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Mr Keith Graetz


Consultant Transplant and General Surgeon and Clinical Director for Transplant

I have been a consultant surgeon in Portsmouth for over 10 years. My specialist interests include live donor kidney surgery (donor and recipient) and laparoscopic and open splenectomy surgery.

I also offer a high volume renal failure surgery, abdominal hernia and benign biliary surgery service. This is supported by active involvement with emergency transplant/renal failure surgery and general surgery.

I am currently the Clinical Lead for Transplantation in Portsmouth and actively participate in live donor pathway development at a national level. I also have an extended role in mentoring, supervising and training junior surgeons and newly qualified doctors.


Mr Paul Gibbs


Consultant Transplant Surgeon

I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, in 1992. I worked with the transplant units at Harefield, Cardiff, Portsmouth and Oxford before taking up my substantive post at the Wessex Kidney Centre in February 2005. 

As both a trained vascular and renal transplant surgeon I have a special interest in vascular access and I am the departmental lead. I have been a member of the British Transplantation Society Council (2011 to 2017).

I am currently a member of the BTS Ethics Committee. I am also a committee member of the BTS Chapter of Surgeons, the Plymouth and Portsmouth representative on the Kidney Advisory Group.

I also serve as the Secretary of the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland since 2014, and will become the President in Sept 2017.

Having been a founder member of the altruistic donor charity Give a Kidney: one’s enough in 2011, I continue to be a Trustee and member of the charity’s steering committee.


Mr Prodromos Laftsidis

Consultant Transplant Surgeon

I have been a Consultant Transplant and Vascular Access Surgeon in Portsmouth since 2015.

I completed my surgical training at Democritus University of Thrace in Greece where I also completed my MSc and I am currently a PhD candidate.

I worked as a senior HPB fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London Clinic and North Manchester Hospital. In April 2012 I was appointed at the Cardiff and Vale University Hospital of Wales where I was trained in kidney and pancreas transplantation and multi-organ procurement. I am affiliated with the transplant unit of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

My areas of interest are transplantation, laparoscopic living donor nephrectomies and complex vascular access.


Mr Szabolcs Horvath

Consultant Transplant Surgeon

I qualified from Medical University of Pecs, Hungary in 2004. I worked in the Department of Surgery, Medical University of Pecs between 2004 and 2013 with an interest of general, transplant and hepatobiliary surgery including keyhole surgery for hernias, gallstones and nephrectomies. I finished my training and became a consultant surgeon in 2012. Between 2013 and 2016 I was a post CCT clinical fellow in Transplantation and Organ retrieval in Cardiff Transplant Unit, University Hospital of Wales.

I joined Wessex Kidney Centre in Portsmouth in 2016 as a locum consultant transplant and general surgeon and in June 2017 I have been appointed to a substantive post. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery including donor nephrectomies, hernias and gallbladder operations and also in postgraduate surgical training. I am a member of the British Transplant Society, European Society of Organ Transplantation, Hungarian Transplant Society, and Hungarian Surgical Society. The reason I have decided to come to Portsmouth is the expansion of this active, motivated and supportive transplant unit.




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