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Ο Πολυθοδωράκης Ιωάννης είναι Νευροχειρουργός, Πρόεδρος της Παγκόσμιας Εταιρείας Σπονδυλικής Στήλης (WScC) και Διευθυντής της Δ΄ Νευροχειρουργικής Κλινικής στο Ερρίκος Ντυνάν Hospital Center. Είναι Επιστημονικός Διευθυντής στο ιατρικό κέντρο Athens Brain & Spine Surgery, στο Χαλάνδρι. Είναι εξειδικευμένος στην χειρουργική παθήσεων Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, ενώ ιδιαίτερη εξειδίκευση έχει στις ελάχιστα επεμβατικές χειρουργικές τεχνικές (minimally invasive spine surgery). Από το 2004, ως μέλος της Παγκόσμιας Εταιρείας Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, έως και σήμερα, συμμετέχει στην εκπαίδευση ορθοπεδικών και νευροχειρουργών σε τεχνικές σπονδυλικής στήλης σε εκπαιδευτικά κέντρα σε όλο τον κόσμο Cleveland Spine Clinic (USA) Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg Saar (Germany), University Hospital Birmingham (UK), Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College (Pakistan), Ain Shams University (Egypt), Nobel Institute of Neurosciences, Biratnagar (Nepal). To 2016 βραβεύθηκε από τον Πρόεδρο του Πακιστάν Mamnoon Hussain για την προσφορά του στην εκπαίδευση των Νευροχειρουργών στο Πακιστάν. Τέλος, το 2018 βραβεύτηκε ως εκπαιδευτής για την πολυετή συμμετοχή του στην εκπαίδευση των Νευροχειρουργών στο Πακιστάν και ανακηρύχθηκε ισόβιο μέλος της Πακιστανικής Νευροχειρουργικής Εταιρείας.

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Πρόεδρος της Παγκόσμιας Εταιρίας Σπονδυλικής Στήλης. Διευθυντής Δ/ Νευροχειρουργικού Τμήματος Νοσοκομείου Ερρίκος Ντυνάν.

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Εξειδίκευση στην Χειρουργική Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, Χειρουργική Εγκεφάλου και σε Ελάχιστα Παρεμβατικές Χειρουργικές Τεχνικές Σπονδυλικής Στήλης σε διεθνή κέντρα της Ευρώπης και της Αμερικής.

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Spinal fusion

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15 years of experience
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9.8
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ιδιαίτερα επεξηγηματικός, διεξοδική εξέταση, φαίνεται καταρτισμένος, με αυτοπεποίθηση χωρίς υπεροψία, ευθύς και άμεσος.
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Διεξοδικος καταρτισμένος και ευγενικός.
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Ήταν εξυπηρετικός και είχε γνώση του αντικειμένου. Τον προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα.
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Ρενα Ν 11 February 2022
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Ασχολήθηκε εκτενέστερα με την περίπτωση μου. Έμπειρος και καταρτισμενος.τον συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα!
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Πρώτη επίσκεψη στον γιατρό, ωραίος χώρος, πλήρες ιστορικό, κλινική εξέταση επί των συμπτωμάτων μου, απάντηση στις ερωτήσεις/προβληματισμούς μου, σοβαρός κ καταρτισμένος επαγγελματίας. Το μόνο αρνητικό ο χρόνος αναμονής (75'..) ωστόσο φάνηκε να ασχολείται αρκετά με τα περιστατικά του. Κόστος επίσκεψης σε λογικό πλαίσιο.
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Ο γιατρος εξαιρετικος! Μου ανελυσε με υπομονη το προβλημα μου και μου εδωσε τη λυση και την ανακουφιση . Σ'ολη τη διαδικασια ήταν κοντά μου . Η ομαδα του ήταν εκει για καθε μου απορια και αγωνία . Σας ευχαριστω πολυ ολους
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Εξαιρετικός Ιατρός. Προσοχή τόσο στο ιστορικό μου, όσο και στην κλινική μου αξιολόγιση.
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Καλος σαν ανθρωπος και γιατρος εμπνεει εμπιστοσυνη
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Ήταν επεξηγηματικός και λεπτομερής. Μου δημιούργησε αμέσως την αίσθηση της εμπιστοσύνης και με έκανε να νιώσω ασφάλεια!
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  • Kifisias 296 & Nauarinou 40, Chalandri , Attica

