Mr Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Honorary Clinical Associate Professor UCL, London UK



Year Qualified


GMC Number


Main NHS Base

University College London Hospitals UCLH, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Member Of

  • ESTS
  • IMIG
  • ATS
  • CWIG

Scope of Practice

  • Pectus excavatum ( funnel chest)
  • Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest)
  • Chest wall deformities/ abnormalities
  • Vacuum bell for pectus excavatum
  • Brace treatment for pectus carinatum
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Keyhole ( VATS) and Robotic (Da Vinci) Thoracic Surgery
  • Pneumothorax Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Chest wall surgery
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis surgery
  • VATS keyhole surgery / Robotic Assisted Surgery

Training & Background

I am a consultant Chest Surgeon and I am specialised in treating cancers of the chest. These types of cancer include lung cancer, thymic tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, and mesothelioma. Working with experienced respiratory physicians we emphasize in treatment plans that are unique and are tailored to each patient’s needs.

I am fully trained and qualified in using the latest technology including Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and the Da Vinci Robotic System to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases of the lung, mediastinum and chest wall. I perform these operations through small incisions with the goal of minimizing discomfort and accelerating recovery. In addition, I focus on techniques and procedures to improve symptoms and quality of life in people with advanced cancer.

I also have an interest in chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum) and their surgical (NUSS procedure and the Ravitch technique) or non-surgical (dynamic brace and vacuum bell) management.