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I owe my life to Dr. Bagatzounis.

Life is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. I am a qualified Electrical Engineer from Cyprus. We never know what life has in store for us! After trying various ventures, I ended up in Shipping, owning two cruise ships which operated in the East Mediterranean.

The stress of Ship owning was enormous and in combination with heavy smoking resulted in me having a quadruple heart bypass.

At the age of 65 I decided to retire and take it easy. It appears though that life had more adventure in store for me and one day by accident, I discovered that I had cancer between my esophagus & stomach.

Following extensive research I discovered that the authority for my type of cancer was Dr. Thanasis Bagatzounis . Although Dr. Bagatzounis practice was not close to my home it was obvious that having him treat me gave me the best chance for life! He was extremely busy but always available to see me.

Six years on of being clear form cancer, I am very happy that I decided for Dr. Bagatzounis to treat me as I have no doubt that he saved my life.

Treatment started with three cycles of Chemotherapy. He walked through the treatment options with me and informed me that depending on the results, we would decide whether surgery would also be necessary.

Although you hear horror stories about chemotherapy, his prescribed treatment was handled very well by my body, without any of the undesirable side effects that you hear of. Although Chemotherapy was very helpful, the cancer shrunk and was contained. The existence of cancer on the walls of my stomach though indicated to Dr. Bagatzounis that surgery was inevitable.

Dr. Badatzounis was instrumental in putting together a team of expert surgeons who would remove half my stomach and most of my esophagus.

Being in the hospitality industry most of my life I know what service is about. Dr. Bagatzounis was always there for me, before during and after surgery. I had never seen a Doctor care so much for his patient. He was always there for me, available to answer all my questions, solve problems and give me a badly needed morale boost. I believe that I could not have gone through all of this without his ongoing support.

Following surgery Chemotherapy was repeated for precautionary reasons.
For 6 years now Dr. Bagatzounis has been closely following my progress recommending various tests and scans.

I firmly believe that I owe my life to Dr. Bagatzounis. I am now semi-retired and very active enjoying life with my family to the full.

Thank you Dr. Bagatzounis for giving me my life back.

Michael Anastassiades
Limassol - Cyprus