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Mr Savvas Papagrigoriadis is an experienced consultant colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon who has worked more than 20 years in Colorectal Surgery at King's College Hospital, London as Consultant Lead of Colorectal Surgery and Senior Lecturer. At present Mr. Papagrigoriadis has retired from the NHS and is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon with King's College seeing patients privately at 10 Harley Street. He is also Director of Colorectal Surgery at the Metropolitan Group of Hospitals in Athens, Greece and also holds video - conference consultations with patients from around the world for second opinion in complex surgical cases. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain, the European Society of Coloproctology, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the British Society of Gastroenterology, Chairman of the International Society of Pelvic Surgery. He is a reviewer of several major surgical journals.
Mr. Papagrigoriadis specialises in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and was one of the first to practice it in the UK and has served as a national trainer of LapCo, the national training programme which trained NHS consultants in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Mr. Papagrigoriadis is considered a national expert in TEMS endoscopic surgery for rectal tumours, having performed more than 300 TEMS operations and having served as the referral surgeon for this operation for SE London for two decades. He has used his experience in TEMS to take up early the pioneering technique of Transanal Total MesoRectal Excision (TaTME) for rectal cancer which allows most anal sphincters to be saved from permanent colostomy.
Mr. Papagrigoriadis has a clinical and research interest in Diverticular Disease and has established and run for 15 years the first ever specialist Diverticular Disease Clinic at King's College Hospital. With his retirement from the NHS he now sees diverticular patients at 10 Harley Street and holds video consultations for second opinion with diverticular patients internationally. Mr. Papagrigoriadis is an international expert and researcher on this condition, has co-organised 5 international conferences on Diverticular Disease and his research has looked into new treatment modalities which aim to save patients from surgery in the great majority of cases.
Mr. Papagrigoriadis has an interest in pelvic floor disorders and treats patients with faecal incontinence, obstructive defecation syndrome and rectal prolapse. Mr. Papagrigoriadis runs his own private pelvic floor laboratory. He has an interest in manometry-physiology for diagnosis of obstructive defecation syndrome and anal incontinence and uses the Medspira manometry system with disposable digital catheters for one stop office-based diagnosis.
He has over 150 publications in international journals, books chapters and conference proceedings and has led a group of researchers doing doctoral degrees under his supervision. One of Mr. Papagrigoriadis major interests is his medicolegal work as Expert Witness for the courts and produces numerous legal reports annually, he has also given evidence on several occasions in High Court in the UK and Ireland. He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
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