Joseph Zacharias is on the board of directors of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ISMICS), member of the new technology task force for the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) and advisor on new technologies in cardiac surgery to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Mr Zacharias is also past Chairman and current President of the British and Irish Society of minimally invasive Cardiac Surgeons (BISMICS) and Secretary of the global Endoscopic Cardiac Surgeons Club (ECSC).
Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery
Tips, Tricks and Traps
by Joseph Zacharias
This book is unique in describing the practical considerations of endoscopic cardiac surgery. It covers this topic from basic concepts such as patient selection to imaging and outlines the different approaches to particular endoscopic cardiac surgical procedures. As there is an increasing acceptance that cardiac surgery needs to be provided to older and sicker patients and more asymptomatic patients, the option of a sternotomy is becoming less appealing. The endoscope has changed the patient pathway in many surgical specialities, but until recently cardiac surgery has been slow to adopt this approach. With improvements in imaging and better imaging technology, there is a steady increase in accepted procedures and trained surgeons offering this approach.
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Joseph Zacharias is a Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon working at the Lancashire Cardiac Centre in Blackpool and the Alexandra Hospital in Manchester. He has been a leader in introducing patient centred endoscopic minimal access procedures for patients needing both heart and lung surgery over the past 18 years.
Mr Zacharias has one of the largest experiences in the UK of Endoscopic heart valve procedures and has extensive teaching experience having helped over 20 surgeons from all over Europe start minimally invasive or endoscopic heart valve surgery programs. He has published extensively on the safety of endoscopic conduit harvesting and recently published excellent ten year results using this technique. He is involved in high quality research on endoscopic heart valve surgery and is frequently invited to speak at educational events.
Years as a consultant
Heart & Lung cases
conversion to sternotomy rate
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