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Dr. Petros Konofaos

Petros Konofaos, MD, PhD

European Board of Plastic Surgery Greek Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Petros Konofaos is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Memphis, Tennessee. His accomplishments are recognized both nationally and internationally by his peers. He serves as an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he trains residents on advanced surgical techniques in plastic and microvascular surgery. He has authored many scholarly articles and book chapters about facial nerve repair and is considered to be among the nation’s authorities on state-of-the-art treatments for damaged facial nerves.

Background and Education

Dr. Konofaos attained his medical degree at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Health Science in Greece, and his PH.D. at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. His residency training in General Surgery was achieved at Laiko General Hospital in Athens and Prefectural Hospital of Nafplio, in Greece.

Reconstructive & Nerve Microsurgery: Dr. Konofaos

Dr. Konofaos advanced his surgical skills by serving a residency in plastic surgery at KAT Hospital in Greece, followed by a residency in Reconstructive & Nerve Microsurgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

At University Plastic Surgeons, we offer the multidisciplinary care that is necessary for patients suffering from neuropathy. When the peripheral nerve system has been damaged by trauma, a health condition, medications, or an illness, the result is often chronic pain, discomfort, or lost mobility. Dr. Konofaos and the medical team at University Plastic Surgeons provide a full range of advanced treatments, including nerve microsurgery, for various painful nerve conditions, including those associated with:

  • Diabetes
  • Viral infections
  • Trauma
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Bone marrow disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Lyme disease
  • Nerve pain after chemotherapy

Education:

  • Medical Degree: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Health Sciences, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Doctorate: Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Residency:

  • (General Surgery) Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Prefectural Hospital of Nafplio, Argolida, Greece
  • (Plastic Surgery) KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • (Reconstructive & Nerve Microsurgery) Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

Fellowship:

  • (Microsurgery) University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • (Pediatric & Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Surgery) University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • (Maxillofacial & Adult Craniofacial Surgery) University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Academic Title:

  • Assistant Professor

Special Interests:

Professional Memberships:

  • Medical Association
  • Athens Medical Association
  • Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

Additional Information:

Author/Coauthor of articles, book chapters, & research projects. Selected Publications:

  • ‘Experience with 60 adult patients with facial paralysis secondary to tumor extirpation’, Terzis JK,Konofaos P, Plast Reconstr Surg 2012; 130(1): 51e-66e
  • ’Nerve Repair by Means of Tubulization: Past, Present, Future’, Konofaos P, Ver Halen JP,J Reconstr Microsurg 2013; 29(3): 149-164
  • ’FK506 and Nerve Regeneration: Past, Present, and Future’, Konofaos P, Terzis JK,J Reconstr Microsurg 2013; 29(3): 141-148
  • ’Reanimation of facial palsy following tumor extirpation in pediatric patients: Our experience with 16 patients’, Terzis JK,Konofaos P, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2013; 66(9): 1219-1229
  • ’A new technique for fixation in the fronto-orbital reconstruction for craniosynostosis using a resorbable mesh’, Konofaos P, Wallace RD,Plast Reconstr Surg 2014; 133(2): 237e-239e
  • ’Combined Contraction and Distraction of the Facial Skeleton in Staged Treatment of an Atypical Facial Cleft Using Distraction Devices’, Konofaos P, Alvarez S, Wallace RD,J Craniofac Surg 2014; 25(3): 926-929

Nerve pain treatments: Dr. Konofaos at University Plastic Surgeons

If you suffer from peripheral nerve damage, we can help you relieve the pain and discomfort and improve your quality of life. Dr. Konofaos, a leader in state-of-the-art nerve microsurgery, should evaluate your condition and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the following painful or uncomfortable symptoms, you may be a candidate for one of the nerve damage treatments we offer at University Plastic Surgeons:

  • Facial paralysis
  • Nerve sensations such as numbness, tingling, or prickling at hands and feet.
  • Chronic throbbing pains described as jabbing, freezing, or burning
  • Extreme touch sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Lack of coordination
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, blood pressure changes
  • Digestive problems in bladder or bowels
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