Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer

BSc MBChB MRCP PhD

Cardiology

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5 specialists

16 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.99
Explanation
4.99

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“Dr Nijjer was excellent in all respects. I would definitely recommend him.“
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Subspecialty

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6103417
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    216 reviews

    About

    Dr. Nijjer (see his website, DrNijjer.com) is an award winning Cardiologist who has an international reputation in coronary heart disease.  Dr Nijjer is available in person and via video consultations - these are available daily, even in the evenings and weekends. He sees patients with chest pain or angina, breathlessness, palpitations, high blood pressure, and all cardiac problems.

    He works a Consultant Cardiologist at both the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. He is a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. He undertakes his private practice  at 68 Harley Street as part of the One Heart Clinic. He also see patients at BMI Syon Clinic, BMI Bishops Wood, the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.  He also see patients at the private facilities at the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

    Dr Nijjer performs coronary intervention (angiography and stenting) at the catheter suites of the Hammersmith Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  He also performs procedures at the Cromwell Hospital and the Wellington Hospital including pacemakers.  He provides a full range of invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He is part of the Primary Angioplasty on-call service at the Hammersmith Hospital which provides 24/7 care for patients suffering from a heart attack.

    Dr Nijjer is an internationally recognised expert in invasive coronary physiology, an advanced technique which can help guide Cardiologists on when and where a coronary stent is needed. He has performed ground-breaking research into invasive technologies that have changed the field and lead to better treatment of patients around the world.  He is regularly invited as a speaker and faculty at international conferences including the American College of Cardiology and TCT. Following his research, he provides medical education to other Doctors.

    Dr. Nijjer studied medicine at the University of Bristol, where he graduated with Honours in 2004 with two undergraduate scholarships and many academic prizes. He was also awarded a First Class Honours degree with prizes in Pharmacology which was supported by the prestigious Wolfson Award from the Royal College of Physicians.

    He undertook his Cardiology training at the Hammersmith Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Harefield Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.  In his role as Consultant, Dr Nijjer has strived to deliver the best patient care while working across multiple hospital sites in west London. He works closely with General Practitioners, Kidney and Diabetes specialists to ensure the best outcomes for patients with complex needs.

    Dr. Nijjer is committed to the better treatment of patients through the development and application of new medical technologies.  His PhD, funded by the Medical Research Council and awarded by Imperial College, involved the development of new techniques (iFR and iFR-pullback) to measure blood flow in coronary arteries with blockages. Dr Nijjer pioneered the use of iFR-pullback to better use coronary stents in patients with many blockages and the iFR technology has now been used in thousands of patients around the world. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine referred to it as 'the new gold standard' and major international studies are ongoing and Dr Nijjer has worked on the design and running of these complex studies.

    Dr. Nijjer possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of cardiology, including treating patients with chest pain, angina, breathlessness on exertion, palpitations or collapse. He has expertise in assessing and treating patients at increased risk of heart disease such as patients with high blood pressure,  diabetes or raised cholesterol. He uses all of the latest stress testing techniques and if needed, invasive angiography, coronary stenting, and can implant pacemakers or cardiac monitoring devices when it is needed.

    Dr. Nijjer's holistic approach to treatment is one of understanding as he recognises and responds to the fact that an individual's medical issues exist alongside other aspects of their lives, treating any medical conditions in a way that fits the lifestyle of his patients. He utilises the latest guideline-supported cardiac test to ensure his patients are fully investigated in addition to his thorough clinical assessment.

    Personal Website for more details

    Visit: https://DrNijjer.com website to read more information on how Dr Nijjer can help you and to read information on common heart tests.

    Videos of Dr Nijjer

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer discussing his practice, his healthcare ethos and how he can help you with your health concerns.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5MzooOsaPw

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describe his website and the information available regarding cardiac testing and treatment, as well Covid-19.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zZVgnhMxs

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing which patients who need coronary angiography.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwTlcMxapeU

    Visit this link to see Dr Nijjer describing heart artery stenting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpoV6niiOrk

    Visit this Youtube link to see Dr Nijjer discussing the management and treatment approach to Atrial Fibrillation - a common heart problem:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXMzWVqRx4

    Video of Dr Nijjer talking about advances in healthcare technology

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1OpC2-YQY&t

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    Medical procedures

    • Dr Nijjer provides a full range of Cardiac Tests. Many of these can be performed on the same day as the Consultation (some times referred to as 'One Stop Clinic'). You can learn more about these tests through this link
    • Coronary Angiography (diagnosis of coronary artery disease)
    • Percutaneous coronary intervention with/without stenting
    • Advanced adjunctive intracoronary technologies (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Fractional flow reserve (FFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Instant wave free ratio (iFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Coronary flow reserve (CFR) (measure blood flow within the heart vessels)
    • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) (3D pictures of inside the heart arteries)
    • Pacemaker Devices: single and dual chamber pacemaker insertion
    • Echocardiography (take ultrasound pictures of the heart and valves)
    • Reporting of echocardiography
    • Exercise Stress Tests
    • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
    • ECG Holter monitoring
    • Stress echocardiography
    • CT Coronary Angiography (Angiography using CT scanner)
    • Reporting of CT Coronary Angiography
    • Cardiac MRI (highly specialist test, used to assess for heart muscle problems, ischaemia and scaring)
    • Dr Nijjer will provide full explantion of all of these tests, why they are needed and how they are performed. You will get a full explanation of the results and how they apply to your care. Dr Nijjer individualises his care so that your specific programme of tests are applicable to you and your condition. 
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    Special interests

