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Mr Alex Charalampopoulos

MD, MSc, PhD, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (General Surgery)

Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Chelmsford CM2 8FR

    • Interests

    • Oesophagectomies
    • Gastrectomies
    • Paraoesophageal hernia repair surgery
    • Anti-reflux surgery
    • Hernia repair (inguinal, umbilical & incisional)
    • Gallbladder operations - Cholecystectomies
    • Upper GI endoscopy
    • Bariatric surgery (gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomies, gastric bypass)
    • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
    • Expertise

    • Oesophagogatric resections
    • Gallbladder
    • Hernia
    • Bariatric
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Mr Alexandros Charalampopoulos,
MD, MSc, PhD, MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)
Upper GI, Bariatric & General Surgery

Summary:
Mr Charalampopoulos is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & General Surgeon practicing in Essex. His 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).

Clinical Interests:
Mr Charalampopoulos specialises in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. He is the director and co-founder of “Essex Surgical Specialists - ESS”. Together with his colleague, Mr Bruno Lorenzi, they formed “ESS” which is the first Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical partnership in Essex providing care for patients with diseases across the whole spectrum of Upper Gastrointestinal pathology, including surgical treatment of obesity, benign and cancer diseases of the oesophagus and stomach.
The majority of his operations are performed laparoscopically (key hole). Operations that he performs include oesophagectomies (removal of gullet), gastrectomies (removal of stomach), paraoesophageal hernia repair & anti-reflux surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical, incisional), cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and upper GI endoscopies. He also has a special interest in morbid obesity (Bariatric Surgery) and he performs, laparoscopic gastric band insertion, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies and laparoscopic gastric bypasses.


Academic Background:
Mr Charalampopoulos graduated with honours from the University of Athens Medical School. He undertook his surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2010 he completed his surgical training and gained his CCT in General Surgery. Following that he was offered a prestigious Fellowship at National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo Japan in gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery, where his training was enhanced in the field of extensive lymph node dissection and laparoscopic functional gastrectomies for early gastric cancer. He later completed fellowships in both cancer and benign (including Bariatric) upper gastrointestinal surgery at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He has attended surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital New York and advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at the world-renowned centre IRCAD/EITS in Strasbourg France.
Mr Charalampopoulos has completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and he has been awarded a PhD with honours for his work in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules. His research has been published extensively in renowned medical journals like “the New England Journal of Medicine” and he has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals. He is an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals, has been an invited speaker in many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and has received multiple awards and distinctions for his academic work.

Professional Memberships:
Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
GMC

NHS Base:
Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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  • Aviva Healthcare
  • BUPA

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  • Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal & General Surgeon, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Broomfield Hospital

Professional Organisations

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • General Medical Council

Languages

  • English
  • Greek