Dr. Christopher Honey
Our site is dedicated to my mentor Christopher Honey.

Dr. Honey is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia and Director of Research for the Division of Neurosurgery.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Ο εν τω βάθει ηλεκτρικός εγκεφαλικός ερεθισμός (DBS) αποτελεί μία ταχύτατα αναπτυσσόμενη χειρουργική τεχνική για τη συμπτωματική θεραπεία της νόσου του Πάρκινσον και βασίζεται στον ερεθισμό συγκεκριμένων πυρήνων του εγκεφάλου με υψηλής συχνότητας ηλεκτρικά ερεθίσματα.

...to the Functional Neurosurgery website of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Patras, Greece. Our mission is to deliver excellent patient care, provide superior education to the resident staff and the community as a whole, and engage in innovative research.

The Functional Neurosurgery Unit is dedicated to the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders (dystonia, essential tremor) using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a new technique for correcting abnormal function in the brain circuits that control movement. We have a very large referral base for Parkinson’s disease, trigeminal neuralgia and spasticity.

We have a strong collaboration with the Neurology Department of Patras University Hospital and private practice neurologists around Greece.
Research in the Department is focused on movement disorders and chronic pain.

Dr. Constantoyannis was the first trained neurosurgeon to practice Functional Neurosurgery in Patras University Hospital. After training in Umea (Sweden) and Vancouver (Canada), he joined the staff at the University Hospital in 2003. Since 2003 more than 200 functional operations have been performed.

Our facilities include microelectrode recording (Lead Point), Stealth Neuronavigation and the CRW stereotactic frame.

Kind regards,

Constantine Constantoyannis M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Patras University Hospital
Patras, Greece

Fax: 2610-992997
eMail: cconst@med.upatras.gr

Our experience in functional procedures, includes:
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor.
  • Pallidotomies and Thalamotomies.
  • Balloon compression, microvascular decompression or rhizolysis for trigeminal Neuralgia.
  • Pump insertion for spasticity and chronic pain.
  • Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy.