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Best Cardiothoracic Surgeons in London, UK

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Mr Kristo Papa Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Kristo Papa Cardiothoracic Surgery

5 years of experience
Expert in: Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), Tracheal Stenosis, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy + 6 more

Mr. Kristo is a surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgeon that studied in Italy, earning his MD in 2008 from the University of L' Aquila. Finished the speciality in Cardiothoracic Surgery in University of Verona Italy 2014. And in 2015 finished Master in Cardiology University of La Sapienza Rome Italy.


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Mr Roberto Casula Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Roberto Casula Cardiothoracic Surgery

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27 years of experience
Expert in: Aortic valve replacement, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve 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.

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Mr Mario Petrou Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Mario Petrou Cardiothoracic Surgery

29 years of experience
Expert in: Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) + 5 more

Mr Mario Petrou attended University College London attaining his MBBS in 1990, he then went on to achieved his PhD in 1996. He was a cardiothoracic trainee at the Royal Brompton Hospital from 1997 to 2002 before being appointed a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon in 2002.

After this, he moved to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 2011. He was Head of Programme for Complex Aortic Surgery and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery in Oxford before returning to the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2019. 

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Mr Fabio De Robertis Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Fabio De Robertis Cardiothoracic Surgery

24 years of experience
Expert in: Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic valve repair + 10 more

Mr Fabio De Robertis is a Consultant in Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals working with private and NHS patients. He has a vast experience in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Structural Heart Disease (valves, aorta, Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy) and surgery for the failing heart.

His opinion is highly valued by his colleagues also outside his institution. He belongs to numerous experts panels of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) in the London Area to advise on the best treatment for patients requiring both main stream or subspecialty cardiac surgery.

He also works at Harley Street Clinic in London for private patients only. He is a registered provider for all the biggest health insurance companies and would consider registering for the ones not listed below on an ad hoc basis.

Mr De Robertis built his expertise in complex cardiac conditions by working with several internationally renowned surgeons during the course of his entire career and maintains collaborations with many of them. The bulk of his experience was formed at institutions in Naples and Rome - Italy; London; Cleveland Clinic - Ohio and Yale University - Connecticut, USA.

His first interest was in coronary surgery performed on a beating heart whilst utilising arterial conduits. In 1996 whilst training at the University of Naples Federico II, he completed his MD with a thesis on the benefits of this technique. Mr De Robertis has been practicing Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) with arterial conduits ever since.

He moved to Rome and worked at the San Camillo Hospital in the field of structural heart disease. In particular Mr De Robertis dedicated time learning the techniques for the treatment of aortic aneurysm and infection of the valves, including minimally invasive mitral repair.

He later joined Professor Yacoub and Mr Khaghani at Harefield Hospital to obtain further subspecialty training in complex cardiac conditions and transplantation. It is there that Mr De Robertis refined his expertise in the most advanced techniques he currently uses, with a 18-month spell at the Royal Brompton Hospital entirely dedicated to the training in mitral reconstructive surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI).

By the time of his appointment in 2009 as a Consultant Cardiac & Transplant Surgeon, Mr De Robertis had gained a wide experience not only in routine cardiac surgery but also in the subspecialty fields of redo surgery, aorto-vascular surgery, infective endocarditis, valve sparing root replacement, reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive techniques and of course …. beating heart surgery.

Learning never stops and few years into his consultant appointment at the Royal Brompton & Harefield, one of the biggest cardiac surgery institutions in the UK, Mr De Robertis interest expanded towards the surgical treatment for Hypertrophic Obstructive CardioMyopathy (HOCM).

Mr De Robertis offers a modern approach to this condition by integrating advanced imaging and electrophysiology with reconstructive surgery techniques. Borrowing from his experience in different subspecialties, Mr De Robertis is able to combined different parts of the operations extracted from different techniques and offers a completely tailored operation to cater for all anatomical variances that may be encountered.

He consolidated his practice by experience at the Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA and later on at the Yale University, CT, USA, both institutions regarded as centres of excellence in the world for the treatment of HOCM.

Upon his return to UK, he developed a strong surgical team that grew from strength to strength and it has now reached international resonance as confirmed by the numerous invitations Mr De Robertis receives for lecturing on the subject.

Mr De Robertis individualises the care for each patient based on their assessment. He makes use of the most modern integrated imaging techniques and discussion of the results among expert panels in MDTs. He always makes sure his patients understand what their condition is all about, what can be done for it and what to expect during the period they will spend in hospital and thereafter.

Mr De Robertis interest to guarantee safety and provide excellence for all patients was once again demonstrated during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time when all other Units in London had been converted to treat Coronavirus patients only, his institution was tasked to provide cardiac surgery for half of capital city and beyond. Suddenly they were flooded with emergency and non-deferrable cases.

Mr De Robertis designed a specific Covid-19 protocol of screening for all patients requiring cardiac interventions. This allowed the treatment of all these life-threatening heart conditions without jeopardising the safety of patients and staff. Thanks in part to this protocol, his institution performed the highest number of heart operations in London and with zero patients experiencing a new sero-conversion whilst at the hospital.

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Mr Toufan Bahrami Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Toufan Bahrami Cardiothoracic Surgery

19 years of experience

Mr Toufan Bahrami is a consultant cardiac surgeon. His NHS base is Harefield Hospital. Mr Bahrami treats both private and NHS patients.

He trained and qualified at Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris, France.

In France and in the UK, he trained and worked with three pioneers in cardiac surgery: Professor Alain Carpentier (who pioneered the technique of mitral valve repair surgery as well as artificial (biological) valves), Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub (who pioneered aortic valve surgery, homograft, stentless valve, and heart and lung transplantation) and Professor Alain Cabrol (who did the first heart transplantation in Europe).

