Mr George Krasopoulos

MD, PhD, MRCS (Eng), FRCSCth(Eng)


Profile

Mr Krasopoulos, has been a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon since 2008. He joined the Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Private Heart and Lung Centre in July 2013, shortly after he took up his post as consultant cardiac surgeon at Oxford Heart Centre at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University’s teaching hospital.

Mr Krasopoulos performs a range of procedures for heart problems including, coronary artery disease and arrhythmia (abnormal beating rhythm of the heart). His special interest is in structural heart disease, treating aortic aneurysms, repairing aortic, mitral and tricuspid heart valves, and performing aortic root surgery (to treat disorders of the large blood vessel that carries blood from your heart.)

Mr Krasopoulos completed his surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery at leading London hospitals, including the Royal Brompton Hospital, the London Chest Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital. He gained his PhD in 1999 and undertook a fellowship at Toronto University with Professor Tirone David, one of the world’s leading experts in heart valve repair. 

This background has enabled Mr Krasopoulos to develop sub-specialism skills in advanced aortic repairs and reconstructive cardiac surgery. He believes that, where possible, repairing a diseased heart valve or the aortic root is the best form of treatment and in suitable patients he describes the results as “excellent”. 

Mr Krasopoulos favours minimally invasive (keyhole), cosmetic approaches for the performance of all regular cardiac surgical procedures, which often result in a lower risk of post-operative infection, faster healing times and a better cosmetic appearance. His approach involves techniques to minimise surgical trauma in the majority of cardiac operations. 

He also performs coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on pump (heart and lung machine support) or off-pump (beating heart). He prefers to adapt his technique depending upon the complexity of the patient's coronary artery disease and other co-existing clinical problems.


Clinics

  • By arrangement

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Oxford Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospitals

Interests

Other interests

  • Re-constructive surgery
  • Aortic valve and root repair
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Coronary artery by pass surgery using minimally invasive and arterial re-vascularisation techniques

Personal interests

Away from his busy work schedule, Mr Krasopoulos enjoys the company of his wife and 2 young boys. He also enjoys F1 racing, gardening and cooking – something that has kept up since working as a chef in his student days.


Member of

  • Medical Association of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery Great Britain &amp
  • Ireland
  • European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Hellenic Society of Thoracic &amp
  • Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • European Cardiology Society
  • Hellenic Cardiology Society
  • Institute for the Study &amp
  • Education on Thrombosis and Antithrombotic Therapy

Research

Mr Krasopoulos is interested in translation research. Having completed his PhD in the early years of his career, he is now concentrating efforts in various clinical and experimental research projects. He has a number of publications in peer review journals and has given a number of presentations locally, nationally and internationally.


Declaration

Mr George Krasopoulos works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Mr George Krasopoulos does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr George Krasopoulos does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr George Krasopoulos does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.