Cardiothoracic Surgeon in WA


Dr Lucas Sanders is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon who performs all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery.

His expertise includes:

Thoracic: video-assisted thoracic (VAT) surgery, lung resections (lobectomy, wedge resection), lung saving/sparing surgery (segmentectomy), treatment of mediastinal and pleural conditions, etc.

Cardiac: valvular heart disease (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid valve), ascending aorta surgery, coronary arte Read More...

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Lung Resection (Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy and Wedge Resection)
  • Lung Saving/Sparing Surgery (Sleeve Lobectomy, Segmentectomy)
  • Pleurodesis
  • Thymectomy
  • Emphysema Surgery
  • 99% of the above procedures are performed as VAT Videoscopic procedures
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Bronchoscopy, Mediastinoscopy)
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Beating Heart Surgery (Single-double graft)
  • Total Arterial Revascularisation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ascending Aorta Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Complete MAZE, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, HyCASA/Convergent Procedure)
Conditions Treated
  • Lung Cancer
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Mesothelioma Tumours
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Emphysema
  • Valvular Heart Disease (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysm


  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Mount Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Hollywood Private Hospital Present
  • Previous Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital


Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

  • Medisch Specialisten Registratie Commissie The Netherlands

Research & Publications


1. Rathore, Kaushalendra & Weightman, William & Passage, Jurgen & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas & Newman, Mark. (2020). Risk stratification using serum lactate in patients undergoing surgical pulmonary embolectomy. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 35. 10.1111/jocs.14652.

2. Fong, Laura & Ko, Viktor & McLaughlin, Aden & Okiwelu, Ngozichukwuka & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2020). Outcomes of video‐assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy in septuagenarians. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 90. 10.1111/ans.15788.

3. Okiwelu, Ngozichukwuka & Sanders, Lucas & Thomas, Tittu & Ayim, Kwabena. (2018). Trials and Tribulations of Atrial Fibrillation Surgery: A Small-centre Single-surgeon Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S575. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.208.

4. Sanders, Lucas & Ziolkiewicz, Monika & Graziet, Julien & Cindric, Steven & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Tran, Elizabeth. (2018). Sternotomy: Reduced Pain With ‘Self-hug’. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S584-S585. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.238.

5. Sanders, Lucas & Okiwelu, Louis & Thakur, Sameer. (2018). Fast-track Lung Surgery: Review of Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Results. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S585. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.239.

6. Wang, Edward & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh & Passage, Jurgen & Newman, Mark. (2018). Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps: A Review of Institutional Usage and Complications of Use. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S594. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.266.

7. Thakur, Sameer & Nienaber, Andrew & Huish, Wade & Newman, Mark & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2018). Suction Versus Nonsuction Drainage in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Primary Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 27. S538. 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.04.102.

8. Fong, Laura & Ko, Viktor & McLaughlin, Aden & Denning, Kate & Okiwelu, Louis & Newman, Mark & Passage, Jurgen & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2017). Lobectomy in Septuagenarians With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Open vs VATS Approach. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S395. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.121.

9. Fong, Laura & McLaughlin, Aden & Ko, Viktor & Sanders, Lucas. (2017). Occult Malignancy in Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S366-S367. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.041.

10. Pastore, Gianna & Fong, Laura & Newman, Mark & Sanders, Lucas. (2017). A ‘Patchy’ Approach to Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction for Malignancy. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 26. S380. 10.1016/j.hlc.2017.03.081.

11. Sanders, Lucas. (2015). The current status of lone left atrial appendage management: Is there hope for the cardiothoracic surgical involvement?. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 24. e64-e65. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.12.137.

12. Sanders, Lucas & Murphy, Brooke & Okiwelu, Louis & Gooch, Mitchell. (2015). Videoscopic hilar lymph node dissection: a new application of vat surgery used in two cases of malignant melanoma metastases to pulmonary hilar lymph nodes. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 24. e11. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.12.027.

13. Sanders, Lucas & Rajan, Ruben & McCreanor, Madeline & Joshi, Pragnesh & Guenoff, Christopher. (2015). Videoscopic lobectomy and dual antiplatelet therapy. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 24. e65. 10.1016/j.hlc.2014.12.138.

14. Jenkinson, Charles & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas & Okiwelu, Louis & Shetty, Lakshmeesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2015). VAT Lobectomy in Perth – the Sir Charles Gairdner Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. e102. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.12.043.

15. Jenkinson, Charles & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas & Okiwelu, Louis & Shetty, Lakshmeesh & Passage, Jurgen. (2015). Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery – Our Early Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 25. e96. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.12.029.

16. Okiwelu, Ngozichukwuka & Finn, Chris & Driesen, Rohan & Sanders, Lucas & Joshi, Pragnesh. (2014). Ruptured penetrating ulcer of the ascending aorta with pulmonary artery compression. Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals. 24. 10.1177/0218492314557870.

17. Tan, Jeremy & Dudi-Venkata, Nagendra & Neelankavil, Shelbin & Sanders, Lucas. (2014). A Bleeding Esophagopulmonary Fistula: Rare Complication of Stasis Ulcer in Refractory Achalasia. Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques. 24. e77-9. 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31828fa078.

18. Murphy, Brooke & Edelman, J James & Okiwelu, Louis & Rajaratnam, Shanker & Passage, Jurgen & Newman, Mark & Joshi, Pragnesh & Sanders, Lucas. (2014). Surgical Embolectomy for Pulmonary Embolism: A Series of 32 Cases. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 23. e46. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.10.042.

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