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

Endovascular Procedures

Open Vascular Procedures

Ultrasound Studies Performed

Clear Skin

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. It can clear your skin and make veins vanish.

Endovascular Surgery

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.

Modern Technology

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

Walk More

A walk a day can truly keep the doctor away. Walking and sport activities enhance the most necessary vascular functions of your body.

Don’t Smoke

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.

Eat Healthy

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.

Contact Us

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

Contact Info

00 357 25 260 700
00 357 96 513 100

Agias Filaxeos 229, οffice 24, PO box 3116
Limassol, Cyprus

Frequently Asked Questions

Which method is the best for treatment of reticular and spider veins, sclerotherapy or laser?

The optimal method at the present time is sclerotherapy. For the pink and purple spider veins with liquid sclerosant, for the green reticular veins with foam. Laser can also be used, but it is effective only when “matting” is present. It’s a situation when after performing sclerotherapy some new tiny pink vessels appear like a pink “cloud”. At larger vessels the laser is not as effective as sclerotherapy.

How long do the patients need to wear elastic stockings after vein treatment?

If a varicose veins treatment with laser or radiofrequency ablation accompanied with miniphlebectomies then the period of elastic compression should be 3 weeks. At some cases when bioglue is used it can be shorten to few days or even no compression at all.

After sclerotherapy the elastic compression period is 5 days.

May you treat both legs at the same time?

The only restriction that we have is the daily dosage of the drug that we inject. The overdosing can cause serious side effects. This is the reason the treatment is being divide to sessions that can be repeated every 48 hours, in practice twice a week. The total number of sessions needed is strictly individual and depends on the severity of the problem.

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?

Patients over 50 years old with smoking history or high cholesterol or family history of atherosclerosis or aneurysm.

Can sclerotherapy take place during pregnancy or breast feeding?

No, pregnancy and lactation are contra indications for sclerotherapy.
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