Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

BSc MBChB MRCP PhD

Cardiology

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7 specialists

17 years of experience
5 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“World class service with Dr Nijjer, very experienced cardiologist that was able to articulate complex medical terms into an easy manner to understand. Wrote highly comprehensive reports and, in a week I had done blood tests, eco, MRI and two consultation visits with the final diagnose/clinical judgment. Extremely empathetic with my case and myself as a person. Responds in matter of hours to emails. 5*, highly recommended :)“
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Subspecialties

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology
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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
    1,107 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    814 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    13:30 - 18:30
    Wed
    19:00 - 21:00
    Thu
    19:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    13:30 - 18:00 | 19:30 - 20:45
    Sat
    09:00 - 12:30
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr. Nijjer 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.

    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.

    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.

    Procedures

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

    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Palpitations
    • Heart Attack
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Angina
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Failure
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Muscle Disease
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • Long QT Syndrome
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
    • Ventricular Fibrillation
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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
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.98
    Chest Pain
    32/133
    Cardiology
    17/133
    High Blood Pressure
    17/133
    Echocardiogram
    8/133
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    6/133
    Palpitations
    6/133
    Angioplasty
    5/133
    Heart Attack
    5/133
    Atrial Fibrillation
    4/133
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    4/133
    Angina
    3/133
    Coronary Artery Disease
    3/133
    Video Consultation
    3/133
    Calcium Coronary Score
    2/133
    Cardiac MRI
    2/133
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    World class service with Dr Nijjer, very experienced cardiologist that was able to articulate complex medical terms into an easy manner to understand. Wrote highly comprehensive reports and, in a week I had done blood tests, eco, MRI and two consultation visits with the final diagnose/clinical judgment. Extremely empathetic with my case and myself as a person. Responds in matter of hours to emails. 5*, highly recommended :)
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    After an extensive online research and given the incredible amount of positive reviews,  I  decided to contact Dr Nijjer for a second opinion about an inherited cardiac problem.  Dr Nijjer is extremely knowledgeable and competent and also  very patient and sympathetic. He dedicated a lot of time to me and addressed all my questions, concerns and doubts. He answered all my queries in detail and helped me understand my health issue and potential solutions. He also recommended a long term health plan via the NHS to ensure that I will get all the care I need in the future. I strongly recommend Dr Nijjer to other patients.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    After a medical assessment in May 2021, I was told I needed to see a cardiologist. I reviewed the details of over 40 cardiologists and finally selected Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer – and I am so glad I did! After the initial consultation, I had a range of tests including ECG, exercise stress test and CT Angiogram. Dr Nijjer explained the results and options clearly, thoroughly and patiently. When I subsequently thought of more questions, he responded to my emails incredibly quickly. The option we chose was an invasive angiogram at The Wellington Hospital; before, during and after the procedure he explained everything to my full satisfaction and was totally reassuring throughout. As well as being an excellent cardiologist, Dr Nijjer is a very nice person who, despite his busy schedule, gave me all the time I needed. I am very happy to recommend him (and, accordingly, have posted this review on several websites). If I need to see a cardiologist again, I will go straight to Dr Nijjer.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    After a long search, I finally found Dr. Nijjer, who is truly an amazing cardiologist! I am so grateful for everything he has done for me- his knowledge and expertise are undeniable and he made me feel like I am truly cared for. I can only hope that more doctors like him emerge- he listened to all my questions and concerns, not once making me feel that my question is small or silly. He dedicated plenty of time to explain everything and during my invasive angiogram, he was very professional and highly skilled. Meeting him was so refreshing and gave me hope again!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I attended the One Heart Clinic in Harley Street in June 2021, with elevated blood pressure. Dr. Nijjer was welcoming, kind and thoroughly professional throughout. He examined me carefully and suggested an ECG, Echo cardiogram and CTScan of my heart. He was able to brief and debrief me on the results of these tests in a friendly, caring and sympathetic manner. I welcomed his empathy and plain speaking, and his ability to simplify the complexities of 'heart problems'. The after care was very good with thorough explanations of the follow-up questions I had asked. Dr. Nijjer is a very qualified and experienced heart cardiologist, and his treatment and care of me was truly exceptional.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I first had the pleasure of meeting with Dr Nijjer two years ago and have just been back for a further check-in. I have found him to be immensely thorough, supportive and kindly reassuring. He and his team have been quickly responsive and extremely helpful at each stage. Strongly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Nijjer has a very pleasant and calm manner. My experience with him has been first class, he is very informative and listened carefully to the symptoms I was facing.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found Dr. Nijjer very efficient and professional and I was very impressed with the speed he was able to organise all the necessary diagnostic tests for me. I was kept informed about all results and Dr. Nijjer explained everything in a way I could understand. I felt and still feel in very safe hands with this very pleasant and empathetic doctor.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    He was excellent from start to finish, very happy with his professional attitude whilst keeping it friendly . Made me feel comfortable and informed without getting to technical.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Nijjer (Sukh) and his team have been fantastic. No one would want to need to see a heart consultant, but in what is obviously a potentially very stressful and worrying situation he has been a model of calm professionalism, exuding a quiet confidence that 'solutions can be found'. His team fixed me up with the relevant tests, which were done very efficiently without adding further stress, and I was then brought into West Middlesex for an angiogram. In my case this then turned into the need for an urgent treatment with stents. The team there were brilliant, calm and organised, again making me feel very confident in their hands. Given what they unexpectedly found inside me they could have been forgiven a few 'oh no, this looks bad' type remarks between them, but there weren't, they remained totally professional and 'matter of fact'. I was kept informed of what they were doing for me as they did it in, in a way that I really appreciated. Before and after the operation he has been great at answering my uninformed and nervous questions, at all times of day and night. I'd really rather not do this again, but if I do need to, I would totally trust Sukh and his team to be able to fix me.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 doctors for:
    7

    Cardiology

    Dr Harvinder Chahal
    Dr Harvinder Chahal
    Endocrinology

    31-07-2020

    Dr Nijjer is an excellent Cardiologist. He is very experienced and one of the leading Cardiologists in the UK. My patients are in safe hands when I refer and I would thoroughly recommend his services.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Chest Pain
    For procedures: Echocardiogram
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    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