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 1,400 cardiac surgeries, of which 900 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano , Medical Center of Plano , and Medical City Dallas. Read more...

8 Patient Reviews for Dr. Smith II

"Dr. Robert Smith was a blessing! He is a genius and fully understands the needs of his patients. He has the ability and knowledge to perform multiple procedures during one operation. I was amazed at his concern and desire to do what was best for me. He discussed each step he needed to take with me and always gave full attention to my questions and concerns. He is a trustworthy, dedicated surgeon, and I would not be here today if it were not for his skills. I will be ever grateful for the role he played in my recovery. Simply Awesome!"

-- Melody Ortega, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 08/11/2017

"This was my second Mitral valve repair, the first being 6 years earlier. Dr. Smith II did a great job of explaining what was wrong with my heart, and how it could be fixed. He and his staff were always careful to explain everything that would happen going forward, why it was needed, and the reason for all procedures that were required in advance of the surgery. The entire process at Baylor Heart Hospital/Plano was very careful and efficient. I was closely monitored during the recovery period, and my recovery proceeded at a rapid pace: following the operation on Friday morning, I was up, sitting in a chair on Saturday morning, walking on Sunday, and home by noon the next Tuesday. This was MUCH faster than before, when I was younger. Healing continued at a rapid pace, and Cardiac Rehab has been going well. "

-- John K Blake, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 07/14/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • 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.

Dr. Robert Smith II

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
4716 Alliance Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
(888) 271-2169

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