Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos

Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos

MD, PhD, FRCS(Eng)

General Surgery

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1 specialist

23 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very dedicated in ensuring you’re at ease and understanding all aspects of your condition. Mr Panagiotopoulos ensured I understood the arranged procedure and maintained an calm manner despite myself being very stressed. “
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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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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1670 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    17:30 - 20:00
    Wed
    09:30 - 12:00
    Thu
    17:30 - 20:00
    Fri
    17:30 - 20:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    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 

    • Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Emergency Surgery
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    Procedures

    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Appendicectomy
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Laparoscopy
    • Metabolic Surgery
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Video Consultation
    • Weight Loss Programme
    • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Appendicitis
    • Enterocutaneous Fistula
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Hernia
    • Obesity
    • Pancreatitis
    • Weight Gain
    • Weight Loss
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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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    Reviews

    4.83 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    1/2
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/2
    Inguinal Hernia
    1/2
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very dedicated in ensuring you’re at ease and understanding all aspects of your condition. Mr Panagiotopoulos ensured I understood the arranged procedure and maintained an calm manner despite myself being very stressed.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a double hernia repair with Mr Spyros Panagiotopoulos via key hole. The surgery went very well and I have made a good recovery, feeling so much better and stronger. The operation was well explained and the booking process was very efficient. I would highly recommend.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    General Surgery

    Mr Asif Haq
    Mr Asif Haq
    General Surgery

    23-03-2021

    I have known Mr Panagiotopoulos for over ten years. He is an excellent caring Surgeon. His patients and colleagues speak most highly of him. I do not hesitate to refer patients to him and he provides an excellent service. He works in a recognized Obesity Centre at Kings College Hospital, London.

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For conditions: Hernia, Gallstones, Weight Loss, Obesity
    For procedures: Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Hernia Repair (Keyhole), Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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