Before working for Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Mr Bahrami worked as a consultant at Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London Chest Hospital.

He has been at Harefield Hospital since 2001. He is the lead surgeon in minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery, and the lead surgeon in minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery.

Alongside this, he is an honorary consultant at four other NHS hospitals:

  • Wycombe General Hospital, Buckinghamshire
  • St. Peter’s Hospital, Surrey
  • Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Bedfordshire
  • Epsom Hospital, Surrey.

Clinical expertise

Mr Toufan Bahrami is nationally and internationally recognised in minimally invasive, endoscopic (keyhole) cardiac surgery and mitral valve repair. He has completed over 3,000 surgical procedures on the heart.

Mr Bahrami’s expertise in cardiac and transplant surgery includes:

  • endoscopic valve repair and replacement
  • endoscopic invasive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • endoscopic surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • endoscopic vein harvesting
  • mitral valve repair – Mr Bahrami trained and worked in France with Professor Alain Carpentier who pioneered the technique
  • heart and lung transplantation
  • ventricular assist devices (artificial hearts).

Mr Bahrami gives all his patients a personalised approach to care. His multidisciplinary team evaluates every patient to first determine whether they need surgery and then appropriate guideline therapy and timing of intervention will be applied.

Mr Bahrami is at the forefront of developments in endoscopic minimally invasive heart surgery. Instead of conventional surgery, heart valves are replaced or repaired by gaining access to the heart through a small incision between the ribs. For this, he uses a thoracoscope to view the chest cavity and to guide his movements.

In addition, Mr Bahrami performs coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) through a mini-incision on the side of the chest while the heart is beating (called off-pump CABG) rather than using a heart bypass machine. In 2007, he performed the first double-lung transplant from a non-heart beating donor.

These procedures offer the benefits of conventional open-heart surgery but with less traumatic injury (smaller incision), a shorter stay in hospital, a smaller and more aesthetic scar and a much quicker recovery time.

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Miss Emma Beddow Cardiothoracic Surgery

Miss Emma Beddow Cardiothoracic Surgery

25 years of experience
Expert in: Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, Thoracic (lung) Surgery, Tracheal Stenosis + 3 more

Ms Emma Beddow studied medicine between 1989 and 1994 at the London Hospital Medical College (now part of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry). Continuing her training, she became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998.

Between 2000 and 2006, she was a specialist registrar in thoracic surgery for the north London rotation.

In December 2006, Ms Beddow was appointed a consultant thoracic surgeon at Harefield Hospital.

She regularly gives second opinions of highly complex high risk cases and often accepts them for surgery, pushing the boundaries aiming for cure.

She has co-authored a 'Handbook of Cardiothoracic Surgery,' writes in peer review journals and has a passion for teaching.

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Mr Jullien Gaer Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Jullien Gaer Cardiothoracic Surgery

36 years of experience

Mr Jullien Gaer is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He graduated from the University of London in 1983 and completed his postgraduate training at some of Europe’s leading centres of cardiac surgery, including:

  • Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals
  • Royal Postgraduate Medical School (now part of Imperial College London)
  • Broussais Hospital, Paris.

He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1986, and was awarded his Master of Surgery (University of London) in 1996.

Mr Gaer was previously a consultant at St. George’s Hospital in London and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Harefield Hospital.

He has worked extensively in the Middle East, China and South East Asia. He is an honorary professor of surgery to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (the armed forces of China).

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Mr Nizar Asadi Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Nizar Asadi Cardiothoracic Surgery

6 years of experience
Expert in: minimally invasive heart surgery, Tracheal Stenosis, Thoracic (lung) Surgery, Thoracoscopy or VATS

Mr Nizar Asadi qualified in medicine in 2006 from the University of Bologna in Italy. Asadi then completed his training in thoracic surgery in Italy and in the UK.

Asadi has held positions at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in Asadi was appointed as a consultant thoracic surgeon at The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Trust in 2017.

Asadi performs Adult and paediatric thoracic surgery, Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lung resection, Chest wall surgery, Tracheal surgery, Pectus deformities surgery and his special interests include Locally advanced lung and chest wall tumours, Benign and malignant pleural disease, Airway stenting and cryotherapy and Minimally invasive mediastinal tumour resection.

Asadi is a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery and the Association of medical practitioners, surgeons and dentists of the District of Bologna.

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Mr Ulrich Rosendahl Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Ulrich Rosendahl Cardiothoracic Surgery

8 years of experience
Expert in: minimally invasive heart surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement

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

He 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.

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Mr Simon Jordan Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mr Simon Jordan Cardiothoracic Surgery

27 years of experience
Expert in: Oesophageal Cancer, Thoracic (lung) Surgery, Lung Cancer

Mr Simon Jordan received his MD from Imperial College London for his research which investigated the inflammatory response of the lung in response to major chest surgery.

He trained in general thoracic surgery at Royal Brompton Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London Chest Hospital. He has also spent time training in Belfast, Bristol and Leeds.

Mr Jordan was appointed consultant thoracic surgeon at the Trust in 2006 and is chair of the cancer team at Royal Brompton Hospital.


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What is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon? 

Cardiothoracic surgery is a sub-field of surgery with a particular emphasis on the surgical treatment of major abnormalities of the thorax including coronary bypass operations and the removal of a solid mass tumour from the chest cavity.

When to see a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?

You may be referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon if you require an operation to the organs inside the chest cavity. This may include complex cardiac surgery and surgery on the lung. Common procedures performed by cardiothoracic surgeons include coronary bypass operations, cardiac valve operations and lung cancer resections.

What conditions does a Cardiothoracic Surgeon treat?

What procedures can you find at a Cardiothoracic Surgery clinic?