Mr Damian Balmforth

Cardiothoracic surgery 06163803

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  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

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About me

Mr Damian Balmforth is a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he is the lead for aortic services. He graduated with honors from Imperial College London in 2007 and went on to complete his higher surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery at the London Deanery. During training, he completed a PhD in cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London. He holds memberships to both the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians of England.

Damian has completed the prestigious aortic fellowship at St Bartholomew's Hospital London. He performs the full range of adult cardiac surgical procedures with a specialist interest in surgery to the thoracic aorta, aortic valve surgery, and coronary bypass surgery.

Damian has over 30 peer reviewed publications and has presented his work at both national and international conferences. He has been awarded the Ronald Parker Medal and the Ionescu Travelling Fellowship by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland.

Areas of interest

Surgery to the thoracic aorta; Aortic valve replacement; Aortic aneurysm surgery; Valve sparing aortic root surgery; Coronary artery bypass surgery (including beating heart bypass surgery); Endoscopic vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery; Atrial fibrillation surgery; Atrial appendage clipping for stroke prevention

Medical secretaries

  • Mrs Julie Gayfer
  • Royal Sussex County Hospital Eastern Road Brighton BN2 5BE
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Procedures completed

  • K4100

    Bypass for coronary artery(ies) (including harvesting of grafts and endarterectomy) - (1-5)

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