About Dr. Robert Smith II,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Robert Smith II and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 2,200 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,356 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano, Medical Center of Plano , and Medical City Dallas. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is taking care of patients with heart valve disease. I enjoy treating patients with these problems because they have so much to gain by fixing their structural issues.
In doing this, I believe my greatest strength as a surgeon is that I spend time with patients to develop a patient-centered plan of care.
I have worked hard to develop several approaches to different valve and structural heart diseases to suit different scenarios. Therefore, I am able to provide many minimally invasive options to treat patients including robotic and port access approaches to fixing mitral valve and tricuspid valve disorders, while still utilizing traditional sternotomy when necessary. The result is a plan designed to optimize a good clinical outcome while working to minimize morbidity.
22 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Smith II
"Dr. Smith was very upfront and confident in his initial echocardiogram evaluation. He took the time to explain everything to me and let me know what I could expect, both good and bad. Surgery went as planned without any complications.
Post-op care changed a bit after he went in and saw what everything looked like. I highly recommend Dr. Smith and all of the other amazing doctors and nurses at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano."
-- Jared Takeshita, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 08/28/2020
"I was well informed about what the surgery would entail. Bedside manner was very professional and comforting. The aortic valve replacement (with a cow valve) was very effective. I was really MOOOVed. The Maze procedure not so much, but the AFIB, I understand, is difficult to correct under the best of circumstances. I would do it again. I would highly recommend Dr. Smith."
-- Richard Max, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 12/19/2019
The option for surgery presented to me at that time was open heart surgery. My wife and I asked about less invasive surgery and he recommended we do our own research. After weeks of researching less invasive surgical options, we narrowed our search to The Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN and Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital in Plano TX, specifically Dr. Robert L Smith II.
I made an appointment to meet Dr. Smith in May of 2019 to discuss with him the possibility of minimally invasive surgery to repair my mitral valve (regurgitation). After he explained in great detail what he recommended be done, how it would be done, and what I could expect recovery-wise, my wife and I were confident he was the doctor we had been searching for to perform my surgery.
Dr. Smith performed my mitral valve repair via minimally invasive robotic surgery on Wednesday, July 31st in the morning at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital. After two and a half days of unbelievable care from the doctor, nurses, and staff (we're talking right down to the food service people and the parking valet!), I was discharged that Friday afternoon, August 2nd - after just three days in the hospital for heart surgery!
I just completed my one-month check-in with Dr. Smith's office and am recovering wonderfully from the surgery. Words do not seem adequate to express how pleased I am with the results of my surgery!
My family is so thankful and feels unbelievably blessed that we found Dr Smith and his team. Don't go anywhere else - we HIGHLY recommend Dr. Smith, his team, and Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital of Plano, Texas. I can't thank you all enough Dr. Smith and team for your concerned, caring, highly efficient service. You are the BEST!"
-- David Falzareno, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/31/2019
I received outstanding care from all the staff members in the valve clinic, from clerical staff to surgeons.
My surgery was June 26, 2019. I was lucky enough to have robotic surgery, I was pain free after two days, and was discharged to go home in 5 days. I feel like I have a new lease on life.
Thank you Dr. Smith and all your wonderful colleagues."
-- Gayle Ross, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 06/26/2019
-- Donna Thompson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 05/17/2019
-- Herminia Durant , Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 03/04/2019
-- Judith Ewerling, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 05/17/2018
-- Andrea Fryt, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/09/2018
-- DON LAPORTE, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 03/18/2018
-- Brett Cummings, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/25/2018
-- Jay Williams, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 12/06/2017
-- Luz Evans, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/18/2017
-- Melody Ortega, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 08/11/2017
-- John K Blake, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 07/14/2017
-- Paul Aubrecht, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 03/27/2017
-- Aleda Ward, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 03/10/2017
-- Kathy Blank, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 02/08/2017
-- Gino Van kuilenburg, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/05/2017
-- Dan Wise, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/21/2016
-- James Wilson, Pulmonary Valve, Robotic Surgery, 09/10/2015
-- Gary Moody, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/17/2014
Dr. Smith is a great doctor and I highly recommend him as a surgeon. "
-- David Hutchison, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 10/29/2014
-- Ronald Rennie, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 12/08/2011
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
- Tricuspid Valve Repair
- Aortic Valve Replacement
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Pathobiology of mitral valve prolapsed disease
- Blood Conservation
- Atrial Fibrillation associated with mitral valve disease
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Robert Smith II, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in 2000.
Dr. Smith completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2007. Then, in 2009, Dr. Smith completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Surgery the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Currently, Dr. Robert Smith II is the Director of Robotic Surgery at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano where he launched the da Vinci Robotic Heart Surgery Program.
In addition, Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Ventricular Assist Devices at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano where he leads a team of Joint Commission approval of first non-transplant, destination VAD center in Texas.
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Page last updated: December 1, 2020