Upper GI and Robotic Surgeon, Brighton and Hove
Upper GI Surgery • General Surgery • Endoscopy
Upper GI and Robotic Surgeon in Brighton
Areas of specialisation
Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery uses a set of techniques and surgical procedures that help fight obesity and improve a patient’s health.
A hernia appears as a lump, most commonly in the abdominal or groin area. They occur when an organ, often the bowel, protrudes through the cavity which normally contains it.
Gallbladder surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder, an organ located in the lower part of the liver that serves as a reserve for bile.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder where acid from the stomach leaks back into the oesophagus and causes irritation and discomfort..
Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique which allows the surgeon to operate without the need for deep or large incisions in the skin. This technique is also known as keyhole surgery.
Gastroscopy is a clinical diagnostic test. Using a thin tube (an endoscope), the inside of the oesophagus, the stomach and the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum) can be visualised.
About Antonios Athanasiou
Mr Antonios Athanasiou is one of Brighton’s leading surgeons. He works in the NHS at Royal Sussex County Hospital and practices privately at the Montefiore Hospital and Nuffield Hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath.
Mr Athanasiou specialises in minimally invasive keyhole surgery techniques including laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease, inguinal hernia, reflux disease, weight loss and gastrointestinal conditions. He also assists with diagnosis and treatment using upper GI endoscopy.
Mr Athanasiou began his career in general surgery in 2006. During his training, he completed three
fellowships in bariatric and esophago-gastric surgery under the tutorage of leading surgeons.
Whilst he was training, Mr Athanasiou gained his PhD in liver regeneration which has been published widely. He has also been widely published in numerous field-related, peer-reviewed journals.
Mr Athanasiou will provide you with an experienced and honest account of the options, risks and benefits of advanced laparoscopic surgery, putting your safety and well-being as the first priority. He focuses on preoperative care and postoperative recovery in order to improve the outcome of your operation.