Thanos Paraschos, Gynecologist - Endoscopic Surgeon
Teaching and practicing at leading UK gynecology clinics, I realized just how crucial a gynecologist’s surgery experience can be for a patient. It’s not only about the difference between a long, open-surgery cut and a tiny incision via laparoscopy for a myomectomy.
Most importantly, it’s about trust. And that is gained though vast experience in:
- Gynecology Tests (ultrasound scan, hysteroscopy, hysterosalpingogram - HSG, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy) and diagnosis through which the best therapy, surgical or non-surgical, can be provided.
- Gynecologic Surgery: total abdominal hysterectomy, total vaginal hysterectomy, myomectomies, colposuspensions, laser endometrial ablation, endometrial resection, anterior repair, posterior repair, laparotomy for ectopic pregnacies and ovarian cyst accidents) etc.
Gynecologic Surgery at EmBIO and IASO
Since 1996, I have been performing gynecologic surgeries at EmBIO (Chalandri, Athens, Greece), and IASO (Maroussi, Athens).
The bottom line of my experience as a gynecology surgeon is this:
If an operation can be avoided, it will be, as long as that is to your benefit. There are times you need to trust your gynaecologist when they say “enough with the ultrasound scan, time for a hysteroscopy.” (For instance, see how a patient got rid of the cause of her blood spotting, a uterus polyp).
At Southmead Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the 3rd and 6th largest obstetric clinics in the UK, respectively, I learned how to best diagnose and surgically treat gynecologic emergencies. I’m happy that my patients know I’m there when they need me. I make sure I will not keep you waiting for an appointment if you suffer from an infection or any kind of gynecological emergency. Nor will you have to worry about me being available as your obstetrician the day and time of your labor.
At NNUH Colposcopy Clinic I learned how to diagnose and treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: laser excision and loop excision of the transformation zone, and laser ablation for CIN. At Southmead Hospital I performed radical surgery for gynecologic oncology.
At Southmead Hospital I performed colposuspensions, and Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz (MMK) and Stamey procedures, with Paul Abrams, an internationally acclaimed urogynecologist in the field of urinary incontinence.
At Southmead Hospital, I was involved in the management of problems facing post menopausal women. At the Endocrine Clinic, with Professor S. Franks, I managed problems such us hyperprolactinaemia, hirsuitism and premenstrual tension.
The best piece of advice I could offer as a gynaecologist is what I tell all my female friends: “Whatever you do, don’t ignore any gyn problem.“