Minithoracotomy vs Conventional Sternotomy for Mitral Valve Repair A Randomized Clinical Trial
Enoch F. Akowuah, MD; Rebecca H. Maier, MSc; Helen C. Hancock, PhD; Ehsan Kharatikoopaei, PhD; Luke Vale, PhD; Cristina Fernandez-Garcia, PhD;.....Richard Graham, MBChB; Gavin J. Murphy, MD; Joseph Zacharias, MD; for the UK Mini Mitral Trial Investigators - 2023
Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery - Tips, Tricks and Traps
Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery - Tips, Tricks and Traps
Joseph Zacharias - 2023
Acute successful management of a chainsaw injury to the roof of the left chest
E Umotong, E Quinn, S Qadri, R Chandran, and J Zacharias - 2023
Is it the art or the artist?
Yung-Szu Wu, MD Ravi Ghatanatti, MD Joseph Zacharias, MD - 2023
Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Atrial Septal Defect closure.
Gillian Hardman and Joseph Zacharias - 2023
Minimal Access Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Jean-Alexandre Sauvé, Yung-Szu Wu, Ravi Ghatanatti and Joseph Zacharias - 2023
Adoption of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in the National Health Service: a blend of science, psychology and human factors.
Megan Joffe , Steven Hunter , Roberto Casula , Inderpaul Birdi , Ranjit Deshpande , Toufan Bharami , Paul Modi , Ishtiaq Ahmed , Hunaid Vohra , Narain Moorjani and Joseph Zacharias - 2023


Eight-year outcomes of aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease valve
Effect of sex and surgical incision on survival after isolated primary mitral valve operations.
Maciej Dębski, Rebecca Taylor, Amr Abdelrahman, Karolina Dębska, Omar Assaf, Syed Qadri, Kenneth Y -K Wong, Vassilios Vassiliou, Joseph Zacharias - 2022
Primary Pulmonary Angiosarcoma in 25-Year Old Patient
Hind Elhassan, Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Danielle Bury, Stuart Mellor, Andrew Nicholson and Joseph Zacharias. - 2022
A Propensity Score Analysis of Early and Long-Term Outcomes of Retrograde Arterial Perfusion for Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery in Both Young and Elderly Patients.
Hind Elhassan, Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Rebecca Taylor, Grzegorz Laskawski, Palanikumar Saravanan, Andrew Knowles and Joseph Zacharias. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. - 2022


A multicentre review comparing long term outcomes of endoscopic vein harvesting versus open vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery.
Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy, Joesph Zacharias, William R. Critchley, Melissa Rochon, Iryna Stalpinskaya, Azita Rajai, Rajamiyer V. Venkateswaran, Shahzad G. Raja, Toufan Bahrami. - 2021
Editorial comment: "Plug-In Hybrid"-Are we ready for this in heart valve surgery?
Torsten Doenst, Joseph Zacharias. J Card Surg. - 2021
Minimally invasive versus conventional sternotomy for Mitral valve repair: protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial (UK Mini Mitral).
Rebecca H Maier, Adetayo S Kasim, Joseph Zacharias, Luke Vale, Richard Graham, Antony Walker, Grzegorz Laskawski, Ranjit Deshpande, Andrew Goodwin, Simon Kendall, Gavin J Murphy, Vipin Zamvar, Renzo Pessotto, Clinton Lloyd, Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay, Roberto - 2021
Minimally invasive tricuspid valve surgery.
Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Ayman Kenawy, Joseph Zacharias. J Thorac Dis. - 2021
Endoscopic vein harvesting.
Enoch Akowuah, Daniel Burns, Joseph Zacharias, Bilal H Kirmani. J Thorac Dis. - 2021
Minimally invasive resection of benign cardiac tumors.
Ayman Kenawy, Abdelrahman Abdelbar, Joseph Zacharias. J Thorac Dis. - 2021
The Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease-The Only Thing Constant is Change
Joseph Zacharias , Ernesto Greco. Biomedicines. - 2021


