Areas of Expertise
Dr Panagiotis Vlavianos performs a range of treatments, including:
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Conditions he commonly treats, include:
- Hepato-biliary and pancreatic disease including management of biliary stones and strictures
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
- Abdominal pain
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- Motility problems of the upper gastrointestinal tract
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Dr Panagiotis Vlavianos PhD, is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist at the Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
After completing his initial training in Greece, Dr Vlavianos completed his training at King’s College Hospital, London. He then returned to Greece to practise general medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology in Athens.
He returned to London in 1996, working initially as an associate specialist in gastroenterology at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. In 2005, he was appointed as a consultant physician & gastroenterologist at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, where he continues to work.
Since 2013, he has also been employed by the Royal Marsden Hospital to direct and develop their EUS service.
He currently teaches endoscopic techniques to junior and senior gastroenterology trainees, and is the clinical and educational supervisor for junior doctors at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Vlavianos achieved his PhD on Haemodynamic and pharmacodynamics studies in patients with liver disease and portal hypertension, in 1993 at the University of Crete.
He has published numerous original scientific papers, edited book chapters and a number of research papers in peer-reviewed, internationally acclaimed journals
Get to know Dr Vlavianos…
The attention to detail is extraordinary and the quality of the service is guaranteed by the experience of both medical and non-medical staff. I believe that, in years to come, we will see this model of care expanding rapidly throughout the world.Dr Panagiotis Vlavianos
I see OneWelbeck as a first of its kind. It’s a centre of excellence, it’s patient focused and aims to offer patients the best possible experience from the moment they contact the centre to the point of discharge.
What are the moments which stand out in your career?
The life of a doctor is full of important moments but I believe that the four years I spent at the Liver Unit of King’s College Hospital changed my whole life.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Medicine is a very demanding profession. When I can find some free time, I spend it with my wife and two children. I enjoy reading about recent European history and walking in our beautiful countryside.