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Professor Sunil Ohri - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G - 1.25 miles
The Harley Street Clinic - 1.25 miles
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
23 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Coronary Artery Surgery + 12 more

Professor Ohri is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon with a special interest in coronary artery bypass grafting. He is known for founding the use of endoscopic vein harvesting in University Hospital Southampton and for being one of only two surgeons there who are able to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVI).

Professor Ohri trained in cardiac surgery in London at the Middlesex Hospital, The Hammersmith Hospital and at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Harefield Hospital in cardiac transplantation. He undertook research at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital as a British Heart Foundation Fellow. He joined Southampton General Hospital as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon in 1998. He was appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer in 1999 by the University of Southampton and awarded a chair as Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2019.

Professor Ohri's clinical research interests are in the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass and in molecular mechanisms of aortic wall re-modelling which has resulted in the publication of over 120 peer reviewed publications and two books on cardiac surgery. In addition, he received the Award of Higher Degrees (MD and PHD) by the University of Southampton for his role in directing the research of cardiac fellows. His contributions to research are continued via his role on the editorial boards of the journal Heart and on the International Board of the Cardiothoracic network, CTS net.

Prof Ohri has performed over 6000 heart operations since 1998. He currently has one of the largest practices in the UK and performs over 300 major heart operations a year. He believes in tailoring evidence-based care to meet every patient’s individual needs. He is recognised as one of the UK’s top performing Cardiac Surgeons, both in terms of surgical outcomes and patient feedback testimonial.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Offer a complete spectrum of adult cardiac surgery, including:

  •  Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair or replacement 
  • Surgery of the aortic root and ascending aorta.
  • Beating heart (off-pump) CABG surgery with endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation
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68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE - 1.08 miles
One Heart Clinic Harley Street - 1.08 miles
68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
Recommended by 4 specialists
28 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement, Heart Surgery + 5 more

Roberto Casula is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College NHS Trust in London. He was appointed at Imperial in 2001.

He is one of the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the UK in both traditional and key-hole heart procedures; he performed the first successful robotic and minimal access heart operations in the UK in 2003. He has been offering his patients all available minimal access heart operations including coronary revascularisation, mitral, tricuspid valve repair and replacements, minimal access aortic valve replacements and minimal access surgical or hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation.

Roberto graduated at Padova University Medical School in Italy in 1989, and then trained in the UK in Cardiac, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Organs Transplantation. He is registered with the GMC (no.: 4003801) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. His excellent cardiac surgical results over 20 years activity have been regularly published by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and are available in the public domain.

Over the last two decades, Mr Casula has been honoured to be invited as a visiting surgeon and has personally performed traditional, minimal access and robotic cardiac operations in other European countries and prestigious Heart Centres including Milan, Bologna, Bari, Florence, Pisa, Udine, Athens, the Middle East and the West Indies.

Since his first consultant appointment in 1998, Dr Casula has carried out over five thousand traditional major cardiac operations and performed the entire spectrum of cardiac surgical procedures including reoperations, complex isolated or multiple valves combined procedures, coronary revascularisation and atrial fibrillation surgery.

His academic interests have mainly focused on new surgical technology and surgical innovation, robotics and frailty assessment in the elderly and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and a 550 pages textbook and atlas in Minimal Invasive Thoracic and Cardiac and Surgery.

Mr Casula is one of few experienced heart surgeons in the UK with a large and established experience in both minimal access and traditional heart operations and each patient is assessed according to his/her clinical needs and suitability for either type of surgical approach.

He is available for your surgical suitability assessment if you have been told that only a traditional operation is possible in your case and you wish to have a second opinion.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

 Minimally Invasive tele-assited Aortic, mitral and tricuspid surgery

Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive

Thoracoscopic

Aortic surgery

Mitral surgery

Tricuspid surgery

atrial fibrillation and minimal access AF surgery 

off pump coronary revascularisation 

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35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G - 1.25 miles
The Harley Street Clinic - 1.25 miles
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
31 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery + 11 more

Mr Inderpaul Birdi is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon working for both the public and private sector. He is a renowned surgeon in performing heart surgery and has a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery, including keyhole surgery.

