Mr Giuseppe Aresu

Cardiothoracic surgery 07028476

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  • Open Referral network
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Open Referral network

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About me

Aa Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge (UK), I have a broad range of responsibilities that encompass both clinical and research aspects of thoracic surgery. My particular area of expertise is in minimally invasive robotic surgery, as well as VATS uniportal and subxiphoid approaches. Additionally, I have extensive experience in lung transplant surgery.
My training in cardiothoracic surgery took place in Padua, Udine (Italy), Bristol (UK), Shanghai and Toronto. In November 2011, I began working as consultant thoracic surgeon in Udine where I developed the minimally invasive program for lung resections and thymectomies using VATS and robotic techniques. Between 2015 and 2016, I completed a fellowship at the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, which allowed me to improve my clinical expertise in uniportal VATS segmental lung resections and to learn the uniportal VATS subxiphoid approach for lung resections.
From June 2016, I began working as a consultant thoracic surgeon at the Royal Papworth Hospital.
In July 2022, I undertook a one-year fellowship in lung transplant surgery at the Toronto General Hospital, which boasts the largest transplant program in the world.
Throughout my career, I have remained committed to enhancing patient outcomes and advancing the field of thoracic surgery through research and innovation and teaching. .

Areas of interest

Key hole minimally invasive surgery: about 95% of my cases are done using a minimally invasive approach with benefit in terms of reduction of the post operative pain and overall perioperative complications and faster recovery
Robotic surgery

Lung cancer surgery:
Robotic; Uniportal VATS or Subxiphoid VATS.
Maximally invasive thoracic surgery for locally advanced lung cancer.

Mediastinal surgery:
Minimally invasive Uniportal VATS Robotic subxiphoid thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma resection.
Surgery for advanced thymomas

Surgery for chest wall
Rib fixation
Chest wall resection and reconstruction
Repair of congenital chest wall deformity:
Pectus excavatum: minimally invasive Nuss procedure, Ravitch procedure.
Pectus carenatum

Surgery for pneumothorax and emphysematous disease of the lung.

Mesothelioma surgery
Airway surgery
Resection of metastatic cancer to the chest
Surgery for palmar hyperhidrosis

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Procedures completed

  • E6110

    Open excision of mediastinal tumour (including congenital cysts/posterior chest wall lesions) - (1-5)

    Papworth Hospital (1-5)

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