Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou

Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou

DM(Oxon) BMBCh(Oxon) FRCS(Gen Surg) FEBS(Vasc Surg) FEBS(Transplant Surg)

Vascular Surgery

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1 specialist

23 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Prof Hadjianastassiou operated on my mother for her Stage III Ovarian/peritoneal cancer. He performed what is called a “meticulous peritoneal cytoreductive” surgery of the ovarian cancer (appendectomy, omentectomy and peritonectomy). His diligence in removing the bigger cancerous cells, combined with the subsequent chemotherapy, has led to the complete regression of the peritoneal/omental infiltrates (cancer)! His professional approach has been exemplary, but of equal importance was his humanity, positive attitude, proximity, and genuine interest in my mum’s health, attributes that were highly appreciated in those difficult times.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4431118
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1133 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    583 reviews

    About

    Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou (also known as Vass Anastassiou) graduated from the Medical School of the Uni. of Oxford, where he also completed his doctoral thesis in abdominal aortic aneurysms. He holds dual GMC accreditation in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, having completed his specialist surgical training at the Oxford and London Deaneries. He was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Hospitals in 2008, where he also served as the Clinical Lead for pancreas transplantation. In 2011 he was recruited by the Cyprus Ministry of Health to restructure the system of Organ Transplantation in Cyprus and became the founding Medical Director of Transplantation there. He also served for 2 years as one of the two appointed experts in Vascular Surgery on the Government’s Advisory Committee. He currently works at the Royal London Hospital as a full-time Consultant Surgeon (Bart’s Health NHS Trust).

    He passionately supports continuous medical education and training and has been serving for several years as an examiner for:

    (1) the European Diploma of Transplant Surgery (European Board of Surgery) and

    (2) for the MRCS award of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    Since 2013 he has held the post of full Clinical Professor of Surgery of the Uni. of Nicosia Medical School. He has given numerous lectures in international meetings and has a significant number of scientific publications.

    With his dual specialisation and more than 12 years’ Consultant grade surgical experience in the broad anatomical fields of general & vascular surgery, in complex laparoscopic techniques and in organ transplantation, he is competent and effective in managing a large spectrum of conditions in vascular and general surgery.

    Above all, Professor Hadjianastassiou adopts a humanistic approach and views patients as individuals, with their own families, jobs and personal priorities.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Laser Ablation for varicose veins
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Peripheral  arterial bypass
    • Laparoscopic (Key hole) Hernia Repair
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

    Varicose Veins

    Leg Pains

    Swollen Legs

    Spider Veins

    Complex Laparoscopic (Key hole) Surgery

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    Medical procedures

    • Endovascular Stent Graft
    • Angioplasty
    • Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries
    • Carotid Endarterectomy
    • Carotid Surgery for Stroke Prevention
    • Diabetic Foot Care
    • Endoscopic Vein Surgery
    • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    • Foam Sclerotherapy
    • Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    • Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins
    • Pelvic Vein Embolization
    • Varicose Veins Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Abdominal Aneurysm
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot)
    • Varicose Veins
    • Aortic Aneurysms
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aorto-iliac Disease
    • Arm Artery Disease
    • Claudication
    • Critical Leg Ischaemia
    • Leg Ulcers
    • Lymphoedema
    • Mesenteric Ischemia
    • Painful Legs
    • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    • Peripheral Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Reno-Vascular Conditions
    • Swollen Feet & Ankles
    • Swollen Legs
    • Thread Veins
    • Venous Insufficiency
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    Education

    Postgraduate:

    (1) Clinical Professor of Surgery, Uni. of Nicosia 2016 to date

    (2) FEBS(Transplant) - Fellow of the European Board of Transplant Surgery (Hon) - since 2016

    (3) FRCS (General Surgery) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - since 2007

    (4) FEBS(Vascular Surgery) - Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery - since 2007

    (5) Court of Examiners Member, (MRCS Exam) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - since 2013

    (6) Executive Council Member (Treasurer) - Division of Transsplant Surgery, European Board of Surgery & the UEMS - First Term 2017-2021, just got re-elected in this Pan-European Institution for 2021-2025


    University Education

    (1) University of Oxford: Medical School - qualified in Medicine 1997 - BMBCh(Oxon)

    (2) University of Oxford - Doctoral thesis in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - 2007 - DM(Oxon)


    Distinctions & Awards:

    (1) NHS Local Clinical Excellence Award – (Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS) Jul 2010

    (2) MEDICAL SCHOOL

    (2a) Oxford University Graduate Distinction Award, Green College 1994-97

    (2b) Martin Prize for 2nd preclinical year All-Round Distinction (Top 3 students) 1992-93

