Cardiovascular surgery

Advancing surgical care for heart patients in East Texas

Heart surgery patients at ETMC benefit from the specialized facilities, extensively trained staff and unique design of the cardiac surgery suites. Increased safety is built into the floor plan of the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute. Two dedicated cardiac surgery suites are connected to the catheterization lab and the cardiovascular ICU. This arrangement saves time and improves the coordination of care for critically ill heart patients.

content-cardiac-surgery-lee-headshot“We think it’s ideal, especially for sicker patients. The anesthesiologists, the cardiac surgeons and the cardiologist all really work together, and that seems to be a better system.”
– Charles Lee, MD, retired cardiothoracic surgeon

content-cardiac-patel-head“We continue to become more innovative in the surgical procedures that we’re providing, such as doing minimally invasive valve replacements and more complicated aortic procedures. We’re very involved in the processes of quality assurance and the surgical outcomes of our patients, and I think these things have been a tremendous benefit for everyone.”
Vivek Patel, MD, FACS, cardiothoracic surgeon

Innovation is at the heart of cardiac care at ETMC.
For information, call the ETMC Cardiovascular Institute at 903-535-6496.