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Royal Brompton & Harefield Specialist Care: private heart surgery and cardiac care, London

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Expert private heart surgery and cardiac care, including heart bypass surgery, surgery for congenital heart disease and the latest techniques to treat heart failure, at the UK's leading specialist heart and lung centre.

Where can I find private heart surgery in London?

Internationally recognised for its clinical expertise and pioneering work in heart surgery, Royal Brompton & Harefield Specialist Care is based on two sites, Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, Central London, and Harefield Hospital in Middlesex.

Why choose Royal Brompton & Harefield Specialist Care for heart surgery in London?

  • World renowned cardiac surgeons
  • Cutting edge techniques and technology developed in research partnership with the National Heart and Lung Institute and the Heart Science Centre
  • First cardiothoracic unit in UK to perform robotically assisted minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Joint pioneers of 'artificial hearts'
  • Joint best performing unit for paediatric heart surgery for the years 2009-2012
  • One of the most experienced centres in the world for heart transplantation surgery

Outstanding facilities for private cardiac patients

Royal Brompton Hospital private patients centre
  • Single occupancy, en-suite rooms
  • 24-hour specialist nursing care
  • Dedicated high dependency unit
  • Private kitchen providing for specific diets
  • International liaison officers for overseas patients
Royal Brompton Hospital private patients centre

Providing expert private heart surgery in London

Surgical repair and replacement of heart valves

As pioneers of valvular surgery, RB&HH Specialist Care are experts in complex procedures to repair and replace diseased and damaged heart valves, such as the mitral and aortic valves. 

Heart bypass surgery

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, caused when the blood supply to the heart is blocked by a build up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries.  The surgeons at RB&HH Specialist Care offer the full range of surgical procedures to bypass the blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow, including coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and the new, less invasive, MINICAB bypass surgery.

Heart transplant surgery

Having performed the first heart transplant procedure in 1980, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust,a nd now RB&BH, remains a centre of excellence for heart transplant surgery.  They are  at the forefront in the development and use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) or 'artificial hearts', having successfully implanted over 200.  So far, these devices have been used to support patients waiting for heart transplants, however the Trust is one of three UK centres trialling the use of VADs for therapeutic support of the heart following damage.

Paediatric heart surgery

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is a national referral centre for children with heart conditions and they enjoy an international reputation for the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease and arrhymias in children.

Patient story: Combined expertise helps child with rare heart defect.

Royal Brompton Hospital

How can I get private heart surgery at Royal Brompton & Harefield Specialist Care?

Royal Brompton & Harefield Specialist Care employs a fair pricing policy offering the highest quality private heart surgery at competitive and open prices to insured, self-funding and sponsored patients.  All income generated from the treatment of private patients is reinvested in the Trust.

Details of how to be referred and pricing can be obtained by contacting the private patients office by submitting in an enquiry form or by calling +44 (0) 20 3131 5048.

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Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Private Patient Services

Sydney Street




Tel: 020 3131 5235

Enquiries: Online enquiry form

Website: www.rbhh-specialistcare.co.uk


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Harefield Hospital

Hill End Road





Tel: 01895 828 857

Enquiries: Online enquiry form

Website: www.rbhh-specialistcare.co.uk




Treatments offered

  • Mitral valve repair and replacement

  • Ross operation, aortic valve preserving root replacements, re-operative aortic surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart bypass surgery
  • Beating heart ('off-pump) bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG)

  • Complex surgery for arrhymia

  • Fitting of VADs as a treatment for heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Paediatric heart surgery




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