Dr Neophytos A. Zambas MD, PhD.
Dr. Zambas graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2002. The same year enter the Specialty of Vascular Surgery at Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki where he trained in General Surgery up to 2005.
From October 2005 to June 2008 he trained in UK at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals (Imperial NHS Trust). At these hospitals had the opportunity to deal with gene therapy for peripheral arterial disease, to be trained in foam sclerotherapy and laser treatment for varicose veins the open and the endovascular surgery in all the aspects of the specialty of vascular surgery. In 2008 he returned to Thessaloniki to finish the Specialty at Hippokration Hospital. In March 2010 he defended successfully with distinction his PhD Thesis.
On October 2010 passed successfully the final exams of the Specialty of the Vascular Surgery. From November 2010 to September 2011 he work in private practice and trained in endovascular surgery in Blue Cross (Kyanos Stavros) Euromedical Cardiovascular Surgery center in Thessaloniki.
He is a member of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, member of the European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery member of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, and member of Thessaloniki Medical Association. He is also a member and elected treasurer of the Cyprus Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
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The specialty of vascular surgery is one of the new specialties. In most of the countries began to be independent specialty the decade of 1990. Vascular Surgery deals with the pathology and treatment of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels of the human body except the vessels of the brain and the heart. The development of the specialty was huge the last two decades with the new endovascular procedures and methods to win over the classic cold standards procedures. Thus the new endovascular procedures in most of the cases and with the right indications become the cold standard. Dr Neophytos Zambas has been trained in the new methods like the endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysms, laser ablation of the great saphenous vein and foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins. Peripheral artery balloon angioplasty and stenting for peripheral arterial disease, percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stenting for carotid artery disease and diabetic foot are Dr Zambas special interests. For example symptoms that indicate that you may suffer from peripheral vascular arterial disease is intermittent pain on walking and exercise (intermittent Claudication).Night cramps and, swelling on the legs, are symptoms of varicose veins. Amaurosis fugax, speech problems and numbness of the arm or the leg could be symptoms of a stroke. Redness and pain on your legs could be signs of superficial thrombophlevitis especially if you have varicose veins. Long standing unhealed leg ulcers may be the result of vein incompetence. A sudden pain on the abdomen and the lower back can be the result of an abdominal aneurysm. In these cases you need a proper assessment by a vascular surgeon. High risk patients for vascular disease are diabetics, people who suffered a stroke or have numbness on the hand or on the foot, people with high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia and heavy smokers.
For diagnostic purposes the following examinations are performed to the doctors medical practice: Doppler of the legs arteries (Ankle Brachial Pressure Index – ABPI) Color Ultrasound Duplex Scan Carotid Arteries Abdominal Aorta and Splachnic Arteries (renal, superior mesenteric) Iliac vessels Arteries and Veins of the lower limbs Arteries and Veins of the Upper Limbs Further examinations would be requested by the doctor when there is indication after the primary consultation. These are the following: Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA) Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA).
VEINS Varicose Veins Spider Veins Vein ulcers Vein Thrombosis Upper Limb Legs Superficial Vein Thrombosis Deep Vein Thrombosis Venous Malformations (Klippel–Trénaunay–Weber syndrome) ARTERIAL ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Iliac Artery Aneurysm Femoral Artery Aneurysm Popliteal Artery Aneurysm Renal artery aneurysm Mesenteric Artery Aneurysm Carotid Artery Aneurysm ARTERIAL DISEASES Carotid Artery Stenosis Rupture Arteries Arterial occlusive disease of the legs Arterial dissection Diabetic Foot Mesenteric Ischemia LYMPHATIC SYSTEM Lower limb lymphedema Upper Limb lymphedema OTHER DISEASES Reynauds’ Syndrome/Disease Burger Disease Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Temporal Arteritis.
LASER TREATMENT: Laser treatment has been established as a method of choice for the treatment of varicose veins. Laser offers very good results on the treatment of varicose veins and the benefits compare with the classic saphenectomy with stripping is less pain postoperatively, earlier mobilization, less complications and better aesthetic result as there is no scar on the groin and no stitches. The procedure is offered as a daily procedure and you can go home the same day. The doctor is using the biolitec laser with radial function for better results. Carotid artery stenting: (SEE THE VIDEO IN "VIDEOS" SECTION).
Your medical insurance will cover or not your medical expenses according to your contract. If you need an operation all the medical insurance companies will cover you. On this case you have two options. The first is for you to pay the operation and the doctor yourself and afterwards you will claim the amount from your medical insurance. The second option is to pay nothing and the hospital will be paid directly from your insurance. You just need to present your medical insurance card or the number of your contract to the hospital and the hospital will do the rest for you. All the international and domestic medical insurance companies collaborate with the private hospitals in Cyprus. Regarding the consultation and the image examinations like the ultrasound or the computer tomography (CT scan) you pay the cost yourself. If your contract covers these expenses you will be refunded the money by your insurance. In the last case you need to present the report and the invoice of the examination. If you need further information please contact us. PATIENTS FROM ABROAD: Cyprus is a small sunshining country located between Europe, Assia and Africa in the East Mediterannean Sea. Cyprus is a full member of the European Union since 2004 and menber of the Euroze since 2008. The doctor offer his services to private hospitals with the state of the art facilities in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos. The good climate contitions all over the year, the easy transportation to the country, the hospitality of the people, the facilities like hotels, airports and hospitals makes the country one of the favorite tourist destinations all over the world. There is no language barrier as most of the people speak the english language and in some cities people speak russian and other languages. The doctor offers his services in collaborate private hospitals in three cities, Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos. If you want to book an appointment please contact us. We can arrange everything for you through collaborate agencies from all over the world. For more information about Cyprus visit the websites: www.visitcyprus.org.cy and www.europa.eu