The specialists on our medical staff are leaders in innovative techniques and approaches. Advances in interventional techniques, such as
robotic surgery, allow Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano to perform hybrid operations. These complex procedures are performed partly through robotics and partly through catheter-based technology.
The specialists on our medical staff also use the radial arterial access approach for cardiac and vascular interventions in select cases. Radial artery access allows a cardiologist to insert a catheter through the radial artery in the wrist instead of the femoral artery in the groin to access the heart and arteries for diagnostic and treatment purposes. These newer approaches usually help speed recovery and create quality outcomes for many of our guests.
Highly trained specialists on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital perform a complete range of minimally invasive surgical and catheter-based management for cardiac and vascular disease. With your comfort and care our top priority, we try to take a minimally invasive approach to treating
heart valve disorders first, where possible.
The specialists also have extensive expertise at newer robotic surgery techniques. Through a few tiny incisions, robotic technology allows surgeons to see inside the body in minute detail. Miniscule robotic arms allow the surgeons to perform procedures with enhanced precision. A camera affixed to one of the robotic arms allows the surgeon to view the procedure in 3D from a console at a magnification 10 times greater than the human eye. From the console, the surgeon also deploys and maneuvers other robotic arms that feature laser tools and miniature scalpels.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Health Care System.