Stavros A Antoniou

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Routine versus no drain placement after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    S Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Minerva Chir 69:185-94. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Current treatment concepts for groin hernia
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 399:553-8. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized trials on single-incision laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic appendectomy
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:613-22. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Is laparoscopic ileocecal resection a safe option for Crohn's disease? Best evidence topic
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Dünner Str 214 216, 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany Department of General Surgery, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Panepistimiou Ave, 71500 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Electronic address
    Int J Surg 12:22-5. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Similar symptom patterns in gastroesophageal reflux patients with and without hiatal hernia
    S A Antoniou
    Department of General Surgery, Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Dis Esophagus 26:538-43. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Transabdominal preperitoneal versus totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia: a meta-analysis of randomized studies
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Am J Surg 206:245-252.e1. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Blunt versus bladed trocars in laparoscopic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 27:2312-20. 2013
  8. pmc Meta-analysis of laparoscopic versus open repair of perforated peptic ulcer
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    JSLS 17:15-22. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Lower recurrence rates after mesh-reinforced versus simple hiatal hernia repair: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:498-502. 2012
  10. doi request reprint A comprehensive review of telementoring applications in laparoscopic general surgery
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 26:2111-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Routine versus no drain placement after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    S Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Minerva Chir 69:185-94. 2014
    ..The approach is however not encouraged on the basis of the present analysis, as it results in increased postoperative pain and overall morbidity. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Current treatment concepts for groin hernia
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 399:553-8. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study is to review the latest evidence on operative and perioperative management of patients with groin hernia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of randomized trials on single-incision laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic appendectomy
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:613-22. 2014
    ..Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy has emerged as a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopic surgery. High-quality relevant evidence is limited...
  4. doi request reprint Is laparoscopic ileocecal resection a safe option for Crohn's disease? Best evidence topic
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Dünner Str 214 216, 41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany Department of General Surgery, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Panepistimiou Ave, 71500 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Electronic address
    Int J Surg 12:22-5. 2014
    ..It may be concluded that laparoscopic ileocecal resection is a safe alternative approach to open surgery for uncomplicated Crohn's disease, provided laparoscopic expertise is available. ..
  5. doi request reprint Similar symptom patterns in gastroesophageal reflux patients with and without hiatal hernia
    S A Antoniou
    Department of General Surgery, Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Dis Esophagus 26:538-43. 2013
    ..Distinct functional characteristics in patients with and without hiatal hernia may suggest a tailored therapeutic management for these diverse patient groups. ..
  6. doi request reprint Transabdominal preperitoneal versus totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia: a meta-analysis of randomized studies
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Am J Surg 206:245-252.e1. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to comparatively evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair and totally extraperitoneal repair...
  7. doi request reprint Blunt versus bladed trocars in laparoscopic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 27:2312-20. 2013
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  8. pmc Meta-analysis of laparoscopic versus open repair of perforated peptic ulcer
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    JSLS 17:15-22. 2013
    ..It has been postulated that the minimally invasive approach involves less operative stress and results in decreased morbidity and mortality...
  9. doi request reprint Lower recurrence rates after mesh-reinforced versus simple hiatal hernia repair: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:498-502. 2012
    ..5; P=0.001). Mesh-reinforced hiatal hernia repair is associated with an approximately 4-fold decreased risk of recurrence in comparison with simple repair. The long-term results of mesh-augmented hiatal closure remain to be investigated...
  10. doi request reprint A comprehensive review of telementoring applications in laparoscopic general surgery
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 26:2111-6. 2012
    ..Telementoring has emerged as a practical and cost-effective alternative mentoring tool. The present study aimed to review the pertinent literature on telementoring applications in laparoscopic general surgery...
  11. doi request reprint Endoscopic full-thickness plication versus laparoscopic fundoplication: a prospective study on quality of life and symptom control
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General Surgery, Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Endosc 26:1063-8. 2012
    ..The present study aimed at comparatively evaluating the effectiveness of endoscopic plication and laparoscopic fundoplication in terms of quality of life and symptom control...
  12. doi request reprint Symptom-focused results after laparoscopic fundoplication for refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease--a prospective study
    Stavros A Antoniou
    First Surgical Department, General Hospital Papageorgiou, PC, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:979-84. 2008
    ..Although the results of laparoscopic fundoplication are well documented, there have been no reports on the operative outcome in patients refractory to or with only partial response to medical therapy for GERD...
  13. doi request reprint Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery of the colon and rectum
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 26:1-11. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to review the current status of clinical robotic applications in colorectal surgery...
  14. doi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment of Mirizzi syndrome: a systematic review
    Stavros A Antoniou
    First Surgical Department, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Surg Endosc 24:33-9. 2010
    ..This article reviews the feasibility of the laparoscopic treatment of Mirizzi syndrome and determines the associated risks and complications of this technique...
  15. doi request reprint Mesh-reinforced hiatal hernia repair: a review on the effect on postoperative dysphagia and recurrence
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Certified Reference Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:19-27. 2012
    ..The objective of the present study was to review the pertinent literature and analyze the evidence for and against the use of mesh for hiatal hernia repair, with a focus on the effects on recurrence and postoperative dysphagia...
