Stavros Tsirigotakis was born and raised in a family of bio-wrestlers in Piraeus. His family and the city of Piraeus influenced him in his life, in the formation of his character, in all stages of his life, it is the city he loved and he is proud of his family, but also of his birthplace. The principles of honesty, dignity, sincerity, respect for fellow human beings, are inviolable conditions.
Piraeus is a place of reference for the modern political, artistic and economic history of the place. As the largest port in the country, it received direct influences, visits and “attacks” and is significantly distinguished from areas that do not see the sea. “The port is the cosmopolitan of every country”, says one of the most important authors, from Piraeus and continues, << The psyche of the people who live around the big ports of the world, is significantly different from the inhabitants of the hinterland, it is as if you know something that others do not know, you come in contact with the outside world first hand. And you learn things that will take a long time for others to realize if they ever realize >>. The port is an “open mouth from which the whole country feeds”, this gave and gives the feeling of pride to the people of Piraeus. All this, therefore, could not but affect Stavros Tsirigotakis, both in the formation of his character, and in the way he treats his fellow human beings and especially his patients!
Thyroid surgeon MD, FACS
What he thinks about his teachers
“A teacher is the one who becomes a bridge for his student to cross. And when it makes it easier for him to cross, he happily lets it be torn down, encouraging his student to build his own bridges “(Kazantzakis).
The teacher is Professor Anastasios Rigas as well as the other associates of Mr. Rigas, but also all those who helped Mr. Stavros Tsirigotakis in the difficult and painful course of surgery, whom he honors every day and expresses his thanks. His teacher in thyroid surgery is Professor George Kapelakis, whom he honors and thanks every day, as well.
He considers it an honor but also a duty to reproduce their infallible techniques every day with absolute success.
FREE THYROID SURGERIES IN THE FINANCIALLY WEAK
Free Surgery & Medical Visits for World Thyroid Day
On the occasion of World Thyroid Day and in collaboration with Iasso Hospital, we offer free examinations and surgeries in the thyroid gland, to people who are financially weak.
With the mind focused on the precious good of your Health but also on the needs that bother you, we start this program. Your access to quality and specialized health services, which is your basic human right, will never cease to be a primary concern for us.
Social contribution and solidarity are concepts that are an integral part of our character and our medical capacity. Through this new program, we aim to offer our specialized services completely free of charge to those of you who need it.
With this social action, we aim to help citizens who are excluded from the state system and to help them enjoy the benefits of a modern society. By taking initiatives, responsibly and effectively, in the field of Health in which we operate, we proceed to similar actions to alleviate and help those who really need it.
We firmly believe that the difficult times we live in give the opportunity to highlight the values that are not bought, but acquired through struggle, effort and perseverance.
We warmly thank the Board of Directors of Iasso, who by showing his sensitivity and social face in practice, helps us in the implementation of this program. This action is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program, of Iasso, “next to you”.
- Tel. for the program of free surgeries: +30 210 6383905 & +30 6974445853
- Tel. Contact for appointments for medical visits: +30 210 6185229,
- Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00
STANDARD SURGERY CENTER CROSS THYROID TSIRIGOTAKIS – OPERATIONS
The Model Thyroid Surgery Center is headed by thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis. The practice of thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery, by surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis, is dedicated to solving the health problems of his patients, their complete cure and the improvement of their lives. He managed to obtain the highest possible specialization in this demanding thyroid surgery. He has a passion for research and application of minimally invasive techniques, but also experience in thyroid cancer surgery. Which is much more demanding, since the life of the patient depends on the quality of the operation. With these supplies and after his long tenure in Thyroid Surgery Centers, in Greece and abroad and for more than 19 years, he has helped patients, from various parts of Greece, but also from abroad. He tries to have mutual trust in his relationship with patients.
Our patient enjoys providing high quality health services in a modern, pleasant and friendly environment. Our patient approach is always anthropocentric. Each of our patients is unique. Our patient has individualized treatment and high quality services in terms of both medical and nursing care.
Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
The operation performed for thyroid surgery is called “minimally invasive surgery” or “minimally invasive thyroidectomy”. This operation reduces the patient overnight stay in the hospital. Postoperative pain is almost non-existent, as the muscles in the neck are not cut. Most incisions for thyroidectomy are only 2-3 cm long (mini-thyroidectomy). Some patients are not suitable for mini surgery (large thyroid), but even then patients are surprised at how small the incision is in the neck. What is usually suggested is that only 10% of patients are suitable for minimally invasive thyroidectomy. This is not the opinion of thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis. His experience shows that over 60% of patients are suitable for a minimally invasive approach. If there is previous neck surgery, nodule size greater than 3 cm, thyroid tumor larger than 20m and thyroiditis are not in themselves contraindications for small incision surgery.
Specialized surgeon & specialized Center
According to all experts, thyroid and parathyroid surgeries should be performed in a large Center that has all the conditions for these surgeries. For this reason patients should not be upset when they are referred to a large Center. The large volume of patients operated by a surgeon and the specialization of the Center, are the necessary criteria for a successful operation.
All studies have shown that patients who underwent surgery by doctors with a low volume of patients very often had insufficient surgery. Therefore, these patients may not have been completely cured of their disease. Unfortunately, 90% of patients who have thyroid surgery are operated on by non-specialist surgeons. A large percentage of patients operated by thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis, have undergone surgery elsewhere for the first time and unfortunately have not solved their problem.
Recurrence or incomplete surgery
Nearly 50% of thyroid cancer patients are unaware that they have thyroid cancer until they have their first thyroid surgery (and often the wrong surgery). That is, many patients who undergo thyroid surgery for a suspected benign disease actually have thyroid cancer. 11% of patients with known thyroid cancer continued to have thyroid cancer in their throat after their initial surgery. Choose your surgeon carefully. You only want to have surgery once.
He believes he needs to provide the education and information he needs to his patients. Only then do they make informed decisions about the health problem they are facing. He speaks honestly about the treatment options they have and the potential risks. Patients need to understand the problem they have and contribute to the treatment selection process themselves.
Stavros Tsirigotakis-lectures at Scientific Conferences
He has spoken several times about thyroid surgery and thyroid cancer at various scientific conferences. The model Thyroid Surgery Center, as well as Stavros Tsirigotakis himself, has often organized medical information days. They aim to raise public awareness of the ever-increasing incidence of thyroid cancer.
Participation in scientific companies Stavros Tsirigotakis
He is a regular member and has an active participation in the largest thyroid scientific companies, both in Greece and abroad. This allows you to be dealt with in accordance with international guidelines. Which means that you will have the best diagnostic approach, you will not do unnecessary and unnecessary examinations, nor surgeries without really being necessary. Even if surgery is unavoidable, it will be absolutely safe for you. This will be done by specialized thyroid surgeons, in a specialized center and will offer you the best result.
He believes that the participation of the surgeon in scientific companies is necessary. Information and exchange of experience between surgeons is a cornerstone in the success of the surgeries they perform. He himself believes “I grow old while learning”.
Some of the scientific companies, in which the thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis is a member:
- Regular member of the Hellenic Surgical Society
- Regular member of the Hellenic Society of Endocrine Gland Surgery
- Regular member of the British Society of Thyroid Surgeons
- Regular Member of the European Thyroid Society
- Full Member of the American Thyroid Society
- Full Member of the American College of Surgeons
Benign thyroid diseases that require surgery:
- Polycystic goiter, submerged goiter in the chest
- Graves’ disease
- Toxic adenoma
- Solitary thyroid nodule
Malignant thyroid disease requiring surgery:
- All types of thyroid cancers
- Nodules with a strong suspicion of malignancy
Parathyroid gland diseases that need surgical treatment:
- parathyroid adenoma
- parathyroid hyperplasia
Types of surgeries performed by thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis:
- Both total thyroidectomy, with minimally invasive technique
- Both total thyroidectomy classic method for very large thyroid
- Almost total thyroidectomy (rare)
- Both total thyroidectomy, with lymph node clearance (for thyroid cancer) – – – central lymph node clearance-lateral lymph node clearance
- Parathyroidectomy of one or more glands
- Parathyroidectomy with thyroid lobectomy or with thyroidectomy for parathyroid cancer