I specialise in Back Conditions Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Coccydynia Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative Scoliosis/Kyphosis Degenerative Spinal Conditions Herniated Disc Lower Back Pain Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction Sciatica Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures Spinal Stenosis Spondylolisthesis/Spondylolysis Neck Conditions Cervical Disc Herniation Cervical Myelopathy Cervical Radiculopathy (Arm pain & numbness) Neck pain Back – Lumbar Surgery Lumbar decompression Lumbar Fusion Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Microdiscectomy Minimal Invasive (MIS) TLIF Scoliosis/Kyphosis Correction Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty Neck- Cervical Surgery Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF) Cervical Disc Replacement (CDR) Posterior Cervical decompression and Fusion Diagnostic Injections Spinal Surgeon in Liverpool - About Me The Early Days I was born in 1975 on the tiny, but beautiful, Greek island of Alonnissos in the Aegean Sea. I attended the island primary and secondary schools and successfully completed all the national examinations, allowing me to move to Abruzzo, Italy, where I entered the medical school at the Universita degli Studi G. d Annunzio and qualified as Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in 2000. Discovering My Passion for Spinal Surgery From Italy, I returned to Thessaloniki, Greece, to complete my surgical training and then spent a year of national service in the Greek army, providing expertise and support to the health service. In 2006, I undertook my initial training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in Asclepieion Hospital, a large and busy hospital with a long tradition in Orthopaedics, where I developed my passion for spinal surgery. During my residency I travelled to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA where I spent 6 months at the Spinal Department of University of Utah. Becoming a Full-Fledged Spinal Surgeon In 2011, I was awarded the specialty title in Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery and in the same year I returned to Utah to further specialise in spinal surgery. In the following 4 years I was entirely dedicated to further spinal training and research, focused on preventing complications in Adult Spinal Deformity. I published several peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized scientific journals, presented my research findings at international conferences and contributed chapters to various books in established medical literature. I was honoured to have my work recognised in 2012 by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) with the famous Russel Hibbs Award. In my time in Utah I completed the AO Spine North America research fellowship and clinical spinal fellowship of the University of Utah under the guidance of Professor Darrel Brodke. I also had the privilege to gain experience in complex spinal surgery, from skull to pelvis, dealing with the full spectrum of spinal pathologies, including the highly complex conditions of ‘degenerative scoliosis’ and ‘fixed sagittal imbalance’. I have had the privilege of maintaining my scientific links with the University of Utah as I hold an Honorary contract as Instructor of Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery and I continue to work on numerous international spinal research projects. Establishing My Practice in Liverpool In 2014 I decided to return to Europe and in November 2014 I was appointed as spinal consultant at Royal University Hospital, Liverpool, where there is a wealth of expertise and experience, providing huge opportunities for me to further develop my career and is also strategically located to facilitate my professional research links between Europe, United States and, of course, my beloved homeland of Greece. It was here that I also opened my own private practice as a spinal surgeon in Liverpool. Moving to Liverpool has brought about both professional and personal happiness. I am a passionate football fan who follows AEK Athens FC, although I regularly visit Anfield to watch Liverpool FC. I look forward to AEK and Liverpool meeting in the Champions League at some point in the future. Since arriving in Liverpool, we have been made to feel that we are part of a vibrant city with great culture and history. It is clear that Liverpool is a special city; a truly global city representing many different cultures whose people have made us, as a family, feel welcome and valued. I want to contribute to the city’s vision and future by being at the forefront of the spinal service of Merseyside, providing first class service for a first-class city. Learn More About Prokopis Annis More about my CV https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Prokopis_Annis https://www.linkedin.com/in/balancedspine?trk=hp-identity-name https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Annis%2C%20Prokopis%5BAuthor%5D GMC: 7468700
I could not imagine how one could improve on the service. Mr Annis was patient, caring, knowledgable and I felt totally at ease and would trust him implicitly with any course of action he would recommend for me. His friendly approach immediately allays any fears one might have. Anyone in his care is a very fortunate patient. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
The overall care I received from Mr Annis and the nurses at Spire Hospital Liverpool was brilliant and I was made to feel very comfortable after my spinal surgery. The aftercare from Mr Annis has been thorough and I am now 100% on the mend. Thank you for all you have helped me with
Excellent results post surgery from severe leg pain caused by spinal issues. Mr Annis was friendly and approachable right from the beginning and showed real interest and concern in the outcome and my well being post op.
In June 2017 a different surgeon performed an L2 to pelvis posterior instrumented fusion and decompression of L4 to S1. This failed to unite leaving me in considerable pain and unable to stand. The operating surgeon and the surgeon he referred me to, could not /didn't know how to correct the failed surgery. I was fortunate enough to see Mr Annis. He quickly identified the problem, discussed options and risks. We had the revision surgery in November 2018. I am no longer in pain, I can actually stand up again and have started walking again, first time in 18 months. Thank you Mr Annis. I can highly recommend Mr Annis to anemone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon
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