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Mr George Tsavellas

Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg), MS (Lond)

Practices at: The Chaucer Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Tsavellas was born and brought up in London and qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1990. He undertook his early surgical training on the prestigious University College and Middlesex Hospital rotation. He subsequently entered higher surgical training on the Wessex rotation in the South of England. During this time, he was awarded the highly coveted degree of Master of Surgery (MS) for research into colorectal cancer undertaken at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Imperial College, University of London.

He lives in Canterbury and has been a Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon at East Kent NHS Trust since 2004. Mr Tsavellas is based at the Margate and Canterbury sites where he is the Clinical Lead for General Surgery.

A highly experienced surgeon with excellent outcomes, he has performed many thousands of laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures for conditions such as bowel cancer, gallstones and hernias of all types. As a very accomplished colonoscopist, he also specialises in the causes, investigation and treatment of rectal bleeding and other conditions such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures and complex or recurrent pilonidal sinus disease.

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Complex/Huge Abdominal Incisional Hernia Repair (Rives-Stoppa Technique)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Anal Fistula Surgery
  • Anal Fissure Surgery
  • Limberg (Rhomboid) Flap for Complex or Recurrent Pilonidal Sinus Disease

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Medical Association