UT Southwestern Medical Center's cardiovascular and thoracic (cardiothoracic) surgery group is one of the nation’s leading programs, with more than 600 open-heart surgery procedures and more than 500 thoracic procedures performed each year.
Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform procedures to correct heart and chest conditions in infants, children, and adults. They work with a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists to treat each patient’s individual needs.
Conditions that may require cardiothoracic surgery include:
- Aortic dissection
- a rare, serious condition that involves the largest blood vessel in the body
- Aortic regurgitation
- a valve condition in which the aortic valve does not close properly, allowing blood to leak back from the aorta into the ventricle
- Mitral valve regurgitation
- a condition in which blood is allowed to flow back into the left atrium from the left ventricle
- Mitral valve prolapse
- a condition in which the mitral valve does not open and close properly
Cardiothoracic Surgery Procedures
Cardiothoracic procedures performed by our physicians include:
- Cardiac assist devices, including balloon pumps, left ventricular assist devices, and the Berlin heart
- Cardiac defibrillator implantation
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO)
- Heart transplantation
- Pacemaker implantation
- Repair of all congenital defects
- Repair or replacement of dysfunctional heart valves
UT Southwestern combines traditional diagnostic and treatment approaches with new strategies based on research so you receive the finest care and treatment for your conditions.
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a cardiothoracic surgeon at UT Southwestern's facilities in Dallas or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.