Endoscopic tricuspid valve surgery

Endoscopic tricuspid valve surgery

A periareolar scar used for endoscopic heart valve surgery.

The tricuspid valve is often referred to as the 'forgotten valve' by both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.  However, as more research is being completed, there is now increased awareness of the importance of early intervention to treat any difficulties with this valve.  Mr Zacharias and his team have the largest experience of endoscopic tricuspid valve repair or replacement and have presented and published their results on this topic.  

For a proportion of patients with a long-standing leaky tricuspid valve, the risks are higher due to long term effects of the leak on the pumping chambers of the heart.  Many patients who develop a leak in their tricuspid valve may already have had a previous heart operation via a sternotomy (open chest) approach and may wish to consider a minimally invasive, endoscopic approach for any further tricuspid valve surgery as discussed in this video.  Prior to surgery, a CT scan helps to inform the most appropriate surgical intervention for your specifc cardiac condition.     

If you are keen to be considered for an endoscopic approach (for initial or re-do surgical intervention), Mr Zacharias would be happy to discuss this with you in detail.

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