Mr Ranjit Deshpande is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with specialist interest in Minimally Invasive (Key Hole) Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery. For ischemic heart disease he specialises in use of bilateral internal mammary arteries for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) to achieve near total arterial re-vascularisation. He is well known nationally and internationally for endoscopic CABG which is performed as “beating heart” procedure without opening the sternum.
He trained in the South-East Thames London Cardiothoracic Surgical Programme. In 2005 after the award of FRCS (C/Th) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he received a prestigious scholarship from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons to work in OLV Zeinkenhaus, Belgium to train in port-access endoscopic mitral valve repair surgery for mitral valve prolapse. He was appointed as Senior Registrar in Advanced Aortic & Robotic Cardiac Surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2006 before being appointed as a Consultant at King’s College Hospital.
Mr Deshpande is one of the lead surgeons of the world renowned “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation” (TAVI) programme at King’s College Hospital. He is an integral member of the complex major aortic surgery group for specially designed aortic root and aortic dissection surgery as an initiative of the South London Cardiac Network.
He is one of the lead surgeons of the Multidisciplinary Team for treatment of Lung Cancer at King’s College Hospital. He performs VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) for pneumothorax, talc pleurodesis, lung and pleural biopsy and wedge resections of lung for benign tumours or cancer metastases.
His private practice is based in the Guthrie Clinic at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he was appointed as a Consultant in 2007. He also visits London Bridge Hospital, Harley