Endoscopic redo heart valve surgery

Endoscopic redo heart valve surgery

The old midline sternotomy scar is seen along with the more recent Minithoracotomy scar

Over the past 20 years, a sternotomy (key hole) has been the most common surgical approach for patients presenting with deterioration of their heart valve over time.  Typically, the deterioration is identified during an echocardiogram.  Patients present with shortness of breath, tiredness and/or swelling of their legs. 

An endoscopic, minimally invasive (small surgical incision as shown to the left of the picture above) approach can be appropriate for redo cardiac surgery and this avoids dividing the sternum for a second operation.  Mr Zacharias and his team has one of the largest experience of redo endoscopic heart valve surgery in the UK and their outcomes have been presented at national and international meetings.

If you would like to be considered for this approach for redo surgery please contact us and we will be happy to advise you further.  

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 495 7008


Private secretary: lesley.wilson3@circlehealthpartners.co.uk