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Cardiology
Recommended by 12 specialists
27 years of experience
Preventative Cardiology, Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Brian Clapp is a highly regarded Consultant Cardiologist who offers care in both general cardiology and interventional and structural cardiology. Dr Clapp is based as a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, where he also provide private care. He also offers private services at The London Bridge Hospital. Dr Clapp has extensive experience and skill in all aspects of coronary intervention (angioplasty) and his experience includes the assessment and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, including for cryptogenic strokes.

After graduating with an honours degree from the University of Cambridge in 1991, followed by a medical degree from University College London in 1994, Dr Clapp went on to complete extensive training in a number of teaching hospitals around London. He achieved a PhD from the University of London thanks to a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, during which his research focus was in the association between inflammation and acute cardiac arrest. In 2005, Dr Clapp completed his specialist cardiology training with a significant focus on coronary and structural intervention. Dr Clapp is also passionate about cardiac diving medicine and is even registered on the Health and Safety Executive Register as a secondary specialist with an interest in diving.

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Cardiology
Recommended by 14 specialists
28 years of experience
Heart Failure, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy + 1 more

Professor Gerald Carr-White, Consultant Cardiologist is currently situated in London working within the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS trust. He is highly specialised in the treatment of heart failure, and inherited cardiac diseases, as is highly competent in general cardiology including the assessment of palpitations, chest pain and valvular heart disease. He is currently the Clinical Lead for hear failure and inherited disease and Medical Director of the cardiovascular, respiratory and critical care unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust.

Professor Carr-White qualified in Medicine from St George’s Medical School, with UCL honours. He then proceeded to train in general medicine at Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals, prior to his admission to the Royal College of Physicians in 1996. During his training he undertook a research degree in the mechanics of ventricular function and was awarded a PhD for his work in 2000, for his work alongside Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub and Dr Derek Gibson. Following this qualified from his Higher Speciality Training in 2006 in both Cardiology and General medicine.

He is a very active member of the research community, holding the position of Professor in heart failure and inherited diseases at King’s College London. He is asked to lecture at many international institutions. He has a substantial publication history with over 120 peer-reviewed articles focused on heart failure, inherited cardiac diseases, cardiac imaging and valve disease. He has been able to secure over 7 million pounds for his research in grants.

Currently, he is sat on 2 national leadership groups responsible for developing guidelines and service specifications for cardiology across the UK. He is also one of 2 cardiologists involved in the pan London Oversight Board which manages strategy, patient pathways and Covid management and recovery. He is also the VP for Cardiomyopathy UK, and elected member of the National Association of Inherited Cardiac Disease. Additionally, he works with both King’s Health Partners and the NHS England South London Cardiac Network as the Network Clinical Lead. HCA have also appointed him National Lead for Heart Failure. 

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 6 specialists
22 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Sports Injury, Trauma Surgery

Mr Giles Stafford is a London-based Consultant Orthopaedic Hip Surgeon with specialist expertise in sports-related hip injuries, minimally invasive and custom hip replacement (including hip athroscopy), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgery, hip dysplasia (DDH), among many other kinds of hip and pelvis complaints. Having had extensive training and years of experience in hip and knee surgery, Mr Stafford's is a true expert when it comes to hip arthroscopy and sports hip injuries and even shares his insights and expertise through teaching hip arthroscopy courses.

After graduating with a medical degree in 1999 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital (King's College London School of Medicine), Mr Stafford went on to train at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following this, he went onto to complete a specialist training programme in orthopaedics as part of the North West Thames Foundation School (Imperial College London). He also went on to complete fellowships at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, Norfolk and Norwich.

Mr Stafford practices privately at Sport Hip London, where he works closely with leading sports physicians and physiotherapists to help patients receive the optimal care both before and after surgery. He is a firm believer in providing an individual and tailored approach to each of his patients, according to their wishes, needs and their particular injury. Mr Stafford is also equipped with the latest technology and specialist techniques when it comes to treatment, including 3D-printed instruments and customised implants, and often uses a particular technique called ‘Enhanced Recovery’ for patients requiring a hip replacement, which helps to minimise post-operative pain and complications.

Mr Stafford has also published widely in the field of orthopaedics and is often invited to speak at both national and international conferences.

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Urology
Recommended by 5 specialists
15 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology, Neuro-Urology + 4 more

Mr Rajesh Nair, Consultant Urological Surgeon has been working within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust since 2017. He is highly specialised in open, laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery of cancer in the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis, he can also perform reconstructive urological surgery. His expertise extends across the whole spectrum of urological issues including Blood in the Urine, Urinary Tract Symptoms, Urological cancers, Urinary Tract Reconstruction, PUJ Obstruction, and testicular pain. He is also qualified to perform Blue-light Cystoscopy and Intravesical Bladder Treatment Strategies in Bladder Cancer, Continent and Incontinent Urinary Diversion, Bladder and Kidney Preservation for Cancer, Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment, and Robotic Pyeloplasty.

Mr Nair has undertaken fellowships in robotics, uro-oncology, and reconstructive urology within many prestigious institutions in London including St. George’s Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, and abroad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia. 

