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Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Robert Smith II talks about using robotics to treat Mitral & Tricuspid Valve Disease. Dr. Smith has performed approximately 1,400 cardiac surgeries, of which 900 involved heart valve procedures.  Learn the advantages of and which patients benefit most from Robotic Cardiac Surgery.


Dr. Brinkman Explains Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Dr. William Brinkman talks about Aortic Aneurysm Repair using surgical techniques with new technologies.  In addition to Aortic Aneurysm Repair Surgery, Dr. Brinkman has several surgery specialties including Aortic Valve Repair and Mitral Valve Repair.  He is the Medical Director of the Thoracic Aortic Disease Center at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.


Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Dr. William Ryan is recognized as one of the few surgeons in the nation experienced in performing the complicated minimally invasive valve surgery, Ross Procedure. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon with more than twenty-five years experience caring for patients with heart and valve disease.


Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Recognition for Service

THE HEART HOSPITAL BAYLOR PLANO RECOGNIZES DR. MICHAEL MACK It is with great honor that we recognize Michael Mack, M.D., FACC, for his extraordinary work this year as president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon on the medical staff at THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano (THHBP), Dr. Mack also […]


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Explained by Dr. Michael Mack

Dr. Michael Mack is an experienced and respected heart surgeon who received his medical degree from St. Louis University in 1974. To date, He has performed over 7,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. He currently performs surgery at hospitals in the North Texas area including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano […]



Young Women Not Immune to Heart Attacks

KXAS – TV (NBC5) March 9, 2012 — A 35-year-old cardiac nurse with years of experience sustained a heart attack and did not realize it. Doctors say women can experience different symptoms than men and are more likely to brush them off. Dr. Robert Smith, THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, explains. Click the image to […]


Michael Mack, MD, FACC – Presidential Citation Award

Michael Mack, MD, FACC, Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgeon at THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano, Receives the Presidential Citation Award from ACC The American College of Cardiology (ACC) awarded Michael Mack, MD, FACC, with the 2012 Presidential Citation Award. The ACC distinguished awards were established to recognize outstanding individuals making contributions to the cardiovascular profession. A […]