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Consultant Neurosurgeon

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon
  • Clinical Lead, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Society of British Neurosurgeons Council Member

Procedures

  • Craniotomy for aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and cavernoma
  • Cerebral bypass
  • Anterior cervical disc replacement and fusion
  • Lumbar and cervical decompression and discectomy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt

Most common conditions seen

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain and spinal cord arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain and spinal cord cavernoma
  • Brain and spinal arteriovenous fistulas
  • Lumbar and cervical disc prolapse
  • Lumbar and cervical canal stenosis
  • Back pain
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (Adults)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Post head injury headache
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Background

After gaining his medical degree in Greece, he completed his specialist training in neurovascular and spinal surgery in the UK, and the USA. He has a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Warwick.

He is currently a consultant neurosurgeon, lead for neurovascular surgery and an elected member of the SBNS  Council (Society of British Neurosurgeons). He was the first UK neurosurgeon to carry out a non-occlusive brain vascular bypass operation in 2006. This involved re-routing the blood supply within the brain of a patient with a life-threatening aneurysm using a vein graft and the ELANA technique developed in Holland.

He remains one of the most active consultants nationally based on the National Neurosurgery Performance Audit (NNAP). He has currently one of the largest surgical experiences for aneurysms and vascular malformations nationally, while maintaining a large spinal practice, both in the NHS and privately.

Training

  • MBBS Medicine 1989, Athens Greece
  • FRCS (England) 1994
  • Action Research National Fellow 1996
  • PhD Biological Sciences, University of Warwick 2000
  • Clinical Fellow Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, USA 2003
  • FRCS (Surgical Neurology) 2004

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

  • Neuromuscular conditions (cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), dural fistulas, cavernomas, Moya-Moya, cerebral bypass, surgical treatment of stroke (adults and children)
  • Degenerative spine (sciatica, cervical and lumbar disc prolapse, spinal spondylosis and stenosis, back and neck pain
  • Adult hydrocephalus (normal pressure hydrocephalus or NPH)

Research interests

  • Brain injury
  • Neuromuscular conditions and subarachnoid haemorrhage

Qualifications

  • MBBS, MD Athens University, Greece
  • PhD Biological Sciences, University of Warwick
  • FRCS (ENGL)
  • FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

GMC Number: 3452088

Date of Registration: 1990

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS)
  • European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon
  • Clinical Lead, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Society of British Neurosurgeons Council Member

Procedures

  • Craniotomy for aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and cavernoma
  • Cerebral bypass
  • Anterior cervical disc replacement and fusion
  • Lumbar and cervical decompression and discectomy
  • Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt

Most common conditions seen

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain and spinal cord arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain and spinal cord cavernoma
  • Brain and spinal arteriovenous fistulas
  • Lumbar and cervical disc prolapse
  • Lumbar and cervical canal stenosis
  • Back pain
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (Adults)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Post head injury headache
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

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