Mr Shyam Kolvekar

shyam-kolvekar

Mr Shyam Kolvekar

MBBS,MS,MCH,FRCPS,FRCS,FRCSTH

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Mr. Kolvekar is one of the leading cardiothoracic surgeons in London, currently working at Barts Heart Centre (St Bartholomew’s Hospital ) ,The Wellington and Harley Street Clinic and London Clinic .

He is Senior Lecturer at University College London and involved in several research projects, He has a special interest in mitral valve repairs, beating-heart surgery, cardiac arrhythmias and minimally-invasive cardiac surgery and is concerned with ischaemic pre-conditioning of the heart. He also has a thoracic practice dealing with lung cancer, pneumothorax and pleural effusion.

Another special interest is in the field of chest wall deformity interventions. He is an internationally recognised surgeon for the adult Nuss procedure and has adapted the NUSS procedure with several new techniques for better pain control and reduced risks from surgery. He also travels abroad to lecture and teach surgeons this procedure and connate minimally invasive surgery. He has several publications in international journals and has also contributed to books.

Year qualified

1983


Country of qualification

India


Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi


Specialities

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


Memberships

  • MPS
  • STS
  • SCTS
  • EACTS
  • IASCTS


Registration and licensing

GMC:3636297


Special interests

  • Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Minimally Invasive Maze Operation
  • Carcinoid Heart Valve Disease
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • VATS
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pectus Correction (NUSS)
  • OPCAB
  • Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Robotics
  • ECMO


Procedures offered

  • Minimally Invasive Pectus Correction (Nuss)
  • OPCAB
  • Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve repair
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Video assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery


 

Research interests

  • Undergraduate and Post Graduate Teaching
  • Ischaemic Preconditioning
  • At present Mr Kolvekar is working with Professor Yellon on ischaemic preconditioning in diabetic patients with oral hypoglycemic agents.
  • He has been working closely with the Hater institute and helping the research fellows in the patient recruitment for the study.
  • Mr Kolvekar is also surgical lead for trail comparing neuropsychological study in patients undergoing CABG with or without cardioplegia with Professor Newman’s team.


Mr Shyam Kolvekar, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London