Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

West Midlands

No. consultant surgeons who did adult cardiac surgery 1 April 2011 – 31 March 2014: 6
Timothy Robin Graham
Carvajal Jorge Gilberto Mascaro
Stephen James Rooney
David Warwick Quinn
Ian Clark Wilson
Domenico Pagano

No. consultant surgeons who do congenital cardiothoracic surgery: 0

No. consultant surgeons who do thoracic surgery: 1
Maninder Singh Kalkat


Cardiac Surgical Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

About the unit

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital was developed over the course of the mid 1960`s. We are a major centre for coronary bypass and valve operations but also offer surgery in the more specialist and demanding areas including heart and lung transplantation and surgery of the aorta. We have one of the largest and most modern intensive care units in Europe supported by highly qualified nursing and medical staff.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Rehabilitation and follow up

Follow up is generally six weeks from discharge. Cardiac rehabilitation is provided locally or arrangements made with the referring hospital.


Cars are allowed to drop off/pick up on the main hospital drive which also provides wheelchair access. Disabled parking is available close to the hopsital building. There is a pay and display car park a short walking distance from the site.

Visiting hours

15:00-17:00 and 18:00-20:00


Cardiac Surgical Unit University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Metchley Lane,
B15 2TH


Tel: 0121 472 1311 x ward 3398
Trust Website:

Number and type of operations performed

This graph shows the number and percentage of each type of heart surgery done in this hospital. 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 hospital’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 is having heart surgery, it may be helpful to know whether your hospital does lots of the procedure(s) that you need. 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 survival rate (risk adjusted)

This graph shows the percentage of patients who survived their operation. This is called the ‘in-hospital survival rate’.

Some units 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 units, the survival rate has been ‘risk adjusted’ to take into account the difficulty of each operation.

The dot in the graph shows the risk-adjusted survival rate for the unit you are looking at. The area between the two dotted lines is the range in which the dot will appear if the results are as expected.

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 hospital's patients have each risk factor (peach bar on the left) next to the average for the whole of the UK (green bar on the right). This can tell you whether the hospital generally operates on high risk patients, 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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