Mr Angelos Kolias was awarded the iWantGreatCare certificate of excellence in 2024 for delivering outstanding care.

 

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Written by a NHS patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
1st April 2024


Dr Kolias has been fantastic with me and my emergency surgery. He’s a doctor you can totally trust and explains everything in great detail. He’s fantastic at what he does and I’m extremely grateful for how he’s looked after me pre and post op.

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Written by a NHS patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
18th March 2024


Mr Kolias treated me for a macro adenoma in December 2023. From the initial telephone consultation and throughout all appointments and my inpatient stay, he filled me with confidence and reassurance that I was being well looked after. Mr Kolias had extensive knowledge and answered all questions promptly in a clear and understandable way - taking time to address my concerns and ensuring I was never left with uncertainty. He also made time to reassure my husband and ensured he fully understood the diagnosis and subsequent treatment. I feel completely satisfied with the care I received from Mr Kolias and feel grateful to have had him as my neurosurgeon. He has arranged for me to have yearly MRI scans to observe postoperatively and I am confident that if further treatment was ever needed I would feel reassured knowing how knowledgeable and competent he is.

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Written by a NHS patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
4th December 2023


I had a pleasure to meet Dr Kolias at Addenbrooke’s hospital when I was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumour. Dr Kolias very clearly explained to me my condition and risks associated with a possible surgical procedure. During my time at the hospital, Dr Kolias always answered all of my questions and showed a lot of attention and care. I completely trusted his judgment and felt very lucky to come across the doctor who whilst being an expert in his field was also able to demonstrate the empathy and care that every patient deserves.

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Written by a NHS patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
18th September 2023


I have been very happy with the service that I have received from Mr. Kolias. When I first met him I had received the shocking news that a brain lesion had been discovered 10 years previously, and that I had not been informed. I was understandably very upset about this, and it had shaken my confidence in the health service. This was of course not Mr. Kolias’ fault, but I was impressed by his positive communication to me over the phone about this, including apologising for the earlier miscommunication. He immediately arranged for an MRI scan, and replaced a phone call appointment with a face to face one. I was reassured and admired his caring approach. He discussed the results and possible treatment options with me carefully and considerately; and I felt that I agreed to go into surgery fully prepared. Unfortunately there were multiple cancellations – in fact the operation was cancelled 7 times before I was finally admitted to the theatre on the 8th attempt. Throughout this though, I was impressed by Mr. Kolias, who kept in contact. In fact every time I went into the hospital and waited to be called into theatre, Mr. Kolias came to see if I was ok, and that I’d seen all the relevant people prior to the operation. In my experience patients with other consultants, also waiting for surgery, had no visits from their consultants at all. As soon as the operation was over, he rang my mother, who understandably was extremely anxious, to reassure her that all had gone well. He even got me to say hello to her – I have no memory of this, but she was so pleased to hear me. It was so thoughtful to think not just of me, but of the wider family too. The day after the operation, he came to the ward, and gave me positive news about the operation. And I was released from hospital after four nights. I have just been back for my first appointment with him post-leaving hospital, and he is very happy with how much I have progressed. I still have two very small lesions, and he wants to keep appointments every 6 months to keep an eye on these. Despite the good news about the operation, I had been anxious about this, and now feel reassured that I can get on with my life. He also listened to any concerns I had, and answered all my questions thoughtfully and with clarity. Throughout this whole process, he has been sympathetic and empathetic, and has explained clearly the medical issues and the treatment options that are available to me. I don’t think I or anyone else could have had a better or more understanding warm person as Mr. Kolias. Thank you.

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Written by a NHS patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital
14th September 2023


He listened to everything i said and asked before answering me. I felt he gave me as much information as possible, even checking for further information on line whilst speaking to me. I consider him to be a caring and informative specialist who made me feel ok with my diagnosis and treatment i was going to receive. I am thankful for his support.

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Profile

Angelos Kolias is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. He also holds an adjunct Professorship at Humanitas University, Milan, Italy. In 2023, he was awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He completed his neurosurgical training in Cambridge and received subspecialty fellowship training in anterior skull base/pituitary neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He holds a Masters (UCL, 2007) and a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences (University of Cambridge, 2016). His primary medical degree was awarded by the University of Athens, Greece in 2006.

His clinical interests include surgery for brain tumours (special interest in skull base/pituitary surgery), neurotrauma, cerebrovascular disorders, neuroendoscopy, spine surgery, and general neurosurgery.

He is internationally recognised for his research on traumatic brain injury and PET imaging for pituitary adenomas with publications in journals such as the NEJM, Lancet Neurology, JAMA Neurology, PLOS Medicine, Annals of Surgery, and Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

He is the immediate past chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), a member of the Global Neurosurgery Committee of the WFNS, and a member of the Research Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. He is also committed to advancing Global Neurosurgery and advocating for the provision of high-quality neurosurgical care to all those who need it.