About Kostas Karavidas

Biography


Kostas obtained both his medical and dental degrees in Greece and gained his higher surgical skills at Guy’s Hospital working with Professor McGurk, a pioneer in minimally invasive salivary gland disease treatment and at the Head and neck Unit at UCH as a Fellow in Surgical oncology.

Fully registered with GMC and GDC, he is a member of the BAOMS and a fellow of the ICMFS and the European Board of Oral and maxillofacial Surgery.

He is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at Luton and Dunstable Hospital since the beginning of May 2012 and is a member of the Head and Neck Multidisciplary Team performing oncological and reconstructive surgery for it’s patients.

He runs clinics at the New QE2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.

He is providing a minimally endoscopic treatment for patients with obstructive disease of the salivary glands within the Three Counties network but accepts and gets referrals from East Anglia and the rest of the UK as well as from overseas.

He has authored and published two leading papers in the Intarnational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery regarding the endoscopically assisted treatment of stones within the submandibular and parotid glands.

Kostas Karavidas


Academia


Prizes

Leibinger prize of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons 2008

Qualifications

M.D-Medical degree 1998-Medical School/University of Ioannina/Greece

D.D.S-Doctor in Dental Surgery 2002-Dental School/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece

C.C.T OMFS-Certificate of Completion of Training in Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery 2008-Ministry of Health Education/Greece

FEB(OMFS)-Fellow of the European Board in Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery 2010-Brugge/UEMS

Fellow in Surgical Oncology of Head and Neck 2011- UCH London/UK

PhD-Doctor of Philosophy in Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery 2013-Dental School/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece

Memberships

GMC UK:6165155

GDC UK:100735

UEMS/OMFS

BAHNO

BAOMS

HAOMS

EACMFS

ICMFS

GMC Cyprus

GDC Cyprus



Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Clinicopathological parameters, recurrence, locoregional and distant metastasis in 115 T1-T2 oral squamous cell carcinoma patients.

Jerjes W, Upile T, Petrie A, Riskalla A, Vourvachis M, Karavidas K, Jay A, Sandison A, Thomas G J, Kalavrezos N and Hopper C.

Head Neck Oncol. 2010 Apr 20;2:9.

2. Minimal surgery for parotid stones: a 7-year endoscopic experience.

Karavidas K, Nahlieli O, Fritsch M, McGurk M.

Int J Oral Maxilofac Surg. 2010 Jan;39(1):1-4.

3. Intraoral removal of proximal submandibular stones-an alternative to sialadenectomy?

Combes J, Karavidas K, McGurk M.

Int J Oral Maxilofac Surg. 2009 Aug;38(8):813-6.



Presentations

Regional/National/International

Regional

  1. Clinicopathological parameters and outcome of 115 (T1-T2) oral SCC patients. 1st Scientific Meeting of Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics Society, March 2009. (Poster)

  2. Methylome analysis of HPV associated Head&Neck Cancers reveals Epigenetic Changes in Differentially Expressed Candidate Tumour Suppressor Genes. British Association of Cancer Research Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2011. (Poster)


National

  1. Minimally invasive management of salivary calculi: Analysis of 5258 cases. 21st Congress of the Hellenic Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, May 2007. (Oral Presentation)

  2. Endoscopic assisted approach to parotid stones. A 7 years experience. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, June 2007. (Oral Presentation)

  3. Experience in extracapsular dissection of benign parotid neoplasms: 1038 cases. British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  4. Tumor localization for biopsy by ultrasound guided wire insertion. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2007. (Poster)

  5. 5. Wet or Dry? Tourniquet Use in Fibula Free Flap Harvest. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, June 2011. (Oral Presentation)

  6. 6. The use of the 3D camera in the evaluation of Frey Syndrome and facial asymmetry on patients with minimally invasive surgery for benign parotid tumours. Invited Lecturer- 25th Congress of the Hellenic Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, November 2011.


International

  1. Prognostic factors in colorectal cancer. Is there anything changing? International Colorectal Cancer Congress, June 2004. (Poster)

  2. Endoscopic Assistance in definition, localization and removal of unidentified objects from the sinus walls or sinus cavity. 10th Congress of Balkan Stomatological Society, April 2005. (Oral Presentation)

  3. Infections of the cervicofacial spaces. A retrospective study on 106 cases. 10th Congress of Balkan Stomatological Society, April 2005. (Poster)

  4. Non-immunocompromised lymph nodal Kaposi’s sarcoma of the parotid gland. A rare case report.10th Congress of Balkan Stomatological Society, April 2005. (Poster)

  5. Endoscopic assistance in the surgical removal of parotid stones. Experience over 7 years. XVIII Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2006. (Oral Presentation)

  6. Malt lymphoma, diagnostic dilemma: a review of 39 cases. XVIII Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2006. (Oral Presentation)

  7. Intraoral removal of proximal submandibular duct stones. Is it an alternative to classical excision? XVIII Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2006. (Oral Presentation)

  8. A minimal approach to the management of salivary ranulas. XVIII Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2006. (Oral Presentation)

  9. Surgically assisted endoscopic removal of parotid calculi. 3rd Congress of the International Association for Dental Research, September 2006. (Oral Presentation)

  10. Complications in minimal surgery of benign parotid tumors. XIX Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  11. Frey’s incidence in benign parotid tumour surgery. XIX Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  12. Minimally invasive management of salivary calculi: Analysis of 5258 cases. XIX Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  13. Conservative management of large cystic ameloblastomas. XIX Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  14. The superiorly based platysma flap for oral reconstruction. XIX Congress of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2008. (Oral Presentation)

  15. Defect characteristics and type of reconstruction as predictors of swallowing following surgery for advanced oral and oropharyngeal cancer . 19th International Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, May 2009. (Oral Presentation)

  16. The use of the three dimensional surface imaging camera in the evaluation of Frey’s syndrome and facial asymmetry in minimal invasive surgery for benign parotid tumors. 19th International Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, May 2009. (Oral Presentation)

  17. Multicenter experience in extracapsular dissection of benign parotid neoplasms: 1064 cases. 19th International Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, May 2009. (Oral Presentation)

  18. Head and neck tissue bank: 3,5 years of experience. European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, September 2010. (Oral Presentation)