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    Education

    • BSc (Hons) University of Bristol 2001 (First Class)
    • MB ChB (Hons) University of Bristol 2004
    • MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2007
    • PhD Imperial College London 2016
    • British Cardiac Intervention Society, Communications Lead
    • Royal Society of Medicine, President, Cardiology Section
    • British Cardiac Society
    • European Society of Cardiology Microcirculation Working Group
    • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Chest Pain
    24/113
    Cardiology
    17/113
    High Blood Pressure
    9/113
    ECG (electrocardiogram)
    6/113
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    6/113
    CT Coronary Angiogram
    5/113
    Cardiovascular disease
    5/113
    Echocardiogram
    5/113
    24 hour blood pressure monitor
    4/113
    Angioplasty
    4/113
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
    4/113
    Palpitations
    4/113
    Coronary Artery Disease
    3/113
    Heart Attack
    3/113
    Heart murmurs
    3/113
    Angina
    2/113
    Calcium Coronary Score
    2/113
    Cardiac Investigations
    2/113
    Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (cardiac MRI)
    2/113
    Video Consultation
    2/113
    coronary angiography
    2/113
    coronary stent insertion
    2/113
    Atrial Fibrillation
    1/113
    Blocked or damaged tubes
    1/113
    Breathlessness
    1/113
    Bubble Contrast Echocardiography
    1/113
    Cholestrial
    1/113
    Collapse
    1/113
    Dizziness
    1/113
    ECG monitor (24 hours)
    1/113
    High Cholesterol
    1/113
    I had difficulty in breathing
    1/113
    I had heart issues with low heart beat and angina
    1/113
    Interventional Cardiology
    1/113
    Myocardial Perfusion Scans
    1/113
    Pacemaker Implantation
    1/113
    Pacemakers
    1/113
    Unstable Angina
    1/113
    and heart monitoring
    1/113
    artery blockage
    1/113
    cardiology
    1/113
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Dr Nijjer was excellent in all respects. I would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular disease
    Dr Nijjer was extremely knowledgeable, informative, sensitive and put me at ease all times. I would highly recommend this excellent Cardiologist to anyone
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) Cardiac Investigations
    I became aware of suffering from Atria Fibrillation thanks to my Apple wrist watch. My local GP advised me that I should have the AF treated immediately. Bupa recommended Dr Nijjer and he saw me within no more than a day or so from my first telephone call to his secretary. At my first meeting with him Dr Nijjer outlined fully what AF meant and what it could involve if left untreated. He also organised a full series of investigations to take place as soon as possible. At that meeting what impressed me particularly was that while Dr Nijjer’s full explanation was clinically professional he also knew how to treat each patient as an individual and how to put one at ease. That is a valuable attribute that not all medical practitioners possess. Over a few decades in several continents I acquired some experience of that while being responsible for my family and for my colleagues. After the investigation results were available and in his video consultation Dr Nijjer was again both friendly and unhurried. He took time to fully expand on the various questions that I had on the few broader aspects related to the treatment he was recommending. In my experience I feel that I have had good fortune to be treated by the first class medical practitioner that is Dr Nijjer.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Breathlessness
    I had recently the opportunity to meet Dc Nijjer and I was very impressed by the way he explained everything in thorough details reassuring me and straight away took action to arrange the relevant tests and informed me of the results and the outcome immediately as he knew that I was concerned. I found him friendly, approachable, easy to talk to and very considerate. He is very prompt in replying to e mails when I asked him some questions after the first consultation. It was an excellent experience .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    1st class from Dr Nijjer. He was fantastic throughout and the care has been excellent. I feel in very safe hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Cardiovascular disease Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    Dr Nijjer provided outstanding medical care from the very beginning of the process. Interactions were always meticulous, performed with care and genuine interest whilst ensuring a thorough investigation. All the different stages and tests had been explained carefully and I felt profoundly reassured throughout and even beyond receiving the results. He is an exceptional doctor and I commend him to you very highly indeed.
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Angioplasty Chest Pain Cardiovascular disease
    I had a video consultation with Dr Nijjer who was highly recommended to me from another Dr. I found Dr Nijjer very helpful with a calm manner of how he explained things in depth. I felt comfortable with everything that was discussed and it made things clear and understood the next steps which i really appreciated. Dr Nijjar is very knowledgeable in his profession.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Blood Pressure Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Cardiovascular disease
    I saw Dr Nijjer in October 2020 following a referral. He was competent, knowledgable and put me at ease right from the beginning. His tests were thorough; explaining them at each step. I felt safe and in good hands at all times.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Cardiac Investigations Cardiovascular disease
    I was impressed by Dr Nijjer impeccable diligence taking my symptoms seriously, following up in the clearest possible way, organising the tests end putting the hands in the engine when admin wires crossed. In a speedy way that I could accommodate with my work obligations, all was done coming to a clear diagnosis. Dr Nijjer explained in full details without Jargon making clear what was to be done. Dr Nijjer came across as energetic and efficient, passionate for what he is doing and a good communicator. All follow ups with the GPs were done in full and in no time. I cannot recommend Dr Nijjer enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    Very efficient and professional experience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    I had an amazing experience with Dr Nijjer. He is definitely the best cardiologist I have seen so far. He listens a lot and is able to give clear explanations and answers all questions. Best in class!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Palpitations
