Professor Olaf Wendler

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Belgravia, SW1X 7HY

33 years of experience
Verified profile

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Belgravia, SW1X 7HY

33 years of experience
Verified profile

Patient Trust Score

5.00

5 patient reviews

2 professional endorsements

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

7 of 14 total recommendations are for:

Aortic Valve Replacement(3)
Heart Bypass Surgery(2)
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery(2)
Other(7)

Recent patient review

26 Mar 2023

Prof Wendler had a knack of distilling the medical complexities of my condition into a...

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About

Professor Olaf Wendler is working part-time as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King's College Hospital and has his private practice at Cleveland Clinic London. There he is the Chair of the Heart, Vascular ad Thoracic Institute. Together with his colleagues he has created a team of internationally reknowned cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, who are capable to treat all areas of adult cardiovascular disease.

After he graduated from Hamburg Medical School in 1990, Professor Wendler worked as a staff surgeon at the Heart Centre Leipzig and the University Hospital Saarland, Germany. During this tenure he performed around 2,500 cardiac operations.

In August 2004, Professor Wendler was appointed Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon to King's College Hospital, acting as Clinical Director between 2005 and 2012. He was promoted to Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London in June 2012.

Professor Wendler has a specialist interest in arterial coronary bypass surgery, heart valve and aortic root repair, minimally-invasive heart surgery, thoracic aortic surgery and repeat and complex cardiac operations. In 2007 he performed the first transapical transcatheter heart valve implantation in the UK and subsequently the first implantation in a failing aortic prosthesis (2008) and failing mitral prosthesis (2011).

Professor Wendler has lead on numerous trials and is co-author of the most recent European Guidelines on Coronary Revascularisation and Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease. He has published on numerous subjects in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and a list of his publications can be found on pubmed under: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=wendler+o

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Aortic Root Repair
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Arterial Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
  • Carcinoid Heart Valve Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Others

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

All conditions and treatments

  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Artificial Heart Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Video Consultation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Heart Surgery

Registered with

General Medical Council

6047291

Qualifications

  • MD University of Hamburg, Germany 1991
  • PhD University of the Saarland, Germany 2002
  • Professor of King's College London, since 2012
  • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • European Society of Cardiology

languages spoken

  • English
  • German

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £250
  • Follow-up appointment: £200

insurers

  • Bupa Platinum
  • Aetna
  • Benenden
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Healix
  • Simply Health
  • The Exeter
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Allianz Worldwide Care
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health
  • Norwich Union

Location

All locations

Cleveland Clinic London

4.91
(33)
Available

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

08:00 - 18:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 18:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 18:00

Thursday

08:00 - 18:00

Friday

08:00 - 18:00

Saturday

Not available

Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Aortic Valve Replacement (3)
Heart Bypass Surgery (2)
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery (2)
Artificial Heart Valve Surgery (1)
Valve Repair or Replacement (1)

5 reviews

5

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

Prof Wendler had a knack of distilling the medical complexities of my condition into a clear set of outcomes that could be anticipated by means of the recommended procedure, all explained in clear non-technical language. He also delved into the holistic nature of issues that needed to be addressed for the best prognosis into the future, including post operative care needed. My recovery proceeded at a rapid pace, with excellent follow up on queries that cropped up.

26 Mar 2023verified patient
Patient seen for:
Aortic Valve Replacement
Heart Bypass Surgery

5

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

I had aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement surgery 3 months ago and am almost fully recovered. Prof Wendler as my surgeon, provide excellent pre and post operative care. Professional yet personable he supported me through the whole process, delivering excellent outcomes.

12 Mar 2023verified patient
Patient seen for:
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
Aortic Valve Replacement
Artificial Heart Valve Surgery

5

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

Professor Wendler is an outstanding surgeon who demonstrates a high level of care towards his patients. He was able to successfully perform a complicated procedure to replace my aortic root while sparing my native valve. Professor Wendler gave me great confidence going into the surgery and has been extremely encouraging in the aftermath, too. Furthermore he is extremely approachable and accessible to his patients and showed great duty of care on my day of surgery by keeping my relatives informed of progress. I highly recommend Professor Wendler for any patient requiring cardiac surgery.

10 Feb 2023verified patient
Patient seen for:
Aortic Valve Replacement
Valve Repair or Replacement
Video Consultation

5

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

I had my surgery on 4th January 2023 to replace my aortic valve at the Cleveland Hospital, London carried by Professor Olaf Wendler. I truly believed that I could not have been in better hands in terms of his skill and the excellent care and attention I received. From the initial consultation he put my mind at ease and listened to what I had to say and fully explained the procedure. My wife and I felt at ease and I went into surgery feeling calm and confident. My surgery went very well, without any complications. 4 weeks on from my surgery my recovery is going very well with after care phone calls provided by his team. Thank you

01 Feb 2023verified patient
Patient seen for:
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery

5

5.00
Overall Experience
5.00
Bedside manner
5.00
Explanation

Very proffesional and caring

23 Jan 2023verified patient
Patient seen for:
Heart Bypass Surgery
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Endorsements

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Cardiothoracic Surgery (2)
Heart Surgery (2)

2 endorsements

Professor Wendler is an outstanding clinical leader and a world-class cardiac surgeon. He has expertise in all aspects of cardiac surgery and leads a team of innovative surgeons at Cleveland Clinic London with access to the latest technology. He strongly supports the multi-disciplinary Heart Team approach to clinical decision making in combination with a caring, sensitive and patient-orientated approach. Importantly, he is engaged in every aspect of his patients' care as well as the operation itself - including initial assessment, pre-operative work up, post-procedural management on the intensive care unit, and clinic follow up. I would be very happy if he was operating on any of my friends or family.

08 Nov 2022
Endorsed for
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Heart Surgery

Dr Bernard Prendergast

Cardiology
Is a colleague

A world leading cardiac surgeon who provides fantastic care for his patients.

08 Nov 2022
Endorsed for
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Heart Surgery

Dr Jonathan Byrne

Cardiology
Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Professor Olaf Wendler's reviews like?

Professor Olaf Wendler's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 5 reviews

What languages does Professor Olaf Wendler speak?

Professor Olaf Wendler speaks English and German

Where is Professor Olaf Wendler located?

Professor Olaf Wendler primarily practices at Cleveland Clinic London, located at 33 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, United Kingdom, SW1X 7HY
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What are Professor Olaf Wendler working hours?

Professor Olaf Wendler is working Monday (08:00 - 18:00), Tuesday (08:00 - 18:00), Wednesday (08:00 - 18:00), Thursday (08:00 - 18:00), Friday (08:00 - 18:00), ,

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