General Information - Dr A. Sankowski
Dr. Andrzej Sankowski, M.D., PhD is one of the most renowned plastic surgeons in Poland. He has been a medical professional for over 40 years and his career as a plastic surgeon started over 30 years ago. In 1963 he graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw receiving a degree of medical doctor. As the Polish Academy of Sciences scholar he was developing his knowledge in the field of immunology in Prague, under the supervision of Professor M. Hasek, a Nobel prize candidate. In the years 1969-1979 he was expanding his professional experience in the II Klinika Chirurgiczna (Surgical Clinic) of the Medical University of Warsaw, working under the supervision of Professor Łapiński. In 1973 he sat the specialization exam and obtained a specialist degree in general surgery. The same year he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) degree and his dissertation was the first doctoral thesis in Poland exploring the subject of tissue immunology. In 1976, having passed the exam in the Warsaw branch of CMKP (M.D.s' examination center) he received the second degree of specialization in general surgery, and in 1979 he obtained the second degree of specialization in plastic surgery. From 1979 to 2003 he performed surgical operations at the Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej i Chorób Klatki Piersiowej (The Clinic of General Surgery and Thoracic Diseases) of the Medical University of Warsaw. When martial law was introduced to Poland he was interned and currently has victim status. In the years 1998-2002 together with other co-owners and co-founders (including Professor Religa, Professor Rużyłło, Assistant Professor Dąbrowski) he managed the Centrum Kardiologii i Chirurgii Plastycznej (Center of Cardiology and Plastic Surgery) Aqvilion S.A. Warsaw - a company, whose aim was to introduce the most technologically advanced methods of medical treatment and care in Poland.
Since 1981 Dr. Sankowski has been the head of his own ward of plastic surgery. As part of his private medical practice he has hosted numerous group as well as individual trainings for doctors, who wished to improve their qualifications and skills in plastic aesthetic surgery and the use of CO2 laser. In the years 1993-1996 he was the vice spokesman for the National Screener of Medical Chambers in Poland. At present, Dr. Sankowski hosts regular trainings for beauticians on current trends in aesthetic surgery and as one of the hosts organizes cyclical meetings for Polish plastic surgeons. Moreover, he consults other Medical University's clinics (including laryngology and neurosurgery wards). He is a member of the Regional Medical Chamber in Warsaw and most of the headline Polish as well as international scientific associations International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) and European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS). He also belongs to the Section of Hand Surgery and the European Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (EACS).
The list of Dr. Sankowski's achievements is very long. Apart from his tremendous research record and long-term professional experience he has also made a name for himself as a pioneer in implementing numerous innovative treatments and techniques of plastic as well as aesthetic surgery. He was the first doctor in Poland to perform syringe-assisted liposuction. He was also the first in Poland to introduce CO2 laser and Aquamid into the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Sankowski pioneered in introducing the crystal microdermabrasion method - he was one of the first professionals to perform this treatment in Poland. He gained his working experience in Polish as well as foreign clinics, inluding a 1985 internship in China where he was improving his skills in plastic surgery performing operations with Dr. Ivo Pitang. In 1990 he was perfecting his professional skills of a plastic surgeon in Vienna. Dr. Sankowski also practiced medicine in the Czech Republic and Austria. In the 1980s he left for Cambodia on a mission organized by the International Red Cross Organization. He was working in an international military hospital, where he performed all kinds of surgeries in primitive field conditions.
Dr. Sankowski not only belongs to numerous medical associations, but in some cases is their creator and organizer. He is the Founding Member of the Polish Society of the Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic (PTChPRiE). He is also one of the founders and a board member in the Foundation for the Development of Vascular Surgery. Moreover, he is a member of the Polish and British Medical Chambers - in 2005 he became certified to work as a medical doctor in Great Britain. He shares his expansive knowledge with other professionals by regularly participating in congresses as well as scientific conferences. He delivered lectures at over 60 conferences on plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery all over the world. Dr. Sankowski published 58 scientific articles and three surgery textbooks. He also holds the post of plastic surgery expert for the courts in Poland.
His knowledgte, skills and input into the development of medical science were appreciated at numerous occassions. In 1982 he was awarded a medal for his participation in the International Red Cross mission in Cambodia. In 2002 the The Main Board for the Polish Phlebology Society and Blackhorse Scientific Publishers awarded him the Main Prize in the second edition of the competition for the most interesting article published in the Przegląd Flebologiczny (Phlebology Journal) in 2002. In 2004 he received another distinction - an award from the Minister of Health for his textbook: "Chirurgia nowotworów" (The surgery of cancer). The same year his name was entered into the third edition of the "Who is who in Poland" encyclopedia. One year later he took the first place in the "Szpital 2005" (Hospital in 2005) competition organized by the "Wprost" weekly in the category of "Plastic and Aestethic surgery" for his laser dermabrasion treatments, face lifts as well as reduction and breast lifts. In 2006 he defended his position of the frontrunner one more time taking the lead in the "Szpital 2006" competition hosted by the "Wprost" weekly. This time his face lifts and laser dermabrasion treatments gained recognition among the patients. In 2008 SME PTL (The Society of Aesthetic Medicine of the Polish Medical Association) awarded him with an honourable title: "Distinguished for the Aesthetic Medicine in Poland"
Dr. A. Sankowski specializes in the following treatments
Dr. Sankowski specialises in plastic surgery. The most common procedures carried out by the doctor are plastic operations on breasts such as augmentation, lift as well as reduction of the overgrown glands. He also performs operations of patient's own adipose tissue transplantation, corrects innate and acquired deformations of nose and ears. Dr. Sankowski carries out abdominoplasty, as well as eyelid lifts and he peforms comprehensive rejuvenation of patients’ skin by injecting Botox or hyaluronic acid products. He fills all the furrows and wrinkles with these products and shapes a new contour of the patient's face. The specialist also uses hyaluronic acid for lips augmentation and contouring.