Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

BSc MBChB MRCP PhD

Cardiology

Recommended by  
6 specialists

16 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.99
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“My mum was taken by ambulance to St Mary in July 2019. Blood test showed damaged to the heart. She was then transferred to Hammersmith Hospital Heart Attack unit. A team of cardiologist saw her. The consultant Dr Nijjer explained they decided she needed rotablation to clear the blockage a big calcified lump in the left main artery, and to put a stent in. He said it was a high the risk procedure -10%. They will be no debris as the drilling is so fast that the calcium will vaporise. But the risk is high due to age, (90) her diabetes, kidneys at stage 3, and her dementia. A fragile brain can make her delirious and she may never come out of it. Dr Nijjer performed the operation on her. 3 stents were out in her. It is a success. She is alive today and mobile with no more breathing difficulties. She does most activities independently including going up 2 flights of stairs . She owes her life to Dr Nijjer. As a family we are so grateful. Most of all whenever we speak to Dr Nijjer he so patient, so clear in explaining the procedure, her condition to us and sharing our concerns and anxiety. One cannot ask for a better and more compassionate and understanding surgeon. My mother is a very lucky person to have come across Dr Nijjer. “
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6103417
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    475 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    0 reviews

    BMI Syon Clinic

    941 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom, TW8 9DU
    115 reviews

    One Heart Clinic

    68 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 7HE
    301 reviews

    About

    Dr. Nijjer (see his website, DrNijjer.com) is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary heart disease. Dr Nijjer is available in person and via video consultations - these are available daily, even in the evenings and weekends. He sees patients with chest pain or angina, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure, and all cardiac problems.

    He works a Consultant Cardiologist at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He undertakes his private practice at 68 Harley Street as part of the One Heart Clinic. He also see patients at BMI Syon Clinic, BMI Bishops Wood, the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. He also see patients at the private facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

    Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention (angiography and stenting) at the catheter suites of the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. He also performs procedures at the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital including pacemakers. He provides a full range of invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital which provides 24/7 care for patients suffering from a heart attack.

    Dr Nijjer is an internationally recognised expert in invasive coronary physiology, an advanced technique which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed. He has performed ground-breaking research into invasive technologies that have changed the field and lead to better treatment of patients around the world. He is regularly invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT. Following his research, he provides medical education to other Doctors.

    Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians.

    He undertook his Cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Harefield Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital. In his role as Consultant, Dr Nijjer has strived to deliver the best patient care while working across multiple hospital sites in west London. He works closely with General Practitioners, Kidney and Diabetes specialists to ensure the best outcomes for patients with complex needs.

    Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies. His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better use coronary stents in patients with many blockages and the iFR technology has now been used in thousands of patients around the world. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine referred to it as 'the new gold standard' and major international studies are ongoing and Dr Nijjer has worked on the design and running of these complex studies.

    Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse. He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure, diabetes or raised cholesterol. He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices when it is needed.

    Dr. Nijjer's holistic approach to treatment is one of understanding as he recognises and responds to the fact that an individual's medical issues exist alongside other aspects of their lives, treating any medical conditions in a way that fits the lifestyle of his patients. He utilises the latest guideline-supported cardiac test to ensure his patients are fully investigated in addition to his thorough clinical assessment.

    Personal Website for more details

    Visit: https://DrNijjer.com website to read more information on how Dr Nijjer can help you and to read information on common heart tests.

    Videos of Dr Nijjer

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer discussing his practice, his healthcare ethos and how he can help you with your health concerns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5MzooOsaPw

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describe his website and the information available regarding cardiac testing and treatment, as well Covid-19.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zZVgnhMxs

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing which patients who need coronary angiography.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwTlcMxapeU

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing heart artery stenting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpoV6niiOrk

    Visit this Youtube link to see Dr Nijjer discussing the management and treatment approach to Atrial Fibrillation - a common heart problem:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXMzWVqRx4

    Video of Dr Nijjer talking about advances in healthcare technology

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1OpC2-YQY&t


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Dr Nijjer provides a full range of Cardiac Tests. Many of these can be performed on the same day as the Consultation (some times referred to as 'One Stop Clinic'). You can learn more about these tests through this link
    • Coronary Angiography (diagnosis of coronary artery disease)
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
    • Advanced adjunctive intracoronary technologies (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Fractional flow reserve (FFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Instant wave free ratio (iFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Coronary flow reserve (CFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Pacemaker Devices: single and dual chamber pacemaker insertion
    • Echocardiography (take ultrasound pictures of the heart and valves)
    • Reporting of echocardiography
    • Exercise Stress Tests
    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
    • ECG Holter monitoring
    • Stress echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiography (Angiography using CT scanner)
    • Reporting of CT Coronary Angiography
    • Cardiac MRI (highly specialist test, used to assess for heart muscle problems, ischaemia and scaring)
    • Dr Nijjer will provide full explantion of all of these tests, why they are needed and how they are performed. You will get a full explanation of the results and how they apply to your care. Dr Nijjer individualises his care so that your specific programme of tests are applicable to you and your condition. 
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    Medical procedures

    • Angioplasty
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Cardiac MRI
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Echocardiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Myocardial Perfusion Scan
    • Pacemaker Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • Heart Attack
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Bradycardia
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Low Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
    • Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD)
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    Education

