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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.
MD Padova University, Italy
CCST Padova University
European Thoracic Surgery Board, Nancy (France)
European Cardiac Surgery Board, Glasgow (UK)
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, British Medical Association, Medical Protection Society
January 11th 2019 I went into the Wellington North Hospital in St.Johns Wood - London to have a triple heart bypass operation. The operation was performed by Mr Roberto Casula.I met him a few days prior to the operation and upon meeting him for the first time I immediately found myself at ease and trusting of what was before me, I just knew I was in excellent hands and the right place. Things moved swiftly ahead and the operation went smoothly without issue, the aftercare of the wonderful nurses and staff the on the ward was exceptional. I was back home with my family within a week. Today I enjoy great health and go about life as normal. Most days I thank my good fortune with eternal gratitude for the exceptional, professional and competent Mr.Casula and his support team for a wonderful outcome. My eternal thanks and gratitude to you all!
Great guy, puts your mind at rest with such a big operation and the way him and Victoria work to get things done is amazing. Would recommend.
Mr Casula was exactly what you would want for an operation that is daunting. His explanations were very clear, and given in layman's language which was easy to understand. He had time for questions and didn't rush me at all. His bedside manner was very calming and made me feel very comfortable. I would certainly recommend Mr. Casula for anyone having a similar procedure to me.
Dr. Casula was my consultant/surgeon for a heart surgery. He is very experienced, professional and above all, approachable. He gave considered advise, and was always clear in his explanations and communication. I was kept informed every step of the way. My operation was very successful, and Dr. Casula also showed great after care for me as a patient, which i very much appreciated. Thank you.
Very kind and caring . Explained any questions and fears that I had to my satisfaction and more importantly I felt completely at ease and in safe and competent hands knowing that Dr Casula was doing my coronary artery bypass grafts . The operation went well ( I was down to 15% ejection fraction from left ventricle prior to surgery and had a triple bypass ) and now at about 7and a half weeks after surgery I feel a lot lot better . Many thanks .
I have been greatly operated by dr Casula for heart bypass surgery. No pain at all, prompt recovery, perfect assistence. Bravo to the all Wellington team in London
Providing care makes a difference in patient’s lives. You certainly made a huge difference in my life. Your kindness, sincere caring, and concern make everything better and are a great encouragement. Thank you very much for taking care of me and being so skilled at what you do. My life will be better now because of you.
My family has a history of serious cardiac conditions, and after a heart attack when I was running cross country, I was fortunate to find Mr. Casula and after a consultation, a traditional quadruple by pass quickly followed. I received good aftercare and information when I was at the hospital and when I was at home. I had the operation in February and ran an official 10k road race in June. My operation was life saving and has enabled me to resume my lifestyle. I cannot thank Mr Casula and his team enough for all the reassurance and care given and taking any worries away.
The Dr since our first visit gave great confidence even though I was going to a by pass surgery. After surgery in Hospital he was excellent in explaining the next steps before going home and steps to follow. In the weeks after he has been always available, I hold Dr. Casula in the highest regard as a top notch qualified professional and great full for his attention in this most difficult time.
Preoperation consultancy was excellent, I could not have asked for more. A very caring and helpful manner and a fulsome explanation of what I am to undergo