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Best Cardiothoracic Surgeons in London, UK

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
23 years of experience
Thoracic Surgery

Professor Eric Lim is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College London. He received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Sheffield Medical School. His specialist heart and lung surgical training was at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. He spent time in medical research in Cambridge where he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine and in research methods London where he received his Masters of Science in Medical Statistics funded by a UK Medical Research Council Scholarship.

Professor Lim is a sub-specialist in Thoracic Surgery with specific expertise in lung and other chest cancers. His technical expertise is minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for lung cancer, pleural effusion, pneumothorax and other chest cancers, as well as complex surgery for advanced lung cancer involving airway and blood vessel reconstruction (to save as much normal lung as possible). 

He has an active interest in clinical and translational research. He is the Chief Investigator leading UK wide multicentre trials of surgery for mesothelioma (MARS 2) and VATS lobectomy (VIOLET). He is the head of the Biomedical Research Unit Cancer Consortia and leads a team of translational researchers focusing on blood based cancer diagnosis and predictive testing aspiring to shorten time to diagnosis and eliminate complications of conventional invasive tissue biopsy.

His research has led to over 100 peer review publications, he has authored two award winning textbooks (Medicine and Surgery, Churchill’s Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis) and 6 book chapters. Mr Lim chaired the British Thoracic Society and Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Guidelines on the Management of Lung Cancer in 2010, contributed to the European Society of Medical Oncology Early Stage Lung Cancer Guidelines in 2013 and European Neuroendocrine Tumours Management of Bronchopulmonary Carcinoids Guidelines in 2014.

He also the Chair of the UK Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative and served as a Councillor of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a member of the Steering Committee of the British Thoracic Oncology Group, an Associate Editor of Thorax and the Deputy Statistics Editor for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 years of experience
Cardiac Surgery , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 years of experience
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Mr Guido Michielon is a consultant paediatric cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He studied at Padua University, graduating with the highest honour (summa cum laude). He completed his clinical training in cardiac surgery in the USA, where he spent five years gaining experience in some of the country’s most renowned cardiac departments. This included Boston Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has complete surgical training in adult, congenital, paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery.

In 2001, he took on the position of attending paediatric cardiac surgeon at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy, where he specialised in aortic root and paediatric valve repair.

In 2012, he was appointed as a paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands.

Mr Michielon joined Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in 2015, where he is a consultant in paediatric cardiac surgery with special interest in neonatal surgery.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
28 years of experience
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery , Thoracic Surgery

Mr Kolveker is an experienced cardiac surgeon who is experienced in mitral valve repair and surgery for atrial fibrillation. He is also an experienced thoracic surgeon with special interests in video-assisted surgery for lung and diaphragm. 

He has also published extensively within his field. 


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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
21 years of experience
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery , Cardiac Surgery

Mr Deshpande joined King's College Hospital as a consultant in 2007, where he is now a senior consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Having trained in the South-East Thames London Cardiothoracic Surgical Programme he received a prestigious scholarship from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons to work in OLV Zeinkenhaus, Belgium to learn port-access endoscopic mitral valve repair surgery for mitral valve prolapse. In 2006, Mr Deshpande was appointed as Senior Registrar in Advanced Aortic & Robotic Cardiac Surgery at London's Royal Brompton Hospital.

On top of a wealth of expertise in general cardiothoracic surgery, Mr Deshpande is highly specialised in Minimally Invasive (Key Hole) Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery. He is well known for his use of bilateral internal mammary arteries for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) to achieve near-total arterial re-vascularisation for ischemic heart disease. Furthermore, he is globally renowned for endoscopic CABG performed as a “beating heart” procedure without opening the sternum. In addition to his clinical practice, Ranjit is one of the lead surgeons of the internationally renowned “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation” (TAVI) programme at King’s.

He is a prominent member of the complex major aortic surgery group, specially designed for aortic root and aortic dissection surgery, an initiative of the South London Cardiac Network. Mr Deshpande is also the Founder & Treasurer of the British & Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

In his spare time, Mr Deshpande enjoys spending time with his family, going to the theatre and playing cricket.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 years of experience
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery , Cardiac Surgery

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. 

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
13 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Mr Cesare Quarto is a consultant cardiac surgeon who treats private and NHS patients at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Mr Quarto trained as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Naples, Italy (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), where he graduated with honours.

His qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Aortic Disease, University of Naples
  • Diploma, Cardiac Surgery, Honours, University of Naples
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Honours, University of Naples.

He worked at Monaldi Hospital (Ospedale Monaldi) in Italy before moving to London in 2007. Since then he has extended his experience in aortic and general cardiac surgery, working with world-renowned cardiac surgeons at Royal Brompton Hospital. He was appointed as a consultant at the Trust in April 2013.

Mr Quarto jointly won three international awards for presentations about their world-first transcatheter heart valve implantation to treat mitral regurgitation (a leaking mitral valve), for patients not suitable for open heart surgery.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
38 years of experience

Neil Moat is an extremely experienced Cardiac surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital, where he sees both NHS and private patients.

Qualifying at St Mary's Hospital, London, he went on to train in Cardiothoracic surgery in Oxford, London and Southampton, before taking up post as consultant first at the University of Sheffield, and then the Royal Brompton, London. He is an expert in the fields of both coronary artery repair, as well as the surgical management of valvular disease. He has an international reputation for his successful treatment of mitral valve disease, speaking regularly at international events and receiving referrals from all over the world.

Along with colleagues at the Royal Brompton, Mr Moat has pioneered minimally invasive techniques of valve repair and replacement, facilitating the treatment of those who would be deemed unfit to undergo conventional cardiac surgery. He continues to work with international colleagues to bring cutting-edge techniques into UK practice. Similarly, he is involved in disseminating excellence in Cardiac surgery worldwide, particularly to Egypt.

A revered surgeon, Mr Moat is on the council of the Cardiothoracic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is an honorary senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute. Until 2007, He was Clinical Director of Cardiac Surgery at the Royal Brompton.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Mr J. Andreas Hoschtitzky is a consultant paediatric and adult cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospitals, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He studied medicine at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating in 1994. He then did his postgraduate training in cardiac surgery in London, Bristol and Manchester with congenital cardiac fellowships in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

From 2010-17, Mr Hoschtitzky was a consultant adult congenital cardiac surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals & Manchester Children’s Foundation Trust. He was the clinical lead at the northwest regional adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) service in Manchester and served as educational and clinical supervisor. While in that role, he set up the regional extended septal myectomy programme for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and was one of only a few surgeons in Europe performing valve repairs of all four heart valve including Ebstein’s anomaly.

From 2010-17, Mr Hoschtitzky worked as a paediatric cardiac surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, before joining Royal Brompton Hospital in 2017.

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Expert in: Cardiothoracic Surgery
48 years of experience

Mr Shore is a consultant cardiac surgeon. He is currently acting director of the heart division at Royal Brompton.

Mr Shore is the Professor practice (Congenital cardiac surgery) at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, recognising his academic contributions to his field. 

He has international recognition as an expert in the surgical management of adults with congenital heart disease.

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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?