Dr Michael John Van Der Watt

Consultant Cardiologist


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I initially specialised in internal medicine in South Africa, and then emmigrated to the UK in 1995 to specialise in cardiology. I am a consultant cardiologist at Watford General Hospital. My private practice is based at the Spire Bushey Hospital, with specialist echo procedures done at Watford General Hospital, and invasive procedures done at The Wellington Hospital and Watford General Hospital.I am involved in all aspects of cardiology, including acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, fainting, chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations etc. My particular interests are invasive cardiology, echocardiography (including transoesophageal echocardiography), and pacemaker implantation.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Michael John Van Der Watt at Spire include:

Other treatments

Cardiology: Invasive cardiology, Echocardiography, Angiograms, Angina, Heart failure, Palpitations, Fainting, ILR, Breathlessness, Chest pain, Valve disease, high blood pressure. 

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Interventional cardiology, echocardiography, pacing and general cardiology.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Watford General Hospital - Consultant Cardiologist & Medical Director of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Personal profile

I am married, and have two daughters. I am an avid fly-fisherman, and enjoy rugby and rowing. My hobbies include computers, wine collection, and gourmet cooking.

Contact information

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Anne O'Connor
Private secretary telephone 020 8901 5593