Mr Gianluca Lucchese is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in London. He has extensive experience in mitral and aortic valve repair surgery and complex aortic surgery with particular interest in the valve-sparing aortic root replacement. He also specialises in minimally invasive valvular surgery and trans-catheter valve implantation (such as TAVI), which have now become a consistent part of his surgical competences.
He completed comprehensive training in cardiac surgery in Italy and UK, including congenital cardiac, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. In 2016, he was appointed Consultant Cardiac and Mitral Surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Mr Lucchese is actively involved in clinical research into biochemical pathways of myocardial hypertrophy and myocardial protection, and the hemodynamic properties of the aortic root (valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross operation). As well as he treatment of valvular heart disease with particular attention to the isolated tricuspid valve dysfunction.
State Exam (Hons) Medical School of Siena's University, Italy 2003
Certified Board in Cardiac surgery. Medical School of Siena's University, Italy 2008
PhD Cardiovascular Sciences. University of Verona, Italy 2012
I have worked with Gianluca for many years. He is an excellent and highly skilled cardiac surgeon and I refer him numerous patients requiring his treatment. I would strongly recommend him without any reservations.