Mr Babu Naidu

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin), FRCS CTH, MmedSci, MS

"The attention to detail and personal compassion provided by the staff at Spire Parkway is excellent and the main reason why I love working here. I would recommend the hospital to family and friends."

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I have been a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon for nine years and I am an expert in chest wall surgery for pectus and lung volume reduction therapies for COPD. I am also an academic at the University of Birmingham.

I specialise in general thoracic surgery with specific interests in; 1. Pectus surgery both Nuss and Ravitch 2. Lung volume reduction therapy for COPD/emphysema including surgery key hole or minimally invasive surgery, endobronchial therapies such as Valves and Coils 3. Cancer affecting the lung - minimally invasive curative surgery and endobronchial diagnosis and therapies.

To date I have performed over 1,500 surgeries for cancer affecting the lung, 200 pectus operations and over 100 procedures for lung volume reduction, in both my NHS and private practice.

I lead and manage a research team consisting of 10 (research nurses, doctors, data managers, biomedical scientist) based at the University Hospital Birmingham. The team recruited 1,275 patients into clinical studies in 2016/7 accounting for almost 20% of overall recruitment of patients into clinical portfolio studies in the hospital. Our team was awarded a prize for the one with the most impact at the West Midlands Clinical Research network meeting 2016.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also proud to be a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. I have published over 80 articles in peer reviewed medical journals and contributed to multiple medical textbooks. My clinical research interests include; enhanced recovery/rehabilitation for surgery, mechanism, detection and therapy of post operative acute lung injury, chest wall motion analysis novel technology and clinical uses, bio markers in lung (primary and metastatic) cancer and novel surgical treatment for Emphysema.

I was co-editor for the international guidelines of enhanced recovery after lung surgery which defines best practice on every aspect of care before, during and after surgery. This ensures that patients get the best possible outcome after their surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Babu Naidu at Spire include:

Thoracic surgery

Other treatments

Lung cancer surgery (primary and metastatic), pectus and chest wall surgery, lung volume reduction surgery, endobronchial valves and coils, general thoracic surgery.

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Additional information

Cardiothoracic surgery
Lung cancer
Thoracic surgery

Special clinical interests: Pectus surgery; Endobronchial valves for emphysema; Lung cancer surgery.

MBBS / London / 1994
University of London
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the base of their training

Professional memberships

Fellow of the royal college of surgeons (England)

Member of the society of cardio-thoracic surgery (GB &I)

Member of the European society of thoracic surgeons

Member of the European association of cardio-thoracic surgeons

Professional leadership

As part of the thoracic sub committee of the society of cardio-thoracic surgery, I represent the specialty in the British Lung Foundation Taskforce.
I am the surgical representative on the national cancer research network lung cancer group
I have provided expert opinion in the upcoming lung volume reductions COPD NICE guidance

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two sons.