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City Guide / Dallas

The Top Hospitals Dallas Has to Offer

By Shan Zhong

Whether you’re facing a critical health crisis or in town for business and sprain an ankle, it’s important to know about the medical facilities around you. If you need medical treatment in Dallas, the following is a guide of all this vibrant city can offer in terms of healthcare, treatment specialties, and hospitals.

Planning ahead

If you’re coming to Dallas for medical treatment or to see a specialist and will be in town long-term, you may want to consider Landing as an option for hosting you and your family during your stay. Medical procedures, appointments, and hospital stays can be stressful. Having family or even yourself in luxury, fully furnished apartments with no thinking involved could help.

Between meetings with care coordinators and collecting those hometown referrals, take time to consider your lodging options ahead and it will be one less thing to worry about as you begin your Dallas-bound travels.

Specialties and things to expect

Dallas is home to many nationally revered hospitals and medical facilities. Since the city is so large, it’s home to more than ninety hospitals. With just under 2,000 ICU beds, Dallas is a city that can handle a massive number of patients well above the national average.

Baylor University Medical Center is the biggest of all Dallas hospitals and home to fifty medical specialty centers ranked in the top hospitals in the United States. Patients can expect to find specialists in everything from pulmonary diseases to alternative and innovative cancer treatments. From bone marrow transplants to traditional oncology treatments, this center is often a place that stage four cancer patients look to for second opinions.

Medical City Dallas was recently recognized for its quality of care and is considered by many Texans to be the place to go for not only routine surgeries but second opinions and long-term treatments. With a special certification in stroke and epilepsy care, this hospital is well versed in helping people recover from neurological seizures and traumatic brain injury events.

Many locals also love Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas. This smaller, yet fully capable hospital is known for its one-on-one care and attention to detail when working with not only patients but families. From care coordinators who can help identify resources to social workers and family therapists able to help families work through grief and how to support a sick patient, this hospital is another great facility many turn to for a variety of reasons that go far beyond specialty.

Whether you’re making a long trip to Dallas to participate in clinical research or only driving a few hours from your hometown for a second opinion from a bigger hospital, you’ll want to work with your medical team so expectations ahead are clear. 

Questions to ask your specialist in Dallas

  • How will this treatment work with my current diagnosis?
  • What are all of my treatment options?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • Will I be able to leave the hospital?
  • What options will my family have for lodging while we’re here?
  • What do I need to know about what to expect?
  • What mental health resources does your hospital provide to help me navigate treatment and care decisions?
  • How will you work with my GP and treatment team back home?
  • Why is this the best place for me?
  • What can your Dallas facility offer me that I can’t get elsewhere?
  • Who will be the contact person for follow up concerns I have throughout and during my aftercare?

In taking the time to ask those questions and more, your new Dallas doctor will be able to walk you through the medical journey ahead in a way that helps you and your family to fully understand what you’re up against.

Around Dallas

Hopefully, your entire trip won’t be spent in the hospital and you’ll have time to explore a vibrant city with museums, national landmarks, and botanical gardens galore. If so, make it part of your plan to create a bucket list of things to do in Dallas before you leave home. After finishing that expectations questions list, set aside time to make plans for memory-making while you’re in Texas.

Traveling while sick or in search of medical answers can most certainly be stressful. But by calling Hello Landing, exploring all possible living and care options, and remembering how fantastic the city’s hospitals are, you’ll at least arrive in town with hope and a plan for the road to recovery. With its cutting edge in science, research, and even lifestyle; Dallas won’t disappoint and could be the perfect place for healing for you or the ones you love. Safe travels to you and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Shan Zhong published on August 13, 2020