These Dallas-Fort Worth Surgeons Perform Better than 90% of their Peers Nationwide

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When you need surgery, it matters who performs the procedure.

Top-performing surgeons give you the best odds of a smooth surgery, with minimal complications and a short recovery time. Less skilled surgeons, on the other hand, are more likely to produce adverse outcomes. These can mean longer hospital stays, bigger bills, or even permanent disability or death.

Clearly, it’s worth your time to choose the best surgeon available. But finding high-performing surgeons has never been easy. Reliable outcomes data is hard to find, and even harder to interpret. We believe that should change, so we’ve done the work for you.

We’ve identified the 19 top-performing surgeons in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, across 7 different surgical categories. These providers top the scales of the MPIRICA Quality Score, which rates surgeons (and hospitals) on a scale of 100 – 800 — similar to a FICO score. The nineteen named surgeons have achieved scores ranging from 620 to 710.

The State of Surgical Care in Dallas and Across Texas

In the Dallas metro, there are a total of 128 surgeons who have an MPIRICA Quality Score of 600 or above, which qualifies them as a ‘Surgeon of Excellence.’ They’ve demonstrated excellent surgical outcomes over a four-year period. MPIRICA has evaluated 255 surgeons in the Dallas-Fort Worth area across 7 popular surgical categories, and their distribution of outcomes quality is below:

Within the entire state of Texas, MPIRICA has evaluated 1030 surgeons, and 502 of them perform well enough to earn the ‘Surgeon of Excellence’ title (a score of at least 600):

Dallas-Fort Worth’s Elite Performers

The 19 surgeons below, meanwhile, are all at the 90th percentile or above for surgeons across the country. They have extremely strong historical track-records for success, placing their outcomes among America’s best.

Surgical Category Surgeon Score %** Affiliated Hospitals
Cervical Spinal Fusion * Robert Viere 670 99% Baylor University Medical Center
Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Thomas Ellis 620 91% Baylor Scott And White All Saints Medical Center
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Non-Cervical Spinal Fusion* David Barnett 670 98% Baylor University Medical Center
Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Jason Tinley 670 98% Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
USMD Hospital At Fort Worth
Rob Dickerman 660 97% Medical City Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Mark Wylie 640 95% Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
Kendall Carll 630 93% Baylor University Medical Center
Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)* Gary Jett 710 99% The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Mikko Tauriainen 660 97% Medical City Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Gallbladder Removal* Jill Stephenson 670 99% Baylor University Medical Center
Jason Harrison 630 95% Medical City Arlington
Mother Frances Hospital
Jeffrey Lamont 620 92% Baylor University Medical Center
Thomas Purgett 620 92% Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Hip Replacement* Paul Peters 680 97% Baylor University Medical Center
North Central Surgical Center
Knee Replacement* Todd Johnson 630 91% Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Kurt Rathjen 630 91% Baylor Medical Center At Uptown
Baylor University Medical Center
Methodist Hospital For Surgery
Richard Schubert 630 91% Baylor University Medical Center
North Central Surgical Center
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)* Muhammad Khan 630 95% Medical City Plano
Dong Hi Yoon 620 91% Baylor Scott And White Medical Center Lake Pointe

* Contact MPIRICA for a list of specific procedures included in each surgical category.
** % of physicians, nationwide, that this surgeon of excellence outperforms.

How the MPIRICA Quality Score Works

The MPIRICA Quality Score measures surgeon performance by the outcomes that matter to patients: complications, readmissions, and mortality.  Providers that successfully avoid producing these outcomes earn higher marks from MPIRICA.

To keep scoring fair, the Quality Score uses a risk-adjustment model to predict how surgeons should perform, given the patient populations they work with. Then, MPIRICA’s analysis compares this prediction with how the surgeon actually performs. The better a provider performs against this prediction, the higher MPIRICA Quality Score they earn.

For more information about our analytics process, have a look at our methodology.

Are You a Benefits Consultant or Self-Insured Employer?

Sending employees to Surgeons of Excellence can help curb healthcare costs, and keep employees safe and healthy. Our free white paper, Why ‘Surgeons of Excellence’ is the Next Big Innovation in Benefits Design, explores how you can incorporate surgical outcomes data into employee healthcare plans. In it, you’ll learn…

  • how surgeon-level data helps you choose better provider-partners;
  • about the dramatic quality variances that are obscured in most ratings of facility performance;
  • why scrutinizing surgeons will lead to long-term operational benefits for your company.

Need Surgery?

If you or a loved one needs surgery, the skill of the surgeon can make an enormous difference. Visit MPIRICA.com to start researching the top-performing surgeons (and hospitals) in your area.