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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton

Expert care from diagnosis to surgery to rehabilitation

The cardiothoracic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton combine experience and surgical skill with a team-based, compassionate approach to deliver quality, patient-centered care.

Our team includes specialists with extensive experience in heart and chest surgery, with surgeons that are board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery and surgical critical care.

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Conditions we treat:​

Cardiothoracic surgeons are doctors who operate on the heart, lungs, esophagus, diaphragm, blood vessels and other organs in the chest.

  • Aneurysms
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux and other disorders
  • Heart failure
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Heart valve disorders​
  • Lung cancer
  • Tumors of the chest wall, chest and mediastinum

Staying abreast of advanced technology

The cardiac surgeons on our medical staff are experts in traditional open heart surgeries; however, they are also leaders in innovative minimally invasive techniques. These options allow surgeons to perform complex surgery on high-risk patients who might not otherwise be eligible for open heart surgery.

Minimally invasive heart surgery requires smaller incisions, which may also benefit patients:

  • - Shorter hospital stay
  • - Less blood loss
  • - Less pain after surgery
  • - Less (and smaller) scarring
  • - Quicker return to normal activity
  • - Fewer complications
  • - Decreased risk of infection
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Our treatments:​

The cardiothoracic surgeons on our medical staff perform open surgery, as well as minimally invasive techniques.

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, including:
    • Traditional surgery
    • Off-pump CABG
    • Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB)
  • Thoracic surgery for lung cancers, esophageal cancer and chest injury repair
  • Major aortic surgery and endovascular aortic surgery, including aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Destination therapy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Innovators in cardiac surgery

    We are deeply committed to research to develop new treatments for cardiothoracic disorders and provide patients access to investigational treatments.

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