He qualified in Medicine in 1989 from the University of Nottingham, before developing a specialist interest in cardiac surgery through his training. He completed his training at The Royal Papworth Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital which enhanced his interest. To further satisfy his curiosity, he undertook fellowships for the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993 and 2002. A year later he took up his position as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.

Mr Birdi has treated thousands of patients with heart disease. He can perform keyhole surgery, heart valve repair and replacement, coronary artery surgery, heart bypass surgery and many more heart procedures. Having gained more than 17 years of experience in minimally invasive surgery, he has delivered on accurate surgical techniques, demonstrated by excellent results in the long-term.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Keyhole Heart Surgery
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Coronary artery surgery
  • Keyhole Coronary artery surgery (including multi-vessel grafting)
  • Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Team
  • Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Artificial Heart Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
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Mr Kulvinder Lall - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 1.80 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 1.80 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 2 specialists
31 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery + 11 more

Mr Kulvinder Lall is a leading Cardiothoracic Surgeon based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He was first appointed at the age of 36 and was known to be one of the youngest cardiac surgeons in the UK. He qualified in Medicine in 1989 from the University of London, before undertaking specialist training in London, Glasgow and Sydney.

Mr Lall specialises in aortic, coronary, mitral and electrophysiological surgery, and has performed more than 5000 heart operations as an NHS Surgeon. He enjoys undertaking research and has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Apart from surgery and his research, he teaches cardiac surgery to medical students and doctors in the USA, Europe, China, Hong Kong and Israel. He is also known to implant the first stentless heart valve in Asia. More recently, he has implanted sutureless heart valves in London and has presented his data in many international conferences. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Minimal Access Aortic Valve Surgery (MiAVR)
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH)
  • Artificial Heart Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Heart Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimal Access AVR via RAT approach (Global Proctor for LivaNova).
  • Aortic Surgery (Arch & FET)
  • Coronary Artery Surgery with Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH)
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Mr David Lawrence - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist

Mr David Lawrence

Cardiothoracic Surgery

35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G - 1.25 miles
The Harley Street Clinic - 1.25 miles
35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G

Mr David Lawrence

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
30 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumors, Thoracic (Lung) Surgery + 14 more

Mr David Lawrence is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in the treatment and diagnosis of cardiothoracic conditions including lung cancer and mitral valve issues. He sees private patients at The Harley Street Clinic.

Dr Lawrence gained his primary medical qualifications at King’s College London in 1990, after which he undertook his specialist training at various renowned London Hospitals including Harefield Hospital, Kings College London, St George's, The Hammersmith and The Heart Hospitals. During this time, Dr Lawrence worked towards his Master of Surgery Degree, where he undertook Gene Therapy research. After this he was appointed as Thoracic Surgeon at the University College London Heart Hospital. Dr Lawrence is well versed in minimally invasive Thoracic surgical techniques such as the Da Vinci Robotic Si Surgical system, as well as more conventional straight forward surgical procedures.

Dr Lawrence centres his practice around a holistic approach and evidence-based medicine, in order to provide his patients with the information they require to make informed decisions regarding their treatment. This allows him to deliver the highest standard of care. Dr Lawrence is also an active member of the research community, authoring various papers on mesothelioma and coronary artery surgery.

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77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU - 1.12 miles
Royal Brompton Private Outpatients & Diagnostics - 1.12 miles
77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU
25 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Valve Repair or Replacement, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair + 10 more

Mr Fabio De Robertis is a consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon primarily based at Harefield Hospital, who treats both NHS and private patients.

Mr De Robertis trained as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Naples, Italy, focusing on structural heart disease, including techniques for the management of aortic aneurysm and valve infection. In 2000, he joined Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub at Harefield Hospital to obtain further subspecialty training in complex cardiac conditions and transplantation. 

