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Dr Savvas Omorphos

Consultant Urological Surgeon
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Dr. Savvas Omorphos

Consultant Urological Surgeon

 

M.B. Ch.B., Bsc (Hons), MRCS, MSc (Urol), FRCS (Urol), CCT (UK)

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Nicosia Medical School


 

Ο Δρ Σάββας Όμορφος, χειρουργός ουρολόγος με εξειδίκευση σε ελάχιστα επεμβατική και ρομποτική ουρολογία, επέστρεψε στην Κύπρο πρόσφατα από το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και λειτουργεί το ιατρείο του στο Ιπποκράτειο Ιδιωτικό Νοσοκομείο στη Λευκωσία.

 

Είναι απόφοιτος της Αγγλικής Σχολής Λευκωσίας και μετά την στρατιωτική του θητεία φοίτησε στην Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου του Μάντσεστερ (University of Manchester) όπου απέκτησε διπλώματα BSc (Hons) Pathology (First Class) το 2002 και το δίπλωμα της Ιατρικής και Χειρουργικής (MB BS) το 2005. Συνέχισε την ειδικότητα του στην Ουρολογία και Ανδρολογία σε μερικά από τα μεγαλύτερα Πανεπιστημιακά νοσοκομεία της Αγγλίας. Έκανε επίσης μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στο University College London όπου πήρε και το δίπλωμα MSc in Urology (UCL, London) το 2012. Είναι διπλωματούχος των Βασιλικών Κολλεγίων Χειρουργικής (Royal Colleges of Surgeons) Εδιμβούργου (MRCS) και Λονδίνου (FRCS Urol). Είναι επίσης μέλος του European Association of Urology.

 

Κατά την διάρκεια της εξάσκησης του στην ειδικότητα της Ουρολογίας και Ανδρολογίας (CCT, UK) εργάστηκε με κορυφαία ονόματα στον τομέα της Ουρολογίας, όπως τον Ian Eardley, Αντιπρόεδρο και του Βασιλικού Κολλέγιου του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου.

 

Με την συνολικά δεκαεπτάχρονη (17) εκπαίδευση και εργασία του σε μερικά απο τα μεγαλύτερα Πανεπιστημιακά Νοσοκομεία στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, διαθέτει ευρείες γνώσεις και εμπειρία για την κλινική διάγνωση ουρολογικών παθήσεων και την σωστή φαρμακευτική αγωγή ή χειρουργική θεραπεία.

 

Τα τελευταία 12 χρόνια έλαβε μέρος και διενήργησε άνω από 4000 διαγνωστικές και χειρουργικές επεμβάσεις, όπως πιστοποιείται και από την έγκυρη καταγραφή επεμβάσεων από τα Βασιλικά Κολλέγια Χειρουργών (Royal Colleges of Surgeons) στο surgical elogbook.

 

Ενδεικτικά διενήργησε ενδο-ουρολογικές επεμβάσεις για διαμελισμό λίθων στον νεφρό, για καλοήθη υπερπλασία του προστάτη, για θέματα ακράτειας τόσο σε γυναίκες όσο και άνδρες, χειρουργικές θεραπείες για ουρολοιμώξεις, στυτική δυσλειτουργία αλλά κυρίως επεμβάσεις για ουρολογικό καρκίνο.

 

Έχει χρόνια εμπειρίας στην διάγνωση αλλά και στην αποτελεσματική θεραπεία του καρκίνου του προστάτη, της ουροδόχου κύστης και του νεφρού. Εκπαιδεύτηκε αρχικά σε ανοικτή χειρουργική αλλά μετέπειτα σε ελάχιστα επεμβατική χειρουργική και στον τομέα της ρομποτικής χειρουργικής. Eξειδικεύτηκε σε ρομποτική ουρο-ογκολογία σε μερικά από τα μεγαλύτερα ρομποτικά κέντρα όπου διεξάγονται άνω των 400 ρομποτικών επεμβάσεων το χρόνο.

 

Πέραν της εμπειρίας του στην ρομποτική χειρουργική στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, επισκέφθηκε ρομποτικά κέντρα στην Ευρώπη όπου διεξάγονται άνω των 1800 ρομποτικών επεμβάσεων το χρόνο και απέκτησε νέες τεχνικές στην ρομποτική χειρουργική αφού είχε την ευκαιρία να συνεργαστεί και να γνωριστεί με κορυφαίους ρομποτικούς χειρουργούς.

