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Neurosurgeon

Tel.: +357 22511028,+357 22469035
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Email: n.neophytou@neoneophytou.com
www.neoneophytou.com

Dr.med. Univ. Ass.NCH, OANCH, Prim. Ass., MAO, MNCHA,
Doctor of Neurosurgery








 

KEY AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Cranio: Keyhole surgery, Brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, stroke, cerebrovascular disease, carotid artherosclerotic, arterio-venous malformations,skull base surgery, tumor surgery, neuro-oncology, trigeminal neuralgia(micro decompression), chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, syringomyelia, neurotraumatology
Spine:MIS, degenerative & infectious spine disease, Spinal reconstructive surgery, spinal and spinal-Cord tumors, craniocervical fixation, Neurostimulation for pain management, neurotraumatology
Extremeties:Carpal tunnel syndrome

Years of experience in the field of Neurosurgery : 28

PRESENT POSITION

·Neurosurgeon –Spine Surgeon Head of surgical team Brain & Spine, Neurosurgical Department – Nicosia Polyclinic, Nicosia, Cyprus 2016-

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

· Neurosurgeon–Spine Surgeon  Neurosurgical Clinic - General Hospital of Nicosia, Cyprus,-instructor of Neurosurgery   2015- 2016
· Neurosurgeon –Spine Surgeon Head of surgical team Brain & Spine, Neurosurgical Department – Apollonio Private Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus 2013-2015
 
·  Neurosurgeon–Spine Surgeon Head of surgical team Brain & Spine, Neurosurgical Department – Aretaeio Private Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus 2006-2012
· Director  Neurosurgeon                                              
Neurosurgery DepartmentKremsHospital, Austria 1999 – 2005
· Instructor & Examiner for Neurosurgery Specialty. Neurosurgical Department KremsHospital, Austria 1999-2005
 
· Assistant Director  Neurosurgical DepartmentKrems Hospital, Austria 1999-2005
· Assistant Neurosurgeon Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria, 1998
· Private Practice Neurosurgery    (Irenentalstr. 46b/Ι, 3011 Untertullnerbach), Austria, September 1998  
 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma - Cyprus  (1978)
Medical Degree, University School of Medicine ,- Vienna, Austria (1988)
Neurosurgery Specialty diploma - FACHARZT Neurosurgery -Vienna, Austria  (1998)
Compulsory Military Service in Special Forces Cyprus (LOK) (1978-1980)
 

NEUROSURGICAL SPECIALTY

Resident Neurosurgeon                                                             
 Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna,Austria (1993 - 1998)
 
 
 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION FOR  NEUROSURGIAL DEGREE

·  Neurology ,Neuro- ultrasound  ΝeurosonologieLudwigΒοlzmzanΙnstitut, Neurological clinic  Lainz, Vienna, Austria  (1989-1991), Scientific Associate
· General Pathology Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria (1991- 1992) 
·Neurology     Lainz Hospital, Vienna, Austria (1992) 
·Traumatology- Neurotraumatology                                                   
Wilhelminenspital Hospital, Vienna, Austria (1992 - 1993),Scientific Associate
·GeneralSurgery Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria (1997

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS/EXPERIENCE

Neurology, Neuro-ultrasound  neuro-sonology - Scientific Associate.                                          Ludwig Bolzmann Institute Department of Neurology - Hospital  of Lainz -   Vienna, Austria (1989 - 1991)
Instructor-Trainer and examiner for diploma issuance Neuro-Ultrasound intracranial extracranial ultrasound
 Ludwig Bolzmann Institute Department of Neurology - Hospital  of Lainz -   Vienna, Austria (1989 - 1991)
International Workshop - Anterior Approach Lab, Lab faculty speaker and Instructor-Trainer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
World Spine V Hands On Cadaver Course,World federation of Spine Laboratory, Lab Faculty Speaker and Trainer, Larissa, Greece  
Instructor-Trainer of surgical techniques of the Spineand in particular Arthroplasty, at an international level Aretaeio Hospital, Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus -2006 -2012
Instructor-Trainer of minimal invasive surgical techniques of the Spine, Cervical Arthroplasty and Stand-alone Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) , at an international level Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus 2015-2016
Instructor-Trainer of minimal invasive surgical techniques of the Spine, Cervical Arthroplasty and Stand-alone Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) , at an international level Nicosia Polyclinic, Cyprus June 2017
 

