MD, MSc, PhD, MRCS (Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Mr Charalampopoulos is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. His main interests are oesophagogastric resections, gallbladder and hernia operations, as well as surgery for the morbidly obese (weight loss surgery).
Mr Charalampopoulos graduated with honours from the University of Athens Medical School in 2002 (9th out of more than 600 students) and undertook his surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2010, Mr Charalampopoulos completed his surgical training and gained his CCT in General Surgery. Following this, he was offered a prestigious fellowship in Gastric and Oesophageal Cancer Surgery at the National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, where his training was immensely enhanced in the field of extensive Lymph Node Dissection and Laparoscopic Functional Gastrectomies for early gastric cancer.
For the next two years, Mr Charalampopoulos completed fellowships in Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in both cancer and benign diseases at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
Mr Charalampopoulos has attended surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and advanced Laparoscopic Surgery courses at the world-renowned centre IRCAD/EITS in Strasbourg France. He has performed thousands of open and laparoscopic operations, the majority of which are in upper gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Charalampopoulos has completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and was awarded a PhD with Honours for his work in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules. His research has been published extensively, including in one of the most prominent medical periodicals, The New England Journal of Medicine.
Mr Charalampopoulos has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international medical journals, being first author in many of them. He is an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals and has been invited to be an Associate Editor for several.
Mr Charalampopoulos has been an invited speaker at many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and has received multiple awards and distinctions for his work.
Mr Charalampopoulos is an expert Consultant Upper GI Surgeon based in Broomfield Hospital Essex and specialises in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery for hernia repair. More than 80% of his operations are performed laparoscopically.
Other operations that he performs include Oesophagectomies (removal of gullet), gastrectomies (removal of stomach), Paraoesophageal Hernia Repair & Anti-Reflux Surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical, and incisional), Cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and Upper GI Endoscopies.
Mr Charalampopoulos also has a special interest in morbid obesity (Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery) and he performs Laparoscopic gastric band insertion, Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies and Laparoscopic gastric bypass.