 

Μαζί με την ομάδα του, τον Άγγλο βοηθό του στην ρομποτική χειρουργική και ουρολογία Mr Clive Sheridan (Specialist Surgical Care Practitioner), προσφέρουν ρομποτικές επεμβάσεις ριζικής προστατεκτομής (για θεραπεία καρκίνου του προστάτη), ριζικής κυστεκτομής (για θεραπεία καρκίνου της κύστης) και ολικής ή μερικής νεφρεκτομής (για θεραπεία καρκίνου στο νεφρό).

 

Ενεργούν πάντοτε με την αρχή ότι «ο σεβασμός προς τον ασθενή έχει τον πρωταρχικό ρόλο». Στο κέντρο τους κάθε ασθενής υποβάλλεται σε πλήρη προ-εγχειρητικό, εγχειρητικό και μετεγχειρητικό έλεγχο που ανταποκρίνεται σε όλα τα κριτήρια του εξωτερικού. Βρίσκονται δίπλα από τον ασθενή τους στο ταξίδι της διάγνωσης, θεραπείας αλλά και της μετέπειτα πορείας του, για ότι χρειαστεί.

 

Η ομάδα του έχει ήδη αναλάβει με μεγάλη επιτυχία περιστατικά ρομποτικής ριζικής προστατεκτομής και μερικής νεφρεκτομής στην Κύπρο. Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι αναλαμβάνουν περιστατικά ουρολογικού καρκίνου υψηλού ρίσκου όπως περιπτώσεις διηθητικού ή μεταστατικού καρκίνου ιδιαίτερα του προστάτη. Μέχρι σήμερα τα ογκολογικά αποτελέσματα είναι άριστα και το ίδιο καλά είναι και τα λειτουργικά αποτελέσματα των ασθενών με το 95% να έχουν εγκράτεια ούρων στις 6 με 12 εβδομάδες.

 

Όπως ο ίδιος δηλώνει «Για μένα ο κάθε ένας μου ασθενής δεν είναι μια ακόμα στατιστική αλλά έχει όνομα…είναι ένας συνάνθρωπος μου, γι’ αυτό και αντιμετωπίζω το πρόβλημα κάθε ασθενή με σεβασμό και ευλάβεια για να του προσφέρω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Με τις σύγχρονες τεχνικές της ρομποτικής χειρουργικής μετατρέπουμε τις «κλασσικές» ανοικτές μεγάλες τομές σε μικρές τομές, με ελάχιστη απώλεια αίματος, γρήγορη ανάρρωση και επιστροφή του ασθενή στην καθημερινότητα του».

 

Εκτός της κλινικής του καριέρας έχει επίσης μεγάλη εμπειρία στον ακαδημαϊκό τομέα αφού κατά την διάρκεια παραμονής του στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο δίδασκε τόσο φοιτητές της Ιατρικής όσο και νέωτερους ειδικευομένους γιατρούς.

 

Στην Κύπρο συνεχίζει με έντονο ενθουσιασμό την ακαδημαϊκή του δράση αφού συνεργάζεται με την Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπ. Λ/σίας του Ιατρικού Προγρ. του St George’s University.

Είναι Επικεφαλής της Χειρουργικής Εκπαίδευσης (Surgical Clinical Lead) για τους φοιτητές της Ιατρικής στο Ιπποκράτειο Ιδιωτικό Νοσοκομείο.

 

Παράλληλα έχει διάφορες δημοσιεύσεις σε αξιόλογα Ιατρικά Περιοδικά και έχει παρουσιάσει πάμπολλες έρευνες σε Διεθνείς αλλά και Τοπικά Ουρολογικά Συνέδρια. Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι έχει κερδίσει πρώτα Βραβεία για έρευνα σε Διεθνή συνέδρια, όπως το Διεθνές Πανευρωπαϊκό Συνέδριο Ουρολογίας στην Στοκχολμη το 2014 όπου παρευρέθησαν άνω των 11000 Ουρολόγων από όλο τον κόσμο.

 

Δραστηριοποιείται επίσης στην ενημέρωση και ευαισθητοποίηση του κοινού για την καθαρά ανδρική ασθένεια του καρκίνου του προστάτη. Σε συνεργασία του με το EUROPA UOMO CYPRUS και την Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας έχει διοργανώσει ημερίδα για τον Καρκίνο του Προστάτη και με τις ενέργειες του συμβάλλει στη διαρκή ενημέρωση για το θέμα αυτό.

