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give you a higher definition of vision. The visualization is very advanced, and you have a lot more freedom. With a traditional surgery, you have to make a much larger incision, cut through muscles and sometimes possibly break a rib, which can be technically challenging, not to mention more painful for the patient. With robotics, the pain for the patient is much less, you have a quicker recovery time, shorter length of a hospital stay, and it also makes it easier to get node sampling. It has been tremendous.” Dr. Wu and the cardiothoracic team at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth are pioneers in the field of thoracic surgery, specifically with the use of this game-changing piece of equipment. Thank you to each and every donor that made this possible. Your support of the mission of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Health Foundation is making improved outcomes and PHYSICIAN PROFILE Jeffrey J. Wu, MD Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints – Fort Worth effrey J. Wu, MD, is a cardiothoracic 100% philanthropically funded through the surgeon specializing in adult cardiac generosity of Fort Worth donors. surgery and general thoracic surgery. He is board certified by What differentiates Baylor Scott & the American Board of Surgery and the White – Fort Worth from other healthcare American Board of Thoracic Surgery. providers? His clinical expertise includes thoracic We have very supportive leadership that oncology, cardiothoracic transplantation, champions the vision of what we want mechanical circulatory support, to bring to campus, which includes new transcatheter aortic valve replacement, technologies and exciting new therapies and less invasive valvular surgery. for our patients. We have an extremely After his residency in General Surgery accommodating structure. Our leadership at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Wu went supports our endeavors to do innovative on to complete fellowship training in both things. Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplant and Mechanical Assist Devices How would you spend an extra hour in at George Washington University and your day? Cleveland Clinic, respectively. He is a Exercise! I would go biking. compassionate care a reality. member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Western Thoracic What’s your favorite Netflix series to For more information on how we Surgical Association. Dr. Wu is on the binge watch? collaborate with donors to meet the needs of Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth, please contact Geraldine Williams at 817.922.7711 or Geraldine. medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth. We spoke to Dr. Wu on the day he Knights of Sedonia, which is a Japanese anime series that only has two seasons. made medical history at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth, which is the day he did his first unassisted robotic lobectomy. How would you like to be remembered? As someone who was devoted and This particular surgery was the first of its loved his family. Someone who worked kind in Tarrant County, performed using a hard to take care of patients and always da Vinci Xi robot. The da Vinci Xi was tried to improve people’s lives. 5 THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / SUMMER 2019