More than half a century ago, legendary heart surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey performed the world's first successful removal of a blockage of the carotid artery, setting into motion a career that revolutionized cardiac care as we know it. Today the cardiologists of Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group are proud to carry on Dr. DeBakey's legacy by applying the most advanced technology and techniques to the care of our heart patients — all in a caring, compassionate environment.
Many of today's most advanced treatments were pioneered and advanced by our physicians, including intricate procedures to clear clogged arteries, electrophysiology techniques to correct abnormal heart rhythms, novel therapies in heart failure, bloodless procedures, catheter-based implantation of heart valves and innovative imaging procedures to diagnose heart diseases.
Patients benefit from our doctors' expertise and dedication, and our team treats each patient on a personal level as they offer cardiac care from general cardiology through heart failure and transplantation. Our connection to Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center enables our cardiologists to work closely with an expert team of cardiovascular surgeons who are leading medicine with innovative and minimally invasive surgical interventions.