 

Πιστεύει ότι όσο πιο πολύ ενισχύονται οι γνώσεις των ασθενών τόσο πιο εύκολα για τους ιδίους να πάρουν την σωστή απόφαση για την μέθοδο θεραπείας που θα ακολουθήσουν.

 

SPECIAL EXPERTISE

 

Dr Omorphos areas of special interest is complex stone surgery and uro-oncology.

 

He gained the skills for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and difficult flexible ureteroscopies and laser fragmentations of ureteric/renal calculi as well as laser ablation of ureteric lesions.

 

Recently he performed the first flexible ureteroscopy for complex left staghorn calculi in a horseshoe kidney performed under spinal anaesthetic in Cyprus achieving complete stone clearance. This is the first minimally invasive case for a complex renal stone performed in Cyprus under spinal anaesthetic with the patient going home the following morning.

 

Another area of expertise of Dr Omorphos is in the field of uro-oncology where he spent a significant time as part of his training. He performed independently various open/laparoscopic major radical upper and lower urinary tract procedures (nephrectomies, cystoprostatectomies, and prostatectomies). During the last 20 months he was trained in robotic minimally invasive surgery in urology dealing with robotic partial nephrectomies and robotic radical cystectomies and prostatectomies in three high volume centres for urological cancer. Whilst in Cyprus he has performed a large number of robotic and laparoscopic procedures for urological cancer with his team with the majority of patients going home the next day and some on the second post-operative day with excellent oncological and functional outcomes.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

 

(2016 - present) Member of the Cyprus Medical Association

(2015 - present) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

(2011 - present) Member of the European Association of Urologists

(2009 – present) Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

(2005 - present) Member of the General Medical Council

 

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

 

Dissertations:

MSc Urology (UCL, London) Dissertation (2011): “Feasibility of delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy following primary surgery for penile carcinoma”
BSc Pathology (Hons) Dissertation (2002): “Systemically Transplanted Bone Marrow gives rise to Osteoblasts and Osteocytes in vivo”

 

Peer Reviewed Publications:
1. Saad Z, Omorphos S, Michopoulou S, Gacinovic S, Bomanji J: Investigating the role of SPECT/CT in dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy for penile cancers. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, Feb 2017, S00259-017-3636-1

 

2. Omorphos S, Saad Z Malone P, Nigam R, Muneer A: Clinical usefulness of SPECT/CT during dynamic sentinel lymph node mapping in penile cancer. European Urology Supplements, Mar 2016, S1569-9056(16)60237-3

 

3. Omorphos S, Saad Z, Arya M, Freeman A, Malone P, Nigam R, Bomanji J, Muneer A: Feasibility of performing dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy as a delayed procedure in penile cancer. World J. Urology Mar 2016;34 (3):329-35.

 

4. Lunawat R, Cracium M, Omorphos S, Weston PMT, Biyani SC: Seminoma presented as Testicular Rupture: Case Report and Literature Review; Canadian Urological Association Journal 2014 (8): 9-10

 

5. Cracium M, Omorphos S, Lunawat R, Subramanian KS: Searching for the G-Spot in the urinary bladder: autoerotism and potential complications. Journal of Surgical Case Reports; 2014 (3) rju020. doi:10.1093/jscr/rju020.

 

6. Omorphos S, Saad Z, Minhas S, Kirkham A, Muneer A:Zonal mapping of inguinal lymph nodes using SPECT–implications for lymphadenectomy for penile carcinoma European Urology Supplements Mar 2013, S1569-9056(13) 608763

 

7. Burge F, Omorphos S, Bazo A: A Single Centre Experience of Vacuum Devices in the Treatment of Peyronies Disease. International Journal of Surgery; 2010; 8(7): 520

 

8. Kotoulas C, Omorphos S, Sarraf A, Patris K, Hasan R: Mitral valve repair beyond the «French Correction». HJC; 2008; 49: 329-334

 

9. Markides GA, Omorphos S, Kotoulas C, Prendergast B. Evaluation of a wireless ingestible temperature probe in cardiac surgery. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007; Oct; 55 (7): 442-6

 

10. Omorphos S, Kotoulas C, Homer JJ, McLaughlin KE: Delayed repair of esophageal perforation due to transoesophageal echocardiography. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2007; 68: 239-240

 

11. Charalambous C, Dunning J, Omorphos S, Cleanthous S, Begum P, Mackway-Jones K. A maximally sensitive clinical decision rule to reduce the need for radiography in mandibular trauma. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2005; 87(4): 259-63

 

12. Murphy MO, Ghosh J, Omorphos S, Dunning J: In patients undergoing cardiac surgery does asymptomatic significant carotid artery stenosis warrant carotid endarterectomy? Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery; 2005 4:
344 - 349

