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Robot-Assisted Surgery

Hospital Baylor Scott & White The Heart - Plano

Largest robotic surgery program in Texas

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano has the largest cardiothoracic robotic surgery program in Texas and is among the few hospitals worldwide that have performed over 1,000 procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery.

This minimally invasive treatment option is available for a variety of heart and thoracic conditions and offers many benefits for the patient.


About robot-assisted surgery

Through tiny incisions, robotic technology allows surgeons to see inside the body in minute detail. The 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 3-D from a console at a magnification ten 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. Surgery with the robot typically offers several advantages over traditional surgery such as shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions, and quicker recovery time.

Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano is the first cardiovascular specialty hospital in the north Texas region offering robotic heart and thoracic surgery.

For more information on robotic surgery, or to refer a patient for evaluation, call 469.442.0047 and request Robotics.

Servicios médicos

Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano offers multiple robot-assisted procedures.

  • Heart and Thoracic Procedures
  • Thoracic Procedures

Heart and Thoracic Procedures

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (also called CABG or heart bypass surgery)
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Repair of congenital (present at birth) disorders​, such as atrial septal defect repair and patent foramen ovale
  • Cardiac tumor removal

Thoracic Procedures

  • Biopsy of lung nodules
  • Decortication
  • Lobectomy for lung cancer
  • Mediastinum and mediastinoscopy
  • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
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