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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Trinity Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery team at the Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital provides superior, state-of-the-art cardiac and thoracic surgical care to the people of East Texas. Our surgeons are highly trained and board certified, with many years of combined experience in open heart surgery, minimally invasive and robotic heart valve procedures, and thoracic surgery. With the outstanding facilities, technology and staff of the new Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, we offer unique skills and procedures available at very few institutions in Texas and the U.S. We are known as a national leader in robotic heart and thoracic surgery and minimally invasive valve surgery. We were first in the region to offer the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System and have performed more than 300 robot-assisted heart procedures. Dr. William F. Turner is a pioneer in the procedure and has performed more robotic heart bypass surgeries than any physician in Texas. Dr. Neelan S. Doolabh is a leader in minimally invasive valve procedures, including beating heart mitral valve surgery. Dr. James A. Caccitolo is a leading specialist in east Texas in thoracic and cardiac procedures, including robot-assisted heart and lung surgeries.

Our three da Vinci® robotic surgical systems are the most advanced minimally invasive technology in the world and our surgeons are demonstrated leaders in this pioneering surgical technique that reduces pain, promotes shorter recovery time and faster healing.

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Our surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive off-pump bypass surgery, a state-of-the-art procedure during which surgeons perform coronary artery bypass surgery without the use of the traditional heart-lung machine, and in minimally invasive heart valve replacement and repair.

We offer the latest advances in
• Atrial Fibrillation
Beating Heart Surgery (MIDCAB, OPCAB)
Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting
Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting
Robotic Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass
• Surgery for diseases of the aorta (aneurysms)
• Sympathectomy
• Thorascopy
• Thoracotomy
Totally Endoscopic Robotic Bypass Surgery (TECAB)
• Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
Valve Replacement and Repair
• Ventricular Restoration for Congestive Failure