Surgeon Overview

Simon William Henry Kendall

GMC Number: 2960386

Hospital(s): James Cook University Hospital

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Mr Kendall is a practising cardiac surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and currently Honorary Secretary SCTS. He works in a team of 6 cardiac surgeons, 2 thoracic surgeons and 9 intensivists / anaesthetists. They and the patients are supported by an outstanding dedicated team of specialist nurses, care practitioners, nursing staff and administrative team. They deliver the full range of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive: aortic valve surgery, mitral valve surgery and lung resections.

The team regularly reviews patient outcomes with the support of a strong governance team to improve the quality of care delivered.

Mr Kendall is contactable by email or via Ms Michelle Johnson, on 01642854892.

Training Attended

Mitral Conclave, New York 2015

SCTS Ionescu University 2015

European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2013

Surgical training:

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford 1992-93

Papworth Hospital, Cambridge 1990-92

Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester 1989.

Killingbeck Hopsital, Leeds 1987.

Qualifications & Accreditations

European Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainer of the Year 2012

Master of Surgery, University of London 1995

FRCS (C/Th) 1993

FRCS Ed 1989

MB BS 1984

Bsc Hons Lond 1981

Additional Information

A comparison of outcomes between bovine pericardial and porcine valves in 38 040 patients in England and Wales over 10 years..pdf Coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with excellent long-term survival and quality of life.pdf Dynamic Prediction Modeling Approaches for Cardiac Surgery.pdf

Number and type of operations performed

This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done by this consultant surgeon. The number of operations is shown in the line going up the left hand side. The percentage (%) underneath each coloured bar shows how much of this consultant’s heart surgery is made up each procedure type.

The ‘key’ underneath the graph shows what procedure(s) each coloured bar shows. The abbreviations used are explained below:

  • Isolated: This procedure has been carried out on its own. No other procedures were done during the same operation.
  • CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • AVR: Aortic valve replacement
  • MV: Mitral valve procedure

You can find out more about these procedures in the ‘About cardiothoracic surgery’ section. If you or someone you know if having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether the consultant does lots of that procedure. If you have questions or concerns about the number of procedures being done at your hospital, you should speak to your heart surgeon.

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In-hospital mortality rate (risk adjusted)

This graph shows the percentage of patients who die before being discharged from the hospital they had their operation at. This is called the ‘in-hospital mortality rate’. 

Some consultants do more complicated surgery on patients who are more sick, whilst others do fairly routine surgery. So that we can make fair comparisons between these consultants, the mortality rate has been ‘risk adjusted’ to take into account the difficulty of each operation.

The green line in the middle of the graph shows the average mortality rate for heart surgery in the UK. The blue dot shows the risk adjusted mortality rate for the consultant you are looking at. The lower the blue dot is on the graph, the lower the percentage of patients who have died after surgery.

If the blue dot is underneath the red line near the top of the graph, then the mortality rate shown by the blue dot is within the limits we would expect.

For more information on understanding mortality rates, look at the Understanding the graphs page

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Average patient risk profile

Some risk factors like age, gender, and other medical problems can affect the outcome of heart surgery.

Each of the graphs below shows what percentage of this consultant’s patients have each risk factor (peach bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (green baron the right). This can tell you whether the consultant operates on high risk patients in general, and whether they specialise in doing particular types of complicated surgery, like operations on the thoracic aorta.

You can find out more about the risk factors in the ‘About cardiothoracic surgery’ section.

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