Dr Igor Saftic

Dr Igor Saftic

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


"I enjoy working at Spire Bristol Hospital for its organised and supportive atmosphere, which enables the team to work safely and efficiently."

Specialises in

  • Advanced lung cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction - Pectus Carinatum

I am an experienced specialist in thoracic surgery working in the field for more than 10 years. I had training in every aspect of thoracic surgery and have worked and learned in some of the most reputable units in the specialty in Croatia, France, USA and the UK.

My specialist interests are keyhole surgery and lung segmentectomies for malignant disease, chest wall surgery and surgery in high risk patients. Apart from that I provide full spectrum of surgical management in both benign and cancer conditions, including mesothelioma and reconstruction surgery.

At Spire Bristol Hospital I aim to provide a comprehensive approach to patient consultation and treatment making sure that this journey is undertaken as comfortably as possible.

I strive to improve patient outcomes and have set up collaborations with various specialists in Bristol, Taunton, Yeovil, Bath and Gloucester areas.

I am a teacher and educational supervisor to national trainees and proud to be able to guide them through their training. I have been a speaker and invited speaker on national and international conferences, and teacher on cardiothoracic surgery courses.


General Medical Council Number: 7564602

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Igor Saftic at Spire include:


Thoracic surgery

Other treatments

  • Advanced lung cancer
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
  • Day case surgery
  • Emphysema
  • Keyhole advanced sublobar resections
  • Lung and pleural biopsy
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Pneumothorax
  • Single keyhole surgery

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Additional information

Lung cancer
Thoracic surgery
Parathyroid disease

MD / University of Rijeka, Croatia / 2003
Medical Doctor

Professional memberships

European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

European Association For Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

British Thoracic Oncology Group

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead

I am a reviewer for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery journal.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

North Bristol NHS Trust.

I am an active person who enjoys spending free time with my family and dogs.

Telephone 07456 495 382
Private secretary Rachel Peacock
Private secretary telephone 07586 201 514
Private secretary email rachelmedsec@outlook.com