Dr. Panayiotis Hadjicostas MD, PhD, FACS

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Dr. Panayiotis Hadjicostas MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Panayiotis Hadjicostas MD, PhD, FACS

Consultant General and Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgeon

Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery | SICU Specialist

                                                 


Dr Hadjicostas is a Consultant General - Liver / Pancreas (HPB) and Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon experienced in new techniques and the use of new technology in Surgical Oncology, Liver and Pancreas Surgery, Surgical ICU and Transplantation Surgery. 


Dr Hadjicostas has multi-years experience (23) in the Cyprus Ministry of Health - Nicosia General Hospital and Larnaca General Hospital - with last position being the Director/Chairman of the Department of Surgery. One of the pioneers in the development and establishment of Liver and Pancreas Surgery in Cyprus. He was the first who developed the Liver Tumor Destruction Program (Radiofrequency Ablation-RFA) on a national basis (2004-2012). He has teaching and training experience with Surgical Residents, Junior Doctors and Medical Students. He is a National Representative of Cyprus in European Union in Organ Donation and Transplantation (2010-2017), with extensive and continuous training and learning in hospitals in the USA and UK. 


Personal Information

Personal Information

Languages:
  • Greek (native)
  • English (Very Good) 
  • French (Fair) 
  • Spanish (Fair) 
Fax:
+357 22263761

Location Information

Postal Address:
Hippocrateon Private Hospital, Dimitsanis 5, HILIOMODOUSA Court, 1st Floor, Apt 11
Town/Village:
Engomi
City Name:
Nicosia

Education

University:
University of Athens
Other Universities:
University of Patras
Associations:
American College of Surgeon, (American) Society of Surgical Oncology

Awards - Qualifications

Awards & Distinctions:

Honorary Distinction
  • First rank in the Final Greek National Board Examinations in Surgery - Sep.1991, Athens 
  • PhD with the subject «Carcinoembryonic Antigent in Gastric Fluids in Patients with Gastric Disorders – Benign and Malignancies» - Excellent, University of Athens Medical School, 1992 
  • First prize of best presentation with the subject «Carcinoembryonic Antigent (CEA) in gastric fluids in patients with Gastric Cancer» in Hellenic Surgical Congress, Athens 1992 
  • Scholarship from Alexandros Onasis Foundation in the subject «Surgery and Liver Transplantation», 1992 
  • 1990 - Scholarship (3 month duration) from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Medical Centre 
  • 1993, 2004, 2008 and 2012 - Fulbright Commission Scholarships in Medical Centers in USA (see above) 
  • First prize of best presentation with the subject «Radiofrequency Ablation in Colorectal Liver Metastasis. The First Cyprus Experience» in the Greek-Cyprus Surgical Congress, November 2010 
Certifications:

  • 1977: Graduated Larnaca Lyceum (Department of Sciences – Excellent) 
  • 1977-1983: Medical Diploma/Ptychio Iatrikis Medical School University of Patras, Greece 
  • Jan 1984-Mar 1986: Dr. in National Guard of Cyprus 
  • Jan 1985-Apr 1986: Pre-Registration Training (Larnaca and Nicosia Hospitals, Cyprus 
  • Jul 1986-Oct 1991: Residency in General Surgery at the Surgical University Clinic – Hippocration Hospital / Univ. Of Athens, Greece 
  • 1990: Scholarship/Visiting Fellow in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Trauma Surgery in Baylor College of Medicine at Houston Medical Centre – Texas, USA (April – June, 3 months) 
  • 1992: PhD in Medical School of the University of Athens, Greece– Excellent 
  • 1991/92 & 1995/96: Registrar in Surgical Department ( Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Services (Kings College Hospital of London)
  • 1993: Scholarship in Liver Surgery& Transplantation  at Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute-UPMC-, USA / Duration 3 months. 
  • 1992-1995: Staff Surgeon at Paraskevaidion Surgical and Transplantation Center  
  • From 1996: Staff Surgeon at Nicosia General Hospital (From 1997- Oct 2006 - The Surgeon in Charge the Surgical Intensive Care Unit –SICU-) 
  • 2003: Scholarship for Liver Surgery & Transplantation in Denver, Colorado USA / Duration 2 months (Fulbright Commission)
  • 2004: Diploma of ATLS  and DSTC in Trauma Surgery. 
  • 2004: Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) 
  • 2007: Specialist in Surgical ICU (Intensive Care Unit)/Recognition by the Cyprus Medical Council 
  • 2007: Promoted at the position of Associate Director of Surgical Dept. at Nicosia Gen. Hospital (Oct.2007) 
  • 2008: Scholarship  in Surgical Oncology ( New Development  In Liver Surgery) in Mass. Gen. Hospital  (Harvard Medical School) & in MD Anderson Cancer Center  (Houston Medical Center)./ Fulbright Comission./Duration 2 months 
  • 2009: Elected as Active Member and Fellow of the (American) Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) 
  • 2010-2012: President of the Surgical Society of Cyprus 
  • 2010- today: National Representative of Cyprus in European, Union on Organ Donation & Transplantation 
  • 2012: Chief Department of Surgery / Larnaca Gen. Hospital (Oct. 2012- Aug.2017) 
  • 2012 (Oct.): Visiting Surgeon in the Hepatobiliary& Transplantation   Department of the Burnes- Jewish Hospital  at  the Washington University at St. Louis (USA). 
  • 2013 (Oct.):Visiting Surgeon in the Surgical Oncology Department at the  John   Hopkins Hospital  Baltimore(USA) 
  • 2014 (Oct): Visiting Surgeon in the Surgical Oncology/HPB Department at the Baylor/ St. Luke’s Hospital Houston Medical Center(USA). 
  • 2015(Oct.): Visiting Surgeon in the Department of Surgery (HPB & Organ Transplantation), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA
  • 2015: Diploma of participation in the «Strategy for Education Program, Leadership and Managerial Development of Cyprus Public Service / Leadership Pulse», Cyprus Institute of Management & PWC, January - May 2015, Nicosia

