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Mr Evangelos Efthimiou, Consultant General Surgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Evangelos Efthimiou


MSc, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)


Consultant General Surgeon


General surgery

Site specialisation
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

General and emergency surgery, hernia surgery, gall bladder surgery, antireflux surgery, complex hiatal hernia surgery, achalasia, laparoscopic surgery, complex abdominal wall hernia surgery and  bariatric surgery.

Background Information

Mr Efthimiou undertook his basic surgical training in London and pursued his research at the Hammersmith Hospital investigating the molecular and cellular changes in pancreatic cancer. 
His higher surgical training was completed in Wessex Deanery where he developed an interest in Upper Gastro-Intestinal and laparoscopic surgery. He spent a year at The Royal Marsden Hospital in gastrointestinal cancer surgery. 
In 2008 he was awarded an advanced fellowship in laparoscopic bariatric surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.  He was appointed a Consultant in General Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2009 where he is the Lead Clinician for Bariatric and General Surgery. 
He set up the first dedicated Gastric Band Adjustment Clinic in London and organised the first Course in UK in Emergencies in Bariatric Surgery which he runs annually since 2009.  He is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. He has published extensively and he is a regular speaker at International Conferences in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery.

Languages spoken

English, Greek,

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: pmFri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 3651 7876

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Association of General Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons UK, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster


Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College

Research interests

Pro-inflammatory effects of obesity, multimodal treatment of extreme obesity, effects of bariatric surgery in p.atients with severe mobility impairment

Key published papers

Is Social Deprivation Associated with Weight Loss Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery? A 10-Year Single Institutional Experience. Alfa Wali M, Ashrafian H, Schofield KL, Harling L, Alkandari A, Darzi A, Athansiou T, Efthimiou E. Obes Surg. 2014 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]. 
Comparison of Gastrojejunal Anastomosis Techniques in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Gastrojejunal Stricture Rate and Effect on Subsequent Weight Loss. Lee S, Davies AR, Bahal S, Cocker DM, Bonanomi G, Thompson J, Efthimiou E.Obes Surg. 2014 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24595472 
The Safety and Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Wheelchair-bound Patients.' G. Williams, P. Georgiou, D. Cocker, G. Bonanomi, J. Smellie, E Efthimiou. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2014 Feb 
Comparison of weight loss achieved after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding between Afro-Caribbean, Caucasian and South Asian adult female patients in a London bariatric centre GK Phoenix, N Penney, DM Cocker, A Davies, J Smellie, G Bonanomi, J Thompson. 
Curing type 2 diabetes mellitus with bariatric surgery - reality or delusion? A. R Davies  E. Efthimiou Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. (The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease July/August 2012 12: 173-176) 

Media coverage

Our consultants regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.