Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
MB ChB, PhD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Plast)

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

Spire Parkway Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Effie Katerinaki at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

  • Dimple correction 
  • Fat grafting
  • Split ear lobes

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Professional profile

I have been working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon for the past 5 years. My current NHS post is Consultant Plastic Surgeon at City Hospital, Birmingham with a specialist interest in breast reconstruction. I obtained my primary medical degree (MB ChB) from the University of Patras, Greece and continued my general surgical and advanced Plastic Surgery training in the UK.

I undertook a six year specialist training programme in Plastic Surgery in Manchester where I worked at South Manchester University Hospital and the Christie Hospital, the largest cancer centre in Europe, acquiring skills in breast and skin cancer reconstructive surgery.

My practice covers all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast including developmental deformities, breast hypertrophy, asymmetry, total breast reconstruction using autologous tissue including microsurgical DIEP free flaps and implants, extended latissimus dorsi flaps, therapeutic mammoplasty techniques (breast conserving oncological surgery) and fat transfer (lipomodelling).

I have completed a 12-month specialist breast reconstruction fellowship at City Hospital, Birmingham and subsequently spent 6 months on a prestigious fellowship on microsurgical reconstruction of the breast at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, one of the biggest centres for microsurgery in North America. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2004 for her clinical and laboratory research work on malignant melanoma.

Clinical Interests

Cosmetic surgery
Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Dermatolocial surgery
Reconstructive surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 5530
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Patras, Greece / 1991
Degree of Medicine

FRCS / Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1998
Professional qualification to practise as a senior surgeon

PhD / University of Sheffield / 2004
A Doctor of Philosophy

FRCS (Plast) / N/A / 2009
Professional qualification to practise as a senior surgeon

Professional memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Medical Protection Society (MPS)
British Medical Association (BMA)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Birmingham City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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