Dr. Renata Ford, MD

Dr. Renata Ford, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Renata Ford, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo, Centro Biomedico and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read her story

5441 Babcock Rd Ste 301

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 519-5797

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 79% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 74% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Ford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ford "Renata Bastos Ford MD, FACS Specialty: Adult Cardio-thoracic Surgery Subspecialty: Conventional Heart SurgeryMitral Valve SurgeryAtrial Fibrillation SurgeryMinimally invasive and Robotic surgery Off-pump coronary surgeryRe operation/ Redo surgery Background: Univ Federal do Espirito Santo/Medical School-BrazilLincoln Hospital/Cornell University-General SurgeryUniversity of Texas San Antonio/Thoracic Surgery Residency PositionsV.A. Hospital San Antonio-Staff Surgeon (2005-2008)University of Texas San Antonio-Assistant Professor (2006-2009)East Carolina University-Robotic Fellowship (2010) Interests: Adult Cardiac SurgeryMinimally Invasive Surgery/ Robotic Cardiac SurgeryMitral Valve SurgeryAtrial Fibrillation SurgeryOff pump Coronary Bypass SurgeryHybrid proceduresVasospasm/graft patency Preoperative optimization of challenging patients (e.g weight loss, physiotherapy, smoke cessation, pulmonary rehab, etc)Nutritional Medicine Professional Associations: Short-term research fellowship at the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2004Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Private Practice Group, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2005Staff Thoracic Surgeon, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2008Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UTHSCSA, 2009 Board Certified in General Surgery, 2005Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery, 2007Founder and Director of the VISSA Program, 2009Medical School Admission Committee, UTHSCSA, 2005-2009Blood Utilization Committee, Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio TX (VA), 2005-2009"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ford "To provide personalized high quality care to people with a heart or health challenge. Focus is given to achieve that with the minimal amount of invasion to the body so that patients can return to their families and activities the fastest and at the best condition possible."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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37  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.


  • Universidade Federal Do Espirito Santo, Centro Biomedico
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Lincoln Hospital Weil Med College Of Cornell
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Tx Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Book chapters Bastos RBN, Graeber MG. Esophageal injuries. Chest Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, Number 2, May 1997.,
  • Topkara VK, Williams MR, Barili F, Bastos R, Liu JF, Liberman EA, Russo MJ, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Radiofrequency and microwave energy sources in surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: a comparative analysis. Heart Surg Forum. 2006; 9(3):E614-7.,
  • Predictors and outcomes of stroke in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting,
  • Bastos R, Baisden CE, Harker L, Calhoon JH. Penetrating thoracic trauma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 20 (1):19-25.,
  • Harskamp RE, McNeil JD, MD, van Ginkel MD, Bastos RB, et al. Postoperative internal thoracic artery spasm after coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 85:647-649.,
  • Bastos R, Calhoon JH, Baisden CE. Flail chest and pulmonary contusion. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008; 20 (1):39-45.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ford to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Ford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

She was my mother's doctor on a valve replacement. Not only was she calm and patient with the entire family, but she was also so incredibly kind. I'm thankful beyond words for her unmatched care.
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Dr. Ford has leading-edge surgical skills and outstanding medical care in combination with compassion and kindness. She guided my wife and me through my mitral valve repair. It all went better than I could have expected and I was home just a few days after surgery.
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Other medical staff and friends are amazed at the work she has done for me . All have rated her work with the greatest of admiration.
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I can't say enough about Dr. Ford's care for me. She performed a quad bypass on me and was at my bed side every night around 10:30 to check on me during my hospital stay. Just one awesome doctor and person. You can trust your care to Dr. Ford.
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She did an open heart surgury on 01/08/2012 at the Methodist stone oak hospital that took 9 hours as I was told and that's for one bypass and mitral valve repair I was feeling real bad after the surgury and was dismissed on the 16 Th of January 2012 she told me that I had to leave and it will take...more
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