Mr Marco Scarci

Marco ScarciTel: 0203 456 6036
Fax: 020 3456 6062

Westmoreland Street

Thoracic surgery

Professional background

Mr Scarci undertook his specialist training in Italy, Essex Cardiothoracic Center and Guy's and St Thomas. He spent 6 months between University of Toronto and McMaster University for a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Mr Scarci’s practice is in pure thoracic surgery. He works closely with a large team including other surgeons, specialist nurses, radiologists and physicians and together they aim to provide the best outcome for patients.

Mr Scarci's areas of major interest are resection of locally advanced cancer, malignant mesothelioma, rehabilitation after thoracic surgery and clinical trials. He also has a keen interest in medical education and, after several courses, he is currently doing a Masters in medical education.

Mr Scarci is actively involved with the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons where he leads the chest wall database, pleural malignancies and chest wall working groups. He is also member of the database committee and involved with NICE working groups.

Research interests

Enhanced recovery in thoracic surgery, chest wall surgery, minimally invasive surgery.


  • Enhanced recovery pathway for thoracic surgery in the UK. Scarci M, Solli P, Bedetti B. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Feb;8(Suppl 1):S78-83.
  • Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery thymectomy. Scarci M, Pardolesi A, Solli P. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Nov;4(6):567-70.
  • MesobanK UK: an international mesothelioma bioresource. Rintoul RC, Rassl DM, Gittins J, Marciniak SJ; MesobanK collaborators. Thorax. 2016 Apr;71(4):380-2. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207496.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen (Optiflow) as Part of an Enhanced Recovery Program After Lung Resection Surgery. Ansari BM, Hogan MP, Collier TJ, Baddeley RA, Scarci M, Coonar AS, Bottrill FE, Martinez GC, Klein AA. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):459-64. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.025.
  • Multimodality therapy for locally advanced thymomas: A propensity score-matched cohort study from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Leuzzi G, Rocco G, Ruffini E, Sperduti I, Detterbeck F, Weder W, Venuta F, Van Raemdonck D, Thomas P, Facciolo F; ESTS Thymic Working Group. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan;151(1):47-57.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.034.
  • EACTS expert consensus statement for surgical management of pleural empyema. Scarci M, Abah U, Solli P, Page A, Waller D, van Schil P, Melfi F, Schmid RA, Athanassiadi K, Sousa Uva M, Cardillo G. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Nov;48(5):642-53. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv272.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: operative technique. Scarci M, Pardolesi A, Caruana EJ, Petrella F, Solli P. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jul 14;2015. pii: mmv014. doi: 10.1093/mmcts/mmv014.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery versus open lobectomy for primary non-small-cell lung cancer: a propensity-matched analysis of outcome from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeon database. Falcoz PE, Puyraveau M, Thomas PA, Decaluwe H, Hürtgen M, Petersen RH, Hansen H, Brunelli A; ESTS Database Committee and ESTS Minimally Invasive Interest Group. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb;49(2):602-9. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv154.
  • European guidelines on structure and qualification of general thoracic surgery. Brunelli A, Falcoz PE, D'Amico T, Hansen H, Lim E, Massard G, Rice TW, Rocco G, Thomas P, Van Raemdonck D, Congregado M, Decaluwe H, Grodzki T, Lerut T, Molnar T, Salati M, Scarci M, Van Schil P, Varela G, Venuta F, Melfi F, Gebitekin C, Kuzdzal J, Leschber G, Opitz I, Papagiannopoulos K, Patterson A, Ruffini E, Klepetko W, Toker A. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 May;45(5):779-86.
  • Pulmonary metastasectomy for sarcoma: a systematic review of reported outcomes in the context of Thames Cancer Registry data. Treasure T, Fiorentino F, Scarci M, Møller H, Utley M. BMJ Open. 2012 Oct 8;2(5).

GMC/GDC number: 6159768