Background

Practice Experience:
PRESENT POSITION
Consultant General & HPB Surgeon/ Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery/SICU Specialist.
HIPPOCRATEON PRIVATE HOSPITAL Nicosia. From October 2017

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
  • Jan 1985-Apr 1986 - Pre-Registration Training (Larnaca and Nicosia General Hospitals, Cyprus)
  • Jul 1986-Oct 1991 - Residency in General Surgery at the Surgical University Clinic – Hippocration Hospital / Univ. Of Athens, Greece
  • 1991/92 & 1995/96 - Registrar in Surgical Department( Hepatobiliary) and Liver Transplantation Services (Kings College Hospital of London)
  • 1992-1995 Staff Surgeon at Paraskevaidion Surgical and Transplantation Center
  • From 1996 Staff Surgeon at Nicosia General Hospital (From 1997- Oct 2006 - The Surgeon in Charge the Surgical Intensive Care Unit –SICU-) In charge of the Liver Transplant Out patient Clinic on a National Base (1996-2012)
  • 2007 Oct Promotion as an Assosiate Director of Surgery, Nicosia General Hospital
  • 2012 In charge of Surgical Department in Larnaca General Hospital
  • 2015 May- Promotion as a Director and Chairman of Surgery
  • 2015 until today Scientific Clinical Fellow/Lecturer at the Medical School of European University, Cyprus 
  • 2015-Oct. 2017 Director and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Larnaca General Hospital 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Clinical surgical teaching to 4th and 6th year medical students, Hippocration University Hospital Athens (1986-1991) 
  • Clinical surgical teaching to 4th year medical students, Kings College Hospital, London UK (1991-1992) 
  • Teaching Surgery to Nursing School, Nicosia (1997-2008) 
  • Teaching Surgery to upgrading theatre and ICU nursing groups, Nursing School, Nicosia (1998-2005) 
  • Training pre-registration and residents in surgery (1996-today) 
  • Clinical Surgical Teaching to Medical Students – Scientific Collaborator, European University Medical School, Nicosia (2014-today) 

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE 
  • Director and Chairman of the Surgical Department of Larnaca General Hospital (May 2015- Oct 2017) 
  • Acting Director of the Surgical Department of Larnaca General Hospital (October 2013- May 2015)
  • Assistant Director of the Surgical Department of Nicosia General Hospital (2007-2013) 
  • Nomination as a member of the National Commission of Transplant Donation (March 2007-2010) 
  • President of Cyprus Surgical Society (Feb 2008-Feb 2010) 
  • Consulting member of the National Commission for Cancer (2010) 
  • National Representative (Ministry of Health Cyprus) of the European Committee concerning Organ Donation and Transplantation (2010-today) 
  • Participation in the organisation of the Informal Meeting of the Ministries of Health of the European Union with title Organ Donation And Transplantation in the European Union focus on «Living Related Transplantation» and Cross Border Collaboration in Exchange Organs» during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July 2012) 
  • Speaker during the above meeting with the subject «Cross-Border Collaboration In The Field Of Organ Donation And Transplantation Examples and Potentialities» (10 July 2012) 
  • Director and Coordinator of Cyprus Government (Ministry of Health) for the program ACCORD joint action- «Achieving Comprehensive Coordination in Organ Donation throughout the European Union» (May 2012-May 2015) 
  • Director and Coordinator of Cyprus Government (Ministry of Health) for the program FOEDUS joint action «Facilitating Exchange of Organs Donated in EU Member States» (2013-2015) 
  • Member of the Administrative Board of the Larnaca General Hospital 

