Mr Nicos Kessaris, BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCS  - Guy's Hospital

Mr Nicos Kessaris

BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCS

Guy's Hospital

London | United Kingdom

Main Specialties: Surgery

Additional Specialties: Renal and Pancreas Transplant Surgery

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Mr Nicos Kessaris, BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCS  - Guy's Hospital

Mr Nicos Kessaris

BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCS

Introduction

I undertook my training in General Surgery and Transplantation in London, UK and worked at St George’s Renal Transplant Unit as a Consultant between 2007 and 2012. I became the Director of Transplantation for the last two years and he successfully established the ABO and HLA incompatible transplant programs.

I have been a Consultant at Guy’s and Evelina London Children’s Hospital since April 2012. I am involved in renal, pancreas as well as paediatric transplantation. I am an Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College. I perform kidney, pancreas and paediatric transplantation as well as hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy, vascular access and general surgery for the renal patients (including parathyroidectomy procedures). Active member of the ABO and HLA incompatible and Pancreas Transplant programmes.

I became the Surgical Lead for Paediatric Transplantation in 2016. Together with other colleagues, we have been organising and running the Paediatric Kidney Transplant Symposium, in London, since 2015 (https://transplant4kids.org/). In 2018, along with two other colleagues, we started the living donor paediatric kidney transplant programme in Serbia as part of a charitable initiative.

In addition, I teach on the LiDO course, in Rotterdam, since 2016 and I have been a UEMS examiner for Transplant Surgery since 2014. Finally, I was a member of the EKITA (part of ESOT) board form 2017 until 2019 and I was elected as a Councillor of ESOT in 2019.

Primary Affiliation: Guy's Hospital - London , United Kingdom

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Education

Oct 2009
HESPERIS Course Diploma, European Society for Organ Transplantation
Feb 2007
FRCS (Eng)
Nov 2005
MSc in Surgical Practice, University of Kent, Canterbury
Jul 1996
MBBS, St George’s Hospital, London
Jul 1993
BSc in Biomedical Sciences, St George’s Hospital, London

Experience

Sep 2017
ESOT 2017 Young Investigator Award, European Society for Organ Transplantation, Barcelona
May 2017
IPTA Young Investigator Award, International Paediatric Transplant Association, Barcelona
Feb 2016
Norman Tanner Prize, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Jul 2015
Medical Physics 3D Printer Competition 2015, 1st Prize, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust
May 2014
American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award, ATC, Philadelphia
Mar 2013
Adrian Tanner Prize, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Sep 2009
ESOT 2009 Young Investigator Award, Paris

Publications

34Publications

1052Reads

179Profile Views

25PubMed Central Citations

UK renal transplant outcomes in low and high BMI recipients: the need for a national policy.

J Nephrol 2020 Apr 3;33(2):371-381. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

Department of Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40620-019-00654-7DOI Listing
April 2020
3 Reads
1.996 Impact Factor

Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces the Rate of Renal Allograft Thrombosis in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients.

Exp Clin Transplant 2020 Apr 19;18(2):157-163. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

>From the Department of Renal Transplantation, Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6002/ect.2018.0358DOI Listing
April 2020
4 Reads
0.798 Impact Factor

Social Media Use Among Transplant Professionals in Europe: a Cross-Sectional Study From the European Society of Organ Transplantation.

Exp Clin Transplant 2020 Apr 13;18(2):169-176. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

>From the Renal and Transplant Directorate, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6002/ect.2019.0078DOI Listing
April 2020
0.798 Impact Factor

Renal Transplantation: What Has Changed in Recent Years.

Biomed Res Int 2019;2019:3618104. Epub 2019 Jun 20.

Renal Transplant Directorate, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/3618104DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6609410PMC
December 2019
3 Reads

Comparison Between Robotic and Laparoscopic or Open Anastomoses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Robot Surg 2019 23;6:27-40. Epub 2019 Dec 23.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/RSRR.S186768DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6934120PMC
December 2019

Utilisation of small paediatric donor kidneys for transplantation.

Pediatr Nephrol 2019 10 20;34(10):1717-1726. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, England, SE1 9RT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-018-4073-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6775037PMC
October 2019
5 Reads
2.860 Impact Factor

Outcomes in Third and Fourth Kidney Transplants Based on the Type of Donor.

Transplantation 2019 07;103(7):1494-1503

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002428DOI Listing
July 2019
15 Reads
3.830 Impact Factor

Duration of delayed graft function and outcomes after kidney transplantation from controlled donation after circulatory death donors: a retrospective study.

Transpl Int 2019 Jun 28;32(6):635-645. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.13403DOI Listing
June 2019
9 Reads
2.599 Impact Factor

Plasma electrolyte imbalance in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.

Pediatr Transplant 2019 06 11;23(4):e13411. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/petr.13411DOI Listing
June 2019
4 Reads
1.630 Impact Factor

Chronic histological changes in deceased donor kidneys at implantation do not predict graft survival: a single-centre retrospective analysis.

Transpl Int 2019 May 8;32(5):523-534. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.13398DOI Listing
May 2019
9 Reads
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Endovascular intervention in the maintenance and rescue of paediatric arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis.

Pediatr Nephrol 2019 04 27;34(4):723-727. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-018-4143-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394687PMC
April 2019
8 Reads
2.856 Impact Factor

Patient-specific 3D Printing: A Novel Technique for Complex Pediatric Renal Transplantation.

Ann Surg 2019 02;269(2):e18-e23

Department of Transplant Surgery, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003016DOI Listing
February 2019
287 Reads
8.330 Impact Factor

A novel 3D-printed hybrid simulation model for robotic-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT).

