Cardiothoracic surgery

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Professor Olaf Wendler

Professor of Cardiac Surgery


Year qualified:


GMC No. or equivalent


Primary speciality:

Cardiothoracic surgery

Specialist interests:

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Arterial revascularisation
Ischemic ventricular septal defect repair
Valve and aortic root repair
Minimally invasive heart surgery
Mitral valve repair
Thoracic aortic surgery

Professional memberships:

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Britain and Ireland
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Board Member 2003 - 2004)
German Society for Cardiology
Member of the Faculty University of the Saarland; Germany

PA name:

Aine Walsh


+44 (0)20 3299 4341

Consulting address:

Guthrie Clinic
King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Clinic times:

By appointment

Consultation charges:

£250Initial consultation

£200Follow up consultation


Professor Wendler is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with specialist internationally accredited interest in heart valve disease and transcatheter aortic valve implantation. He has a surgical and academic interest in arterial revascularisation, ischemic ventricular septal defect repair, valve and aortic root repair, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, mitral valve repair, thoracic aortic surgery, repeat and complex cardiac operations.

Prof Wendler qualified, trained and gained substantial experience in Germany before his appointment as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King’s in 2004. He became Clinical Director for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2006 and was promoted to Chair of Cardiac Surgery at King's College Hospital in 2012. Prof Wendler’s special interest is to implement new innovative techniques and minimally-invasive surgical approaches to improve surgical outcomes for the elderly patient. He has implemented modern techniques at King’s College Hospital to preserve natural heart valves, in particular aortic and mitral valve, and new approaches to improve long-term results after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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