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 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor 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 intrusive approaches to cardiac disease.
Having a multitude of options allows a surgeon to tailor a patient’s treatment to best meet their needs. Taking a patient-centered approach to cardiac surgery makes for happier patients who get an approach to disease that best serves their needs.
11 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Schaffer was all I could ask for and more for my surgery. Prior to surgery he answered every question and always had time for detailed explanations. He put me totally at ease. Because of his thorough pre-surgery testing, there were no surprises or issues of any kind during the procedure. Post surgery, he saw me everyday (as did members of his team, and always had whatever time was needed to again answer my questions. He is as skilled a communicator as he is a top surgeon. I am one day short of four weeks from surgery, and I am totally pleased with my recovery and progress. I highly recommend Dr. Schaffer!"
-- George Carter, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 09/19/2018
"Dr. Shaffer and his staff at the hospital have the most caring bedside m as manner. I can't say or do enough to thank Dr. Shaffer for saving my life."
-- Mark McCord, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/31/2018
-- 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
with Dr. Schaffer
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- Call (888) 374-1164 right now
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The office of Dr. Schaffer is located at 4716 Alliance Blvd., Plano, TX . To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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