Dr Balvinder Wasan

Dr Balvinder Wasan

MBBS 1994 University of London

Cardiology

Recommended by  
6 specialists

25 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“It is very rare to find doctors that still treat patients as 'patients', because often we feel like just numbers going through doctors doors. Dr Wasan was amazing in his whole approach to understanding the problem, had patience with listening, showed respect to my concerns even if he didn't think it was a big problem and carried out all necessary tests to give me peace of mind and also to get to the bottom of the problem. Above all, he took time to explain the issues in simple terms so that I had complete understanding and I felt so much better mentally - more than any medication could have done. Often doctors give you the basics and send you away with more questions than answers but Dr Wasan took time to explain matters and treated me with intelligence. Not to mention his wonderful secretary Denise who was friendly, professional and caring. I found them to be a wonderful team and would not hesitate recommending them to my family and friends. Thank you Dr Wasan for showing genuine and old fashioned doctor care !“
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4100296
  • Royal College of Physicians: FRCP
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 reviews

    About

    Dr Balvinder Wasan trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, which is now part Imperial College Medical School. He qualified in 1994 and undertook his specialist cardiology training in London. He was appointed as an Interventional Cardiology Consultant to the Queen Elizabeth & St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2005 and he also sees patients privately.

    Dr Wasan was responsible for setting up a local angioplasty service at QEH and served as Clinical Director for Cardiology from 2013-2018. He has led on numerous patient-care improvement programmes and is also on the interventional rota at the Heart Attack Centre at St Thomas’

    Dr Wasan has undertaken research to investigate the changes that occur in heart function after angioplasty and bypass surgery. He is an author of multiple papers on cardiac function, echocardiography, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Screening high risk patients
    • Coronary angiography
    • Coronary angioplasty
    • Pacemaker implantation


    • Ischaemic heart disease (screening, prevention, diagnosis and management)
    • CT Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Angiography 
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention - Angioplasty
    • Identifying patients at risk of cardiovascular disease
    • Cardiac risk factor identification and management 
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    Medical procedures

    • CT Coronary Angiogram
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Calcium Coronary Score
    • Echocardiogram
    • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor
    • Angioplasty
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Coronary Stent Insertion
    • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    • ECG Monitor
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Chest Pain
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Dizziness
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Valve Problems
    • Loss of Consciousness (Syncope)
    • Palpitations
    • Tachycardia
    • Unstable Angina
    • Valvular Heart Disease
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    Education

    • MBBS 1994 University of London (Imperial College London)
    • BSc 1991 University of London (Imperial College London)
    • MRCP (London) 1997
    • FRCP (London) 2006
    • British Cardiac Society
    • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
    • Independant Doctors Federation
    • British Medical Association
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    11/22
    Echocardiogram
    8/22
    Exercise Stress Test
    8/22
    Cardiac Investigations
    6/22
    Chest Pain
    3/22
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    2/22
    Calcium Coronary Score
    2/22
    High Blood Pressure
    2/22
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    1/22
    Cardiology
    1/22
    ECG (Electrocardiogram)
    1/22
    ECG Monitor
    1/22
    Echocardiogram (Cardiac Ultrasound)
    1/22
    Heart Bypass Surgery
    1/22
    Palpitations
    1/22
    quadruple heart bypass operation
    1/22
    shortness of breath
    1/22
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    It is very rare to find doctors that still treat patients as 'patients', because often we feel like just numbers going through doctors doors. Dr Wasan was amazing in his whole approach to understanding the problem, had patience with listening, showed respect to my concerns even if he didn't think it was a big problem and carried out all necessary tests to give me peace of mind and also to get to the bottom of the problem. Above all, he took time to explain the issues in simple terms so that I had complete understanding and I felt so much better mentally - more than any medication could have done. Often doctors give you the basics and send you away with more questions than answers but Dr Wasan took time to explain matters and treated me with intelligence. Not to mention his wonderful secretary Denise who was friendly, professional and caring. I found them to be a wonderful team and would not hesitate recommending them to my family and friends. Thank you Dr Wasan for showing genuine and old fashioned doctor care !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ECG (Electrocardiogram) ECG Monitor Palpitations
    Dr Wasan was very professional and thorough in his testing, I would recommend any to see him when requiring a cardiac specialist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram
    Met Dr Wasan who has a above duty persona incredible communication and excellent treatment pathway he explained all that was happening and reasons for it. His PA is also a lifeline as she did all she could to make my appointments, thanks. My heart is at ease now following my results but it's mostly Dr Wasans approach that's made me positively good.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    CT Coronary Angiogram Echocardiogram High Blood Pressure
    Great experience. Very good at explanations and care. Very efficient secretary! All round brilliant to be honest!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram Exercise Stress Test Echocardiogram (Cardiac Ultrasound)
    Dr Wassan covered everything that was needed. He explained everything throughly and everything that was required. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and would use again if needed. His superb secretary should also get a mention as she is so efficient. An excellent team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exercise Stress Test Echocardiogram
    Very clear and professional. Put me at my ease fully at my initial consultation at Blackheath, and ensuredvthat I had the relevant test as required by the Civil Aviation Authority.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    My second visit, annual check up. Just like the first time as warm and comforting as the first. Made me feel at complete ease and interested in my input.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exercise Stress Test
    Very prompt, helpful and clear advice
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram Exercise Stress Test Cardiac Investigations
    Dr Wasan is approachable, pragmatic and caring. He instills confidence in his ability to engage with his patients at a human level.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Echocardiogram Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Cardiac Investigations
    Very frank down to earth and approachable. I feel we get on well
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Cardiology

    Dr Antonis Pavlidis
    Dr Antonis Pavlidis
    Cardiology

    12-12-2020

    I have worked with Dr Wasan for many years. He is an excellent colleague and makes accurate and well considered diagnoses. He is a very experienced and dedicated interventional cardiologist. I would recommend him without any reservations.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Unstable Angina, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Ventricular Fibrillation, Loss of Consciousness (Syncope), Dizziness, Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Long QT Syndrome, Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat), Low Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, CT Coronary Angiogram, Echocardiogram, ECG Monitor, Exercise Stress Test, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Stent Insertion, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor, Cardioversion
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Dr Vishal Saxena
    Gastroenterology

    16-12-2020

    High quality and extremely experienced cardiologist. Highly recommended.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Heart Murmurs, Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Loss of Consciousness (Syncope), Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Calcium Coronary Score, Echocardiogram, Exercise Stress Test, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent Insertion, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor, Cardioversion
    Dr Alistair McNair
    Dr Alistair McNair
    Gastroenterology

    28-06-2021

    Dr Wasan is a valued colleague to whom I have referred patients for many years. He has extensive experience and is highly respected in his field. Strongly recommended.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Heart Muscle Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Heart Disease
    For procedures: CT Coronary Angiogram, Pacemaker Surgery, Transoesophageal Echocardiogram
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Nikolaos Papamichail
    Dr Nikolaos Papamichail
    Cardiology

    16-12-2020

    Dr Wasan is an excellent cardiologist with extensive experience in managing patient with cardiovascular disease. He has an impeccable track record, excellent clinical skills and he is very caring and compassionate with his patients. I would unreservedly recommend him to any patient.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Palpitations, Heart Murmurs, Unstable Angina, Coronary Artery Disease, Loss of Consciousness (Syncope), Chest Pain, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, CT Coronary Angiogram, Calcium Coronary Score, Echocardiogram, Exercise Stress Test, ECG (Electrocardiogram), Coronary Angiography, Angioplasty, Coronary Stent Insertion, 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor, Cardioversion
    Connection: Is a colleague

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