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Curriculum Vitae

Konstantinos is  a fellowship-trained spinal surgeon able to perform all sorts of spinal operations, from top to bottom. His arsenal includes anterior, posterior, and lateral approaches from the cervical to the lumbar spine to address deformities, tumours, and degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine.

Minimally invasive (MIS) and endoscopic (keyhole) surgery are his special interests but not his obsessions. He always weigh the risk -benefit ratio very carefully and never preconceive them if conventional methods are more effective and/or safer.

Konstantinos is academically active, and  produces a reasonable amount of publications. He is a reviewer for prestigious journals, such as CORR and JNS Spine.

EDUCATION

1995 – 2001 Medical School of Larissa, University of Thessalia. Degree in Medicine (MD), with honors. Graduated: 18/07/2001.  (2:1 eq)

2008-now  PhD candidate University Of Athens “ The use of autologous blood factors in the ACL reconstruction surgery”

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree in Medicine (MD) July 2001
CCST Trauma and Orthopaedics (exams passed Feb 2012)
Fellow of the Hellenic College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (exams passed Dec 2012)
PhD Candidate

Current Appointment

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG (since July 2014)

Previous Appointments

  • Locum Consultant Spinal Surgeon, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, City General Hospital, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG May 2014-Jul 2014
  • Senior Clinical Fellow in Spinal Surgery, North Bristol Hospitals NHS ,Frenchay Hospital, Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, BS16 1LE Nov2013-May 2014
  • Spinal Fellow QMC Nottingham University Hospitals NHS, Nottingham, Feb 2013-Nov2013
  • Spinal Associate Attikon University Hospital of Athens, Greece February 2012-January 2013
  • Resident in Orthopaedics Attikon University Hospital of Athens, Greece February 2007- February 2012
  • Military Service Doctor May 2006- January 2007
  • TRUST GRADE DOCTOR in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • GUY’S & ST’ THOMAS’ NHS Foundation Trust, ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL,LONDON
  • February 2005 – April 2006
  • Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough, August 2004-February 2005
  • Clinical Fellow in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, 04/02/2004 – 03/08/2004
  • Resident in General Surgery, 2nd General Surgery Department, Asclepieon Voula’s General Hospital, ATHENS 5/12/2002- 4/9/2003
  • Rural Service, Health Center of Tirnavos, Larissa, Affiliated to the General Hospital of Larissa, Greece, 16/8/2001- 15/11/2002

Reviewer

CORR – Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (since 2010)

Injury

Journal of Neurosurgery Spine

MOJ group

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Publications

1. Sleep-disordered breathing in 3680 Greek children
Pediatric Pulmonology.2004 Jun;37(6):499-509

2. Major complication following minor outpatient procedure: osteonecrosis of the knee after intraarticular injection of cortisone for treatment of knee arthritis.
Kontovazenitis PI, Starantzis KA, Soucacos PN.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2009;18:42-44.

3. Lumbopelvic fracture-dislocation combined with unstable pelvic ring injury: One stage stabilisation with spinal instrumentation.
Soultanis K, Karaliotas GI, Mastrokalos D, Sakellariou VI, Starantzis KA, Soucacos PN.
Injury. 2010 Jul 5.

4. Posterior decompression and stabilization, and surgical vertebroplasty with the vertebral body stenting for metastatic vertebral and epidural cauda equina compression.
Mavrogenis AF, Papadopoulos EC, Starantzis K, Korres DS, Papagelopoulos PJ.
J Surg Oncol. 2010 Mar 1;101(3):253-8.

5. Postoperative spinal infection mimicking systemic vasculitis with titanium-spinal implants.
Sakellariou VI, Atsali E, Starantzis K, Batistaki C, Brozou T, Pantos P, Stathopoulos K, Soultanis
Scoliosis. 2011 Sep 13;6(1):20.

6. Discordance in spinal and thoracic correction using powerful full screw constructs in idiopathic scoliotic.
Soultanis K, Grivas TB, Starantzis KA, Stavropoulos NA, Markopoulos C, Papagelopoulos P.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;176:232-7.

7. Outcome of a dynamic neutralization system for the spine.
Sapkas G, Mavrogenis AF, Starantzis KA, Soultanis K, Kokkalis ZT, Papagelopoulos PJ.
Orthopedics. 2012 Oct 1;35(10):e1497-502. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20120919-19.

8. Insidious Onset of Tetraparesis due to Cervical Epidural Abscess from Enterococcus faecalis.
Soultanis KC, Sakellariou VI, Starantzis KA, Stavropoulos NA, Papagelopoulos PJ.
Case Rep Med. 2013;2013:513920. doi: 10.1155/2013/513920. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

9.When and how to operate on thoracic and lumbar spine fractures?
Soultanis KC, Mavrogenis AF, Starantzis KA, Markopoulos C, Stavropoulos NA, Mimidis G, Kokkalis ZT, Papagelopoulos PJ.
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Oct 25.

10. Late diagnosis of perforation of the aorta by a pedicle screw.
Soultanis KC, Sakellariou VI, Starantzis KA, Papagelopoulos PJ.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2013 Aug;79(4):361-7.

11. Open reduction and posterior instrumentation of type III high transverse sacral fracture-dislocation. A technical note.
K.A. Starantzis, B. Mirzashahi, E. Behrbalk , M. Sadat, M.Shafafy
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug;21(2):286-91.

12. Technical note: A new type of reconstruction of the hemi-pelvis after Type 3 amputative sacrectomy using pedicled fibula.
K.A. Starantzis, V.Sakellariou, P.Rose, M. Yaszemski, P.Papagelopoulos
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug;21(2):195-202.

13. The Potentially Positive Role of PRPs in Preventing Femoral Tunnel Widening in ACL Reconstruction Surgery Using Hamstrings: A Clinical Study in 51 Patients
K. A. Starantzis et al
Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 789317, 10 pages

14. Is once failed back surgery, always failed back surgery? A relative success of surgical intervention in a patient with failed back surgery on Intrathecal Morphine Pump
K.A.Starantzis, M.Shafafy
MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology Nov 2014

1.The Use Of A Calcium Hydroxyapatite Antibiotic Carrier (Perossal*) In Long Bone Chronic Osteomyelitis”. A. Drakou; G. I. Karaliotas; V. Sakellariou; H. Tsibidakis; K. Starantzis; and S. Athanasia. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, Vol 93-B, Issue SUPP_III, 355.

2. The Role Of Tsf (Taylor Spatial Frame) In Treating Trauma And Bone Deformities In Children”. H. Tsibidakis; V. I. Sakellariou; V. Tsouparopoulos; G. Mazis; K. Staratzis; and A. Kanellopoulos. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume, Vol 93-B, Issue SUPP_III, 362.

3. Identification of a high-risk young population for progressive idiopathic scoliosis
Konstantinos Soultanis*, Nikolaos Pyrovolou, Panayotis Kontovazenitis, Anna Lenti, Panayotis Pantos, Konstantinos Starantzis and Panayotis Soucacos Scoliosis 2009, 4(Suppl 1):O6

4. 110 EVALUATION OF TRANSTIBIAL AIMING OF THE FEMORAL TUNNEL IN ARTHROSCOPICAL ACL RECONSTRUCTION
Starantzis K.A., Lenti A. , Koulalis D., Mastrokalos D.
J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 vol. 93-B no. SUPP III 357

5. 111 RESULTS OF ALL-INSIDE MENISCAL REPAIR WITH FAST-FIXTM MENISCAL REPAIR SYSTEM IN 83 CASES
Starantzis K.A., Lenti A. , Koulalis D., Mastrokalos D.
J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011 vol. 93-B no. SUPP III 357

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