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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Expertise in minimally invasive, robotic and open heart surgery

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.​

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is ranked #27 in the nation by the US News and World Report Best Hospitals Issue based on quality and reputation scores.

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has earned a distinguished 3-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in two categories: aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR) and AVR plus CABG surgery. The 3-star rating, which is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in healthcare, places Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano among the most elite for cardiac surgery in the United States and Canada.
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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

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, including:

  • 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 and 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 therapy
    • Ventricular assist device (VAD)
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