For Health Professionals

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Valve Clinic combines exceptional clinical care, advanced imaging and surgical excellence to provide centralized evaluation and treatment options for complex valve disease. 

Specialized Services
  • Nationally accredited imaging labs
  • Cardiac MRI, cardiac CT and 3D echocardiography
  • Valve imaging interpretation by board certified physicians with national and international expertise
  • Treatment recommendations including medical therapy and anticoagulation
  • Second opinions regarding valve diagnosis, severity and the timing and type of recommended intervention
  • Biweekly valve conference
  • Ongoing follow-up care, if requested by referring physician
  • Patient education and support
  • Congenital heart disease

Advanced Surgical Services
  • Sternal sparing surgery
  • Redo sternotomy
  • Multivalve surgery

Catheter-Based Interventions
  • Aortic and mitral valve balloon valvuloplasty
  • Paravalvular leak repair
  • Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter valve-in-valve replacement for degenerated bioprosthetic valves
  • Catheter-based mitral valve repair (MitraClip)
  • Transcatheter ASD/PFO closure

Our goal is to deliver a focused and well-organized patient experience that provides a comprehensive evaluation and clear communication about severity of valve disease and all appropriate therapeutic options. We apply leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to provide individual treatment options for your patient. A variety of patient care options are available to referring physicians, including:
  • Cardiology consult
  • Consult and follow-up (Shared Care) with referring physician
  • Consult and manage care
  • Cardiovascular surgery consult only (no cardiology consult required)

Once treatment is complete, unless specifically requested by the referring physician, the patient is always referred back to his or her original physician. It is our goal at the Valve Clinic to help you treat your valve patients and return them to you for ongoing care.

To refer a patient, contact us:
By phone: Call 281.414.5021
Online: Complete our online referral form

To find out more about our services for referring physicians, please download our brochure.

The Houston Methodist DeBakey Valve Clinic offers additional resources for referring physicians and health professionals:

Valve Clinic
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
6550 Fannin St. 
Smith Tower, Suite 1401
Scheduling: 713.441.2863