  16. ncbi request reprint The role of matrix metalloproteinases in the pathogenesis of abdominal wall hernias
    S A Antoniou
    Krankenhaus Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Eur J Clin Invest 39:953-9. 2009
    ..Future research is expected to decipher the complex physiopathological mechanisms of hernia development and provide a basis for potential therapeutic applications...
  17. doi request reprint Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    Surg Endosc 25:367-77. 2011
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  18. doi request reprint Reflections of the Hippocratic Oath in modern medicine
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    World J Surg 34:3075-9. 2010
    ..In these terms, the reevaluation of the Hippocratic Oath and its time-enduring messages seems essential to reinstate the relationship between the physician and the patient under a new philosophico-medical prism...
  19. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Nissen versus Toupet fundoplication: objective and subjective results of a prospective randomized trial
    Oliver O Koch
    Department of General Surgery, General Hospital Zell am See, Paracelsusstrasse 8, 5700, Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Endosc 26:413-22. 2012
    ..Multichannel intraluminal impedance monitoring (MII) has not been used so far for comparison of objective data...
  20. doi request reprint Comparison of results from a randomized trial 1 year after laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet fundoplications
    Oliver O Koch
    Department of General Surgery, General Hospital Zell am See, 5700 Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Endosc 27:2383-90. 2013
    ..Multichannel intraluminal impedance monitoring (MII) has not been used to compare objective data, and comparative subjective data on laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet fundoplications are scarce...
  21. doi request reprint A randomized trial on endoscopic full-thickness gastroplication versus laparoscopic antireflux surgery in GERD patients without hiatal hernias
    Adolf Kaindlstorfer
    Department of General Surgery, Public Hospital of Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 23:212-22. 2013
    ..This is the first comparative objective data study for endoscopic versus laparoscopic antireflux procedures...
  22. doi request reprint Subjective and objective data on esophageal manometry and impedance pH monitoring 1 year after endoscopic full-thickness plication for the treatment of GERD by using multiple plication implants
    Oliver O Koch
    Department of General Surgery, General Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Gastrointest Endosc 77:7-14. 2013
    ..Subjective and especially objective data after endoluminal full-thickness gastroplication are scarce...
  23. doi request reprint Effectiveness of laparoscopic total and partial fundoplication on extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a randomized study
    Oliver O Koch
    Department of General Surgery, General Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:387-91. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the application of laparoscopic fundoplication is justified for patients with documented GERD and atypical symptoms refractory to medical treatment. Toupet fundoplication may have a lesser effect on asthma...
  24. doi request reprint Bibliometric analysis of scientific contributions in minimally invasive general surgery
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuwerk Hospital, Mönchengladbach, Germany Department of General Surgery, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete, Crete Department of Vascular Surgery, Red Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Hospital of Linz, Linz Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Hospital Zell am See, Zell am See, Austria
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 24:26-30. 2014
    ..The recent financial crisis is expected to undermine international collaborative conditions in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The need for a stepped-up international scientific collaboration is hereto highlighted. ..
  25. doi request reprint Increased prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair compared with patients without hernia receiving aneurysm screening
    George A Antoniou
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Demokritos University of Thrace, Thrace, Greece
    J Vasc Surg 53:1184-8. 2011
    ..This study evaluated whether patients with inguinal hernia are at increased risk of having an AAA compared with patients without hernia receiving aneurysm screening...
  26. doi request reprint Abdominal aortic aneurysm and abdominal wall hernia as manifestations of a connective tissue disorder
    George A Antoniou
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    J Vasc Surg 54:1175-81. 2011
    ..A literature review was conducted to identify all published evidence correlating aneurysms and hernias to a common pathology...
  27. doi request reprint Matrix metalloproteinase imbalance in inguinal hernia formation
    George A Antoniou
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Demokritos University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    J Invest Surg 24:145-50. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine changes of MMP and TIMP levels in patients with inguinal hernia...
  28. doi request reprint Endoscopic grading of the gastroesophageal flap valve is correlated with reflux activity and can predict the size of the esophageal hiatus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Oliver Owen Koch
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospital, 4010, Linz, Austria
    Surg Endosc 27:4590-5. 2013
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  29. doi request reprint Endoscopy and laparoscopy: a historical aspect of medical terminology
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 26:3650-4. 2012
    ..The present article investigates the terminological origin and the evolution of the terms endoscopy and laparoscopy...
  30. doi request reprint Hiatal hernia repair with the use of biologic meshes: a literature review
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General, Visceral and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital Neuwerk, Germany
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 21:1-9. 2011
    ..The clinical and experimental results of cross-linked PDC implants justify their pilot clinical evaluation in hiatal hernia patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Gastrectomy for stage IV gastric cancer. a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Konstantinos Lasithiotakis
    Professor of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Medical Department, University of Crete, Greece
    Anticancer Res 34:2079-85. 2014
    ..Herein, a review of the literature was undertaken with the aim of assessing evidence regarding associated morbidity and mortality, overall survival, palliation and quality of life...
  32. doi request reprint The rod and the serpent: history's ultimate healing symbol
    Stavros A Antoniou
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Hospital Maria v d Aposteln Neuwerk, Mönchengladbach, Germany
    World J Surg 35:217-21. 2011
    ..However, its use during the last two centuries seems to lack substantial historical background. The historical, mythological, and traditional retrospection of the snake's symbolism validates its appropriateness in the health-care field...