Carlos Mery, MD, MPH, a pediatric congenital heart surgeon and the Associate Chief of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery for the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, delivers multidisciplinary, team-based care to ensure patients and their families receive the highest level of specialized care and experience a seamless transition from pediatric to adult congenital cardiac care.
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UT Health Austin clinicians participate in community engagement and advocacy efforts to improve patient outcomes.
Patient travels across the globe to receive care through the Musculoskeletal Institute.
From Birth to Heart Transplant and Beyond, the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Is There Every Step of the Way
On July 1, 2022, Leo Rodriguez was born with a rare congenital heart defect that resulted in being waitlisted for a heart transplant. 269 days later, baby Leo was cleared to leave the hospital for the first time in his life.
The Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at the Texas Center for Congenital and Pediatric Heart Disease serves as an editor for the latest edition of a leading textbook that will inform care for years to come.
For parents Linda and Robert Sedillo, it was seemingly impossible to find a heart surgeon to take on their infant daughter Rubi’s case. When they reached out to the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, they were met with a care team willing to address their needs and support them in a path forward for Rubi. Find out how receiving care at the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease helped them become better advocates for their child's health.
The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease contributes to the chain of survival that played a vital role in an 11-year-old soccer player's miraculous recovery.
Lincoln Contrearas' treatment at the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease granted his family optimism for the future.
Anesthesiologists in the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease enter a multi-site clinical trial to determine best care practices for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery.
Jenna Olney’s background in occupational therapy afforded her unique insight to her treatment at the Musculoskeletal Institute.
A puzzling condition left Katie Gentempo with countless questions. UT Health Austin clinicians helped her find answers.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center at UT Health Austin celebrates two years of outpatient surgery excellence.
A melanoma diagnosis just months before their wedding would be a challenge for any couple, but the Surgical Oncology team worked with both Joel Boehm and his fiancée throughout the entire treatment process
Before agreeing to a surgery as significant as a full hip replacement, Jeff applied his investigative skills to determine his range of potential choices, not only regarding what type of care he would receive, but also who he would choose to deliver that care. Find out why he chose to receive care through UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institue.
UT Health Austin Digestive Health experts are the first and only in Central Texas to offer transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
The most common reasons for readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge from a surgical procedure are gastrointestinal complications, surgical infections, and malnutrition. Find out how perioperative nutrition interventions can help optimize a patient’s overall nutritional status before, during, and after surgery, which not only reduces risk for postoperative complications, but also improves patient outcomes and overall quality of life.
UT Health Austin is excited to announce the opening of its new on-site Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), which has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The ASC gives patients and their physicians a convenient and safe alternative for outpatient and selected short-stay surgical procedures.
For Bill Holland, battling cancer in the midst of a pandemic was not a part of his life plan. Find out how he overcame his diagnosis and what role his surgical team at UT Health Austin played in helping him make it through.
Due to COVID-19, patient Ben Dowell had to navigate a changing healthcare system as well as weigh the risk of exposure to receive care during an evolving pandemic. Find out how he overcame these challenges after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
Find out why orthopedic experts in UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institute claim prehabilitation (prehab) training, physical conditioning, and stamina are all important factors before and after surgery.