In the Department of General Surgery, the General Surgeon carries out clinical examinations in the context of which he prescribes and suggests a method of treatment, not necessarily surgical, but if surgery is required, he explains the type of operation required.

In addition to clinical examinations, invasive procedures are also performed (with local anesthesia) depending on the case and following the consent of the Surgeon. Those interested, should book their appointments in advance, as it may be necessary to prepare the patient beforehand, especially in the invasive case appointments.

The head of the department Dr. Marios Konstantinos Kokkalis is a General Surgeon, graduate of the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He specialized in Surgery in Dusseldorf, Germany, and is a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Dr. Kokkalis maintains cooperation with the Surgery Clinic and the Transplantation Center of the University of Tübingen, where he has assumed responsibility for the Department of Hernia Surgery of the abdominal wall, he is a member of the German Transplantation Foundation (DSO) and actively participating in the wards and transplant surgeries of clinic. He has accomplished publications in scientific journals and oral presentations and posters at conferences in Greece and abroad. He is elected to the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Hernia Society, in the position of Treasurer, while he is a member of numerous international and Greek scientific societies. Finally, he is a founding member and the first President of the Greek-German Association of Doctors and Dentists (ESIO).


  • Hernia surgery (Inguinal hernia-umbilical hernia-abdominal hernia) Laparoscopic and open surgery treatment
  • Diseases of the liver- bile- pancreas (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy-Hepatectomy – Pancreatectomy)
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Diseases of the ortho-rectal area (Haemorrhoids – anal fissure)
  • Coccyx cyst removal
  • Endocrine glands surgery (Thyroid –parathyroid)
  • Acute appendicitis handling
  • Fecalization (occlusive ileus) handling
  • Cholecystitis handling