Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery for Heart and Vascular Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is a cause of concern for most Americans. The CDC reports it is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. There are many different types of heart disease but all of them are best treated when caught early. Early treatment reduces the chance of heart damage.

Physicians at TexomaCare pride themselves in providing quality and comprehensive care for your heart. Our cardiac surgeons are supported by an experienced team. They enlist the help of cardiac specialists, heart team lab technicians and clinicians. Cardiac anesthesia professionals, perfusionists and specially trained operating room nurses help during surgery.

Needing cardiac surgery or other cardiac procedures can be terrifying, but we are there every step of the way. Our heart specialists provide exceptional support starting at diagnosis and continuing through recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Using personalized care, high-tech equipment and advanced techniques, the team is equipped to treat:

  • Aortic valve disease
  • Blocked arteries 
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease
  • Lung masses
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Risk of stroke
  • Thickening or hardening of the arteries
  • Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Thrombus clots

Types of Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons operate on the heart, lungs and other organs in the chest. Cardiac, thoracic and endovascular surgeons perform a range of innovative surgical procedures to diagnose, manage and treat vascular and heart diseases.

Cardiothoracic surgeons provide the following:

  • Beating heart bypass surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic aneurysms and dissections repair 

Endovascular Surgery

Heart surgery has typically been a highly invasive and risky procedure. However, endovascular surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It enables surgeons to access many regions of the body through major blood vessels. This alternative option treats vascular disease using only 2 to 3-inch cuts.

Endovascular surgeons provide the following:

  • Endovascular repair of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Diagnostic and interventional abdominal and peripheral blood X-ray
  • Thrombolysis for arterial occlusions and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Open Vascular Surgery

Vascular disorders can impair or block blood flow through arteries and veins, or cause them to enlarge (become aneurysmal). It can affect any or many parts of the body resulting in stroke, kidney failure, limb ischemia or even death. We have the advanced equipment that thoracic surgeons need to focus on early detection, treatment and prevention. This helps tackle problems in the circulation of blood.

Thoracic surgeons provide the following:

  • Ascending and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Peripheral bypass grafts
  • Open embolectomy and/or thrombolysis

Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Surgeries that take place in the chest can be invasive, requiring long incisions. However, cardiac and thoracic surgery can now be assisted by robots. A surgeon can see a complete view of your anatomy with minimal scarring.

Thoracic surgery procedures can be made safer and easier through the use of robot technology. This robotic tool and technique can be used for some cardiac procedures and different types of chest procedures.

The minimally invasive thoracic surgery only requires a few small incisions. The surgeon is able to control the robotic instruments and make more precise movements with its assistance. Once the cut is made, it uses the magnified view of the 3D high definition camera. The camera gives surgeons a clear view of the inside of the chest.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure for high-risk patients who have aortic stenosis. It is an alternative for patients who are not candidates for traditional aortic valve surgery. The device is expanded to take over the original valve’s function, allowing blood to flow efficiently out of the heart.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery is right for you.


Texoma Cardiovascular Surgeons
600 E. Taylor, Suite 100
Sherman, Texas 75092