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Year of qualification:2002
It is common that a consultant will perform more procedures in their NHS practice than privately due to the differences in the private and NHS facilities. The table below shows the main procedures Mr Athanassacopoulos performs at Claremont Private Hospital and is a guide to his scope of practice.
|Lumbar (Low Back) prolapsed disc (Microdiscctomy)||✓||✓|
|Spinal Stenosis (Decompression)||✓||✓|
|Spinal Cord Compression (Myelopathy)||✓||✓|
|Adult Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis / Kyphosis)||✓||✗|
|Adolescent / Juvenile / Infantile Scoliosis or Deformity||✓||✗|
|Congenital Scoliosis or Deformity||✓||✗|
|Infections, Tumors of the Spine||✓||✗|
Mr Athanassacopoulos is part of Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd (SOL), proudly in partnership with Claremont Private Hospital. In addition to Claremont's CQC accreditation, SOL has it's own CQC accreditation and is part of Claremont's 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call consultant cover provision for inpatients. SOL Consultants are integral to the reduced length of stay Claremont patients enjoy, compared to other providers.
Mr Athanassacopoulos is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital with a private practice at Claremont.
Mr Athanassacopoulos has worked in several prestigeous hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital (London), Pellegrin Hospital (France), General Hospital of Athens and now Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
He sees patients for all back and spinal problems.
Please note these are regular clinics, other times may be available by appointment
M: Monthly sessions A: Consulting alternative weeks A/H: Ad Hoc