Mr Conal Austin is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon who has been appointed Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 1997. He performs the full complement of paediatric neonatal infant and adult congenital surgical cases.
Conal specialises in paediatric valvular conservative repairs, minimal access paediatric cardiac repairs, intra-operative 3D echocardiography, Ross operations and Norwood procedures. He has a particular interest in personalised external aortic root support (PEARS).
Conal provides surgical expertise in hypertrophic obstructive cadiomyopathy surgery. Further specialist interests include renal cell tumour with extensive inferior vena cavae involvement, working with urological surgeons for tumour extrication and ‘the cone repair’, for cases of Ebstein’s malformation of the tricuspid valve.
- Paediatric cardiac surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Coronary artery surgery
- Valve repair or replacement
- Atrial septal defects (ASD)
- Total arterial revascularisation
- Mitral valve repair techniques
1997: Médecin chef de service hôpital Broussais, Paris
1996: Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
1990-1995: Cardiothoracic training, Belfast University
1986: Belfast University