- Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
I specialise in Back Conditions
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spinal Conditions
Lower Back Pain
Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction
Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical Radiculopathy (Arm pain & numbness)
Back – Lumbar Surgery
Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
Minimal Invasive (MIS) TLIF
Neck- Cervical Surgery
Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)
Cervical Disc Replacement (CDR)
Posterior Cervical decompression and Fusion
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.
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