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Petros Tsafrakidis


Dr Tsafrakidis is a Consultant Urologist with an interest in innovative technologies on minimally invasive prostate surgery (Urolift, Rezum, Green Light LASER prostatectomy), penile and urethral reconstruction surgery, and prostate cancer diagnostics. He and his colleagues have set up the Urolift and Rezum service for benign prostate enlargement surgery in Scotland (BBC Scotland interview link: as well the regional perineal prostate biopsy and Optilume technology Services in NHS Fife for the treatment of urethral strictures. He has a keen interest in simulation training and undergraduate medical teaching. He is  an invited speaker in international congresses, meetings and webinars as well as an industry contracted proctor and a reviewer for innovative technologies for the European Commission and the National Institution of Clinical Excellence in Britain.

Apr 1995 – Oct 2001                Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Mar 2007                                   IELTS Certificate (Overall Band Score 7.5)

Feb 2011                                    CCST in Urology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

June 2012                                  Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)

Sept 2014                                  Fellow in Andrology/Reconstructive Surgery (Mr Giulio Garaffa,         UCLH / Mid-Essex)

Apr 2016                                   Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng)

Oct 2018                                   Honorary Senior Lecturer St Andrews University

Sep 2019                                   Urology ChM Tutor in Andrology and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMS) University of Edinburgh

Aug 2020                                  European Union Expert Panel Member of in vitro Medical Devices (EU EXPAMED)

Current appointment

May 2022- Present         Consultant Urologist German Oncology Centre, Limassol, Cyprus

Previous appointments

Nov16- May 2021       Consultant Urological Surgeon Victoria/ Queen Margaret Hospital Fife, Scotland.

Nov 2012 - Oct 2016      Consultant Urologist Broomfield Hospital, Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust 

Jan 2011 - Oct 2012      Urology Clinical Research Fellow, Spelialist Registrar Level), Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Bristol Hospitals Trust

Dec 2009 -Dec 2010      Urology Resident G. Gennimatas Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Performing routine and major Penile / Urethral Reconstruction as well as Core Urology procedures twice weekly at Victoria and Queen Margaret Hospitals (Green light prostatectomy, Urolift Service lead, Prostate template biopsies, General urology)
  • Consultant Urologist providing and supervising the services of andrology and urethral reconstruction surgery. Also covering a general urology one stop outpatient clinics three times per week (Victoria and Queen Margaret Hospitals).
  • Participation in once weekly local cancer and once monthly specialist male uro-genital reconstruction MDT meetings (Honorary contract at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh) as well as grand ward rounds.
  • Undergraduate student trainer and member of examiners panel at St Andrews University, Scotland.
  • Participation in 1:9 on call Urology Consultant rota.
  • Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy (NHS Fife) lead investigator. A prospective, multicentre study with subgroup randomisation into MRI-U/S image fusion guided prostate biopsies and routine transrectal U/S guided biopsies.  (MULTIPROS Study)
  • Broomfield Hospital (MEHT) sub-investigator. A pragmatic multicentre randomised superiority trial of open urethroplasty versus endoscopic urethrotomy. (OPEN Study)
  • Broomfield Hospital (MEHT) sub-investigator. A Multicentre randomised controlled trial of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, as first treatment option, compared with direct progression to ureteroscopic treatment, for ureteric stones. (TISU Study)
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary sub-investigator. A Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of the Use of Drug Therapy in the Management of Symptomatic Ureteric Stones in Hospitalised Patients. (SUSPEND Study)
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary sub-investigator. A Multicentre Prospective Single Arm Intervention Trial Evaluating Focal Therapy using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (Sonablate 500) for Localised Prostate Cancer. (HIFU INDEX Study)
  • Bristol Royal Infirmary sub-investigator, A Randomised Controlled Trial to Determine the Effect of Decapeptyl on Reduction of Prostate Volume Pre-Radiotherapy Compared with Standard Therapy (Zoladex). (EDVART Study)
  • Day Case GreenLight Laser Photoselective Vaporisation of the Prostate (GLPVP).Evaluation of Outcomes from a District General Hospital Experience of 538 Cases. Trail M, Good D, Clyde D, Brodie K, Leung S, Simpson H, Kata S G, Tsafrakidis P, Chapman RA, Mitchell I, Janjua K, Al Jaafari F.

  • The effect of pharmacotherapy on prostate volume prostate perfusion and prostate-specific antigens (prostate morphometric parameters) in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic obstruction. Asystematic review and meta-analysis. Sakalis V, Gkotsi A, Charpidou D, Tsafrakidis P, Apostolidis A. Central European Journal of Urology 202. doi:10.5173/ceju.2021.3.132.R1

  • Tsafrakidis P, Al Jaafari F, Anastasiadis A, Sakalis V, Guillaumier S, Siatos D, Trail M. Transition from day theatre to ambulatory setting for prostatic urethral lift in Fife. e-poster SIU 40th World Virtual Congress, 10-11 Oct 2020

  • Tsafrakidis P, Al Jaafari F, Urolift. A first Scottish NHS experience. (Submitted pending review)

  • Gkikas C, Ram M, Tsafrakidis P. Latent progression paediatric scrotal schwannoma. A case report. Elsevier Urology Case Reports 6 (2016),21-23

  • Gkikas C, Ram M, Tsafrakidis P. Urinary bladder paraganglioma and concomitant metastatic lung cancer to the liver. A case report. Elsevier Urology Case Reports 5 (2016)17-19

  • Garaffa G, Gentile V, Antonini G, Tsafrakidis P, Abdel Rahhem A, Ralph DJ ‘’ Penile Reconstruction In The Male ‘’, Arab Journal of Urology.Vol.11 Issue 3. 267-271. 2013

  • Ansell J, Thurairaja R, Johnson E, Tsafrakidis P, Whittlestone T, Persad R, “Subcutaneous Mercury Injection into Scrotum. Case report and literature review”, British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology. 36-38.2010-3

  • Tsafrakidis P, Ansell J, Brigic A, Pearcy R, Persad R, “BPH management in transplant patients”, British Journal of Transplantation, Vol. 4 Issue 1- Spring 2009. ISSN 1743-0216 

  • Tsafrakidis P, Blake C, Pearcy R, Persad R, “Peyronie’s disease”, Trends In Urology Gynaecology And Sexual Health, Vol. 1, Issue 2, April-May 2009

  • Tsafrakidis P, Pearcy R, Persad R, “Lichen Planus. Premalignant or not ? “, Oncology News,, Vol 3 Issue 3, ISSN 1751- 4975, 16-18 October- November 2008

  • Tsafrakidis P, Pearcy R, Persad R, “Penile prosthesis and the Lue procedure- The Southwest experience”, ANIR Official Journal of the Hellenic Society of Andrology, Vol 10, 117, April-May-June 2008

  • Fife Simulation BPH Course Fascilitator (Scottish Urology Training Programme, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dumfermline Fife)

  • Urology Simulation boot camp Faculty member (St James's University Hospital, Leeds)

  • General Practitioner Urology Training Programme Fascilitator (ScotGem)

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessor (St Andrews University Medical School)

  • Teaching (case-based discussions) and trainee supervision in theatres (East Anglia / East of   Scotland Deaneries trainees)

  • FY1 Doctors Urology teaching Bristol Royal Infirmary (University Bristol Hospitals Trust)

  • Undergraduate teaching of medical students in General Hospital of the city of Drama, Greece

  • Anatomy, Physiology and First Aid to Undergraduate nursing students


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