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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

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Surgical Services 

A Full Spectrum of Surgical Services

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the physicians on our medical staff provide a full spectrum of general and specialty surgery services.

Baylor University Medical Center has 66 operating rooms and performs approximately 30,000 surgical cases per year.

Surgery has many areas of specialty including:

  • Vascular and thoracic surgery
  • Head & neck surgery
  • Transplantation (solid organs)
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma
  • Orthopedics and orthopedic trauma

Common procedures include gallbladder surgery, appendectomy, removal of thyroid or parathyroid gland, breast surgery, pancreatic and hepatobiliary procedures and many others.

Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor are trained in the latest techniques including advanced laparoscopic procedures which assist our patients in a faster recovery.

Robotic Surgery

Baylor University Medical Center has offered robotic surgery longer than any other hospital in North Texas, using the equipment in more than 2,000 multi-specialty cases. Nearly 40 surgeons on the medical staff use robotics with camera-guided technology, increasing precision for delicate or complex surgeries. 

Here’s how it works: Through 1- to 2-centimeter incisions, your surgeon inserts instruments and a 3-D camera, which captures a high-definition image of the surgical site. This allows your surgeon to work with greater control and accuracy. In addition, our new robotic systems have fluorescent technology, which helps ensure that all unhealthy tissue is removed during a procedure and that healthy tissue is unaffected.  

Baylor University Medical Center currently offers robotic surgery for:

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology (Head and Neck)
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology

Use of the robotic surgical systems often results in:

  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection, complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for less scarring.

Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic assisted surgery is an option for you. 

Pre-admission Process

In order to be medically cleared for surgery, each patient must complete the pre-admission process. During this process, all necessary tests ordered by your physician will be conducted in order to medically clear you for your surgical procedure.

Potential tests include:
  • Blood work
  • EKG
  • X-rays

In order to ensure a smooth surgical experience for our patients, we request that you complete the pre admission process before the day of your procedure whenever possible.

Patients can schedule their pre admission appointment through their physician’s office or by calling the Wadley Pre-Admission clinic directly at 214.820.6200 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Walk-ins are also accepted (please be aware that the wait times for a walk-in patient can be significantly greater than those patients who have an appointment).  There are restrictions on how far in advance Medicare patients can pre-admit.

Day of Surgery

Your physician’s office will provide you with a surgical packet that outlines your specific check in instructions, maps and parking instructions so that you arrive at the correct location.  You will be greeted by our early morning concierge who will assist you in getting to the appropriate check in location.

Parking

A free parking voucher good for valet parking will be provided to patients on the day of their pre-admission appointment and on the day of their surgical procedure.

For a referral to a surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.