Mr Robin Kanagasabay

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Practising at

Spire St Anthony's Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Robin Kanagasabay at Spire include:

Cardiothoracic surgery

Other treatments

  • Adult cardiac surgery including off-pump bypass surgery

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Professional profile

Mr Kanagasabay has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at St George's Hospital since 2002. He trained in medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, with an intercalated BSc in Neurophysiology at Charing Cross Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology. Following junior medical posts in London and Guildford he entered general surgical training in London, Midhurst and Chichester. During this time he obtained higher specialist qualifications in both surgery (FRCS) and medicine (MRCP) with a view to a career in cardiothoracic surgery, a speciality where a broad knowledge of both surgical and medical diseases is uniquely important.

Mr Kanagasabay is an experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeon with an interest in all aspects of adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. He specialises in arterial coronary bypass grafting, valve and aortic surgery and minimally invasive lung surgery. He also undertakes complex extended thoracic procedures where both thoracic and cardiac surgical skills are required such as extended intra-pericardial lung resection for cancer.

He was appointed to the South West Thames Cardiothoracic Programme in 1995, rotating between St George's Hospital, The Middlesex Hospital (now the Heart Hospital), and Harefield. During this time he gained experience in a wide range of adult cardiothoracic procedures including coronary artery surgery (both on and off pump), VATS, valve surgery and heart and lung transplantation. At the end of the training programme he spent one year training in advanced arterial grafting and aortic surgery at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia under the guidance of Professor Brian Buxton.

He is the audit lead for cardiac surgery at St George's Hospital and representative to the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He is a core member of the lung cancer multidisciplinary team at St Peter's Hospital Chertsey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford.

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic surgery
Cardiac surgery
Lung cancer
Thoracic surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
Royal College of Physicians
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

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Current NHS posts

St George's Hospital

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Personal Profile

When not in the outpatient clinic or operating room he can be found cycling the Surrey hills trying to keep up with his wife and their two ever more energetic teenage daughters, playing the piano and drums and fighting a losing battle with shrubs in the garden!

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Private contact details

Telephone Insured: 020 8335 4678/9 or Self-Pay: 020 8335 4646