Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou


DM(Oxon), BMBCh(Oxon), BSc

GMC number: 4431118


Vascular Surgery , General Surgery

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Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou is a consultant vascular and general surgeon based in London. He has a special interest in managing varicose veins and diagnosing deep vein thrombosis. With regards to arterial disease, he follows developments very closely in carotid artery surgery. He has extensive experience in complex laparoscopic surgery including hernia repairs, cholecystectomies, adrenalectomies and nephrectomies (as well as partial nephrectomies). He works as a substantive NHS consultant surgeon in vascular surgery, general surgery and kidney transplantation, at Bart’s Health NHS Trust.

Professor Hadjianastassiou graduated from the medical school of the University of Oxford, where he subsequently also completed his doctoral thesis in abdominal aortic aneurysm risk stratification. He completed his specialist surgical training at the Oxford and London Deaneries and holds dual GMC accreditation in both vascular surgery and general surgery. He is currently serving as a member of the court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the award of the MRCS title. He is now serving his 2nd 4-year term as a member of the Executive Council and the treasurer of the Division of Transplantation, of the European Board of Surgery (UEMS). He holds the academic title of full Clinical Professor of Surgery for the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He has published extensively in the scientific literature.

His career highlights include his work as the Clinical Lead for pancreas transplantation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where he was appointed consultant surgeon in 2008. Further to his Clinical Director role for the Republic of Cyprus’ government transplant unit, he also served for two years as one of the two appointed experts in vascular surgery on the government’s advisory committee. Here, he introduced the first carotid endarterectomy under local anaesthesia, pancreatic organ transplant and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy as well as the first blood group incompatible kidney transplant and the first fenestrated EVAR for complex abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Special interests

Varicose Veins, Swollen or achy Legs, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Laparoscopic (Key-hole) and mini-open Hernia Repairs

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Locations Professor Vassilis Hadjianastassiou works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England – FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – FEBS (Vascular)
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – FEBS (Transplant)
  • Member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Member of the British Transplantation Society

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