Cardiothoracic Surgeon in WA


Mr Lucas Sanders is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon who performs all aspects of thoracic surgery including video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung resections, lung saving/sparing surgery, treatment of mediastinal and pleural conditions, as well as, cardiac surgery for valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation, coronary artery bypass surgery, beating heart surgery and total arterial revascularisation.

He currently consults at the Mount Hospi

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Lung Resection (Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy and Wedge Resection)
  • Lung Saving/Sparing Surgery (Sleeve Lobectomy, Segmentectomy)
  • Pleurodesis
  • Thymectomy
  • Emphysema Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Bronchoscopy, Mediastinoscopy)
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • Total Arterial Revascularisation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Complete MAZE, Left Atrial Appendage Removal)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma Tumours
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Emphysema
  • Valvular Heart Disease (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid)
  • Atrial Fibrillation


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


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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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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