Dr. Gesakis Kanellos

Plastic Surgeon

    A few words about Dr.Gesakis

    Dr. Kanellos Gesakis is a Plastic Surgeon based in Athens and specialized in Aesthetic Surgery and Microsurgery in Great Britain, Taiwan and Brazil.

    Right after completing his specialty and following written and oral examinations, he was also awarded the European Diploma of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (FEBOPRAS) by the European Committee for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (EBORPAS),   in Groningen of the Netherlands.  In a parallel manner with his specialization,  he successfully completed the MASTER Degree (MSc) in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Queen Mary University in London.

    Gaining a first experience in Plastic Surgery by working for a year as a junior Trainee at major Athens Hospitals such as Henry Dunant Hospital Center and Metropolitan Hospital, he went abroad for further training. For seven consecutive years he has worked at some world-renowned University Hospitals of Great Britain (specialty), Taiwan (fellowship in microsurgery) and Brazil (fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery) gaining experience in the entire spectrum of Plastic Surgery.  Among others he has worked at the  “Guys and St. Thomas “ Hospitals of London, Bristol’s “Frenchay” trauma center, “China Medical University Hospital”  in Taichung city inTaiwan and the “ Pitanguy” Institute in Rio de Janeiro city in Brazil.

    During this time he was trained next to world-famous names Plastic Surgeons thus gaining experience in the whole spectrum of Plastic Surgery such as Aesthetic Surgery procedures, breast reconstructions using free flaps, genetic anomalies, skin cancers, burns, trauma and more.

    He has attended a large number of training courses in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Greece and abroad and has been a trainer in some of these. He also has a great amount of writing work with numerous publications in prestigious international scientific journals in the filed as well as presentations with at numerous conferences worldwide.

    In 2014 he was established in Athens with more than 4.000 operations officially registered. He is an associate of the Metropolitan Hospital of Athens and a member of the Greek Association of Plastic Surgery and the Athens Medical Association. He is also a member of the British Medical Association as well as the European and World Community of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Finally, he is an active member of the India –based-non-profit GiveMe5 Foundation, providing Plastic Surgery (genetic anomalies) services to children around the world.

    Safety, confidentiality and excellent natural results are the basis of the services Dr. Gesakis is offering, which is achieved through his excellent solid training and interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of Plastic Surgery through the hearty contacts he maintains globally.

    • Athens Medical Association – ISA
    • British Medical Association – GMC/Specialist Register
    • Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetics Surgery (HESPRAS)
    • Fellow of the European Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS)
    • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
    • ATLS International Trauma Society
    • “GiveMe5 ” – Non Profit Foundation
    • Alumni Association of Microsurgery – Fellows of Professor Hung Chi Chen, Taiwan
    • Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Pitanguy Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10/2017
    • FEBOPRAS – European Diploma of Plastic Surgery, Groningen, the Netherlands 11/2016
    • Degree in Plastic Surgery, Athens, Greece 07/2015
    • Master Degree in Plastic Aesthetic Surgery Queen Mary University, London, UK (09/2014)
    • Fellowship in Microsurgery, Taichung, Taiwan, (08/2014)
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England – MRCS Exam A, London, UK, 05/12
    • Bachelor of Medicine, MBBS – GR.T.POPA, IASI 10/2000

    October 2017 – today

    Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Metropolitan, Athens

    August 2017 – October 2017

    Fellow of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Pitanguy Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

    June 2015 – August 2017

    Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Metropolitan Hospital Athens

    September 2014 – June 2015

    Fellowship in Aesthetic  Plastic Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital Athens

    Resident in Plastic Surgery, Elena Venizelou Hospital Athens

    April 2014 – September 2014

    Fellowship in Microsurgery – China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

    Tutor – Professor Hung Chin Chen

    January 2013 – April 2014

    Plastic Surgery Senior Registrar , Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK

