Mr Ioannis Virlos


FRCSEd (Gen Surg), MSc, MD, DIC, FEBS (Coloproctology)

GMC number: 4232027

Practicing since: 1990


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Tuesday AM
  • Thursday PM
  • Overview

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0300 790 6190


Mr Virlos is a Colorectal General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, currently practising in the NHS. He is UK Intercollegiate Specialty Board qualified and certified in General Surgery since 2009. He is fully trained in open and laparoscopic general, emergency and colorectal surgery and accredited by UK Joint Advisory Group (JAG) in Gastrointestinal endoscopy. He has competed his higher specialty training in the UK, Australia and Belgium. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of the European Board of Surgery (accreditation in Coloproctology). He holds hold three postgraduate qualifications, including a Diploma of Imperial College and Master in Surgical Sciences from the Imperial College in London and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Manchester. Since 2009, he has worked as Consultant Surgeon in Greece and UK. He focuses in minimally invasive techniques and aims to provide high quality service in general, laparoscopic and principally in colorectal surgery. His special interest includes colorectal cancer and pelvic surgery as well as proctology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Mr Virlos has a passion for excellence and provision of highest standards of surgical practice.

Special interests

General Surgery, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Proctology.

Personal interests

Swimming, theatre, opera.

Languages spoken

English, Greek & French.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ioannis Virlos at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Appendicectomy
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Liver function tests
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Barium Meal or Enema
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
  • Ileostomy
  • Haematology profiles
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Ioannis Virlos works with

Related experience


Mr Virlos has an academic background with postgraduate qualifications from Imperial college in London and University of Manchester. He was qualified from Imperial College in 2000, after completing a year towards a degree of Master in Surgical Sciences. His thesis was focused in investigating the role of pulmonary nitric oxide synthase isoforms after intestinal ischaemia-reperfusion. He then worked towards a Medical Doctorate from Manchester University, which was awarded in 2009. His research was focused in the role anti-oxidant supplementation in the outcome  of severe acute pancreatitis and in the role of cell signalling pathways and central inflammatory pathway inhibition in acute pancreatitis.


  • BMA
  • ESCP

Other post held

  • Consultant Surgeon - Derby & Burton University Hospitals

Insurers Mr Ioannis Virlos works with

Mr Ioannis Virlos works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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