Hello! My name is Dr. William Ryan and I am a heart surgeon having graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1980. To date, I have performed approximately 7,500 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 4,000 involved heart valve operations. I perform surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Medical Center of Plano, and Medical City Dallas.
"Dr. Ryan saved my life. I had a very rare condition in the heart valve world which was an isolated, severely leaky tricuspid valve. One of my leaflets was bent back on imaging. Doctor Ryan himself said that he had never seen a patient present as I did in all his experience. He has done more than 4,000 valve surgeries.
I am convinced that if I had gone to a surgeon with both lesser skills and confidence than Dr. Ryan, I would have a pig valve in me right now. Due to his high level of experience, skill level and confidence, Dr. Ryan was able to fix my valve and never gave up during the surgery.
How do you thank someone for this? I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan for anyone considering valve surgery. The best heart surgeon in the country is in Plano, Texas. I can't say thank you enough Dr. Ryan."
"Today is four weeks after my mitral valve repair surgery. I consider myself truly blessed to be a patient of Dr. Ryan and his team of Dr. Edwards, Dr. Latson and Dr. Hollowell.
I am now in cardiac rehab at home, progressing well, and exercising appropriately. I have also returned to work on a very occasional, very light duty basis, as my strength allows. The surgery and care provided at The Heart Hospital to repair my damaged heart is miraculous. I am deeply grateful. I cannot thank your team enough.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the fine care and attention of Melissa Ojedas DeLosSantos, NP, as well as her colleague, Annie. The nurses, patient care technicians and respiratory therapists at The Heart Hospital were compassionate, dedicated and caring. Their devotion and hard work made all the difference in my recovery."
"My first impression of Dr. Ryan was formed by his soft spoken nature and willingness to spend as much time with me as I needed to feel comfortable and secure. He listened to my concerns, gave me a choice of options and clearly explained each one. I chose the Ross Procedure to repair my aortic valve and have experienced great results. I am happy to recommend Dr. Ryan to family and friends. "
"Dr. Ryan was warm, informative, and professional. I felt immediately at ease as he explained the recommended operation. Afterwards, he provided me with my patient notes without being asked. His post op was always friendly and informative. My incision is so well done that I almost wanted to complain that folks won't be able to tell what I went through! Wonderful example of physician who can be no nonsense serious while still being kind and friendly. His staff was very well organized and expressed lots of confidence to me before the operation that I was in great hands. It was clear that he and they take great pride in what they do and want the best outcome for their patients. Given my age, I may have to have an additional procedure down the road and I just hope Dr. Ryan is still around to take care of me then as well. If you are needing valve work, and can get to this surgeon, you will be very pleased."
"Although I have no desire to have another heart surgery any time soon, I would not hesitate for a second to have Dr. Ryan perform the operation. He is beyond an excellent surgeon and takes all the time that you need to understand and feel comfortable with your plan. I have been left thinking many times since the surgery, "that wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be". I know this is a direct result of Dr. Ryan. I can't say thank you enough to Dr. Ryan and his staff."
"Very happy with the surgery results. Dr Ryan is very knowledgeable and extremely skilled. He was friendly and easy to work with. His team is excellent."
"Dr. William Ryan was very professional, personable, and a highly recommended surgeon. I was not disappointed."
"Dr. Ryan is kind, informative, highly skilled and did a wonderful minimally invasive repair on my mitral valve. Fantastic job and lucky to have him as my surgeon."
"My procedure was the minimally invasive type -- which not being up on the medical terms above I reverted to the terms I understand. As far as my experience with Dr. William Ryan, it was very, very good. He explained what to expect prior to the procedure. The only thing he said that was not true was that there would be some discomfort (pain) which there was not - none at all. Behind every great man there is always a top flight support staff, in this case made up of other surgeons, office staff, nurses and hospital and they were all super. You have not asked but I would like to comment on the Baylor Plano Heart Hospital - it was very professional and "caring" which puts a patient on a positive path to recovery. By the way Adam, I read your book and it really eased my fear of the procedure - keep up the good work."
"Dr. William Ryan is wonderful. He patiently answered all my questions during my first appointment and followed up by email with questions I had after that appointment. My surgery was completely successful and I have had a smooth recovery. The Heart Hospital in Plano and their staff is just awesome! I can't think of a single thing I would change to improve the experience or outcome. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Ryan and The Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas."
"Dr. Ryan was extremely knowledgeable, first consultation he spent 30 minutes discussing every option available to me. He came highly recommended by other doctors and patients in the area. I felt I was in great hands, he had a great bedside manner and everything worked out great."
"Dr. Ryan is the best. "
"Dr. Ryan came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed. He walked us through every phase of the surgery and post-op recovery and explained things in laymen's term. Excellent bedside manner and a very warm and compassionate doctor. We felt very comfortable with our decision and excellent result."
"Dr Ryan is an amazing caring and sensitive Doctor. His entire staff and Baylor Heart Hospital is top of the line. "
"I'm so glad that my Cardiologist in San Angelo referred me to Dr. Ryan. Both he,his support staff, nurses and physical therapists were outstanding. Pre and Post surgery protocols against infection were exceptional. Dr. Ryan and ALL of the staff at the Baylor Heart Hospital, Plano, Texas were fantastic."
"Dr. Ryan is one of the best heart surgeons in the USA. He came highly recommended and I was extremely happy and satisfied with all facets of my care and treatment. The care that I received from him from start to finish was outstanding and very professional."
"Excellent. We had hoped to qualify for the Ross procedure, but did not. Dr Ryan did and excellent job with the surgery and post operative care."
