- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Miss Carol Tan has been a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon since 2009. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 1997. Following the completion of basic surgical training she went to train in cardiothoracic surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. Her research was predominantly focused on pleural disease and she was involved in the UK multi centre MARS (Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery) trial, and has been a member of the Trial Steering Committee for the MARS 2 Trial.
Miss Tan was awarded the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) Scholarship for Thoracic Surgery and visited three large thoracic units in USA in 2009. Her NHS practice was based at St George's Hospital from 2009 to 2023. In August 2023, she returned to her alma mater, Guy's Hospital which is one of the largest and busiest thoracic surgical units in the UK.
She has a particular interest in thoracic surgical oncology (lung and mediastinal tumours), minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery, chest wall resection and reconstruction, pleural disease including pleural effusion, pneumothorax, thoracic endometriosis, chest wall/rib injuries, clinical trials and research.
Miss Tan has been heavily involved with Cardiothoracic training and education in the UK as SCTS Thoracic Surgical Tutor in 2017 to 2020, and was SCTS Education Secretary (Co-Chair) from 2020 to 2022. She is currently the Associate SCTS meeting secretary.
Her private practice has been based at Cleveland Clinic London since 2021.
Areas of interest
Mesothelioma; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Lung cancer; Chest wall disease and tumours; Mediastinal tumours; Thymoma; Pleural disease (pneumothorax, pleural effusion, empyema); Emphysema surgery; Thoracic surgery; Robotic surgery
- Cleveland Clinic London Appointments
- Cleveland Clinic London 40 Grosvenor Place London SW1X 7AW
- 020 3423 7500
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Great Maze Pond
Minimally invasive surgery
SCTS thoracic travelling fellowship
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Chinese - Conversational
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001
- MB ChB University of Bristol 1997
- FRCS (C-Th) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2008
Reference number 4405609
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Associate Meeting Secretary Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022
- Education Secretary Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020
- Thoracic Audit Subcommittee Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017
- Thoracic Surgical Tutor Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiothoracic Surgery , 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Cleveland Clinic London SW1X 7HY
- 08:00 - 12:00
- 020 3423 7472
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Cleveland Clinic London
020 3423 7500
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
VATS pleurodesis/pleurectomy - (1-5)
Decortication of pleura of lung - (1-5)
VATS bullectomy - unilateral - (1-5)
Pulmonary lobectomy (including segmental resection) - (1-5)
Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia - (1-5)
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