Heart Valve Surgeons

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Heart Valve Replacement:

Repair Your Heart, Live Your Life

In the past, open heart surgery for heart valve repair required opening the patient’s chest. Today, world-class surgeons at Baylor College of Medicine use minimally invasive techniques to make small “keyhole” incisions, which result in shorter surgeries, reduced hospital stays, faster healing and minimal scarring. As members of a health sciences university, our surgeons continue to perfect minimally invasive procedures as well as look at the future of cardiac care.

A Baylor College of Medicine surgeon discusses the cause of heart valve disease

HEART VALVE DISEASE

Heart valve disease occurs when your heart no longer works efficiently to pump blood to your body because a valve no longer opens or closes properly.

advanced treatment of heart valve repair

WHY CHOOSE US?

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery in Houston specializes in advanced treatment of heart valve repair. Our award–winning doctors practice cutting–edge, minimally invasive heart valve surgical procedures to ensure optimal patient care and satisfaction.

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OUR SURGEONS

Dr. Joseph Lamelas is considered an expert in the most advanced forms of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, completing more than 14,000 cardiac surgical operations in his career.

Med user
28+

Years of Surgical Experience

award
12x

“America’s Top Doctors” winner

heart
800+

Heart Valve Surgeries Performed

publications
150+

Scientific Publications

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