Practices worked at
Mr Panagiotis Gikas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in bone and soft tissue tumours (sarcomas) as well as primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement) surgery.
His private practice is at The Lister Hospital in Chelsea, the Spire Hospital in Bushey and the Private unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. His current NHS post is at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
His areas of expertise include:
1. hip and knee surgery, especially anterior muscle-sparing approach to the hip and the use of robotics to optimise outcomes from hip and knee replacement
2. surgical management of bone and soft tissue sarcomas
3. surgical management of metastatic bone disease
Mr Gikas attained his medical qualifications at St George's Hospital medical school and conducted his postgraduate training in London. He is an honorary lecturer in the Department of Physics at University College London and leading research in hip and knee surgery and bone and soft tissue cancer.
- Knee ligament surgery
- Robotic knee and hip surgery
- Knee Arthroscopy
- stem cells for cartilage defects
- Total robotic Knee replacement
- Partial robotic knee replacement
- Custom made knee replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Anterior muscle sparing minimally invasive hip replacement
- Surgical management of primary and metastatic bone cancer
- Soft tissue Sarcomas
- Bone Sarcomas
- diagnosis and management of soft tissue and bony lumps
- Primary hip and knee joint replacements
- Anterior approach hip replacement
- Revision hip and knee Joint replacements
- Complex hip and knee revisions/reconstructions
- Knee arthroscopy and cartilage/stem cell transplantation for articular cartilage damage
- Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
- Surgical management of metastatic bone disease
- University of London - BSc (Hons)
- University of London - MBBS (Hons)
- University of Athens - PhD in General Surgery
- University of London - MD(Res) in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Royal College of Surgeons of England - FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics
- General Medical Council
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Orthopaedic Oncology Society
- European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society
- British Orthopaedic Research Society
- European Hip Society
I went to see Mr Gikas because I had been told about his capability to undertake an hip replacement using the anterior or minimally invasive method. I had witnessed first hand how difficult the recovery can be from the standard type of hip replacement (The posterior approach to total hip replacement) when my mother had the surgery. Her recovery took months, she needed special equipment at home and many physiotherapy sessions before she could manage to live independently again. Mr Gikas explained to me how a total hip replacement would work with the anterior approach which uses an incision at the front of the hip. He was very clear that I would be able to walk without any aids almost immediately, and that full recovery would take somewhere between 4-6 weeks. Mr Gikas performed the surgery on my hip a couple of weeks later and I was astonished/delighted at the outcome. I was walking the next day without any aids, albeit slowly but over the following 4 weeks with the help of a few sessions of physio I was back to normal and no pain. No special equipment needed, no weeks of going to physio and after the initial pain of the surgery I was pain free. After months of painful walking it was like a miracle. A very talented, kind and thoughtful man, someone I would recommend without hesitation if you need a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
I first saw Mr Gikas at the beginning of January 2020 as I had constant pain in my right knee that after seeing several other consultants no one could find the problem. Sent from my iPhone Mr Gikas was very professional and absolutely charming and immediately diagnosed from a previous scan that the pain was coming from my hip not my knee. I was totally shocked that four previous consultants seemed un able to find this. I had a hip replacement on 29th January at Stanmore Orthopaedic hospital. He was kind and attentive and listened to everything I had to say which I believe is very important. The operation was a complete success and I am now pain free and cannot thank Mr Gikas enough for patience, understanding and expertise. I would not hesitate in recommending Mr Gikas and would 100% see him again if I have any further problems.
Mr Gikas was very professional and absolutely charming and immediately diagnosed from a previous scan that the pain was coming from my hip not my knee. I was totally shocked that four previous consultants seemed un able to find this. I had a hip replacement on 29th January at Stanmore Orthopaedic hospital. He was kind and attentive and listened to everything I had to say which I believe is very important. The operation was a complete success and I am now pain free and cannot thank Mr Gikas enough for patience, understanding and expertise. I would not hesitate in recommending Mr Gikas and would 100% see him again if I have any further problems.