Hospital(s): Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS FT
Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
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
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.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Mitral Valve Repair
Aortic Valve Repair
Beating Heart Surgery
Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders
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)
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
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.
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.