About Dr. Justin Schaffer,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Justin Schaffer and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I take a patient-centric approach to cardiac surgery. As the field of cardiac surgery continues to evolve, it increasingly requires the combination of both endovascular and open surgical techniques. As someone who trained in an integrated cardiothoracic surgery program, I am facile in endovascular, minimally invasive, and more traditional approaches to cardiac disease. Being familiar with a multitude of techniques allows me to adopt a more patient-centered philosophy, tailoring my treatment plan to best meet a patient’s needs.
I am facile in advanced aortic valve and aortic root interventions including valve sparing aortic root replacement, the Ross procedure, and bicuspid aortic valve repair, minimally invasive techniques including port-access mitral valve repair and mini-sternotomy aortic valve replacement, complex aortic arch surgery, endovascular techniques including transcatheter aortic valve replacement [TAVR] and thoracic endovascular aortic repair [TEVAR], and robotic techniques including robotic assisted minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to my focus on heart valve surgery, the aorta is one of my specialties. I have performed over 1,000 operations including aortic dissections and aneurysm therapies.
23 Patient Reviews for
"I am so amazed at how kind and engaging Dr Schaffer is and so knowledgeable of his treatment skills, taking time to share everything with me, which makes me believe my heart will be ok in his very capable hands. His staff is amazing, too, and a true reflection of him. My wife and I thank them all for their care."
-- Stephen Leddy, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 05/06/2022
"I can not say enough about the doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and staff at Baylor Heart Hospital. It takes a "Team" and this team was awesome.
We were very comfortable and confident in every step of the procedure. Baylor Heart and Dr. Schaffer, Dr. Shalik, Dr. Potlurie, the anesthesia team, echo cardio technicians... Everyone is FANTASTIC. Thank you all so much!"
-- Kelly Langley, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 12/01/2021
Having heart surgery is a scary thing, but I consider myself very lucky to have him as my doctor. Very highly recommended."
-- Greg Garrison, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/01/2021
I am very thankful for the excellent care I received at the Plano Heart Hospital under the direction of Dr. Schaffer and his surgical and nursing teams. Exceptional care.
Dr. Schaffer was very attentive checking on me multiple times a day during my hospital recovery, and the nursing team was very professional and exceptional. I can highly recommend this hospital and Dr. Schaffer for this surgery."
-- Edward Plaxco, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 01/06/2020
-- Jerry Sams, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 08/13/2019
-- Cyndy Moore , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 05/16/2019
-- Thomas Barton, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/02/2019
-- Santiago Ortiz, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/28/2019
-- Pamela Hogue, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 01/08/2019
-- Jacob Bolton, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 12/13/2018
-- Gregory BRUMMETT, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/01/2018
-- George Carter, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 09/19/2018
-- Mark McCord, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/31/2018
-- Ron Gerner, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 06/14/2018
-- Joseph Hudson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/10/2018
-- Randy Rotolo, Pulmonary Valve, 08/28/2017
-- james Yarbrough, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/31/2017
-- Barry McClish, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 03/29/2017
-- Dallas Book, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 03/21/2017
-- Cynthia Boone, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Transcatheter, 03/14/2017
-- Raymon Hunt, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 02/01/2017
-- Robin Bradway, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/31/2017
All went well and I had no problem with recovery. I saw Dr. Schaffer every day prior to my release one week later on Jan.4th. In fact I looked forward to his daily visits and discussion on how I was progressing. He is just a great guy and easy to talk to and listens well also. I returned to see him on January 30th and received a full release back to active duty.On Feb. 22nd, I turned 87 and feel great, thanks to Dr. Schaffer and the whole staff and facilities of the The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.
I can't say enough good things about my stay at that facility and the service and care provided by everyone involved."
-- John Hansen, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/29/2016
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve disease (TAVR and surgical AVR)
- Mitral valve repair
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Long-term survival after cardiac surgery
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissections
- Coronary artery disease
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Justin Schaffer, heart surgeon, graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010.
After medical school, Dr. Schaffer completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Stanford University in 2016.
During his career, Dr. Schaffer has received several awards including:
* Alpha Omega Alpha (medical school honor society) * President’s Award from Society of Thoracic Surgeons * Norman E. Shumway Award from Western Thoracic Surgical Association
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Page last updated: September 25, 2022