See the Patient Resource Guide (PDF) for an overview of the amenities, services, and clinics at UT Southwestern.
The University Hospital Simmons Cancer Center Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery Clinic is one of the nation’s leading programs. Our expert team performs more than 600 open-heart procedures and more than 500 thoracic procedures each year.
Our surgeons are continuously involved in leading-edge research, which helps develop new therapies aimed at safely and effectively improving our patients’ quality of life. In addition, we are passionate about educating and training tomorrow’s cardiothoracic surgeons to be the best in the field.
Your First Appointment
Although we will make most of the arrangements for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to be prepared. Please:
- Bring your insurance information and/or a form of payment.
- Bring a list of your current prescriptions and over-the-counter (nonprescription) drugs, vitamins, or supplements, as well as a list of known drug allergies.
- Arrange for your medical records and X-rays to be sent to us, or bring them with you.
- Feel free to bring someone with you, ask questions, and take notes.
The Only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas
Simmons Cancer Center is the first and only medical center in North Texas to earn the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive designation.
This elite distinction, which is held by only about 50 cancer centers nationwide, recognizes innovative research and excellence in patient care. It is the gold standard for cancer programs.