, two patients with clinically severe regurgitation have undergone robotic hiatal hernia surgery last week with the da Vinci Si HD system .

The first patient, a 55-year-old priest, had regurgitation in recent years with reflux laryngitis, a severe cough and hoarseness that made it difficult for his daily life and work.

The surgery lasted for 3 hours and the patient was discharged the next day without the slightest irritation and no regression. The patient returned to work on the third postoperative day relieved by the symptoms.

The second patient, 47 years of obese obesity, had a clinically severe regurgitation due to diaphragmatic vertebrae, which recurred immediately after drug discontinuation.

The operation was extremely difficult in this particular due to hypertrophy of the left lobe of the liver and the fuzzy and bleeding intra-abdominal fat, difficulties that would have been impossible to overcome without the robotic technique used.

Our patients are fully satisfied with Dr. Chiridis and his scientific team, who first specialized in Robotic General Surgery in our country (Surgery of hernia, ventricle, diaphragm, bile, stomach, intestine, spleen, obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2).


1 September 2018, Nicosia      


New Publication of Doctors Savva & Petros Heriidis in the International Journal of Surgery O / A entitled:

"The Future of Robotic Surgery and The Titanium for Best Robot Inside the Surgery"



July 13, 2018, Athens 

Doctor's interview at SKAI.gr Blog
Article DrSchiridis at SKAI for the Robotic Restoration of the Diaphragmatic Gap - Gastro-esophageal regurgitation.

2 July 2018     

Athens Medical Center    

Touching words of our patient C.P.:

"On Saturday morning I did a double incomplete procedure, these 3 drainage covers the 7 mm holes from which the robotic machine that took the 4-hour procedure and I put 2 meshes in. The blood that came out was less than what I gave for preoperative examinations I stayed 24 hours only in the hospital and then I returned home, with a fantastic doctor innovating in Greece,  Savvas Chirides Robotic surgery The proto him and his team. I also experienced the other side for some hours. Of Greece. This morning I was forced to get up and go out for a health book because the new EICP circular no longer only accepts my AMKA, it also wants a booklet. The circle changed 2 weeks ago. I spent 4 hours on the streets. I had a hernia "alone" and someone to take me for pictures, the OAEE and the hospital to give the booklet. 
I keep only the good though. The super doctor and his team are innovating. Thank you doctor again. "


June 30, 2018,

Athens Medical Center 


Innovative Robotic Hernia Repairs by the new generation of Athens Medical Center surgeons.

In a breakthrough for international data, the Robotic Restoration of the Bifurcated Voubonokelis was performed today by the surgical team of Dr Savva K. Chiridi at  the Athens Medical Center  in a 39-year-old patient. The patient had significant annoyance in the inguinal countries, particularly right, but he also observed a painful swelling in the area. After a thorough study, a robotic et alan intervention that offers a three-dimensional representation of the anatomy and great ease of movement around the sensitive structures of the anatomy of the clays. The operation was performed intra-abdominal by opening the peritoneum and preparation of the postoperative space (Robotic TAPP repair). After the breakdown of the wax, a semi-absorbable mesh was attached which was fastened with absorbable clips. It is worth noting that there was no bleeding during this large, double intervention. The patient woke up from a quiet sleeping room and went directly to the room without the slightest annoyance. He was discharged 24 hours later.

Dr. Savvas Hirides  awarded an honorary distinction for this technique before a year at the EAES International Conference in Frankfurt, with the work he edited and presented there (BEST VIDEO AWARD SESSION EAES 2017).

The same group has recently, and for the first time in Greece, performed a robotic preperitoneal restoration of a rare post-operative ventricular junction of the kidney (reticular junction) with preperitoneal (retroperuscular) self-adhesive mesh.

The physician has been engaged in Robotic Surgery very early, (January 2007), a few years after the international launch. It has been leading in its spreading with an international presence and awards at congresses and scientific journals. In the last 12 years, robotics have seen the largest number of indications in general surgery such as inguinal hernia, bile duct, bile duct, bile, stomach, intestine, extensive congestion and incomplete treatment of ileum - chronic pain, and interventions of obesity and metabolism in the Athenian Medical Center.


June 22, 2018, Hamburg                                                                    

with Dr.F.Rubino


With good friends and excellent colleagues surgeons, in Amvourgos for continued training in high obesity obesity surgery and practice on gastric bypass in the lab. The training group consisted of the protagonists of the Bariatric Surgery J.Himpens, A.Ramos, F.Berends, T.Olbers, A.Wittgrove, C.Giardello, F.Rubino, R.Ribero, A.Torres, A.Giovanelli, D.Nocca, P.Reihnwalt, C.Copaescu, N.Veyrie, R.Peterli, C Le Roux with host of the internationally renowned K.Miller surgeon. Extensive interventions were discussed, especially obesity re-interventions, spread and communication of type 2 diabetic surgeries, and new promising methods including endoscopic techniques that seek the same effect as existing laparoscopic and "intelligent" robotic surgical systems of the fourth generation.Exceptional live reunion with B.Dillemans-JP Mulier from Bruges.

