Hello! My name is Dr. Robert Smith II and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 1,400 cardiac surgeries, of which 900 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano , Medical Center of Plano , and Medical City Dallas. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is taking care of patients with heart valve disease. I enjoy treating patients with these problems because they have so much to gain by fixing their structural issues.
In doing this, I believe my greatest strength as a surgeon is that I spend time with patients to develop a patient-centered plan of care.
I have worked hard to develop several approaches to different valve and structural heart diseases to suit different scenarios. Therefore, I am able to provide many minimally invasive options to treat patients including robotic and port access approaches to fixing mitral valve and tricuspid valve disorders, while still utilizing traditional sternotomy when necessary. The result is a plan designed to optimize a good clinical outcome while working to minimize morbidity.
-- Gary Moody, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/17/2014
"Dr. Smith performed robotic assisted mitral valve repair on me in October, 2014. I was 50 years old and exercised (running) 4 days a week. I was up walking the day after my surgery, back to work after 2 weeks and back to running after 8 weeks. Dr. Smith did an excellent job explaining my problems and options for my repair. The recovery process is not enjoyable, I had varying heart rates and blood pressure issue for 7 weeks but was still able to work, just did not feel tip top. The first two weeks after surgery I visited Dr. Smiths office 3 times with various issues (mostly not feeling great and concerns about my heart rate and blood pressure). Dr. Smith was very accommodating and helped explain the issues I was experiencing.
Dr. Smith is a great doctor and I highly recommend him as a surgeon. "
-- David Hutchison, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 10/29/2014
-- Ronald Rennie, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 12/08/2011
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. Robert Smith II, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2000.
Dr. Smith completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2007. Then, in 2009, Dr. Smith completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Surgery the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Currently, Dr. Robert Smith II is the Director of Robotic Surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano where he launched the da Vinci Robotic Heart Surgery Program.
In addition, Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Ventricular Assist Devices at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano where he leads a team of Joint Commission approval of first non-transplant, destination VAD center in Texas.