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Cardiac surgery

A dedicated cardiac service for patients who need heart surgery

Your heart is a muscle, pumping blood around the body. While many heart problems can be treated successfully with lifestyle changes or appropriate medication, some conditions will require heart surgery.

Heart surgery available at The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester includes:

  • Aortic Valve Replacement – The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. Aortic valve disease prevents the valve working properly, which makes it harder to pump blood around your body. Valve replacement may use a mechanical (artificial) or a tissue (animal) valve.
  • Aortic Root Replacement – the aortic root contains the aortic valve and the coronary arteries. Aortic root replacement is normally used to treat an enlarged aorta (aortic aneurysm).
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) – The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart. If they become blocked, part of the heart muscle may die. CABG surgery uses a blood vessel from another part of the body to bypass the blocked artery and restore a good blood supply to the heart.
  • Mitral Valve Surgery - The mitral valve allows blood to flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Mitral valve disease prevents the valve working properly and can lead to heart failure if left untreated. May use a mechanical (artificial) or a tissue (animal) valve.

As the largest private hospital in the country outside London, we believe you’ll find no better, safer place to come for private heart surgery.

Our private Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons are supported by an experienced specialist cardiac team with on-site critical care cover, staffed 24/7.

When you have your heart surgery in Manchester at The Alexandra Hospital, you will benefit from:

  • Fast access to a leading heart surgeon – our cardiac surgeons are recognised nationally and will ensure you receive the best treatment and guidance for your particular symptoms and conditions at the earliest possible time.
  • Consultant-led care, always – Every aspect of your care, from initial assessment through to treatment and post-treatment follow-up, is overseen and carefully monitored by your consultant.
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery – Keyhole surgery can be used for aortic and mitral valve replacement. This can help to reduce pain and bleeding, improve recovery times and cause less scarring.
  • An experienced team – Cardiac surgery requires experience. Our on-site multidisciplinary team include cardiac nurses, cardiologists and physiotherapists, all highly experienced in supporting people through their cardiac surgery and post-surgery rehabilitation. Immediately after surgery, you are closely monitored at all times by specialist staff in our critical care unit, with fast access to a heart surgery registrar and anaesthetist if needed.
  • Location - With excellent road access and a 440-space car park, it is very easy to get to The Alexandra from Manchester and the surrounding areas.

Heart surgery can make a huge difference to your health and quality of life. With long waiting lists elsewhere, we can arrange private cardiac surgery for you sooner.

For peace of mind and safe, known expert care, we look forward to welcoming you to The Alexandra Hospital.

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Specialists offering Heart surgery

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Dr Mohamed Al-Aloul

Consultant Chest Physician

BMSc(Hons), MBChB(Hons), MD, FRCP

The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Douglas Fraser

Consultant Cardiologist

BA(Hons), MB B Ch, MRCP (UK), DM, FRCP (London)

The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Abraheem Abraheem

Consultant Physician & Cardiologist


The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Sahrkaw Muhyaldeen

Consultant Cardiologist

MBChB, FRCP, Diploma in Internal Medicine with Distinction

The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Paul Modi

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon


The Alexandra Hospital

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