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Patient Story: Back on Track to Travel the World With a Little Help from Dr. Fortes

Kay Garcia McAnally and her husband, Conor, have been married 30 years. They're avid travelers and go to Europe twice a year where they have a second home in Ireland. So when Kay was sidelined due to her serious condition -- an elevated diaphragm -- they were both devastated. An elevated diaphragm occurs when one [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|News|

Donate Life Month: Why Transplant Patients Have a Leg Up on Social Distancing

Social distancing is a new concept for many of us right now during our citywide shelter-in-place due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). But for those who are organ transplant patients, social distancing and self-isolation is all too familiar. April is Donate Life Month, and we at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) in Austin hold a special [...]

By |April 14th, 2020|News|

The Latest on Lung Cancer

 There’s great news from the frontlines on the battle against lung cancer. According to experts from the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates in the United States dropped sharply from 2016 to 2017 by approximately 2.2%--this is the biggest single-year drop ever recorded. The decrease in cancer-related deaths is thought largely to be attributed to [...]

By |March 9th, 2020|News|

Spotlight on Alan Wong

Alan Wong is CTVS’ longest-standing employee and has been with us since 1966. We like to say he’s 77-years young, not old! Alan works as a surgical technician assisting our board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons with complex procedures. He not only understands the delicate and serious nature of heart issues from the medical side, but [...]

By |February 18th, 2020|News|

We Heart American Heart Month

February is our favorite month of the year here at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) in Austin.  We love to show appreciation for our family, friends and patients in honor of American Heart Month. American Heart Month is a nationally designated event each February to bring awareness to and share the power of prevention in [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|News|

CTVS Physicians Earn Texas Monthly Super Doctors Recognition

We are continuing to enjoy important accolades from the medical community with several of our Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) physicians earning recognition in Texas Monthly as a 2019 Super Doctor® or Super Doctor® Rising Star. Texas Monthly Super Doctors are selected each year by MSP Communications from across the state via a rigorous multi-step process in [...]

By |January 16th, 2020|News|

Austin Monthly Names Its Top Doctors

At Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS), our physicians strive to perform at the top of their game -- providing heartfelt patient care and unparalleled medical expertise-- each and every day. So it is especially rewarding when we are recognized for actually being “Top Doctors” in our local community.  Austin Monthly recently named their Top Doctors [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|News|