Dr. Clifford M. Kitten, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male

KPS Cardiovascular Surgery PA 118 Shenandoah Dr Ste A, Shenandoah, TX 77381 Get Directions
(281) 583-4000

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Dr. Kitten specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and practices in Shenandoah, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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3.3
based on 12 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Spring, TX |
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!
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Tomball, TX |
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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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • 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
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor Affil Hosps

    Completed in 1980

    University Tex

    Completed in 1982

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kitten's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kitten's Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Kitten

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients