Dr. Panos Gikas is considered a leader when it comes to providing treatment and conducting research in the areas of hip, knee and bone cancer surgery. He currently serves as a consulting orthopedic and sarcoma surgeon at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore, England, a suburb of London.
Having received both a Ph.D. degree in general surgery from the University of Athens, in Greece, and a medical degree in orthopedic surgery from University College London, Dr. Panos Gikas would go on to complete a fellowship in trauma and orthopedics at the Royal College of Surgeons, also in England. Additionally, he completed a fellowship at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia, where he received training in the treatment of bone tumors, and another in Switzerland, where he honed his skills in the anterior muscle sparing hip replacement technique.
In addition to his abilities in treating bone and soft tissue cancer, his background allows him to concentrate on hip and knee replacement surgery. Specific to the practice of joint replacements, Dr. Panos Gikas employs custom-made implants, robotic joint methods, arthroscopic surgical techniques and stem cell technology. Dr. Panos Gikas also has expertise in removing benign and malignant tumors from bones and from areas of soft tissue within the body, with this work carried out in association with the London Sarcoma Service.
The use by Dr. Panos Gikas of the anterior approach to hip replacement makes it possible to perform surgery from the front, thus avoiding the invasive procedure associated with conventional surgery. The anterior approach is considered minimally invasive, which reduces both the size of the surgical scar and the recovery time. It also reduces the chance of a bone dislocation. The use of minimally invasive procedures makes Dr. Panos Gikas an invaluable player in the British surgical scene. This is especially true when considering the high demand for joint replacement surgery in Great Britain, with more than 4 million of the nation’s citizens currently waiting for the procedure.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Panos Gikas has shown interest in the research and educational aspects of medicine, having taken his knowledge far beyond the surgery room. He has written seven book chapters and more than 30 published papers on the subject. His current research includes an examination of endoprosthetic implant methods that could be used in the future. Dr. Panos Gikas also devotes considerable time to teaching future orthopedic surgeons. In addition to mentoring students at his hospital, he is a participant in a London North Thames orthopedic instruction program. He also conducts lectures on musculoskeletal issues at his alma mater, University College London.
Among his professional memberships, Dr. Panos Gikas belongs to the Royal Society of Medicine and is on the specialty register of the General Medical Council. Outside of his medical practices, Dr. Panos Gikas may be be seen on the water, either in a boat or sliding behind one on water skis. Click this link to see Dr. Panos Gikas profile.