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.
Leibinger prize of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons 2008
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 Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery 2011- UCH London/UK
PhD-Doctor of Philosophy in Oral&Maxillofacial Surgery 2013-Dental School/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece
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 Maxillofac 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.
4. Sialoendoscope assisted late repair of a traumatic transection of Stenson’s duct.
C.B.Man, R.Patel, K.Karavidas
December 2017, Volume 55, Issue 10, page e183.