Professor Christina Fotopoulou: Obstetrics and gynaecology
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Professor Christina Fotopoulou

Obstetrics and gynaecology

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Specialises in

  • Gynaecological oncology

About me

Professor Christina Fotopoulou trained in 2002 in obstetrics and gynaecology and subspecialized in gynaecological oncology at the Charité University Hospital of Berlin in the surgical and systemic treatment of women with advanced gynaecological malignancies. She is a Consultant Cynecological Oncologist in the Imperial College London Healthcare Trust in Queen Charlottes Hospital in London, and is a principal investigator of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, UK.
She has been the Vice Director of the Clinic for Gynecology at the Charité in Berlin, one of the largest reference and accredited centers for gynecological cancer in Europe, as well the Principal Coordinator of the European Competence Center for Ovarian Cancer.
Her principal area of expertise lies in exenterative procedures for advanced forms of pelvic malignancies, in the ultraradical cytoreductive procedures for primary or relapsed ovarian cancer and the investigation of predictive and prognostic biomarkers of surgical and clinical outcome. Her further area of focus is bioengineering and implementation of novel bioengineering methods in cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer.
She is an active member of the clinical guidelines group of the BGCS and the German AGO- Ovarian Cancer Steering Group and is the surgical lead in the European Network for Translational Research in Ovarian Cancer (EUTROC) in the working package “Predicting surgical outcome”.
She is on the editorial board and reviewer of numerous international gynaecological and oncological journals and is member of various international oncological committees, including SGO, BGCS, ASCO, ESGO, IGCS, ESMO, ENGOT, AGO and NOGGO.

Areas of interest

Surgery for early and advanced ovarian cancer; Cervical and endometrial cancers; Gynaecological sarcomas and rare pelvic tumours; Supraradical surgery in ovarian cancer; Exenterative procedures in advanced and relapsed gynaecological malignancies; Cytoreductive surgery for relapsed gynaecological cancer; Reconstructive surgery after extenterative procedures (neovagina);
palliative surgery; bowel obstruction

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Procedures completed

  • P2730

    Colposcopy (+/- biopsy, polypectomy or vulvoscopy) - (>50)

    Hammersmith Hospital (5-50)

  • X1410

    Total exenteration of pelvis - (5-50)

    Hammersmith Hospital (1-5)

  • Q1700

    Therapeutic hysteroscopic operations on uterus (including endometrial ablation excluding microwave or radiofrequency ablation) - (5-50)

    Hammersmith Hospital (5-50)

  • Q0710

    Radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy (Wertheim's) +/- ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Hammersmith Hospital (1-5)

  • Q2230

    Oophorectomy and salpingectomy, +/- biopsy eg. omentum, peritoneum, lymph node (as sole procedure) (including bilateral) - (1-5)

  • Q1800

    Hysteroscopy (including biopsy, dilatation, +/- cauterisation, curettage and resection of polyp(s) +/- Mirena coil insertion) - (1-5)

    Hammersmith Hospital (1-5)

  • P2000

    Excision of lesion of vagina (e.g. warts and cysts) - (1-5)

    Hammersmith Hospital (1-5)

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