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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.

Baylor Scott & White Cardiac Surgery Specialists is considered one of the nation’s top heart surgery programs in a practice setting. A significant percentage of heart surgeries performed by our specialists in North Texas 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 heart specialists maintain privileges at several hospitals within the North Texas community for the convenience of their patients.

Insurances accepted

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurance to ensure your health needs are covered.

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the hospital or health plan to verify coverage information before scheduling your visit/procedure.
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  • Aetna - (25)
    Medicare Advantage Plans
    Aetna Signature Administrators
    Health Network Only
    Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    Aetna Medicare Freedom Plan (PPO)
    Choice POS II
    Aetna Medicare Choice II Plan (PPO)
    Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    Aetna Medicare Eagle II (PPO)
    Health Network Option
    Aetna Medicare Choice Plan (PPO)
    STAR
    Select
    QPOS
    Open Choice PPO
    Open Access Select
    Open Access Managed Choice
    Open Access Elect Choice
    HMO
    Aetna Medicare Dual Complete Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    Group Retiree Medicare PPO - Limited to Exxon/Mobil
    CHIP
    Managed Choice
    Aetna Medicare Freedom Preferred Plan (PPO)
    Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO)
  • American Health Advantage of Texas - (1)
    American Health Advantage of Texas HMO I-SNP
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - (5)
    BSW Plus HMO-Group
    2023 BSW Employee Network (SEQA & EQA)
    BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
    BSW Plus HMO-Individual/Family
    BSW Premier HMO-Group
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    Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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    High Performance Network
    Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care Plus (HMO SNP)
    TRS-ActiveCare Primary+
    Blue Choice
    TRS-ActiveCare 2
    HealthSelect
    Blue Advantage Plus - Silver
    Blue Cross Group Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    Federal Basic Option
    Blue Premier Access
    Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    Federal Standard Option
    Blue Advantage - Gold
    TRS-Care Standard
    Consumer Directed HealthSelect
    Blue Advantage - Bronze
    Blue Essentials Access
    TRS-ActiveCare Primary HD
    TRS-ActiveCare Primary
    Blue Advantage Plus - Bronze
    Federal FEP Blue Focus
    Blue Advantage Plus - Gold
  • Cigna - (12)
    Children's Medical Center Employee Plan
    City of Dallas Employee Plan
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
    LocalPlus In-Network
    Open Access
    Choice Fund
    BSW Extended PPO
    Cigna Medicare Advantage
    Cigna HealthSpring
    Point of Service Open Access
    Open Access Plus In-Network
  • DFW ConnectedCare - (1)
    American Airlines Employee Benefit Plan
  • EHN - (1)
    Employers Health Network
  • First Health/Coventry - (1)
    First Health/Coventry Network
  • HealthSmart - (2)
    ACCEL Network
    Preferred Network
  • Humana - (11)
    ChoiceCare
    Humana Preferred
    National POS
    Commercial PPO Plans
    Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
    Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    PPO
    HumanaChoice (PPO)
    Humana Honor (PPO)
    HumanaChoice (Regional PPO)
    Humana USAA Honor with Rx (PPO)
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart - (3)
    Pearl
    Onyx
    Emerald
  • Parkland Community Health Plan - (4)
    CHIP Medicaid
    HealthFirst Medicaid
    CHIP
    STAR - HealthFirst
  • PHCS Network - (1)
    PHCS Primary PPO
  • Scott & White Health Plan - (2)
    Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
    McLane Group Network
  • Superior Health Plan - (6)
    STAR+PLUS
    Ambetter Core EPO - Gold
    Ambetter Core EPO - Silver
    Wellcare by Allwell
    Wellcare
    Ambetter Core EPO - Bronze
  • Superior HealthPlan - (3)
    Medicare/Medicaid Dual Needs Plan: Advantage HMO SNP
    Medicare/Medicaid Plan
    STAR+PLUS
  • United Healthcare - (24)
    Navigate Balanced
    Charter
    Choice
    EDGE
    Choice Plus
    Options
    Core
    All Savers
    Core Essential
    UnitedHealthcare Group Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    Surest
    Nexus ACO - Open Access
    Navigate
    Select
    Select Plus
    Navigate Plus
    AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    AARP Medicare Advantage SecureHorizons Plan 1 (HMO-POS)
    Charter Balanced
    Nexus ACO - Referral Required
    AARP Medicare Advantage Patriot (HMO-POS)
    AARP Medicare Advantage Choice (PPO)
    UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Choice (Regional PPO)
    AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens (PPO)
  • UnitedHealth - (2)
    Nexus ACO OA
    NexusACO R
  • University Mary Hardin-Baylor - (1)
    Employee Benefit Plan
  • Imagine Health - (1)
    Imagine Health Network
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    Community Care Network
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Cardiac surgery services

Some of the heart problems we treat include:

Some of the heart procedures we perform include:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy resection
  • MitraClip mitral valve repair
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair
  • Total thoracoscopic MAZE procedure

Pay bill

Baylor Scott & White Health is pleased to offer you multiple options to pay your bill. View our guide to understand your Baylor Scott & White billing statement.

We offer two online payment options:

Other payment options:

  • Pay by mail

    To ensure that your payment is correctly applied to your account, detach the slip from your Baylor Scott & White billing statement and return the slip with your payment. If paying by check or money order, include your account number on the check or money order.

    Please mail the payment to the address listed on your statement.

  • Pay by phone

    Payments to HTPN can be made over the phone with our automated phone payment system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All payments made via the automated phone payment system will post the next business day. Please call 1.866.377.1650.

    If you need to speak to someone about a bill from a Baylor Scott & White Hospital, our Customer Service department is available to take payments over the phone from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and can be reached at 1.800.994.0371.

  • Pay in person

    Payments can be made in person at the facility where you received services.

Financial assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of customer service representatives and financial counselors are here to help you find financial solutions that can help cover your cost of care. We encourage you to speak to a team member before, during or after care is received.

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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.

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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.

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About 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?

Research and clinical trials

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Dissection trial

William Brinkman, MD, 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, MD, and Lonnie Ginn, PA, 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 of 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.