    May 2010 – January 2013

    Plastic Surgery  Senior Clinical Fellow, Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals, London, Great Britain

    June 2010 – May 2010

    Plastic Surgery  Clinical Fellow, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK

    September 2009 – May 2010

    Orthopedics – Clinical Fellow, Wrehxam Maelor Hospital, Wales, UK

    June 2009 – September 2009

    Resident Medical Officer, BMI Hospital Group, UK

    July 2008 –May 2009

    Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in Metropolitan & Erik Dunant Hospitals, Athens

    October 2006 – July 2008

    General Surgery Resident, Sitia General Hospital, Crete 

    June 2006 – September 2006

    Clinical Attachment, General Surgery, Rhodes General Hospital, Rhodes

    February 2005 – February 2006

    Internship, Symi Health Center, Greece

    November 2004 – February 2005

    Internship, Rhodes General Hospital, Greece

    July 2004 – October 2004

    Clinical Attachment, General Surgery, Rhodes General Hospital, Greece

    July 2001 – July 2004

    Rhodes Military Hospital Service and Clinical Attachment, Pathology (Private)

    • Basic Surgical Skills Course Instructor, London Bridge Hospital, London, UK 11/2012
    • Instructor in Cadaveric Anatomy, LSORA Course, London Regional Anesthesia Community, Guys Campus, London, UK  10/ 2013
    • May 2019

    BBF – Bottis’s Best Face, International Interactive Facial Rejuvenation Course, Villa Bella Clinic

    Lake Garda, Salo, Italy

    • May 2016

    International conference in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ISAPS

    Mykonos, Greece

    • March 2016

    AMWC – International Congress in Aesthetic Medicine and Gynecology,

    Monte Carlo, Monaco

    • November 2015

    11th Pan-Hellenic Congress in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece

    • September 2014

    BAAPS – British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,

    Annual conference of the Plastic Cosmetic Surgery Community,

    London, UK

    • May 2014

    Symposium in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery,

    Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Mayo Clinic,

    Taipei International Conventional Center, Taipei, Taiwan

    • October 2013

    Skin Cancer – Advanced Educational Courses,

    BAPRAS – British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Manchester, UK

    • October 2013

    Sarcoma Masterclass

    Royal Preston Hospital,

    Preston, UK

    • September 2009

    11th ESPRAS/IPRAS Conference – European and International Societies of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

    20-26 September 2009, Rhodes, Greece

    • May 2009

    Pre-hospital Care and Screening in Major Trauma Incidents

    Greek Trauma Society,

    Crete, Greece

    • February 2009

    5th Congress of the Greek Community of Trauma and Emergency Surgery

    Athens, Greece

    • November 2008

    2nd International Conference Symmetria

    Advances in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Anti-aging Techniques

    Athens, Greece

    • November 2008

    26th Pan-Hellenic Congress of the Society of Surgery

    International Surgical Forum

    Athens, Greece

    • October 2008

    14th Pan-cretan Medical Congress

    Crete, Greece

    • May 2008

    34th Pan-Hellenic Medical Congress

    Athens, Greece

    • March 2008

    1st Scientific Conference in Endoscopic Surgery

    Hellenic society of Endoscopic Surgery

    Athens, Greece

    • January 2008

    11th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Vascular Surgery and Angiology

    Athens, Greece

    • February 2007

    4th Pan-Hellenic Conference in Trauma and Emergency Medicine

    Greek Trauma Community

    Athens, Greece

    • July 2007

    15th international Congress of the European Society of Endoscopic Surgery

    Athens, Greece

    • May 2007

    29th International Congress of the European Surgeon’s Community

    Athens, Greece

    • November 2006

    25th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Surgery/ International Forum of Surgery

    Athens, Greece

    • 1st Rhinoplasty Workshop

    Mitera Hospital

    Athens, Greece, October 2017

    • Rhinoplasty Masterclass

    Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (HESPRAS)

