About Mr Ioannis Christakis
Mr Ioannis Christakis is a vastly experienced Consultant Endocrine Surgeon in Nottingham.
Mr Ioannis Christakis is a vastly experienced Consultant Endocrine Surgeon in Nottingham. He specialises in surgical treatments for parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands, performing procedures such as hyperparathyroidism surgery and treatment for Graves’ disease. He is an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Nottingham and has a doctorate degree (PhD) in Endocrinology from Imperial College London. Mr Christakis sees private patients at The BMI Park Hospital in Nottingham and NHS patients at City Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
He has over 10 years of experience in endocrine and thyroid nodule surgery and trained in the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas which is one of the top cancer centres in the USA. During this time he has also completed fellowships at some of the UK’s best known NHS foundation trusts, such as King’s College Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals and University College Hospitals NHS Trust.
Areas of expertise in surgery
Mr Christakis is highly experienced in performing a wide range of surgical procedures. All of the below are performed at his clinic in Nottingham.
Thyroid Nodule Surgery
A thyroid nodule occurs when cells proliferate to form a mass. These are very common and are mostly harmless, but sometimes they can contain cancerous cells. After a scan and biopsy, you may need to undergo surgery to remove any thyroid nodules that are cause for concern.
This condition occurs when parathyroid cells behave abnormally, which can cause the overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH). This can lead to too much calcium in the blood. If one or more of your parathyroid glands are overactive, hyperparathyroidism surgery is often recommended to remove the affected glands, to avoid complications.
This procedure involves removing either one or a number of parathyroid glands. If an adenoma or hyperplasia is present, the parathyroid glands will produce excessive parathyroid hormone. A parathyroidectomy procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, and takes place in your neck area.
Graves’ Disease Treatment
Graves disease is an autoimmune condition that can be a root cause of an overactive thyroid. It causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced and released into the body, causing a range of problems and imbalances. It is more common among women and those under 40 years of age. Mr Christakis can determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Possible Graves’ disease treatments can include medications, or surgical procedures such as the partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland.
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