Δρ. Δημήτρης Κοσσένας
Dr Dimitrios Kossenas
1st of October 2018 to present:
Anesthesiologist in Blue Cross and St George Hospitals in Paphos Cyprus.
Anesthesia in General Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Orthopedic, Endoscopies, Radiology Intervention.
Acute and chronic Pain management.
4 January 2015 – 2 September 2018
Consultant Anesthesiologist in King Abdul Aziz Hospital.
National Guard Health Affairs Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
Hospital capacity 300 beds
8 OR theatres
Patients per month: 600
General surgery, Bariatric, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT,
Neurosurgery, Thorasic Surgery, OB GYN, Paediatric surgery, Opthalmology, Day case surgery.
20 March 2007 – 3 January 2015
YGEIA Private Clinic, Drama, Greece
Occupation or position held: Consultant Anaesthetist, Director of department of Anaesthesiology
Hospital capacity : 25 beds
Patients per month : 55
Main activities and responsibilities:
I have worked as Anesthesia Consultant in a Private hospital in the town of Drama (population 100000). The main ward was the one of Obstetric and Gynecology (Number of beds:10). There was Surgical (no of beds: 10), Urology (no of beds: 5) and ENT (no of beds: 5) ward.
Number of patients: 80-90 per month.The Hospital is well equipped (Anesthesia Machine with Ventilator, Monitor, Oxymetry, Capnography, Pumps, Laryng.Masks, Equipment for Neonatal Resuscitation etc.
20 parturitions (Epidural Analgesia), 10 Cesarean sections, 3-4 Hysterectomies, 10-12 Laparoscopic surgeries (Cholecystectomies,
Ovarian Cysts), 8-10 TURs, 2-3 Prostatectomies, 5-6 Tonsillectomies, 2-3 Adenoidectomies, 5-6 Nasal Septum Skoliosis, Hernias, Appendectomies, Hydroceles,Varicoceles, Omphaloceles, Breast surgeries, Abscesses, Biopsies (Prostate, Endometrial).
I provided the following methods of Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia with ETT, General Anesthesia with Laryngeal Mask, Epidural, Spinal, TIVA, Combination of General-Epidural or Spinal-Epidural. Postoperative Epidural analgesia via Electronic Pumps.
I also occasionally worked at:
1) A MRI Center where I provided Sedation to children (1 -12 years old),or sometimes to adults for the performance of the MRI examination. ( number of patients: 10 per
2) Gastroenterologies Centers where I provided Sedation to adults for the performance of Gastroscopies or Colonoscopies. (number of patients: 20 per month).
2 September 1997 – 20 March 2007
Occupation or position held: Consultant Anaesthesiologist in NHS General Hospital of Drama. (full time post)
Hospital capacity: 200 beds
5 operation theatres
Patients per month: 280
Main activities and responsibilities: In this post I was applying several kinds of Anaesthesia: General, Spinal, Epidural, Total intravenous Anaesthesia, Intravenous regional Anaesthesia, Combined Spinal and Epidural. Intravenous or Epidural Postoperative Analgesia by Pumps was applying on many patients. Sometimes on severe cases I was applying Arterial Cannulation and Jugular Catheterization. There was always detailed preoperative evaluation. I was responsible for the training of trainee Anaesthesiologists. I was applying Anaesthesia on General Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gynaecological, Urologic, Ophthalmologic. I also covered the Emergencies (Trauma, Cardiac arrests, Resuscitation).
June 1995 – September 1997
General Hospital of Drama (NHS). Public Hospital
Occupation or position held: Specialized Anaesthetist
Hospital capacity: 30 beds
Patients per month: 90
March 1991 – May 1995
Theagenio Hospital of Thessaloniki
Occupation or position held: Resident, Training in Anesthesiology
December 1989 – January 1991
State General Practitioner at Drama
Occupation or position held: General Practitioner in a Medical center.
October 1987 – October 1989
Occupation or position held: General Practitioner in a Military Campus.
Education & Training
Date of Graduation: August 1995
Title of qualification awarded: Title of Specialist Anesthesiologist Thessaloniki, Greece
Date of Graduation: July 1987
Title of qualification awarded: Diploma in Medicine MD
Name and type of organization Providing education and training:
Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Professional Boards / Registrations
August 1988: Licence to practice Medicine. Reg. no: 3858
January 1990: Drama Medical Association. Reg. no :72321
August 1995: Licence to practice the Specialty of Anaesthesiology. Reg. no: 9207
April 2002: Member of SAM (Society of Airway Management).
April 1993 – October 1999 : 100 hours of ContinuingEducation of F.E.E.A. (FONDATION EUROPEENE D’ ENSEIGMENT EN ANESTHESIOLOGIE).
43 Meetings or Congresses in Greece and 3 in Europe.
22 presentations in Meetings.
September 2001: Training on Airway Management on manikins with Fiberoptic Bronchoscope, COPA, Combitube, Laryngeal masks (Normal or Fastrach)
February 2007: Member of the organizing committee of theseminar: << Parturition with or Without Pain? >>
1) GALENUS (Greek Medical Journal) no 1 Page 73 2003 (The use of Epidural Analgesia for the confrontation of pain during labor and parturition).