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Convergent Procedure to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

It is estimated that more than 12 million people in the United States will have Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib in 2030. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed heart conditions and is characterized by an irregular heartbeat or rhythm, known as arrhythmia. If left untreated, this erratic heartbeat can disrupt blood flow and lead [...]

By |August 22nd, 2023|News|

Welcome Vascular Surgeon Dr. Kofi Quaye

Throughout our 65-year history at CTVS, we have always been proud to assemble the most talented team of cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons in Central Texas. We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new member to our team vascular surgeon Dr. Kofi B. Quaye who will begin seeing patients in September. Dr. Quaye is [...]

By |August 17th, 2023|Latest News|

Thoracic Sympathectomy to Treat Ventricular Arrhythmia

At CTVS, our team of board-certified thoracic surgeons routinely perform a procedure known as a thoracic sympathectomy to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. During this surgery, part of the sympathetic chain of nerves that runs along the spine is carefully severed to halt signals that trigger the sweat glands. Now, thoracic sympathectomy is increasingly being [...]

CTVS Performs First Traumatic Aortic Repair Surgery in Williamson County Using Innovative TBE Device

It’s been more than five years since CTVS was the first practice in Central Texas to pioneer use of the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE) in a pivotal research study for treating aortic disease. More recently, our own board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons Dr. Mark Felger and Dr. Nicolas Zea became the first physicians [...]

CTVS Celebrates 65 Years Serving Central Texas Community

We’re excited to announce a significant milestone at CTVS – our 65th anniversary!  We are the longest-standing cardiothoracic and vascular group of specialists in Central Texas.  We have had the privilege of treating the most complex cardiac, thoracic, and vascular conditions for people living in Travis, Hays, Williamson and the surrounding 10 county area. And [...]

By |July 19th, 2023|News|

Diabetes and Vascular Complications

Approximately 37 million Americans are currently living with diabetes - that’s about one out of every ten people. Diabetes is a serious condition that affects the way the body processes food, particularly sugar. If diabetes is not managed properly, it can have severe side effects, especially on the vascular system. The vascular system is the [...]

Men, Heart Disease and Bypass Surgery

Did you know that the leading cause of death for men in the United States is heart disease? Heart disease, or coronary artery disease, is most commonly diagnosed when the arteries that carry blood to the heart become blocked, resulting in serious conditions such as a heart attack. As June is Men’s Health Month, CTVS [...]

What should you know about Aortic Dissection?

A sharp and sudden chest pain could be caused by any number of issues, such as a heart attack. Another possibility, although extremely rare, is an aortic dissection. Aortic dissections are estimated to occur in about 5 to 30 people per every one million in the United States each year. It is one of the [...]

A Stroke and A Song

While stroke is a serious and potentially deadly condition, a Central Texas man is using humor and songwriting as part of his healing process. On November 9, 2021, Chuck King was working as an insurance agent and speaking to one of his coworkers, when suddenly his right side went numb. Knowing something felt off, he [...]

Dr. Neely Travels to Kenya for “Every Heartbeat Matters”

We are always extremely proud of our CTVS physicians when they volunteer their surgical skills and help those in need. One of our board certified cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Robert Neely, and CTVS Surgical Tech Theresa Vela, recently returned from such an endeavor in Kenya providing cardiac surgical care and training. They traveled there through their [...]

By |April 26th, 2023|News|
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