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I have been an active NHS Consultant Adult Cardiac Surgeon since 2002 with >3500 adult cardiac procedures undertaken to date as Chief Surgeon. The overall survival rate of my practice since 2002 is >99%.
I am one of the top Mitral Valve (MV) Repair Surgeon into the UK in terms of MV volume of surgery and MV repair rate. My overall MV repair practice include > 800 cases completed since 2006 at a survival of 99.5% and a MV repair success rate of >90%.
In addition, I am an international expert in Beating Heart Coronary Surgery, a surgical technique that I have contributed to pioneer and validate with rigorous research, having undertaken >1300 by-pass operations to date at a survival of >99%.
My practice also include more routine basic surgical procedures such as Aortic Valve replacement (>350 undertaken at a survival of >99%) and also complex procedures such as redo cardiac surgery for the Mitral Valve, Aortic Valve and Bypass surgery, for which I receive referrals from the South-West of the UK and beyond.
My surgical performance is audited yearly by the NICOR professional body, and is publicly available at the following web site: https://scts.org/consultant/raimondo-ascione/
The latest audit available confirms that my risk-adjusted survival for all the surgical procedure undertaken for the period 2013-2016 is 99.31%, with 366 operations completed (This is better than the UK average).
Areas of interest
- Mitral Valve Repair surgery (National Expert)
- Beating Heart Coronary Bypass surgery (International Expert)
- Aortic Valve surgery
- Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
- Redo Cardiac Surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Adult Cardiac Surgeon
University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
• First in man Clinical Trials in adult Cardiac Surgery to test novel interventions
• Developing new Drugs and Biomedical Devices
• Small Arteries Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells and Myocardial Repair
• Intra-myocardial coronary micro-arteries: phenotype and dysfunction
• Diabetes, Mitral Valve Repair, Beating Heart Coronary Surgery.
Opera, Painting, Cooking, Sun, Sand, Sea
National Clinical Excellence Award since 2010
"UK Surgical Team of Year prize 2005”, by Hospital Doctors
“UK Runner-Up Cardiovascular Team of Year 2005”, by Hospital Doctors
Fellow ad eundeum, by Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
"John Parker Gold Medal", by Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland 2001
Runner Up, Young Research Workers Prize, by British Cardiac Society 2001
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
The list of my publications is available at:
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://scts.org/consultant/raimondo-ascione/
Overall survival is 99.31%, see National Audit 2013-2016 at: https://scts.org/consultant/raimondo-ascione/
Reference number 4392194
- Spire Hospital Bristol
- 08:00 - 17:00
- 0117 980 4000
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