Current Professional posts

  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • Clinical lead for Risk management in Gynaecology
  • Lead in Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Outpatient operative procedures
  • Abnormal smears and colposcopy examinations
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Management of fibroids
  • Menopause
  • ovarian cysts
  • Labioplasty
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods
  • Pelvic pain and Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ambulatory gynaecological procedures

Treatments offered

Surgical treatments for heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding including laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, trans-cervical resection of fibroids or polyps, endometrial ablation

Surgical treatment for endometriosis including laparoscopic excision of endometriosis tissue or endometriosis nodules

Surgical treatments for ovarian cysts including laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy

Treatment of abnormal smears including laser or large loop excision of abnormal cells

Specialist in management of early pregnancy complications including ectopic pregnancies and recurrent miscarriages

Specialist in the outpatient treatment of uterine polyps, fibroids including polypectomy or myomectomy (with Myosure device) and outpatient treatment of menorrhagia with endometrial ablation under local anaesthetic. Office gynaecology procedures allow the patient to have the diagnosis and treatment in one appointment and return to her daily activities immediately.

General gynaecology including period pain, sterilisation, bleeding after menopause, menopause symptoms, vaginal dryness

Professional Details

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Epsom & St Helier University
Hospitals NHS Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London

Clinical Lead for Risk Management in Gynaecology

Clinical Lead in Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology

South London Preceptor for the RCOG Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology
Advanced Training Skills Module

Member of the Medical Advisory Commitee at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital

Memberships of Professional Societies

Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Member of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

Member of the American Society of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists

Member of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Member of the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy

Personal Details

 

I enjoy long distance running, surfing and playing tennis.

I am a friend of the Royal Opera House and try to attend many of their events when work allows me!

 

 

 

Publications

Publications

– Management of massive or recurrent antepartum haemorrhage

P. Athanasias, K. Afors, S Mahsud-Dornan
Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine (2012)

– Uterocutaneous fistula following classical caesarean section for placenta
percreta with intentional retention of the placenta. A unique sequel of
conservative management

P Athanasias, A Krishna, M Karoshi, E Chandraharan
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2013)

– Isolated fallopian tube torsion: A rare variant of a common entity. Case
report of a successful Laparoscopic detorsion and review of the
literature

P. Athanasias, S. Doumouchtsis, R. Mallick, C. Croucher
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2013)

– Surgical options for the retrieval of a migrated intrauterine contraceptive device

Venkatesh Subramanian, Pandelis Athanasias, Shreelata Datta, Aziz Anjum,
Carolyn Croucher
Journal of Surgical Case Reports (2013)

– Very low anti-Müllerian hormone levels and superovulation cycle cancellation due to ovarian         hyperstimulation.

Douliotis I, Croucher C, Sherriff E, Athanasias P, Ding C.
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2014)

– Biochemical markers for endometriosis: A long way to go

N Galazis, P Athanasias, N Pisal
Human Reproduction (2014)

– Decidualised endometriosis in pregnancy mimicking ovarian malignancy.
A case report and review of the literature.

I Douliotis, J Lo, P Athanasias
Journal of endometriosis (2014)

-Chemical peritonitis in pregnancy: An unusual presentation and review of the literature.

Lim JH, Lim GH, Lim JH, Douliotis I, Athanasias P  

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2016)

Presentations at National and International Meetings

Presentations

– Women’s preferences for suture materials used in the closure of
Laparoscopic port sites.
AAGL 5th International Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, April
2011, Istanbul

– Laparoscopic correction of isolated fallopian tube torsion. Case report
illustrating the significance of prompt intervention.
AAGL 5th International Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology, April
2011, Istanbul

 

Abstracts presented in the 9th International RCOG scientific congress (Athens,
September 2011)

– Factors predicting the successful outcome of conservative management
for interstitial pregnancies

– Misdiagnosis of interstitial pregnancies. Typical pitfalls and subsequent
implications

– Effectiveness of conservative management in the treatment of cervical
pregnancy

– The role of prophylactic pelvic arterial balloon occlusion catheters in the
management of major obstetric haemorrhage

 

Abstracts presented at the 20th Congress of the European Society of
Gynaecological Endoscopy (London, September 2011):

– Diaphragmatic and liver endometriosis. The surgical management of a
rare condition.

– Laparoscopic surgery techniques in treating interstitial pregnancies and
conservative management as a reliable alternative to surgery

– Rectus sheath endometriotic mass infiltrating the liver. A case
necessitating liver resection and rectus sheath mesh repair

– Psychomotor skills of medical students and junior gynaecology trainees
and their relation to laparoscopic skills

– Is training in open surgery necessary for developing Laparoscopic
competency?

 

Abstracts presented at the 40th BSCCP Conference (Newcastle, April 2012)

– Incidence of HPV infection in women with Low Grade smears and
correlation with the presence of high grade cervical disease in different
age groups

– Referral patterns to a rapid access colposcopy clinic: Outcomes and
educational needs of practitioners using this pathway

– Self Sampling HPV DNA test by vaginal tampon to detect High Grade
Cervical Pre Cancer Cells

 

Abstracts presented at the 20th FIGO World Congress (Rome, October 2012)

– Asystole as an extreme vasovagal response to manipulation of the cervix

– Comparative study of Outpatient Hysteroscopy vs Transvaginal
Sonography in the evaluation of endometrial pathology

– HPV testing as a triage in women of different age groups referred with
low grade smears. Can it predict high grade disease?

– Chronic ectopic pregnancy as a rare cause of acute pelvic pain

– Postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis. A case report of a rare pathology

– Ablation treatment for high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia:
Follow-up of 32 cases

 

Abstract presented at the 6th European Congress of the European Federation for Colposcopy (Prague, 2013)

– Seeing is Believing : A review of see and treat

 

Abstracts presented at the 15th World Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (London, 2014)
– Retrospective review of patients over 50 and under 25 years of age referred with glandular neoplasia during a 10-
year period

– Local anaesthesia versus forced coughing during cervical punch
biopsies

Mr Pandelis Athanasias

Contact Details & Clinics

Phone Number
07731522542

Email
angela@londonwomenscentre.co.uk

St. Anthonys Hospital
London Road,
Cheam,
Sutton,
SM3 9DW

The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland St
London
W1W 5AH

GMC Number
6062398

Language Spoken
English
Greek