"Dr. William Ryan is an amazing surgeon leaving me very, very pleased with the results. He recommended a less invasive surgery for the mitral valve repair enabling me to me on my feet within days, and back out on hard bike rides within 30 days. The Plano Heart Hospital is an incredible institution that would match up to any facility in the world. I was very lucky to have found Dr. Ryan through Adam Pick's book."
"He is an excellent doctor. My recovery was phenomenal. He listened to you when you needed it."
"I love Dr. Ryan. If I ever need valve surgery again (and I will), I will be going back to him. He is honest, up front and to the point. No beating around the bush, but he is gentle enough!"
"Dr. Ryan is a friendly mild-mannered doctor. He patiently answered my 2-page list of questions before my surgery. Everything went well and he followed up with me each day after the surgery until I was released. The same technicians who did my echocardiogram before my surgery did it after my surgery. They said it was perfect and they were very complimentary of Dr. Ryan's work. I feel I was very fortunate to have had this talented physician do my surgery. He's the best. "
"Completely professional. Very good at explaining the procedure and answering questions. I feel fortunate to have had such a skilled surgeon. 100% satisfied with Dr. Ryan"
"My experience with Dr. Ryan and The Heart Hospital in Plano was the best medical experience I have encountered. I found Dr. Ryan to be one of the calmest, compasionate and patient individuals I have ever met. Dr. Ryan visited me everyday I was in the hospital and on one day it was at 9:30pm. I found him easy to talk to and make him crack a smile. I hope I don't ever have to compare Dr. Ryan to anyone else, they would sure have a tall order to fill. Thank you Adam for helping me find this great individual "
"Excellent - A maze procedure for afib and two bypasses were required. Excellent team excellent hospital"
"I am a physician myself - it is generally true that cardiothoracic surgeons are not known for their bedside manner. Will Ryan is a true exception. Outstanding care, concern, technical skill and competence."
"I knew at the first meeting with Dr. Ryan that I was in good hands. I felt confident in his ability and was not disappointed. He and his associates gave me the best care and attention."
"Dr. Ryan is very knowledgeable and experienced with the procedure. He made sure I understood the options and the necessity of the surgery. He explained in great detail the surgical procedure (for my husband who is very detail oriented) and relieve some of the anxiety of this life changing operation. He is a great surgeon, to whom I am very grateful for a second lease on life!"
"My Mother-In-Law was very happy with the results of her surgery. She is back at home and feeling better than she has in two years. Doctor Ryan's bedside manner was pleasant, respectful and professional. We could not have asked for better care."
"In addition to an Aortic Valve Replacement, I, concurrently, had a MAZE Operation for AFIB, which was also successful. The doctor's bedside manner was non existent. I remained in the hospital, The Heart Hospital-Baylor,in Plano,TX for 13 days and only saw him once after the operation. I also had three follow-up's at his office. He was present only once. The hospital was excellent with a very professional staff.If you need a doctor that has limited bedside manners, I would recommend him,however, because the operation does play with your physiological needs, he was not around when I needed mental comfort and positive feedback.So, how do you measure him? The operations were successful his bedside manner lacking. "
"Dr. Ryan has performed over 1000 heart surgeries. He did minimally invasive valve repair on me with no complications. He is "The" surgeon. I can't say enough good about him and The Heart Hospital at Plano where he works."
"Dr. Ryan is simply amazing! His bedside manner is wonderful. His nurses are wonderful. The Heart Hospital of Plano, TX is simply amazing! I'm one year post op and doing wonderfully. I highly recommend Dr. Ryan!"
"Dr. Ryan was very reassuring and I adored his staff."
"VERY PLEASED WITH SURGEON AND RESULTS. "
"Dr. Ryan was simply an amazing surgeon both in his technical abilities but also in his people skills. He made me and my family feel totally at ease (as much as is possible) given the magnitude of the surgery he performed on me. He's a brilliant doctor in every sense of the word. Its been almost 13 years since my Ross procedure and I'm doing great with a clean bill of health. I owe that to Dr. Ryan. He's one of the premier experts on the Ross procedure and learned from Dr. Ross himself. I highly recommend Dr. Ryan. "
My cardiac specialties include:
- Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair
- Aortic valve repair for bicuspid aortic valves
- The Ross Procedure
I have the following clinical interests:
- Surgical outcomes (results) of minimally invasive valve surgery
- Genetics of Bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve disease
- Longterm outcomes of the Ross Procedure
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is utilizing all the advantages I am afforded for my patients and listening carefully to help develop and enact a solution that will provide the best lifestyle and surgical result for each patient and problem.
It has been my privilege to care for patients with complex cardiac problems for 30 years. During this time, I have enjoyed the opportunity to pioneer the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques used today.
I have also had the pleasure to participate in the creation of a superb, high quality heart hospital ranked in the top 10% of US hospitals by strict quality standards.
My career has also been enhanced and supported by collaboration with national and international research and by my CSS surgical partners who share common interests in patient care as a professional calling."
Dr. William Ryan, heart surgeon, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1980.
Dr. Ryan completed a Surgical Residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School & Affiliated Hospitals in 1982, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Ryan then completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1984, where he was also Chief Resident.
Dr. Ryan is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
During his career, Dr. Ryan has received several awards including Faculty Research Awards, David Mayberry Award, Lange Senior Award and the Mosby Academic Excellence Award.
I have relationships with several insurance providers including:
- UHC, Aetna and other providers
4716 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75230
(888) 842-8299 A map of our clinic is provided below.