 

13. Omorphos S, Hanif M, Dunning J Are prophylactic ß-blockers of benefit in reducing the incidence of AF following coronary bypass surgery? Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2004; 3: 641 - 646

 

14. Kontos A, Omorphos S, Desmond J, Mackway-Jones K: Need for cervical spine imaging for alert children after trauma. Emerg Med J 2003, 20(2): 171

 

15. Omorphos S, Kontos A, Desmond J, Mackway-Jones K: Cervical spine imaging in children under 9 after trauma. Emerg Med J 2003, 20(2): 171-172

 

ABSTRACTS

1. Omorphos S, Young M, Singh G, Gogoi N (2016) Photoselective vaporisation of prostate (PVP) for urinary retention: Changing paradigm – effective in octagenarians and chronic urinary retention EAU Munich 2016

 

2. Omorphos S, Saad Z, Bomanji J, Muneer, A (2016) Clinical usefulness of SPECT/CT during Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node mapping in penile cancer EAU Munich 2016

 

3. Saad Z, Omorphos S, Bomanji J, Muneer, A (2014) Does combined Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and SPECT/CT improve sentinel node detection rates in penile cancer? BAUS 2014

 

4. Omorphos S, Saad Z, Minhas S, Freeman A, Malone P, Nigam R, Bomanji J , Muneer A (2014) Feasibility of delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy following primary surgery for penile carcinoma EAU Sweden April 2014

 

5. Omorphos S, Abusanad O, Subramanian K (2013) Nesbits Procedure for penile curvature: 8 years of experience at a single institution YUAG, November 2013

 

6. Omorphos S, Bomanji J, Malone P, Nigam R, Freeman A, Minhas S, , Muneer A (2013) Feasibility of delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy following primary surgery for penile carcinoma BAUS June 2013

 

7. Omorphos S, Saad Z, Bomanji J, Kirkham A, Minhas S, , Muneer (2013) Zonal Mapping of inguinal lymph nodes using SPECT- Implications for lymphadenectomy for penile carcinoma - EAU Milan March 2013

 

8. Omorphos S, Kirkham A, Minhas S, Arya M, Muneer A (2012) Traditional imaging modalities and SPECT perform poorly as non-invasive tools for the identification of suspicious nodes in clinically node negative penile carcinoma patients (ESUI 2012, Berlin)

 

9. Omorphos S, Saad ZZ, Bomanji J, Kirkham A, Minhas S, Arya M, Muneer A (2012) Superiority of SPECT compared to planar lymphoscintigraphy in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy for penile cancer (ESUI 2012, Berlin)

 

10. Omorphos S, Kumar P, Forrest H, Gnanarajah D, Williams ST (2010) MRSA Screening: Need it or bin it. (BAUS) June 2010

 

11. Omorphos S, Kumar P, Forrest H, Gnanarajah D, Williams ST (2010) MRSA Screening: Sense or Defense. (EAU) 2010

 

12. Omorphos S, Waterland P, Deakin M, Smith I (2008) Daycase Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies: a UK experience, Journal of One Day Surgery, Vol 18 (Suppl), B1; S75

 

13. Hundal K, Omorphos S, Flynn M, Clayton R, Slade R, Faulkner R (2007) Post Operative Infection of Groin Node Dissection Wounds in Vulval Cancer Treatment. 31st British International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
(BCOG) July 2007

 

14. Markides GA, Omorphos S, Kotoulas C, Prendergast B (2006) Wireless Ingestible Temperature Probe Use in Cardiac Surgery: Reality or a Myth? ICTVS 5 (Suppl.2): S223

 

15. Kotoulas C, Sarraf; A, Omorphos S, Hasan R (2006) Mitral valve repair: Do we need the French Correction. ICTVS 5 (Suppl.2): S219

 

16. Omorphos S, Hoyland JA, Le Maitre CL, Yin JAL, Lucas GS, Byers RJ (2002) Systemically transplanted bone marrow gives rise to osteoblasts and osteocytes in vivo. Journal of Pathology, 198, 12A-12A Suppl.

 

Presentations at National & International Conferences

 

Mar 2016
Annual European Association Urology (EAU) Congress 2016 (Munich) Poster Presentation Penile Cancer Section: Photoselective vaporisation of prostate (PVP) for urinary retention: Changing paradigm – effective in octagenarians and chronic urinary retention.