    (2c) M. Turner Prize for 1st preclinical year All-Round Distinction (Top 3 students) 1991-92

    (2d) Subject First Prizes in Anatomy and Biochemistry (BM Part I) 1991-92


    Affiliations with Professional Societies:

    European Society for Vascular Surgery

    British Transplantation Society

    British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Varicose Veins
    8/32
    Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot)
    4/32
    Laparoscopy
    4/32
    Abdominal Aneurysm
    3/32
    Carotid Artery Disease
    3/32
    Hernia
    3/32
    Kidney Transplant
    3/32
    Aortic aneurysms
    2/32
    Gallstones
    2/32
    Varicose veins surgery
    2/32
    Adrenalectomy
    1/32
    Appendectomy
    1/32
    Appendicitis
    1/32
    Bypass surgery for blocked arteries
    1/32
    Cancer surgery
    1/32
    Cardiovascular disease
    1/32
    Critical Leg Ischaemia
    1/32
    Endovascular Stent Graft
    1/32
    Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    1/32
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    1/32
    Kidney Cysts
    1/32
    Nefrectomy
    1/32
    Nephrectomy (Laparoscopic)
    1/32
    Renal Cancer
    1/32
    Severe Carotid Artery Stenosis
    1/32
    Varicose Vein Treatment
    1/32
    leg ulcers
    1/32
    painful legs
    1/32
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Appendectomy Cancer surgery
    Prof Hadjianastassiou operated on my mother for her Stage III Ovarian/peritoneal cancer. He performed what is called a “meticulous peritoneal cytoreductive” surgery of the ovarian cancer (appendectomy, omentectomy and peritonectomy). His diligence in removing the bigger cancerous cells, combined with the subsequent chemotherapy, has led to the complete regression of the peritoneal/omental infiltrates (cancer)! His professional approach has been exemplary, but of equal importance was his humanity, positive attitude, proximity, and genuine interest in my mum’s health, attributes that were highly appreciated in those difficult times.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Kidney Cysts
    Knowledgeable, open and honest professional. Very good listener and pay attention to the detail. Needed advice on kidney cyst. He went through the actual images and provide me with information in a timely fashion. Very reassuring indeed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    I would highly recommend him. He is an excellent Doctor! I was very afraid to have the endovenous laser ablation, but he made me feel that everything would be Ok, which indeed it was! Before and after the procedure, he was very responsive and caring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clot)
    I first visited Professor Hadjianastassiou regarding my varicose veins. I had superficial thrombophlebitis. He assessed me in detail and due to his excellent clinical acumen he asked me whether I had a recent mammogram, as this symptom can sometimes be related to breast cancer. I followed his advice and unfortunately I was diagnosed with breast cancer, but thanks to Professor Hadjianastassiou and his lateral thinking I have managed to receive life-saving treatment for my condition. (
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Εξαιρετικος
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopy
    Highly recommended. Dr Hadjianastassiou is a down to earth expert. Clicks immediately with any patient, with detailed explanatory methods. His technical expertise goes without saying.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopy
    Very professional, describing the process beforehand and the recovery period.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Appendicitis Laparoscopy
    Laparoscopic Appendicectomy. excellent experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Severe Carotid Artery Stenosis Carotid Artery Disease
    Professor examined my father and diagnosed a Severe Carotid Artery Stenosis .he explained our options and finally he managed to control the problem with medical therapy and no need of surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Varicose Veins
    Doctor was excellent in his approach, listening to me and how important the veins were to enable me to travel frequently as I do about 40 trips a year. Excellent results both in terms of appearance and relief from leg welling
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Vascular Surgery

    Mr Nicos Kessaris
    Mr Nicos Kessaris
    General Surgery

    31-03-2021

    Mr Hadjianastassiou is a colleague Transplant surgeon. We regularly examine together candidates taking the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) exam in Transplant Surgery. He is also a qualified General and Vascular surgeon. I have observed him at work and I have referred patients to him in the past. He is an excellent surgeon and his patients speak very highly of him.

    For specialty: Vascular Surgery
    For conditions: Leg Ulcers, Painful Legs, Thread Veins, Swollen Legs, Aortic Dissection, Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Venous Insufficiency, Reno-Vascular Conditions, Peripheral Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Mesenteric Ischemia, Aorto-iliac Disease, Claudication, Arm Artery Disease, Abdominal Aneurysm, Critical Leg Ischaemia, Swollen Feet & Ankles
    For procedures: Bypass Surgery for Blocked Arteries, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Microsclerotherapy for Thread Veins, Foam Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Endoscopic Vein Surgery, Endovascular Stent Graft, Angioplasty, Carotid Surgery for Stroke Prevention, Diabetic Foot Care, Keyhole Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    Connection: Is a colleague

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