Biography

Mr Anthony (Tony) De Souza has been a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital since 1998, where he treats both private and NHS patients. 

He graduated from the University of Nottingham and completed his cardiothoracic training in Leicester, Southampton and London. He was awarded the McCormack medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for achieving the best postgraduate result.

He is director of surgery and theatres at Royal Brompton Hospital, and is also chair of revascularisation.

Clinical expertise

Mr Anthony De Souza practices in all aspects of cardiac surgery.

His major interest lies in innovative techniques for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In 2000, he successfully performed the UK's first robotic endoscopic CABG. He now has the UK's largest practice of EndoACAB (endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass) and hybrid revascularisation with a mini-incision for CABG.

Furthermore, Mr De Souza also specialises in valve repair or replacement, in particular mitral valve repair surgery. He performs thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation.

Thanks to his surgical interventions, patients experience relief from symptoms including shortness of breath, atrial fibrillation and chest pain.

Mr De Souza has served on the advisory panel for interventional procedures for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Furthermore he has served as director of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS). 

Research interests

Mr Anthony De Souza researches innovative techniques for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery.

He is co-investigator of a nationally funded trial on comparing catheter ablation to thoracoscopic surgical ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (CASA-AF).

Teaching

Mr Anthony De Souza lectures and mentors on an international scale, namely on techniques of minimally invasive and robotic surgery to treat coronary disease and atrial fibrillation.