 

Mar 2016
Annual European Association Urology (EAU) Congress 2016 (Munich) Poster Presentation BPH Section: Clinical usefulness of SPECT/CT during Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node mapping in penile cancer

 

Dec 2014
BAUS Academic Section (Royal Society of Medicine, London) 2014 Management of Red Patches identified at Flexible Cystoscopy: Do we really need to biopsy everyone?

 

Jun 2014
Annual British Association of Urology (BAUS) Conference 2014 (Liverpool) Does combined Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and SPECT/CT improve sentinel node detection rates in penile cancer?

 

Apr 2014
Annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress 2014 (Sweden) Best Poster Presentation Award in Penile Cancer Section Feasibility of delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy following primary surgery for penile carcinoma.

 

Jun 2013
Annual British Association of Urology (BAUS) Conference 2013 (Manchester) Feasibility of delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy following primary surgery for penile carcinoma BAUS June 2013

 

Mar 2013
Annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress 2013 (Milan) Zonal Mapping of inguinal lymph nodes using SPECT- Implications for lymphadenectomy for penile carcinoma.

 

Oct 2012
2nd International Meeting of the EAU Section of Urological Imaging (Berlin) Traditional imaging modalities and SPECT perform poorly as non-invasive tools for the identification of suspicious nodes in clinically node negative penile carcinoma patients

 

Oct 2012
2nd International Meeting of the EAU Section of Urological Imaging (Berlin) Superiority of SPECT compared to planar lymphoscintigraphy in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy for penile cancer

 

Jun 2010 Annual British Association of Urology (BAUS) Conference 2010 (Liverpool) MRSA Screening: Need it or bin it.

 

Apr 2010 Annual European Association Urology (EAU) Congress 2010 (Barcelona) MRSA Screening: Sense or Defense.

 

Jun 2008The British Association of Day Surgery 2008 Daycase Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies: a UK experience

 

Jul 2007
31st British International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2007 Post operative infection of groin node dissection wounds in vulval cancer treatment.

 

Sep 2006
The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons/ The European Society of Thoracic Surgeon (Joint Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden) 2006 (a) Wireless Ingestible Temperature Probe Use in Cardiac Surgery: Reality or a Myth? (b) Mitral valve repair: Do we need the French Correction?

 

Sep 2002
The PPP Foundation Seminar for Intercalated Medical Students 2002
(Glasqow) Systemically transplanted bone marrow gives rise to osteoblasts and osteocytes in vivo.

 

Jun 2002
Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Annual Meeting 2002 (Dublin) Systemically transplanted bone marrow gives rise to osteoblasts and osteocytes in vivo.

 

Local Presentations at Regional Conferences

 

Nov 2015
Annual Yorkshire Urology Association Group (YUAG) Conference 2015 Imaging for Uncomplicated acute pyelonephritis: Are we doing the right thing?

 

Nov 2014
Annual Yorkshire Urology Association Group (YUAG) Conference 2014 Management of Red Patches identified at Flexible Cystoscopy: Do we really need to biopsy everyone?

 

Nov 2013
Annual Yorkshire Urology Association Group (YUAG) Conference 2013
Delayed dynamic sentinel lymph node (DSLN) biopsy if feasible following primary surgery for penile carcinoma

 

May 2013
Specialist Urological Registrars Group Annual Meetings
Nesbits Procedure for Penile Curvature: 8yr experience at a Single Institution

 

Feb 2012
Departmental Audit Day Outcomes of reversal of vasectomies for post-vasectomy pain in a single institution.

 

Sep 2011
Annual Yorkshire Urology Association Group (YUAG) Conference 2011
Is there evidence of a learning curve in the use of Photodynamic Diagnosis?

 

Oct 2010
Nottingham University “The Gambia Experience” lecture of my experience about working in a developing country

 

Apr 2008
Urology Cancer Network – West Midlands
1) Day Case Laparoscopic Pyeloplasties Audit
2) Daycase Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies - Audit

 

Nov 2007
Urology Cancer Network – West Midlands
“Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Penis.”

 

Mar 2006
Renal Transplantation Unit Meeting, Manchester Royal Infirmary “The first simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant from NHBD in the UK”

 

Newspaper Articles

1. Δημόσιος Υπάλληλος Τετάρτη 01 Νοεμβριου 2017
Μήνας εκστρατείας κατά του Καρκίνου του Προστάτη (Movember Campaign) Δρ. Σάββας Όμορφος

 

2.Ο Φιλελεύθερος Μάρτης 2017 Περιοδικό Η Κύπρος Κέντρο Υγείας
Κυπριακό Ρομποτικό Κέντρο – Πρωτοπόρο στη Ρομποτική Χειρουργική. Δρ Σάββας Όμορφος

 

Invited Talks, Seminars & Colloquia

 

Dr. Omorphos has been a guest speaker in various seminars in Nicosia and Larnaca aimed to educate the lay public about prostate cancer and increase public awareness. Topics focused mainly on the early detection of prostate cancer and also the surgical management of prostate cancer.

