Dr Bhatia grew up locally in Kent and attended the Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School. He qualified in Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1994. He formally trained in general medicine and cardiology (for 15 years in total) in London at various hospitals that included the Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College); the Royal Brompton Hospital and Harefield Hospital. This training included four years in academic research at Imperial College, London for which he was awarded a PhD in 2005 (Vascular Biology & Immunology). He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2009.
He is specially trained to deal with health problems relating to your heart and circulation. Dr Bhatia mainly practices in the NHS, but over the years has grown to appreciate the constraints on consultation times and waiting times for many tests and procedures. This is not always best suited for many patients who need more time for a doctor to listen to the various issues in their health, with greater in-depth discussion and explanation about why and how we carry out cardiac investigations in order to provide either an explanation (diagnosis) for their symptoms or at very least reassurance and peace of mind.
The tests that he performs and can provide an expert opinion on include: treadmill stress testing, trans-thoracic echocardiography, CT coronary angiography, contrast enhanced echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography, electrocardiographic and Holter monitoring analysis.
Cardiac Conditions or health
problems that Dr Bhatia can diagnose or treat:
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Arrhythmia (e.g. atrial fibrillation, Atrial flutter, SVT)
- Dizzy spells, blackouts, syncope
- Heart Valve Disease
- Pre-operative cardiac fitness assessment
- Post cardiac surgery cardiology follow-up
- Cardiac Health Screening
- DVLA cardiac assessment & testing
- Second Cardiology Opinions
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia at Nuffield Health
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Other posts held
- Consultant Cardiologist (Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust)
- Clinical Governance Lead for Speciality Medicine (2009 – present)
Insurers Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia works with
Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Bupa Global
- Bupa On Demand
- Aviva Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Cigna International
- Healix Healthcare
Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Vinay Kumar Bhatia does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.