Dr. Constantine is currently holding staff privileges at Dale Medical Center in Ozark, AL.
Previously he was Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Health Alliance of The Hudson Valley, in Kingston, NY. Before this, Dr. Constantine filled an equivalent position at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, NJ.
The procedures he performs encompass the whole spectrum of general and minimally invasive surgery, including, but not limited to, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), splenectomy, adrenalectomy, colectomies, inguinal herniorrhaphy, hiatal hernia repair, anti-reflux procedures, radio-frequency ablation, laparoscopic gastric banding, Enterra therapy (gastric stimulator for gastroparesis), TAMIS (transanal minimally invasive surgery for rectal tumors), parathyroidectomies, incisionless vasectomy, as well as "open" procedures and oncologic surgery. He is trained in the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Dr. Constantine holds the "Patients' Choice Award" for eight consecutive years (2008-2015), the "Compassionate Doctor Recognition" (2011-2015), the "Top 10 Doctor - Alabama Surgeon" 2014 and the "On Time Doctor Award" (2014-2015) conferred by Vitals (http://spotlight.vitals.com) and the American Registry:"Your patients have selected you for the Patients' Choice Award for 2009. You are a member of an elite group, Dr. Constantine. More than 800,000 patient reviews and ratings have been gathered, and this top rating has only been awarded to you and a select few of the nation's most beloved doctors. Congratulations.
Your patients have taken the time to compliment you in areas such as: your bedside manner, the amount of time you spend with them, the courtesy of your staff, appropriate follow-up, and their overall opinion of you as a physician. Quite simply, you are one of the best!"
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Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Constantine received his MD degree from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy School of Medicine.His Surgical Residency was completed in June 2005 at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education (Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ). In June 2006 Dr. Constantine graduated a comprehensive minimally invasive fellowship, training under Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli. During the fellowship, he was granted staff privileges at St. John Hospital Medical Center and Bon Secours Hospital, both in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
A wide variety of cases, including basic laparoscopy, advanced laparoscopy, open surgery and endoscopy were performed during the fellowship.Dr. Constantine is certified in the laparoscopic Lap-Band placement, the Enterra treatment for gastroparesis, the endoscopic fundoplication for GERD, the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids, etc.Dr. Constantine is currently practicing in Ozark, Alabama, with privileges at Dale Medical Center.He is Board Certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. While at Saint Michael's Medical Center he held an appointment as an Associate Professor of Surgery from St. George's University Caribbean Medical School in Grenada, West Indies and trained surgical residents, medical and emergency medicine residents, as well as medical and ostheopatic students from several universities.
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We are one of the few sites offering investigations and possible surgical treatment for GASTROPARESIS, a debilitating condition which affects the patient's quality of life by creating nausea, vomiting and the feeling of early stomach fullness. http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/neurostimulator-gastroparesis/what-is-it.html
We are also offering investigations and possible treatment for urine and stool incontinence as well as for constipation.
Call 334-443-0177 or go to bandaidsurgery.org for details. http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/bowel-control.html
Dale Medical Center is one of only EIGHT centers in Alabama that offer the TAMIS procedure for anal and rectal tumors (TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery). The other seven are in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuscaloosa. http://www.tamisurgery.com/find-a-surgeon
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