Mr Athanasiou specialises in minimally invasive keyhole surgery techniques including laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease, inguinal hernia, acid reflux, weight loss and gastrointestinal conditions. He also assists with diagnosis and treatment using upper GI endoscopy.
Antonios 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.
• Consultant General Surgeon, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (present)
• Consultant General Surgeon, The Montefiore Hospital Brighton and Hove (present)
• Consultant General Surgeon, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds (2019 – 2021)
• Specialist in General Surgery (Full Marks and Honours, University of Athens, (2014)
• MSc in HPB Surgery, Department of Medicine, The School of Health Sciences Democritus University of Thrace Alexandroupoli, Greece (2012)
• MD, Department of Medicine, The School of Health Sciences Democritus University of Thrace Alexandroupoli, Greece (2006)
- Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery University Hospitals Sussex NHSFT, Eastern Rd, Brighton
- Educational and clinical supervisor, The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
- Visiting Senior Lecturer, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
• Clinical Fellowship in Advances UGI Laparoscopic Surgery, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland (2016)
• AUGIS, Member Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
• British Medical Association
• Athens Medical Assocation
• Hellenic Surgical Society
• The British Hernia Society
• The European Association for Cancer Research