Dr. Todd Dewey, MD

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Dr. Todd Dewey, MD
"Dr. Todd Dewey specializes in the treatment of valvular related heart disease, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, and complex coronary artery disease. He is the surgical director of both structural heart disease and cardiac transplantation at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Additionally, he serves as chief of the section of thoracic surgery at Medical City. Dr. Dewey is a member of Southwest Cardiothoracic Surgeons whose practice philosophy is to deliver compassionate world-class care to patients by providing access to innovative therapies and state of the art techniques. As a pioneer in the field of aortic valve replacement using a catheter-based system that does not require use of the heart lung machine, stopping the heart or opening the chest, Dr. Dewey has the distinction of performing the first transapical aortic valve replacement utilizing this breakthrough technology in the United States. He is recognized as one of the most experienced surgeons in the world with this technique. Internationally known as a leader in the field of valvular heart disease, he has trained surgeons in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States in both catheter based aortic valve replacement as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Dewey is a 1985 graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency in Dallas at UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at The New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center in New York City. After finishing the Cornell program, he did further training in cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices with Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to returning to Texas, he served as cardiothoracic surgical faculty at Columbia. Honored by D Magazine as one of Dallas's best doctors for the 8th year, he is also the recipient of the Young Investigators award from the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and maintains a leadership position within the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Dewey is an active member of numerous professional organizations including, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the 21st Century Cardiac Surgery Club, and the Parkland Surgical Society. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbook chapters covering the areas of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery and left ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart disease, Dr. Dewey is a noted lecturer both nationally and internationally."

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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Dr. Todd Dewey, MD

Dr. Todd Dewey, MD

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This content was provided by Dr. Dewey "Dr. Todd Dewey specializes in the treatment of valvular related heart disease, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, and complex coronary artery disease. He is the surgical director of both structural heart disease and cardiac transplantation at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Additionally, he serves as chief of the section of thoracic surgery at Medical City. Dr. Dewey is a member of Southwest Cardiothoracic Surgeons whose practice philosophy is to deliver compassionate world-class care to patients by providing access to innovative therapies and state of the art techniques. As a pioneer in the field of aortic valve replacement using a catheter-based system that does not require use of the heart lung machine, stopping the heart or opening the chest, Dr. Dewey has the distinction of performing the first transapical aortic valve replacement utilizing this breakthrough technology in the United States. He is recognized as one of the most experienced surgeons in the world with this technique. Internationally known as a leader in the field of valvular heart disease, he has trained surgeons in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States in both catheter based aortic valve replacement as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Dewey is a 1985 graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency in Dallas at UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at The New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center in New York City. After finishing the Cornell program, he did further training in cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices with Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to returning to Texas, he served as cardiothoracic surgical faculty at Columbia. Honored by D Magazine as one of Dallas's best doctors for the 8th year, he is also the recipient of the Young Investigators award from the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and maintains a leadership position within the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Dewey is an active member of numerous professional organizations including, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the 21st Century Cardiac Surgery Club, and the Parkland Surgical Society. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbook chapters covering the areas of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery and left ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart disease, Dr. Dewey is a noted lecturer both nationally and internationally."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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60  Procedures

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Texas Tech Univ Health Science Cntr School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Cornell University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr/cornell Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Dewey is excellent in every way. He had saved my life twice. I always recommend him for anyone contemplating heart surgery.
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Dr. Dewey is very personable and was never rushed durning any of my visits. He explained all options and answered all questions clearly.Being a nurse I know a good doctor when I find one and he met all my expectations. I would certainly recommend Dr. Dewey for anyone needing cardiovascular surgery....Read More
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Very Professional office staff who take ownership with what they do. Frequent follow up during recovery from Dr Dewey and his other professionals.
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I cannot say enough good about Doctor Todd Dewey. He had to preform open heart surgery on me to replace my aortic valve in 2014. Because of other circumstances open heart surgery was the only option. Doctor Dewey explained fully the procedure to me and the recovery process. He inspired...Read More
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Truly a life saving experience... probably would not be here now if it were not for Dr. Dewey and his team. The care I received met all expectations. I am indebted for extending my days. When I expressed my gratitude, he was very humble... saying he was just the plumber, it was up to me to do the...Read More
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