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Cardiac Heart Surgery

    • Life-saving cardiac surgery available at our state-of-the-art theatre
    • Cardiac bypass & heart valve replacement surgery
    • Highly skilled team of cardiac surgeons and nursing staff
    • Outstanding patient care before, during and after your procedure
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Surgery Prices £31,000 - £33,000

Life saving heart surgery is now available at our new cardiac facilities at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast.

Kingsbridge Private Hospital is delighted to announce the opening of our Cardiac Surgery service and Intensive Care Unit.

Are you a patient waiting on heart surgery? We can now carry out life-saving cardiac surgery at our state-of-the-art theatre in Belfast. Our brand-new theatre has just opened and features the latest and most up to date technology and equipment. 

On board we have a highly skilled team of Cardiac Surgeons and nursing staff. The service is led by Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr Oc Nzewi.

We offer rapid access to a wide range of procedures and our expert team are ready to see you.

What kind of heart surgery is available?

  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Closure of Septal Defect

Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Cardiac Bypass Surgery is the most common heart operation preformed in Northern Ireland and the UK. It is also the most effective way to treat Coronary Heart Disease in patients with a very extensive type of disease where stenting is judged to be unsuitable by a combined group of cardiologists and surgeons at the 'Heart Team' meeting. This is more so, in patients where all three arteries or two are blocked or narrowed significantly, especially if they suffer from diabetes mellitus and have reduced heart function.

The two main benefits of bypass surgery are:

  • alleviation of symptoms of angina
  • prolonged life

What is Coronary Heart Disease?

Coronary Heart Disease occurs when your hearts arteries become clogged by fatty deposits. If you are overweight or eat a high fat diet, you might be at risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease.

Symptoms include breathlessness and chest pain, and the condition can increase your chance of having a heart attack.

Having a Cardiac Bypass is major surgery and during the procedure your Consultant will need to make a series of incisions around the chest wall. They will then connect healthy veins to the clogged arteries.

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital Cardiac Unit, the Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) is performed mostly by using the standard heart lung machine to stop the heart during the operation. However, in suitable cases, we offer beating heart surgery too.

CABG is done through a full split of the breastbone using a combination of arteries and a vein to bypass the obstruction. Arteries are harvested from under the breastbone or from the arm whilst the vein is taken from either leg. Increasingly our surgeons use more and more arterial grafts as there is evidence that arteries tend to remain open longer than vein grafts. We prefer endoscopic vein harvesting through two small incisions rather than conventional long incision on the leg.

Once your surgery is complete, you will need recovery time. This is a major procedure but could save your life.


Heart Valve Replacement

Heart Valve Replacement repairs or replaces the damaged or diseased heart valve or valves. Out of the 4 valves inside the heart the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves are the ones commonly involved in the disease process that needs surgical treatment.

Aortic Valve Surgery

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast, we offer aortic valve replacement with prosthetic mechanical or tissue valve for treatment of symptomatic aortic valve stenosis or regurgitation. This is commonly done through the big incision on the breastbone, but in selected cases, can be carried out through a small 8-10cm incision.

The benefit of which includes:

  • less post-operative pain
  • cosmetically better wound
  • faster recovery

We currently do not offer Transcatheter aortic valve replacement also known as TAVI.

Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement

Mitral valve is the second most affected valve, and commonly here, the disease process is regurgitation (leaky valve). In symptomatic patients, preservation of the body’s own tissue by repairing the valve is better and it provides a long-lasting solution compared to replacement with a new artificial valve. This is best done by experienced surgeons with relevant training and skills in valve repair. We have surgeons on our list that are highly skilled in mitral valve repair.

Tricuspid Valve Surgery

This valve is less commonly involved in isolation. Tricuspid valve repair is often done as part of mitral valve surgery in selected patients. At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, we will only accommodate patients at low risk of surgery that needs concomitant tricuspid valve surgery.

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our expert Cardiac Consultants will replace the faulty value with either a tissue valve or a mechanical valve. This new valve will ease the pressure on your heart and help improve your overall health.


Closure of Septal Defect (hole in the heart)

A septal defect occurs where there is a hole in the heart chamber.

Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, heart palpitations and the presence of a heart murmur. In some cases, it can also cause stroke.

The procedure involves making a small incision in the groin where a wire and sheath are introduced into the femoral vein. A occlude device is then introduced through the sheath and this is expanded within the defect to close it. Sometimes a balloon is also used to measure the size of the defect.

Why wait for heart surgery when you don’t have to? Our state of the art theatre and ICU is open now. Contact us today to find out more.

Patients awaiting Cardiac Surgery can attend Kingsbridge Private Hospital as a self-funder. Alternatively, we also work with most major insurance companies.

You can read more about our Cardiac Unit and the first patient to undergo life-saving surgery at our new private cardiac intensive care unit in Belfast by following the links below:

Belfast Telegraph - Heart patient hails private cardiac unit that saved him from waiting list limbo

Irish News - Private clinic invests £3m in heart surgery

Newsletter - NI’s first private cardiac surgery service and ICU

Cool FM - NI’s first private cardiac surgery and ICU has opened in Belfast

Cool FM News - NI’s first private cardiac surgery

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Private Hospital

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Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Alsir Ahmed

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Mr Pushpinder Sidhu

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mr Mark Jones

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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Patient Testimonials

"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
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