Thoracic aortic disease is often a condition diagnosed after an emergency. However, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano uses advanced technology and imaging techniques to detect thoracic aortic disease earlier in the disease process. This makes prompt diagnosis possible, resulting in early treatment and intervention before a potentially life-threatening emergency such as a thoracic aortic dissection.
Our Thoracic Aortic Disease Center multidisciplinary team (including surgeons, a medical geneticist, and vascular medicine specialist) provides guests with expertise in both emergent care and chronic medical management of a number of thoracic aortic conditions:
We are pleased to offer minimally invasive thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) as an effective treatment option for thoracic aortic disease. TEVAR often means fewer complications and a quicker recovery than an open approach to aneurysm repair.
In fact, due to our success and experience using TEVAR, we are a premier training site for Medtronic’s standard TEVAR course. We have trained physicians from more than 20 states in advanced TEVAR tools and techniques.
The Thoracic Aortic Disease Center is about more than just quality surgical interventions. We offer a full range of services in a highly specialized setting. The center is able to offer guests options by:
Patients should call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627) for a referral to a physician on Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano medical staff that specializes in thoracic aortic disease. Referring physicians may call 469.814.3480 to schedule a patient with suspected thoracic aortic disease for evaluation.
Thoracic Aortic Emergent Patient Transfer | For patients presenting with acute aortic dissections and other thoracic aortic emergencies,
call our Patient Transfer Center at 214.820.6444 from anywhere across the DFW Metroplex and beyond.
The team of surgeons on our medical staff, along with our nursing staff, will go into immediate action to transport the patient to either Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
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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.