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Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists Plano

Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists

Advancing heart care with compassion and expertise

 
 

Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists delivers quality heart and vascular care while pioneering many breakthrough techniques that revolutionize heart care in North Texas. Our advanced diagnostic tools, treatments and educational programs allow us to provide complete and innovative cardiovascular and thoracic care.

BSW Cardiac Surgery Specialists is considered one of the nation’s top heart surgery programs in a practice setting. A significant percentage of surgeries performed by our specialists will be performed off-pump, requiring less blood and allowing patients to experience reduced time spent on a breathing tube and shorter hospital stays. Our specialists maintain privileges at several hospitals within the North Texas community for the convenience of their patients.

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Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Patient Forms
  • Making an Appointment
  • Preparing for Your Appointment
  • Online Resources
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. The patient registration form may be completed electronically and printed for better legibility or completed manually.

New Patient Registration Forms

Authorization Forms
We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

Making an Appointment

Making An Appointment

Your Appointment – On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. Please bring any medications you are taking, so that we may accurately determine the dosage and frequency. We will ask you to complete a medical history and registration form. Please bring your insurance card and try to arrive at least thirty minutes early for your first visit. If you have been under the care of another doctor, we may ask your permission to transfer some of your records.

Making Appointments – We have three appointment categories that take up varying amounts of time:

  • New Patient Visits – Plan on spending one hour including check-in time, filling out forms, and the actual physician visit.
  • Follow-up Exams – Thirty minutes
  • Sick Visits – Varies depending on your symptoms, but plan on at least thirty minutes.
 

Canceling An Appointment

Our appointments are confirmed by an automated service. Please listen carefully and follow the prompts to either confirm or cancel your appointment. If you later decide that you are unable to keep your appointment or you are going to be late, please call your physician’s office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients.

In Case Of Emergency

If you have an urgent problem, you may call your physician’s office to schedule an appointment. However, if you feel it is a life threatening emergency, call 911. Do not delay by calling the doctor’s office first.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Before Your Appointment

  • Depending upon the reason for your doctor’s visit, this checklist can help you prepare.
    • Gather documents to bring to your doctor’s visit:
      Copies of any test reports, including discs/CD’s of any Cardiac Cath, CTA, Echo, etc.; x-rays; and medical histories relating to your medical problem.
    • Completed medical history questionnaire.
    • A list of all current medications taken on a regular basis, including over-the-counter and herbal medications.
  • Review any special directions from your doctor about diet or medication restrictions prior to your appointment.
  • Ask friends or relatives to accompany you if you wish. Depending on the type of appointment you have, you may need someone to take you home.
  • Bring a sweater or coat. Our buildings are kept cool to protect and ensure the proper function of medical equipment.

During Your Appointment

What to expect after your appointment:

  • If you need to see another doctor, we will make every effort to schedule additional tests and consultations at the earliest available time.
  • If you need to be hospitalized, we will coordinate admitting arrangements and provide the hospital with information prior to your arrival.

To make the most of your appointment, be sure to ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns you have.

Not sure what to ask? Find suggestions.

Abo​ut Your Symptoms Or Diagnosis

  • What is the disease or condition?
  • How serious is my disease or condition and how will it affect my home and work life?
  • What is the short-term and long-term prognosis for my disease or condition?
  • What caused the disease or condition?
  • Is there more than one disease or condition that could be causing my symptoms?
  • Should I be tested for a certain disease or condition?
  • What symptoms should I watch for?
  • How can I be tested for a disease or condition, and what will these tests tell me?
  • What tests will be involved in diagnosing my disease or condition?
  • How safe and accurate are the tests?
  • When will I know the test’s results?
  • Will I need more medical tests?
  • Do I need a follow-up visit and if so, when?
  • Do I need to take precautions to avoid infecting others?
  • How is the disease or condition treated?

About Your Treatment

  • What are my treatment options?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • What is the cost of the treatment?
  • Which treatment is most common for my disease or condition?
  • Is there a generic form of my treatment and is it as effective?
  • What side effects can I expect?
  • What risks and benefits are associated with the treatment?
  • What would happen if I didn’t have any treatment?
  • What would happen if I delay my treatment?
  • Is there anything I should avoid during treatment
  • What should I do if I have side effects?
  • How will I know if the medication is working?
  • What would I do if I miss a dose of medication?
  • Will my job or lifestyle be affected?
  • What is my short-term and long-term prognosis?

If You Need Surgery

  • Why do I need surgery?
  • What surgical procedure are you recommending?
  • Is there more than one way of performing this surgery?
  • Are there alternatives to surgery?
  • How much will surgery cost?
  • What are the benefits of having surgery?
  • What are the risks of having surgery?
  • What if I don’t have this surgery?
  • Where can I get a second opinion?
  • What kind of anesthesia will I need?
  • How long will it take me to recover?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • How much experience do you have performing this surgery?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?

MyBSWHealth

MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

Some of the heart procedures we perform include:

Some of the heart problems we treat include:

Research and Clinical Trials

DISSECTION Trial
William Brinkman, M.D., Principal Investigator 

Sponsored by Medtronic, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System in the treatment of acute, complicated Type B aortic dissections (a tear in the lining of the aorta) in the section of the aorta that lies in the chest. The OPTION Trial – David O. Moore, M.D., and Lonnie Ginn, P.A., Principal Investigators icon for option trial

 

For many patients, clinical research offers early access to emerging therapies and advanced technology. The staff and physicians at Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists are committed to delivering improved cardiovascular medical care through new and innovative therapies.

