Kapetanakis Vasileios

Kapetanakis Vasileios Obstetrician - Gynecologist

Director Endoscopic Female Reproductive Surgery HYGEIA Hospital

Education & Academic Qualifications

Academics

U.S. Board Certified Gynecologic Surgeon, Northwestern University & Graduate Fellow of Advanced Minimal Invasive Surgery and Robotics, Mayo Clinic USA

Education

  • 2009-2010 Clinical Fellowship – Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale, AZ Professor J. Magrina
  • 2008 Robotic Surgeon Certification, IRCAD-EITS, Strasbourg, France
  • 2001-2005 Residency in Obstetrics-Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology St. Joseph Hospital – Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 2005 Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and InfertilityProfessors Dr. K. Diedrich and Dr. Al-Hasani

    Lubeck Medical University – Germany

  • 2004 Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY
  • 1999 M.D. Degree, University of Athens School of Medicine, GreeceCum Laude

 

Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees

AD-HOC REVIEWER / PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG).

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer, Obstetrics and Gynecology International Journal.

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) – Fellow.

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) – Diplomate.

  • South Eastern European Robotic Surgical Society (SEERSS)

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)

  • American Medical Association (AMA)

  • Department of OB/GYN St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee, Board Member

  • Hellenic Gynecologic Robotic Association, Founding Member

  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

  • American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

  • Hellenic Medical Assosiation

 

Work Experience

  • 2018 – Present   Director of Department of Endoscopic Female Reproductive Surgery

  • 2005 – Present    Director Of Center For Reproductive Medicine and Genetics – Athens, Greece

 

Clinical & Research Interest

  • Laparoscopy

  • Robotic Surgery

  • Hysteroscopy

  • Ovarian Cyst, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis

  • Infertility

  • IVF

 

Honors & Awards

  • 01/2008     Member, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21sCentur

  • 01/2008     Member, 25th Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World

  • 06/2005     Resident Achievement Award – The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, President C. Nezhat

  • 01/2005     Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident – Published in JLSL, 2005, Volume 9, Number 3

  • 2004-2005  Chief Resident and Administrative Chief Resident in OB/GYN Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology St. Joseph Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • 11/2004     Resident Research Award For Outstanding Research-1st prize Preimplantation Embryo Biopsy:Screening of Sex Linked Disorders and1st Trimester Abortions in Women over 35 years old Using FISH Technique – Organon USA Inc.

  • 07/1999     Cum Laude Diploma – University of Athens School of Medicine

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

  • Mayo Clinic Co-Program Director / Principal Investigator, Funded by Mayo Clinic.
    10-000543/ Small Grant, DOG funding/ Comparison of muscle and postural strain during robotic and laparoscopic surgery in: Comparison of muscle and postural strain during robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

 

Recent Publications

  • Cancer and IVF: Is there a link between hormone therapy and incidence of breast and ovarian cancer? Retrospective study from 26.000 IVF cycles with a 35year follow-up period, performed at the Gynecologic Center For Reproduction and Genetics, Athens, Greece Kapetanakis V, Sfakianakis M, Kapetanakis E

  • Surgeon fatigue and postural stability: Is robotic better than laparoscopic surgery? Butler KA, Kapetanakis VE, Smith BE, Sanjak M, Verheijde JL, Chang YH, Magtibay PM, Magrina JF J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2013 Apr; 23(4):343-6. Epub 2013 Feb 14

  • Knife Assisted Robotic Myomectomy
    Kapetanakis V, Kapetanakis E

    Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Vol. 19, Issue 6, Supplement, Pages

    S117-S118, November 2012

  • Progression of Pelvic Implants to Complex Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia After Uterine Morcellation
    Kill L, Kapetanakis V, McCullough A, Magrina J

    Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology Mayo Clinic – Phoenix, AZ

    Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 2):447-9

  • Robotic Presacral Neurectomy: Operative Technique and Retrospective Series
    Kapetanakis V, Jacob K, Klauschie J, Kho R, Magrina J
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology Mayo Clinic – Phoenix, AZ
    Int J Med Robot. 2011 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/rcs.438

  • Primary Ovarian Malignant Lymphoma Presenting as Ovarian Carcinoma: A
    Case Report and Literature Review
    Kapetanakis V, Karlin N, McCullough A, Magtibay P
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology Mayo Clinic – Phoenix, AZ
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2010; 31(6):701-2

  • Respiratory Effects of Steep Trendelenberg in Obese and Non-Obese Patients during Robotic Gynecologic Procedures
    Klauschie J, Kapetanakis V, Poterack K, Jacob K, Kho R, Magrina J
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology Mayo Clinic – Phoenix, AZ
    The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (November 2010), 17 (6),
    Supplement, pg. S31-S

  • Robotic-assisted Rectosigmoid Resection with Anastomosis in Gynecology:
    Technique and Outcomes
    Jacob K, Kapetanakis V, Klauschie J, Kho R, Magrina J
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology Mayo Clinic – Phoenix, AZ
    The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (November 2010), 17 (6),
    Supplement, pg. S34-S34

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomies and 2nd look for Complications and Pregnancy
    Rates in 420 Cases
    Kapetanakis V, Rihani S, Kapetanakis E
    Submitted for publication

  • Pseudoaneurysm On a Uterine Incision After Primary Cesarean Section: Case Report
    Kapetanakis V, Carlos I
    Department of Obstetrics
    Resurrection Healthcare/St. Joseph Hospital – Chicago, IL
    ACOG- “Stump the Professor”, April 2005