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Cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery covers any operation that involves your heart or heart valves.

Cardiothoracic surgery as a specialty focuses on the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the organs, tissues and bony structures inside the chest, such as heart and lung disease. 

Among the conditions treated by cardiothoracic surgeons are:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blockages of heart valves
  • Leaking heart valves
  • Enlargement or aneurysms of the chest arteries
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumothorax 

The cardiologist will diagnose heart disease and treat them with medication, whereas the cardiothoracic surgeon will treat them with open surgery. 

Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform a range of surgeries that will help improve your quality of life and treat your condition. Undergoing open heart surgery can be a stressful experience, which is why your care team will provide you will all the information and support you need along the way.

 We offer the following procedures(not limited to):

Our Consultants will make sure you are on the path to a speedy recovery, monitoring you along the way.

We offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the Consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.

Booking your cardiothoracic treatment at our hospitals differs depending on your condition and recommended treatment option.

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced cardiothoracic Consultants. This is a simple and fast process.

You can also book your consultation by calling us directly. To familiarise yourself with the many treatment options that we offer, you can read our in-depth treatment pages. This could help you to decide which treatment option might suit you best.

Specialists offering Cardiothoracic surgery

Dr Enson Thomas

Consultant Respiratory Physician


BMI The Manor Hospital 2 more BMI The Saxon Clinic BMI Three Shires Hospital

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Consultant Cardiologist


BMI The Cavell Hospital 3 more BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Dr Cameron Densem

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc (hons) MB ChB MRCP MD

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

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Dr Douglas Fraser

Consultant Cardiologist

BA(Hons), MB B Ch, MRCP (UK), DM, FRCP (London)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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