POSTGRADUATE SEMINARS AND APPLIED TUTORIALS

During Specialty

Basic training in Microsurgery of Nerves   and Vessels 
Traumatology Hospital, UKH Meidling, Vienna (1995)
 
Planning of Minimal Invasive microsurgery(keyhole) approaches for Middle Cranial Fossa       Neurosurgery Clinic Mainz, Germany (1995), Prof. Pernetzky
New Dissection techniques for Bone Biometals and Bioplastics      Neurochirurgische Univeritaetsklinik, Vienna (1996), Prof. Κoos
Planning of Minimal Invasive microsurgery(keyhole) approaches for Middle Cranial Fossa        Neurosurgery Clinic Mainz, Germany (1996), Prof. Pernetzky
Planning of Minimal Invasive microsurgery(keyhole) approaches for Posterior Cranial Fossa        Neurosurgery Clinic Mainz, Germany (1997), Prof. Pernetzky

 

Post Specialty

Interspinous Implants
Orthopedic University Clinic, Hamburg, Germany  (2000), Prof. Harms
Postgraduate Seminars  Surgery of the Lumbar  Spine                                         
Orthopedic Clinic, Βοrdeaux, France (2001)
Spinal Fusion, Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine –Scoliosis Surgery                                 Orthopedic Clinic, Langensteinbach, Germany (2001), Prof. Harms
Dynamic Spinal Fusion-– Practical training            
Orthopedic Clinic Bern, Switzerland (2001)
Spinal Fusion «Dynesys»                                                                            
Blumau, Austria (2002)
Mobility- Spine and Sports Ι                                   
Vienna, Austria, (2003)
Mobility- Spine and Sports Ι I                                  
Vienna, Austria, (2004)
 

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP (prior & present)

•     Austrian Medical Association
•     Austrian Society of Neurosurgery
•        Austrian Examination Board for Neurosurgical Specialisation
•        Cyprus Medical Association - Since 2003(present)
•        Cyprus Neurosurgical Society –Since 2006(present)
•        European Spine Society (ESS)
•     European Association of Neurosurgical Societies(EANS)
•        Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS)
•        Sports Medicine Association Lefkosia (present)
 
 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

·  Ultrasonographic findings in the basilar artery after apnea test in patients with instability of the autonomic nervous system  
   (N. Neophytou, G. Possnig, D.Volc, K. Jellinek) - Ärztezeitung 1989
·  AIDS - a cerebral focus (N.Neophytou, D.Volc, K.Jellinek)-Arztezeitung 1991
·   Colour Duplex Sonography: Discharge flow - through the ACI in spite of occlusion in angiography(N. Neophytou, D. Volc, K. Jellinek) Ärztezeitung 1991
·  Cerebral metastases - prognosis after operation, radiation and chemotherapy(N. Neophytou, HP. Kleinpeter, F. Bock ) - Ärztezeitung 1992
· Angiography and Duplex Sonography - findings after TAE and ACI ( N. Neophytou, H.P. Ammerer, F.Bock ) - Ärztezeitung 1993
·  Prolapse of the cervical intervertebral disc - Surgical techniques, long term results from 1977-1997 (N.Neophytou, P.Horcajada, F.Bock) - Ärztezeitung 1997
·   Retroperitoneal haematomas during the operation of the lumbar disc (N. Neophytou, F. Bock) - Ärztezeitung 1999                                  
·  Posterior cavity bleedings of the Cerebellum, Op Indication, ICP (N. Neophytou, M. Horvath, F. Zaunbauer) - Ärztezeitung 2000
 

