Mr Aman Coonar

Thoracic surgeon in
Cambridge

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

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Professional statement

'My patients are the most important aspect of my professional life'.

Mr Aman Coonar is a consultant thoracic surgeon and leads the Thoracic Surgery unit at the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge which has amongst the best one-year survival rate for lung cancer surgery. Patients from round the world visit Cambridge or have on-line consultations. The hospital was opened by the Queen in 2019.

He is author of the best-selling book "Thoracic Surgical Techniques".

Mr Coonar is the past President of the Royal Society of Medicine cardiothoracic section. He is a tutor at Cambridge University. He also undertakes research and is an educator running numerous courses.

He has an interest in all benign and malignant chest conditions that may require surgery for diagnosis or treatment. This includes chest wall problems such as pectus and trauma; thoracic outlet syndromethoracic endometriosis, pneumothorax and empyema. He has a major interest in lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for Emphysema / COPD.  In addition he treats lung cancer, mesotheliomametastases, sarcoma and rare tumours,  He undertakes minimally invasive (keyhole or VATS) and open surgery. 


Mr Coonar qualified as a doctor from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London. He also obtained a BSc(Hons) in psychology and was a visiting student at Harvard. He trained in internal medicine, intensive care and research. Mr Coonar’s general and cardiothoracic surgery training was at Guy’s, St Thomas’, King’s, Royal Brompton and London Chest Hospitals.

From 2005 – 2007 Mr Coonar was a senior fellow in thoracic and lung transplant at the world famous Toronto General Hospital.

He is also an expert witness for medicolegal purposes frequently providing reports for the NHS and solicitors.

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16/08/2019

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Mr. coonar is very open and friendly and immediately inspires confidence. he is very willing to listen and very good at explaining things.


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Thank you very much. It is important that my patient understands and feels comfortable. I like people to ask any questions that helps them understand the situation.

Verified Patient
13/08/2019

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Amazing hospital and staff, couldn't fault them in any way


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Thank you very much for your feedback. We all try our best. I will let the team know.

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13/08/2019

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I witnessed very effective communication in theatre led by mr coonar which was an excellent display of teamwork. this was extremely encouraging to me.


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Thank you for feedback. I am glad you were reassured. The team is great and all focussed on your well-being. I will let them know. Please do let us know if there are other aspects that we did well on. Take care


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