Dr. Hector Flores, MD

Dr. Hector Flores, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hector Flores, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

El Paso Southwestern Cardiovascular Associates

1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 212

El Paso, TX 79902
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSource of Ohio
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Prudential
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Flores performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vascular Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 69% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 68% of peers

Dr. Flores's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Flores "Every member of El Paso Southwestern Cardiovascular Associates has a strong commitment of caring for people in some of life?s most trying circumstances. Our board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons and specially trained medical professionals and staff work closely with patients, their families and their physicians to diagnosis and treat diseases and conditions of the heart, lung and vascular systems. Cardiothoracic and vascular care should not just be about what is offered, but how it is offered. The members of El Paso Southwestern Cardiovascular Associates work as a team to ensure each patient receives the medical care they need. We encourage questions and want all patient and family members to be comfortable with and understand the plan of care."


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3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease


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53  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • St. Mary's University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center, General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Emory University, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Flores has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Flores' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Flores to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Flores' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He is not confident in his line of work he did what was to be a simple biopsy nodule on my father and left him worst. He was highly recommend by Dr. Cortez in which is the same or worst Dr. then Flores I wish we never went to that visit.
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Great experience with Dr Flores. Pulled no punches in explaining risks that lobectomy surgery could arise. Was very concerned in patients welfare and never sugar coated the serious nature of what was involved in his work. I definitely and without hesitation will recommend him to anyone seeking a...more
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