About Dr. Neelan Doolabh,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Neelan Doolabh and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1995. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital. Read more...

19 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Doolabh

"Hello, my name's Andy, and I wanted to take a moment and review Dr. Doolabh and his team. I'm 44 and about a month post-op from a mini aortic valve replacement surgery. I just wanted to say that all the way from the consult in the beginning, to the scheduling, to the tests, and everything leading up to the day of surgery and surgery day through recovery, everything was just an amazing experience.

From the beginning, I could tell that Dr. Doolabh was concerned about my case and that my procedure was important to him and his team. They did an excellent job communicating with me, especially his nurse Steva. They provide a phone number you can pretty well text or call any time leading up to surgery and post-op if you have any questions or concerns. Steva was always quick to respond and so helpful with the responses.

The whole team was kind and professional, and I felt Dr. Doolabh gave me all the information I needed to help me be my own health advocate. He was concerned about the things that were important to me and did a great job explaining all my options. That brought me great comfort, and I could choose the correct valve for my lifestyle based on the information he provided.

Steva even directed me to an invaluable resource, www.heartvalvesurgery.com, an active and responsive community of people in my condition and an information resource that includes a vast collection of curated information about heart surgeries, the different options, and the different types. This was a needed support group in every stage of the heart valve journey.

My rating is 5 stars because I am limited to only five. I hope I don't have to see them for a long time, but if I do, I will certainly reach out to the UT Southwestern team and Dr. Doolabh. They did a fantastic job. Thanks so much!"

-- Andy Teel, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/09/2023

"I'm very glad I found Dr. Doolabh! He's done more than 3,500 mini-thoracotomy procedures, mainly for aortic valve replacement. My recovery was quick and virtually painless. So much better than a sternotomy. Maybe even better than TAVR (which I did not qualify for) because there's much lower risk of stroke."

-- Dennis Murphy, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/05/2023

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Tricuspid valve and multi-valve surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Neelan Doolabh, heart surgeon, graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1995.

After medical school, Dr. Doolabh completed a General Surgery Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Doolabh also completed a Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Residency at UT Southwestern in 2003.

Dr. Doolabh is Board-Certified by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Neelan Doolabh, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Doolabh, you can:

  • Call (469) 423-8171 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Doolabh is located at 2001 Inwood Road, 5th floor, Dallas, TX 75390. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Neelan Doolabh

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Doolabh in this video:

  • Dr. Neelan Doolabh Gets "5-Star Video Review" From Heart Valve Patient!

Page last updated: November 28, 2023