About Me

Mr Panos Drymousis

I am a Consultant in General and Upper GI Surgery at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

My training background is Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic surgery (HPB) and my surgical practice covers diagnosis and treatment of dyspepsia symptoms, gallstone disease, biliary pathology, and hernia surgery.

I completed my surgical training in Athens, Greece, followed by a UK Specialist Fellowship in HPB surgery at Hammersmith in London. I was then awarded a Marie-Curie European Scholarship for higher training and research in HPB surgery. My PhD thesis was on prevention of complications following complex upper gastrointestinal surgeries. I have a specialist interest in the management of surgical complications, and I publish actively in this subject to date.

Personal interests: Bonsai art, Gastronomy, Football, Literature, Theatre, Travel

Curriculum Vitae


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece

Entered the Medical School of Athens after National Selection exams (Panellinies Exetaseis) which is the equivalent to A-Levels. I ranked 11th nationally in the process and completed my medical degree where I was awarded my MD in 1998.


Compulsory Rural Medical Service in Primary Care, Kandanos Health Centre, Crete, Greece

In the Greek National Health System anyone who wants to pursue specialist training must complete a compulsory rural medical service in a primary care setting prior to applying for specialist training. I completed mine in a Primary Care Centre in south Crete, Greece.


Compulsory Military Service, Greek Air Force, 115 Fighter Wing, Souda Bay Base, Crete, Greece

All male Greek citizens are required to serve in the Armed Forces. 20 months in the Greek Air Force, attached as a medical officer to the 115 Fighter Wing based in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.


Training – General Surgery. Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Surgery, Hippocration Hospital, Athens, Greece

Completed my training in General Surgery in Hippocration Hospital in Athens, Greece. During my training there I was exposed to over 1,000 of wide ranging of surgical procedure sand I participated in the management of many.


Training – Intensive Care Unit and complex Surgical Intensive Care. Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Intensive Care Medicine, Hippocration Hospital, Athens, Greece

Intensive 2-year training programme for certification in Intensive Care and Surgical Critical Care. Facing the challenges of perioperative management of complex surgical patients and allows surgeons performing highly demanding major surgeries to understand and recognise challenges beyond the scope of their specialty.


PhD in Surgery with honours, awarded by the University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece

My thesis was “Approach to tissue oxygenation and anastomotic perfusion following oesophageal resection and reconstruction of the alimentary tract with a novel marker of lactic acidosis”. The acclaimed work won prizes and was published in high profile publications & medical journals, it was also presented at international scientific meetings. The protocol was used as the framework for further research in the field which continues to date.


Fellow in Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Surgical training in the UK as a ‘Senior Clinical Fellow’ in the Department of Surgery and Cancer of Hammersmith Hospital. As part of a world-renowned team in a tertiary referral unit for the management of hepatobiliary (HPB) diseases, I was exposed to a wide variety of complex HPB patients and learnt to deal with every aspect of their care, from referral and diagnosis to operating and managing their recovery.


Marie Curie Fellow, Imperial College London, London, UK

During my tenure at Hammersmith Hospital I developed a special interest in the management of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Following the relative application and selection process, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a Marie-Curie Fellowship by the European Union and Imperial College London to further study the nature and management of NETs. The department of Surgery and Cancer at Hammersmith Hospital houses one of the very few Centres of Excellence in the management of NETs in the UK. Marie Curie Actions is a set of major research fellowships created by the European Union to support mobility and research in Europe and they are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious research and innovation fellowships. I spent 2 years as a Marie Curie Fellow with Imperial College London where I worked on an innovative project to identify novel tumour markers that would lead to earlier diagnosis and would also tailor management of patients with NETs. The results of my work were published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and led to many presentations in international meetings.


Locum Consultant Surgeon in General and HPB Surgery, 1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, University of Athens, Hippocration Hospital, Athens, Greece

I returned to Greece as a Locum Consultant Surgeon with a specialist interest in HPB and Surgical Critical Care. Along with my regular clinical duties I set up a training programme for medical students and junior surgical trainees and also a new journal club which attracted trainees from the wider region.


