Mr Stavros Karamanakos

Personal profile

Mr Karamanakos graduated with honours from the Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. He undertook his surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2009 he completed his surgical training and gained his CCT in General Surgery from the University Hospital of Patras, Greece. Following that he was offered a Consultancy position in the department of General Surgery in Patras where he was mostly involved with the management of morbidly obese patients with bariatric surgery.

Mr Karamanakos completed fellowships in gastrointestinal surgery at Whipps Cross Hospital and Kings College Hospital in London. He has attended advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at the world-renowned centre IRCAD/EITS in Strasbourg France.

Mr Karamanakos has been awarded a PhD with honours for his work in bariatric surgery and gastrointestinal hormones. His research has been published extensively in renowned medical journals like 'The Annals of Surgery’ and his work is widely published in peer-reviewed international medical journals.

Mr Karamanakos is an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals, and he has been an invited speaker in many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and has received multiple awards and distinctions for his academic work.

Mr Karamanakos currently works at the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals. As the only upper gastrointestinal surgeon on site he deals with the majority of patients referred with gallstone disease, abdominal wall hernias and complex upper gastrointestinal conditions.

Professional Memberships

  • EAES (European Association of Endoscopic Surgery)
  • IFSO (International Federation for the surgery of Obesity & Metabolic disorders)

Clinical Interests

Mr Karamanakos specialises in upper gastrointestinal surgery including gastrectomies (removal of stomach), paraoesophageal hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical, incisional), cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and common bile duct exploration. The majority of his operations are performed laparoscopically (keyhole).

He also has a special interest in morbid obesity.

Mr Karamanakos also has an interest in the management of haemorrhoids as well as management of acute general surgical pathologies including appendicitis and bowel obstruction.

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