    Athens, Greece, September 2017

    • Hand Surgery Workshop

    Medartis APTUS, Royal Preston Hospital

    Preston, UK, February 2014

    • Intraoperative Radiography Course – Ionizing Radiation Course

    Mini C-Arm online training

    UK, March 2013

    • Botox Course


    London, UK, December 2012

    • Sclerotherapy Course


    London, Great Britain, December 2012 

    • Basic Surgical Techniques in Plastic Surgery

    Guys and St. Thomas Hospitals – Medic Courses

    London, UK, December 2012

    • Fillers Course


    London, UK, November 2012

    • Dermabrasion Course


    London, UK, November 2012

    • Manchester ASiT MRCS OSCE Course for MRCS Exam

    Hospital of Manchester University

    Manchester, Great Britain, September 2012

    • Cadaveric Surgical Anatomy Course

    Royal College of Surgeons England

    London, UK, September 3-7, 2012

    • Skills in Plastic Surgery

    Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals

    London, Great Britain, March 2012

    • Northwick Park Microsurgery Course

    Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research

    London, UK, March 2012

    • Hand Trauma Cadaveric Course

    Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals

    London, UK, September 2011

    • Advanced Burn – EMSB course

    British Burn Society

    Birmingham, UK, January 2011

    • CRISP Course (Critically III Surgical Patient)

    Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Nottingham, UK, October 2010

    • Skills in Plastic Surgery

    Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Liverpool, UK, September 2010 

    • Trauma Course

    Birmingham, UK, November 2009

    • European Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course

    EPLS (European Pediatric Life Support) Provider

    Poznan, Poland, May 2009

    • Pre-hospital Care and Screening in Major Trauma Incidents

    Sitia General Hospital

    Crete, Greece, April 2009

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course

    ALS (Advanced Life Support) Provider

    Heraklion University Hospital, Crete, Greece, April 2009

    • 3rd international Experimental Seminar of flaps manufacturing

    Limb, Upper Limb and Microsurgical Unit CAT

    Experimental & Research Center of the ELPEN pharma CO.INC Greece

    Athens, Greece, February 2009

    • Bed Side Surgical Procedures (Percutaneous Tracheostomy, percutaneous gastrostomy, Vein Catheterization under Ultrasound Guidance, Greek Trauma Community)

    Athens, Greece, February 2009 

    • A.T.L.S. Provider

    Advanced Trauma Life Support./American College of Surgeons

    Member of the international Community A.T.L.S.

    Patra’s University Hospital, Patras, Greece, March 2006

    • An unusual early onset of lentigo maligna in the fourth decade of life

    Platsidaki E, Kostopoulos N, Gesakis K, Polidorou D, Agiasofitou E

    Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereol Leprol – Accepted/  Due for publication

    • Current practices in primary breast augmentation: a continental European vs UK primary survey

    IshanRadotra, Obi Onyekwelu, Kanellos Gesakis, Jeyaram Srinivasan

    Europeam Journal of Plastic Surgery  ISSN 0930-343X

    Eur J Plast Surg DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1253-z

    • Efficacy of a novel optimized pulsed light source (MaxG™) for the treatment of facial vascular lesions

    Balzani Alberto MD, Orfaniotis Georgios MD,

    Lazzeri Davide MD, Ciudad Pedro MD, Perdanasari Aurelia MD,

    Nicoli Marzia MD, Chilgar Ram MD , Gesakis Kanellos MD,

    Sacak Bulent MD, Nicoli Fabio MD

    Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Journal

    PHO-2015-3973.R1 15/06/2016

    • Living donor liver transplantation with abdominal wall reconstruction for hepatocellular carcinoma with needle track seeding.

    Horng-Ren Yang, Ashok Thorat, Kanellos Gesakis, Ping-Chu Li, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Hung Chi Chen, Long-Bin Jeng

    China Medical University Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department

    Taichung, Taiwan

    World Journal of Transplantation, November 2015 – ISSN 2220-3230

    • Absence of the ileocolic artery: Microsurgical implications in reconstruction of the esophagus with the free ileocolon flap.

