Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano

Award-Winning Heart and Vascular Care in Your Neighborhood


Meredith Knight
Photos by Amber Boykin

When you or someone you love is
experiencing a cardiovascular emergency, you need an experienced heart health
team that you can trust.
If you live in the Greater Plano
area, a top award-winning cardiovascular hospital is close to home and offers
nationally recognized medical expertise you can count on. After all, it is
all they do 24-7.

Baylor Scott & White The Heart
Hospital – Plano is one of the busiest and most specialized heart and
vascular hospitals in the U.S. This specialized heart team offers the full
spectrum of care from basic cardiac screenings to providing the latest
innovative advanced heart failure therapies.

Cardiac Outcomes

Baylor Scott & White The Heart
Hospital – Plano* has earned the highest-quality rating in all five surgical
categories from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), placing the
hospital’s performance among the nation’s elite for cardiac

“Receiving the distinguished 3-out-of-3 star
rating for patient care and outcomes in five surgical categories from this
most respected and mature clinical registry reaffirms our approach to
cardiovascular care in Plano,” said Robert Smith, MD. “Achieving the highest
ratings in those five categories places our team among the nation’s elite
cardiac surgery programs.” 

“Excellence, innovation, and passion
succinctly describe who we are and how we serve, and this trusted,
risk-adjusted analysis by the STS, the leading cardiac surgery review, is a
testament to our commitment to transparency and excellence,” said Mark
Valentine, president, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital –

The STS three-star rating places Baylor Scott
& White Heart – Plano among the most elite for cardiac surgery in the
United States and Canada. The five categories the STS evaluate programs and
which Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano received a
three-star rating are:

  • Isolated coronary bypass graft
  • Aortic valve replacement surgery(AVR)
  • Aortic valve replacement (AVR) in
    combination with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Mitral valve repair/replacement
  • Mitral valve repair/replacement with
    coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

The star
rating is calculated using a
combination of quality measures for specific
procedures performed by an STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD)
participant. The ACSD component houses approximately 6.9 million surgical
records and gathers information from more than 3,800 participating
physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists from more than 90% of
groups that perform heart surgery in the U.S.

Robert Smith, MD of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital
  – Plano
Robert Smith,

A Leader in
Minimally Invasive Surgery

travel from all over the country to be treated at Baylor Scott &
White The Heart Hospital – Plano. Whether you need advanced imaging such as
cardiac catheterization or cardiothoracic surgery, the heart-care team offers
access to minimally invasive procedures, constantly exploring the least
invasive viable option, including advanced robot-assisted

Baylor Scott & White The Heart
Hospital – Plano was the first cardiovascular specialty hospital in the North
Texas region to offer robotic heart and thoracic surgery and is still the
largest robotic cardiothoracic surgery program in Texas. The comprehensive
thoracic surgery program has rapidly grown into world’s seventh-busiest robotic
program, with 3,500 combined thoracic and cardiac robotic

Robot-assisted, minimally invasive heart
surgery offered at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano
allows cardiac surgeons optimum visibility and dexterity and can also be used
for multi-valve operations, atrial fibrillation, and congenital heart
defects. This advanced technology can mean less scarring, less bleeding, less
risk of infection, less pain, and quicker recovery for heart

Recovery To
Better Health

If you’ve
experienced a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, or have been diagnosed
with a lung disorder, such as COPD, Baylor Scott & White The Heart
Hospital – Plano also offers outpatient cardiac care and cardiopulmonary
rehabilitation to optimize your health. Their multidisciplinary team of
professionals, including nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, and
chaplains, work together to coordinate care — at your

Pursuing Excellence

“Our patients want to return home and be part
of their family and communities again,” Dr. Smith said. “And their care and
recovery are our priority. From the beginning, we’ve committed to achieving
top-level care and never stopping improving. Quality is part of our DNA and
is embedded in our thoughts, decisions, and actions.”

*Joint Ownership with Physicians. Physicians provide
clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of BSWH’s
subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide
clinical services as employees or agents of those medical centers or

Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano offers excellence in care

  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Congestive
    heart failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Emergency
    cardiac care
  • Living for
    Zachary youth heart screening
  • Mitral
    valve repair procedure
  • Outpatient
    health screenings and cardiac care
  • Robotic
    minimally invasive surgery
  • Structural
    & valvular heart disease
  • Supportive
    palliative care
  • Vascular
    and endovascular surgery
  • Wound care/hyperbaric
    oxygen therapy

In addition
to the highly-regarded STS rating, the hospital is recognized by the

  • Vascular –
    VP, one of four hospitals in the U.S. to receive this verification by the
    American College of Surgeons
  • US News:
    Cardiology and Heart & Vascular Surgery
  • CMS:
    Five-star rating
  • PINC: Top
    50 Cardiovascular Hospital
  • Newsweek
    list of World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2024 in Cardiology and Cardiac
  • Becker’s:
    100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great HeartPrograms


Baylor Scott
& White The Heart Hospital – Plano

1100 Allied

Plano, Texas 75093



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