Spire Southampton Hospital


Spire Southampton Hospital: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult Thoracic Surgery

About the unit

5 consultant surgeons who do adult cardiac surgery:
• Clifford William Barlow
• Steven Livesey
• Sunil Kumar Ohri
• Geoffrey Man Kwan Tsang
• Theodore Velissaris

There are 2 consultant surgeons who do thoracic surgery:

• Bing-Chung Woo
• Martin Chamberlain

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Southampton General Hospital

The cardiac surgical team at Spire Southampton hospital has been performing coronary artery by pass grafting, mitral valve, aortic valve and triscuspid valve repair and replacement since 1984. We carry out approx. 450 Cardiac Surgical Operations every year. The average stay in the hospital is 6 days. The first 24 hours following surgery is spent in the critical care department and the remainder of your stay will be on the cardiac surgical ward where you will have a private room.

Services provided

Cardiac surgery:

• Coronary Artery by pass grafting
• Aortic Valve Replacement
• Mitral valve repair/replacement
• Aortic Root replacement

Thoracic Surgery:

• Pneumonectomy
• Lobectomy
• VATS/Pleurectomy

Rehabilitation and follow up

Follow up is generally 6-8 weeks post-operatively to the appropriate surgeon in the out patients clinic with a discharge back to the GP as required. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally for Southampton catchment patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting. Adjacent areas provide different rehabilitation programmes which are arranged prior to discharge.



We offer our patients on-site parking free of charge.

Visiting hours

Ward visiting hours are between 9am – 9pm. The Critical Care Unit has open visiting to but limited to immediate family only during the period spent in Critical care


Spire Southampton Hospital,
Chalybeate Close,
Tremona Road,
SO16 6UY

Tel: 023 8077 5544

Website: www.spiresouthampton.com






Cardiac Outcomes

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 2015 – March 2018.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate

Consultant Cardiac Surgeons 2015 - 2018: 6

Consultant Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgeons: 0

Consultant Thoracic Surgeons 2017: 0