Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.


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Dr. Kuruvanka accepts the following insurance:

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MultiPlan
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Dr. Kuruvanka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuruvanka performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kuruvanka performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuruvanka treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kuruvanka treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Chest Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuruvanka treats Chest Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Kuruvanka treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Kuruvanka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Doppler Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Executive Physical Examination
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vasculitis
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2008
Caritas Saint Elizabeths Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Cleve Clin Fdn
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Buffalo General Hospital-Kaleida Health
Residency Hospital
1991
Bangalore University
Internship Hospital
1991
Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1985
S. Nijalingappa College, Bangalore University
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2003
1996
1991
1991
1985

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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Dr. Kuruvanka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuruvanka

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excellent doctor , great staff ,
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Dr. Kuruvanka is very good doctor , explains everything in detail about my condition, listen closely to my questions.I recommend him to any patient that needs a cardiologist.He is very patient , has a very good staff, they are always friendly welling to help and very professional.
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Dr. Kuruvanka is one of the best, understanding and kind doctors i've met. He is so knowledgeable and caring. He changed my blood pressure medication to help me have good results after years of having high readings on the wrong medication. I became less anxious and stressed because he listened to my concerns. He is a God send for me and my family. Sincerely, Pat Durham
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When I moved to Spring I did not know the doctors in and near my area. I needed a cardiologist to keep up with my health needs. My daughter met Dr. Kuruvanka at Methodist and was so impressed and we looked no further. And when I met him we agreed we had found a match. He was easy to talk to, friendly and not stand-offish. He explained things regarding my health in manner I could easily understand. His office staff was friendly and courteous. He was everything I had hoped for in a cardiologist.
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Dr TK is the best. His intelligence and his bed side manner can't be beat. He is very thorough and does his best to help the patient understand each and every step. He is actually fun to deal with, each time I have been to see him. I credit him with saving me from quite possibly my demise with his knowledge of the heart. I highly recommend him to anyone!! I feel privileged to call him my cardiologist! Miss Mata
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Dr. Kuruvanka is an absolute God send. His attention to detail is amazing. He is caring and listens to my concerns and questions. Very thorough. He did a left and right heart cath on me and I felt no discomfort. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
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I had a quadruple bypass with a pace-maker and a defibrillator. Dr. Kuruvanka became my physician after I received the pace-maker. He has helped me tremendously understanding the scope of my surgery, what to expect, and where to go from there. I can truly say the Dr. Kuruvanka genuinely cares for his patients and does everything to make sure that he is giving the best treatment for you. He has been my doctor five years now and I highly recommend him.
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I met Dr. KURUVANKA as I was taken out of the ambulance, he escorted me into surgery and saved my life! I was experiencing 98% blockage in my main artery. Today I am doing excellent. He has outstanding bedside and office care, he is knowledgeable and shows kindness when dealing with frightened patients. It is easy to make appointments and the office in a great location.
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I feel so blessed to have Dr. Kuruvanka as my cardiologist. He is very reassuring and supportive and makes you feel very comfortable and safe. He really cares about his patients and I would highly recommend him as your heart surgeon.
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Dr. Kuruvanka is a very kind and caring doctor. He's professional, courteous, and always looks out for the needs of his patients. He's a top notch doctor who puts the patient first.
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I feel like Dr. K gives each patient plenty of time. He never rushes an appointment. He asks a lot of questions and wants to make sure he's doing to best treatment for me which is very important.
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Five (5) years ago in the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital, Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka conducted a procedure that saved my life. Since then, I have been in his care, resulting in my good health and well-being. Dr. Kuruvanka always displays patience in explaining any medical situation affecting me. He is friendly and knowledgeable. Periodic checkup visits are pleasant, professional, and informative. I am highly recommending Dr. Kuruvanka. He is an outstanding cardio-medical professional.
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Dr. Kuruvaanka saved my life 5 years ago. Over the last 5 years Dr. Kuruvanka has taken care of me. He is very professional and helpful in caring for me. He always takes time to talk and work with me durning my visit. He even called another Dr (urology) to get me into see him. When I was teaching school he help me with my lesson plans on the heart. He always make sure that I am taking all my proper meds and yes gives stress test when needed. I respect Dr. Kurvanka's opinions on heart medicine.
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Hello, my experience with Dr. Kuruvanka and his staff has been very good. They are accommodating when you need to reschedule appointments. As for insurances they try really hard to work with one. As for Dr. Kuruvanka I can speak quite frankly he is very down to earth and very compassionate, as well as, knowledgeable in his field. He tries to answer any concerns one has and gives you options. Also, no problem is too small. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Kuruvanka is very friendly and tedious in the care of his patient; he took time to diagnose and explain his recommendations and treatments thoroughly. I trust my life in his care. Thank you doctor.
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In January 2013 I weighed 586 pounds. While at work I had a heart attack and went to Methodist hospital downtown and they told me that because of my weight there were no test that could be run, so they sent me home to die . Next stop Hermon in Katy, same thing . Two weeks and two heart attacks later I found Dr. Kuruvanka. One heart Cath, and two stents later . I walked out of the hospital with new purpose . He fought for me when no one else would and I will be forever grateful .
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Dr Kuruvanka became my primary doctor back when I had a stroke some 3 years ago. Diagnosis was afib. Has had me on a medication regimen since then and has attended to leg swelling since that time.
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Dr. Kuruvanka is friendly, professional and easy to talk to. Seems genuinely concerned with patients. Helps patients understand and make sense of their medical conditions and options. Cares about the individual well being.
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After years of doctors and medications trying to control my high blood pressure and leg swelling, i started seeing Dr Kuruvanka in 2015. In a short time, he has lowered my blood pressure to much healthier numbers. My leg swelling has been greatly reduced and the pain is gone. I have finally found a doctor with excellent knowledge of meds , spends reasonable time with me, and explains his thinking.
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Life saving. Such a people person. So knowledgeable and professional. When I've had an emergency with my blood pressure he even responded after hours on a Friday evening.
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