The South Texas Heart Valve Center is the first and only private hospital-based program in South Texas dedicated to heart valve patients.
The center offers an interdisciplinary valve management team led by an outstanding group of highly skilled healthcare professionals.
While we offer traditional valve replacement surgeries, we specialize in caring for patients with critical aortic valve stenosis who are not good candidates for conventional valve replacement surgery. We offer the option of a catheter-delivered aortic valve stent using a trans-femoral approach instead of a median sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass.
The South Texas Heart Valve Center is located in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center:
4499 Medical Dr, Suite 166
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 575-4194 or toll free (855) 574-4195
A new approach to Heart Valve Replacement
The South Texas Heart Valve Center offers an interdisciplinary valve management team led by an outstanding group of highly skilled healthcare professionals including:
- Interventional cardiologists
- Cardiovascular surgeons
- Specially trained and experienced cardiac critical care nurses
This highly skilled team collaborates with referring physicians to provide comprehensive care that includes thorough evaluations, imaging, communications, treatment options and surgical excellence.
Consultation services are available to assist you in finding options for your patients experiencing any heart valve condition. The team at the South Texas Heart Valve Center will keep you, as the referring physician, informed about your patient’s progress every step of the way.
Methodist offers new hope for seniors with a heart valve condition.
If you are a senior who has been told that your heart condition is inoperable because of your age or other conditions, we have some wonderful news for you. The South Texas Heart Valve Center, a department of Methodist Hospital, now offers a new, lifesaving procedure: transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR). We are the first private hospital in San Antonio to offer this minimally invasive procedure. Read more about TAVR.
Visit NewHeartValve.com for more information about aortic stenosis and TAVR including what to expect during the screening process, the procedure itself and post-procedure. Also view caregiver information.
Now accepting referrals
The following physicians are part of the team of specialists who will collaborate with you about your patient’s needs. Each physician is an independent practitioner not employed by Methodist Hospital or by the South Texas Heart Valve Center:
- Jorge Alvarez, MD, interventional cardiologist
- Daniel Donovan, MD, interventional cardiologist
- James Garrison, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon
- Lawrence Hamner, III, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon
- Devang Patel, MD, interventional cardiologist
Metronic TAVR in Low Risk Patients Clinical Trail
Do you have severe aortic stenosis? Severe aortic stenosis clinical trial is now enrolling.