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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

We have the expertise in treating high-risk heart patients

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

We provide the proper approach designed for you, from diagnosis to cardiothoracic surgery to after-care, including cardiac rehabilitation when necessary. The highly skilled specialists on the medical staff have 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 (abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysms)
  • 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
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation
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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.

  • Adult congenital heart surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, including:
    • Traditional surgery
    • Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB)
    • Thoracoscopic CABG
  • Major aortic surgery and endovascular aortic surgery, including aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, traumatic aortic rupture
  • Radiofrequency ablation of lung cancers
  • Thoracic surgery for lung cancers, esophageal cancer and chest injury repair
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Heart valve surgery, including:
    • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
    • Port access mitral valve repair
    • Robotic approaches
  • Ventricular assist device implantation, including:
    • Destination yherapy
    • Ventricular assist device
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Enhanced precision with robotic assistance

Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano is the first cardiovascular specialty hospital in the north Texas region offering robotic heart and thoracic surgery.

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  • Innovators in cardiac surgery

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

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