Heart, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery

Recognized internationally for innovation and exceptional surgical treatment of heart and blood vessel problems. We commit our practice to excellence, collaboration, and continuous care for each individual’s needs.

Heart, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery

Recognized internationally for innovation and exceptional surgical treatment of heart and blood vessel problems. We commit our practice to excellence, collaboration, and continuous care for each individual’s needs.

Who we are

As board certified physicians and faculty members of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians specialists are devoted to the surgical treatment of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular diseases. Affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Health System, and Harris Health System, our surgeons are internationally recognized for contributions and advancements of several surgical techniques, particularly in the treatment of aortic disease.

As we continue the legacy of founding chair, Hazim J. Safi, MD, our department remains rooted in the mission of UTHealth Houston by educating future healthcare providers, developing research of most effective techniques, while providing exceptional surgical care. We focus these efforts on the treatment of the aorta along with other complex cardiac, thoracic, and vascular diseases.

Our Commitment

The department is committed to providing the best that cardiothoracic and vascular surgery has to offer. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing the best in heart (cardiac), chest (thoracic), and vascular care. From traditional procedures, to open and endovascular repair, advanced transcatheter technology, robotics, and minimally invasive treatments, we are leaders in the field—and are teaching the next generation of specialists. You can count on personalized care and clear communications every step of the way.

Experts in the treatment of:

  • Aortic Disease
  • Atrial fibrillation, flutter, & arrhythmia
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart attack
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Sepsis

Meet The Team

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Unmatched, patient-centered care for you

We are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized heart care for our patients throughout the Greater Houston area and beyond. Our cardiothoracic and vascular programs offer complete diagnostic and treatment options using the most innovative and up-to-date technology. Our health care experts are leaders in the industry and deliver unmatched, patient-centered care for you and your family.

Our physicians are world leaders in the treatment of heart and blood vessel problems.

Vascular Surgery

Complete diagnostic and treatment

We are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized heart care for our patients throughout the Greater Houston area and beyond. Our cardiothoracic and vascular programs offer complete diagnostic and treatment options using the most innovative and up-to-date technology. Our health care experts are leaders in the industry and deliver unmatched, patient-centered care for you and your family.

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Thoracic Surgery

The most innovative and up-to-date technology

We are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized surgical care for our patients throughout the Greater Houston area and beyond. Our programs offer complete diagnostic, treatment and minimally invasive surgical options using the most innovative and up-to-date technology. Our health care experts are leaders in the industry and deliver unmatched, patient-centered care for you and your family.

Telehealth

Prefer a telehealth consultation for non-emergencies? UT Physicians cardiovascular specialists offer telehealth. Call (713)486-5100.

Benefits to telehealth care

  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations during pandemic
  • Consult with a health care provider from the safety of your home
  • Safely conduct follow-up visits or customized appointments to order medication refills
  • Telehealth visits are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies (contact your health insurance company for more information)
  • HIPAA compliant

Tips for a successful telehealth visit

  • Have a quiet place for a visit
  • Write down specific questions or concerns
  • Have list of your medications handy
  • If possible, know your vital signs
  • Report any difficulties you may have doing normal activities
  • Ask questions and repeat instructions
  • Write down any follow-up instructions

Treatment Locations

Anthony Estrera

A Message From Anthony L. Estrera, MD

“For the past half century, the Texas Medical Center has been the center of cardiovascular treatment, innovation and education for the world led by pioneering mentors such as Drs. Debakey and Cooley. At McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, we strive to carry on that spirit of innovation through continuous research, education, and delivering unmatched, patient-centered, quality cardiovascular care. In partnership with Memorial Hermann Health System, we’re pushing the boundaries of what is known through discovery of the unknown, increasing overall awareness by sharing what we’ve learned through the education of our global community. Delivering such industry-changing care will be accomplished by placing our focus on each individual patient, one patient at a time.” — Anthony L. Estrera, MD, professor and chair ad interim of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and Hazim J. Safi, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

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