Mr Dimitrios Tsekes is an Orthopaedic Consultant and Upper Limb Specialist. He holds a Consultant post in Basildon University Hospital, specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. He also holds the posts of “Research and Development Lead” and “Unit Training Director” for the Orthopaedic department in Basildon Hospital. He has completed two substantive Upper Limb Fellowships, in Royal Free London and in Royal London Hospitals, focusing in Upper Limb arthroplasty, sports injuries and complex trauma, having also trained in hand surgery and microsurgery in a Major Trauma Centre.
Mr Tsekes can provide a full comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow service for degenerate disease and sports injuries, promoting good medical practice. His approach to the patient is holistic and multidisciplinary, working close with Orthopaedic consultants and other skilled health professionals, in order to provide a caring and evidence-based treatment to his patients.
His areas of interest include shoulder osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, subacromial pain, elbow soft tissue conditions, biceps injuries, shoulder and elbow fractures, wrist and hand conditions.
Mr Dimitrios Tsekes graduated from the University of Athens Medical School in 2003. He completed his training as core surgical trainee and in 2007 he started his specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Athens Naval Hospital focusing in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries. In 2009 he obtained his MSc in “Metabolic Bone Disorders” from University of Athens Medical School. He subsequently trained in London as a registrar, acquiring experience and skills in the whole spectrum of Orthopaedics, obtaining the Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) diplomas.
He has trained in hand surgery and microsurgery in Athens’ Major Trauma Center (KAT) and has completed two substantive Upper Limb Fellowships; in Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and in Royal London.
In 2016 he was appointed Orthopaedic Consultant and Upper Limb Specialist in Queens University Hospital. He now holds a substantive post as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant in Basildon University Hospital, specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery.
Throughout his Orthopaedic career, Mr Tsekes has completed research, published articles in peer reviewed journals and has numerous presentations in Orthopaedic meetings in national and international level. He is passionate about training and was a candidate for the Trainer of the Year Award for 2018 in RLHOTS rotation. He structures and runs courses on Upper Limb Surgery while being a member of faculty for shoulder surgery cadaveric labs in Paris.
He is a member of “Total Orthopaedics”, a team of orthopaedic consultants, musculoskeletal-radiology consultants, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals providing multidisciplinary and holistic care to patients.