Mr Markos Daskalakis

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

MD, Phd, FRCS


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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.

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Treatment information

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

Bariatrics

General surgery

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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Additional information

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.

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

Current NHS posts

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

Contact information

Telephone 0121 704 5530