J Robot Surg 2018 Sep 27;12(3):541-544. Epub 2018 Jan 27.

Department of Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Renal Offices, 6th Floor Borough Wing, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11701-018-0780-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6096683PMC
September 2018
163 Reads

A case series of perioperative variables in relation to short-term outcomes in pediatric renal transplant recipients.

Pediatr Transplant 2018 08 5;22(5):e13198. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/petr.13198DOI Listing
August 2018
13 Reads
1.630 Impact Factor

Immune Desensitization Allows Pediatric Blood Group Incompatible Kidney Transplantation.

Transplantation 2017 06;101(6):1242-1246

1 Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Transplantation at Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, United Kingdom. 2 Department of Transplantation at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. 3 Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Transplantation at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. 4 Department of Histopathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000001325DOI Listing
June 2017
46 Reads
1 Citation
3.830 Impact Factor

Post-listing survival for highly sensitised patients on the UK kidney transplant waiting list: a matched cohort analysis.

Lancet 2017 02 6;389(10070):727-734. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

Department of Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's Hospital, London, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31595-1DOI Listing
February 2017
16 Reads
1 Citation
45.220 Impact Factor

Desensitization protocol enabling pediatric crossmatch-positive renal transplantation: successful HLA-antibody-incompatible renal transplantation of two highly sensitized children.

Pediatr Nephrol 2017 02 1;32(2):359-364. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

Department of Transplantation at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, 6th Floor, Borough Wing, SE1 9RT, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-016-3489-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5203834PMC
February 2017
38 Reads
2.860 Impact Factor

Clinical outcomes with ABO antibody titer variability in a multicenter study of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in the United Kingdom.

Transfusion 2016 11 26;56(11):2668-2679. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Department of Renal Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.13770DOI Listing
November 2016
46 Reads
2 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Difference in outcomes after antibody-mediated rejection between abo-incompatible and positive cross-match transplantations.

Transpl Int 2015 Oct 6;28(10):1205-15. Epub 2015 Jul 6.

Department of Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.12621DOI Listing
October 2015
31 Reads
2 Citations
2.600 Impact Factor

Incidence and Outcome of C4d Staining With Tubulointerstitial Inflammation in Blood Group-incompatible Kidney Transplantation.

Transplantation 2015 Jul;99(7):1487-94

1 Department of Transplantation, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. 2 Department of Histopathology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. 3 Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation, King's College, London, United Kingdom. 4 Clinical Transplant Laboratory, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom. 5 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000000556DOI Listing
July 2015
31 Reads
3.830 Impact Factor

HSP70, Peroxiredoxin-3 and -6 are upregulated during renal warm ischaemia in a donation after circulatory death model.

J Proteomics 2014 Aug 24;108:133-45. Epub 2014 May 24.

Department of Renal Transplantation, St. George's Hospital NHS Trust, Blackshaw Rd., Tooting, London SW17 0QT, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2014.05.008DOI Listing
August 2014
15 Reads
1 Citation
3.890 Impact Factor

Successful excision of a suspected mycotic transplant renal artery patch aneurysm with renal allograft autotransplantation.

Transplantation 2014 Feb;97(3):e25-6

1 Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London, UK 2 Department of General Surgery Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Grimsby, UK 3 Department of Urology Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton, UK 4 St George's Renal Transplant Unit St George's Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK 5 South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust Surrey, UK 6 Vascular Institute St George's Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK 7 Transplant Surgery Department Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine 2nd Medical Faculty Charles University Prague, Czech Republic.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.TP.0000438628.75848.9aDOI Listing
February 2014
28 Reads
3 Citations
3.830 Impact Factor

Acute page kidney complicating kidney transplant artery stenting: presentation of a case and novel management.

Iran J Kidney Dis 2013 Sep;7(5):352-5

Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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September 2013
15 Reads
3 Citations
0.980 Impact Factor

Clinically significant peripancreatic fluid collections after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.

Transplantation 2013 May;95(10):1263-9

Department of Transplant Surgery, MRC Centre for Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e318289c978DOI Listing
May 2013
76 Reads
4 Citations
3.830 Impact Factor

Is laparoscopic donation safe for paediatric recipients?--a study of 85 paediatric recipients comparing open and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2012 Feb 28;27(2):845-9. Epub 2011 Jun 28.

Department of Transplantation, Renal Unit, Guy's, St Thomas' and Evelina Children's Hospital, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfr315DOI Listing
February 2012
44 Reads
1 Citation
3.580 Impact Factor

A change in opinion on surgeon's performance indicators.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011 Apr 12;12(4):586-9. Epub 2011 Jan 12.

Renal Transplant Unit, St George's Hospital NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1510/icvts.2010.257857DOI Listing
April 2011
26 Reads

Protective effect of pentoxifylline in the kidney perfusion fluid on the transplanted kidney.

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009 Mar;20(2):290-1

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March 2009
11 Reads
1 Citation

Use of the femoral artery route for placement of temporary catheters for emergency haemodialysis when all usual central venous access sites are exhausted.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2009 Mar 24;24(3):913-8. Epub 2008 Oct 24.

Renal Transplant Unit, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfn582DOI Listing
March 2009
15 Reads
3.580 Impact Factor

How safe is hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy?--results of 200 live donor nephrectomies by two different techniques.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2009 Jan 18;24(1):293-7. Epub 2008 Aug 18.

Department of Transplant Surgery, Renal Unit, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfn463DOI Listing
January 2009
20 Reads
2 Citations
3.580 Impact Factor

Renal transplantation in identical twins in United States and United Kingdom.

Transplantation 2008 Dec;86(11):1572-7

Renal Unit, St George's Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e31818bd83dDOI Listing
December 2008
18 Reads
4 Citations
3.830 Impact Factor

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