In 2007, he completed a fellowship in mitral surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital where he trained in mitral reconstructive surgery and TAVI. In 2009 he was appointed as a consultant in cardiac surgery and transplantation.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Mr De Robertis has vast clinical expertise in many aspects of cardiac surgery, including: 

  • coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) – with off-pump (beating heart) technique, arterial conduits and minimally invasive endoscopic harvesting
  • minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MIDCAB, mini-sternotomy, mini-thoracotomy) 
  • valve repair or replacement
  • complex mitral valve reconstructive surgery
  • aortic valve and root surgery with human substitutes (homograft) and prosthetic substitutes
  • septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • infective endocarditis
  • redo surgery
  • aortic aneurysm surgery including PEARS procedure
  • chest wall reconstruction for the treatment of recurrent sternal dehiscence following cardiac surgery
  • heart and lung transplantation
  • surgical therapies for cardiac failure including ventricular assist device (VAD) surgery.


  • Hypertrophic Obstructive CardioMyopathy (HOCM)
  • Off-Pump beating heart revascularisation (OPCAB) with total arterial conduits
  • Aortic work: valve and great vessels including the aortic arch
  • PEARS implantation for connective tissue disorder
  • Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Valve repair / reconstruction
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantation
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Mr Toufan Bahrami - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist

Mr Toufan Bahrami

Cardiothoracic Surgery

77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU - 1.12 miles
Royal Brompton Private Outpatients & Diagnostics - 1.12 miles
77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU

Mr Toufan Bahrami

Cardiothoracic Surgery

20 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery + 7 more

Mr Toufan Bahrami is a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Harefield Hospital where he leads the minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery service. He has considerable expertise in endoscopic minimally invasive heart surgery, particularly mitral valve repair surgery and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Mr Bahrami qualified at Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris, France where he later trained under various pioneering doctors, including Professor Alain Carpentier, Sir Magdi Yacoub and Professor Alain Cabrol. His successful career has seen him complete between 3,000 and 4,000 surgical procedures on the heart. These utilised innovative surgical techniques and includes the UK’s first endoscopic vein harvesting surgery, implanting the first Inspiris Resilia aortic valve using a minimally invasive technique and the first worldwide mitral valve repair, valve repair ablation and CABG using a minimally invasive technique. He also was the first surgeon to perform the first double-lung transplant from a non-heart beating donor.

Mr Bahrami continues to have a strong clinical research programme with a focus on the development of new technology in cardiac surgery. His work has been widely published in medical journals and has made him a highly respected leader in his field.

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Mr Michael Sabetai - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist

Mr Michael Sabetai

Cardiothoracic Surgery

St Thomas? Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7EH - 0.68 miles
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare - 0.68 miles
St Thomas? Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7EH

Mr Michael Sabetai

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Recommended by 2 specialists
24 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Arch Replacement, Aortic Valve Repair + 6 more
Mr Ulrich Rosendahl - Aortic Valve Replacement Specialist

Mr Ulrich Rosendahl

Cardiothoracic Surgery

77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU - 1.12 miles
Royal Brompton Private Outpatients & Diagnostics - 1.12 miles
77 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9RU

Mr Ulrich Rosendahl

Cardiothoracic Surgery

9 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Repair, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy + 7 more

Mr Ulrich Rosendahl is a consultant cardiac surgeon based at Royal Brompton Hospital, who treats private and NHS patients.

Mr. Rosendhal studied medicine at the University of Münster, Germany. In 1988, he started his training in heart surgery at Texas Heart Institute, USA, under Dr Denton Cooley, who was famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. He then trained in general and vascular surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Afterwards, Mr Rosendahl returned to heart surgery and was appointed a training post in heart surgery at the German Heart Centre in Berlin under Professor Roland Hetzer. Subsequently, he became co-founder and then senior consultant at the Heart Centre in Lahr, Germany.

