Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD

Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.Read his story

Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Vein Surgeons of Texas

1315 St Joseph Pkwy Ste 1004

Houston, TX 77002
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
more than 93% of peers
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Walkes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Walkes "Dr. Walkes is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and has been in practice since 2003. He has a long history of clinical excellence and previously served as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Director of the valve program at the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Walkes attended Stanford University and graduated with honors in Biology and Humanities. He then studied medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, again graduating with honors and his doctorate degree. After completing General Surgery at Baylor, he moved into the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Residency at Baylor College of Medicine. While at Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Walkes was a member of the Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Heart Team at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr. Walkes performs all types of adult cardiothoracic surgery and is nationally known for minimally invasive heart valve surgery. He helps train other surgeons and their teams in the area of minimally invasive valve surgery. Dr. Walkes is extensively published in the areas of valve surgery, cardiac tumor surgery and cardiac trauma. Dr. Walkes is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center and the Director of the Wound and Limb Salvage Program. Our clinical focus is on cardiovascular medicine and prevention of limb loss or amputation due to peripheral vascular disease. In addition Dr. Walkes and Andrea treat patients with varicose veins and venous stasis ulcers due to varicose vein disease."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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46  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.


  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Baylor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD
There is not enough room on this survey to describe Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes but, I am going to try. I would not wish open heart surgery on anyone but in my case I had no choice so, I am extremely grateful that I chose Dr Walkes. First off, he and his staff at Conroe Regional saved my life. The team...Read More
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