Private Patients


We work with ALL PRIVATE INSURERS and SELF PAY patients funding their own treatment.

World-Renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Only surgeon in UK performing robotic heart surgery. One of the pioneer surgeons to perform a Totally Endoscopic Robotic Mitral Valve Repair in the UK.


Mr Paul Modi
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon


Mr Paul Modi MD FRCS is a British, US and German-trained consultant cardiac surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive (keyhole) and robotic heart surgery.

He performs over 120 mitral valve operations per year, possibly the largest practice of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair / Replacement in the UK.


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World Class Private Heart Care

Private patients come from all over the world for the expert care provided in the Rowan Suite at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, the leading specialist heart & chest hospital in the UK.

Established in 1940, we are a longstanding leader in clinical excellence and patient experience.

Rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, our patients benefit from access to more than 40 consultants and professors; all of whom are national- and internationally-renowned leaders across cardiology, cardiac & thoracic surgery, and respiratory medicine.

Our clinical leaders are also actively involved in research and innovation, ensuring that patients receive care that is truly world-class.

Why Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital?


UK's Largest Heart Hospital with Award-Winning Care

The first specialist hospital to be inspected and rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission


RATED the TOP UK Hospital for overall patient care in 9 of the last 12 years.

World Class Expertise. Outstanding Care. Leading Partnerships.

Why Mr. Paul Modi?


Mr Paul Modi is one of a handful of surgeons in the UK who performs minimally invasive keyhole heart surgeries and the only surgeon performing robotic heart surgery. He was one of the pioneer surgeons to perform a Totally Endoscopic Robotic Mitral Valve Repair in the UK.

Patients travel from all over the world for the surgical excellence of Mr. Modi.

He is one of a few cardiac surgeons worldwide who has been formally trained in the leading North American and German heart centres by all three of the surgeons who pioneered minimally invasive mitral valve surgery over 15 years ago.

He is a national and international trainer (proctor) in many of these techniques.


Leading cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in following surgical procedures:

  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Keyhole Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Robotic and Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Keyhole Myxoma Resection Surgery
  • Keyhole Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery


Minimally Invasive techniques provide a huge number of benefits for patients such as minimal scarring, less pain and a reduced chance of post-operative wound infections, and they shorten the recovery period from open-heart surgery from about 3 months down to about 3 weeks.

Why Minimally Invasive or Robotic Surgery?



Heals in 1-3 weeks
2-4 cm Incision
No Broken Breastbone
Virtually No Visible Scarring

See More Reasons

Watch Mr. Modi on The BBC Performing 1st Robotic Valve Surgery in UK

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Broadcast on The BBC

Patient Testimonials


After my heart surgery within 6 weeks I was embarking upon a 30 hour journey to Brazil.

A Happy Patient

I was back playing 18 holes on the golf course one week after my keyhole mitral valve repair.

A Happy Patient