Mr Roberto Casula

Mr Roberto Casula

MD FRCS FETCS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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2 specialists

28 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“I am truly overwhelmed with the amount of attention to detail and care that I experienced. A week after surgery I am back at home and feeling so much better. I feel truly honoured to have been operated on by such a gentleman. I cannot express my gratitude fully .“
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Subspecialties

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4003801
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    About

    Roberto Casula is Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College NHS Trust in London. He was appointed at Imperial in 2001.

    He is one of the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the UK in both traditional and key-hole heart procedures; he performed the first successful robotic and minimal access heart operations in the UK in 2003. He has been offering his patients all available minimal access heart operations including coronary revascularisation, mitral, tricuspid valve repair and replacements, minimal access aortic valve replacements and minimal access surgical or hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation.

    Roberto graduated at Padova University Medical School in Italy in 1989, and then trained in the UK in Cardiac, Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Organs Transplantation. He is registered with the GMC (no.: 4003801) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. His excellent cardiac surgical results over 20 years activity have been regularly published by the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and are available in the public domain.

    Over the last two decades, Mr Casula has been honoured to be invited as a visiting surgeon and has personally performed traditional, minimal access and robotic cardiac operations in other European countries and prestigious Heart Centres including Milan, Bologna, Bari, Florence, Pisa, Udine, Athens, the Middle East and the West Indies.

    Since his first consultant appointment in 1998, Dr Casula has carried out over five thousand traditional major cardiac operations and performed the entire spectrum of cardiac surgical procedures including reoperations, complex isolated or multiple valves combined procedures, coronary revascularisation and atrial fibrillation surgery.

    His academic interests have mainly focused on new surgical technology and surgical innovation, robotics and frailty assessment in the elderly and has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and a 550 pages textbook and atlas in Minimal Invasive Thoracic and Cardiac and Surgery.

    Mr Casula is one of few experienced heart surgeons in the UK with a large and established experience in both minimal access and traditional heart operations and each patient is assessed according to his/her clinical needs and suitability for either type of surgical approach.

    He is available for your surgical suitability assessment if you have been told that only a traditional operation is possible in your case and you wish to have a second opinion.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

     Minimally Invasive tele-assited Aortic, mitral and tricuspid surgery

    Robotic Surgery

    Minimally Invasive

    Thoracoscopic

    Aortic surgery

    Mitral surgery

    Tricuspid surgery

    atrial fibrillation and minimal access AF surgery 

    off pump coronary revascularisation 

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    Procedures

    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement
    • Heart Surgery
    • Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
    • Coronary Artery Surgery
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    Education

    MD Padova University, Italy

    CCST Padova University

    FRCS Engl 

    European Thoracic Surgery Board, Nancy (France)

    European Cardiac Surgery Board, Glasgow (UK)

    memberships:

    Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, British Medical Association, Medical Protection Society 





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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
    Explanation
    Heart Bypass Surgery
    15/44
    Valve Repair or Replacement
    13/44
    Heart Surgery
    11/44
    Aortic Valve Replacement
    3/44
    Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    3/44
    Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
    2/44
    Atrial Septal Defect Repair
    1/44
    Cardiac Surgery
    1/44
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1/44
    Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
    1/44
    Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair
    1/44
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I am truly overwhelmed with the amount of attention to detail and care that I experienced. A week after surgery I am back at home and feeling so much better. I feel truly honoured to have been operated on by such a gentleman. I cannot express my gratitude fully .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    A brilliant surgical performance with problems sorted with a minimum of fuss. His relaxed manner based on long experience was most reassuring
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From the first consolation, Mr Casula was caring and gave a good explanation of my problem and what had to be done surgically. I felt very comfortable, reassured and confident with him. He is a very skilful surgeon and a wonderful human being.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I knew exactly what was going to happen during the operation and also an alternative operation was explained to me just in case the original operation was not possible unforeseen complications. My health and well-being was always his priority.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with RC was always positive , he always showed empathy with the pre and post operative condition i was experiencing and always directed me in the correct way to speed my recovery .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Casula was attentive, easy to talk to, highly expert, and good company.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Casula was very understanding , with a wonderful bedside manner and explained the procedure very clearly. In addition the follow up was perfect with his PA on top of everything. The experience felt like going on a tour in Italy.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Caring and excellent service explained everything and answered all questions
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sorry I can say no more than Excellent throughout
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I was fortunate enough to be taken care of by Mr Casula who performed minimally invasive cardiac surgery. I received great advice on the type of heart valve that would be lost suitable to me. The follow up before and after surgery was very good with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Mr Franco Ciulli
    Mr Franco Ciulli
    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    29-12-2020

    Roberto Casula is an esteemed colleague who understands the complexities of adult cardiac surgery and puts into practice the many years of experience for the benefit of his patients. He is caring and patiently explains the condition and the procedure to his patients. We have performed many combined procedures over the years and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any patient in need of open heart surgery in London.

    For specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Atrial Septal Defect Repair, Coronary Artery Surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Artificial Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve Replacement, Traditional Aortic Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Duncan Dymond
    Dr Duncan Dymond
    Cardiology

    20-09-2020

    Superb technically. Very thoughtful and caring. First class surgeon

    For specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
    For procedures: Valve Repair or Replacement
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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