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Convergent Procedure CONVERGE IDE Clinical Trial

Volume 14 - Issue 5 - May 2014 Posted on: 4/23/14 0 Comments 979 reads Start Page: 27 End page: 29 Author(s): Interview by Jodie Elrod In this feature interview we learn more about the multicenter CONVERGE Study, nContact’s randomized IDE Study for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) through a multidisciplinary closed-chest approach. [...]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments

CTVS Surgeons Perform Innovative Heart Surgery

Newer surgery technique eliminates chest scar and reduces recovery time Austin, TX – September 28, 2010 Cardiothoracic surgeons at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, P.A. (CTVS) now perform minimally-invasive heart surgery to treat heart valve defects. About 95,000 Americans undergo heart valve procedures each year for valve defects, complications caused by congenital defects, aging, deterioration, or an [...]

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments

Heart Pump Heaps Hope on Patients

AUSTIN (KXAN) - It's been three years now since surgeons began using a new heart pump inside patients' bodies and they couldn't be happier with the results. The first HeartMate II™ ventricular assistive devices, or VAD s, began to be used at Seton Hospital in 2008, to keep patients alive until they could get a [...]

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons
The First In Texas To Enroll In Global Clinical Trial For New Carotid Artery Treatment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Procedure Designed to Help Safely Open Blocked Carotid Arteries Less Invasively September 17, 2013 – Austin, Texas – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons is the first in Texas to enroll patients in the ROADSTER Study, a global, multicenter clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Silk Road™ System for the [...]

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ross Procedure Routine

For John “Chip” Oswalt, M.D. In 1967, Dr. Donald Ross, an accomplished surgeon in England, was the first surgeon to perform an effective aortic valve replacement as an alternative to the traditional mechanical valve being used. Ten years ago, John “Chip” Oswalt, M.D., an accomplished surgeon in Austin, Texas, became the first in the state [...]

By |December 21st, 2010|Categories: News|0 Comments

Oswalt Cardiac Provider

Heart Association Names Oswalt Cardiac Provider of the Year The American Heart Association, Capital Area Division, honored John D. Oswalt, M.D., as the 1999 Cardiac Care Provider of the Year at the third annual Heart Ball. One of Dr. Oswalt’s patients, Wendy Podwalny, delivered the presentation and described Dr. Oswalt as a skilled surgeon who [...]

By |December 20th, 2010|Categories: News|0 Comments

Advancing Treatment of Abdominal

Advancing Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Minimizes Surgical Trauma Dr. Joe Wells First in Hays County to Treat AAA with Endovascular Graft KYLE, TX – (July 29, 2010) – Dr. Joe Wells, a vascular surgeon with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, completed the first minimally invasive procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysms, using an endovascular stent graft, [...]

By |July 29th, 2010|Categories: News|0 Comments

Dr. Eric Hoenicke Performs First Thoracic Procedure

Dr. Eric Hoenicke Performs First Thoracic Procedure in Austin with da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System AUSTIN, Texas—On June 23, 2010, Dr. Eric Hoenicke became the first surgeon in Austin to use the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System for a thoracic (chest) procedure. The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System was used to perform a thymectomy, which [...]

By |June 23rd, 2010|Categories: News|0 Comments

Seidel and Church Volunteer in Germany

June 30th, 2009 (Austin, TX) Dr. Scott A. Seidel, M.D. F.A.C.S. and Dr. Phillip J. Church, M.D. F.A.C.S., both Vascular Surgeons with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, P.A. (CTVS), recently volunteered to fill slots in the surgery rotation of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany where soldiers injured in Iraq [...]

By |June 30th, 2009|Categories: News|0 Comments