Dr. Vivek Patel, MD

Dr. Vivek Patel, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Vivek Patel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Med Coll in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

1000 E 5th St Ste 400

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-6680

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
  • 18 More

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Lung Surgery
more than 86% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 81% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Vivek Patel is a Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon located at the UT Health Cardiovascular Institute in Tyler, Texas."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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 quality of life."As a board-certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Patel uses his experience in minimally invasive procedures and advanced cardiac surgery to help improve his patients' quality of life. "Advances in technology have allowed us to use new devices to perform traditional procedures less invasively and with better outcomes in a lot of respects because patients have less pain, have shorter recovery times and return to work and activities more rapidly."In keeping with his goal, Dr. Patel uses his training and talents to provide excellent medical care while keeping the individual's best interest in mind. "I think the most important thing for a physician to have is an understanding of humanism in our daily treatment of patients.""
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension

44  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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Vivek Patel, MD
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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Toni Steele in Athens, TX – Sep 20, 2017
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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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MD in Brownsboro, TX – Sep 06, 2017
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Excellent Surgeon-Very patient friendly-caring attitude-explains options and recommended procedure
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Richard A. McLeon in Lindale, TX – Aug 30, 2017
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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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Donald VanHuss in Tyler,Tx. – Aug 30, 2017
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