Mr Kostas Papagiannopoulos

Senior Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


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I am a senior consultant thoracic surgeon based in Leeds. I perform minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer.

I established the minimally invasive surgery program in chest surgery in Leeds in 2006. The Department is now world known for performing complex operations with keyhole surgery.

I am recognised internationally as one of the most experienced surgeons in the management of lung cancer, chest wall pathology and airway management.
I receive referrals nationally and internationally and I have proctored for several teams in European Institutions. I regularly hold conferences, offering second opinion for complex lung cancer cases and trauma cases of the chest.

I have served in several leadership positions and was the President of the European Society of Thoracic surgeons in 2018.

I have remained passionate in establishing and retaining a first-class service in Leeds, with the patients holding the core position in my practice. One of my main drives is to connect with patients and families and establish a relationship of mutual confidence and respect.

I continue to teach the young generation with passion and have organised or co-chaired several conferences and courses in all continents.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kostas Papagiannopoulos at Spire include:

Thoracic surgery

Other treatments

  • Airway (wind pipe) management for benign of malignant conditions including stents, laser treatment and tracheoplasties
  • Chest wall pathology management with complex reconstructions
  • Lung cancer management with keyhole surgery
  • Management of COPD/emphysema with lung volume reduction surgery and endobronchial valves
  • Management of rib fractures and pain with reconstruction of ribs
  • Pectus treatment either with NUSS or Ravitch procedure
  • Thoracic inlet pathology management

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Additional information

Senior Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds 

I married in 2001 and have a loving wife and best friend with 3 wonderful children and 2 Coton de Tuléar. I enjoy time with family and outdoors.

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Mrs Martha Kotti
Private secretary telephone 07944 825055
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