Medical Center Arlington FIRST in Tarrant County to Offer Cardiovascular Robotic Surgery


ARLINGTON, TX (June 20, 2011) – Medical Center Arlington proudly announces that it is the first hospital in Tarrant County to offer Cardiovascular Robotic Surgery. Darien W. Bradford, MD, is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Chief of Surgery for Medical Center Arlington. He is the first surgeon to perform a cardiovascular robotic procedure in Tarrant County. MCA will utilize the latest in robotic technology, the da Vinci Si, to perform Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair. The Si is the newest version of the revolutionary da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and is designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room. The Si offers features such as enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of the operative field, superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy, and surgical dexterity and precision far greater than the human hand. These technological advancements will provide MCA surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures.

“As a part of our vision for Medical Center Arlington, we are providing cutting-edge technology for our patients. This technology offers our patients the most advanced, minimally invasive Cardiovascular Care” said Winston Borland, President and CEO of Medical Center Arlington.

Robotic-assisted procedures can help some patients with a blocked coronary artery avoid the need for doctors to crack open their chest for invasive heart surgery. The minimally invasive version allows doctors to operate through small incisions rather than cutting open the patient’s breastbone to expose the heart. Smaller incisions means less blood loss, quicker recovery and lower infection risk.

To schedule a physician interview, a tour of MCA’s da Vinci Si robot, or to request more information, please contact Abbi Miller at 817-472-4944 or

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