Curriculum Vitae and Career

STUDIES

  • Πτυχίο, Ιατρική Σχολή, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης
  • Επισκέπτης Καθηγητής, Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης
  • Εξειδίκευση, Χειρουργική Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, Χειρουργική Εγκεφάλου
  • Εξειδίκευση, Ελάχιστα Παρεμβατικές Χειρουργικές Τεχνικές Σπονδυλικής Στήλης
  • Εξειδίκευση, Επεμβατική Διαχείριση Πόνου

Professional experience

  • Ιδιωτικό ιατρείο, Χαλάνδρι
  • Διευθυντής, Δ΄ Νευροχειρουργική Κλινική, Ερρίκος Ντυνάν Hospital Center
  • Πρόεδρος, Παγκόσμια Εταιρεία Σπονδυλικής Στήλης (WScC)

Organisations member

  • Ελληνική Νευροχειρουργική Εταιρεία
  • Ελληνική Εταιρεία Αλγολογίας
  • Ελληνική Εταιρεία Σπονδυλικής Στήλης
  • Διεθνής Ένωση Χειρουργών Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, AO - Spine International /Ελληνικό Παράρτημα
  • Παγκόσμια Εταιρεία Σπονδυλικής Στήλης
  • Διεθνής Ένωση Χειρουργών Σπονδυλικής Στήλης, AO - Spine International
  • Ευρωπαϊκή Εταιρεία Νευροχειρουργικών Ενώσεων
  • Αμερικάνικο Κογκρέσο Νευροχειρουργών
  • Αμερικάνικη Ένωση Νευροχειρουργών
  • Ένωση της Σπονδυλικής Αρθροπλαστικής
  • Διεθνής Ένωση Νευροτροποποίησης

Participation in conferences

  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty) Karachi Spine, Pakistan, 2013
  • Μέλος της Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής του World Spine VI, Indonesia, 2012
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty), Cleveland Spine Review Hands On Course, USA,2012
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty) Karachi Spine, Pakistan, 2011
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty) Aegean Spine Review- Cadaver Course, Turkey, 2010
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty), Cleveland Spine Review Hands On Course, USA, 2010
  • Αντιπρόεδρος της Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής του World Spine V, Greece, 2010
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty), World Spine 2010 Hands On Course, Greece, 2010
  • Διευθυντής Σεμιναρίου , World Spine 2010 Hands On Course, Greece, 2010
  • Πρόεδρος Τοπικής Οργανωτικής Επιτροπής, World Spine V, Greece, 2010
  • Προσκεκλημένος Ομιλητής με θέμα "Παραμορφώσεις Αυχενικής Μοίρας Σ.Σ. (Cervical Spine Deformity), XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery, USA, 2009
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Lab Faculty), Cleveland Spine Review Hands On Course, USA, 2009
  • Διευθυντής Εργαστηρίου, 1st European Spine Review Hands On Course, Greece, 2008
  • Εκπαιδευτής (Teaching Faculty), 1st European Spine Review Hands On Course, Greece, 2008
  • Διευθυντής Σεμιναρίου, 1st European Spine Review and Hands on Course, Greece, 2008

Spoken languages

  • English
  • German

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Academic Research and Publications

