Dr Dimitrios Sigounas was born in Ioannina. He graduated from the Medical School of Ioannina in 2003 and finished his training in Gastroenterology in 2013. In 2015 he was awarded his PhD with distinction.
Between 2013 and 2015 he worked as an Advanced Clinical Fellow in Endoscopy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, where he was trained in advanced therapeutic endoscopy, including, polypectomies/endoscopic mucosal resection, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography), oesophageal dilatation, Barrett’s oesophagus surveillance and treatment (radio-frequency ablation), banding of oesophageal varices and APC (argon plasma coagulation).
Between 2015 and 2018 he worked as a Consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, which is the only liver transplant centre in Scotland and the main acute gastrointestinal bleeding care facility for the south-east of Scotland. He also worked as a Consultant at the Western General Hospital of Edinburgh, which is the main IBD (inflammatory bowel disease- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) centre in the south-east of Scotland.
He is a certified trainer in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy) and colonoscopy.
He is a Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Since January 2019 he is the head of the Gastroenterology Department of ‘Iatriki Frontida Ioanninon-Medical care of Ioannina’.
1. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
2. Liver diseases- viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease
3. High resolution transnasal endoscopy
4. Colonoscopy and polypectomy
5. Barrett’s oesophagus surveillance and treatment
6. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography – ERCP