Aman Coonar

Cardiothoracic Surgery

32 years of experience
32 years of experience



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Mr. Aman Coonar is an experienced consultant thoracic surgeon known for his patient-centered approach, expressing his dedication by stating, "I love getting to know my patients, understanding their problems, and giving them the best care I can."

Currently serving as the National Lead for Thoracic Surgery for the NHS, Mr. Coonar was elected as President of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery for the term 2025-7 (www.scts.org). He has previously held the position of President of the Royal Society of Medicine cardiothoracic section.

Featured in the recent BBC series "Surgeons at the Edge of Life," Mr. Coonar and his team showcased their work. The series can be viewed on:

As the senior practicing thoracic surgeon at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, which is rated as Outstanding by the CQC, Mr. Coonar served as the clinical lead, contributing to some of the best lung cancer survival outcomes after surgery and ensuring the best patient experience.

Co-author of the popular textbook "Thoracic Surgery Techniques," Mr. Coonar's chapters have garnered thousands of downloads. He sees NHS patients in Cambridge and private patients in Cambridge, London, overseas, and online. Engaged in charitable work in India and other locations, he remains active in research and service/quality improvement.

Leading the MERITS study, the largest worldwide study of renal impairment after thoracic surgery, Mr. Coonar has overseen national lung volume reduction and pectus programs.

His diverse interests include fast track surgery and enhanced recovery, minimally invasive surgery such as VATS and Robotics, complex surgery, and providing second opinions. He specializes in early and advanced cancers, sarcoma, metastases to the chest, mesothelioma, mediastinal problems (including thymoma and myasthenia gravis), sequestrations, chest and trunk resection and reconstruction, chest trauma, rib fractures, slipped rib, broken costal margin, ruptured chest syndrome, chest wall pain, lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema/COPD, pneumothorax, empyema, pleural effusions, airway, bronchoscopy, and stents, and thoracic thyroid.


Thoracic Surgery

All procedures

  • Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy or VATS
  • Excision of Benign Lesions
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Segmentectomy
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumothorax
  • Chest Wall Deformities
  • Rib Pain
  • Rib Surgery
  • Empyema
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mesothelioma
  • Rib Injury
  • Slipped Rib Syndrome
  • Thoracic Endometriosis
  • Thymic Malignancies
  • Thymoma
  • Thymus Gland Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchial Cancer




BSc (Hons), MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (CTh)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 3562112


St Johns Wood, London, NW8 7JA

  • Wednesday:
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Saturday:
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Consultation Fees

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Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.98 / 5

Personal care received

4.94 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.98 / 5



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