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Center for Valve Disorders

To schedule a patient for evaluation, call 214.820.3604

The Center for Valve Disorders, as part of Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas, provides a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan for patients with any type of valvular heart disease. A multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists, noninvasive cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiac imaging specialists combine medical quality with advanced technology to diagnose and treat aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid valve disease.

New for aortic stenosis patients who have been designated as low-risk for open heart surgery, the less invasive TAVR procedure is now approved by the FDA.

The Center for Valve Disorders’ collaborative program structure provides specialized treatment plans and innovative research options for each patient, often in a single visit. The team maintains close contact with referring providers to keep them abreast of patients’ treatment plans and progress after their assessment in the Center for Valve Disorders and after their valve procedure.

Conditions Treated

Specialized Interventions

Physicians on the medical staff at the Center for Valve Disorders are highly skilled and experienced in both open and percutaneous procedures. Specialized interventions include:

  • Minimally invasive aortic, mitral, pulmonic and tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), shown to be the preferred treatment for most patients with aortic valve stenosis

         - TAVR is now approved for low-risk open heart surgery patients.

  • Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failed bioprosthetic valves in the aortic and mitral positions
  • MitraClip® and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) for high surgical risk patients with severe mitral regurgitation
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty for mitral stenosis
  • Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure
  • Percutaneous atrial septal defect closure
  • Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Clinical Trials

Through the Center for Valve Disorders, patients have access to clinical trials studying new devices and treatment methods for valvular disease. Patients are individually evaluated to determine if they are candidates for a clinical trial.

A Multidisciplinary and Dedicated Physician Team

Patients referred to the Center for Valve Disorders are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of physicians with advanced expertise in the treatment of valve disease. This team includes interventional cardiologists, imaging specialists and cardiovascular surgeons who are committed to providing innovative, quality care. The entire team collaborates with one another, as well as with patients' referring physicians, to produce significantly positive outcomes.

For more information about the Center for Valve Disorders, please call 214.820.3604.

  • James W. Choi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • Paul A. Grayburn, MD, FACC
  • Baron Hamman, MD
  • Robert F. Hebeler, Jr. MD, FACS
  • Albert Carl Henry III, MD, FACS
  • Stuart R. Lander, MD, FACC
  • Aldo Rafael, MD
  • Robert C. Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • Ravi C. Vallabhan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
  • Haojie Wang, MD, PhD, FACC, RPVI

Patient Service Advantages

  • Comprehensive, on-site imaging and radiology services offering advanced equipment and experienced technologists. In a single visit, patients can undergo thorough, quality testing, allowing physicians to develop a personalized diagnostic and treatment plan.
  • Physicians and cardiac nurses specially trained in the treatment of valve disease
  • Compassionate and experienced clinical staff
  • All evaluations performed on the same day in a single location, whenever possible, making it easier on the patient
  • Access to clinical trials for qualified candidates

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Days/Hours of Operation

Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Office hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call our Center for Valve Disorders at 214.820.3604, or send an email to

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