Surgeons

Brian Fabri

GMC Number: 2353274

Hospital(s): Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Surgery


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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