Information for hospital doctors

Our specialists have access to advanced diagnostic equipment, specialist thoracic and cardiac theatres, and excellent rehabilitation and recovery facilities.

Our diagnostic and treatment options for benign and malignant conditions of the chest include:

  • Surgery for lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies (such as mediastinal tumours) and secondary lung cancers (metastasectomy)

  • Surgery for diseases of the airways including endobronchial resection and stenting

  • Minimal access (keyhole) surgery

  • Surgery for emphysema (LVRS)

  • Pneumothorax surgery

We also provide surgical palliative or symptom-control procedures.

Healthcare professionals regularly approach us for specialist second opinions on complex cases.


Royal Brompton Hospital is also a designated thoracic sarcoma surgical centre for London and South East England and an internationally renowned centre for thoracic neuroendocrine tumours.


We specialise in cryosurgery where conventional thoracic surgery is not an option. Read more about cryosurgery and our cryosurgery research. 


To refer patients to us, please contact one of the thoracic surgeons or respiratory physicians at Royal Brompton Hospital or Harefield Hospital directly.

See the list of our consultants.

We see NHS patients and private patients.