Personal profile

Mr Tsavellas qualified in 1990 from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in London. His basic surgical training was undertaken on the University College and Middlesex Hospital rotation and he subsequently entered higher surgical training on the Wessex rotation in the south of England.

During his training he spent two years undertaking research into colorectal cancer at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and for this was awarded the degree of Master of Surgery (MS) from the University of London.

In January 2004 he was appointed as a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon within the East Kent NHS Trust. He lives in Littlebourne, Canterbury. In 2008 he was appointed as the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery at QEQM Hospital.

Professional Membership



  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

  • BMA

Clinical Interests



  • Colorectal cancer surgery, including laparoscopic resections, en bloc multivisceral resections & salvage surgery for recurrent pelvic cancer

  • Colonoscopic screening for bowel cancer

  • Advanced laparoscopic techniques including: 

    • Laparoscopic colorectal cancer resections

    • Single Incision Laparoscopic (SILS) cholecystectomy

    • Laparoscopic inguinal, incisional & umbilical hernia repair



  • Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, including ileal pouches for ulcerative colitis & familial polyposis

  • Surgery for rectal prolapse

  • Anal diseases & complex anal fistula surgery

  • Rhomboid flap for complex or recurrent pilonidal sinus disease

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