Dr. Christian Assad-Kottner, MD

Dr. Christian Assad-Kottner, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male • Age 41

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Christian Assad-Kottner, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in McAllen, TX. Dr. Assad-Kottner has more experience with Cardiac Care and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Rio Grande Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Assad-Kottner to book an appointment.


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Rio Grande Valley Cardiology

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(956) 682-5665
Rio Grande Valley Cardiology101 E Ridge Rd Ste B McAllen, TX 78503
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I just had a 'virtual' office visit with Dr. Assad- Kottner via the internet. It was very pleasant, convenient and safe amid the pandemic. I would recommend Dr. Kottner to anyone in need of a cardiologist.
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Frank P. – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr. Assad sat with me, and didn't make me feel like he was rushing to see his next patient. That says a hell of a lot to me. He also helped me to understand everything that was going on with my heart in detail. 100% would recommend to anyone I know.
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Nikki – Jun 27, 2020
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Dr. Assad is a very knowledgeable and personable physician. He will find a way to connect to you during your consultation. I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Assad for your genuine and professional care.
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Monica Gonzalez-Williams – Jun 25, 2020
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Helped me understand my disorder by explaining to me what I didn’t understand.
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Jose Rizo – Jun 24, 2020
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Awesome doctor very patient and informative!
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Jun 24, 2020
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Amazing doctor who only speaks the facts.
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Amberly González – Jun 24, 2020
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I have worked with Dr. Assad and consulted with him about conditions in my own family, including myself. I had aortic valve replacement in 2008. I trust him on any advice he gives me, and I follow it to the T. I have worked with plenty of cardiologists both invasive and non-invasive, and this is the one I trust with my own family!
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Thank you so much for your videos. You are educating the public all while keeping the humor. It is very helpful to those of us who are working hard against this virus. ????
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Jun 24, 2020
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Wow, he’s one of the few doctors that cares about his community, specifically the Hispanic community. Great recommendations, even when they are hard to hear
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Excellent person and doctor, very professional and knowledgeable.
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Alexandra Nuñez – Jun 24, 2020
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RGV needs more doctors like this guy.
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Thanks to Dr. Assad I dropped 50lbs in a year and he took me off medications that I have been using for years. I will be forever thankful to him
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I just heard about Dr. Assad in TikTok and his approach is not only unique it is fantastic. I wish more doctors were like him. He has no need to educate the public yet he does with obvious passion. Switching Cardiologists
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This was a routine, 6 month checkup since our last meeting. I have been working with Dr Assad for about 18 months and have been implementing his recommendations, advice, and strategies for a healthier lifestyle. My blood work has improved dramatically and I have lost a significant amount of weight. I both look and feel better as a result of the changes I have made.
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Semi annual follow up. Confirm health plan on course. Review of current medications and need.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Amado – Jan 28, 2020
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I found that Dr. Assad and staff to be informed, courteous with short wait time with Appointment. Dr. Assad is a great listener, very clear on treatment and is really concerned about my health (I'm not just a patient, I'm his patient). Over all a GREAT DOCTOR and GREAT STAFF. I'm lucky to have them.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daniel Gutierrez Jr. – Jan 26, 2020
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MY FIRST VISIT GREAT SERVICE AND ATTENTION FROM THE STAFF AND THE DOCTOR.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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DANIEL G DURAN – Jan 18, 2020
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Fast and friendly.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 14, 2019
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I have been a patient with Dr. Assad for four years and I can say he has great listening skills. He gives great advice and he helps you pinpoint your heart health issue. I can honestly say that I am very pleased with his attention to help me with my heart condition. The staff is very helpful and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Assad-Kottner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Assad-Kottner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Assad-Kottner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (956) 682-5665.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Heart Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Hypotension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Hypertension more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Arrhythmias more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Assad-Kottner treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

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Dr. Assad-Kottner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Limb Ischemia
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Claudication
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • External Iliac Arteriopathy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Ischemia
  • Ischemic Limb
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Obesity
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Management of Valvular Heart Disease
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Syncope
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

About Me

Biography

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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2014
UAMS
Fellowship Hospital
2014
VIVA/Fogarty Institute for Innovation Endovascular/Peripheral Innovation Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2013
The Methodist Hospital, DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Residency Hospital
2007
University of Texas at Houston
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Rio Grande Regional Hospital

McAllen, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)
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