King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; King’s Health Partners
About the unit
The department is a tertiary cardiac centre treating all forms of adult cardiac disease. This includes coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and thoracic aortic disease including aortic dissectionsLung cancer, serving a local population of 700,000 and a wider area from the south east of England. The unit is particularly specialised in minimally invasive cardiac surgery including transcatheter heart valve treatment.
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Adult Thoracic Surgery
Rehabilitation and follow up
Typically, patients are introduced to the Rehab team already before surgery during their assessment. They are followed up the day after surgery by the Rehab team. Home visits occur 3 days post surgery and patients attend a rehab programme 4 weeks post surgery. We offer health classes – health talks, exercise circuits and relaxation sessions. Rehab Team contact: 020 3299 3495.
Parking is available in the main car park on Bessemer Road at a hourly charge. There are some spaces for registered disabled drivers with no charge for these.
Wards: Most wards are open 10.30am until 12 noon and then from 3pm until 8.30pm. Intensive Care Unit: Unrestricted visiting with a rest period from 1pm until 2pm.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Tel: 020 3299 9000
Unit Website: http://www.kch.nhs.uk/service/
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.