The career of Dr. Panos Gikas

Posted on January 24, 2019

Orthopaedic surgeon Panos Gikas has an extensive education background attending the University of London, St. George’s University of London with honors at both, along with getting his PhD from the University of Athens. He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Panos Gikas specializes in performing surgeries of the knees, hips, and a surgery for bone cancer. Years of practice and schooling have taught the doctor to be attentive and perform many surgeries. He has done research for the treatment of bone cancer, which can be a difficult matter to treat, along with researching treatments for hip and knee. Panos Gikas continues to do research on these matters to understand and find more effective methods of treatment.

In his spare time, he enjoys activities such as sailing and water skiing, along with enjoying traveling. The doctor also understands other languages such as Greek and is fluent in it. Panos Gikas primarily treats tumors located in the bones and tissue, along with doing surgeries of the knee and hip. He also does robotic surgery for joints, implant and knee surgery, as well as joint replacement and the doctor uses stem cells for some of his surgeries too. Along with being a doctor, he is also an author as he has published some chapters in books, 7 to be exact according to his website, along with many research papers as seen here https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/39500995_Panagiotis_D_Gikas that he worked on with other peers. He is currently researching other possible methods of treatment as he has a passion for improving service and the treatment of such surgeries. The doctor has been awarded grants for his research as indicated in this article and teaches other aspiring doctors in a hospital at the University of Portsmouth, along with mentoring others. He does teach some courses at the University of London, which he attended, and is a member of several societies like the royal society of medicine and other societies.

Panos Gikas Website

 

The Art of Living With Arthritis

Posted on May 08, 2015

Osteoarthritis is something that the greater majority of people should expect to face at some point in their life. The notion around the disease is that only elderly people can get it. This is a highly misconstrued myth. About 60 percent of the people living with osteoarthritis are actually under the age of 65. 52 million adults have to suffer with this disease every year. The more we spend our youth tinkering on small gadgets with tiny screens as well as other daunting tasks, the disease is almost sure to hit us. Doctors see a lot of cases where people develop the disease and have a loss of interest in activities that they used to love doing.

These people end up suffering through mild stages of depression and it can ultimately lead them to living a lethargic and inactive life. Jane Brody, a Health and Aging author for the New York Times, talks about how this is the exact opposite of what people should do. After many years with a love for tennis, osteoarthritis took away her inability to play. Instead of just sitting around her house withering away, Brody decided to find other activities to keep her moving. Water aerobics, gardening, and dog walking were all activities that she could pick up in lieu of tennis. Once she found a good routine, she didn’t even miss playing tennis. Mikal Watts said that the one lesson Brody wants people to remember is: osteoarthritis can take away a slight ability to move a certain joint, but it doesn’t have to take away your love for an active life.