Mr Modi 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 was an attending (consultant) surgeon with Dr Randolph Chitwood in North Carolina, USA, for 1 year where he was trained primarily in robotic and video-assisted mitral valve repair and surgery for atrial fibrillation (AF). He was then awarded two scholarships, one of them the prestigious Society Scholarship for Cardiac Surgery, to train with the two European pioneers of minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Prof Fred Mohr in Leipzig Germany and Prof Hugo Vanermen in Aalst Belgium. Mr Modi is a consultant cardiac surgeon at the second largest specialist centre for cardiac and thoracic surgery in the UK, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where almost 2000 open-heart surgeries are performed per year. He is one of three specialist mitral valve surgeons and performs several mitral valve procedures every week, with a repair rate of over 90% for all degenerative valves.
Mr Modi has extensively published on the benefits of minimally invasive valve surgery and has appeared live on the BBC when the One Show filmed him operating on a patient undergoing keyhole mitral valve repair. This patient was back on the golf course 3 weeks later! In ladies the cosmetic result is superb and leaves virtually no visible scarring as the incision is hidden under the right breast.
“Mr Modi is one of only a handful of surgeons in the UK who regularly performs minimally invasive mitral valve surgery”
Publications and Results
Mr Modi has published over 35 manuscripts in peer-reviewed surgical journals, and has written 3 book chapters as well as guidelines for the British Heart Foundation.