Dr. Vassilis Stamatiou,graduate of the Anatolia American College of Thessaloniki, attended Aristotelian University Medical School in Thessaloniki Greece. Upon graduation he moved to the United States where he completed his General Surgery internship and residency training at State University of New York. Dr. Stamatiou completed his formal plastic surgery training at the University of Florida in Jacksonville under the mentorship of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bernard Kaye, a past president and founding member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stamatiou then went into private practice in Clearwater, Florida affiliated with the Morton Plant and Mease Hopsitals. He was in private practice in Florida for 15 years during which he founded the Plastic Surgery Associates Clinic of Palm Harbor being the senior aesthetic plastic surgeon of the group. In his aesthetic practice, Dr.Stamatiou developed a special expertise in several procedures including: Short Scar Facelift, Lower Blepharoplasty with Mid Face Lift; and Breast Augmentation. During these years Dr. Stamatiou became a recognized expert in Breast Augmentation Revision after having the opportunity to perform over 600 Breast Augmentation Revisions since 1993.
In 2000 he returned to his hometown in Thessaloniki where he established the Excel Plastic Surgery Center/ Excel Medi Spa and Laser affiliated with the Interbalkan Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (www.surgery.com) since 1991.
Dr. Stamatiou works with his wife, Dr. Marcelle Diamandis, U.S. trained Anesthesiologist specializing in Outpatient Anesthesia. Together they coordinate the patient's preoperative and postoperative care and perform the majority of the procedures on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Stamatiou has lectured at numerous national and international aesthetic plastic surgery conferences, published in periodicals and appeared on local and national TV programs.