Mr Markos Daskalakis

Mr Markos Daskalakis

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Markos Daskalakis at Spire include:

Bariatrics at Spire Parkway Hospital

General surgery at Spire Parkway Hospital

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder and gallstone removal
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery
  • Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery

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Professional profile

After my specialisation in General Surgery, I was trained in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the Surgical Department (Centre of Excellence for bariatric surgery) of the Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt, Germany.

I further developed my skills regarding laparoscopic hiatal surgery and bariatric surgery as Senior Clinical Fellow in the Upper GI Unit at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.

Since August 2013 I have been working as a consultant in the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Heartlands and Good Hope hospitals), with my main interests being laparoscopic benign upper GI and bariatric surgery.

I have published widely regarding laparoscopic surgery, receiving more than 1,200 citations so far, including pioneer research regarding action mechanisms of Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Weight loss surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Gallbladder removal, Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric Sleeve surgery.

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Media Coverage

BBC Panorama 2016: Diabetes The Hidden Killer

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / University of Crete / 1998
Medical Degree
Medical school graduation

CCT for General Surgery / Prefecture of Heraklion / 2007
Qualification for licence for the specialty of General Surgery

PhD / University of Crete / 2012
Doctorate in Medicine

FRCS / London / 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Association of upper gastrointestinal surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
Member of International Federation for the surgery of obesity and metabolic disorders

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

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Research and Publication


Sleeve Gastrectomy-A Restrictive Procedure

Impact Of Surgeon Experience And Buttress Material On Postoperative Complications After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Changes In Metabolic Profile And Adipoinsular Axis In Morbidly Obese Premenopausal Females Treated With Restrictive Bariatric Surgery

Alterations In Gut Hormones Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Computed tomography-based assessment of abdominal adiposity changes and their impact on metabolic alterations following bariatric surgery

The impact of bariatric surgery on estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study

Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of Outcomes After Revisional Bariatric Surgery Following A Failed Adjustable Gastric Band

Sleeve gastrectomy-a “food limiting” operation

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Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 5530

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