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Athanassios Petrotos, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Biography - Athanassios Petrotos, MD, FACS

Growing up in Greece, Athanassios Petrotos, MD, remembers learning about the first heart transplant in the United States and being amazed. He told his sister, a gynecologist, that he wanted to be a surgeon and also maybe specialize in trauma. 

“My sister said to me, ‘This is all good, but I don’t know if you will be able to do any of this work in our tiny town,’” Dr. Petrotos recalls. “And then the next catalytic moment was after I got my medical degree and I was in the Greek Army. I was assigned to a NATO hospital in Italy after the first Gulf War. I walked into the emergency room and saw the immensity of the resources and diversity of personnel. This experience solidified my decision to come to the USA for training.”

Dr. Petrotos now specializes in elective general surgery, emergency general surgery, and trauma. He is the medical director of trauma at Greenwich Hospital. He takes care of everything from trauma patients to people who need emergency abdominal surgery or elective procedures like hernia repairs and gallbladder removals. Dr. Petrotos is also operating using robotic, minimally invasive techniques.

He has a simple answer to what he likes best about his chosen craft. “I go to work and I don’t know what I’m going to find and I love that,” he says, adding that his “favorite” major surgery is the next one. 

Dr. Petrotos considers building a good rapport with a patient an art. “It’s something that takes years to master. It doesn’t come overnight,” he says. “The most important aspect is to always be kind, follow the acuity of the situation, and help the patients understand their condition and the management thereafter.” 

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

General Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Abdominal Surgery, Acid Reflux Surgery, Adrenal Laparoscopic Surgery, Anorectal Surgical Procedures, Appendectomy, Cancer Surgery, Colon Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatitis, Robotic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Stomach Surgery, Trauma, Wound Care

Language(s)

English;French;Greek;Italian;Spanish

Education & Training

Education

University of Patras Medical School Patras Greece

Internship

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University

Residency

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University

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  • AETNA
  • ANTHEM BC/BS
  • CIGNA GATEKEEPER PRO
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • CONNECTICARE
  • COVENTRY
  • HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE
  • HEALTHYCT
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • VALUEOPTIONS
  • WELLCARE

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Yale Medicine Surgery

5 Perryridge Road
Suite 2-3200
Greenwich, CT 06830

Main (203) 863-4300
Fax (203) 863-4310

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267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Main (203) 384-3237
Fax (203) 384-4598

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