The Belgian Professor will Accept Patients with Pancreatitis and Goiter in “Astghik”...

The Belgian Professor will Accept Patients with Pancreatitis and Goiter in “Astghik” MCon July 7-10


For the first time in Armenia, Luke Arthur Michelle, the general surgeon, professor of the Belgian University of Leuven, vice-president of General Surgery at European Surgical Association, will visit “Astghik” MC. During his visit, the famous physician will provide a range of lectures, accept patients and carry out surgeries if needed. Hayrapet    Barseghyan, the deputy director of surgery in “Astghik” MC, informed this to the Medicine reporter.

According to him, this will be an exchange of a unique experience where the Armenian specialists will share their own approaches. This is the first visit of the physician, and his Armenian colleagues expect this to be the start of a long-lasting cooperation.

“We are especially interested in his lecture on pancreatitis treatment and the surgeries”, said A. Barseghyan. “There is a very serious pathology – pancreonecrosis, and we can’t find any positive solutions for most patients with this disease. Currently, there are many effective methods, approaches, medicine and we want to put our methods into comparison with theirs,” said he.

Treatment approaches of substernal goiter, use of radiofrequency ablation for liver metastases treatment are also interesting, which are innovations in Armenia. “We do not have the devices for the treatment but we plan to obtain them after moving to a new building”, said he.

The lectures will be arranged for the doctors with the following topics:

“Contemporary approaches to acute pancreatitis treatment”,

“Endocrine surgery, modern diagnostics and treatment”,

“Laparoscopic adrenalectomy, video lessons”,

“Radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis”.

Register for lectures by calling: +37455 11 77 48.

Within the frames of the visit, consultations will be carried out for patients with the following pathologies: chronic pancreatitis, abdominal cancer, abdominal injuries, endocrine surgical pathologies – thyroiditis, parathyreoiditis, adrenal cancers. Call for consultation registration: +37455 11 77 48. Consultations will be free.