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Mr Anestis Iossifidis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Shoulder Surgeon – Upper Limb Surgeon

MD FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed (Orth)

Practices at: BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Mr Anestis Iossifidis trained in the University of Montpelier, France, for his medical degrees, which means he is a surgeon, but also a medically qualified doctor, giving him an excellent understanding of the patient as a whole. 

Anestis continued his surgical training at the Norwich / Cambridge area, which took him through a host of internationally renowned surgeons, allowing him further to hone and specialise his interest in orthopaedic surgery and ultimately in upper limb surgery.  He was subsequently selected through competitive entry to Guys and St Thomas’ and the high surgical training rotation there, where he was good enough to stay as Senior Registrar. Throughout this time he was mentored by the key host orthopaedic surgeons at these hospitals by Professor Fred Heatley, who has been one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in the UK.

After his specialist training in upper limb surgery, he further sub-specialised and did fellowship training, which took him through the South-East of England including London, as well as travelling internationally to New York. He felt that this was important opportunity to further consolidate and enhance his international background and coordinate the different aspects of shoulder surgery allowing him to be a super-specialist in this area. 

Anestis is appointed and is still currently an NHS based surgeon at Croydon University Hospital, where he treats trauma and elective patients. He created and leads the upper limb unit at Croydon University Hospital, and is an expert in all aspects of shoulder surgery, focusing on key-hole techniques but employing other techniques when required.  He has an international background, being Greek and is also a fluent French speaker. He has managed to utilise and enhance some of his early years in training with his ability to build relationships and communicate as the clinical lead at the Croydon University Hospital. 

He has been an exclusive shoulder and upper limb surgeon in both elective and trauma surgery, in Surrey as a Surrey shoulder surgeon, and also coming to London, as a London shoulder surgeon from 1995. Mr Iossifidis is well-recognised in the international scientific literature, as well as locally here at Croydon University Hospital, where he is involved heavily with teaching and training. 

Mr Iossifidis is a member of the British and European Shoulder Surgical societies and has engaged to further help communicate with patients in describing some of his work on

Anestis is a family man and has grown-up children, with whom he tries to spend most of downtime. He is a big fan of his traditional British and Greek cuisine and enjoys both the pace and experience of being an orthopaedic surgeon, as well as the social side of being an orthopaedic leader. 

Clinical interests are shoulder sports injury fractures, shoulder fractures / upper limb fractures, Shoulder arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff tears, shoulder stabilization, shoulder subacromial decompression and ACJoint instability, shoulder replacements, half shoulder replacements, shoulder keyhole surgery, and surgery of a variety elbow and hand conditions. 


Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder sports injuries

  • Shoulder arthroscopic (key hole) surgery

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Shoulder replacement

  • Surgery of a variety of elbow and hand conditions

  • Research interest in surgical and clinical outcomes

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Member of the European Shoulder Association
  • Member of the British Shoulder Association 
  • Member of British Orthopaedic Association


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