Mr Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Consultant Thoracic surgeon
Speciality: Thoracic Surgery
I am a consultant surgeon specialized in treating tumours of the chest. These types of tumours include lung cancer, thymic tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, and mesothelioma. Working with experienced respiratory physicians we emphasize in treatment plans that are unique and are tailored to each patient’s needs.
I have experience in using the latest technology including Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and the Da Vinci Robotic System to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases of the lung, mediastinum and chest wall. I perform these operations through small incisions with the goal of minimizing discomfort and accelerating recovery. I also focus on techniques and procedures to improve symptoms and quality of life in people with advanced cancer.
I also have an interest in benign conditions such as chest wall deformities (mainly pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum) and their surgical management with the NUSS procedure and the Ravitch technique or non surgical management with brace and vacuum bell.
Another area of clinical interest is surgery for hyperhidrosis with keyhole thoracoscopic approach.
A significant portion of my time is also spent performing scientific research to better understand how tumours form and investigate new ways to treat them. I have developed a strong academic interest leading to a significant number of publications and presentations in various national and international conferences.
Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer surgery
University College London Hospitals
0750 178 9354