Anastasios M. Christodoulou M.D.

General Surgeon
Specialist in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

 Fields of Interest/Specialization

  • Advanced laparoscopic upper GI and lower GI surgery (gallbladder, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, appendix, spleen).
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux and achalasia surgery
  • Laparoscopic abdominal wall and groin hernia surgery
  • Bariatric/morbid obesity surgery (sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass)
  • Thyroid surgery


Medical School

Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

‘Doctor of Medicine’ (Hons) 

Basic Surgical Training

General Surgery Department, Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus

Postgraduate Surgical Training and Subspecialty Courses 

  • Clinical immersion in advanced colorectal surgery/TaTME for ultra-low rectal tumors, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, France (Feb 2019)
  • Laparoscopic and robotic abdominal wall surgery clinical Immersion workshop, Ghent, Belgium (Nov 2017)
  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Hollabrunn Landesklinikum, Vienna, Austria (Feb 2016)
  • Masterclass in laparoscopic abdominal wall/groin hernia surgery, Acibadem University Training Centre, Istanbul, Turkey (Jan 2016)
  • Masterclass in laparoscopic large bowel surgery/laparoscopic colectomies (Covidien), Rijeka University Medical Centre, Rijeka, Croatia (Jul 2015)

Trainer: Dr. Marko Zelic

  • ‘Meet the Experts’ workshop in advanced laparoscopic Bariatric/morbid obesity surgery (Ethicon Endosurgery), European Surgical Institute, Hamburg, Germany (May 2015)

Trainer: Dr. Philipp Beckerhinn

  • Training in advanced laparoscopic bariatric/morbid obesity surgery (Ethicon Endosurgery), Sharjah University Medical Centre, U.A.E. (Feb 2012)

Trainer: Prof.Dr. Michel Gagner

  • Visiting clinical fellow, Department of Advanced laparoscopic and Robotic surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pennsylvania, USA (Oct-Dec 2008)

Director: Prof.Dr.David Bartlett MD, FACS

  • Surgical fellow, Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, AKH University Hospital, Hannover, Germany (Feb-Mar 2008)

Director: Prof.Dr. KJ Oldhafer

  • Visiting doctor, clinical attachment, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Department of breast and endocrine gland surgery, NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK (Nov 2004-Jan 2005)

Director: Prof.Dr. C. Yiangou, FRCS


Academic Highlights

  • Visiting Lecturer, School of Nursing, Frederick University, Cyprus (2009-2010)
  • Clinical skills trainer, MD6 Doctor of medicine programme, St. George’s Medical School, University of Nicosia, Cyprus (2016-present)


Professional Highlights

  • General surgery private practice (2009-2010)
  • Consultant surgeon, Ammochostos General Hospital, Cyprus (2010-2014)
  • Consultant surgeon, Larnaka General Hospital, Cyprus (2014-2017)
  • Consultant surgeon, Aretaeio Private Hospital, Cyprus (present)


Membership in Academic Societies

  • Cyprus Medical Association
  • Cyprus Surgical Society
  • European Hernia Society (EHS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery(EAES)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons(SAGES)-application in progress