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Renata Bastos Ford, MD, FACS


  • Adult Cardio-thoracic Surgery


  • Conventional Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery 
  • Off-pump coronary surgery
  • Re operation/ Redo surgery


  • Univ Federal do Espirito Santo/Medical School-Brazil
  • Lincoln Hospital/Cornell University-General Surgery
  • University of Texas San Antonio/Thoracic Surgery Residency 


  • V.A. Hospital San Antonio-Staff Surgeon (2005-2008)
  • University of Texas San Antonio-Assistant Professor (2006-2009)
  • East Carolina University-Robotic Fellowship (2010)


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery/ Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Off pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Hybrid procedures
  • Vasospasm/graft patency 
  • Preoperative optimization of challenging patients (e.g weight loss, physiotherapy, smoke cessation, pulmonary rehab, etc)
  • Nutritional Medicine

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