We take on even the most complex cardiovascular cases. And when traditional heart surgery isn’t an option, we find new solutions.
Combining the precision of robotic technology with the expertise of leading cardiac surgeons, our team is focused on safer procedures, faster healing, and better outcomes.
We offer advanced treatment for the full spectrum of cardiovascular disease, including the following conditions:
*If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
In addition to open-heart surgery, we offer the latest robotic-assisted, minimally invasive, and transcatheter procedures to treat a variety of cardiovascular ailments. Here are a few examples of our advanced treatments.
Robotic mitral valve repair: a robotic-assisted procedure that either strengthens the weakened mitral valve with supportive material or reshapes the valve
TAVR: a minimally invasive cardiac procedure for patients with aortic valve stenosis who are not eligible for open-heart surgery
MitraClip procedure: a less invasive treatment option for mitral regurgitation
Convergent procedure: a comprehensive cardiac ablation procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF)
WATCHMAN procedure: a device implantation that traps blood clots to prevent them from escaping the heart and causing a stroke
Pacemaker implantation: a procedure to implant advanced pacing technology to restore the heart's normal rhythm
Robotic coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): a robotic-assisted heart bypass procedure used to bolster blood flow, usually used to overcome blocked arteries
Vascular stent placement: the transcatheter implantation of a mesh stent that holds the artery in an open position
Laser and directional atherectomy: transcatheter methods used to open blocked arteries
Dr. Liao has been performing and pioneering techniques in robotic cardiac surgery for the past 15+ years to achieve quicker recoveries, better patient survival, and fewer reoperation rates compared to conventional open-heart surgery.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center #17 in the nation for Cardiology & Heart Surgery based on critical health elements, such as patient survival and safety, hospital reputation, and care-related factors.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognized Baylor St. Luke’s for demonstrating a commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement.