​Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery​

The Aga Khan University Hospital has a dedicated Heart Centre where experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthesiologists & Intensivists manage complex cardiac diseases ably supported by a team of highly competent paramedics & nurses. The Heart Care facility is equipped with an ultra-modern operation theatre, dedicated - “ICU for postoperative care and Rehabilitation Center for post-operative recovery “.

In fact, our cardiac health care program is the best facility in East Africa Region in terms of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of complex cardiac ailments.

The procedures that are commonly performed include: -

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and total arterial revascularization.
  • Heart Valve Surgeries for Rheumatic Heart Disease like Single and Double valve replacement & Mitral Valve Repairs.
  • Surgery for Aortic Aneurysms & Aortic Dissection.
  • Surgery for Congenital Heart Diseases like: - Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Tetralogy of Fallot, Ostium primum defects & Shunts for cyanotic Heart diseases.
  • Endovascular Stenting for Various Aortic Problems.

Please note other cardiac-related problems we treat are not listed above

Weekly Clinics

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact for appointments

Heart clinic: - +254 (0)20 366 2073

Clinical Co-ordinator: - +254 (0)20 366 1094

Mobile: - +254 780 303 662 (During office hours)​

​Our Cardiac Packages 

As part of our commitment towards enhancing access to quality, timely and specialised care for patients who require cardiac surgery, we are pleased to announce our new cardiac surgery packages. The details of the packages are as follows:

For routine open-heart surgeries such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve replacements we offer fixed price packages. This includes your procedure, upto 3 days in the intensive care unit and 7 days in the general ward, doctors' fees, medications and routine tests needed during your stay.

You will receive high quality care from a dedicated and highly qualified cardiac team in a premier institution at a predictable cost. In the event of changes beyond routine care, adjustments to these package prices may apply.

​Meet our specialists 

Dr Andrew J. Duncan ​--
Section Head, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

  • BScMedSci (Pathology) First Class Honours  Edinburgh 1980
  • MBChB Edinburgh University 1983
  • FRCS (Edin) 1987
  • FRCS(C/Th) Intercollegiate Speciality Board 1994
​​​Areas of interest
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Off-pump CABG including MIDCAB
  • Redo surgery
  • Aortic surgery (root,ascending,arch and thoracoabdominal repairs)
Thoracic Surgery
  • All aspects of adult thoracic surgery
  • Lung resection both VATS and open
  • VATS pleural and mediastinal surgery
  • Endobronchial procedures including stenting
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Chest wall surgery and pectus deformity repair
  • Surgical education and training
​Professional Associations
  • Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
  • UK Thoracic Aortic Group
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Medical Association

Dr Peter D. Ogutu
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital​, Nairobi

  • MD Human Medicine (Germany), 2003
  • Dip Emergency Medicine (Germany), 2007
  • Specialist Adult Cardiac Surgery (Germany, 2017

Areas of interest
  • Conventional valvular surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Aortic surgery
  • Minimal access cardiac surgery
  • Transcutaneous aortic and mitral valve implantations (TAVI/TMVI)
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery
  • Extracorporal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Cardiac intensive care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Teaching and mentorship
  • Clinical research
​Professional associations
  • German Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Bavarian Chamber of Physicians
  • Kenya Cardiac Society