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I specialise in a wide range of general adult cardiac surgical procedures including heart & lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support therapies.
My career as a cardiac surgeon started at the University of Naples, Italy.
In 2000 I joined Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub at Harefield Hospital to obtain further subspecialty training in complex cardiac conditions and transplantation. I moved on to complete a mitral fellowship at the Brompton in 2009 and I was appointed consultant at Harefield soon after.
I am frequently invited to lecture and present original scientific work at national and international meetings for surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists. I regularly teach on cardiac failure surgery for BSc students at Imperial College London.
I have written chapters in books and original articles published in a variety of peer reviewed journals
Areas of interest
Revascularisation; Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting; Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB); Total Arterial revascularisation; Radial Artery; Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH); Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB); Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery; Ministernoromy AVR; Mini AVR; Sutureless AVR; Root replacement; Homograft AVR & root; Stentless AVR & root; Aortic Aneurysm Repair; Aortic Dissection Repair; Complex Cardiac Surgery; Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation Surgery; Surgical AF Ablation; Adult Cardiac Surgery; Valve + CABG; Pericardiectomy; Cardiac Tumour; Chest Wall Stabilisation; Chronic Surgical Infection Therapy; Transplantation; Heart Transplant; LVAD Surgery; VAD therapy; Mechanical Circulatory Support therapy; ECMO; ECLS therapy; Lung Transplant; lobar lung transplant; Lung Volume Reduction Surgery & Transplant; Minimally Invasive Lung Transplant;
- Debbie Waddon
- Department of Cardiac Surgery Harefield Hospital Hill End Road Harefield UXBRIDGE UB9 6JH
- 01895 828665
- 01895 828970
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
- Society for CardioThoracic Surgery of GB & Ireland
- Royal Brompton & Harefield Private Patients
- Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Specialists
- Daily Mail
- Evening Standard
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Cardiac Surgery, Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Donor Organ preservation
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Outcomes and surgical performance
No official title to display here but I was awarded the most amazing honour. A transplant patient named his son after me.
Read more here
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Eur J Cardiothorac Surg;
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg;
Int J Surg;
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol;
Ann Thorac Surg;
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg;
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg;
J Heart Lung Transplant;
Eur Heart J;
J Heart Valve Dis;
Cardiac Surgery results are collected and analysed by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes and Research (NICOR)
Data are collected over a period of three years to achieve better statistical power. Results are risk stratified and can be found on
Generally speaking, if you come to have your surgery at Harefield under my care, you should expect to recover in 7 days (range 5-10). The complete recovery back to a normal life takes approximately 6 weeks
My Surgical Site Infection rate is 1% only that is well below the national mean value of 4%
- Dottore in Medicina e Chirurgia, MD University of Naples, Italy 1996
- Medico Chirurgo University of Naples, Italy 1997
- Specialista in Cardiochirurgia University of Naples, Italy 2001
- Mitral Fellowship Royal Brompton, London, UK 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Society for CardioThoracic Surgery (SCTS)
European Association for CardioThoracic Surgery (EACTS)
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
- Department of Cardiac Surgery Harefield...
- 12:30 - 14:00
- 01895 828665
Post treatment communication
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