London based orthopaedic surgeon Mr. Panos Gikas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) and a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Both degrees are from the University of London and were earned with honors.
Mr. Gikas completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at London’s University College hospital. Additional training and education include a fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England where Mr. Panos Gikas trained in orthopaedics and trauma. He also holds a Ph.D. in General Surgery from the University of Athens.
Knee and hip arthroplasty is the remodeling, realignment, or replacement of the joint. During cartilage transplant surgery a damaged meniscus is replaced with a meniscus from a cadaver. Mr. Panos Gikas specializes in both procedures.
Mr. Gikas further specializes in the treatment of two cancers. Sarcoma is the formation of a malignant tumor on bone tissue. Cancer that begins as a tumor in a bone and spreads through the body is defined as metastatic bone cancer.
The research that Mr. Panos Gikas conducts seeks ways to apply the latest medical technology to orthopaedics. He is exploring the use of robotics in knee replacement surgery and stem cells in the repair of cartilage and treatment of bone and soft tissue cancers.
Just as effective, but less invasive and traumatic to muscle tissue anterior hip replacement surgery is one of Mr. Gikas’ areas of interest. He is also an advocate of custom knee replacement surgery. Only applicable in cases of total knee replacement the articulating surface of the patient’s knee is mapped using a CT scan. The replacement joint will more closely conform to the configuration of the original joint.
A guest lecturer at University College London (UCL) Mr. Panos Gikas has given talks covering the subjects of bone cancer surgery of the hip and knee.