As a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and the surgical director of the WakeMed Structural Heart Program, Dr. Bryon Boulton brings to WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians unique surgical expertise with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and hybrid revascularization, mitral valve repair, TEVAR, and aortic aneurysm repair; as well as the full complement of general thoracic services, including thorascopic surgery of the lung, mediastinum, and pleura, including video-assisted thorascopic (VATS) lobectomies. Dr. Boulton also performs minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery, and co-leads the team with the percutaneous mitral valve repair device, the Mitraclip.
An award-winning researcher, Dr. Boulton is the co-author of several articles and book chapters that have been published in prestigious medical publications. He was honored by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2015 40 Under 40 award recipient for his expertise in TAVR and various other accomplishments. Dr. Boulton was also a 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winner.
Dr. Boulton feels fortunate to be part of the team at WakeMed because of the way in which our doctors and specialists collaborate to provide the highest quality of patient care as well as this organization’s commitment to innovation and technology.
“At WakeMed, the needs of our patients always come first,” said Dr. Boulton. “And as surgeons, our goal is to provide the best operation possible so we can help enhance each patient’s quality of life.”
Patients can always expect that Dr. Boulton will take the time to educate them on their disease process, ease their anxieties and fears, and thoroughly discuss their surgery as well as expectations for recovery. He is also very supportive of family involvement and makes it a priority to engage family members while providing patient care.
Dr. Boulton and his wife Stacy have four sons that keep them both very active. In addition to coaching his boys’ soccer teams, Dr. Boulton is an avid cyclist. He and his wife are also very active with their church and enjoy traveling overseas to participate in medical mission trips.