Miss Maria Souvatzi Colorectal and general consultant surgeon
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Miss Maria Souvatzi completed her medical school training at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. This was followed by full specialist training in general surgery before moving to the United Kingdom. She has further qualifications including an MSc in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery from Democritus University of Thrace and more recently a Postgraduate Diploma in Coloproctology from the University of East Anglia.
Within the UK, she embarked upon two advanced colorectal surgery fellowships. The first was at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, covering specialist training in:
- Primary colorectal cancer with minimally invasive and open surgery
- Surgery for peritoneal metastases with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Surgical treatment of locally advanced/recurrent pelvic cancer including pelvic exenteration and sacrectomy
The second advanced colorectal fellowship was at St Mark’s the National Bowel Hospital and Academic Institute. This covered:
- Assessment, investigation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders
- Surgical and multidisciplinary management of complex abdomens and intestinal failure
Following this extensive specialist training Miss Souvatzi was appointed as a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in 2019 at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust including St Mary's, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. She holds the position of clinical governance lead, promoting best practice and patient safety throughout the general surgery department.
Miss Souvatzi is available for consultation and treatment of the full range of general and colorectal surgery pathologies, including complex and advanced conditions.
Anal fistula, anal fissure, haemorrhoids, hernias, rectal prolapse, benign hepatobiliary disease, diverticular disease, primary and recurrent colorectal cancer
Research & publications
- Prognostic value of COL6A3 in pancreatic adenocarcinoma - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32181429/
- An Observational Analysis of a Novel Digital Rectoscope - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34508016/
- Distal feeding-bowel stimulation to treat short-term or long-term pathology: a systematic review - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34917326/
- Book chapter Co-author in Clinical Surgery. Chaudry, Rasheed and Kinross fourth edition- chapter 21 Common Colorectal Surgical Conditions