Consultant Profile

Mr Franco Ciulli

Mr Franco Ciulli 
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    Special clinical interests:
    Mitral valve repair
    Radio frequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Off-pump/ beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery
    Aortic valve surgery
    Research interests:
    Off-pump coronary artery surgery
    Surgical treatment for chronic atrial fibrillation
    Techniques of mitral valve repair
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Clinical Director of Cardiac Services, Bristol Royal Infirmary
    Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Infirmary
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0117 342 6661
    Private secretary:
    Żanette  Pytel
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0117 342 6661/07956 213 604
    Private secretary fax:
    0117 342 5968
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    My main interest is coronary artery bypass surgery, which represents over 75 percent of my workload. The vast majority of this work is done 'off-pump', a technique that I helped to develop in Bristol.

    I have a particular interest in mitral valve repair, having acquired
    up-to-date techniques in internationally renowned centres such as Broussais (Paris), St. Vincent's (Sydney), Mestre (Italy) and Papworth (UK).
    Personal profile:
    I thoroughly enjoy my work and there is little time outside to dedicate to other activities. I do however enjoy a gruelling couple of hours on the tennis courts (summer and winter), and I am a Department of Transport qualified costal skipper, working towards the Yachtmaster Certificate.

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    Mr Franco Ciulli

    Mr Franco Ciulli Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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