Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
13th February 2024
I have had a problem for a long time and the solution was long overdue. I was recommended to see Dr Markos Daskalakis. I am so pleased I did. He saw me, realised the urgency and made recommendations for the surgery needed. Moreover he EXPLAINED everything to me and my husband in words and ways I could understand! There was no clockwatching, or rushing the information, which for me was important. I was shown exactly what was to be done, when and where. The cost was broken down clearly, and appointments made, so I awaited for my date to arrive (short time span) The pre-op he arranged raised a couple of serious issues for me, which were dealt with quickly and so the date arrived. I was greeted and made ready for my procedure. Dr Daskalakis saw me before theatre and soon after arrival back on the ward. Post procedure advice was given - and has been followed! My follow up appointment was again clear and concise. I am extremely happy with the care, attention to detail and the ease of keeping in contact. Any queries I had, small and large were answered clearly and promptly. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr Daskalakis.
Written by a private patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
19th August 2023
Words alone can’t describe the care and attention given. Dr Markos was really patient and explained everything in details, no questions was too much and he came to see me day and night after the procedure to make sure i was ok and everything was going well. I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon than him, he is an absolute best.
Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
24th February 2023
I had a gastric sleeve performed by Mr Markos Daskalakis, at the Spire Parkway Hospital in December 2022, from the very first telephone appointment he put me at ease and answered all of my questions. On the day of the surgery I was nervous, anxious and in a bit of a state but he spent the time I needed with me and did not leave until I was happy and at ease. I had 0 complications after the surgery, didn't need any pain killers the day after surgery and didn't suffer any sickness at all and still haven't. He also allowed me to see the pictures of the surgery, he also checked on me the whole time I was in hospital. I cannot thank Mr Markos Daskalakis enough, I am 3 months post-op and have list 3 stone 3lbs so far.
Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
17th June 2022
So kind, thorough and helpful. Made me feel so comfortable and ensured I understood everything.
Written by a private patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
10th June 2022
I had VGS surgery with Dr Daskalaskis at Spire Parkway hospital in August 2021. In the following 10 months I have gone on to lose 11 stone, have zero complications and have a new lease on life. Dr Daskalaskis is so respectful, kind and professional, I honestly couldn't recommend him more highly. As an obese person you get used to being treated a certain way by medical staff. Dr Daskalaskis treated me with such humanity and kindness. He is an excellent surgeon. The day after my surgery I cried and thanked him for changing my life, and he said "you have changed your own life". Yes, but I couldn't have done it without the amazing work he did. Thank you Dr Daskalaskis.
Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
25th November 2021
Until 2 months ago, my husband and I, lived in Crete, Greece and are now living back in the UK permanently. Following 12 months of stomach problems, in June this year, I was recommended to Dr Daskalakis. At our first and subsequent meeting at his surgery in Chania Crete, Dr Daskalakis explained everything, in a detailed, professional and friendly manner, which gave my husband and I every confidence, in what was an anxious time. Following tests and scans, Dr Daskalakis performed Laparoscopic surgery on me, in July at the Iasis Hospital,  Chania. Pre and post op, he was always available and talked us through any concerns. The operation was a complete success and I'm happy to say my stomach is the best it has been for a number of years. I cannot recommend Dr Daskalakis  highly enough, a brilliant surgeon, very professional, and an extremely nice person. Elizabeth Tennant.
Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
24th November 2021
My first visit for Dr. Marcos was pleasant and made feel at ease, I felt I can trust him due to his caring nature. After my examination he explained my condition in very informative details, toward the end of my visit, I knew that I will have him due the operation without any hesitation. From my positive experience before and after the surgery Dr. Marcos was very tentative for my needs. I highly recommend him for hernia surgery. Abdelrahim Shamroukh.
Written by a private patient at Burcot Hall
19th November 2021
Mr Daskalakis preformed a gastric sleeve operation on myself a couple of weeks ago now. I can genuinely not recommend this surgeon enough. He was so informative, knowledgeable and kind in his manner when dealing with me as a patient. Sadly due to covid our consultation was over the phone, so I only actually met him on the day of surgery. But, from that phone call, to the day I left the hospital (which I must add, also looked after me wonderfully) he was very informative and treated me individually to the others that were there going through the same procedure. Markos is clearly very passionate about what the impact gastric sleeve operation can have on our future, after years of struggle with obesity. His team at Burcote Hall hospital were also wonderful! From the welcome when I arrived at reception, to the lovely doctors taking bloods, to the nurses care before and after surgery, to the team in the operation theatre and the housekeeping cleaning crew were amazingly supportive after surgery! They have a really nice team and set up at Burcote Hall. Really can’t thank Markos enough for giving me the tool to help me improve my health and future.
Written by a private patient at Burcot Hall
10th November 2021
After considering bariatric surgery over the years, and researching surgeons thoroughly, I decided that Mr Markos Daskalakis was preferred surgeon. Mr Daskalakis performed my gastric bypass, he was very considerate and explained the procedure fully. I felt very reassured knowing he was my surgeon. I would thoroughly recommend him and have already done so.
Written by a private patient at Burcot Hall
30th September 2021
I had weight loss surgery with Mr Daskalakis, he was very informative during my consultation call and answered any question I had. When it came to my surgery he was very professional and I could tell I was in the hands of someone who took their job seriously and would make sure I received the best care. I would recommend Mr Daskalakis to anyone considering surgery with him as you can tell he takes pride in his work and is a true professional.
Written by a private patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
16th August 2021
Mr Daskalakis performed a vertical gastric sleeve for me. He was clear and honest, gave me time and the opportunity to ask questions and put any anxiety to rest. I asked for photos of my surgery and he supplied these without question. He visited me each day until I left (3 days) and each time, gave me great advice on how to maximise the sleeves potential. I like his honest approach and would have surgery with him again if needed.
Written by a private patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
27th June 2021
Dr Daskalakis was absolutely incredible. He took his time explaining my procedure to me he listened to my concerns and always made time to answer my questions (and I had A LOT of questions) he checked in on me regularly after my surgery and made sure I was happy and comfortable and understood what was needed from me post surgery to ensure I got the best results. Couldn't recommend him enough.
Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
19th September 2019
Mr Daskalakis done my Hernia operation at Spire Parkway 7 weeks ago when I first met him he came over very friendly and caring he explained the procedure to me and made me feel relaxed as this was the first surgery I've ever had and he knew I was very anxious.I asked to see him a couple of weeks later as I had some concern he seen me in clinic and again put my mind at rest everything was fine,I have now been discharged from his care and wanted to say he is the nicest person I have ever met in the medical profession a real Gentleman and a real pleasure to have met him.
Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
2nd January 2019
Such a wonderful man very talented in his field he discusses everything in depth with you and always gives you the opportunity to ask questions . He performed bariatric surgery on me and has totally changed my life and he is genuinely happy to see you happy. I couldn’t recommend Mr Daskalakis enough.
Written by a patient at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
31st January 2018
Fantastic surgeon. Explained everything in great detail and gave me opportunities to ask all my questions. Never talked down to me. I literally trust him with my life!

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