Bapat Vinayak

GMC: 5203830


Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery

Prof. (Vinnie) Vinayak Bapat. MBBS, FRCS, FRCS.CTh

Prof. Bapat is a Consultant in Cardiac Surgery at the Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK with special interest in TAVI, MIS aortic valve and Aortic surgery. He graduated from King Edward VII Medical School, Mumbai in 1992 and was awarded FRCS in 1998 and FRCS.CTh in 2005.

His major interest is in aortic surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) programme at St. Thomas’ Hospital is the largest TAVI programme in UK. He developed trans-aortic approach for TAVI and has works closely with majority manufacturers to develop new generation delivery systems. He is an authority on the subject of valve-in-valve and has developed smartphone Apps which are used all over the world as a reference tool for valve-in-valve.

Prof. Bapat has trained over 100 centres in TAVI all over the world and continues to participate actively in teaching and training on all aspects of TAVI. He has published widely and is an invited faculty for all major cardiology and cardiac surgical meeting. He currently acts as an advisor to all major heart valve (surgical and TAVI) manufacturer.

He has also started minimally invasive aortic valve replacement program (MIS) in his hospital with special focus on Right anterior thoracotomy (RAT) and is involved in developing a training module for young surgeons in important aspects of MIS training.

Prof. Bapat performed the first Transcatheter mitral valve implantation with Edward’s FORTIS device in February 2014 and is one of the leads in this project.

Training Attended

GMC registration: 5203830

Qualifications & Accreditations


MS (Surgery)

DNB (Surgery)

MCh (Cardiac)

DNB (Cardiac)



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