Mr Jeremy Smelt

Mr Jeremy Smelt

Cardiothoracic surgery 07015928

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About me

I am a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Clinical Lead at St. George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. My specialist interests include minimally invasive surgery and thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.

I specialise in surgery of the chest, including the bony chest wall, lungs, mediastinum and the covering of the heart (pericardium). About 85% of the surgery I perform is minimally invasive (keyhole). I specialise in both cancer surgery as well as surgery for benign disease such as infections and surgery for myasthenia gravis.

Clinical lead and consultant Thoracic Surgeon at St. George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. Specialist interests include minimally invasive surgery, VATS and robotic surgery, and thymectomy for myasthenia gravis.

I completed my medical training at Nottingham University and entered higher surgical training in the London Deanery. I obtained BMBS BMedSci (Hons) DOHNS FRCS (CTh) PhD degrees during my training.

I have a wide range of experience in thoracic surgery performing anatomical lung resections using both open, keyhole (VATS) and robotic techniques. I have developed a specialist practice in minimally invasive thymectomy surgery, performing thymectomies for thymomatous and non-thymomatous disease.

I am the clinic audit lead and robotic lead for thoracic surgery at St George’s Hospital.

I teach on various courses including the Royal College of Surgeons in England CCRISP (Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient) and the Royal College of Surgeons in England Student Surgical Skills, Cardiac Advanced Life Support and Royal Society of Medicine Anatomy Course.

I have published over 30 papers in peer reviewed medical journals, and written chapters in text books, the majority of which are as first author. I have a PhD in surgical education focusing on simulation and assessment.

Areas of interest

Chest wall surgery;
Empyema Surgery;
Lung cancer surgery;
Myasthenia gravis surgery;
Pneumothorax surgery;
Thoracic Surgery;
VATS lung resections;
VATS pleural biopsies;
VATS thymectomies

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