The thoracic surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano specialize in treating diseases of the
lung, chest wall, esophagus, and diaphragm. As a testament to our commitment to provide safe and innovative approaches to compassionate patient care, we offer minimally invasive robotically assisted thoracic surgeries.
In traditional chest surgeries, the surgeon will often have to open the patient's chest to access organs such as the lung or esophagus. With robotically assisted surgery, the surgeons avoid making a large incision and can access the inside of the body through several small incisions (about 1 to 2 cm). This less invasive procedure with fewer incisions typically provides several advantages to our guests when compared to traditional surgery:
Robotically assisted thoracic surgery provides your surgeon with magnified vision, enhanced dexterity, and precision. During the procedure, the surgeon sits at a nearby computer console. A tiny camera placed inside the body provides a three-dimensional view that is magnified 10 times greater than normal human vision. The surgeon's hands control robotic arms from the console to perform the procedure. These robotic arms have a greater range of motion than human hands. They also translate the surgeon's larger hand, wrist, and finger movements into smaller, more precise movements. Robotically assisted surgical thoracic procedures The Heart Hospital Baylor offers include:
The surgeons on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano also treat lung nodules and mediastinal masses. In addition, robotically assisted thoracic surgery is offered for:
For more information on robotic surgery, or to refer a patient for evaluation, call 469.814.3480 and request Robotics.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health'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 Scott & White Health.