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Specialty Areas & Research Interest

Specialty Areas

  • Neuro-Oncology, Neurovascular, Skull Base Surgery

Research Interest

  • Brain Anatomy (Microneurosurgery Laboratory: white matter fiber dissection technique, hands on cadaveric dissections that provide a strong knowledge of brain anatomy for surgical practice).

Professional Experience

  • Director, Department of Neurosurgery, 492 Military Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 2007-2008.


  • Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, 2008-2010.


  • Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, 417 General Military Hospital, NIMTS, 2013-2016.


  • Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Hospital, 2015 – today.


  • Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, 401 General Military Hospital of Athens, 2016-today.

Medical Degree

School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997).

Neurosurgery, General Hospital of Athens ” G.Gennimatas” (2007).

Neuro-Oncology, Neurovascular, skull Base Surgery fellowship. Department of Neurosurgery, Yeditepe University Hospital, Istanbul (Professors:  Ugur Ture, M.G.Yasargil). Oct 2010- Oct 2013.

  • English
  • Prize of best Greek resident in Neurosurgery, Hellenic Neurosurgical Society, Rhodes, 2007.

1.Evaluating the importance of the tentorial angle in the paramedian supracerebellar-transtentorial approach for selective amygdalohippocampectomy.

Lafazanos S, Türe U, Harput MV, Gonzalez Lopez P, Fırat Z, Türe H, Dimitriou T, Yaşargil MG. World Neurosurg. 2015 May;83(5):836-41.


2.Syringomyelia secondary to cervical spondylosis: Case report and review of literature.

Bhagavathula Venkata SS, Arimappamagan A, Lafazanos S, Pruthi N.J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2014 Nov;5(Suppl 1):S78-82.


3.Subdural effusions with hydrocephalus after severe head injury: successful treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement: report of 3 adult cases.

Tzerakis N, Orphanides G, Antoniou E, Sioutos PJ, Lafazanos S, Seretis A. Case Rep Med. 2010;2010:743784.


4.Sphenoid wing meningioma and glioblastoma multiforme in collision – case report and review of the literature.

Mitsos AP, Konstantinou EA, Fotis TG, Lafazanos SA, Kontogeorgos G, Georgakoulias NV. Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2009 Sep-Oct;43(5):479-83. Review.


5.CSF neurotransmitter metabolites and neuropsychiatric symptomatology in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Markianos M, Lafazanos S, Koutsis G, Sfagos C, Seretis A.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2009 Apr;111(3):231-4.


6.The “hanging technique” of vascular transposition in microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia: technical report of four cases.

Mitsos AP, Georgakoulias N, Lafazanos SA, Konstantinou EA. Neurosurg Rev. 2008 Jul;31(3):327-30.



• Department of Neurosurgery


Athens Euroclinic
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