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To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgeon, please call: (903) 606-3000.

At Trinity Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery, our specialists offer comprehensive treatments for the heart, including coronary artery bypass grafting, valve procedures and congenital cardiac anomalies; as well as treatment of diseases of the lungs, esophagus and aorta.


About James A. Caccitolo, MD, FACS
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James A. Caccitolo, MD, was one of the founding members of Trinity Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2006. He currently serves as the Section Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler. Dr. Caccitolo received his surgical training and completed a research Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

He came to Tyler after completing his cardiothoracic residency training at the Harvard School of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

About Neelan S. Doolabh, MD
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Neelan S. Doolabh, MD, decided to become a cardiothoracic surgeon at age seven when he was living in Africa and first learned about famed South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard who pioneered the first heart transplant procedure.

Dr. Doolabh performed the first minimally-invasive mitral heart valve surgery in Tyler and is a nationally recognized specialist in heart valve replacement and repair.

About William F. Turner, Jr., MD
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William F. Turner, Jr., MD has performed more robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft procedures than any physician in Texas. Using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System™ exclusively available in Tyler at Trinity Mother Frances, Dr. Turner has helped hundreds of patients lead longer, healthier, more active lives. In addition, he is a nationally recognized pioneer of beating heart surgery.

As a student and colleague of world-renowned medical pioneer Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, Dr. Turner was inspired to provide superior cardiac care using state-of-the-art endoscopic, minimally-invasive and robotic techniques.

Dr. Turner is a native of Tyler and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.

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