LECTURES-PRESENTATIONS-CONGRESS ATTENDANCE

· 1991: Presentation “Colour - Duplex –  Sonography”, Vienna, Austria
· 1992: Presentation “Cerebral metastases - prognosis after operation, radiation and chemotherapy”, Velden, Austria
· 1997: Presentation “Anterior cervical implant ,cervical vertebral disc-Surgical Technique, clinical results 1987-1997”,                          Krems, Austria  
·  1998: PresentationIntracranialultrasound:Basilar arterial flow and autonomic nervous system »,Linz, Αυστρία
·  1999: Presentation” Retroperitoneal haematomas in surgeries of the lumbar intervertebral disc”, Kitzbuhel, Austria
·  2000: Presentation” Posterior cavity bleedings of the cerebellum”, Vienna, Austria
·  2002: Presentation” before and after neurosurgical operations”, Vienna, Austria
·  2003: Presentation«Dynamic Spinal fixation»,Blumau, Austria                                                                                                       
· 2004: Presentation “Post-operative mobility of the  spine and sports”,Blumau, Austria
· April 2007: AANS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
· May 2007: 7th Annual SAS Global Symposium on Motion Preservation Technology, Berlin, Germany
· June 2007: Presentation “New techniques for Cranioplasty”, 21st Hellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Rhodes, Greece
· September 2007: EANS – European Congress of Neurosurgery, Glasgow, UK
·  October 2007: EuroSpine 2007, Brussels, BelgiumRound Table: Ask to the Experts
· June 2008: Presentation “Comparison study single and multiple levels disc arthroplasty”, 22nd Hellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Athens, Greece
·  October 2008: Presentation “Follow –up since 2006, 64 cases – 107 implanted artificial cervical discs”, 2nd Hellenic Spine Congress,  Chalkidiki, Greece
·  April 2009: Presentation “Vesselplasty Method with implanted vessel”, 1st Symposium of Spine – Minimal Invasive Treatments, Arta, Greece
·   June 2009: Presentation “Comparison study of cervical arthroplasty with artificial cervical disc and fixation system”, 23rd Panhellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Alexandroupolis, Greece
· September 2009: Presentation “Cervical Arthroplasty”, 1st Russian – Cyprian Neurosurgical Congress, Limasol, Cyprus
· November 2009: International Workshop - Anterior Approach Lab, Lab faculty speaker and Instructor-trainer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
· March 2010: European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Annual Meeting, Round Table: Ask to the Experts, Groningen, The Netherlands                                                                                                                                   
· April 2010: SAS 10 Global Symposium on Motion Preservation Technology,                                                        Round Table: Ask to the Experts, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA                                                                                                                                                                                              
· May 2010: World Spine V Hands On Cadaver Course, World federation of Spine Laboratory, Lab Faculty  speaker and trainer Dr Neophytos Neophytou, Larissa, Greece  
· May 2010: American Association of Neurosurgical Societies (AANS)Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,USA
·  May 2010: Presentation “Comparative Study Of Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion VS Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement and Combination of the two Surgical Methods”, 24th Panhellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Crete, Greece                                                                                                                           
·  May 2010: Presentation “Stand Alone Cage for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) in the Treatment of Medium - High Grade Disc Degeneration”, 24th Panhellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Crete, Greece     
·  July 2010: Presentation "Modern Techniques for Neurosurgery Brain & Spine", Event of the Cyprus Ecological Organization "Man - Environment, Paphos, Cyprus
·  September 2010: EuroSpine 2010,Vienna, AustriaRound Table: Ask to the Experts
· October2010: Presentation “Comparative Study Of Anterior Cervical Arthroplasty with Cervical Disc Replacement, Fusion method and Combination of the two Surgical Methods”, 4th Panhellenic Spine Congress, Volos, Greece         
· October2010: Presentation “Kyphoplasty Method with implanted vessel”,  4th Panhellenic Spine Congress, Volos, Greece                                                                                                                           
· November 2010: Presentation "Percutaneous surgical treatment of osteoporotic fractures”,3rd Conference of Osteoporosis in Cyprus, Limassol, Cyprus
·  April  2011 Presentation:“ Minimal invasive Neurosurgery”
·  Workshop for charity, Nicosia, Cyprus
·  September 2011Presentation:: “ the effect of the electromagnetic waves on human life”
·  Cyprian Ecological organization event “Human – Environment” Paphos, Cyprus
·  October  2011Presentation:: “ Compare of the results of the methods replacements of cervical disc: Spondylodesis or methods combination” 5th Hellenic Congress of Spine Paphos, Cyprus
·  October  2011Presentation:: “ Stand – alone expandable cage for mini posterior lumbar intraverterbal  Spondylodesis Indication-contradictions – method results” 5th Hellenic Congress of Spine Paphos, Cyprus
· October  2011Presentation:: “ Artificial Cervical disc prothesis, Myth or Truth? Is it an expensive Spondylodesis’’5th Hellenic Congress of Spine Paphos, Cyprus
·  October 2011: EANSNeurosurgery Congress, Rome , Italy
·  October 2011: EuroSpine 2011,Milan, Italy  
·  May 2012: Spineweek 2012, Amsterdam , Holland
·  May 2012: Presentation in 26th Greek Neurosurgical Congress. 31st of May -2nd of June 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece. Neurosurgical Department, Aretaieio Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus. ‘Treatment of Cervical disc degenerative disease. Indications and conclusions after twelve years’ experience in Cervical disc replacement’ (discoplasty). A.M. Zampethanis, N. Neophytou, G. Neophytou.
·  May 2012: Poster presentation in 26th Greek Neurosurgical Congress. 31st of May -2nd of June 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece. ‘Review of cases that have been operated in four levels at Cervical Spine’. A.M. Zampethanis, N. Neophytou, G. Neophytou. Neurosurgical Department, Aretaieio Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus.
·  May 2012: Poster presentation in 26th Greek Neurosurgical Congress. 31st of May -2nd of June 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece. ‘Decompression of Cervical, Dorsal and Lumbar Spine as one surgical treatment. Neurosurgical challenge or appropriate surgical approach’ A.M. Zampethanis, N. Neophytou, G. Neophytou. Neurosurgical Department, Aretaieio Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus.
·  October 2012: EANS 2012 , Bratislava , Slovakia
·  Μarch2013: Presentation at Dasaki Achnas. 13th of March 2013, Larnaca, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
· April2013: Presentation at Kiti. 10th of April 2013, Larnaca, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
·  April2013: Presentation at Akaki. 24th of April 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
· September2013: Presentation at Aradippou. 18th of September 2013, Larnaca, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
·   October 2013: EUROSPINE 2013, Liverpool, UK
·  October2013: Presentation at Paralimni. 10th of October 2013, Ammochostos, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
·   October2013: Presentation at Pafos. 14th of October 2013, Pafos, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
·   October2013: Presentation at Episkopi. 22th of October 2013, Limassol, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems . N. Neophytou.
·  November2013: Presentation at Egkomi. 27th of November 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus. ‘Modern Techniques for facing brain and spine problems ’. N. Neophytou.
·   November 2013 : EANS 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
·   October 2014 :EUROSPINE 2014, Lyon, France
 