Pandemic communications: follow the science but lead with psychology.
Joseph Zacharias , Megan Joffe. BMJ. - 2020
An endoscopic repair of residual post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect
Grzegorz Laskawski , Abdelrahman Abdelbar , Joseph Zacharias. - 2020
BISMICS consensus statement: implementing a safe minimally invasive mitral programme in the UK healthcare setting.
Vohra HA, Salmasi MY, Chien L, Baghai M, Deshpande R, Akowuah E, Ahmed I, Tolan M, Bahrami T, Hunter S, Zacharias J; British and Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Open Heart. - 2020
Association between pre-operative right ventricular impairment on transthoracic echocardiography and outcomes after conventional and minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Abdelrahman A, Dębski M, Qadri S, Guella E, Tay J, Wong KYK, Zacharias J. Acta Cardiol. - 2020
Is it safe to move away from sternotomy for aortic valve replacement?
Kenawy A, Abdelbar A, Tennyson C, Taylor R, Zacharias J. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. - 2020
Long-term survival after endoscopic vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting.
B Kirmani, S Power, J Zacharias. - 2020
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Endoscopic Mitral Surgeons.
Zacharias J, Perier P. Innovations (Phila). - 2020
Endoscopic Tricuspid Valve Surgery is a Safe and Effective Option.
Abdelbar A, Niranjan G, Tynnson C, Saravanan P, Knowles A, Laskawski G, Zacharias J. Innovations (Phila). - 2020


"Knowledge is proud that he has learnt so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more".
Zacharias J. BMJ. - 2019
An Endoscopic Solution to Mitral Regurgitation in a Complex Patient With Marfan Syndrome.
Abdelbar A, Knowles A, Sanjeev Kumar BT, Zacharias J. Innovations (Phila). - 2019
Industry and physicians-it takes two to tango.
Zacharias J. BMJ. - 2019
Approach to pneumothorax surgery: a national survey of current UK practice.
Asghar Nawaz M, Apparau D, Zacharias J, Shackcloth M. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. - 2019


Has publishing surgeon specific outcomes impacted on training in cardiac surgery?
Grant SW, Bittar MN, Rose D, Bose A, Duncan A, Zacharias J. Ann Thorac Surg. - 2018
Propensity-matched analysis of minimally invasive approach versus sternotomy for mitral valve surgery.
Grant SW, Hickey GL, Modi P, Hunter S, Akowuah E, Zacharias J. Heart. - 2018


A large aortic valve vegetation: an unusual case of non-bacterial thrombotic (marantic) endocarditis.
Rose D, Sissons M, Zacharias J. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. - 2017
Iatrogenic left circumflex vessel occlusion after minimal access mitral valve repair: the role of optical coherence tomography.
Abdelaziz HK, Wiper A, Saravanan P, Zacharias J. Coron Artery Dis. - 2017


Single crossclamp: Safe training tool for coronary artery bypass grafting.
Srivastava V, Purohit M, Bose A, Bittar MN, Rogers S, Zacharias J. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. - 2016
Cerebral Metastases in Patients with Left Atrial Myxoma.
Rose D, Papa A, Tomao S, Greco E, Zacharias J. J Card Surg. - 2016


Mitral valve repair after a right pneumonectomy: a minimally invasive approach.
Rose D, Liew CK, Zacharias J. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. - 2015
Endoaortic Clamping Does Not Increase the Risk of Stroke in Minimal Access Mitral Valve Surgery: A Multicenter Experience.
Casselman F, Aramendi J, Bentala M, Candolfi P, Coppoolse R, Gersak B, Greco E, Herijgers P, Hunter S, Krakor R, Rinaldi M, Van Praet F, Van Vaerenbergh G, Zacharias J. Ann Thorac Surg. - 2015
Cryptic recurrent mitral valve excrescences: A rare cause of stroke.
Rose D, Knowles A, Sissons M, Zacharias J. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. - 2015


Dramatic Improvement after bilateral diaphragmatic plication in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Srivastava V, Pasha T, Knowles A, Boothman B, Paracha M, Kalkat M, Zacharias J. Ann Thorac Surg - 2014


A simple solution to a difficult problem: mitral pannus removal using a minimal access approach.
Rose D, Saravanan P, Zacharias J. Heart. - 2013
Thoracotomy versus VATS: is there an optimal approach to treating pneumothorax?
Joshi V, Kirmani B, Zacharias J. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. - 2013


