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The Keyhole Heart Clinic

Learning that you need open heart surgery can be a daunting experience in itself, never mind the fact that you are likely to be told that you need your breast bone split, and that it will take 3 months to heal. Mr Inderpaul Birdi is a heart surgeon based in London. He and the team at The Keyhole Heart Clinic have been performing heart surgery for more than 20 years using keyhole approaches without breaking your breastbone, meaning that the cuts we make heal in days, are cosmetically more appealing, cause less pain and infection, so that you can get back to your life much quicker.

Our professional and experienced team at The Keyhole Heart Clinic provide advice and treatment to those with heart conditions, including blocked arteries and valve disorders. Whether you require a consultation to discuss keyhole heart surgery as an option for yourself, or you would like a second opinion to get reassurance about your treatment choices, we can ensure you get the help you need. With our team lead by a highly experienced cardiothoracic surgeon, Mr Inderpaul Birdi, specialising in minimally invasive heart surgery, you can be sure that you are in the best hands at our clinic.

Why Choose Us

Recover Faster With Our World Leading Heart Clinic in London

You may not realise that keyhole heart surgery is now a proven procedure and is very safe in expert hands. It is also known as minimally invasive or minimal access heart surgery.

You heal within days rather than months and the scars are much smaller than with traditional methods. The best thing is, you can get back to enjoying your life much sooner than with traditional breastbone surgery.

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Number 1 Heart Clinic For Expertise In Keyhole Heart Surgery

At The Keyhole Heart Clinic, we specialise in minimally invasive keyhole heart surgery. Keyhole heart surgery requires a highly specialised skillset to traditional heart surgery, so must be carried out by teams who have developed years of clinical experience in the technique.

Our clinical team is led by Mr Inder Birdi, widely recognised as one of the best heart surgeons in the specialty. He and his team provide services, to patients not only from the UK, but from several International destinations. With over 20 years of clinical experience in keyhole heart surgery, and more than 30 years as a doctor in the UK, The Keyhole Heart Clinic are privileged to have Mr Birdi leading our team.

We also have several clinical associates, who are in themselves, world class doctors, and are available to provide you with every treatment available for your heart problem. We can offer assessments at The Keyhole Heart Clinic London, The Keyhole Heart Clinic Nottingham, as well as The Keyhole Heart Clinic Online to suit your geographical needs.



Keyhole heart surgery London is completed through small incisions to the chest or groin by Mr Birdi and his skilled team, rather than necessitating a full breastbone division.
Because traditional heart surgery included breastbone division (and, on top of heart surgery, you are essentially dealing with a broken bone), it is a major surgery, and requires a long time to heal. With keyhole surgery, it is much more minimally invasive, and as such does not take months to recover from – instead, you should completely be back to ‘normal life’ within a few weeks.
Because keyhole heart surgery only requires a few small incisions (and sometimes none at all), the cosmetic result is much more superior. Scarring is minimal and is coverable, meaning you can wear your normal clothes with no alterations necessary. With breastbone division, you will usually be left with a 12-inch scar, whereas with keyhole surgery, it will only be around 3 inches long.
Because keyhole heart surgery London does not require bones to be broken, there is no risk of bone infection compared to a 3-4% chance of bone infection with breastbone break.
Due to the minimally invasive nature of keyhole surgery, the wound should heal within a week rather than 12 weeks after breastbone break.
The fact no bones are broken during the surgery means you will experience less discomfort during recovery.

"Successfully completed over 1,000 keyhole heart procedures in the last 15 years"

How We Can Help You
As a proven procedure that is very safe, keyhole therapies or minimally invasive, minimal access heart surgery, is very beneficial. The Keyhole Heart Clinic team have been performing these procedures for more than 10 years and are recognised leaders in this area. Find out how our keyhole heart services can help you avoid unnecessary scarring and provide quicker recovery times.
Are you seeking reassurance about your treatment choices? Here at The Keyhole Heart Clinic, we provide second option cardiac services to ensure you are as informed as possible on any potential surgery. In response to the increasing demand for our opinion, we have created two ways for you to access us for a second opinion; within our clinic and also via video if this is more convenient for you.
When you need to check whether your heart may show signs of an issue now or in the future, booking in for a heart screening procedure is the best way to know for sure. If you have a history of heart disease within your family or have suffered from any symptoms related to heart problems, such as chest pain or shortness of breath, a few simple steps such as a blood test, ECG or MRI will help to prevent further problems.
We offer a fully comprehensive electrophysiology service for both diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders using the most advanced techniques available. Whether you are experiencing mild symptoms, or you are unsure if your heart rhythm is functioning normally throughout the day, we are here to help look into and treat any heart arrhythmia issues.
Food forms a huge part of our everyday lives – to fuel our bodies, but also to bring us joy and to enjoy new flavours. But food and eating well should be recognised as a way to form the basis of good heart health and to avoid disease. There is also a lot of information about heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol that could cause worry or anxiety, so let us explain how nutrition and heart health work in harmony.

