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Dr. Vivek Patel, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Patel

Dr. Vivek Patel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Med Coll in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(903) 595-6680

Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Teacher Retirement System
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Choice Plus PPO
Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
Commercial Insurance Company
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Medicaid HMO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
PHCS PPO
RockPort Health Care
CCO/Rockport
Superior HealthPlan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) HMO
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care
Children's Medicaid
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RSA
CHIP Perinatal Care
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Medicaid
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Plus Medicaid
STAR Health (Foster Care) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS - Medicaid
Texas Children's Health Plan
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
USA Managed Care Organization

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Lung Surgery more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Patel treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Heart Surgery more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Vivek Patel, MD, is a firm believer in treating patients with dignity. "Our primary responsibilities are to protect the patient, be their advocate, be their partner in helping them cope with health issues and provide care that will promote the qualit...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2009
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Fellowship Hospital
2005
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency Hospital
2002
Pennsylvania Hospital, University Of Pennsylvania, Pa
Internship Hospital
2001
Sri Ramachandra Med Coll
Medical School
2009
2005
2002
2001

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Dr. Patel is very nice and explains everything so you understand. He takes time to answer your questions. He did a wonderful job on my heart. His nurse and staff are all nice and polite. They answer your calls as soon as they can. No waiting time most times.
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Dr. Patel took the time to address my concerns about my heart surgery. He helped me feel more comfortable about the procedure and my recovery. Very attentive! Great staff!
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Excellent Surgeon-Very patient friendly-caring attitude-explains options and recommended procedure
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I would recommend Dr.Patel to all heart patients,planning on open heart procedures,he and his staff have my highest praise in this area!
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Locations

UT Health East Texas Physicians

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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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