    George Orfaniotis, Fabio Nicoli, Pedro Ciudad, Kanellos Gesakis,

    Chih Ying Lee, Hung Chi Chen

    China Medical University Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department

    Taichung, Taiwan

    Journal of Microsurgery(Letter), April 2015 – DOI 10.1002/micr

    • Supraclavicular Osteocutaneous Free Flap: clinical application and surgical details for the reconstruction of composite defects of the nose.

    Fabio Nicoli, George Orfaniotis, Kanellos Gesakis, Davide Lazzeri,

    Pedro Ciudad, Ram M. Chilgar, Stamatis Sapountzis, Tolga Taha Sonmez, Michelle Maruccia, Joannis Constantinides, Bulent Sacak, Hung Chi Chen

    China Medical University Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department

    Taichung , Taiwan

    Journal of Microsurgery, February 2015

    • Keyhole Anterolateral Thigh Flap: A Special Way of Partition for Reconstruction around A Protruding Structure or Cavity/Tunnel.

    Pornthep Sirimahachaiyakul, Georgios Orfaniotis,  Kanellos Gesakis, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Pedro Ciudad,  Fabio Nicoli,  Michelle Marucccia, Bulent Sacak,  Hung-Chi Chen

    China Medical University Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department

    Taichung , Taiwan

    Journal of Microsurgery, February 2015 – DOI 10.1002/micr

    • Primary Spindle Cell Sarcoma of the Breast masquerading as Necrotising Fasciitis – A Case Report

    Kanellos Gesakis, Grigorios Tanos, Obi Onyekwelu, Anastasios Gaitis, Laxminarayan Gudur, Anil Agarwal

    Royal Preston Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department, Preston, UK

    Journal of Surgical Case Reports , February 2014- rjt 096

    • Iatrogenic Burns from garlic.

    Filobbos, T Chapman, K. Gesakis

    Frenchay Hospital, Plastic Surgery Department, Bristol, UK

    J Burn Care Res.,(Letter) Feb 2012 – ;33(1):e21.

    • Time remaining of CO2 in peritoneal cavity after laparoscopic operations and its clinical importance.

    Charalampidis, K.Gesakis, El.Anastasakis, A.Atzaraki,

    N.Moudatsakis, G.Delibaltadakis

    Sitia General Hospital, General Surgical Department, Crete, Greece

    Hellenic Journal of Surgery – November 2007

    • Prominent ears correction – Comparison of outcomes from different surgical techniques

    Unit of Plastic Surgery, Royal Preston, Preston, UK

    January 2014

    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    Unit of Plastic Surgery, Royal Preston, Preston, UK

    December 2013

    • Plastic Surgery Operations Coding

    Unit of Plastic Surgery, Guys and St. Thomas, London, UK

    December 2012 

    • Awareness of the management of the acute alcohol withdrawal

    Unit of Orthopedics, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, N. Wales, UK

    February 2010

    • Laparoscopic or Open Surgery Appendectomy.

    General Hospital of Sitia, Crete, Greece

    25th Pan-Hellenic congress /International Forum of Surgery

    Athens, November 2006

    • Haemorrhoidectomy by LONGO method in the 3rd and 4th grade haemorrhoids

    General Hospital of Sitia, Crete, Greece

    25th Pan-Hellenic congress/ International Forum of Surgery

    Athens, November 2006

    • Endoscopies in the general hospital of Sitia Crete

    General Hospital of Sitia, Crete, Greece

    25th Pan-Hellenic congress/International Forum of Surgery

    Athens, November 2006

    • Post-operative pain after inguinal hernia repair with mesh.

    General Hospital of Sitia, Greece

    25th Pan-Hellenic congress/International Forum of Surgery

    Athens, November 2006