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It is common that a consultant will perform more procedures in their NHS practice than privately due to the differences in the private and NHS facilities. The table below shows the main procedures Mr Athanassacopoulos performs at Claremont Private Hospital and is a guide to his scope of practice.
|Microdiscectomy for back & leg pain||✓||✓|
|Spinal decompression for back & leg pain||✓||✓|
|Spinal fusion for back & leg pain||✓||✓|
|ACDF for neck & arm pain||✓||✓|
|Nerve root injections for leg pain||✓||✓|
|Coccyx injections for coccyx pain||✓||✓|
|Foraminal epidural injections for leg pain||✓||✓|
|Spinal trauma surgery||✓||✗|
|Spinal infection surgery||✓||✗|
|Spinal deformity surgery||✓||✗|
|Spinal tumour surgery||✓||✗|
Mr Athanassacopoulos is part of Sheffield Orthopaedics Ltd (SOL), proudly in partnership with Claremont Private Hospital. In addition to Claremont’s CQC accreditation, SOL has it’s own CQC accreditation and is part of Claremont’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call consultant cover provision for inpatients. SOL Consultants are integral to the reduced length of stay Claremont patients enjoy, compared to other providers.
Mr Athanassacopoulos is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon with NHS practice at the Northern General and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals with a private practice at Claremont.
Mr Athanassacopoulos has finished his speciality in Trauma & Orthopaedics in General Hospitals of Athens ‘KAT’ a major trauma centre of Athens, Greece in 2011. He specialised in Adult and Paediatric Spinal Surgery and completed fellowships in several prestigious hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital (London), Sheffield Teaching and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals.
He sees patients for all neck, back and spinal problems.