For the first time a Cypriot patient with advanced metastatic bowel cancer to the liver has been treated entirely by using minimally invasive techniques. The patient originally underwent a laparoscopic colectomy and removal of the large bowel cancer by Dr Georgios Markides and his team, and returned home only two days following his surgery. A few days later he underwent radiological embolization of half of his liver by the interventional radiologists Dr Nikolas Charalambous and Dr Nektarios Poullos and returned back to his home on the same day. Six weeks later he underwent laparoscopic removal of the biggest part (60-70%) of his liver (laparoscopic extended hepatectomy) by Dr Georgios Markides and his team, with the removal of all the liver metastases, and was discharged home 4 days later.
This is the first time in Cyprus that such a complicated case is treated successfully using entirely minimally invasive procedures through small scars, reducing the risk of post-operative complications, with less pain and faster recovery for the patient while he is near his family.