"All medical specialties should know the benefits of obesity surgery to refer the patient to the appropriate specialized Bariatric Surgery Center to help relieve not only unnecessary weight, but also health problems such as hypertension, hyperlipidaemias, cardiovascular episodes, joint pain, endocrinopathies and type 2 diabetes ... For our surgeons, we must continue to be trained for lifetime in techniques and challenges Metabolic Surgery th ... "


June 15, 2018, Nicosia                                                                                 


"We were among the first to launch Robotic Surgery and finally the world responded, coming to the clinic and asking us to tackle its health problem with the latest technology!"


June 14, 2018, Giannitsa


"New Generation Robotic Systems Are Coming! The Surgery Turns Again!"

Interview of Robotic Surgeon DrS.K. Chiridi today at Pella TV with  Andronikh Beautyline Petsou .


Broadcast theme: "New Scientists Are Choosing Robotic Surgery!" 
Interview broadcast Action Health and Life of the Surgeon General Sava sleeves PhD National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialized in advanced laparoscopy in Robotic Surgery Bariatric Surgery in Health Journalist Win in terry Pellatv.


June 6, 2018, Athens


June 3, 2018, Corinth

Meeting of Advanced Technology & Robotics in Surgery / Technical Chamber of Corinth

"With Robotic, we can eliminate the reflux in 90% of our patients, most of whom describe relief from the symptoms of burning and pain the same night of the surgery ..." said Dr. Savvas K. Chiriides after his speech at the Conference on Advanced Technology & Robotics in Surgery held at the Technical Chamber of Corinth.

Corinth, June 2018


May 19, 2018, Nicosia      


Article by physician Savva Chiridi in Cyprus Mail for Robotic Surgery.



May 15, 2018, Nicosia              



Dr. Chiridis today at 9am in RIK talks about Robotic Surgery in the hernia, the diaphragm, obesity, stomach, bile, intestine, and the solution of adhesions for chronic abdominal pain in Greece and Cyprus.

"Treatments that can be performed with Day Surgery"

Thanks to the minimal traumatic techniques, patients can operate and return home the same day for problems of regurgitation, intercourse, atherosclerosis, inguinal hernia, ventricle, umbilical cord, bile, chronic pains from intra-abdominal adhesions, hemorrhoids, slascus and bladder problems.

Even in more severe cases with obesity, oesophageal, stomach, intestine or pancreas problems, robotic surgery minimizes trauma and discomfort and reduces hospitalization days.

Less traumatic surgery is now available to even more Greeks, thanks to Dr. Chiridis' scientific team, active in the Athens Medical Center and the Peristeri Medical Center.


May 13, 2018, Cluj-Napoca



General surgeon Savvas K. Chiris invited guest speaker at the 19th International Medical and Medical Doctors' Medical Medical Conference of Romania, held on 10-13 May 2018 in Cluj-Napoca. The title of the Doctor lecture, which took place at the Web-Conference in Nicosia, was: "Rationale for the Use of Robotics in General Surgery". It is worth noting that this year's conference gathered more than 1200 students and new doctors. At the same time, he prompted distinguished speakers from the international scientific foundation.

"Thanks to robotic surgery, we can offer the patient the best possible result, minimizing the discomfort of surgery and hospitalization ...", said the doctor immediately after his speech.


April 22, 2018                             


Another successful intervention of Robotic Rehabilitation of Diaphragm - Gastro - esophageal Regurgitation was carried out by the surgical team of Dr. Savva K. Chiridis. Our 27-year-old patient suffered from clinically severe reflux over the last four years with poor response to drugs and with severe relapses when he tried to reduce them. Regression has bothered him in everyday life with severe pain behind the chest, chronic cough and inflammationof the larynx. After studying a month in collaboration with our gastroenterological team, Robotic Correction of Diaphragm and Tholoplasty against Nissen was recommended. The surgery lasted 2.5 hours and the patient felt very well immediately afterwards to get up and start to take up a little fluid. From the following day he was surprised that he no longer felt any regression symptom. At the same time he had absolutely no discomfort from the surgery. He was discharged happy the following day with instructions for soft foods over the next 10 days and avoiding exercise for 4 weeks.

Dr. Chiridis' surgical team has 11 years of experience with robotic surgery performed by the Athenian Medical Center for most of the indications of general surgery such as: gastroesophageal reflux disease, obese esophagus, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, stomach tumors, problems biliary-liver diseases, spleen, pancreas, colon and rectal diseases, intra-abdominal tumors, intra-abdominal adhesions that cause chronic abdominal or pelvic pain, etc. It is also specialized in the robotic rehabilitation of inguinal hernia, umbilical and celiac cells with grid placement.

Thanks to Robotics, interventions are carried out in an incomparable way and patients can get back to their everyday life with minimal inconvenience and no discomfort ...


April 14, 2018, Nicosia           



The surgeon Savvas Hiridis, a guest speaker in the HEALTH AND BEAUTY emanation at Lefkosia 101,1FM, with the excellent friend Niki Lazarides and "Robotic Surgery in Greece and Cyprus Today!"

