Mr Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Mr Nikolaos PanagiotopoulosTel: 020 3456 6059
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Thoracic surgery

Professional background

Mr Panagiotopoulos is a consultant Thoracic surgeon with a special interest in Robotic Assisted Thoracic surgery. He undertook his training in Hammersmith Hospital of Imperial College, Papworth Hospital of Cambridge and University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

Research interests

  • Robotic Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Chest wall Surgery
  • Enhanced Recovery in Thoracic Surgery


  • Is brachytherapy effective for local recurrence control in sublobar resections for non-small-cell lung cancer? Patrini D, Lawrence D, Adams B, Panagiotopoulos N. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 21(5):677-81.
  • The application of Plasmajet Surgical System for the Thoracic Empyema decortication- A novel technique. Panagiotopoulos N, Patrini D, Shukla R, Hayward M, Lawrence D. Published on CTSnet (
  • Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour of the lung – A reactive lesion or a true neoplasm? Panagiotopoulos N, Patrini D, Gvinianidze L, Woo Wl, Borg E, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis 2015.
  • Congenital sternal cleft in an adult male not associated with cardiac defects or ectopia cordis. Pousios D, Panagiotopoulos N, Piyis Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 May; 83(5):1900.
  • Does endoscopic treatment for early oesophageal cancers give equivalent oncological outcomes as compared with oesophagectomy? Fovos A, Jarral O, Panagiotopoulos N, Podas T, Mikhail S, Zacharakis E. Int J Surg. 2012;10(9):415-20. 2012 Jul
  • Etiology and management of spontaneous haemothorax. Patrini D, Panagiotopoulos N, Pararajasingham J, Iqbal Y, Gvinianidze L, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis 2015 Mar;7(3):520-6
  • Diaphragmatic agenesis in an adult; diagnosis and surgical management. Pousios D, Panagiotopoulos N, Piyis A. Surg Today. 2010 Apr; 40(4):357-9. Epub 2010 Mar 26.
  • Prevalence of Raynaud's phenomenon in young Greek males. Tzilalis V, Panagiotopoulos N, Papatheodorou G, Rallis E, Kassimos D. Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Jan; 30(1):57-9. Epub 2010 Dec 1.
  • Iatrogenic tracheal rupture- the role of a thoracic surgeon. Panagiotopoulos N, Gulamhussein M, Patrini D, Shukla R, Lees M, Hayward M, Kolvekar S, Lawrence D. Int J Respir Pulm Med 2015, 2:4.ISSN: 2378-3516.
  • The challenging management of hepatopulmonary fistulas. Panagiotopoulos N, Kontoravdis N, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Sep;6(9):1336-9.
  • The snoopy sign – Congenital complete absence of the pericardium. Panagiotopoulos N, Barnard J, Wells F. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Jun 30.
  • The challenging management of lung choriocarcinoma. Gvinianidze L, Panagiotopoulos N, Woo WL, Borg E, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Oct;6(10):E220-2.
  • Primary epithelioid sarcoma of the Pleura- an intricate diagnosis. Panagiotopoulos N, Gelvez- Zapata S, Rassl D, Coonar A, Scarci M. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):e79.
  • Effect of Acute Surgical Stress on Serum Ghrelin Levels. Kontoravdis N, Vassilikostas G, Lagoudianakis E, Pappas A, Seretis C, Panagiotopoulos N, Koronakis N, Chrysikos J, Karanikas G, Manouras I, Legakis I, Voros D. Gastroenterology Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, Jun 2012.
  • In search of acute surgical stress biomarkers: Is ghrelin a potential candidate? Kontoravdis N, Vassilikostas G, Lagoudianakis E, Pappas A, Seretis C, Panagiotopoulos N, Koronakis N, Chrysikos J, Karanikas G, Manouras I, Legakis I, Voros D. J Res Med Sci. 2013 Nov;18(11):1016-7.
  • Primary synovial sarcoma of the lung: can haemothorax be the first manifestation? Woo WL, Panagiotopoulos N, Gvinianidze L, Fhadil S, Borg E, Falzon M, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Dec;6(12):E249-51.
  • Demonstration of an intrathoracic rib with computed tomography and three-dimensional reconstruction. Argyriou P, Pousios D, Tsocanas D, Psathakis C, Panagiotopoulos N, Piyis A. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2117.
  • Iatrogenic pneumomediastinum and facial emphysema after surgical tooth extraction. Pousios D, Panagiotopoulos N, Sioutis N, Piyis A, Gourgiotis S. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):640.
