Δρ Χρήστος Μιχάλαρος

Δρ Χρήστος Μιχάλαρος

ΙΑΤΡΟΣ – ΩΤΟΡΙΝΟΛΑΡΥΓΓΟΛΟΓΟΣ


Consultant-Surgeon Otorhinolaryngologist (E.N.T) with 11+ years of experience qualified from Kapodistrian University, College of Medicine, Evangelismos Hospital Athens, the leading hospital in Greece on ENT specialization. Highly competent, thorough, self-motivated, team-oriented with excellent analytical thinking and attention to detail, consistently striving for excellence seeking to provide excellent patient care in a friendly and empathetic manner. Trusted, through consistent number of new and follow-up referrals per year and demonstrated by the increased number of surgery operations. Committed in development through training and keeping up to date with the latest methods and practices. The large number of duties and variety of operations at Emergency and E.N.T. Outpatient Departments served until today during current and residency positions, has provided the required experience and the knowledge to make the right diagnosis and treatment.

Master in Rhinology Rhinosurgery.

KEY SKILLS

ENT Consultant 

Examined and consulted a diverse number of complex and serious cases:

  • Dizziness and Tinnitus
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Hearing Loss
  • Smell and Test disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty in Swallowing
  • Allergic Rhinitis and chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Bleeding from Node, mouth, Pharynx, Larynx,
  • Swollen Head and Neck Lymph Nodes

ENT Surgical Expert          

Performed surgical procedures on a variety of cases:

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excessive use of Radio frequencies at Nose, Mouth, Pharynx
  • Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy
  • Quinsy drainage
  • Grommet tubes placement,
  • Nasal Septum deviation,
  • Thyroglossal duct surgery
  • Foreign body of Mouth, Pharynx, Hypopharynx, Larynx removal
  • Tympanoplasty type I,
  • Skin tumors
  • Microlaryngoscopy (with cold instruments and  CO2 Laser )
  • Endoscopic DCR

Decision Making               

Ability to deal with high-pressure and high-volume emergency cases in an efficient and effective manner for the right diagnosis

Relationships                    

Develop and establish harmonious relationships with fellow specialists and other healthcare professionals for the smooth operation of the clinic

Interpersonal                   

Εxcellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively. Patients trust me not only for their ENT disorders ( the increased number of patients coming for examination, year per year, proves that ), but also ask for advice and referral to other Colleagues with different Specialty.

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively. Patients trust me not only for their ENT disorders ( the increased number of patients coming for examination, year per year, proves that ), but also ask for advice and referral to other Colleagues with different Specialty.

CAREER HISTORY

E.N.T Consultant-Surgeon                                                                                         

Augoust 2018- current date (20/07/2019)

Head of ENT Department at King Salmam Specialist Hospital , Hail , Saudi Arabia , with 50 beds at Surgical ward .

Duties: Clinical : Supervisor of ENT Outpatient clinics, Supervisor of ENT Ward, 2-3 OPD ENT Clinic per week , thorough clinical examination including endoscopy of ear , nasal cavity and Larynx -Hypopharynx with rigid or flexible endoscope, complete Otoneurological examination , Hearing evaluation including Tympanometry , Acoustic Reflexes Tone Audiometry and OAEs .

Operations performed: Supervisor of ENT Operations ,

Microlaryngoscopy 3(one of the cases , with cold instruments ,  to an 8year old female patient with Laryngeal Papilloma)

Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty 45

Tonsillectomy with Adenoidectomy 29

Adenoidectomy 14

Tonsillectomy 22

FESS (Uncinectomy , Anterior with posterior ethmoidectomy, enlargment of Frontal ostium, Sphenoidectomy) 34

Nasal cyst excision 1

Thyroglossal duct excision (Sistrunk procedure) 1

April 2008-July 2018

ORL Athens Hospital , a unique and the only exclusive ENT clinic in Athens ,the capital city of Greece, with 50 beds only for ENT patients, where I performed advanced and more qualified interventions such as endoscopic sinus surgeries and larynx and hypopharynx tumors excisions with the use of Laser CO2, to patients from all over the country.

Operations performed:

  • Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty 15
  • Tonsillectomy with Adenoidectomy 17
  • Adenoidectomy 14
  • FESS 8
  • Microlaryngoscopy 3

Euromedica General Hospital  of Rhodes island , the only private clinic at the island , with 50 beds for surgeru ward , where I performed routine ENT interventions , such as tonsillectomy , adenoeidectomy , nasal septum deviation , polyp excision of true vocal cords, Reinke edema excision.

