Hello! My name is Dr. Kelley Hutcheson and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2006. To date, I have performed approximately 800 cardiac surgeries, of which 350 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is utilizing the best that modern technology has to offer to develop a uniquely optimized strategy for treating each individual patient. To achieve this goal, I spend time with my patients listening to their concerns and discerning their clinical problem before advising them of their treatment options. Finally, I answer the patient’s and family’s questions in detail to ensure that they understand what our collective plan is and what the goals are for their recovery in both the short and long-term. I believe that the best outcomes are achieved when patients and families understand the clinical problem, the possible solutions, and what our expected results should be.
I have been privileged to care for patients at some of the top-ranked medical facilities in this country for the past 8 years. Now, I am in practice at one of the best Heart Hospitals in the country where we offer specialized world-class care to our local community. Specifically, heart valve surgery is one of my passions and as such, I have trained to be able to offer the best there is in minimally-invasive techniques to manage heart valve disease. Lastly, I am blessed with a large group of multi-talented partners, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists who share my commitment to outstanding clinical care and provide a wide knowledge-base for discussion/referral when complex clinical situations arise. My professional calling is to provide the best clinical care that our ever-expanding research studies and clinical knowledge-base support as optimal for each and every cardiac surgery case.
"My father was taken into the hospital on the day after Thanksgiving with chest pain. Long journey short - dad required a cabbage 4 - quadruple bypass surgery. Dr. Hutcheson and the staff at Baylor Heart Hospital could not have done a better job. Their communication and bed-side manner was tremendous. I highly recommend Dr. Hutcheson as well as Baylor Heart Hospital.
Dad left and went to Baylor Rehab which also did a great job. What was expected to be 2+ weeks of rehab ended up being 1 week and we had dad home on Christmas Eve - where he could be home with the family on Christmas day.
He has now started his home rehab and we are on the road to recovery. Todd Ferrell (son of David Ferrell)"
-- Todd Ferrell, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 12/05/2016
"I had a great experience with Dr. Hutcheson. She was very professional and truly concerned that everything was taken care of and done well. I am very pleased with my recovery; and haven't had any issues so far. The hospital also was an extremely nice place to be taken care of. "
-- Brian Schallow , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/01/2016
-- Edward Cotharn, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 05/23/2016
-- Mark Stephens, Pulmonary Valve, 01/02/2016
-- Bill Carruthers, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/14/2014
-- Betty Brewer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/04/2014
Suffice to say that going in to surgery, I had a minimal quality of life. Now, I am walking 1-2 miles a day and have renewed every aspect of my life!
Kelley, through her expertise saved my life, I actually hugged her upon my post-op followup! All my life I have been out of breath and struggled with any form of exercise, Kelley had a long list of fixup items for my heart. The surgery was long, the recovery was hard and painful. I am very blessed that Kelley was my surgeon!"
-- Roland Smoot, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 10/31/2013
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Kelley Hutcheson, heart surgeon, graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2006.
After medical school, Dr. Hutcheson completed a General Surgery Residency in 2010 at Duke University Medical Center where she was named the Chief Resident in 2011.
Dr. Hutcheson completed a Cardiac Surgery Fellowship in 2013 at Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Kelly Hutcheson is board eligible in Cardiothoracic Surgery and General Surgery.