 

1) Θεραπείες για Καρκίνο του Προστατη, Ιατρική Ημερίδα Europa UOMO Cyprus, Παγκύπρια Ομοσπονδία Πολυτέκνων, Λάρνακα, 01 Νοεμβρίου 2017

2) Θεραπείες για Καρκίνο του Προστατη, Ιατρική Ημερίδα Europa UOMO Cyprus, Σωματείο Παλαιχωριου, 17 Μαίου 2017

3) Καρκίνος του Προστατη, Ιατρική Ημερίδα Europa UOMO Cyprus, Αρχή Ηλεκτρισμού Κύπρου, Στροβολος 17 Απριλίου 2017

4) Ενημέρωση για Καρκίνο του Προστατη, Φιλανθρωπική χοροεσπερίδα (, Λάρνακα, 03 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

 

Conference Organizing

In February 2017, Dr Savvas personally organized in collaboration with the EUROPA UOMO Cyprus and the University of Nicosia, a seminar to raise awareness of prostate cancer held at the University of Nicosia. He put together a team of professionals from different disciplines and distinguished experts to present various topics on prostate cancer aiming to address the needs of the public and to improve current knowledge and outline future trends in its management. Expert guests included a clinical biochemist, a histopathologist, a radiologist, myself (Urologist) and an oncologist as well as one of my patients who underwent robotic radical prostatectomy to talk about his journey from diagnosis to treatment.

 

As the event organizer he had to put himself to the test to co-ordinate all participants and prepare the venue flawlessly. With thorough coordination and organisation as well as good time management skills the event ran smoothly. It was well attended and had an excellent feedback by the participants on the day.

Associated Hospitals / Clinics

Specialties

  • UROLOGIST

Experience

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon  (Jan, 2017 - Current)

    Hippocrateon Private Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Special interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery

  • SubSpecialty Training in Robotic Surgery/Urology  (Jan, 2016 - Current)

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    Senior Robotic Fellow in Uro-oncology (prostate/bladder/kidney)

  • Senior Robotic Fellow in Onco-Urology - RARP/RARC/RAPN   (Aug, 2016 - Oct, 2016)

    Southmead Hospital Bristol, North Bristol NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Prof Raj Persad/ Mr Edward Rowe/ Mr Anthony Koupparis

  • Robotic Fellow in Onco-Urology - RARP/RARC/RAPN  (Feb, 2016 - Aug, 2016)

    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Sanjai Addla

  • West Yorkshire Deanery Higher Specialty Training in Urology   (Jan, 2011 - Jan, 2016)

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    National Training Number: YHD/027/005/C

  • Urology ST7 Level (Robotic Surgery - RARP/RARC/RAPN)  (Oct, 2014 - Oct, 2015)

    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Philip Weston/Ms Stephanie Symons

  • Urology ST5/ST6 Level (Robotic/Open Uro- Oncology/Andrology/Female)  (Oct, 2013 - Oct, 2014)

    Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Sunjay Jain/Mr Ian Eardley

  • Urology ST4/ST5 Level (Open Major Upper and Lower Uro-Oncology)  (Aug, 2012 - Oct, 2013)

    Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Philip Weston/Mr Subramanian Kanaga Sundaram

  • Urology ST3/ST4 Level (Endourology/Laparoscopic PN/RN/General Urology)   (Aug, 2011 - Aug, 2012)

    Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr David Almond/ David Simms

  • Urology ST3 Level (Endourology/General Urology)   (Feb, 2011 - Aug, 2011)

    Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Sanjai Addla

  • Urology  (Aug, 2009 - Aug, 2010)

    Royal Derby Hospital, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Supervisor: Mr Simon Williams

  • CT Urology Level 1: Rotations - Plastic Surgery  (Apr, 2009 - Aug, 2009)

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mrs Anna Raurell

  • Paediatric Surgery/Urology  (Dec, 2008 - Oct, 2023)

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr. Shailinder Singh

  • Urology   (Aug, 2008 - Dec, 2008)

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr. Gurminder Mann

  • Fixed Term Specialty Training in Urology  (Jan, 2007 - Jan, 2008)

