Expert Vascular Surgeon in Limassol, Cyprus
Doctor Achilleas Toursidis
On this website you can be informed about the diagnostic and therapeutic services that I provide in my medical office. Also about the endovascular and open procedures that I perform as the main vascular surgeon of the most advanced hospitals in Cyprus.
Dr. Achilleas Toursidis, Vascular Surgeon
A combination of experience and knowledge of Eastern and Western European medical schools helps me in solving the most challenging clinical cases.
Graduated with excellency at the Stavropol State Medical Academy in Russia. Specialized and worked in the vascular surgery ward of the Stavropol Regional Hospital. Gained experience with open vascular surgery after performing a large number of operations as a vascular surgeon.
Worked at the Vascular Surgery Department of the Nicosia General Hospital as a vascular surgeon. Meanwhile performed more than 1000 endovascular procedures.
Attended a postgraduate specialization course about “Endovascular Techniques”. At the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the University of Milano – Bicocca on the base of the Attikon General Hospital.
Performed a total of more than 1500 open procedures through years of practice. Procedures for carotid disease, aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Treated more than 1000 legs with varicose veins. Including laser and radio frequency ablation procedures.
Years of Experience in Vascular Surgery
Legs with Varicose Veins Treated
Open Vascular Procedures
Ultrasound Studies Performed
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. It can clear your skin and make veins vanish.
A more modern approach to vascular surgery which allows the surgeon to operate from inside the lumen of the vessel via a puncture or a tiny incision. A minimally invasive way of treatment for a large variety of vascular conditions such as: aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins and more.
- Shorter recovery times
- Less intra-operative risks
- Less complication rates
- Skin punctures instead of large incisions
- Avoids the need for general anesthesia
Open Vascular Surgery
The classical approach to vascular surgery which demands the access of the vessel from the outside. As a result, a cut down incision is necessary.
Its performance rate has been significantly reduced because of the development of endovascular methods. Despite the advantages of an endovascular procedure, in certain cases, an open vascular surgery is the only way for a successful treatment.
For the success of most endovascular and open vascular procedures modern equipment is necessary. The following equipment are available for our patients in the fully equipped, modern hospitals that I cooperate with.
Duplex Ultrasound, Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Tomography for accurate diagnostics.
Laser generator, hybrid operating theater with angiography equipment and a fully equipped catheterization laboratory with all the appropriate balloons, stents, guidewires and catheters to perform endovascular and hybrid (endovascular and open) procedures.
A Healthy Vascular System, The Key to a Healthy Life
A walk a day can truly keep the doctor away. Walking and sport activities enhance the most necessary vascular functions of your body.
Cigarette smoking is among the most important risk factors for peripheral arterial and coronary heart diseases. According to most recent studies, even 1 cigarette a day can damage your arteries.
Eating healthy food helps you achieve a good balance between “good” and “bad” cholesterol. It can also protect your vessels from narrowing.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Peripheral Artery Disease
Treated either by an endovascular procedure of balloon angioplasty or stenting of the lesion, or by an open bypass surgery with vein or graft.
Arterial Aneurysm Disease
Treated either by a minimal invasive procedure (EVAR) when a stent graft is placed inside the aneurysm or by open repair of the aneurysm with prosthetic graft.
Carotid Artery Disease
An open procedure of carotid endarterectomy. It aims to prevent a stroke by removing the atherosclerotic plaque from the carotid artery.
Varicose Vein Disease
Minimal invasive treatment methods using laser, radio-frequency, biological glue under local anesthesia.
Reticular and Spider Veins
Fast and effective treatment of the varicose, reticular and spider veins with injections of foam or liquid sclerosant.
Do you have any questions concerning our services? Do not hesitate to contact us and we will respond as fast as possible
Send us a Message
00 357 25 260 700
00 357 96 513 100
Agias Filaxeos 229, οffice 24, PO box 3116
Frequently Asked Questions
Which method is the best for treatment of reticular and spider veins, sclerotherapy or laser?
How long do the patients need to wear elastic stockings after vein treatment?
After sclerotherapy the elastic compression period is 5 days.
May you treat both legs at the same time?
Are the results permanent? If not, how long does it last?
The veins that are being sclerosed don’t reappear. However, since venous insufficiency is a chronic disease there is a strong possibility that new veins can reappear at new spots or even at the ones that have been treated previously. The recurrence rate can be minimized with prophylactic measures, such as sport activity, avoiding of long standing, body weight management, use of elastic compression during long period of standing or sitting etc.
Which patients should perform a prophylactic scan of carotid arteries or check up for aneurysm disease?
Can sclerotherapy take place during pregnancy or breast feeding?
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