Dr Robert Butler

Dr Robert Butler

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist


Specialises in

  • Angina including angioplasty and stenting
  • Management of high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Structural heart disease
  • Palpitations
  • Heart failure

I was appointed as a consultant interventional cardiologist in 2003, and I have over 16 years experience. A substantial amount of my workload is treating heart attack and angina patients with angioplasty and closing PFOs for young people who have suffered a stroke. Other structural work includes left atrial appendage closure and MitraClip. I undertake approximately 220 angioplasties each year in my NHS practice, and my outcomes are excellent, having outperformed the national predicted risk model very year. We were one of ten centres offering let atrial appendage occlusion, one of twenty centres for PFO and one of just 4 centres offering routine mitraclip therapy. I have worked in a major regional cardiac centre in Stoke-on-Trent, where the catchment for tertiary cardiology is nearly 2 million people across Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

I graduated from Manchester Medical School, and trained as a cardiologist in Liverpool, Dundee, Leicester and Auckland, New Zealand. Finally, I returned to Stoke as a consultant cardiologist. My doctoral thesis was in areas of vascular biology, under Prof Struthers in the University of Dundee.

I have been involved in a number of national committees for British Cardiac Society and the Royal College of Physicians. I am also actively involved in research and the teaching of medical students. I'm the Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation in Stoke.

I'm the Clinical Lead for Catheter Laboratory and Clinical Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation.


General Medical Council Number: C3540628

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Robert Butler at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Balloon coronary angioplasty
  • Assessment of all aspect of cardiology
  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Cardiac clinical pharmacology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiomemo recording
  • Cardiovascular risk profile
  • Cardioversion
  • Contrast echocardiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Heart test
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Mitral valve balloon dilation
  • PFO closure
  • Stent implantation
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)

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Additional information

Atrial fibrillation
Coronary artery disease
Interventional cardiology
Stroke prevention

Special Clinical Interests: Angina; cryptogenic stroke; hypertension; cholesterol; heart failure and palpitations.

MB ChB / Manchester / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / Manchester / 1998
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

American College of Cardiologists

Royal College of Physicians

Consultant cardiologist, University Hospital North Staffordshire NHS Trust

I run, cycle and swim for fun and fitness, and I am learning the guitar at a late age.

Telephone Out patient appointments - 01925 215 087
Private secretary Sharon Mallin
Private secretary telephone 07789662809
Private secretary fax 08436365239
Private secretary email sharon.mallin@uhnm.nhs.uk