Dr. MICHAEL AP. KARANIKAS MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery at the First University Surgical Clinic of Democritus University of Thrace, specializing in surgery of liver, biliary tract and pancreas, Endocrine and Alimentary tract surgery
Eleftherios Venizelos 51, 681 00 Alexandroupolis
Michail Karaoli and Elpidos 6 (Cosmos Center, Building A, 2nd floor), 67100 Xanthi
Tel. +30 25511 13134 | Fax +30 25511 13134 | Mob. +30 6974 107504
University Hospital of Evros | A' University Surgical Clinic 68100, Dragana, Alexandroupolis
Tel. +30 25513 51324
I was born in Larissa, where I finished the secondary educa- tion.
I am married and father of three children.
1989-1995: School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessa- loniki.
1996-1997: Physician Air Force Sgt.
1997-1998: Regional Surgery of Skalochori Kastoria. 1997-1998: General Hospital of Kastoria
1998-2003: Specialization in General Surgery (Second IKA Hos- pital of Thessaloniki)
2003-2004: First University Surgical Clinic of Democritus Uni- versity of Thrace
2012-2013: Specialization in Surgery Liver Biliary Pancreatic Surgery at the University Hospital Heidelberg in the Section of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery (universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeralund Transplantationschirurgie)
1995: Bachelor of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 2004: Title General Surgery specialty.
2006: PhD, Democritus University of Thrace in endocrine surgery of the thyroid.
2007: Graduate Diploma in Liver Biliary Pancreatic Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace.
2010: Member of the GMC (London) UK (fully registered me- dical practitioner with specialist registration).
Certification of pre-hospital emergency medical ambulance, AED, BLS, ATLS and a large number of seminars in Greece and abroad.
Positions (as a specialist surgeon)
2004-2008: Curator in the First University Clinic of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace.
2008-2012: Lecturer in Surgery at the First University Surgical Clinic of Democritus University of Thrace.
2013-present: Assistant Professor of Surgery at the same clinic.
Daily training for specialists and students in the clinic. Participate in over 100 conferences in Greece and abroad with the 95 announced abstracts.
Over 20 presentations in round tables.
Participation in clinical trials.
Reviewer in international journals.
28 papers published in international journals listed in pubmed and scopus.
Liver Biliary Pancreatic Surgery.
Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery - parathyroid glands.
Small incision in the neck, one day of hospitalization and excellent aesthetic result.
Cervical lymph nodes Biopsies, underarm, groin in hematology - oncology patients.
Laparoscopic Adrenal gland Surgery.
One Day Surgery in the treatment of inguinal hernias, umbilical, epigastric hernia, femoral hernia.
Laparoscopic repair incisional and inguinal hernia.
Breast Cancer Surgery with extensive axillary lymph node dissection where necessary. Conservative surgery with conservation of the breast, and an excellent aesthetic effect - sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Surgery of benign breast disease.
Surgical Oncology (Gastric Cancer - Colon and Rectum Cancer).
Laparoscopic Surgery of Digestive (Gallstone, Benign Tumors Stomach, Bowel Tumors, Appendicitis).
Oncology Surgery of Melanoma - Skin Cancer with sentinel lymph node and lymph node cleaning.
Modern and painless techniques in treating anal diseases.
Excision Pilonidal cyst - Addressing syringe.
All minor related to moles, partial onychectomies, remove cysts.
Surgery in renal failure patients, laparoscopic placement of peritoneal catheters and the open method.
Installing central catheters (Hickman, Infusion Port) and peripheral Picc using ultrasound in hematology and oncology patients and maintenance of catheters.