Operations performed :

  • Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty 14,
  • Tonsillectomy 16
  • Adenoidectomy 5
  • FESS 9
  • Microlaryngoscopy 18
  • Caldwel Luc 2

Private practice office at Rhodes town , where the clinical examination is complete with the use of HD endoscopic camera , Frenzel googles , Tympanometry with Acoustic Reflex , Tone Audiometry , Otoacoustic emissions , VideoNystagmography. Surgical interventions performed at the Private office are : Quincy drainage , submandibular gland abscess drainage, parapharyngeal abscess drainage, removal of foreign body of external ear canal , mouth , base of tongue, hypopharynx, biopsy of lessions of rhinopharynx, nose, mouth. Under local anesthesia with the use of Laryngeal forceps biopsies of the base of tongue , larynx and hypopharynx. 

Key responsibilities

  • GeneralOtolaryngology: Practicing general adult and paediatrician otolaryngology
  • Otology: Several hundred routine Audiograms, Tympanograms, OAE, and VNG procedures and in addition investigating loss of hearing, dizziness, tinnitus, balance disorders
  • Rhinology:  Performing several thousands of endoscopic nasal procedures, investigating difficulty in nasal breathing, loss of smell, facial pain including surgical 45 F.E.S.S. operations since 2008 and 55 Rhino-pharynx biopsies under endoscopic vision
  • Laryngology: Performing several thousands of clinical endoscopic Laryngoscopy procedures, investigating hoarseness, sleep apnoea, difficulty in swallowing. Also performed 30 Larynx and Hypopharynx biopsies, under endoscopic vision and 15 Laser CO2 applications, since 2006.
  • HeadandNeckSurgery: Carrying out regulardiagnostic procedures, including Laryngoscopy, Pharyngo-Oesophagostomy biopsies and fine needle aspirations
  • Endoscopy: Competent andskilled user of rigid and flexible fibber optic endoscopes with HD camera, practitioner of Micro-laryngoscopy, including practitioner of regular functional endoscopic sinus surgery procedures

Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece , with 18 beds for ENT patients                                                            

Resident-Intern                                                                                        

January  2004 – December 2007

Internship and Residency in E.N.T. clinic in the largest and busiest Hospital in Greece. Qualified in ENT and obtained valuable clinical experience in using the most up-to-date equipment, carrying out of difficult applications, state-of-the-art techniques and procedures, that covered the complete range of E.N.T.

Key responsibilities

  • Examined patients with the use of rigid and flexible endoscopes and  microscope
  • Investigated allergic rhinitis performing skin prick tests
  • Investigated dizziness disorders performing Neurological examination
  • Evaluated sleep apnea , performing the Muller’s maneuver
  • Performed operations with the use of Laser CO2, the Medronic Xomed power system , the cavitation Ultrasound Unit
  • Practiced of  assignments such as Audiograms, Tympanograms, OAE, and VNG
  • Dealt with over 200 emergency incidents per day of duty, in the mentioned 1000 bed hospital.
  • Participated at 164 operations as first Surgeon and at 464 operations as assistant surgeon, 628 total operations.
  • Completed up to 240 duty days at the Emergency Department and up to 400 duty days at the E.N.T. Outpatient Department.

Operations performed :

  • Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty 45
  • Tonsillectomy 31
  • Adenoidectomy 9
  • FESS 9
  • Microlaryngoscopy 20
  • Caldwel Luc 3
  • Grommets 4
  • Esophagoscopy 2
  • Emergency Tracheostomy 8
  • Tracheostomy 13
  • Neck FNAb 3
  • Nasopharyngeal biopsy 15

Rhodes General Hospital, Greece , with 14 beds for ENT patients                                         

E.N.T Training-Internship                                                                                        July 2001 – June 2003

Key responsibilities

  • Performed diagnostic procedures including endoscopic Rhinoscopy, endoscopic Laryngoscopy, pharyngo-oesophagoscopy
  • Performed regular biopsies, dizziness disorders investigations, fine needle aspirations, use of rigid and fiber optic endoscopes, microlaryngoscopy as well as functional endoscopic sinus surgery  
  • Participated at 355 operations as first surgeon or as an assistant surgeon.
  • Attended up to 280 duty days at the Emergency Department and 200 duty days at the E.N.T. Outpatient Department

Operations performed :

  • Septoplasty with Turbinoplasty 21
  • Tonsillectomy 59
  • Adenoidectomy 36
  • FESS 1
  • Microlaryngoscopy 4
  • Caldwel Luc 2

Rhodes General Hospital, Greece                                                                                      

Training-Internship                                                                                             

Sep 2000 – June  2001

  • Completing General Surgery training with an Internship  as a faculty of 1st General Surgery department participating at 284 operations, as a first surgeon or as an assistant surgeon

Military service as a Doctor of Greek military                                                  Mar 1999 – Sep 2000

Rhodes General Hospital, Greece                           

ENT Fellow                                                                                                                  Jan 1999 – Mar 1999

