Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos

MD, PhD, FRCS(Eng)

General Surgery

22 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
  • Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7151099
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    About

    Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos is a Consultant General and Bariatric/Metabolic Surgeon, with NHS base at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees patients privately, including at Metabolic & Bariatric Centre, part of London Bridge Hospital.

    Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos graduated in 1998 from Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece.

    He followed an integrated 6 year residency program in General Surgery with specialist laparoscopic and upper gastrointestinal training at University Hospital of Patras, Greece and at IRCAD (Research Institute for Digestive Cancer) in Strasbourg, France. 

    He gained his Certificate of Completion of Training in 2008 (following Board Exams) at University Hospital of Patras in Greece, where he continued his higher specialist training in metabolic and bariatric surgery in the Bariatric & Metabolic Unit at UHP (IFSO--Centre of Excellence).

    He followed further specialist training (Fellowship) on Acute Surgery (Emergency General Surgery & Trauma) at King's College Hospital in 2012 where subsequently was appointed as Consultant Surgeon. 

    In 2013 he was awarded his PhD with honours in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and was accredited in 2018 as a metabolic/bariatric surgeon at King's College Hospital in London. 

    He has gained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2016. 

    He holds full membership of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS/BOMSS), the International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). 

    Mr Panagiotopoulos specialises in performing advanced laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for all operations (elective and emergencies). His special interests are in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Benign Biliary Disease Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Acute Surgical Conditions.

    He is clinical supervisor in Acute Surgery Training (emergency general and major trauma surgery) at King's College Hospital, specializing in high-risk surgical patients.

    His personal interests include; sports activities (swimming, tennis & diving), hiking and travelling.

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    Medical procedures

    General Surgery

    1. Hernia (abdominal wall-inguinal, femoral, incisional, other) surgery 

    2. Gallstone/gallbladder disease surgery 

    3. Gastric/Duodenal Ulcer Disease surgery 

    4. Treatment of post-abdominal trauma conditions (hernias/bowel injuries) 

    Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

    1. Sleeve Gastrectomy 

    2. Gastric Bypass 

    3. Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes 

    4. Revisional Bariatric Surgery  

    Emergencies:

    General Surgery  

                   a. Gallbladder/Gallstones emergencies 

                   b. Appendicitis

                   c. Hernia emergencies 

                   d. Bowel obstruction 

                   e. Gastric/Duodenal Ulcer Disease-Perforation   

                   f. Acute pancreatitis 

                   g. Diverticulitis 

                   h. Conditions with Abdominal Pain 

    Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery 

     a. Gastric Band problems/Slippage-Removal 

     b. Hernias (internal or incisional) 

     c. Bowel obstruction 

     d. Other 

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    Special interests

    • Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Emergency Surgery
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    Education

    • MD (Ptycheion Iatrikis (MBBS equivalent)-Medical School-National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
    • PhD (Clinical and Clinical Laboratory Specialties- Faculty of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece)
    • FRCS(Eng)

    Memberships/Affiliations:

    AUGIS // BOMSS (Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons // British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society)

    IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity)

    EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery)

    BMA (British Medical Association)

    MPS (Medical Protection Society)

    ACS-ATLS (American College of Surgeons/Greek Chapter)

    HTSES (Hellenic Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery)

    HSES (Hellenic Society of Endoscopic Surgery)

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