    West Midlands Deanery FTSTA in Urology

  • Urology FTSTA Level 1  (Apr, 2008 - Aug, 2008)

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

    Supervisor: Mr. Christopher Beacock

Education

  • University of Manchester  

Honours & Awards

  • Best Poster Presentation Award in Penile Cancer Section at the Annual EAU Congress, Stockholm 2014 Orchid Travel and Study Award  (January 1, 2014)

  • Best Oral Presentation Award at Annual SURG Conference, Leeds  (January 1, 2013)

  • Travel Award for USANZ Trainee Week, Auckland New Zealand  (January 1, 2013)

  • Annual Surgical Audit Presentation Day – Award, Nottingham  (January 1, 2010)

  • Leventis Foundation Award  (January 1, 2003)

  • PPP Foundation Award for Intercalated BSc Degree, Manchester   (January 1, 2002)

  • CCT UK - Urology - General Medical Council, UK   (February 1, 2016)

  • FRCS (Urol)– First Attempt Written and Viva - Royal College of Surgeons of England   (November 1, 2015)

  • MSc in Urology - University College London  (July 1, 2011)

    Thesis: Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in penile carcinoma

  • MRCS – First Attempt Written and Viva - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh  (September 1, 2009)

  • M.B. Ch.B. - University of Manchester  (June 1, 2005)

  • BSc (Hons) Pathology - First Class University of Manchester  (June 1, 2002)

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  • Reviewer

    Petros

    2 years ago

    At the beginning of November 2017, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on my right testicle which involved a radical inguinal orchidectomy and chemotherapy. Before the surgery and therapy, I was a bit anxious. After the first meeting and discussion with Dr Omorphos I realized his depth of knowledge and I felt so confident and calmed. I felt that he was my friend and not just a doctor. First of all, he explained me the meaning of CT scan, ultrasound and blood tests results that were the first steps after the physical examination diagnosis. The results showed that I had a tumor in my right testicle and a few enlarged para-aortic lymph nodes. The first stage of therapy was to immediately have a surgery and remove the right testis in order to eliminate the main part of the problem. Dr Omorphos explained to me and my family the surgery process in every detail with pictures. He gave me advises what to do before and after the surgery. Also, he booked me an appointment and advised me to store sperm as a precaution before the surgery and the chemotherapy which was the next step. After the surgery, due to the minimal invasion method I felt a little pain only at the first 3-4 days. After that I was able to walk normally and do light works. As I said above, the next stage was chemotherapy. This was necessary to remove any cancer remained in the para-aortic lymph nodes. First, Dr Omophos booked me and appointment immediately with Bank of Cyprus Oncology Center and again he advised me to read articles related to testicular cancer in a trusted website (https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/). By reading the articles in this website I gathered a lot of information regarding my problem and I was prepared for the therapy and its side effects. Dr Omorphos is a great doctor and human. His sense of humor and his excellent communication skills can make you feel better and think positive.

