Cardiothoracic Surgery

West Texas Heart Surgery has been serving our region since 2005. However, our providers carry a 30+ year legacy of premier cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery care. Our mission of great care is accomplished through not only how well we care for our patients, but also through our dedication to education, training and medical innovation. At West Texas Heart Surgery, we are passionate about getting you healthy and keeping you that way because Our Passion is You.

Throughout our history, our board-certified physicians have been responsible for many cardiac surgery milestones such as the first open heart and heart transplant surgeries in Lubbock and the surrounding area. Our physicians and support staff are unwavering in their commitment to provide the highest quality patient care through exceptional skill and cutting-edge technology.

West Texas Heart Surgery

Medical Office Plaza I
3502 9th St., Suite 260
Lubbock, TX 79415
Phone: 806.792.8185
Toll Free: 800.658.9507
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM

Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Our Services

  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Open Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aorto-Bifemoral Bypass
  • LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device)
  • Femoral-Popliteal Bypass
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Dialysis Access—Arteriovenous
  • Fistula/Graft
  • Dialysis Access—Dialysis Catheter Insertions

Regional Clinics

Artesia, New Mexico

First Friday of the month-- all day and second Friday morning of the month
Address: 608 N 13th Street, Suite 600
Artesia, NM 88210

Hobbs, New Mexico

Second Friday afternoon of the month
Address: 5419 N. Lovington Hwy, Complex 2, Suite 11

Clovis, New Mexico

Third Friday afternoon of the month
Address: 2000 W. 21st Street #E1

Meet our Providers


Ralph Paone, M.D.

Benjamin Hirsch, MD

Benjamin Hirsch, M.D.

William Springer, MD

William Springer, MD

Leslie Allen, APRN, FNP-C

Leslie Allen, APRN, FNP-C

Ross Flathouse, PA-C

Ross Flathouse, PA-C

Kory Mitchel, ACNP

Kory Mitchell, ACNP


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