  • Participated as an assistant at 9 operations

Rhodes General Hospital, Greece                                                                         Sept 1998 – Dec 1998

  • First part of General Surgery residency, at 1st General Surgery department of Rhodes General Hospital
  • Participated at 64 surgeries, as first surgeon or as an assistant surgeon

Rural Service (Compulsory), Rhodes                      

General Practitioner                                                                                                Aug 1997 – Aug 1998

  • Fulfilled general practitioner duties and services in 10 villages in Rhodes

MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.D General Practitioner, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist (E.N.T), Kapodistrian University, Athens Greece
  • Master of Science, Rhinology and Rhinosurgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

PROFESIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, AFILLIATIONS

  • Member of Greek Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon Society
  • Member of European Rhinology Society
  • Member of Laryngological Society

TRAINING COURSES

Hands on participant to various F.E.S.S. courses in Germany, Austria and Greece

  • February 2011 – E.N.T.  University Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • March 2010, E.N.T. Clinic, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • September 2009, E.N.T.  University clinic, Marburg, Germany.
  • March 2009, E.N.T. clinic, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • September 2008, E.N.T.  University clinic, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
  • September 2007, E.N.T.  University clinic, Graz, Austria.
  • March 2007, E.N.T. clinic, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • September 2006, E.N.T.  University clinic, Marburg, Germany.
  • March 2006, E.N.T.  University clinic, Mainz, Germany,
  • March 2002, E.N.T.clinic , Nikeas Hospital , Athens , Greece
  • Participation to ABR and OAE seminar, May 2010, Athens, Greece.
  • Participation to 4th VNG seminar, May 2009, Athens, Greece.
  • Participation to 2nd VNG seminar, January 2007, Athens, Greece.
  • Participation to 10th seminar E.N.T.   Allergy, Volos, Greece.
  • Hands on participant to Temporal bone surgical excavation course, March 2007, E.N.T. Clinic, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Hands on participant to Temporal bone surgical excavation course, October 1997, 9th  Panhelenic Congress of Otolaryngology Head and Neck , Rhodes, Greece.
  • Hands on participant to Laser CO2 course, September 2006, E.N.T.  University clinic, Marburg, Germany
  • ATLS Course Certified, January 2003

Congress participations  

25th congress of European Rhinologic Society in conjunction with 32nd International Symposium of Infection and Allergy of Nose, June 2014, Amsterdam

4th World Congress of International Academy of Oral Oncology, May 2013, Rhodes, Greece

16th Panhellenic Congress of Rhinology , April 2016, Thessaloniki , Greece

Scientific Symposium “ Diabetes and Heart , latest Diagnoses and Treatment” , October 2013, Rhodes , Greece

3rd Symposium of Clinical Oncology , March 2015, Rhodes , Greece

1st Symposium of Clinical Oncology , March 2013, Rhodes , Greece

1st Congress of Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery , July 2011, Barcelona

21st Seminar of Panhellenic Otolaryngology Head and Neck Society, October 2012, Kalabaka , Greece

3rd Pandodecanisiako Congress , December 1999, Rhodes , Greece

22nd  Panhellenic Congress of General Surgery , November 2000, Athens , Greece

State of the Art Middle Ear and Lateral Skull Base Microsurgery, October 2002, Athens , Greece

2nd Congress Greece Medical Students , 2nd  European Symposium of Medical Students, May 1996,   Thessaloniki , Greece

Participation in “CHOICE” Study , A Cross Sectional Epidemiological Study of Allergic Rhinitis in routine clinical practice in Greece, September 2014, Rhodes , Greece

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Languages: English (fluent), Greek (native)

IT Skills: Computer literate with experience on Windows Microsoft software programs

Awards: Received award for writing a book for local traditional customs, with 3 other colleagues

Volunteering: Giving lectures in public schools about flu, viruses and guidelines for protection and treatment. Participating in medical groups, visiting and treating patients in remote locations due to lack of hospitals and doctors

Hobbies and Interests: History, arts and literature, film, economics and music

Marital Status: Married with 2 children

Other: Full EU Driving license, Volunteer blood donor

REFERENCES

  • Dr. Georgoulopoulos George, M.D. , Dr., E.N.T., Director of ENT clinic, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Dr. Kokkevi Iro, M.D., E.N.T., Director of ENT clinic, Evagelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Dr. Fotiadis Spiros, M.D., PhD, Physician-Internal Medicine, NHS Consultant Internist, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Dr. Maragkoudakis Pavlos, M.D., E.N.T., Associate Prof. of ENT clinic of Kapodistrian University of Athens, President of Greek Rhinological Society, Greece.
  • Dr. Triantos Georgios, M.D., General Surgeon, Cons. Director 1st Surgical Department, General Hospital of Rhodes, Rhodes , Greece.
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