Nicosia Polyclinic – Dr Constantinos Simillis
BSc(Hons), MBBS(Lond), AICSM, PGCert, MRCS(Eng), MA, MD(Res), CCT(UK), FEBS(Coloproctology), FRCS(Gen Surg), FACS
Consultant in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery
Affiliated Assistant Professor, University of Cambridge
Dr Simillis is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge. Dr Simillis is a Consultant in General Surgery, with further subspecialisation in Colorectal Surgery, and in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery). He completed 18 years of medical and surgical training in the UK where he acquired the skills and knowledge to provide patients with the highest quality of care and worked in leading university hospitals as a Consultant Surgeon with outstanding perioperative and oncological patient outcomes.
Dr Simillis qualified in medicine with MBBS from Imperial College London in 2005, where he also achieved a BSc in Surgery and Anaesthesia with First Class Honours. He completed his speciality training in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery in the prestigious North West London surgical rotation and trained in major university teaching hospitals in the UK. He undertook subspecialty training in advanced colorectal cancer at the world-renowned St Mark’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital.
After completion of his speciality surgical training in 2017, he was awarded Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) by the UK General Medical Council (GMC). From 2017, he worked as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at West Middlesex University Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In 2020, he was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the university teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the most prominent leading hospitals in the UK and Europe.
After successfully completing the respective exams, he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (General Surgery) and Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery (Coloproctology). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is a Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), Member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP), Member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), and Member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).
He specialises in abdominal and gastrointestinal surgery, oncological surgery, advanced colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery, and proctology. He is proficient in advanced minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Following a pan-European competitive selection process, he was awarded the prestigious European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Robotic Surgery Fellowship which was fully funded by Intuitive. He is an accredited endoscopist by the UK Joint Advisory Group (JAG), in both upper (gastroscopy) and lower (colonoscopy) gastrointestinal endoscopy.
He has been awarded a Doctorate in Medicine from the University College London for his research into the optimal surgical management of colorectal cancer liver metastases. He has a strong interest and knowledge of evidence-based medical practice demonstrated by a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Healthcare from University College London. He has completed a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law, at Manchester University, School of Law, which has provided him with in-depth analysis and extensive understanding of every day moral and legal issues faced by a surgeon.
He has an impressive academic record and has published extensively in the scientific literature with over 100 peer-reviewed international journal publications and book chapters, and with over 4000 citations. He has given numerous national and international presentations at scientific conferences, and he acts as a reviewer for several high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He has been the primary supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he is recognised as trainer by the General Medical Council (UK) in the roles of clinical and educational supervisor and in overseeing medical students’ educational progress.
He is an active member of the Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Centre. Previously, he held the titles of Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, and later, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. At present, on the basis of his sizeable contributions to research, he has been granted the esteemed title of Affiliated Assistant Professor, at the Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge.
• Fellow of the Royal College Surgeons of England (FRCS)
• Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS)
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
• Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
• Member of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
• Member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
• Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
• Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
• Member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
• Member of the British Medical Association (BMA)
• Member of the Cyprus Medical Association (CYMA)
• Member of the UK General Medical Council (GMC)
• Member of the Cyprus Medical Council
Advanced or recurrent cancer requiring multiorgan resection and pelvic exenteration
Complex pelvic surgery
Small bowel cancer, intestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Small bowel disease
Colorectal polyps, polypectomy
Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for rectal tumours
Acute appendicitis, appendiceal tumour
Acute abdomen and Peritonitis
Obstructive defecation syndrome
Stoma surgery (stoma formation, stoma reversal, stoma revision)
Gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Hernia surgery, open or laparoscopic hernia repair
Complex abdominal wall hernia surgery
Skin lesions removal and biopsy
Anal fissure treatment
Anal fistula treatment
Anal pruritus treatment
Rectal prolapse surgery