A life-saving case of Dressler’s syndrome European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care 2048872612452319.
Cara Hendry, Chee K Liew, Anoop Chauhan, and Joseph Zacharias - 2012
Salvage therapy with topical antifungal for Aspergillus fumigatus empyema complicating extrapleural pneumonectomy.
Purohit M, Guleri A, Zacharias J. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. - 2012
What is the impact of endoscopic vein harvesting on clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Grant SW, Grayson AD, Zacharias J, Dalrymple-Hay MJ, Waterworth PD, Bridgewater B. - 2012
Where are we with transparency over performance of doctors and institutions
Joseph Zacharias, Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool Victoria Hospital - 2012


Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome: An unusual cause of intermittent raised hemidiaphragm?
Kirmani BH, Dobson CM, Zacharias J. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg - 2011
Giant aneurysm of the ascending aorta.
Srivastava V, AlHadid K, Saravanan P, Zacharias J, Bittar MN. BMJ Case Rep. - 2011


Endoscopic vein harvesting: does the learning curve influence outcomes?
Kirmani B, Zacharias J. Ann Thorac Surg. - 2010
Mid-term outcomes for Endoscopic versus Open Vein Harvest: a case control study.
Kirmani BH, Barnard JB, Mourad F, Blakeman N, Chetcuti K, Zacharias J. J Cardiothorac Surg. - 2010


A prospective audit of endoscopic vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass surgery.
Waqar-Uddin Z, Purohit M, Blakeman N, Zacharias J. - 2009
Penetrating ulcer of the aortic arch presenting with hemoptysis.
Avlonitis VS, Bury RW, Duncan AJ, Zacharias J. - 2009


Blood transfusion after cardiac surgery: damned if you don't. damned if you do? Ann Thorac Surg.
Zacharias J, Lerman D, Knowles A. - 2007


Is the single crossclamp technique superior? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
Purohit M, Zacharias J. - 2006


Right ventricular disarticulation. An 18-year single centre experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.
J Zacharias, Forty J, Doig JC, Bourke JP, Hilton CJ. - 2005


Ten year experience of bioabsorbable mesh support in pectus excavatum repair. Br J Plast Surg.
Luzzi L, Voltolini L, Zacharias J, Campione A, Ghiribelli C, Di Bisceglie M, Gotti G. - 2004
Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula presenting in adults. Presentation of two cases and a synopsis of the literature. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
Zacharias J, Genc O, Goldstraw P. - 2004
TTF-1 expression is specific for lung primary in typical and atypical carcinoids: TTF-1-positive carcinoids are predominantly in peripheral location.
Du EZ, Goldstraw P, Zacharias J, Tiffet O, Craig PJ, Nicholson AG, Weidner N, Yi ES. - 2004


Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in a ten year old child, for iatrogenic pulmonary hypertension.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
Zacharias J, Clark SC, Hamilton JRL, Dark JH, Hasan A. - 2003
Intrathoracic Transplantation. Surgery
Zacharias J, Dark JH. - 2003
Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: prognosis following complete resection and systematic nodal dissection.
Zacharias J, Nicholson AG, Ladas G, Goldstraw P. - 2003


Median sternotomy for primary lung tumours.
Kutlu CA, Hasan K, Zacharias J. - 2001


Effect of low molecular weight heparin (fragmin) on bleeding after cardiac surgery.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Clark SC, Vitale N, Zacharias J, Forty J. - 2000


Coarctation with valvular lesions in adults.
Clark SC, Zacharias J, Hamilton JRL, and Hasan A. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. - 1998

Mr Joseph Zacharias is a Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon who over the past 18 years has introduced many patient centred procedures and reviewed, presented and published his excellent results. He is passionate about teaching and training and continues to help disseminate his learning and skills to doctors at all levels of training. Mr Zacharias has one of the largest experiences in endoscopic heart surgery in the UK and continues to maintain a busy practice in both complex heart and lung surgery.


Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon | Joseph Zacharias

Alexandra Hospital Mill Lane, Cheadle, Manchester

0161 5273832