Dr Faidon Laskaratos

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Specialist Endoscopist
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Dr Faidon Laskaratos is a consultant gastroenterologist and specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic luminal and small bowel endoscopy, including advanced colonoscopy, polypectomy, video capsule endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy.

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Dr Laskaratos completed his gastroenterology training in the North Central/North East Thames rotation in London and worked in several tertiary hospitals, including the Royal Free and University College Hospital. He then completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at NHS St Mark’s Hospital, where he trained in advanced colonoscopy techniques, polyp resection and small bowel enteroscopy, before his substantive appointment as a consultant gastroenterologist and specialist endoscopist at NHS St Mark’s.

His clinical interests include general and luminal gastroenterology. He specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic luminal and small bowel endoscopy, including advanced colonoscopy, polypectomy, video capsule endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy. He is an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. He is also a specialist member of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advisory committee for colon capsule endoscopy. Additionally, he has a clinical and research interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours.

Dr Laskaratos completed a PhD in Gastroenterology at University College London (UCL), which investigated the biology of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours and has published widely in this field. He also has a strong interest in teaching and has completed a Masters degree (MSc) in medical education at UCL. He is an accredited trainer for medical students, gastroenterology trainees and fellows.

More information

  • Qualified 2008
  • MRCP (UK) (Gastroenterology), Royal College of Physicians, London 2021
  • PhD in Gastroenterology, University College London (UCL) 2021
  • MSc in Medical Education, University College London (UCL) 2015
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, London 2012
  • MBBS (First Class Honours, Grade 9.67/10, ranked 1st in class), School of Medicine, University of Athens 2008
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist and Specialist Endoscopist 
    NHS St Mark's Hospital London

Koffas A, Papaefthymiou A, Laskaratos FM, Kapsoritakis A, Epstein O. Colon Capsule Endoscopy in the Diagnosis of Colon Polyps: Who Needs a Colonoscopy? Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Aug 29;12(9):2093. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics12092093.

Laskaratos FM, Levi A, Schwach G, Pfragner R, Hall A, Xia D, von Stempel C, Bretherton J, Thanapirom K, Alexander S, Ogunbiyi O, Watkins J, Luong TV, Toumpanakis C, Mandair D, Caplin M, Rombouts K. Transcriptomic Profiling of In Vitro Tumor-Stromal Cell Paracrine Crosstalk Identifies Involvement of the Integrin Signaling Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Mesenteric Fibrosis in Human Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Neoplasms. Front Oncol. 2021 Feb 24;11:629665. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.629665. eCollection 2021.

Laskaratos FM, Vlachou E, Luong TV, Wylie P, Hamilton MI, Murray CD, Despott EJ. Endoscopic resection of a giant ileal inflammatory fibroid polyp by retrograde double-balloon enteroscopy. Endoscopy. 2016;48 Suppl 1 UCTN:E14-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1569649. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

  • Rising Star: Gastroenterology 2021. Frontiers in Medicine 2022
  • NETRF Accelerator Award ($1.2 m) (Collaborator, UCL) 2020
  • Certificate of Recognition for Basic Science oral lecture at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), USA 2020
  • IPSEN research grant (£96,500) (Collaborator, UCL) 2019
  • European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) Travel Grants 2017 and 2019
  • Distinction award for Clinical Poster at DDW, AGA, USA 2017
  • Academy of Athens prize (awarded to top medical student of the University of Athens) 2009
  • Dean’s Award (awarded in recognition of outstanding performance in the Medical School of the University of Athens) 2008

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