Mr Alex Charalampopoulos
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MR ALEX CHARALAMPOPOULOS

MD MSc PhD MRCS FRCS
Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

map markerEssex

I've trained in the UK, Japan and Greece to offer the best patient care possible.

MEDSTARS SAYS

Alex has an award-winning training and research record in the field of upper gastrointestinal keyhole surgery. He's an expert in gastric and oesophageal cancers and weight loss surgery for obesity. Alex is an innovator, founding his own specialist clinic in Essex. To top that off, his patient feedback is glowing.

REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 6090588

EXPERTISE

Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Upper Gastrintestinal Surgery

INTERESTS

Gallstones

Heartburn / Reflux Surgery

Pancreas Disorders

Weight Loss Surgery

Gall Bladder Cancer

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Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Broomfield Hospital

Essex

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EDUCATION

University of Athens 2002

University of Thrace Medical School

University of Ioannina School of Medicine

LANGUAGES

English

Greek

My main interest is minimally invasive (key hole) surgery in the fields of oesophageal and gastric cancer resections, gallbladder and hernia operations, anti-reflux surgery as well as surgery for the morbidly obese (weight loss surgery). I'm a director and co-founder of Essex Surgical Specialists, the first Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical clinic based in Essex providing care for diseases across the whole of upper gastrointestinal pathology, including surgical treatment of obesity, benign diseases and cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. The majority of my operations are performed laparoscopically, or via 'key hole'. This includes oesophagectomies (removal of gullet), gastrectomies (removal of stomach), paraoesophageal hernia repair & anti-reflux surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of hernias (inguinal, umbilical, incisional), cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and upper gI endoscopies. I also have a special interest in weight loss and morbid obesity. I perform laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery such as gastric band insertion, sleeve gastrectomies and gastric bypasses. I undertook my surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2010 I became a consultant in General Surgery. Following that I was offered a prestigious Fellowship at National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo Japan in gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery in the field of functional gastrectomies for early gastric cancer. I later completed Fellowships in both cancer and benign (including Bariatric) upper gastrointestinal surgery at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. I have attended surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital New York and advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at a world-renowned centre in Strasbourg France. I have a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and a PhD with honours in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules. My research has been published extensively in renowned medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine and I have published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals. I am an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals, have been an invited speaker in many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and have received multiple awards and distinctions for my academic work.

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Vitality

Royal College of Surgeons

Prev

SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL

Next
REGULATORY BODIES

General Medical Council 6090588

EXPERTISE

Bariatric Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Upper Gastrintestinal Surgery

INTERESTS

Gallstones

Heartburn / Reflux Surgery

Pancreas Disorders

Weight Loss Surgery

Gall Bladder Cancer

love NHS

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Broomfield Hospital

Essex

ABOUT
EDUCATION

University of Athens 2002

University of Thrace Medical School

University of Ioannina School of Medicine

LANGUAGES

English

Greek

My main interest is minimally invasive (key hole) surgery in the fields of oesophageal and gastric cancer resections, gallbladder and hernia operations, anti-reflux surgery as well as surgery for the morbidly obese (weight loss surgery). I'm a director and co-founder of Essex Surgical Specialists, the first Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical clinic based in Essex providing care for diseases across the whole of upper gastrointestinal pathology, including surgical treatment of obesity, benign diseases and cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. The majority of my operations are performed laparoscopically, or via 'key hole'. This includes oesophagectomies (removal of gullet), gastrectomies (removal of stomach), paraoesophageal hernia repair & anti-reflux surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of hernias (inguinal, umbilical, incisional), cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and upper gI endoscopies. I also have a special interest in weight loss and morbid obesity. I perform laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery such as gastric band insertion, sleeve gastrectomies and gastric bypasses. I undertook my surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2010 I became a consultant in General Surgery. Following that I was offered a prestigious Fellowship at National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo Japan in gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery in the field of functional gastrectomies for early gastric cancer. I later completed Fellowships in both cancer and benign (including Bariatric) upper gastrointestinal surgery at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. I have attended surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital New York and advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at a world-renowned centre in Strasbourg France. I have a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and a PhD with honours in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules. My research has been published extensively in renowned medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine and I have published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals. I am an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals, have been an invited speaker in many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and have received multiple awards and distinctions for my academic work.

INSURERS

This practitioner is listed with the following insurers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • Vitality
PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Royal College of Surgeons