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Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Kristo Papa

Dr. Kristo Papa

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Mr Papa is a cardiothoracic surgeon Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs heart and lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory support. He trained and qualified at...

Professional statement

Mr Papa is a cardiothoracic surgeon Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs heart and lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory support. He trained and qualified at Verona University and La Sapienza Rome. He was trained By Prof. Alessandro Mazzucco and Prof Giuseppe Faggian Verona Italy and he still working with Prof. A. Kalangos University of Geneva Switzerland and Greece and active humanitarian missions in Africa.

His areas of expertise in cardiac surgery include adult cardiac and lunf surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery,  mitral valve , minimally invasive no-sternotomy aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive endoscopically assisted coronary artery bypass graft, off pump coronary artery bypass graft, totally endoscopic/surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, endoscopic vein harvesting and complex reoperation.

 

Pathologies

Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): total arterial, Endoscopic harvesting and Off-Pump (beating heart)
Aortic Surgery (Resilia Bentall, Valve Sparing Root Replacement, Homograft, Xenograft)
Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement


PEARS procedure

  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiogram
  • Doppler Venues
Medical Doctors, Specialist in Cardiothoracic surgery
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Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

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Before his recruitment to London, Gianluca had a comprehensive training in cardiac surgery in Italy and UK, including congenital cardiac, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Gianluca Lucchese is an italian consultant cardiothoracic surgeon.

Dr. Lucchese MD PhD was appointed consultant cardiac and mitral surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital in 2016.

Before his recruitment to London, Gianluca had a comprehensive training in cardiac surgery in Italy and UK, including congenital cardiac, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Over the last years he has focused on maximising his expertise on mitral and aortic valve repair surgery and complex aortic surgery with particular interest in the valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Also, he has pursued a specific interest in minimally invasive valvular surgery and trans-catheter valve implantation (such as TAVI), which have now become a consistent part of his surgical competences.

Research interests concentrate on the biochemical pathways of myocardial hypertrophy and myocardial protection, the hemodynamic properties of the aortic root (valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross operation) and the treatment of valvular heart disease with particular attention to the isolated tricuspid valve dysfunction.

 

Clinical interests

  • Mitral valve repair;
  • AF surgery, minimal invasive surgery;
  • trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI);
  • aortic valve repair, complex aortic and valve-sparing aortic root surgery;
  • grown-up congenital heart diseases (GUCH).
Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon
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