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Greek Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 
  • International Association of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery(IHPBA) 
  • Surgical Society of Cyprus 
  • European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) 
  • The Transplantation Society 
  • European Liver Transplantation Association. (ELITA) 
  • International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) 
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) 
  • Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology.(SSO) 
  • Foundation Member of «the Greek Friends of Methodist Hospital» (Houston Texas, USA) 
  • Cyprus Society of Intensive Care

Doctor Specialties

  • BREAST SURGEON
  • COLON & RECTAL SURGEON
  • GENERAL SURGEON
  • HEPATO-PANCREATO-BILIARY
  • INTENSIVE CARE
  • LAPAROSCOPIC & BARIATRIC SURGEON
  • SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Hospital

Hospital Type:
HOSPITALS & CLINICS
Hospital Address:
Hippocrateon Private Hospital (10 Psaron Str. 2408 Engomi) Tel: 22502000
Hospital Specialty:
MEDICAL CENTER
Associated Hospital:

Other Info

Special Services & Expertise:
     1. General Surgery

2. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Liver Cancer (Primary and Metastatic) 
Pancreatic Cancer
Severe (Necrotizing) Pancretitis, Chronic Pancreatitis
 3. Surgical Oncology
Development of Surgical Oncology (Liver and Pancreas Resection) , RFA Destruction of Liver and Pancreas Tumors, Upper GI Cancer, Oesophago-gastrectomies (Ivor Lewis procedure and Transhiatal Resections) ,  Sarcoma /Retro-peritonial Tumors, Melanoma and Radical Lymph Nodes Groin Dissections, Development and Performance HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy) Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery4. Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery/Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomies (ex Director of the largest program in the country the last 4 years)/Gastroisophageal Reflex (GERD)and Hiatus Hernia - Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Achalasia - Laparoscopy Heller Myotomy and Dorr Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernias,( TEP, TAPP), Incissional, Laparoscopic Spleenectomy and Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies, Laparoscopic Colectomies (Right, Sigmoidectomies, Low Anterior Resection, and first in Cyprus reported Laparoscopic Total Colectomies with J-Pouch (3 cases)
4 . Breast Cancer Surgery      

5. Colorectal Surgery and Sphincter saving procedures
 
    Colon and Rectal Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns' Disease, FAP     
     Advanced Colorectal  Surgery /Sphincter Preserving Procedures
     Hemorroids and Rectal Prolapse (HAL&RAR procedure)

6. Endocrine Surgery 
Nerve stimulator assisting thyroidectomy, large retrosternal thyroid goitter resection, parathyroidectomy, large adrenal tumors resection/enblock      
7. Trauma and Open Abdomen Management

      8. Transplantation Surgery
Publications & Presentations:

  • Took part in more than 85 announces / reports/lectures/abstracts& publications  in local and overseas medical congresses and medical  journals. 
  • Invited Speaker  in overseas Surgical Congresses as an expert in Thermal Destruction (Radiofrequency Ablation) in Liver Tumors and Pancreatic Cancer. 

  • European Congress of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (Heidelberg, May 2005, Germany) 
  • German-Japanese Liver Surgical Club  (Celle, Dec. 2005, Germany) 
  • Hellenic Surgical Congress and International Forum (Athens, Nov. 2006, Athens). 

  1. Participation in European Survey (2006) on the Application of Vascular Occlusion in Liver Surgery (Department of Surgery , University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands). 
  2. Diploma of ATLS and DSTC in Trauma Surgery. 
  3. Doctor in Charge the Liver Transplant Out-Patient clinic (patients transplanted abroad) on a national basis since April 1996 till today. 
  4. Development of Liver Tumor destruction(ablation) program on a national basis (2004-2012 Nicosia Gen. Hospital).
  5. Member of the First time created National Committee of Transplants in Cyprus since 2007-2009 (appointed by the Minister of Health). 
  6. National Representative(Focal Point) of Cyprus in European Committee on Organ Donation & Transplantation (2010-today).
  7. Consultant General , HPB Surgeon/ Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery/ SICU Specialist. HIPPOCRATEON PRIVATE HOSPITAL (Aug. 2017).

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