Cardiac Surgery at Nuffield Health Oxford Hospital
An elite team of distinguished, internationally renowned Cardiac experts
✓ Bypass (CABG)
✓ Aortic Valve
✓ Aortic Aneurysms
✓ Aortic Root
✓ Surgery for Arrhythmias
✓ Mitral Valve
✓ Tricuspid Valve
Why choose Nuffield Health, The Manor Hospital in Oxford?
When it comes to your heart, it's reassuring to know that you're getting the very best care. Our elite team of distinguished and internationally renowned Cardiac experts includes highly experienced Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthetists and Intensive Care Consultants. Your care will be supported by passionate and skilful clinical teams trained to deliver an outstanding patient experience. To support our specialists, the hospital provides a full range of the latest imaging and diagnostic technologies, along with state of the art cardiac CT, MRI and a high specification ultrasound scanner. Our listed Cardiac Consultant Surgeons each hold senior Consultant positions at the adjacent NHS Trust John Radcliffe Hospital.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeons: Click each profile to read more
Outcome volume data
The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS)
publishes outcome data for our Consultant Surgeons, as well as other helpful information.
The patient journey
To see a Cardiac Consultant Surgeon at Nuffield Health, the Manor Hospital you will require a referral from your GP, or your cardiologist, as this will help identify the best Consultant to suit your requirements. Once the Consultant has been selected, the private medical secretary will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment as quickly as possible.
1 Confirmation of admission & Pre-assessment
Once you have received the required paperwork from your Consultant, our Bookings & Admissions team will call to confirm the date for your procedure and arrange your pre-assessment appointment. A pre-assessment is required if you are to undergo a procedure and is designed to identify that you are medically fit for the surgery. We will then forward you written confirmation of your admission time. Prior to this your procedure authorisation will be required from your insurance company.
Usually, our cardiac patients are admitted the day before their planned procedure, when one of our friendly and helpful Receptionists will register your arrival and confirm all authorisations/payments have been received. You will then be directed to the Ward where our Admissions Administrator will greet and escort you to your private room. Once you have settled in your room, a member of our Critical Care nursing team will visit to extend a warm welcome to our hospital, and offer you and your family the opportunity to visit our ICU. In addition, your Consultant Anesthetist and your Consultant Cardiac Surgeon will also review you and answer all your questions, making sure that you are fully informed and prepared for your surgical procedure.
3 Your stay with us
Following surgery you will be taken to our Intensive Care Unit where you will receive specialist, high level, one-to-one clinical care. Our specialist senior nursing team and our Intensivist Care Consultants will work collaboratively with the Cardiac Consultant Surgeons to provide you with the very best post-operative care 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Once you have been reviewed by your Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Consultant Intensivist they deem you to be well enough, you will be transferred to our post anaesthetic care unit. Here, you will continue to benefit from close observation by our specialist nursing teams, as well as continuing care from your Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and our Intensive Care Consultant. You would be expected to stay on the Ward for a couple more days, where your Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and experienced nursing staff will make sure that you reach the level of fitness and capacity to be safely discharged home, with full instructions and continues support.
4 Your discharge
We endeavour to always keep you and your next of kin informed of your progress throughout your stay and once your discharge has been agreed, you will be given information regarding your on-going aftercare. This contains useful information regarding wound care, pain relief and medication advice. Should you have any concerns in the days following your discharge you will be able to call the Ward to receive immediate advice and support. Your Consultant's private medical secretary will make contact, with you to arrange any follow up appointments and our physiotherapy team will be in contact should this be appropriate for your procedure.