Consultant General and Emergency Surgeon, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey, UK

In 2017 I returned back to the UK and I accepted my first substantive consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital where I was involved with the daily running of the Surgical Assessment Unit.


Consultant General and Emergency Surgeon, Whittington Health, London, UK

Over 2 years, I helped develop improved pathways for the ambulatory management of surgical patients and implemented a hot gallbladder pathway and performed multiple audits to improve quality to fast-track management of surgical patients to reduce the patients stay in hospital.
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the recovery period I was the Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) lead for North-Central London. GIRFT is a national programme designed to improve the treatment and care of patients through in-depth review of services, benchmarking, and presenting a data-driven evidence base to support change.

2021 –to date

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Ealing Hospital, North West London University Hospital Healthcare NHS Trust

The unit delivers one of the more robust “hot-gallbladder” services in the country, with more than 60% of patients with biliary problems are operated on index admission. Upper GI services offered include a wide range of anti-reflux surgery; Diagnosis dyspepsia clinics; Diagnostic endoscopic procedures; Complex abdominal wall hernia clinic

What our patients say is important to us

“I recently had my gallbladder removed in a surgery performed by Dr. Drymousis, and I am extremely satisfied with how it went. From the initial consultation to the follow-up appointments, Dr. Drymousis was knowledgeable, professional and caring. He explained the procedure thoroughly and answered all my questions in a way that was easy to understand. The surgery itself went smoothly and I felt confident in Dr. Drymousis’ abilities. Both before and after the procedure, Dr. Drymousis was readily available to address any concerns I had. Currently, I am several weeks post-surgery and feeling great. The recovery process was smooth, quick and as expected – without any problems. I am grateful to Dr. Drymousis and his entire medical team for the expertise and care throughout the process. I would highly recommend Dr. Drymousis to anyone in need of gallbladder surgery or any other surgical procedure.”


“Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: November 2022 Having had to wait more than three and a half years for this opera3on I was glad to be directed towards Mr Drymousis – a surgeon who greets you with a smile. An experienced surgeon who explains, to you, the work he proposes to undertake in clear terms through all its stages and indicate what to expect afterwards. If you don’t understand or want more ques3ons answered I am sure he would provide helpful explanation. The surgery was perfect. The surgeon is highly recommended.”


“Mr Drymousis undoubtedly provides excellent specialist expertise, whilst genuinely caring about my case. He takes the time to truly listen and then explains in detail the issue, prognosis and treatment options. As a patient facing health challenges, I feel safe and reassured under his care. He goes above and beyond when it comes to dealing with other teams in the hospital on my behalf. I feel very lucky to have found Mr Drymousis.”


“I am currently a patient of Mr Drymousis. He is clearly very knowledgeable, and I have every confidence in his advice. He is also both a very kind and caring man who works hard to ensure that I fully understand every aspect of his diagnosis and recommended treatment. It is reassuring to be treated by him.”


“It was my good fortune to be treated by Mr Drymousis.
From our first meeting I felt that I was in very good hands. The procedure was explained in detail and all my questions were fully answered. On the day of the operation Mr Drymousis came to reassure me and tell me exactly what was going to happen, so at no time did I experience any anxiety.”


“Mr Drymousis carried out surgery on my hernia just a few days ago, so I am in a very early stage of the recovery process. During my consultation with him prior to surgery, he explained very clearly and answered all my questions on the nature of my hernia, the treatment options available (together with his recommendation) and the recovery process involved. All the things I needed and wanted to know about in order to enable me to make an informed decision on how to proceed.”


“I was very happy with Mr. Drymousis’ help in resolving my abdominal hernia. It all started with a zoom call where he fully explained the process that would be required and put my mind totally at rest. The operation was 3 months ago and to date everything is looking good. He is very clear in explaining everything and a very good surgeon. I recommend him without reservation.”


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