Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 7, 2022
I am very excited to announce that UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center just became the newest sponsor of HeartValveSurgery.com.
Located in Dallas, Texas, the heart valve program at UT Southwestern is led by Dr. Neelan Doolabh, Director of Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery. During his career, Dr. Doolabh has performed more than 3,000 minimally invasive heart valve surgeries.
Dr. Neelan Doolabh
“The UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center team is excited to join forces with HeartValveSurgery.com,” stated Dr. Doolabh. “Together, we can help educate, empower and treat patients with valvular conditions including aortic stenosis, mitral, and tricuspid regurgitation”.
Redefining Heart Surgery with Minimally Invasive Techniques
The UT Southwestern Heart Valve Team is committed to providing patients safe and durable operations with minimal discomfort and fast recoveries.
To accomplish this, Dr. Doolabh has developed minimally invasive surgical techniques that only require a 2-inch incision between the ribs. Watch this video to learn about Dr. Doolabh’s unique approach to minimally invasive heart valve surgery.
Unique 24/7 Hour Support Line for Patients
UT Southwestern’s heart valve program has implemented an extraordinary approach to supporting patients and their families.
“From diagnosis to recovery, patients have 24/7 access to our team for any questions or concerns,” stated Steva Smartt, RN, the heart valve coordinator for UT Southwestern Heart & Vascular Institute. “When patients call 214-74-VALVE, they connect directly to our team, not to an answering service. We are always available to our patients.”
Watch this video to learn about the unique patient experience at UT Southwestern Heart & Vascular Center.
Patient Success Stories
Many patients within the HeartValveSurgery.com community have already had excellent surgical results with Dr. Doolabh at UT Southwestern Heart & Vascular Institute.
This is the patient success story of Shelley Lynne Tucker who had a minimally invasive aortic root replacement using the brand new KONECT Resilia aortic valve conduit to repair an aortic aneurysm and replace her aortic valve.
This is the patient success story of Aaron Salter who had a minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery performed by Dr. Doolabh who used a 2-inch incision to successfully repair his mitral valve.
UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center Microsite Launches at HeartValveSurgery.com
To help educate patients at HeartValveSurgery.com about UT Southwestern’s heart valve surgery program and its approach to all forms of surgical therapies, we just launched a new UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center microsite at this link.
Many Thanks to Dr. Doolabh and UT Southwestern Clinical Heart and Vascular Center
On behalf of our patient and caregiver community, many thanks to Dr. Doolabh and UT Southwestern Heart & Vascular Institute for supporting this website, our patient community and our educational initiatives!
Keep on tickin!