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Royal Papworth Hospital is one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist providers of cardiac and thoracic surgery. It performs more major heart operations than any other unit in the UK (around 2,400 per year), and has the best risk-adjusted survival rates.
Results of heart surgery at Royal Papworth Hospital are continuously and meticulously scrutinised and survival rates are among the best that can be achieved in the UK and worldwide.
Our surgical team is complemented by a multidisciplinary approach to treating lung patients, including respiratory physicians, oncologists, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and many other disciplines.
Royal Papworth Hospital is the biggest cardiothoracic transplant unit in the UK and has performed a number of UK, European and world firsts.
Royal Papworth is the only UK hospital to offer pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) surgery and carries out up to 190 operations each year. The operation removes blood clots and scarring from the pulmonary arteries.