  • Transthoracic repair of asymptomatic Morgagni hernia in an adult. Pousios D, Panagiotopoulos N, Piyis A, Gourgiotis S. Ind. J Surg. Indian J Surg. 2012 Oct; 74(5):431-3.
  • Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the thymus presenting with myasthenia gravis. Woo WL, Panagiotopoulos N, Gvinianidze L, Proctor I, Lawrence D. J Thorac Dis. 2014 Oct;6(10):E223-5.
  • Isolated laparoscopic caudate lobe resection. Kyriakides C, Panagiotopoulos N, Jiao LR.Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Aug; 22(4):e209-209.
  • Laparoscopic resection of giant exophytic liver haemangioma with the laparoscopic HabibTM 4X bipolar radiofrequency resection. Panagiotopoulos N, Acharya M, Bhaskaran P, Kyriakides C, Pai M, Habib N. World J Gastrointest Surg 2012 August 27; 4(8): 199-202 .
  • Poorly-differentiated signet-ring cell carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater: a rare malignancy. Acharya MN, Panagiotopoulos N, Cohen P, Ahmad R, Jiao LR. JOP. 2013 Mar 10; 14(2):190-4.
  • Epithelial inclusion cyst arising within an intra-pancreatic splenunculus. Panagiotopoulos N, Acharya M, Ahmad R, Bansi D, Jiao L. Int J Surg. 2012; 3(3):118-20. Epub 2011 Dec 29.
  • Recurrent Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma Arising from the Small Bowel Mesentery. Panagiotopoulos N, Kyriakides C, Weerakkody RA, Ahma R, Buchanan G, Lowdell C, Jiao LR.J Gastrointest Cancer. 2011 Dec 30.
  • Cavernous haemangioma of the rib: a rare diagnosis. Gourgiotis S, Piyis A, Panagiotopoulos N, Panayotopoulos P, Salemis NS. Case Report Med. 2010; 2010:254098. Epub 2010 May 31.
  • Primary intra-abdominal malignant fibrous histiocytoma: a highly aggressive tumour. Salemis NS, Gourgiotis S, Tsiambas E, Panagiotopoulos N, Karameris A, Tsohataridis E. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2010 Dec; 41(4):238-42.
  • Colonic obstruction secondary to incarcerated Spigelian hernia in a severely obese patient. Salemis N, Kontoravdis N, Gourgiotis S, Panagiotopoulos N, Gakis C, Dimitrakopoulos G. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2010;1(3):27-9. Epub 2010 Oct 16.
  • Struggling with a Gastric Volvulus Secondary to a Type IV Hiatal Hernia. George D, Apostolos PV, Athanasios P, Emmanuel L, Nikolaos K, Nikolaos P, Charalampos S, George K, Andreas MJ. Case Report Med. 2010; 2010:257497. Epub 2010 Oct 25.
  • Bilateral ovarian fibrothecoma, an uncommon cause of a large pelvic mass. Salemis N, Panagiotopoulos N, Papamichail V, Kiriakopoulos K, Niakas E. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2011;2(3):29-31. Epub 2010 Dec 13.
  • Acute Surgical Abdomen Due to Phytobezoar-induced Ileal Obstruction. Salemis NS, Panagiotopoulos N, Sdoukos N, Niakas E. J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct 29.
  • A case of biphasic pulmonary blastoma presenting in a 55 year-old man. Pararajasingham J, Lawrence D, Patrini D, Gulamhussein M, Borg E, Panagiotopoulos N. Case Reports in Clinical Pathology 02/2015; 2(3).
  • Hepatopulmonary Fistula: a life threatening complication of hydatid disease. Gulamhussein MA, Patrini D, Pararajasingham J, Adams B, Shukla R, Velissaris D, Lawrence D, Panagiotopoulos N. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jul 29;10(1):103.
  • A novel sutureless technique for the repair of coronary sinus injuries. Panagiotopoulos N, Patrini D, Adams B, Lawrence D, Roberts N. J Thorac Dis. 2015 Dec;7(12):2359-61. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.12.43.
  • 3rd Generation EGFR TKIs- A Major Breakthrough for NSCLC Treatment. Panagiotopoulos N, Lawrence D. J. of Respiratory Res.2015 November 1(1):49-60. ISSN 2409-0579.
  • Key Features in the Management of Pulmonary Carcinosarcoma. Panagiotopoulos N, Patrini D, Adams B, Pararajasingham J, Shukla R, Borg E, Hayward M, Lawrence D. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2016;2016:2020146.
  • Sclerosing hemangioma of the lung showing strong FDG avidity on PET scan: Case report and review of the current literature. Patrini D, Shukla R, Lawrence D, Borg E, Hayward M, Panagiotopoulos N. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, Vol. 17, p20–23.
  • The Potential Malignancy of a Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Lung. Shukla R, Patrini D, Borg E, Lawrence D, Hayward M, Panagiotopoulos N. Case Rep Pathol. 2015;2015:209490.

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