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Last updated: 17 Apr 2020
Mr Minas is a Consultant Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Advanced Endoscopic Surgeon (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic). He is one of the first few Gynaecological Surgeons in the UK to have completed the prestigious training programme Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for the Excision of Benign Disease, a training module by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.
His NHS appointment is at CEMIG, the Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology at St. Peter's Hospital in Surrey, UK. CEMIG is one of the largest Endometriosis Centres in the UK and a unit well known both nationally and internationally for Minimally Invasive Gynaecological treatments.
Mr Minas received his core specialty training in Oxford Deanery and his Advanced training at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital, one of the largest Endometriosis Centres of the English North and a pioneer unit in the UK for laparoscopic and robotic Gynaecological Surgery.
He has published more than 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has delivered more than 100 presentations in national and international congresses. He regularly lectures on various aspects of gynaecological surgery at relevant training courses and has received several awards and scholarships for his academic work.
He is Tutor of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St. Peter's Hospital and through this role he oversees and co-ordinates the training of junior doctors in the specialty.
He has a particular interest in the care of women with menstrual disorders, benign ovarian and uterine masses (cysts, fibroids), pelvic pain and endometriosis.
Areas of interest
Menstrual Disorders; Heavy Periods; Abnormal Bleeding; Pelvic Pain; Endometriosis; Adenomyosis; Ovarian Cysts; Fibroids; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; Hysteroscopy; Pelvic Ultrasound; Laparoscopic Hysterectomy; Cystectomy; Myomectomy; Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis; PCOS; HRT; Menopause
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Moira Wattie Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Chertsey, Surrey
Advanced Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgery
Pelvic pain and Endometriosis
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
Best Laparoscopic Video Presentation, RCOG World Congress, UK, 2013
“Manassakis” Legacy Scholarship for young researchers, University of Crete, 2006
Best Poster Presentation, European Society for Clinical Investigation, 2005
Best Oral Presentation, Hellenic Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2005
Best Poster Presentation, Hellenic Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 2004
Award for Entry into Medical School, 1997
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern - Native or bilingual
A full list of Mr Minas publications can be found in his CV which can be downloaded from his linkedin account:
or requested from his secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of his publications are shown here:
Khazali S, Gorgin A, Mohazzab A, Kargar R, Padmehr R, Shadjoo K, Minas V. Laparoscopic excision of deeply infiltrating endometriosis: a prospective observational study assessing perioperative complications in 244 patients. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2019.
Kargar R, Minas V, et al. Transversus abdominis plane block versus port-site local anaesthetic infiltration in laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. BJOG. 2019 Apr;126(5):647-654.
Minas V et al. Reducing the Rate of Abdominal Hysterectomies: Experience from a UK University Teaching Hospital. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2017
Minas V. Robotic Gynaecologic Surgery: A tool or a toy? BJOG 2017
Minas V et al. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign, malignant and pre-malignant gynaecological pathology: relation between surgical outcome and body mass index. Gynaecological Surgery 2016
Minas V et al. Total laparoscopic hysterectomy for non-puerperal uterine inversion: anatomical and operative considerations. Gynaecological Surgery 2015;12:287-289.
Palmer C, Rowlands D, Minas V. Broad ligament defects as a cause of chronic pelvic pain. Gynaecological Surgery 2015
Minas V et al. Laparoscopic management of an 11-week rudimentary uterine horn pregnancy using extracorporeal Roeder knot to secure the dilated vascular pedicle. Gynaecological Surgery 2014;11:159-164.
Minas V et al. Role of prophylactic antibiotics in endoscopic gynaecological surgery; a consensus proposal. Gynaecological Surgery 2014;11:153-156
Minas V, Dada T. Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and effects on quality of life: A retrospective study using the short form EHP-5 endometriosis specific questionnaire. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2014;34:336-340.
Minas V et al. Urinary tract injuries in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery; prevention, recognition and management. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) 2014;16:19-28.
Minas V, Aust T. Idiopathic brachial plexus neuritis following laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis; a complication that may mimic position-related brachial plexus injury. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2013;20:891-893.
Courses offered to GPs
Minimally Invasive Gynaecology
Pelvic pain and Endometriosis
Ovarian Cysts and Fibroids: When to act
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: The NICE advice
- Pelvic Ultrasound (gynaecology and early pregnancy) Wirral University Teaching Hospital (RCOG training module) 2014
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery for the Excision of Benign Disease Wirral University Teaching Hospital (RCOG training module) 2014
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2011
- MD University of Crete 2003
- PhD University of Crete 2007
Reference number 6161431
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
British and European Societies of Gynaecological Endoscopists
American Association of Gynaecological Laparoscopists
British Medical Association
- Guildford RoadOttershawCHERTSEYKT16 0RQ
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 07421 138298
- Shores RoadWOKINGGU21 4BY
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 07421 138298
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Vasileios Minas 07728274194