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Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
17 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, General (Internal) Medicine

Konstantinos Savvatis is a Consultant Cardiologist in the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Barts Heart Centre in London and Honorary Associate Professor in University College London and Queen Mary University London. He trained at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, one of the largest centres in Europe focusing on dilated and inflammatory cardiomyopathy. He acquired his PhD on the immunomodulatory role of matrix metalloproteinases in acute myocarditis and continued working as Clinician Scientist at the Charité and the Centre for Regenerative Therapies focusing on the role of fibrosis and fibroblasts in heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

His main clinical and academic interests are genetic and inflammatory cardiomyopathies and, especially, the risk assessment and therapy of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and cardiac involvement in Neuromuscular Conditions (limb girdle, Duchenne and Becker’s muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Friedreich’s ataxia).

He is specialised in advanced cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography.

His work has been published in several high impact journals, such as Nature Communications, Circulation, Circulation Research, JACC and European Heart Journal.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Myocarditis

Cardiac sarcoidosis

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
34 years of experience
Hip Surgery

Mr Hugh Apthorp, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon currently works within the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and also sees patients in a private setting. He is highly specialised in hip Surgery and joint replacement, with a special focus on rapid recovery hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex and revision hip surgery, and hip problems in young adults.

Mr Apthorp graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital in Medicine and Surgery, before starting his specialist orthopaedic training at St Thomas' Hospital. After this he moved to Australia to study abroad, working with Professor David Wood for a year while developing his skills in complex hip surgery. He has performed over 600 primary and revision joint replacements every year since he became fully qualified.

Mr Apthorp is also a excellent educator, where he assists trainee surgeons and develops training programmes focusing on novel and advanced surgical technique. He has developed a new rapid recovery hip replacement surgery, with his patients having some of the shortest in-patient stays for hip replacement. 

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Urology
Recommended by 1 specialist
23 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology

Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon currently works within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust. He is highly specialised in minimally invasive procedures for prostatic disease. He is the clinical lead for urological cancer and clinical robotics, his expertise in robotics is unparalleled, he is a mentor and fellowship director for robotic surgery.

Mr Challacombe has trained in many highly prestigious institutions including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and The Royal Marsden Hospital, as well as abroad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, alongside Professor Tony Costello. He was later awarded the Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His intensive training allowed him to learn both laparoscopic and robotic techniques, he later performed the first clinical trial of tele-robotics in London and Oxford in 2002. This trial later became a section within his Master’s thesis on robotic medicine and tele-medicine.

Mr Challacombe has performed a vast range of procedures including over 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies, over 1100 robotic upper tract procedures (560 of which were robotic partial nephrectomies), and is also highly experienced in holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) having performed over 900. He remains one of the most sought after surgeons in the UK for robotic partial nephrectomy and upper tract robotics. Additionally, he helped to create the robotic cystectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy programmes at Guy’s Hospital.

He remains an active member of the research community, his current research interests focus on robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy and sentinel node techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, and haptic probe development in robotic surgery. He has also published over 230 articles in high-impact journals, written 3 books, and has contributed 25 chapters to textbooks. He holds positions for many associations including being Chairman for the British Association of Urology (BAUS) Oncology Section, and is a trustee for of The Urology Foundation Charity. On top of this he is also an associate editor for BJUI. 

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Cardiology
Recommended by 6 specialists
21 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Anoop Shetty is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and since 2016 has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London.

He trained in London and Australia, specialising in complex electrophysiology, complex device implantation and lead extraction. He has obtained international accreditation in electrophysiology (CEPS) and implantable cardiac devices (CCDS) from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Dr Shetty is fully trained in all aspects of complex electrophysiology, complex devices and lead extraction. He has extensive research experience and has published widely in the international medical literature. In addition, he is an invited peer reviewer for a number of well-regarded scientific journals including Circulation, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, Heart, Europace, PACE and BMJ Case Reports.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • ECG monitor (24 hours)
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac re-synchronisation therapy
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Cardiac pacing

 

  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Complex electrophysiology
  • Complex devices and lead extraction

 

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Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
15 years of experience
Congenital Heart Disease, General (Internal) Medicine, Heart Failure

Dr Douglas is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in adult congenital heart disease and heart disease in pregnancy. In addition to this, she works broadly across the field of general cardiology.

She obtained her premier medical degree from Queen's University Belfast and undertook the majority of her medical training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast before coming to work at Guy's and St Thomas' as a Sub-Specialty Fellow.

She has worked as a Consultant within the Adult Congenital Heart Disease and General Cardiology Team since January 2020. Dr Douglas is the lead for Heart Disease in the Pregnancy Team as well as contributes to the management of pulmonary hypertension.

Her additional skills include transthoracic and transoesophageal echo, both day case and peri-procedural (catheter intervention and cardiac surgical).

Her research interests to date have included a large observational cohort study towards a PhD looking at chronic total occlusive coronary disease with the use of cardiac MRI, as well as cardiomyopathy in pregnancy, placental dysfunction and identification in cardiovascular risk factor prediction as well as pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy and long-term cardiovascular health in women of childbearing age.

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Neurosurgery
25 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Bell is a consultant neurosurgeon who specialises in complex spine surgery. He graduated in 1996 and completed his basic surgical training in Edinburgh, he later became a member of the royal college of surgeons of edinburgh

Mr Bell is a member of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and he is the National Lead Elect for the British Spine Registry with responsibility for the quality assurance and outcome assessment in spinal surgery.

He lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as back pain, spinal tumours, myelopathy, neck pain and the ageing spine. 

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Back Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Degenerative spine
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Brachalgia
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty  

 

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
  • Complex spine
  • Degenerative spine
  • Neck pain
  • Brachalgia

 

 

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