Dr. John Pool, MD

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Dr. John Pool, MD
"I grew up in Greensboro, NC. I went to Alabama for undergrad, studying chemical engineering. Yes, I was the nerdy guy in the corner of the lunchroom doing math while eating a hotdog. I met my wife Jessica at Bama. I went to medical school at UTSW in Dallas. I went on to train in general surgery and then cardiac and thoracic surgery. I have been in practice for over 6 years now. I have a deep commitment to my patients, born out of a deep personal Christian faith. I take my family and my patients seriously, but I try to not take myself too seriously. I have 7 children, which keeps dinnertime fun, and you may borrow some or all of them any weekend you'd like to host a circus at your house... I consider my role as cardiac and thoracic surgeon - to care for people during a time of need - to be a great privilege, and I consider myself to be a very blessed man. "

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.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Edwards Lifesciences One Edwards Way, Irvine CA 92614 USA edwards.com

8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 208

Dallas, TX 75231

Contact Information

(214) 692-6135

Dr. John Pool, MD

Dr. John Pool, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
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more than 87% of peers
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Dr. Pool's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pool "I grew up in Greensboro, NC. I went to Alabama for undergrad, studying chemical engineering. Yes, I was the nerdy guy in the corner of the lunchroom doing math while eating a hotdog. I met my wife Jessica at Bama. I went to medical school at UTSW in Dallas. I went on to train in general surgery and then cardiac and thoracic surgery. I have been in practice for over 6 years now. I have a deep commitment to my patients, born out of a deep personal Christian faith. I take my family and my patients seriously, but I try to not take myself too seriously. I have 7 children, which keeps dinnertime fun, and you may borrow some or all of them any weekend you'd like to host a circus at your house... I consider my role as cardiac and thoracic surgeon - to care for people during a time of need - to be a great privilege, and I consider myself to be a very blessed man. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pool "John Pool, M.D. practices at CVT Surgical Associates.  Services include diagnosis and treatment of the heart, lungs and esophagus."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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65  Procedures

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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 Alabama
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pool has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pool's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pool to family and friends
55 total reviews (43 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (55)
  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Pool'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (43)

In early April, 2018, it was determined that I needed triple bypass surgery, and very urgently at that. I feel I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Pool as my surgeon; I don't think I could have found anyone better. He is an extremely skilled and competent surgeon, but above that, a truly...more
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Dr. Pool is a very religious, professioal, caring surgeon with a great bedside mannor and a way of taking the fear of surgery out of you. I was diagnosed with lung cancer and was very afraid of what he would find when he performed the lobectomy on me. After he prayed with me before taking me into...more
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My experience with Dr. Pool was amazing and 100% positive. I would totally recommend him to family and friends for any kind of heart surgery. He is a deeply caring man who went the extra mile to make sure I had the best care. He is a great doctor and I also consider him a good friend. Thank you so...more
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Dr. Pool is a wonderful Dr. who fully explained the procedure he was to perform on me. I felt very comfortable before and after my operation and would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.
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Dr Pool is awesome. He was very professional and is an outstanding surgeon. He eased our minds as we were very scared about the procedure. I highly Recommend him to anyone who has a heart problem or needs to have surgery. Thank you so much for saving my life Dr Pool! David B
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Dr. Pool accepts 16 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
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  • Medicaid
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    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
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Dr. Pool's affiliated hospitals

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
6200 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX 75093
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