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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano - nationally ranked
as a Top 10 cardiovascular surgery center*

Open Heart Surgery

Our guests' care is our top priority. That's why The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano takes a collaborative care approach. A highly specialized and skilled group of cardiac surgeons on the medical staff, along with physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and surgical nurses work together to provide the treatment that's right for you and a guest experience that is second to none.

The Heart Hospital offers a wide range of open heart surgery techniques to address even the most complex cases. Types of open heart procedures include:

The highly skilled cardiac surgeons on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano take a team approach to treating your heart condition, combining advanced yet proven medical techniques with innovative facilities to provide you with appropriate care for your unique heart condition.

Innovative Heart Surgery Techniques

Open Heart Surgery

Traditional open heart surgery requires a sternotomy. This means an incision is made in your chest and your ribs are spread to allow the surgeon access to the heart.

Our cardiac surgeons also perform coronary artery bypass grafting and valve procedures through newer, less invasive procedures. These heart surgery approaches use smaller incisions that are made between the ribs. The cardiac surgeon inserts small tube-like instruments to perform the surgery in the chest and heart without opening the chest.

Off-Pump Open Heart Surgery

Today, many open heart surgeries can be done with beating-heart or off-pump surgery, eliminating the effects associated with stopping and restarting the heart. Additionally, the cardiac surgeons on the medical staff often use arteries located in your chest (internal mammary arteries) for CABG surgery rather than using a vein from your leg. Because these arteries are more robust than veins, they provide better long-term outcomes for your heart conditions.

The Ross Procedure

As innovators in heart surgery, the cardiac surgeons on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano pioneered the Ross procedure. The Ross procedure is a type of valve surgery for treating aortic valve disease in some patients. Also known as a pulmonary autograft, the procedure uses the patient's pulmonary valve to replace a diseased aortic valve.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

In some cases, the cardiac surgeons on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital use robotic devices. Through a few tiny incisions, robotic technology allows surgeons to see inside the body in minute detail. Tiny 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. Minimally invasive procedures usually result in less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery for most patients. Robotically assisted surgery procedures we offer include:

*Source: TRG Health Care Solutions

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