Lung Nodule Program
UT Health East Texas Physicians
700 Olympic Plaza Cir.
Tyler, TX 75701
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.
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
Dr. Patel did a amazing job on my husband's heart surgery. We are very grateful to God that Dr. Patel was his sugeon.
— Pam Shankle
Dr. Patel is an excellent physician. He removed a blood clot from the Right Atrium of my heart in 2014 thus saving my life. He is easy to talk to and highly skilled at his craft.
— Lloyd Perry
Doctor Vivek Patel is the physician everyone wants. He listens, he answers each and every question thoroughly. He explains details in language that's clear and understandable. He has a caring attitue. He is empathetic. He has years of experience that are brought to bear on his treatment of patients. As the patient, I was totally comfortable with Dr. Patel. My wife thinks I'm under the care of the best doctor on the planet.
— Roger R.
A great place to go when your heart’s hurting
All I can say is THANK YOU for saving my life!!!!!!!!!!!!
— John Hobbs
Dr Patel was the best he did my mother surgery and it was so great she is recovering well Dr. Patel‘s beds up and I was great the whole CVC staff is great
— Ruthie Linwood