Mr Mohamed Amrani is consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon and honorary senior lecturer at the Trust. He holds a PhD from Imperial College. He trained and qualified at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and joined Professor Magdi Yacoub at Harefield Hospital in 1993.
Pioneering new surgical techniques and concepts
Mr Amrani developed a minimally invasive technique for bypass surgery and valve repair/replacement. Instead of conventional surgery, where the breast bone has to be cut in two, a small incision is made on the right hand side of the chest and the procedure is performed by gaining access to the heart between the ribs.
This procedure offers the benefits of conventional open heart surgery but with less traumatic injury, a shorter stay in hospital, and a quicker recovery time. His technique is well established and is offered to patients on routine basis.
In 2007 Mr Amrani performed the United Kingdom’s first double valve replacement through a small incision and was part of the team to perform the first double lung transplant from a non-heart beating donor.
Close collaboration-working abroad
Mr Amrani has operated in countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Northern Africa. He is regularly invited to lecture and demonstrate new techniques.
Mr Amrani has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals and has given more than 120 presentations worldwide. He is the co-author of two books:
He is an active member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery and the European Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Following the tradition of the Trust, Mr Amrani is involved in training doctors and scientists from all over the world. He has also helped many of his overseas colleagues to learn his minimally invasive techniques and establish them in their own units.