Mr Kostas Tsitskaris

Mr Kostas Tsitskaris

MD MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
7 specialists

17 years of experience
4 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.89

Top feedback

“Mr Tsitskaris was friendly and reassuring on first meeting him, and put me at ease. He explained everything very clearly using language that was understandable and not complicated by medical terminology. He explained the procedures that I was going to undergo, and when the test results were back, explained these very clearly and left no ambiguity at all. It was especially useful to be able to look at the MRI scan images on screen with him and he explained all the various parts of my knee and where the problems were. I understood everything and he checked to ensure that I had no questions or concerns. I was thoroughly impressed with his professionalism and doctor-patient manner.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6108953
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1686 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1430 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    00:00 - 23:59
    Tue
    00:00 - 23:59
    Wed
    00:00 - 23:59
    Thu
    00:00 - 23:59
    Fri
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sun
    00:00 - 23:59

    About

    Kostas is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. He is a specialist in hip and knee surgery, sports injuries and trauma.

    Kostas completed his specialist orthopaedic training in London, at the very competitive UCH/Middlesex rotation. He then undertook two highly regarded specialist fellowships, first under Prof Michael Dunbar in Canada and then at the Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre and at the Royal London Hospital, in London.

    Kostas completed a Masters in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University College London. He has published more than thirty manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters and has given international presentations at some of the most prestigious orthopaedic conferences, such as the American Academy and the Orthopaedic Research Society.

    Kostas is passionate about achieving high quality care for his patients. He employs clear communication and an individualized approach to deliver the best possible outcomes for them.

    For more information please visit: www.londonlowerlimb.com


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Cartilage Surgery
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Injections (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)
    • Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (Including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP And NStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Stress Fractures
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip
    • Hip And Groin Pain
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Impingement
    • Labral Tear
    • The Young Hip
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Knee Cyst
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • The Young Knee
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Femur Fractures
    • Hip Fractures
    • Knee Fractures
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Tibia Fractures
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    Procedures

    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Replacement
    • Meniscal Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Hip Fractures
    • Knee Pain
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Bone Spurs
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Femur Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Fractures
    • Labral Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • The Young Hip
    • The Young Knee
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    Primary medical qualification

    Ptychio Iatrikes 2004 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Arthroscopy
    2/9
    Arthritis (Hip)
    1/9
    Hip Fractures
    1/9
    Hip Replacement
    1/9
    Knee Pain
    1/9
    Meniscal Repair
    1/9
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/9
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Tsitskaris was friendly and reassuring on first meeting him, and put me at ease. He explained everything very clearly using language that was understandable and not complicated by medical terminology. He explained the procedures that I was going to undergo, and when the test results were back, explained these very clearly and left no ambiguity at all. It was especially useful to be able to look at the MRI scan images on screen with him and he explained all the various parts of my knee and where the problems were. I understood everything and he checked to ensure that I had no questions or concerns. I was thoroughly impressed with his professionalism and doctor-patient manner.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent service from initial to final consultation. Explained the process and procedure clearly, very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am very pleased with my whole experience with Dr Tsitkaris. He has continually provided me with thorough and detailed explanations of my MRI scans and given me reassurance at the appropriate times. Throughout the process Kostas has been very personable and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very polite and professional
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I think Kostas is exactly what I'd hoped for in a consultant. He's friendly and personable, open to direct and easy communication, helps make things super simple but yet can educate on the technicalities. All in all I felt in the best hands and was confident and clear at each point in time.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Words cannot describe how grateful I am to you. Thank you for listening and taking great care of me. You have a special gift as a surgeon and as a person. I really felt I had no quality of life. Hip replacement, what did I know of this procedure? You were always approachable and precise and explained everything so clearly. To me, you're a magician and a great physician.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am writing the review on behalf of my mother. It has been an emotional time for our family following a hip fracture during the Covid lockdown. It is difficult not to write a gushing review; Dr Kostas‘s skill, care and attention to detail is evident in my mothers quick and perfect recovery. He also went out of his way to communicate with us during a time when we could not visit the hospital as much as we had hoped. Our lovely nurse did tell us that we were lucky to have him as our surgeon. Its always a great sign when your team speak so highly of you. Thank you Dr Kostas
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Thorough and efficient consultation.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Superb quality of treatment and professional bedside manner along with a thorough explanation (that I could understand) of my problem and the options for treatment. Quick and streamlined process from consultation to further treatment. Very pleased with the result and highly recommended.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 doctors for:
    7

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Nick Aresti
    Mr Nick Aresti
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    21-04-2021

    Kostas is a gifted, experienced and knowledgeable surgeon at the top of his game. He is meticulous with all aspects of patient care and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Knee Pain
    For procedures: Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Vivek Gulati
    Mr Vivek Gulati
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-05-2021

    Kostas is an excellent dynamic orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon. He is a colleague at The London Independent Hospital and Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre. He is a fantastic surgeon and will go out of his way to deliver all his patients the best possible care. I would have no hesitation recommending him to my family and friends.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Meniscal Repair, Arthroscopy, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, ACL Reconstruction
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Mr Francesc Malagelada
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-03-2021

    Outstanding hip and knee surgeon with vast experience in trauma, sports injuries and replacement surgery. Always engaging with patients with his clear and empathic communication skills. I recommend him highly without hesitation.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, The Young Knee, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoporotic Fractures, Arthritis (Knee), Sports Injuries, Hip Fractures, Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Pain
    For procedures: Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Knee Replacement, Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Mr Syed Aftab
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    17-03-2021

    Mr Tsitskaris is an excellent surgeon, communicator and colleague. I have known him for over a decade and every time we interact I am somehow even more impressed with him. In the NHS he is a great leader and process innovator. He was the major driver for change in our hip fracture pathway in East London. He takes tremendous care of his patients with sincerity, integrity and skill. One of the best in his field.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Knee Pain, Arthritis (Hip)
    For procedures: Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

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