Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD

Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 67

  
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Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Kitten has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Houston Northwest Medical Center and HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kitten to book an appointment.


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KDS Cardiovascular Surgery

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(281) 583-4000
KDS Cardiovascular Surgery118 Shenandoah Dr Ste A Shenandoah, TX 77381
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KDS Cardiovascular Surgery21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 305 Cypress, TX 77429
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I can tell you that in August of 2009 I had to have emergency surgery a quadruple bypass Dr. KITTEN saved my life. Thankyou Dr. KITTEN
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Jerry prine – Jun 23, 2020
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11 years ago, Dr. Kitten performed and emergency quadruple bypass surgery. At the time, I was only 55 years old. Everything went perfectly well and recovery was almost painless.
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Terry McMullen in Houston, TX – Aug 01, 2018
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Dr. Kitten and Dr. Duvall performed Aortic Valve Replacement on my husband. They were outstanding. Very confident, personable, and able. I would recommend this team to anyone. I can not sing their praise enough. We are extremely satisfied. My husband is recovering very nicely. I thank them for saving my husbands life!
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Kelly in Spring, TX – Sep 27, 2016
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Both my wife and I have seen Dr. Kitten over many years. He is an astounding doctor.... and his integrity and ethics outshine most people. He knows how to treat patients and keeps them informed in an understandable way of what is going on with their health. Revered by many people.
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Alan Frost in Houston, TX – Aug 17, 2016
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Dr Kitten performed an aortic aneurysm graft on my mother. The graft was too small and caused circulation issues that slowly lead to the amputation of the toes on her left foot
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Kitten treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Kitten treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Kitten performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Bypass
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Kitten performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Kitten performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

Heart Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten performs Heart Surgery more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Kitten performs this procedure more than 58% of their peers

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Dr. Kitten's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Kitten has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities suc...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1982
University Tex
Residency Hospital
1980
Baylor Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Houston Northwest Medical Center

Houston, TX

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital

Houston, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

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

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Houston, TX

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)