Darien W. Bradford, MD

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Darien W. Bradford, MD
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Heart Surgeon Offers Compassionate Care

When individuals arrive at the ER unexpectedly requiring heart surgery, they might not anticipate the journey ahead. However, under the care of leading cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Darien Bradford, patients find themselves in capable hands.

One patient remarked, “The way Dr. Bradford introduced himself and talked to me, I didn’t even feel anxious.” Another patient said, “His bedside manner is so gentle and caring that I wasn’t even worried. He stopped by on the day of the surgery and answered all our questions, making sure my family and I felt safe and secure.

Dr. Darien Bradford has garnered acclaim for his compassionate approach, surgical skill, and genuine concern for patients and their families. Internet reviews praise his kindness, expertise, and dedication.

One testimonial reads, “His dedication to his patients goes beyond anything that I could have hoped for. I cannot imagine any other surgeon who is more caring and skilled.”

A Leader in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dual-board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Bradford specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the chest, esophagus, diaphragm, heart, lungs, and trachea. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Bradford is known for his comforting demeanor and innovative approach to minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques and technologies, including robotic-assisted surgery.

Advancing Surgical Techniques

Dr. Bradford’s expertise leads to precise surgical outcomes, shorter recovery times, reduced risks, minimal scarring, and improved overall success rates for patients. He has also introduced innovative mechanical heart valves that require less anticoagulation. Dr. Bradford collaborates closely with patients and their healthcare providers to tailor treatment plans to individual needs.

Innovative Technologies

Utilizing minimally invasive electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), Dr. Bradford accesses challenging lung areas, facilitating early diagnosis and personalized treatment for lung diseases. He integrates cutting-edge technology like LungGPS into advanced navigation systems, enhancing procedures for precise lung tissue biopsies.

Dr. Bradford’s commitment to pioneering techniques extends to minimally invasive procedures for coronary artery disease, lung cancers, esophageal cancers, chest wall tumors, vascular and heart valve abnormalities, and congenital chest and heart defects. Patients can find him at Mansfield Methodist Medical Center, where he continues to make strides in cardiothoracic surgery. Learn more at BradfordMD.com.

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