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.