Texoma Heart Institute at Texoma Medical Center

Here for you. Each step of the way.

Our comprehensive heart program will be there for you every step of the way — from cardiology procedures and open-heart surgery to recovery and rehabilitation.

More than three decades ago, Texoma Medical Center (TMC) began focusing its resources to create a regional center for cardiovascular excellence — Texoma Heart Institute (THI). Over the years, approximately 34,000 cardiac catheterizations have been performed here. And since 1989, our cardiac surgery team has performed thousands of surgical procedures. Today, THI, is proud to be one of the premier cardiovascular programs in Texas. After all, the more people we treat, the more people we can return home to their lives. 

It’s our range of experience that supports our success. Specially trained physicians, technologists, nurses and support staff bring years of experience into one integrated team—providing the highest quality healthcare possible. This kind of interaction is important because studies show that a heart program’s quality and success rates are tied to its level of experience. When it comes to board-certified physicians, diagnostic equipment, surgical capabilities and history of excellence, THI offers top quality cardiac care that patients and their families deserve.  

Nationally Recognized

Texoma Medical Center is accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be having a heart attack. Accreditation signifies the cardiac program has demonstrated it has effective processes in place to:

  • Reduce the time it takes for patients to progress from the onset of symptoms to the time they receive diagnosis and treatment
  • Treat patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can best be preserved
  • Monitor patients when it's uncertain if they are having a heart attack to help ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital

By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, THI has improved the quality of care provides for cardiac patients and demonstrated a commitment to higher standards.

Cardiology

Texoma Heart Institute's cardiologists have dedicated their lives to caring for hearts. With well over 50 years of combined experience, the cardiologists at TMC have performed thousands of cardiac procedures and changed thousands of lives.

A long life with a healthy heart is our goal for each patient. That’s why THI pairs definitive interventional techniques with teams of specialists to provide advanced care. The interventional facilities include two fully digital catheterization laboratories. The heart team performs thousands of interventional procedures every year, including about 1,600 cardiac catheterizations and more than 600 PTCAs (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties) and other interventional procedures.

Cardiovascular Surgery

The cardiovascular surgeons at Texoma Heart Institute are qualified and experienced in the most innovative surgical procedures. Which means they have the experience and skill to care for the one heart that matters most...yours.

THI's experienced open-heart surgery team is ready for acute cases. Our cardiac surgeons are supported by cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, specially-trained operating room nurses and heart team lab technicians and clinicians. This team performs delicate surgical procedures on a regular basis, bringing a high level of skill and experience to every case. As a result, many patients are able to go home in less than five days following open-heart surgery.

Beating Heart Bypass

A group of specially trained physicians, technologists and nurses are guided by a talented team of medical directors in the use of advanced technology to perform open-heart surgery while the heart is still beating. With "beating heart bypass surgery" the cardiac surgeons at TMC can operate while a patient's heart continues to pump blood through the body, reducing the risk of complications for patients with certain medical conditions.

These cardiac specialists help each patient reach forward to live a long life with a healthy heart. With backgrounds in cardiac and vascular surgeries, the team employs innovative surgical procedures including “off pump” beating heart surgery. The experience, skills, commitment and knowledge of this staff is what carries us, always, on to the next level of cardiac excellence for our patients.

Heart Camp

Heart Camp has been developed to prepare patients and their family members on what to expect during open-heart surgery. You'll learn about the process from pre-registration through discharge and beyond. Participants will meet nurses and respiratory therapists who can tell you about:

  • Lifestyle changes to make prior to hospitalization
  • Breathing exercises to promote a quick recovery
  • The operating room experience
  • Recovery in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Recovery at home or in rehabilitation facility
  • Getting back to your routine

Patient Care Coordinator
(903) 416-4177

Heart Mender Volunteers

Heart Mender volunteers are a group of former open-heart surgery patients, PTCA patients, family members and spouses who volunteer their time to help others who are facing open-heart surgery. This dedicated group of volunteers offer much-needed support and encouragement throughout surgery and recovery.

Heart patients and their families receive continuing support at regular meetings of Texoma Heart Menders: seminars on heart-healthy lifestyles and medical issues, as well as fellowship and support from others who have undergone open-heart surgery or PTCAs.

Volunteer Services
(903) 416-4056

Pastor Mark Mitchell of the First Baptist Church of Denison, Texas, experienced a heart attack in February 2013 and he was taken to the Emergency Department at Texoma Medical Center.
Bill Moore remembers the day in April 2010, when he and his wife were enjoying an outing at a local casino. Without warning, he collapsed to the floor.
Learn how to identify the possible signs and symptoms and what to do if you think you are having a heart attack.
Transradial cardiac catheterization allows an interventional cardiologist to access a patient's heart through the inside of the patient's wrist.
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Cardiac Rehab

TMC's cardiac rehabilitation program educates patients and their families on how to make wise decisions about their future health and lifestyles and offers exercise equipment and regimens to help maintain a healthy heart.

When patients are back at home, we provide support and encouragement throughout their recovery.

Cardiac Rehab
Located on the ground floor of the Texoma Medical Plaza, adjacent to the hospital.

5012 S US Hwy 75
Suite 110
Denison, TX
(903) 416-4245

Hours of Operation:

  • 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Texoma Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.      

Texoma Medical Center

5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 416-4000

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