Kanagasabay Robin

GMC: 3460296

Hospital(s): St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Adult Cardiothoracic surgery, St George’s Hospital London

Mr Kanagasabay trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School qualifying in 1990. He undertook medical and surgical training within the London rotation and entered the London Cardiothoracic programme in 1995. He holds both Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) as well as Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons with a Cardiothoracic Specialist qualification (FRCS CTh)

After completing placements at St George’s, Harefield and The Middlesex Hospitals he spent a year at the Austin and Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne Australia training in total arterial coronary artery bypass surgery, off pump surgery and complex aortic surgery. Following this he was appointed as a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at St George’s in 2002.

Mr Kanagasabay’s practice covers the full range of adult Cardiac and Thoracic procedures including CABG, AVR, MVR and Aortic root surgery. He has a particular interest in arterial revascularisation including the use of bilateral IMA grafts and radial arteries.

He performs a full range of Thoracic surgical procedures including VATS lobectomy (minimally invasive).

Cardiac clinics are held at St George’s and Frimley Park Hospitals, while thoracic MDT’s and clinics take place at St George’s, St Peter’s Chertsey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

Appointments can be arranged by contacting Kerri Phillips 0208 725 3552, or robin.kanagasabay@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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Training Attended
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Qualifications & Accreditations

1987 BSc

1990 MBBS

1995 MCRP (Lond)

2000 FRCS (CTh)

Additional Information
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Number of lung cancer operations performed in 2017:  24

Robin Kanagasabay works as part of a team of thoracic surgeons at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
Click here to see data on how this team performed in 2017, including;

  • the number of operations to remove lung cancer performed by each surgeon in the team
  • the adjusted survival rates 30, 90 and 365 days after surgery to remove lung cancer
  • the length of time (defined as median days) patients having cancer surgery at this Trust spend in hospital.
  • the percentage of patients readmitted to hospital within 90 days of surgery
  • the pooled resection rate of Trusts served by this surgical unit

This data comes from the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication.  This project makes the results achieved by surgical teams treating lung cancer within NHS England available to the public.

The latest report covers operations performed in 2017.  More information about this project is available here.

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

Data for period April 2016 – March 2019.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate