Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital
About the unit
The Oxford Heart Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital is part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest acute teaching trusts in the UK. The centre provides regional adult cardiothoracic services to a population of 2.2 million across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire.
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Rehabilitation and follow up
Follow-up is usually at six weeks with the patient’s surgeon at Oxford or at the local referring hospital. The service has a full rehabilitation team that links with the network rehabilitation teams at District General Hospitals.
Access by public transport is by the many buses that link the hospital to Oxford City. In addition, there is a large public car park with direct access to the south entrance.
Cardiothoracic Ward visiting is 15.00-20.00 hours. Cardiothoracic Critical Care is open visiting (apart from 13.00-14.00 hours).
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Level 1,
John Radcliffe Hospital,
Tel: 01865 741166
Trust Website: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/
Number and type of operations performed
This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done by this consultant surgeon. The number of operations is shown in the line going up the left hand side. The percentage (%) underneath each coloured bar shows how much of this consultant's heart surgery is made up each procedure type.
The 'key' underneath the graph shows what procedure(s) each coloured bar shows. The abbreviations used are explained below:
- Isolated: This procedure has been carried out on its own. No other procedures were done during the same operation.
- CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting
- AVR: Aortic valve replacement
- MV: Mitral valve procedure
You can find out more about these procedures in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section. If you or someone you know if having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether the consultant does lots of that procedure. If you have questions or concerns about the number of procedures being done at your hospital, you should speak to your heart surgeon.
In-hospital survival rate (risk adjusted)
This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected and the number of operations performed over the last 3 year period. The blue line indicates the predicted survival and the red dotted lines the range of results expected, worked out by complex statistics.
For more information on understanding mortality rates, look at the Understanding the graphs page
Average patient risk profile
Some risk factors like age, gender, and other medical problems can affect the outcome of heart surgery.
Each of the graphs below shows what percentage of this consultant's patients have each risk factor (light blue bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (dark blue bar on the right). This can tell you whether the consultant operates on high risk patients in general, and whether they specialise in doing particular types of complicated surgery, like operations on the thoracic aorta.
You can find out more about the risk factors in the 'About cardiothoracic surgery' section.
Risk adjusted in-hospital survival for all units
This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation and left hospital alive. This is the 'In-hospital survival rate'. Some patients are more unwell than others and some need more complex operations. Hence, hospitals and consultants perform a range of cardiac operations and the type of patients they operate on can differ. So that we can make fair comparisons between them, the survival rates have been 'risk adjusted' to take into account the illness of the patient and the complexity of the operation. The dot on the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival for the unit/surgeon you have selected in comparison with the other units and surgeons in GB&I.
No. consultant surgeons who did adult cardiac surgery 1 April 2011 – 31 March 2016: 6
No. consultant surgeons who do congenital cardiothoracic surgery: 1
No. consultant surgeons who do thoracic surgery: 1