Birdi Inderpaul

GMC: 3407978

Hospital(s): Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS FT

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Summary:

Inderpaul Birdi is an experienced cardiothoracic surgeon in the United Kingdom. His specialist area of expertise
is minimally invasive heart surgery.
The Keyhole Heart Clinic was founded by Inderpaul Birdi to provide patients world-wide with information and
clinical access to specialised minimally invasive cardiac therapies within the most prestigious private London
hospitals. The Clinic has developed strong links with The Hospital Corporation of America via The Harley
Street Clinic.
He is currently actively involved with many world class clinicians in a wide array of clinical specialties tasked
to develop international VIP clinical services in the United Kingdom.
In his spare time he performs as a Tenor at various venues in London, and is currently studying for the degree of
Llm in Law.

Clinical Sub-specialties:

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Mitral Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Repair
Beating Heart Surgery
Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders

Experience:

Consultant Heart Surgeon at The Harley Street Clinic
2010 – Present (2 years)
The Keyhole Heart Clinic has worked closely with The Harley Street Clinic to develop highly specialised
minimally invasive therapies.

Consultant Heart Surgeon at The Keyhole Heart Clinic
2008 – Present (4 years)
The Keyhole Heart Clinic was founded by Inderpaul Birdi to provide patients world-wide with information
and clinical access to specialised minimally invasive cardiac therapies within the most prestigious private
London hospitals. The Clinic has developed strong links with The Hospital Corporation of America via The
Harley Street Clinic.

Consultant Heart Surgeon at The National Health Service
1989 – Present (23 years)
Inderpaul Birdi trained in Medicine in the United Kingdom and has been a doctor in the National Health
Service since 1989.
He undertook a period of research at The Bristol Heart Institute during which time he contributed numerous
publications to leading international journals.
He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the world acclaimed Papworth Hospital.
He is Lead Consultant, and Directorate Clinical Governance Chair at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. The
Centre now has one of the largest mitral valve repair programs in the United Kingdom and offers an entirely
bespoke minimally invasive program led by Inderpaul Birdi.

Specialist Registrar at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
1996 – 2002 (6 years)

Clinical Research Fellow at The Bristol Heart Institute, United Kingdom
1994 – 1996 (2 years)

Education:

Intercollegiate College
FRCS(CTh), Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1996 – 2002
University of Bristol
MCh, cardiothoracic Surgery, 1993 – 1995
Royal College is Surgeons of England
FRCS, Surgery, 1989 – 1993
University of Nottingham
BMed Sci (Hon), BM BS, Medicine, 1984 – 1989
Birkbeck School of Law
Llm, Law, 2011

Interests:

He play sports of all kinds, including football, squash and golf, and he also enjoys singing, and performs by invitation at
concerts, weddings and gatherings on a regular basis.
He is currently studying Law with The University of Birkbeck.

Training Attended
No further information available
Qualifications & Accreditations
BMed Sci(Hon) BM BS FRCS(CTh) MCh(Bristol)
Additional Information
No further information available

Risk-adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations