Baylor Scott & White - Temple is a 640-bed major teaching and referral center for critical surgical diseases. It has a long tradition of excellence not only from its physician faculty but also from the ancillary and nursing staff. Thoracic surgery is a team endeavor with staff from several disciplines interacting to provide optimal care for the patient.
Our physicians collaborate across disciplines and have established open lines of communication between the surgeons, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, nurses, other ancillary staff and hospital administration such that they collectively form the surgical team.
All thoracic surgical patients are cared for from the preoperative visit through the hospitalization and the post-discharge follow up by a dedicated staff who report directly to the surgical faculty and who are charged with keeping patients and their families completely informed of the patient’s progress and long term follow up with their respective primary medical doctors.