Microsurgery Department

Microsurgery is a specialised surgical discipline that has evolved rapidly in recent years and has yielded spectacular results. It is used to construct and restore the form and function to individuals impaired by cancer, trauma or deformity. Its aim is to provide the patient with the most complete functional and aesthetic rehabilitation.

The surgical team in the Microsurgery Department of the Hippocrateon Hospital is well trained and has the necessary experience in the application of microsurgical techniques in the field of Orthopedic Surgery (led by Dr Akis Loizides) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (led by Dr Gregorios Lambropoulos).

Our services include:

  • Reattachment of an amputated Upper or Lower limb.
  • Free flaps.
  • Reconstruction of deficits on Upper and Lower Limbs.
  • Treatment of special conditions where microsurgical technique (femoral head necrosis) is required.
  • Surgical treatment of congenital anomalies of the Upper Limb.
  • Restoration of functions with nerve or muscle transfer.
  • Tissue transfer for functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of the face and body.
  • Removal of tumor tissue layer by layer and simultaneous repair.
  • Breast reconstruction after mastectomy using tissue from the abdomen (DIEP FLAP)
  • Scar and burn reconstruction.
  • Reconstruction of skull, facial, jaw, intraoral lining and cervical defects.
  • Tissue transfer for the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis.
  • Reconstruction of thoracic & abdominal defects as well as vaginal and perineal defects.
  • Microsurgery in nerve repair.
  • Free flaps for reconstruction of tissue defects.

Usually, the free flaps used for the above cases are the following:

 

RADIAL FOREARM FREE FLAPTPF FREE FLAP
ALT FREE FLAPLD FREE FLAP
SAP FREE FLAPSERRATUS ANTERIOR FREE FLAP
PAP FREE FLAP DIEP FREE FLAP
FREE FIBULA FLAPSIEA FREE FLAP
FREE GRACILIS FLAPGROIN FREE FLAP

Surgeons

  •   Dr Akis Loizides
  •  Dr Gregorios Lambropoulos