Our physicians participate in important national and international clinical trials and embrace every opportunity to provide patients with advanced drug and treatment options.  Our goal is to offer a variety of clinical trials that are broad enough to afford every patient the opportunity to access today’s medical breakthroughs as they occur. ​

OPTION study
(Optimal Improvement of Vein Graft Patency Long Term by the Implementation Of Novel Endoscopic Harvesting Techniques)

This investigator-initiated trial designed to evaluate the equivalence of minimally invasive Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery (CABG) compared with historical data for open vein harvesting. The study standardizes a number of important factors to optimize the procedure and to improve outcomes.

 

For many patients, clinical research offers early access to emerging therapies and advanced technology. The staff and physicians at Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists are committed to delivering improved cardiovascular medical care through new and innovative therapies.

Our physicians participate in important national and international clinical trials and embrace every opportunity to provide patients with advanced drug and treatment options.  Our goal is to offer a variety of clinical trials that are broad enough to afford every patient the opportunity to access today’s medical breakthroughs as they occur. ​

SEGA Trial
William Brinkman, MD, Principal Investigator icon for sega trial

The purpose of this investigator-initiated study is to identify differences in gene expression in patients with bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valve disease with and without dilation of the ascending aorta. Pivotal Study of the Safety and Effectiveness o​f Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) for the treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia due to Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease This pivotal study, sponsored by Harvest Technologies, is designed to show the safety and effectiveness of an investigational treatment for Critical Limb Ischemia. The investigational treatment involves removing stem cells from the patient’s own bone marrow and injecting them into the leg to possibly improve blood flow.

For many patients, clinical research offers early access to emerging therapies and advanced technology. The staff and physicians at Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists are committed to delivering improved cardiovascular medical care through new and innovative therapies.

Our physicians participate in important national and international clinical trials and embrace every opportunity to provide patients with advanced drug and treatment options.  Our goal is to offer a variety of clinical trials that are broad enough to afford every patient the opportunity to access today’s medical breakthroughs as they occur. ​

IMPROVE Trial
William Brinkman, MD, Principal Investigator

The primary aim of this data collection is a three-way comparison of the Maquet Minimal Extra-Corporeal Circulation (M.E.C.C.) System, the conventional heart-lung machine, and off-pump surgery in the setting of coronary artery bypass grafting. We are offering a new, less invasive cardiopulmonary bypass option to our patients. Additionally, we will be using advanced genomic mapping to evaluate our patients, which will offer the possibility of identifying numerous genetic markers in the blood that may help us better understand changes during open heart surgery.

For many patients, clinical research offers early access to emerging therapies and advanced technology. The staff and physicians at Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists are committed to delivering improved cardiovascular medical care through new and innovative therapies.

Our physicians participate in important national and international clinical trials and embrace every opportunity to provide patients with advanced drug and treatment options.  Our goal is to offer a variety of clinical trials that are broad enough to afford every patient the opportunity to access today’s medical breakthroughs as they occur. ​

News and Videos
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Dr. William Ryan is recognized as one of the few surgeons in the nation experienced in performing the complicated minimally invasive valve surgery, Ross Procedure. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon with more than twenty-five years experience caring for patients with heart and valve disease.

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Society Of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Recognition For Service

It is with great honor that we recognize Michael Mack, M.D., FACC, for his extraordinary work this year as president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, Dr. Mack also serves as medical director of cardiovascular surgery for BHCS and is chairman of THHBP Research Center.​

Michael Mack, MD, FACC – Presidential Citation Award

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) awarded Michael Mack, MD, FACC, with the 2012 Presidential Citation Award. The ACC distinguished awards were established to recognize outstanding individuals making contributions to the cardiovascular profession. A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Baylor - Plano, Dr. Mack serves as medical director of cardiovascular surgery for Baylor Scott & White Health and is chairman of The Heart Hospital Research Center.

As a surgeon, researcher and advocate for cardiovascular patients, Dr. Mack has been on the front lines in the field of cardiology. He has held multiple positions in national organizations, including immediate past-president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and past-president of the Thoracic Society Foundation for Research (TSFR), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. Additionally, he has strengthened surgeon collaboration with the ACC on all aspects of implementation of the recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) technology. Dr. Mack co-authored the National Coverage Determination Registry request for TAVR and was named the first chairperson of the Transcatheter Valve Therapy national registry.

“A superb physician scientist, he is also a visionary and a tremendous individual personally, hard-working and creative in all aspects of life,” says David R. Holmes, Jr., MD, FACC, of the ACC. “All in all, Dr. Mack is a tremendous addition to the pantheon of Presidential Citation awardees.”

Thoracic Aneurysm – What Is It? How Do We Repair It?

Listen while Dr. William Brinkman, Medical Director, Thoracic Aortic Disease Center at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano explains.

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New Heart Valve Procedure Saves Lives Without Surgery

Dr. Mack discusses a new type of heart valve, approved by the FDA, that cardiologist say will revolutionize their profession. Now, doctors can implant these life-saving valves into patients without surgery.

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Dr. Robert Smith, II – Using Robots to Treat Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Disease
Insights From Napa: A Cardiac Surgeon’s View On MitraClip , Heart Valve Surgeon

Dr. Robert Smith, a cardiac surgeon at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano, talks about how the MitraClip procedure has expanded treatment options for patients with severe mitral regurgitation during Piedmont Heart’s Napa Valley Cardiology Conference.

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