Supervised rehabilitation is a cardiac service we recommend for all our patients who have undergone treatment. With Angela Hartley, our Cardiac Nurse and Exercise Specialist, we can offer our patients one to one exercise and lifestyle programmes following any heart treatments you may have had. Rehabilitation is important as part of the recovery process to maximise long-term results and we’re happy to offer this as part of our cardiac care services.
About Us
Meet Our Team

The Keyhole Heart Clinic is a London heart clinic, specialising in world leading keyhole heart surgery. We also have clinics in Nottingham and Essex. We have a large, expert team headed up by Lead Clinician, Director and highly experienced cardiac surgeon Mr Inderpaul Birdi. Specialising in minimally invasive heart surgery, Mr Inderpaul Birdi is professionally affiliated with many world renowned medical societies and associations. Mr Birdi is widely recognised as one of the most accomplished Top keyhole heart surgeons in the UK and he is sought after by patients from many international locations. Mr Birdi has gathered together some of the best heart doctors and heart surgeons in the field to make The Keyhole Heart Clinic the Number 1 clinic in the UK for combined clinical experience in the treatment of heart disease using keyhole procedures. And if, for any reason, you are not suitable for keyhole heart surgery, you can be sure that the team are more than capable of performing traditional heart surgery if required.

If you have any questions about our team, what we do, who might be looking after you, please do feel free to get in touch, and the expert team will be delighted to answer any of your queries.

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Learn More About Our Unique London Heart Clinic

Our London Heart Clinic Is Our Premier Location

Our keyhole team at our London Heart Clinic, specialise in minimally invasive keyhole heart surgery. Keyhole heart surgery requires a different skillset to traditional heart surgery, so must be carried out by highly skilled surgeons like top heart surgeon Mr Inderpaul Birdi. Over the last decade, Mr Birdi has gathered some of the world’s best doctors and nurses, to deliver one of the best keyhole heart surgery programs in the UK. Working closely with The Harley Street Clinic, which is one of the few hospitals in the UK with an excellent Care Quality Commission badge of outstanding clinical service, Mr Birdi and the team are able to ensure that your care is delivered at the highest possible level.

Other Services We Offer At Our London Heart Clinic

Our London heart clinic also offers other heart related services, such as our screening programme. Should your family have a history of heart disease, or if you are experiencing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations, a cardiovascular screening can really give you that peace of mind you need. We will help your doctor diagnose and treat any issues you have been having. Additionally, we offer second opinions. You may be wondering whether you are suitable for keyhole heart surgery London, want answers to your questions from the best cardiologists in London, or want some reassurance about your treatment options – whatever the query, we are here to help. This can either be in person at our London heart clinic, or online, depending on your location, allowing you to utilise our expertise even if you’re not local to our clinic. For more information on all of our keyhole heart clinic services London, please click here. Here, you will find all the information you may need regarding our keyhole therapies, valve disorders and heart screening services, as well as our treatment for blocked arteries and heart rhythm disorders.

Want to Know More About Preparing for Heart Surgery?

Undergoing heart surgery will raise many questions for you on how best to prepare for this life-changing operation. Having a further understanding of what to do in the lead up to the day of your surgery will ensure you have the best preparation in the days and weeks prior. We can help you address the key areas where making small changes will make a big difference in the long-term, including adjustments to your general lifestyle and routine. Our detailed guide can be downloaded for free here to help you.


The Keyhole Heart Clinic London

We aim to provide our patients with a world-class service that places The Keyhole Heart Clinic as the number one choice in the field of cardiac care. Our treatments, services and advice will ensure you are fully informed and ready to undergo specialist surgery performed by leading surgeons and cardiologists. Your health and wellbeing is our priority at all times, and our approach to heart surgery will ensure this in the long-term.

Where Is The Keyhole Heart Clinic Based?

The Keyhole Heart Clinic is a London cardiovascular clinic based at The Harley Street Clinic and The Wellington Hospital, London.

We do recognise that patients far from London require our services too and we have developed a new Clinic in Nottingham for the patients in the Midlands. We have found that patients from Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester, and other nearby towns have found travelling to our clinic very easy.  We also provide clinical services in Essex.

If you live a very long way away, we also offer a remote (online) consultation service, where we will discuss your symptoms and health history, and asses your needs on a video call with yourself.  If you decide to proceed with the surgery after your online consultation, we encourage you to visit us at one of our locations in London, Nottingham or Essex.

How Do I Know I’m Getting The Best Heart Surgeons In London?

At The Keyhole Heart Clinic, results are everything – we want your heart issue to be solved quickly, so that you can go back to living the life you love, as soon as possible. Mr Birdi leads the team and his reputation has attracted a wider team of exceptional individuals who you can be sure to rely upon. We are always pushing for the highest level of client satisfaction possible and our testimonials speak for themselves. We are proud that consistently, they identify Mr Inderpaul Birdi as one of the best heart surgeons. Here are a few snippets of some of our favourite testimonials about Mr Inderpaul Birdi and our service:

  • ‘I have nothing but praise for the opportunity to benefit from this latest surgical technique. The rapid recovery has enabled me to carry on with my personal plans with little interruption.’
  • ‘I felt confident that he would fix me. He was so passionate about what he could do. As upsetting as it was to learn about the danger I was in, I felt I could trust him. He didn’t sugar coat anything. He simply told me the facts and what he would do to solve the problem. I left feeling confident that I was in excellent hands.’
  • ‘He was obviously very much in command and very concerned to give the patient the best treatment and care before and after, his follow up care is outstanding. His main concern all along is your needs. When I considered that the most important organ in the human body was being entrusted to this very honest and unassuming person with such an excellent knowledge, I was imparted with confidence at every step. I would unhesitatingly recommend Mr Birdi both as a person and a highly skilled and qualified heart surgeon – he truly is an incredible man.’
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