Mr Kostas Karavidas
Consultant Maxillofacial / Head and Neck Surgeon
MD, DDS, PhD, FEB(OMFS)
I am a Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck and Oral surgeon at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital since the beginning of May 2012 and a core member of the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team. I perform facial reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and I am an expert in minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease.
I specialise in head and neck cancer, facial reconstruction and rehabilitation with microsurgery and free tissue transfer, skin cancer, sialendoscopy and minimal intaroral surgery for obstructive salivary gland disease (stones and strictures), salivary gland surgery, paediatric oral surgery and tongue ties.
I perform regular sialendoscopies, utilising all forms of minimal treatment for the obstructive disease of the salivary glands including laser intraluminal fragmentation of stones, basket retrieval of stones, balloon sialoplasties and the intraoral ductal stretching technique for the deeply seated stones in the hilum of the submandibular gland.
I have performed a high volume of free tissue transfer for reconstruction of the facial defects with a variety of flaps. Nowadays reconstruction is patient specific and I often include a virtual surgical planning in the surgical treatment of my patients.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kostas Karavidas at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MD / University of Ioannina / 1998
DDS / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. / 2002
Doctor in Dental Surgery
FEB(OMFS) / Brugge/UEMS / 2010
Fellow of European Board in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
PhD / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / 2013
Philosophic Doctorate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Lead for Trauma Audit at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation trust/ QEII Hospital.