Dr. Antonakis Pantelis

Dr. Antonakis Pantelis

Cancer Specialist - General Laparoscopic Surgeon,Surgical Oncologist

  , Ethnarchou Makariou, Greece

  15 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience 

Dr Antonakis Pantelis is a Surgical Oncologist and General Laparoscopic Surgeon with over 15 years of experience practising at the Metropolitan Hospital, Ethnarchou Makariou, Greece. He is also a teacher of Minimal Invasive Surgery Postgraduate Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (biliary diseases, colorectal diseases, hernias). He specialises in Advanced robotic and laparoscopic procedures for benign and malignant intra-abdominal disorders, abdominal wall conditions, and emergencies. He is also a Trainer in Robotic Surgery Courses.  

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr Antonakis Pantelis is a Graduate and holder of a PHD from the University of Athens. He has underwent specialization in advanced minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. He was certified in 2010 by the American College of Surgeons in Robotic Surgery at the International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe. He is also a Member of the South Eastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS). He is currently the Chief of the Department of Surgical Oncology at Metropolitan General. 

 

Past Experience

  • Teacher, Minimal Invasive Surgery Postgraduate Program, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (biliary diseases, colorectal diseases, hernias)

Qualifications

  • Graduates and holder of Doctorate, School of Medicine, University of Athens
  • Specialization in advanced minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery
  • Postgraduate training in the Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgery Division of Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
CERTIFICATIONS (2)
  • Certified in 2010 by the American College of Surgeons in Robotic Surgery at the International Workshop in Robotic Surgery for Southeastern Europe
  • Trainer in Robotic Surgery Courses
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Member of the South Eastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS)
Procedures
Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It helps in the storage of bile which is used to breakdown food during digestion. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications it might cause. Other reason for the surgery might include biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. It is called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and it carries only a small risk of complications.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Stomach Cancer Treatment

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. This disease is a result of the growth of cancerous and malignant cells in the inner lining of the stomach.

Stomach cancer does not grow overnight as this disease usually grows slowly over many years. Some pre-cancerous changes take place before true cancer actually develops. But these early changes rarely result in any symptoms and therefore, often go undetected in the early stage when it is most easy to treat it.

Gastric cancer can grow through the wall of the stomach and invade nearby organs. It can easily spread to the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. In an advanced stage, it can travel through the bloodstream and spread or metastasize to organs such as the liver, lungs, and bones. Usually, people diagnosed with stomach cancer have either experienced metastasis already or eventually develop it.

Types of Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer should not be confused with other cancers in the abdomen or esophageal cancer. Some other cancer can also occur in the abdomen, including cancer of the large and small intestine, liver or pancreas. These cancers may have different symptoms, outlook, and options for treatment.

Some of the common types of gastric cancer include:

  • Adenocarcinoma: It is the most common form of stomach cancer and about 90 to 95 percent of stomach cancers are This form of cancer develops from the cells that form the innermost lining (mucosa) of the stomach.
  • Lymphoma: This is a rare form of stomach cancer and only about four percent of stomach cancers are lymphomas. These are cancers of the immune system tissue, sometimes found in the wall of the stomach.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): It is a rare kind of tumor that starts in very early forms of cells in the wall of the stomach calledinterstitial cells of Cajal. GISTs can be found anywhere in the digestive tract.
  • Carcinoid tumour: It is also a rare form of stomach cancer and about three percent of stomach cancers are carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid tumors start in cells of the stomach that produced hormones.

Some other types of stomach cancers include squamous and small cell carcinoma and leiomyosarcoma. These cancers are very rare.

Stomach Cancer Causes

There is no single, definite cause behind stomach cancer. However, several stomach cancer risk factors have been identified that could potentially lead to the formation to a tumor in the stomach. Some of these stomach cancer causes or risk factors include:

  • Inflammation of the gut called gastritis
  • Infection with common bacteria called Helicobacter pylori
  • Long-lasting anaemia
  • Growth in stomach called polyps
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Excessive consumption of smoked, pickled or salty foods
  • A-type blood group
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Certain genes (family history of disease)

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

There can be several early stomach cancer symptoms. However, the signs of stomach cancer could be present because of some other underlying condition as well. Unfortunately, this is the main reason why it is difficult to make stomach cancer diagnosis at an early stage.

Some of the early stomach cancer symptoms may include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regular indigestion
  • Slight nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent burping
  • Feeling bloated

But just experiencing indigestion or heartburn after a meal does not really mean that you have cancer. Although, if you experience these symptoms a lot, talk to your doctor, who can decide whether to conduct further tests or not.

As advanced gastric cancer grow, you may experience more serious signs of stomach cancer, including the following:

  • Frequent stomach ache or pain in the sternum
  • Frequent heartburns
  • Vomiting containing blood
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Loss of appetite, accompanied by sudden weight loss
  • Blood in stools
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Yellowish eyes or skin

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Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis have being a surgical oncologist in Greece?

Dr Antonakis Pantelis has over 15 years of experience in the field of surgical oncology and laproscopic surgery.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis as a surgical oncologist?

Dr Antonakis Pantelis specialises in procedures such as Advanced robotic and laparoscopic procedures for benign and malignant intra-abdominal disorders, abdominal wall conditions, and emergencies.

Does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis provide Online Consultation?

Yes

What associations is Dr. Antonakis Pantelis part of?

Dr Antonakis Pantelis is a part of various organisations such as the South Eastern European Robotic Surgery Society (SEERSS)

When do you need to see a laparoscopic surgeon such as Dr. Antonakis Pantelis?

In the case a patient is suffering from any of the following diseases(Crohn's disease, Colorectal cancer, Diverticulitis, Familial polyposis, Bowel incontinence) a laparoscopic surgery is needed which is a form of minimally invasive and safe surgery. Performed by a laparoscopic surgeon.

How to connect with Dr. Antonakis Pantelis for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with medigence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis have?
Dr. Antonakis Pantelis is specialized in Greece and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Antonakis Pantelis have?
Dr. Antonakis Pantelis is one of the most sought after specialists in Greece and has over 15 Years years of experience.
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