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Vivek Patel, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Cardiothoracic Surgery

700 Olympic Plaza
Ste. 508
Tyler, TX 75701

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701

Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Vivek Patel, MD, FACS, 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 their quality of life."

Dr. Patel is experienced in a variety of minimally invasive procedures including aortic and mitral valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), robotic thoracic surgery, esophageal and foregut surgery and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. 

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Board Certification

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification


Aortic Surgery Fellowship: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, The University of Rochester, New York

General Surgery Residency: Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Pa.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member