Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou is a consultant vascular and general surgeon based in London. He has a special interest in managing varicose veins and diagnosing deep vein thrombosis. With regards to arterial disease he follows developments very closely in carotid artery surgery.  He has extensive experience in complex laparoscopic surgery including hernia repairs, cholecystectomies, adrenalectomies and nephrectomies (as well as partial nephrectomies). He works privately in London at London Bridge Hospital, The Riverside Clinic and The London Clinic. He works as a substantive NHS consultant surgeon in renal transplantation, general surgery and vascular access surgery at Bart's Health NHS Trust.

Professor Hadjianastassiou graduated from the medical school of the globally-esteemed University of Oxford, where he subsequently also completed his doctoral thesis in abdominal aortic aneurysm risk stratification. He completed his specialist surgical training at the Oxford and London Deaneries and holds dual GMC accreditation in both vascular surgery and general surgery.

Professor Hadjianastassiou is an esteemed figure in surgery. He is currently serving as a member of the court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the award of the MRCS title. He is now serving his 2nd 4-year term as a member of the Executive Council and the treasurer of the Division of Transplantation, of the European Board of Surgery (UEMS). He holds the academic title of full Clinical Professor of Surgery for the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He is an editorial reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and he has published extensively in the scientific literature. 

Professor Hadjianastassiou's impressive career has also seen him work as the clinical lead for pancreas transplantation at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust where he was appointed consultant surgeon in 2008. Further to his clinical director role for the Republic of Cyprus' government transplant unit, he also served for two years as one of the two appointed experts in vascular surgery on the government’s advisory committee. Here, he introduced the first carotid endarterectomy under local anaesthesia, pancreatic organ transplant and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy as well as the first blood group incompatible kidney transplant and the first fenestrated EVAR for complex abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Especialista en

Carotid artery disease

What is carotid artery disease? The blood is delivered to the brain and the head through the carotid arteries. When plaqu...

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

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Aortic aneurysms

What is it? An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal, progressive and permanent dilation of part of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The dil...


What is a hernia? A hernia appears as a lump, most commonly in the abdominal or groin area. They occur when an organ, often the bowel, protrude...

Varicose veins

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins, usually forming in the legs and feet. Often they can appear as lumpy, b...

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLA)

What is endovenous laser treatment (EVLA)? Laser treatment for varicose veins (EVLA or EVLT)&a...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Angiopathy
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolism
  • Endovenous laser treatment (EVLA)
  • Heart bypass
  • Hernia
  • Phlebitis
  • Spider veins (thread veins)
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicose veins surgery
  • Vascular malformations
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcer

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment
In his first article, consultant vascular and general surgeon Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou explained what an abdominal aortic aneurysm is. But how are they treated? Professor Hadjianastassiou delves into the treatment options in this second article and provides important information to consider if having a procedure.
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – AAA
There are different kinds of aneurysms, as they can happen in any artery in the body. Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the most common ones. In this article, consultant vascular and general surgeon Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou details what they are and what patients should know.
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