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Theodora Pissanou





Miss Theodora Pissanou is a Consultant Surgeon specialised in Hepatobiliary diseases , sarcoma surgery , live donor and segmental liver transplantation . She is the first woman in UK to be appointed as a consultant surgeon in liver transplantation, although she is Greek in Nationality.

She is specialised in all aspects of liver surgery including hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases liver adenomas , gallstone disease, laparoscopic surgery, complex hernia surgery and emergency surgery .

After graduating from Semmelweis university in Budapest in 1996 , she joined the University of Athens, Greece where she completed her training in General surgery in 2004 . She came in UK in 2006 where she has trained in HPB , Liver Transplantation and sarcoma surgery , in Birmingham , Newcastle and Royal Free Hospital in London , where she has joined the Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit as a Consultant Surgeon in December 2011.

Her main research interest are in organ preservation for transplantation , and liver regeneration . She also has a special interest in promoting organ donation and increase live donor liver transplantation in UK . She is an active member of many scientific surgical societies including IHPBA, ILTS, ESOT and BTS.

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