Mr Ragheb Hasan is one of the most senior consultants in the UK with over 30 years of experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. He has been a consultant in the speciality Since 1997, and currently holds the position of Lead Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Manchester Heart Centre.
He obtained his medical degree in Egypt and trained at London Chest Hospital, South Manchester University Hospital and Papworth Hospital. He completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac surgery at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was appointed as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in 1997.
Mr Hasan is renowned for his innovations and was one of the earliest adopters of Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Valve techniques. He performed the first human Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement in the world and has carried out more Transcatheter valve procedures than any other cardiac surgeon in the UK.
He specialises in Minimally Invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement with hemisternotomy, trans-subclavian and transfemoral approaches, making incisions as small as 3cm. He also specialises in mitral valve repair with a repair rate of more than 97% and a mortality of less than 1%.
He is one of the pioneers of beating heart, also known as off-pump Coronary Artery Revascularisation. Since the idea of avoiding the heart and lung machine during a coronary artery procedure was first conceived, Mr Hasan has been at the forefront of developing this technique and mastering the art of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
In his capacity as proctor, he has trained countless cardiac surgeons throughout the UK and abroad.