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...
I believe my greatest strength is that I’m always striving to discover the next great innovation in minimally invasive heart valve procedures in hopes of delivering the best care and outcomes for patients. My deepest commitment is to get patients back to living the life they knew before heart valve problem.
I have treated more than 3,000 patients through minimally invasive heart valve procedures, which are performed through a small 2-inch incision rather than by cutting through the breastbone. This surgical approach provides excellent results with shorter recovery times.
Our program at UT Southwestern is ranked among the best in the country (No. 13) by U.S. News & World Report.
15 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Doolabh performed a minimally-invasive aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis. I am a physician and was back to work on my 19th postoperative day.
I can't say enough on what a great experience I had. He is surrounded by an excellent professional staff that made the whole process easy.
I felt the confidence in him and the staff on how routine this major surgery is to them. I have a 2-inch scar that I show off to others. Highly recommended! A new standard for valve surgery!"
-- Jose Luis Villarreal MD, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 09/08/2021
"Dr. Doolabh, this is Jessy Baby, one of your patients whom you did an open heart surgery on May 21st, 2020. Let me take this opportunity to thank you, along with my family members, during this great time of Thanks Giving.
We appreciate your great help, acknowledge your skills and expert hands, and above all your passion for your profession. There are no words to express our gratitude. A big Thank you from the bottom of my heart with a New Valve, a repaired Aneurysm, and a CABG LAD.
Prayerful wishes for a wonderful Thanks Giving.
Jessy Baby and family"
-- Jessy Baby, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/21/2020
-- Larry Davis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/01/2018
Before surgery there were a lot of prayers offered that you were the answer to. Following surgery, there were a lot of prayers of thanksgiving for you and your team.
You will always have my respect and admiration, and I sincerely wish you and your family a peaceful and prosperous future."
-- John Devane, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/13/2018
-- Mary Ryan, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/01/2018
-- Karan Box, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 05/03/2018
-- Michael Wheat, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 04/18/2018
-- Generoso Sia, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/08/2018
Team work divides the task and multiplies the success. How lucky was I to connect with this great team that has given me the opportunity to stick around a little bit longer – with a good quality of life. Lots of people dream of making a difference in the world... you actually do it. My promise to you is that I will work hard to ensure that the gift you gave me will not be wasted. You have not seen the last of me because I am going to be your new “energizer” bunny!"
-- Virginia Hanly, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 01/09/2018
-- Greta Shannon, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 11/29/2017
-- Eugen Koren, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/23/2017
-- Greg Monkman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/18/2016
-- A. Hall, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 06/02/2015
-- Rhonda Wilson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 08/31/2012
I am very grateful and thankful for his expertise. "
-- Margy Jaynes, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/20/2007
My Specialities &
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.
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- 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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News & Online References Featuring Dr. Neelan Doolabh
Here is the latest news featuring Dr. Neelan Doolabh:
- Meet Steva: The Nurse for Dr. Doolabh Who Can Answer Your Questions 24 Hours A Day
- Inside the OR: Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair with Dr. Doolabh
- Surgeon Q&A: 3 Questions About Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery with Dr. Doolabh
- Inside the OR: Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement with Dr. Doolabh
- Expert Surgeon Profile: Neelan Doolabh, MD, at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas
Page last updated: June 29, 2022