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Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
  • Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery
  • Head of Programme for Complex Aortic Surgery

Procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and 'on and off' pump
  • All types of simple and complex aortic surgery (AVR, valve sparing root replacement, Ross operation)
  • Aortic aneurysm repair of the ascending, transverse arch and descending aorta
  • Mitral and tricuspid valve repair
  • Re-do cardiac surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation
  • Aortic aneuryms of the aortic root and ascending aorta
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Coronary artery disease (ischaemic heart disease)
  • Heart failure

Most common symptoms seen

  • Breathlessness
  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Syncope
  • Asymptomatic patients with aortic aneurysms due to Marfan syndrome, BAV aortopathy
  • Fevers, night sweats, anorexia due to endocarditis

Background

He has been a consultant cardiac surgeon for 15 years with a broad experience in most areas in the field. He worked as a consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals from 2002-2011 before moving to his current position. He is the Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgey and Head of Programme for Complex Aortic Surgery.

He was born in London and married with 3 children.

Training

  • Medical School training – University College London
  • Cardiothoracic Training – Royal Brompton Hospital, London Chest hospital and Papworth Hospital (Cambridge)

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

He is experienced in coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, mitral valve repair, aortic aneurysm surgery, beating-heart (OPCAB) surgery, re-do surgery, valve sparing aortic root surgery (Marfan syndrome) and the Ross procedure in young adults.

His clinical outcomes are consistently excellent with a survival rate of 99.5% for all types of elective cardiac surgery in the period 2013-2016 (www.scts.org).

Research interests

  • Aortic aneuryms database
  • Predictors of adverse events in aortic aneuryms (imaging biomarkers)
  • Surgical techniques for aortic root remodeling (Marfan syndrome, Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease)
  • PEARS (personalised external aortic support in Marfan syndrome)
  • Aortic valve cusp repair techniques
  • Multi-centre trial of the Ross operation vs mechanical/bioprosthesis AVR

Qualifications

  • MB BS (1990)
  • PhD (1998)
  • FRCS part III (2001) – Gold medal winner

GMC Number: 3486870

Date of Registration: 1990

Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons in London
  • Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in UK and Ireland

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Cardiac Surgeon
  • Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery
  • Head of Programme for Complex Aortic Surgery

Procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and 'on and off' pump
  • All types of simple and complex aortic surgery (AVR, valve sparing root replacement, Ross operation)
  • Aortic aneurysm repair of the ascending, transverse arch and descending aorta
  • Mitral and tricuspid valve repair
  • Re-do cardiac surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation
  • Aortic aneuryms of the aortic root and ascending aorta
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Coronary artery disease (ischaemic heart disease)
  • Heart failure

Most common symptoms seen

  • Breathlessness
  • Chest Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Syncope
  • Asymptomatic patients with aortic aneurysms due to Marfan syndrome, BAV aortopathy
  • Fevers, night sweats, anorexia due to endocarditis

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