We offer the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI) procedure for heart valve replacement as an alternative to open heart surgery.
The procedure is used to treat aortic stenosis (a narrowed heart valve) and can help relieve symptoms such as breathlessness, chest pain and in severe cases, heart failure.
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Typical hospital stay
Type of anaesthetic
General or sometimes local
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Spire St Anthony’s is a large private hospital providing a range of treatments and services to patients in Sutton and the surrounding Surrey and south London area.
We offer all the facilities you’d expect from a private hospital. This includes high dependency and intensive treatment units allowing us to treat more complex conditions.
The TAVI procedure is carried out in our hybrid theatre which is equipped with advanced medical imaging that can be used to perform minimally-invasive surgery.
A cardiologist, cardiac surgeon and anaesthetist will take care of you during your operation. They're supported by nurses, intensive care nurses and physiotherapists who'll monitor your progress closely until you return home.
We perform aortic valve replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We offer some of the latest surgical techniques which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:
Spire St Anthony's is close to Sutton and Epsom. Trains to Sutton and Cheam run from Victoria and London Bridge. Trains to Worcester Park Station run from Waterloo and Epsom. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.
Your consultations and diagnostic tests
Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 19 consultation rooms. All our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry if walking is difficult for you. They’ll ask about your health, symptoms and answer any questions you may have.
You'll need to have several diagnostic tests before surgery to ensure that TAVI is the right procedure for you. These tests include:
Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, your consultant will advise you about:
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
Spire St Anthony's Hospital is a large private hospital close to Sutton and Epsom, on the borders of Surrey and South London, providing very high quality healthcare in a calm and peaceful environment.
Spire St Anthony's Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg586 - NICE guidance on Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/cardiac-ct-scan - CT scan with contrast