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Miss Theodora Pissanou

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General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Hepatobiliary

About me

Ms. Theodora Pissanou is a Consultant Surgeon specialising in Hepatobiliary diseases, sarcoma surgery, live donor and segmental liver transplantation. Ms. Pissanou is the first woman in the United Kingdom to be appointed as a consultant surgeon in liver transplantation.

Ms. Pissanou has specialised in all aspects of liver surgery including hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases liver adenomas, gallstone disease, acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, laparoscopic surgery, complex hernia surgery and emergency surgery.

Ms. Pissanou received her board certification in General Surgery from the University of Athens, Greece. Later, practicing as a Junior Consultant Surgeon at the Athens Euroclinic. Since moving to England in 2006 Ms. Pissanou has continued her specialisation in Hepatobiliary, Liver Transplantation, and sarcoma surgery, at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, and Royal Free Hospital in London, achieving the post of Consultant Surgeon in December 2011.

Ms. Pissanou's main research interests are in organ preservation for transplantation, and liver regeneration. She is passionate about promoting organ donation in the UK, chairing many National Comities with a special interest in live donor liver transplantation.

Ms. Pissanou is an active member of many scientific surgical societies including IHPBA, ILTS, ESOT, and BTS.

Areas of interest

Gallstones; Acute Cholecystitis; Cholecystectomy; Laparoscopic procedures; (“keyhole surgery”); Bile Duct exploration;
Inguinal Hernia; Umbilical Hernia; Complex Hernia; Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR);
Liver Resection (Hepatectomy); Colorectal Liver Metastases; ALPPS procedure (staged hepatectomy); Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Gallbladder Cancer; Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer); Liver Cysts; Hydatid Cysts;
Acute Pancreatitis; Chronic Pancreatitis; Pancreatic Cancer; Pancreatic cysts;
Duodenal cancer; Small Bowel Cancer;
Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET);
Emergency Surgery for appendicitis; Drainage of abscess; Sarcoma surgery; Liver Transplantation

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Procedures completed

  • H0280

    Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • S4740

    Drainage of large subcutaneous abscess/haematoma - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • S0653

    Removal of benign lesion in muscle or deeper tissue (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • T3080

    Laparotomy and repair of multiple visceral trauma - (1-5)

    (1-5)

  • S1740

    Large myocutaneous (muscular/cutaneous) flap (9cm2 or more) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)

    (1-5)

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