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Committed to Excellence

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.

Defying the Odds

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.

Orthopedics Surgery Feb 3, 2022

Information, Communication, and Trust

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.

Nutrition Surgery Jul 12, 2021

Optimizing Surgical Outcomes With Perioperative Nutrition

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’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Achieves Full Accreditation

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.