    Dr Nijjer is an incredibly empathetic doctor. He took my concerns seriously, ran the recommended tests immediately and followed up quickly with the results. He explained and reassured me concisely and clearly. I usually live in the USA so have experience of private healthcare - the care I received with Dr Nijjer beat anything I’ve received on the other side of the Atlantic. I’m very grateful to Dr Nijjer for the time he took to look after me, and would recommend him unreservedly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology High Blood Pressure 24 hour blood pressure monitor
    Dr Nijjer is able to take potentially life changing matters and explain and guide you through them with understanding and compassion. His impressive knowledge and expertise around cardiology is matched by his ability to communicate things with empathy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cardiology Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Scan (cardiac MRI) CT Coronary Angiogram
    Dr Nijjer was highly professional in his manner and explained the processes available to be undertaken for my circumstances. I can readily recommend him in his field.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Cardiology
    I have been to see Dr Nijjer several times now and have got to say that this is one Dr that is different from the others. Dr Nijjer spent time understanding the issues I was experiencing. He got to the root of the issue after having done tests. He made me feel very comfortable and most importantly explained everything in detail to ensure I understood what was going on with my health. I have been to see many Dr’s but honestly, Dr Nijjer is the Dr to see for any issues with the Heart. Dr Nijjer, thank you for all your help and support in dealing with my symptoms. You are doing an amazing job and appreciate the fact that we have you as a Dr.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain
    My consultation with Dr Nijjer has been the best experience as I do get very nervous but Dr Nijjer was very kind and goes beyond his duty of care. I felt that he has really listened to my concerns and found solutions to ease my anxieties regarding them! I cannot recommend him enough. Just wanted to write a huge thank you to Dr Nijjer and Monika :)
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    cardiology
    Really happy with the overall experience we had from Dr Nijjer. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, caring and very easy to communicate with. He kept checking in with us to see how we were getting on and was efficient in booking us in for a follow up. Would want to see him again and would highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain 24 hour blood pressure monitor Palpitations
    The explanation and methodical approach was both reassuring and effective at tackling my concerns. All very efficiently organised, taking into account my busy work life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    CT Coronary Angiogram 24 hour blood pressure monitor Echocardiogram Coronary Artery Disease High Blood Pressure
    Dr Nijjer is great professional and very caring personable individual. He is very easy to talk to and goes to great lengths to explain in layman's terms the situation and tests required. He builds a close rapport with you and is willing to spend more than the necessary time to listen to your concerns and to put you at ease where possible. I felt his experience and knowledge shone through and he is clearly a master of his field. He is also very quick to come back to you and is proactive in helping to organise the diagnostic tests required. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Chest Pain Cardiology
    Dr Sukh is a very warm and pleasant Doctor. He takes his time to put his patients at ease and takes his time to explain whatever you need to know. When you send him a mail, he is very quick to respond and he is a very caring doctor who will always make you feel better about yourself. This great personality is in addition to his professionalism as a Specialist in his field of heart treatment. I greatly recommend Dr Sukh and confirm that with him you are in good hands.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Cardiology

    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Dr Nickolaos Pantazopoulos
    Cardiology

    27-06-2018

    Excellent cardiologist! Very conscientious and hard working. Clinically up to date. Very good colleague.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For procedures: Pacemaker Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Dr P Boon Lim
    Cardiology

    24-05-2018

    Dr Nijjer is an excellent cardiologist. He provides compassionate care with clear communication with his patients, who have all fed back directly to me about how he has a great bedside manner providing clear management plans with impeccable bedside manner. He is a an expert in complex coronary intervention

    For specialty: Cardiology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Dr Afzal Sohaib
    Cardiology

    31-07-2020

    Dr Nijjer is a world leading authority on coronary artery disease and at the forefront when it comes to offering patients cutting edge, evidence based treatment. I have seen him go above and beyond for his patients on many occasions.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Angina
    For procedures: coronary angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: We trained together
    Dr Graham Cole
    Dr Graham Cole
    Cardiology

    06-08-2020

    Excellent colleague with very strong clinical and communication skills - expert sub-specialist in treatment of coronary disease and chest pain.

    For specialty: Cardiology
    For conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Atherosclerosis, Angina
    For procedures: coronary angiography, Angioplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague

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