Mr Roberto Casula

Mr Roberto Casula

MD FRCS FETCS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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2 specialists

27 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“I count myself fortunate that Mr Casula was part of the team that undertook my initial Angiogram. He was able to make immediate decisive decisions as to what surgery was required and fully explained everything to me. His post operation consultations were very useful and I would recommend him to anyone in need of the skills he possesses.“
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Subspecialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive 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
    464 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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    Medical procedures

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

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Heart Bypass Surgery
    12/31
    Heart Surgery
    10/31
    Valve Repair or Replacement
    6/31
    Aortic valve replacement
    5/31
    Coronary Artery surgery
    4/31
    Heart Valve Problems
    2/31
    minimally invasive heart surgery
    2/31
    Angiogram
    1/31
    Aortic Valve Replacement
    1/31
    Bye pass surgery
    1/31
    Bypass surgery for blocked arteries
    1/31
    Cardiac Surgery
    1/31
    Cardiology
    1/31
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1/31
    Cardiovascular disease
    1/31
    I need redo coronary bypass grafting
    1/31
    Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
    1/31
    Triple heart bypass
    1/31
    heart valve replacement
    1/31
    mitro valve repair
    1/31
    repair of a chest hernia
    1/31
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aortic Valve Replacement
    Dr. Casula and his team were excellent. He provided clear explanation, made my options clear and overall I am very pleased with my surgery and recovery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Bypass Surgery Angiogram
    I count myself fortunate that Mr Casula was part of the team that undertook my initial Angiogram. He was able to make immediate decisive decisions as to what surgery was required and fully explained everything to me. His post operation consultations were very useful and I would recommend him to anyone in need of the skills he possesses.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aortic valve replacement Heart Bypass Surgery
    I found Mr. Roberto Casula very professional, he explained the procedure in detail and the operation proceeded to plan. I thank him and all of the team for the way they looked after me, if you have a problem with your heart, you could not be in better hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery surgery Cardiovascular disease
    From the first moment I met Mr Casula, he explained the situation I found myself in, in a very clear manner to a non-medical person, and the options available to me. He swiftly organised the procedure to be carried as soon as possible, in these COVID-19 changing times. Mr Casula Pre, during and post operational care was excellent, reinforcing the best methods of recovery. I feel very privileged to have someone of Mr Casula’s reputation and skills to have been my Cardiothoracic Surgeon at my time of need.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coronary Artery surgery Heart Bypass Surgery Cardiology
    Mr Casula has provided a detailed explanation of the procedure plus explaining the option and the reasons for taking that course of action. I have felt very comfortable right from our first meeting to trust him to take the the best options on my interest. He has been very diligent in seeing me pre and post op and explaining the minor changes to the nurses care plan. I couldn’t recommended him high enough and I’m very grateful that he was available to perform this CABG.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Bypass Surgery minimally invasive heart surgery Heart Surgery
    A very patient and skilled surgeon who exudes confidence and has endless patience to explain complex medical issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Valve Repair or Replacement
    Inspires complete confidence. However I would have given the bedside manner 5 stars but I found him a trifle hesitant. I am sure he must be the best cardiac surgeon of the moment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Bypass Surgery Aortic valve replacement
    Outstanding experience. I had aortic valve replacement and double bypass, his diagnosis, surgical skills and aftercare allowed for a successfully process. I will chose him again no doubt.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heart Bypass Surgery Coronary Artery surgery Heart Surgery
    Following the results of an angiogram, I was informed that I needed triple heart bypass surgery and Mr Roberto Casula was highly recommended to me. I was extremely worried about having such a major operation. However after talking to Mr Casula via video call, I felt much better and was made to feel I was in excellent hands. He explained the procedure in detail and what I should expect in the weeks that followed. The conversation was not hurried and he put me completely at ease. The operation at The Wellington Hospital on the 9th of October went very well and the care from the nurses and staff was fantastic. I am now 4 weeks on, getting stronger every day and am hugely grateful to Mr Casula and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Aortic valve replacement
    Dr Casula performed surgery to replace my aortic valve. Having spoken to several surgeons prior to meeting Dr Casula I was immediately impressed with his ability to condense some very complex information into plain, easy English. I felt very confident in him from the first meeting. Heart surgery is scary whichever way you angle it... but I could not have felt I was in better hands. Thank you.
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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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