    • BSc (Hons) University of Bristol 2001 (First Class)
    • MB ChB (Hons) University of Bristol 2004
    • MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2007
    • PhD Imperial College London 2016
    • British Cardiac Intervention Society, Communications Lead
    • Royal Society of Medicine, President, Cardiology Section
    • British Cardiac Society
    • European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
    • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Chest Pain
    28/123
    Cardiology
    17/123
    High Blood Pressure
    13/123
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    6/123
    Echocardiogram
    6/123
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    6/123
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    5/123
    Cardiovascular disease
    5/123
    Heart Attack
    5/123
    Palpitations
    5/123
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    4/123
    Angioplasty
    4/123
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    4/123
    Heart murmurs
    4/123
    Angina
    3/123
    Coronary Artery Disease
    3/123
    Atrial Fibrillation
    2/123
    Calcium Coronary Score
    2/123
    Cardiac Investigations
    2/123
    Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (cardiac MRI)
    2/123
    High Cholesterol
    2/123
    Video Consultation
    2/123
    coronary angiography
    2/123
    coronary stent insertion
    2/123
    24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    1/123
    Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    1/123
    Blocked or damaged tubes
    1/123
    Breathlessness
    1/123
    Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    1/123
    Cholestrial
    1/123
    Collapse
    1/123
    Congestive Heart Failure
    1/123
    Dizziness
    1/123
    ECG Monitor
    1/123
    ECG monitor (24 hours)
    1/123
    Heart Failure
    1/123
    I had difficulty in breathing
    1/123
    I had heart issues with low heart beat and angina
    1/123
    Interventional Cardiology
    1/123
    Myocardial Perfusion Scans
    1/123
    Pacemaker Implantation
    1/123
    Pacemakers
    1/123
    Unstable Angina
    1/123
    and heart monitoring
    1/123
    artery blockage
    1/123
    cardiology
    1/123
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure Heart Attack
    My mum was taken by ambulance to St Mary in July 2019. Blood test showed damaged to the heart. She was then transferred to Hammersmith Hospital Heart Attack unit. A team of cardiologist saw her. The consultant Dr Nijjer explained they decided she needed rotablation to clear the blockage a big calcified lump in the left main artery, and to put a stent in. He said it was a high the risk procedure -10%. They will be no debris as the drilling is so fast that the calcium will vaporise. But the risk is high due to age, (90) her diabetes, kidneys at stage 3, and her dementia. A fragile brain can make her delirious and she may never come out of it. Dr Nijjer performed the operation on her. 3 stents were out in her. It is a success. She is alive today and mobile with no more breathing difficulties. She does most activities independently including going up 2 flights of stairs . She owes her life to Dr Nijjer. As a family we are so grateful. Most of all whenever we speak to Dr Nijjer he so patient, so clear in explaining the procedure, her condition to us and sharing our concerns and anxiety. One cannot ask for a better and more compassionate and understanding surgeon. My mother is a very lucky person to have come across Dr Nijjer.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    The level of support and care I received from Dr Nijjer was exceptional. He was very detailed and professional in his approach and showed great interest in my well-being. I would highly recommend Dr Nijjer for his expertise in cardiology, his friendly and passionate manner and attention to detail. Overall an excellent experience.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor High Blood Pressure
    My experience of Dr. Sukhjinder Nijjer, is one of complete trust and confidence in his expertise. His manner was very attentive and empathetic to the description of my symptoms. Furthermore, his attention to detail and his ability to present a corrective action plan, with such clarity and honesty was outstanding. His proactive nature to offer me the best medical advice (in my opinion) and subsequently deliver the required treatment as soon as possible, as well, recognizing the need to keep me totally informed was astonishing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    I have been very happy with the care and support from Dr Nijjer and the advice he has given to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Cholesterol
    Very professional, focused and detailed in diagnosis and explanation of the options available. Appears very highly qualified.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    After getting frustrated with lack of progress with my GP I saw Dr NIjjer and I now have a clear understanding and plan for my future health. Just wish I had seen him earlier !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations Echocardiogram ECG Monitor
    My experience receiving care from Dr. Nijjer was excellent. He was very thorough, both in assessing me and explaining everything to me in detail. He also paid attention and showed interest in my wellbeing. The service he provided was very professional yet friendly and everything was done in quick time. I feel that my expectations were met and even exceeded as Dr. Nijjer ensured that I received the best care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure
    Overall my experience was very satisfactory. It was rather a shock to me to be diagnosed but Dr Nijjer explained everything very clearly and recommended treatment and further tests without putting any pressure on me. Results and letters were produced quickly. Dr Nijjer also came across as very friendly and approachable and made it very easy to ask questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Heart Attack High Blood Pressure
    Dr Nijjer is very professional and I found him very couerteous towards his patients. After he noticed the concern of my family towards first sign of heart issues, He called me late in the evening as soon as he recieved my medical results to reassurre my family. Thank Dr Nijjer. I would definitely recommend Dr Nijjer as he definitely go the extra Mile.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Heart murmurs
    Dr. Nijjer, took his time to initially reassure me and also took his time to explain my symptoms how to manage and what to consider in longer-term healthcare management. I would highly recommend Dr. Nijjer for his expertise and for allaying my anxiety related to my symptoms.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Cardiology

    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Cardiology

    27-06-2018

    Excellent cardiologist! Very conscientious and hard working. Clinically up to date. Very good colleague.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: Pacemaker Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Cardiology

    24-05-2018

    Dr Nijjer is an excellent cardiologist. He provides compassionate care with clear communication with his patients, who have all fed back directly to me about how he has a great bedside manner providing clear management plans with impeccable bedside manner. He is a an expert in complex coronary intervention

    For specialty: Cardiology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Cardiology

    31-07-2020

    Dr Nijjer is a world leading authority on coronary artery disease and at the forefront when it comes to offering patients cutting edge, evidence based treatment. I have seen him go above and beyond for his patients on many occasions.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Angina
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: We trained together
    Dr Graham Cole
    Dr Graham Cole
    Cardiology

    06-08-2020

    Excellent colleague with very strong clinical and communication skills - expert sub-specialist in treatment of coronary disease and chest pain.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague

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