Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery Patient Testimonials

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Patients who have had their lives changed by minimally invasive heart valve surgery with Dr. Neelan Doolabh, are eager to share their experiences. Find their stories and reviews online.

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Shelley Lynne Tucker's Story

Always the independent spirit, Shelley Lynne Tucker of Tyler, Texas, knew there had to be a better way to repair her aortic root aneurysm and leaky valve than traditional open-heart surgery. She turned to UT Southwestern Medical Center's Dr. Neelan Doolabh, one of the world's leading experts in minimally invasive heart surgery, to put her health and life back on track.

Dennis McBride’s Story

When Dennis McBride of Mount Pleasant, Texas, needed heart valve surgery, he found UT Southwestern and Dr. Doolabh. Dr. Doolabh performs a minimally invasive procedure that requires just a 2-inch incision, meaning less pain and faster recovery.

Ginger Hanly's Story

After feeling fatigued for quite some time, Ginger went to the doctor and was diagnosed with severe tricuspid valve regurgitation. Her doctor quickly referred her to UT Southwestern’s Dr. Doolabh, who performs minimally invasive heart surgery – a perfect fit for Ginger, who did not want to go through the trials of traditional open heart surgery. Dr. Doolabh and Ginger walk you through the journey of a minimally invasive heart valve patient at UT Southwestern.

Robin Kinley’s Story

Robin Kinley of Big Sandy, Texas, was diagnosed with a heart defect that required heart surgery. Her cardiologist referred her to Dr. Doolabh at UT Southwestern. It’s a surgery he’s safely performed more than 1,500 times with exceptional outcomes.

Tommy Lloyd’s Story

Before he met Neelan Doolabh, M.D., at UT Southwestern, Tommy Lloyd’s heart was failing rapidly. His heart was too weak to withstand traditional surgery, Mr. Lloyd needed an innovative approach – fast. Now, thanks to Dr. Doolabh’s unique surgical technique, Mr. Lloyd is feeling 25 years younger and ready to continue living his life to the fullest.

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