The Standard Center for Thyroid Surgery is directed 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 recovery and the improvement of their lives. He succeeded in gaining the highest possible expertise 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 patient’s life depends on the quality of the operation. With these supplies and also 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 the patients.
Our patient enjoys the provision of high standard health services in a modern, pleasant and friendly environment. Our patient approach is always human-centered. Each of our patients is unique. Our patient has personalized treatment and high quality services both in terms of his medical and nursing care.
Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
The operation performed by Thyroid Surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis is called “minimally invasive surgery” or “minimally invasive thyroidectomy”. This operation reduces the patient’s stay in the hospital to one night. Post-operative pain is almost non-existent, as the muscles in the neck are not cut. Most thyroidectomy incisions 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 neck incision is. What is usually suggested is that only 10% of patients are suitable for minimally invasive thyroidectomy. But this is not the opinion of thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis. In his experience, 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 greater than 20m, and thyroiditis are not in themselves contraindications for small incision surgery.
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Specialized & Experienced Thyroid Surgeon & Specialized Thyroid Center
In the opinion of all experts, thyroid and parathyroid operations should be performed in a large Center that has all the conditions for these operations. For this reason, patients should not be upset when they are referred to a large Center. The specialization and experience of the surgeon and his colleagues, the large volume of patients operated on by a surgeon and the specialization of the Center, are the necessary criteria for a successful operation.
All surveys showed that patients operated on by doctors with a low patient volume often had insufficient surgery and a high complication rate. Therefore these patients may not have been fully cured of their disease. Unfortunately, 90% of patients who undergo thyroid surgery are operated by non-specialized surgeons. A large percentage of patients operated on by thyroid surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis have been operated on elsewhere for the first time and unfortunately have not solved their problem.
Recurrence or incomplete surgery
Almost 50% of thyroid cancer patients do not know 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 supposedly benign disease actually have thyroid cancer. 11% of patients with known thyroid cancer continued to have thyroid cancer in their neck after their initial operation. Choose your surgeon carefully. You want to have surgery, just once.
He believes that he must provide the education and information that is needed to his patients. Only then do they make informed decisions about the health problem they are dealing with. He talks honestly about their treatment options and the potential risks. Patients need to understand the problem they have and contribute to the process of choosing their treatment.
Stavros Tsirigotakis – speeches at Scientific Conferences
He has spoken several times about thyroid surgery and thyroid cancer at various scientific meetings. The model Thyroid Surgery Center and Stavros Tsirigotakis himself have often organized medical information days. These aim to raise public awareness of thyroid cancer, which is constantly increasing in incidence.
Participation in scientific societies Stavros Tsirigotakis
He is a regular member and actively participates in the largest scientific thyroid societies, both in Greece and abroad. This enables you to be treated according to the international guidelines. Which means that you will have the best diagnostic approach, you will not do pointless and unnecessary tests, nor operations without really being necessary. Even if surgery is unavoidable, it will be done completely safely for you. This will be done by specialized thyroid surgeons, in a specialized center and will give you the best result.
He believes that the surgeon’s participation in scientific societies is essential. The information and exchange of experience between surgeons is a cornerstone in the success of the surgical operations they perform. He believes “I grow old while learning”.
Some of the scientific societies, 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
Regular Member of the American Thyroid Society
Regular Member of the American College of Surgeons
Benign thyroid diseases that require surgery:
Multinodular goiter, diving goiter in the chest
Solitary thyroid nodule
Malignant thyroid diseases that require surgery:
All types of thyroid cancers
Nodules with a strong suspicion of malignancy
Diseases of the parathyroid glands that require surgical treatment:
Types of operations performed by Thyroid Surgeon Stavros Tsirigotakis
Ampho total thyroidectomy, with a minimally invasive technique
Ampho total thyroidectomy classic method for very large thyroids
Almost total thyroidectomy (rare)
Ampho total thyroidectomy, with lymph node dissection (for thyroid cancer) – – – central lymph node dissection-lateral lymph node dissection
Parathyroidectomy of one or more glands
Parathyroidectomy with thyroid lobectomy or with thyroidectomy for parathyroid cancer