In 2012, he was appointed as a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Mr. Rosendhal is highly experienced, with 30-year career in heart surgery, he has performed over 5,000 open heart operations. In addition, he has supervised and observed the clinical course of many more thousands of patients who underwent heart operations.

Mr Rosendahl also offers minimally invasive heart surgery.

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78 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HJ - 1.21 miles
Harley Street Clinic - 1.21 miles
78 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7HJ
29 years of experience
Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Repair, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Coronary Artery Surgery + 10 more

Mr. Jonathan Anderson is an experienced Cardiac and Thoracic surgeon with an emphasis on aortic valve surgery, surgery of the aorta, CABG and redo surgery.

In addition, he also undertakes most forms of thoracic surgery with an emphasis on lung cancer surgery. He has, in the past, been Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board for Cardiothoracic surgery and am a GMC accredited trainer. He is also a reviewer for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians in a role that helps poorly functioning surgeons or services get back on track. 

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What is an aortic valve replacement?

An aortic valve replacement is a surgical procedure that treats diseases of the aortic valve, one of the four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart. The surgery involves the replacement of a damaged or faulty aortic valve with a new one that is either made of synthetic materials or animal tissue.

What happens during an aortic valve replacement?

Aortic valve replacement surgery is a major operation and is performed under general anaesthetic. At the beginning of the procedure, the surgeon makes a 25 cm incision on your chest. Alternatively, minimally invasive techniques are used, which involves smaller incisions, or the insertion of a catheter in the leg or chest – this specific procedure is known as a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A more recent innovation is sutureless aortic valve replacement, a new technique, which doesn’t involve sewing the new valve into position. These less invasive methods can lead to shorter hospital stays and reduced recovery times.

After the surgeon makes the incision, your heart is stopped and its job is taken over by a heart-lung bypass machine. The damaged valve is then removed and replaced with a mechanical valve, or with a valve made of pig, cow, or human heart tissue. The procedure involving the implant of a mechanical valve is known as a prosthetic aortic valve replacement and can be made of stainless steel, pyrolytic carbon, or ceramic. If you had a mechanical valve fitted, there will be an increased risk of developing blood clots so you will need to take blood thinning medications for the rest of your life.

How long does an aortic valve replacement surgery take?

It depends. Traditional open heart surgery with a 25 cm chest incision can take between 3 to 6 hrs whilst a TAVR takes less time. 

Aortic valve replacement recovery time

If you had minimally invasive surgery, recovery could take a few days. But, if you had open heart surgery, recovery takes much longer. After surgery, you’re likely to spend a day or more in an intensive care unit (ICU), followed by at least a week stay in the hospital ward. During this time your healthcare team will look out for signs of infection in the wounds, regularly check your vital signs (blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate), and manage your pain.

When you come back home, you need to take things easy. The breastbone will take between 6 to 8 weeks to heal so you need to avoid any strenuous activity, such as heavy lifting and driving. You can gradually return to normal day-to-day activities over the next few weeks. You can return to work after 6 to 8 weeks if you have a desk-related job, and 12 weeks if your role involves intense physical activity. Full recovery can take up to 3 months. 

6 months after an aortic valve replacement – what to expect?

As mentioned earlier, aortic valve replacement surgery is a major operation so it can take its toll on you both mentally and physically. For example, you may find that you’ll become more emotional than usual and cry easily. After 6 months, everything should more or less go back to normal. You will be able to go back to normal activities, such as working, travelling, shopping, and doing the household chores.

However, whilst it’s likely that you’ll be able to move freely, some people may find that there are days when they’ll have aches and pains all over their body, including the chest, the back and the hips. So, it’s better to listen to your body, take the opportunity to keep active when you feel well, and take it easy if you feel you’re having an off-day. You will also regularly visit your cardiologist for an echocardiogram to see if your heart and valves are still working normally.