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Mr Markos Daskalakis, Consultant general and Upper GI Surgeon MD, PhD, FRCS

Mr Markos Daskalakis
Mr Markos Daskalakis

 Mr Daskalakis is a General and Upper GI consultant Surgeon at Heartlands Hospital, part of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He has received extensive obesity surgery training both in the UK and abroad. He has published widely on this topic receiving more than 1200 citations so far.

Operating out of Spire Parkway Hospital, Birmingham he is specially trained in gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery.




  • MD, PhD in medicine.
  • Became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016.
  • Trained in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the surgical department of the Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen Frankfurt, Germany; Centre of Excellence for bariatric surgery under Prof. R. Weiner.
  • He developed skills in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery as senior Clinical Fellow in the Upper GI Unit at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.
  • He has published pioneer research regarding action mechanisms of Sleeve gastrectomy.
  • His main interests include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hiatal (anti-reflux) surgery, laparoscopic groin hernia repair and bariatric surgery.


Procedures and specialisms


Current positions and membership

  • GMC Number: 6133078
  • General and Upper GI Consultant Surgeon at Heartlands Hospital, part of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT, since November 2015.

  • Fellow of the Royal college of Surgeons since 2016.

  • Member of IFSO (international Federation for surgery of Obesity and metabolic Disorders) since 2006.

  • Member of AUGIS/BOMSS

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