Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, MD

Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Tulsidas Kuruvanka, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

13325 Hargrave Rd Ste 100

Houston, TX 77070

Contact Information

(281) 469-8007

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 9 More

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 88% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 84% of peers
Chest Pain
more than 82% of peers

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  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • 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
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Hypertension


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  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Doppler Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Executive Physical Examination
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuruvanka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuruvanka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuruvanka to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Kuruvanka's 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 (20)
in Spring, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Cypress,Tx |
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.
in Cypress, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Spring, TX |
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.
in Cypress, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Waller Texas |
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 .
in Cypress, TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
His is easy to talk to , very understandings ,very trust worthy.Doctor is very helpful and he listens to what is have to say, I would recommend him to anyone.I do appreciate the service .Also the people that work under him are very kind and professional.
in Houston, TX |
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.
in houston tx |
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.
in Copperfield, tX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
Dr K is very thorough and explains things well. I would highly recommend Dr K to any friends or family who seek advice or treatment for heart related issues.
in Porter,Texas |
He is the BEST cardiologist I have had. I have a very big issue with my heart and have several Cardiologist he is by far the best. He always listens, pay's attention to details when I am speaking. He is very pro active in my cardiac care. I would and have recommended him to anyone. Saved my life more than once!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Kuruvanka accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Kuruvanka has admitting privileges

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center
10655 Steepletop Dr
Houston, TX 77065
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77090
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North Cypress Medical Center
21214 Northwest Fwy
Cypress, TX 77429
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