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Mr Ragheb Hasan

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Hasan is Lead Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Manchester Heart Centre. He has operating privileges at The Alexandra Hospital [Cheadle] and Manchester University Hospitals including Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe Hospital. 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.

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 or replacement. 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.

Clinical Interests

Mr Ragheb is a pioneer of off pump coronary artery bypass surgery and beating heart techniques. This technique avoids the use of the heart and lung machine. It is the preferred choice particularly in high-risk patients.

He is a key member of the trans-catheter valvular intervention [TAVI] team at MRI and the Alexandra Hospital. TAVI is becoming a well-established therapy for aortic valve replacement. It is minimally invasive and avoids the use of the heart and lung machine. It is usually performed through the arteries in the groin. Each patient will be assessed by Mr Ragheb as part of the multidisciplinary team including interventional and imaging cardiologists, and cardiac anaesthetists.

Mr Ragheb is an expert in conventional aortic valve replacement and repair, including redo-surgery.

He is an expert in mitral valve repair and replacement techniques including the Alfieri edge-to-edge technique. The Alfieri technique is the basis for the current mitral valve clip and similar devices. It is the main technique for trans-catheter mitral valve repair.  Mr Ragheb performed the first successful in human trans-catheter mitral valve replacement for native mitral valve stenosis. 

He has a special interest in dealing with diseases of the aorta including aortic dissection and aneurysmal disease of the aortic root.

He has an excellent collaborations with other specialities including, cardiology, vascular surgery, head and neck including endocrine surgery, and hepatobiliary surgery.

Mr Ragheb developed the multidisciplinary team meetings at MRI including valvular heart disease and revascularisation. He is the Lead Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeon in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Member of the MDDUS
  • Member of the BMA
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni