Consultant Profile

Mr Ian Hunt

Mr Ian Hunt (Hons) MBBS MRCS FRCS (CTh)
Practicing at:
Spire St Anthony's Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Lung cancer
    • Thoracic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Minimally invasive Keyhole (VATS) thoracic surgery
Chest Wall trauma and pectus treatment
Thoracic Oncology

Diagnostic procedures
Bronchoscopy & Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
Lung cancer surgery (Lung resections, extended & complex)
Surgery for secondary cancers (metastasis) of the lung
Pleural, Chest Wall & Mesothelioma Surgery
Surgery for pleural infections (Empyema, parapneumonic effusions)
Surgery for collapsed lungs (pneumothorax)
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) for Emphysema & COPD
Surgery for mediastinal tumours including thymomas
Surgery for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of Pectus Deformities
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of Chest wall, breastbone and rib injuries

Research interests:

Postgraduate Education & Training
Clinical Outcomes
Thoracic Oncology
Keyhole (VATS) lung resections
Pectus deformities
Thoracic Trauma

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Surgeon & Clinical Care group lead, Thoracic Surgery, St. George’s Hospital
Trauma Lead, Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. George’s Hospital
Honorary Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Marsden Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, St. George’s Medical School, University of London
National Clinical Reference Group (CRG) member, UK Thoracic Surgery

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS (Eng))
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ireland (SCTS)
European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet)
British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA)
Chest Wall International Group (CWIG)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646
Private secretary:
Monika  Wint
Private secretary telephone number:
0208 725 3287
Private secretary email address:
Ad hoc clinics, typically Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Hunt is an experienced specialist thoracic surgeon who provides a high volume comprehensive thoracic surgical service with a special interest in minimal access keyhole (VATS) surgery, thoracic oncology (cancer), chest wall deformities, chest trauma, clinical research and teaching.

He collaborates with many colleagues at St. George’s Hospital including regularly operating with surgeons in ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic and General surgery as well as running a joint Paediatric-Thoracic surgical clinic. Mr Hunt runs the highly successful and internationally recognised 'Pectus Clinic' at St Anthony's Hospital, the only such clinic in the UK specialising in all aspects of chest wall deformities.

Mr. Hunt works with physicians and oncologists from hospitals in SW London, Surrey and West Sussex including St. Richards (Chichester), Epsom, St. Helier’s, East Surrey, Ashford & St. Peters, St. Luke’s Cancer Centre (Guildford) & the Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton).

Mr Hunt is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St. George’s Medical School, University of London. He is actively involved in clinical research, training and education at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as mentoring consultant colleagues from the UK and Europe in advanced VATS techniques and chest wall management. He leads the cardiothoracic trauma service at St. George's Hospital, one of the busy trauma units in the UK. 

He is a member of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of UK & Ireland (SCTS) and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS); he sits on several national advisory boards, is actively involved in the SCTS annual meeting and is a member of several national guideline development groups.

Mr. Hunt lectures regularly at national and international conferences and teaches on many specialist courses.  He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals, written reviews and book chapters and has edited several books.

Selected Courses  

Selected Books 

Recommended links:

London Thoracic Ultrasound Course

Practical managemetn of cardiothoracic trauma

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Mr Ian Hunt

Mr Ian Hunt Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant, Sutton, private hospital specialist.

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Tracey Varney
Pectus Clinic Administrator
07493 124025
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