Vassilis Spanoulis has undergone a successful surgery

Vassilis Spanoulis underwent a completely successful surgery this morning at the Athens Medical Center. The 29 year old guard went through a laparoscopic surgical intervention of re-establishment for the syndrome of left abdominal presentations (hernia of athletes) with the placement of mesh.

Vassilis Spanoulis underwent a completely successful surgery this morning at the Athens Medical Center. The 29 year old guard went through a laparoscopic surgical intervention of re-establishment for the syndrome of left abdominal presentations (hernia of athletes) with the placement of mesh.

The procedure lasted for about an hour and was conducted by Dro Konstantin Konstantinides, Chief of General, Laparoscopic and Robotics Surgery of the Athens Medical Center, one of the top surgeons globally in the realm of laparoscopic interventions for the syndrome of left abdominal presentations (hernia of athletes) and has conducted most of the operations of the kind in Greece.

The syndrome of abdominal presentations (hernia of athletes), is a very well-known ailment troubling several professional athletes causing pain in the bubonic area, often forcing them to end their careers.

In a statement made right after the procedure, Dr. Konstantinides stressed: “My team and I have conducted similar laparoscopic procedures at the Athens Medical Center on hundreds of Greek and foreign athletes that suffered from the same condition. Vassilis will be ready to go back to practicing in about 6 weeks’ time”.

The painless and bloodless technique implemented for several years now by Dr. Konstantinides at the Athens Medical Center, has won him awards at international conventions on Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, due to the excellent results and the practically nil complications on the athletes that undergo the surgery.

This method, apart from all other advantages, gives the possibility to the more than 95% of the athletes to resume normal athletic activities within 4-6 weeks contrary to conventional surgical methods that require for the athlete to remain inactive for 3-4 months.


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