  • Management of aortic rupture during x-lif placement - a case report. Stefanos D. Pichas, Christos Katsiafas, I. Polithodorakis, EANS 2011 – 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Rome, Italy
  • A neurosurgeons minimal invasive perspective in spine related pain management - an overview. Stefanos D. Pichas, Christos Katsiafas, I. Polithodorakis, EANS 2011 - 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Rome, Italy
  • Epidural adhesiolysis and targeted steroid administration under endoscopic guidance - a chronic low back pain alternative treatment. Stefanos D. Pichas, Christos Katsiafas, I. Polithodorakis, N. Kazakos, EANS 2011 – 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery,Rome, Italy
  • Ucleoplasty – Results and Complications. Stefanos D. Pichas, Christos Katsiafas, I. Polithodorakis, EANS 2011 – 14th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Rome, Italy
  • Does the lack of microdialysis affect the quality of care at the contemporary trauma center. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Nucleoplasty for the treatment of small contained disc hernias. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D.,Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Epiduroscopy as initial interventional treatment for lumbar pain. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Kostas Papageorgiou M.D., Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Epiduroscopy: A Treatment of choice for the inoperable or unwilling to undergo major spine surgery. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Kostas Papageorgiou M.D., Avgeris P. M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Minimal Invasive Posterior Lumbar Fusion - Pros and Cons. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Is Sagittal Balance restoration important for spinal surgery results? Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • The importance of achieving height restoration in Kyphoplasty. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting,San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Disability scales in Lumbar disease. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • Loss of vision after Epiduroscopy - A case report. Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Kostas Papageorgiou M.D., Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polithodorakis M.D., Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • How minimal must we be Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D. , 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • MISS and Small sample statistics Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D. ,2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Our experience with 100 lvls of Kyphoplasty, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D. 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques,Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • MISS results assessment – Which Disability scale to use=Disability scales in Lumbar disease, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Our experience with Nucleoplasty - Results and indications, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Vertebral height restoration in Kyphoplasty - Balloon or Titanium Mesh, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D.,
  • 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Restoring Sagittal Balance in MISS, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Minimal vs Standard Posterior Lumbar Fusion- A multivariable analysis, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D.,
  • 2nd World Congress of Minimal invasive spine Surgery and Techniques, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A
  • Titanium Mesh vs Balloon Kyphoplasty, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V,Santorini, Greece,
  • Small sample statistics – The perfect way to go wrong My experience with Nucleoplasty – 2 case reports, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • The incidence of severe thoracocervical trauma leaving the E.R undiagnosed, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic fractures, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion- Minimal vs Standard, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • The importance of ADHESIOLYSIS during Epiduroscopy, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Epiduroscopy – A promising Low back pain alternative treatment, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Perioperative analgesia in fusion procedures, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • MEASURING DISABILTY – ODI or RMDQ, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • The impact of achieving Sagittal Balance in spine surgery results, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Osteoporotic Fractures treatment with Kyphoplasty, Stefanos D. Pichas M.D, Christos Katsiafas M.D, Avgeris P. M.D, Ioannis Polythodorakis M.D., World Spine V, Santorini, Greece
  • Major vascular complication during XLIF lumbar instrumentation. A case report. T.Triantafyllou1, N.Ioannou2 ,G.Papageorgiou3 , I.Polythodorakis4, 1 Neurosurgical Department- Iaso General Hospital Athens,2 Department of Vascular Surgery- Iaso General Hospital Athens,3 Department of Invasive Radiology- Iaso General Hospital Athens,4 Neurosurgical Department -Arta General Hospital, World Spine V, 7-9 May 2010, Santorini,Greece
  • Percutaneous instrumented fixation for the treatment of spine instability : First Greek experience. Ioannis Polithodorakis, MD; Stefanos Pichas, MD; Panagiotis Avgeris, MD; Christos Katsiafas, MD; Konstantinos Papageorgiou, MD; Nikolaos Kazakos, MD (Greece), XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery ,August 30 – September 4 2009 , Boston, MA, U.S.A
  • Endoscopic lysis of adhesions during Epiduroscopy in patients with degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Ioannis Polithodorakis, MD; Christos Katsiafas, MD; Stefanos Pichas, MD; Kostantinos Papageorgiou, MD; Panagiotis Avgeris, MD (Greece), XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery, August 30 – September 4 2009 , Boston, MA, U.S.A
  • Endoscopic lysis of adhesions and targeted epidural injection of steroids/ local anaesthetic/adhesiolytic agents during Epiduroscopy in patients with degenerative disease of the Lumbar Spine, Ioannis Polythodorakis, 1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Techniques. (WCMISST). Hawaii USA.
  • Percutaneous Fusion for the treatment of Spine Instability: First Greek Experience,
  • Ioannis Polythodorakis, et al,1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Techniques. (WCMISST),Hawaii USA
  • Percutaneous Decompression of Contained Disc for the treatment of axial and leg pain, Ioannis Polythodorakis, et al, 1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Techniques. (WCMISST). Hawaii, USA
  • Intraoperative Formation of epidural fluid collection during a balloon kyphoplasty procedure: complication in case of co-existing discitis?, Ioannis Polythodorakis, et al,
  • 1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Techniques. (WCMISST). Hawaii, USA
  • Vertebral abcess treatment with a combination of percutaneous aspiration, balloon kyphoplasty, vertebral body reconstruction and fusion, Ioannis Polythodorakis, et a,l1st World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Techniques. (WCMISST). Hawaii, USA.
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