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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
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
Jeffrey J. Wu, MD
Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon on the
medical staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints –
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
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.
THE COMPASS / BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FOUNDATION NEWS / SUMMER 2019