·   October 2014 :EANS 2014, Prague,Czech Republic
 
·   September 2015 :EUROSPINE 2015, Copenhagen,Denmark
 
·   October 2015 :EANS 2015, Madrid Spain
 
·   April 2016 : 9th International Update Neuro-Anaesthesia and Neuro-Intensive Care Meeting Barcelona, Spain
 
·   June 2016 : Presentation“10 YEARS CERVICAL DISC REPLACEMENT : COMPARISON WITH FUSION AND HYBRID METHODS "        30th  Panhellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Volos, Greece    
 
·  June 2016 : Presentation“NEUROSURGICAL DECOMPRESSIVE CRANIECTOMY IN MALIGNANT MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY           TERRITORY INFRACTION "  30th  Panhellenic Neurosurgical Congress, Volos, Greece    
 
·  September 2016: Poster Presentation“10 YEARS CERVICAL DISC REPLACEMENT : COMPARISON WITH FUSION AND HYBRID         METHODS "  EANS 2016, Athens, Greece
 
·  October 2016:EUROSPINE 2016, Berlin ,Germany.
 
·   October 2017: EANS 2017, Venice, Italy
 
 

INTERVIEWS

 TV Channel RIK Cyprus, “10-1”program «Spine & Brain disorders ,modern treatment techniques».
 
TV Channel RIK Cyprus, “Sin-Plin”program “Modern techniques to address Brain and spine disorders”.
    https://youtu.be/pH7EiS93wdY
 
Radio Show «Politia FM»: «Mo».
 
Radio Show «Mega FM»: “Modern techniques to address Brain and spine disorders”.
 
• SIGMA  TV Cyprus, « Goodmorning» show.
 
•  Mega Cyprus, TV program « New Day »: Modern techniques to address Brain and spine disorders”.. https://youtu.be/BCB7iqzVDbU
 
Mega Cyprus, TVprogram« Enimerosi Tora»:
 https://www.facebook.com/neoneophytou.comm/videos/1552053344820172/
 
PERSONAL DATA
Date of Birth: 04/03/1961

LANGUAGES

·  Greek(mother tongue)
•  German (exceptionally fluent)
•  English
 
CITIZENSHIP
Austrian- Cypriot

INTERESTS

Sports, walking and outdoor activities