Mr Tony De Souza

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Mr Tony de Souza has been a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital since 1998. He practices in all aspects of cardiac surgery.

Training and Experience

Mr de Souza is a graduate of Nottingham University Medical School, with wide experience of cardiothoracic training at Leicester, Southampton and London and was awarded the McCormack Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for best post graduate result.

Mr de Souza served on the Advisory Panel for Interventional Procedures for National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and was a Director of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS). He is now Lead of Surgery and Chair of Revascularisation at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

he lectures and mentors internationally on techniques of minimally invasive and robotic surgery for coronary disease and atrial fibrillation.

Clinical and Research interests

Mr De Souza’s major interest lies in innovative techniques for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and successfully performed the first robotic endoscopic CABG in UK in 2000 and now has the largest practice of endoacab and hybrid revascularisation with a mini incision for CABG.

He also specialises in mitral valve surgery and performs thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation. He is a co-investigator of a nationally funded trial on this treatment (CASA-AF).

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese and Malay


Royal Brompton Hospital