The surgeon talks about the benefits of Robotic Surgery in conditions such as regurgitation and septicemia, achalasia, hernias of the abdominal wall, problems with bile, stomach, pancreas, spleen, and small and large intestine. Also its applications in obesity surgery.


March 17, 2018, Nicosia            


FB Post/ Literature Review:
Robotics better than Laparoscopic Surgery in Colonic & Orthopedic Surgery
According to a recent study (Surg Endosc, 2016 Apr 30 (4): 1576-84) concerning 11,477 cases from the American College of Surgeons (ACS NSQIP), robotic surgery is no different from the laparoscopic incidence of perioperative infections and other serious problems that could cause the patient (escape, repopulation, etc). However, Robotics showed significantly less duration of hospitalization and less chance of turning the intervention into open (with a large, classic incision).
"... we have to admit that robotics last a little longer because the system has to be placed above the patient and then removed from it before it wakes up but the effect of the surgery is not affected as our patient makes a calm sleeping without touching the human hand! In bowel surgery the advantages are so much compared to the oldest, classic techniques that the patient deserves to wait for 1.5 hours, if he wants to get rid of them a few days earlier without any problems! ", that is, Na the Dr.Savvas K.Cheiridis, the Surgeon-General applied the Robotics in Athens Medical Center since 2007!

March 10, 2017, Nicosia           

State-of-the-art Robotic Repair of Hiatal Hernia for Serious Reflux

In a pioneering Robotic Surgery surgery, a 38-year-old patient with severe reflux who was no longer responding to high doses of medication was subjected last Wednesday. The patient had a car accident in 1997 that led to emergency open splenectomy surgery and pituitary insufficiency. The large incision of the open surgery talhe resurfaced the patient leaving a painful, large ventral gall for which he underwent a second open surgery. After a thorough study in collaboration with the gastrointestinal and endocrine group, Dr. Scheichidis and his associates recommended a Robotic Intervention to restore the patient's problems (reflux, burning abdominal pain, intra-abdominal adhesions). The operation went smoothly and the patient awoke from a calm sleep after it was completed. Shortly the same day, he felt very well and got up without mentioning the slightest pain. From the following day he began to take a fluid and soft diet and, surprisingly, he found that the regression had disappeared, even when he was lying down. He was discharged the next day of joy with some simple instructions.

DrSchiridis has 11 years of experience in Robotic Surgery with participation in the first interventions in Greece and Cyprus. His scientific team aims to bring the most modern surgical technology closer to the general public. "The robotics must be available for every patient who needs it, a prerequisite for the surgeon's great experience with the system ...", said the doctor after another successful surgery.


February 19, 2018

Athens Medical Center                                              


Two pioneering Nervous Obesity / Metabolic Surgery procedures have been carried out these days by the new generation of Robotic Surgeons at  the Athens Medical Center !

Our first patient, 130kg (and BMI 42), was successfully subjected to Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy and the second 155kg (BMI 47) to Laparoscopic Longitudinal Gastrectomy and Umbilical Plastic. Patients are expected to lose 85-90% of the unnecessary weight in the next 6-9 months and to correct their hypertension, apnea and diabetes.

The experience of the team of Dr Savva K. Herirides, which is now over 11 years in Robotic Surgery, is the most important factor in the success of these incidents. The doctor said: "It is not enough to have the robot in the hospital, just as with the simple scalpel, it's important who's handling it."

The techniques and results of Dr. Chiridis' team in this surgery were recently published in the journal Advances in Obesity Weight Management & Control (Jan2018)


February 14, 2018, Athens

RADIO - Robotic Hernia Repair surgery. The future today!

"The hernia can be treated robotically, possibly with even better results than existing techniques!"

Interview of Surgeon Savvas Heriidis in Pelina Theodosiou on the Health Issue.


February 3, 2018, Athens

Touching words from our patient B.Z. in social media:

" Thank you once again because apart from an excellent doctor you are also the only person ... You are interested in your patients and you have a relationship with them ... you do not see them as clients ... this is the biggest proof for me now that you are human above all, you found the hernia while no one else could find it ... What to say, blah Sabah ... Just a great respect for your face ... We owe you a lot ... "


January 7, 2018,

Athens Medical Center


Recent cases of successful, extremely difficult Laparoscopic cholecystectomies for severe complications of gallstones and pancreatitis

During our festivals, our team successfully managed three cases of acute pancreatitis. Following the international guidelines , we proposed to our patients early laparoscopic cholecystectomy following conservative treatment and pancreatitis outgrowth. All three patients followed a smooth course without needing ERCP. Combined with the new Robotic Site Robotic and Mini Laparoscopic Needlescopic techniques that we apply to the Athenian Medical Center, our patients are now homeless, without the hassle of the operation and having completely forsaken the dangerous advent of health their.According to a new study (Dig Dis Sci, December 2016) on Lithium pancreatitis, very small bile stones (<5 mm) and delayed cholecystectomy (after two weeks of onset of pancreatitis) are the major risk factors for serious complications from pancreas and bile ducts at 19.3%.


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