  • Reviewer

    Petros

    2 years ago

    One week ago, I felt a very mild pain down my belly, close to my right testicle, while I was driving. This pain kept going depending on my position. So I palpated my right testicle and noticed a huge mass. The size was extremely big compared to my other one. I got worried so I visited an urologist in my hometown, who run an ultra sound test, and told us that the testicle is destroyed. I was very worried because immediately after, he was calling any possible hospital to arrange for me a Triplex Ultrasound so as to be sure about his diagnosis, before he tell us. During that time, me and my father realised what was happening and we were desperate. My mind was constantly thinking that it’s cancer but wasn’t exactly sure at that time. So we went to the hospital. While we were waiting, I remembered that few months ago I met Dr Omorfos through a common friend, so I called him. He explained to me almost everything, and seriously after talking with him I calmed down and I knew how are we gonna proceed with this. Anyway, I’ve performed the ultrasound test again, and both the radiologist and the urologist told me that it’s cancer and I must immediately have a surgery to remove it. But I declined, signed and left hospital. Next day I had an appointment with Dr. Omorfos. He explained everything to us: about this type of cancer, that is highly curable, that there are similar cases that fully recovered and had children, the procedure and that there is nothing to be worried about. So the main procedure before the surgery involved: 1. Having blood tests (including tumor markers, HIV, Hepatitis, etc) 2. Storing sperm (don’t be afraid about this, it’s just as a precaution and I highly support it) All these were arranged by the doctor the same day. After these, I had the surgery the same day. I must say, that I was really afraid of the surgery. But seriously, as explained by the Dr, there is nothing to be afraid of. I felt nothing. No pain, speedy recovery. So in terms of surgery do not be afraid. Two days after the surgery, I went for a CT scan. As soon as the Dr had the Histopathological and CT reports (3-4 working days and 2 working days respectively) we went to his office. He explained to us every detail, showing us the CT scans and explaining each line on the Histopathological analysis and that this tumour was growing the last 3 months. After this he explained to us the procedure from now on. Despite the positive results, next step involves Chemotherapy. This is for cleaning myself from any other cancer cells and decreasing the possibility to the minimum of this to reappear somewhere else, in the future. Overall if you are dealing with a testicular cancer keep in mind the following: 1) Do not be afraid of. Don’t lose your patience. Don’t think negatively. Yes its a cancer, I know, but this type is highly curable. If you are unfortunate to have a cancer, that’s the type of cancer you are praying for to have. 2) Do not take rush decisions. Do not listen to a doctor telling you to perform a surgery immediately. There is a need to perform some tests before and store sperm as a precaution. 3) Do not be afraid of the surgery. Do not overthinking that they are gonna remove your testicle. There is no pain associated with this kind of surgery. And the recovery is very fast. 4) Chemotherapy is important, even if the CT scan is clean. After the surgery, without Chemo, the chances of coming back somewhere else is around 15%. With one Cycle of Chemo, this falls to 3-4%. So imagine doing 3 Cycles of chemo. Almost 3 months, but you are done. 5) Doctor matters. Not only for the technical part, but for the psychological part. DR Omorfos is the right one for such cases, as he’s able to calm you down. This guy is fantastic. His approach, his communication skills, his ability to explain everything in a simple way, his humanity, his humor and his enviable experience, is something you can’t find easily in Cyprus. 6) BE POSITIVE

  • Reviewer

    Costas Minas

    2 years ago

    As a pilot flying in the UAE, I went through several medical checks in my life. One screening my company offered was PSA yearly check for ages above 50 years old. My PSA was rising notably for 3 years without any other symptoms so I decided to have an opinion from a Urologist. I met Dr Omorfos in his Hippocrateon office to discuss this, referred by a friend who heard that he was there. We met and discussed thoroughly my reports and options. I was extremely nervous for the possibility of Cancer but as soon as we started discussing I immediately realised the depth of knowledge, passion and sincerity of the Doctor. We scheduled a biopsy for the following month and as I was diagnosed positive for Prostate Adenocarcinoma, automatically my Professional Medical certificate was revoked until treatment and thorough review of my situation. Dr Omorfos was adamant that Robotic Radical Prostatectomy was the best solution for a) Getting rid of the cancer b) My quality of life after that and most importantly c) Get my Professional Medical certificate back. The depth of knowledge, simplicity of explanations and two-way interaction with me, his patient, was outstanding thus I proceeded with the procedure. One day in hospital and ten days home was the whole fuss. I was surprised how quickly i recouped without any significant after effects from the surgery including erectile function as if nothing happened. My Histopathological reports were excellent with no trace of cancer as it was removed intact. My doctor at work was extremely satisfied and all the reports were sent to the relevant Aviation Authority for review. i was told that it would take up to 3 months to have my Medical back for work. It actually took 3 days with the Medical Board of the Authority acknowledging the excellent work that was done on me by Dr Omorfos waiving the need for the involvement of an oncologist for further examinations. My life was back in full. I cannot show my appreciation enough and there are no words to describe my sincere gratitude for Dr Omorfos and his team. A highly respected Professional and above all human who treats his patients with equally amazing devotion and respect.

  • Reviewer

    chrysoullis tziapouras

    3 years ago

    A month ago, I underwent robotic prostatectomy surgery performed by Dr Omorphos. For all the me who fear the surgical side effect, I urge them to see Dr. Omorphos. He’s not only a brilliant surgeon, but he’s an available and compassionate person with whom you can trust your life and health. I strongly recommend that if anyone is facing with prostate cancer, please don’t be afraid. I am grateful for everything and feel healthy because I have returned to a completely normal life with no side effects or whatsoever and completely continent!!!!! Gratefully, Chrysoullis Tziapouras

  • Reviewer

    Natasa

    3 years ago

    Dr. Omorfos, help us to have our baby, to live the miracle when he found and fix my husband problem. After the surgery, one month later i was pregnant. We’re absolutely recomend him. He is fisrt of all a human, a friend, a brother and then a doctor… We pray for him and we thank him everysingle day!!!!

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