As the largest provider of cardiothoracic surgery in the UK, the Department of Cardiac Surgery at The Royal Brompton Hospital has some of the most sophisticated equipment, and carries out some of the most complicated surgery anywhere in the world. The hospital is hailed as one of the best providers of cardiothoracic surgery nationally and internationally.
Over the years, our consultants have been responsible for several major medical breakthroughs, including performing the first lung and heart transplant, founding the largest centre for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in Europe; and discovering the genetic mutation responsible for dilated cardiomyopathy.
Our hospitals undertake 190,000 outpatient appointments and over 40,000 inpatient stays a year: a testament to the experience and expertise of our consultants. On an annual basis our staff perform:
3,200 angiograms/cardiac catheterisations
2,200 thoracic surgery operations
2,00 coronary angioplasties
2,200 treatments for respiratory failure
1,000 heart bypass operations