Mr Thomas Routledge, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Mr Thomas Routledge MA (Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon) FRCS CTh

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

MA (Cantab) BM BCh (Oxon) FRCS CTh

Areas of expertise

  • Surgical treatment of tumours of the lungs, thymus and mediastinum, chest wall
  • Pulmonary lobectomy and segmentectomy
  • Multi disciplinary lung cancer treatment
  • Robotic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (including highly selective sympathectomy)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome and robotic 1st rib resection
  • Pneumothorax surgery
  • Novel techniques for chest wall and rib cage surgical repair - spot-traumatic, rib fractures
  • Surgical treatment for endometriosis in the chest - robotic

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  • London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street , London, SE1 2PR

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About Mr Thomas Routledge

GMC number: 4431417

Year qualified: 1997

Place of primary qualification: Oxford University

Thomas Routledge received scholarships for medical science while attending medical schools at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He received his medical education in Cambridge, London, and New York. He is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, where he was recruited as a Consultant in Thoracic Surgery in 2007. He presently serves as the principal thoracic surgeon and co-director of the multidisciplinary lung cancer team at HCA London Bridge Hospital.

Working as a technical developer and advisor for Intuitive Surgical and the DaVinci robotic system, he has been at the forefront of developing minimally invasive robotic surgery. He has created methods that enable the majority of his patients to take use of this more delicate and accurate method of performing surgery, expanding the technology's applicability to a variety of circumstances and conditions. While Mr. Routledge places a high priority on the patient experience and assistance for patients' families during the trying period that comes with any surgical treatment, he has created a team at London Bridge Hospital and throughout HCA London to accomplish this.

Areas of expertise

  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma resections
  • Minimally invasive surgery including VATS lobectomy
  • Multi disciplinary lung cancer treatment
  • Novel techniques for chest wall and rib cage surgical repair - spot-traumatic, rib fractures
  • Pneumothorax surgery
  • Pulmonary lobectomy and segmentectomy
  • Reconstruction of developmental chest wall abnormalities (pectus excavatum)
  • Robotic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (including highly selective sympathectomy)
  • Surgical treatment of tumours of the lungs, thymus and mediastinum, chest wall
  • Surgical treatment for endometriosis in the chest - robotic
  • Synthes rib matrix
  • Thoracic (lung) surgery
  • Thoracic oncology
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome and robotic 1st rib resection
  • Thoracoscopy or VATS
  • Tracheobronchial cancer
  • VATS sympathectomy

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Articles by Mr Thomas Routledge

Successful exclusion of a large bronchopleural fistula using an Amplatzer II vascular plug and glue embolization

What is the best treatment of postpneumonectomy empyema?

Comparison of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open surgery in the management of primary empyema

Novel use of endoluminal repair as prophylaxis of aortic rupture secondary to radiotherapy for lung cancer

Recurrent pleural effusion in yellow nail syndrome successfully treated with video-assisted thoracic surgery

Thoracoscopic lobectomy: is a training program feasible with low postoperative morbidity?

Does previous surgical training impact the learning curve in video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for trainees?

In minor and major thoracic procedures is uniport superior to multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery?