The largest robotic cardiothoracic surgery program in Texas

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano is the first cardiovascular specialty hospital in the North Texas region offering robotic heart and thoracic surgery and is among the few hospitals worldwide to have performed over 1,000 cardiovascular procedures using robotic assistance.

Our surgical team specializes in robot-assisted, minimally invasive heart surgery near you in Plano. This treatment is the least invasive and provides more visibility and dexterity for the surgeon, and can also be used for multi-valve operations, atrial fibrillation and congenital heart defects.

What is robot-assisted surgery?

Through tiny incisions, robotic technology allows heart surgeons to see inside the body in minute detail. The robotic arms allow the surgeons at our Plano heart hospital to perform procedures with enhanced precision. A camera affixed to one of the robotic arms allows the surgeon to view the procedure at magnification 10 times greater than the human eye.

The heart surgeon maneuvers other robotic arms that feature laser tools and miniature scalpels. Surgery with the robot typically offers several potential advantages over traditional surgery such as shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions, and quicker recovery time.

Get more information

For more information on robotic heart surgery near you, or to refer a patient for evaluation, call the phone number below and request "robotics."

Call 469.442.0047

Robot-assisted procedures

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital offers multiple robot-assisted procedures.

Heart and thoracic procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (also called CABG or heart bypass surgery)
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Repair of congenital (present at birth) disorders, such as atrial septal defect repair and patent foramen ovale
  • Cardiac tumor removal

Thoracic procedures

  • Biopsy of lung nodules
  • Decortication
  • Lobectomy for lung cancer
  • Mediastinum and mediastinoscopy
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis