Dr. Baron Hamman, MD

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Dr. Baron Hamman, MD
Dr. Baron L. Hamman was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky where his father was a prominent thoracic surgeon. He then completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Harvard Medical School. After an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville Hospital System, he continued his residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under Albert D. Pacifico MD. He served on the Faculty of the University of Alabama for one year. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting and flying a small airplane;he has invented and patented a number of medical and aviation tools. Dr. Hamman is the chairman of the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas. He has authored numerous medical articles. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the Sarnoff Society of Scholars, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Hamman routinely performs minimally invasive and port access cardiac surgery. He is an expert in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft operation, re-operative cardiac surgery and congenital heart surgery in adults. He is married to Susan Hamman, a Pediatric Radiologist, and proud father of 3 beautiful children.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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(214) 841-2000

Dr. Baron Hamman, MD

Dr. Baron Hamman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
  • Scott & White Health Plan
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 72% of peers
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more than 66% of peers

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Dr. Hamman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hamman "Dr. Baron L. Hamman was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky where his father was a prominent thoracic surgeon. He then completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Harvard Medical School. After an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville Hospital System, he continued his residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham under Albert D. Pacifico MD. He served on the Faculty of the University of Alabama for one year. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting and flying a small airplane;he has invented and patented a number of medical and aviation tools. Dr. Hamman is the chairman of the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas. He has authored numerous medical articles. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the Sarnoff Society of Scholars, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Hamman routinely performs minimally invasive and port access cardiac surgery. He is an expert in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft operation, re-operative cardiac surgery and congenital heart surgery in adults. He is married to Susan Hamman, a Pediatric Radiologist, and proud father of 3 beautiful children."

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Louisville Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Louisville Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Hamman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamman to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Hamman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Arlington, TX |
Our experience with Dr Hamman is exceptional. He is very professional and outstanding with his patients and he goes the extra mile of caring. Very dedicated and does a amazing job. Thank you.
in Cleburne , TX |
Horrible! Left my Father and I in the waiting room without a word. Mom died on her way home.
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  • AARP
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  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
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  • MultiPlan
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
  • Scott & White Health Plan
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