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Mr Kostas Tsitskaris

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee)

MD, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Practices at: The London Independent Hospital

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Personal Profile

Kostas is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist interest in conditions of the hip and knee. His NHS practice is at Barts Health NHS Trust, with clinical duties at the Gateway Surgical Centre, the Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital.

His clinical interests include primary and revision hip and knee surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery (sports injuries, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction, cartilage preservation) and the management of general and complex trauma.

Kostas completed his specialist orthopaedic training on the highly competitive UCH / Middlesex training programme. He trained in units with worldwide recognition, such as the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital.

He then undertook two highly regarded specialist fellowships, first under Prof Michael Dunbar in Canada and then at the Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre and the Royal London Hospital. He had further fellowship experience from visiting centers of excellence for hip and knee surgery, such as the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

In addition to his clinical work, Kostas maintains a strong academic interest. In 2014, he completed a Masters (MSc) in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University College London. His research thesis examined corrosion and wear in total hip replacements.

His ongoing research work includes, among others, the position as the local principal investigator for two national studies. He has published more than thirty manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters and has given presentations at some of the most prestigious orthopaedic conferences, such as the American Academy, the Orthopaedic Research Society and the British Orthopaedic Association.

He is a reviewer for several journals, including the Bone and Joint Journal. Furthermore, Kostas has been trusted with an important leadership role within Barts Health; he is the orthopaedic lead for the hip and fragility fracture service, the reconfiguration of which will dramatically reshape the provision of care for these conditions.

With the advent of the orthopaedic integrated care system, the repercussions of this transition will ultimately affect the majority of residents of North East London.

Kostas is passionate about delivering the best possible outcomes for his patients. He believes that effective communication and a thorough understanding of a patient’s individual circumstances, are elementary to successful long-term outcomes.

Kostas prides himself on getting to the bottom of his patients’ conditions, engaging them fully in the decision-making process and treating them the way he would like to be treated himself. He will spend as much time as is necessary in order to deliver an individualized healthcare experience.

Membership Interests

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association (Member)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Fellow)

Clinical Interests

  • Hip replacement surgery, primary and revision
  • Partial and total knee replacement surgery, primary and revision
  • Knee arthroscopy, meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction
  • Sports injuries and trauma
  • Joint preservation techniques

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Knee replacement surgery - what to expect

Hip and knee trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Kostas Tsitskaris discusses different types of knee conditions and the patient journey of those who may require knee replacement surgery at The London Independent Hospital.

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