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Specialties & Research
Dr. Vivek Patel, BS, MBBS, MD is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).
- He has special expertise in 4 areas:
- Coronary Disease
- Esophageal Diseases
- Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
- Lung Cancer
Education & Awards
Dr. Patel graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute, Chennai.
Dr. Patel has 7 hospital affiliations:
- East Texas Medical Center Athens
- East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville
Accepted Insurance Plans
Dr. Patel accepts these health insurances in at least one office:
- Superior Health Plan - 3 plans
- USA H & W Network - 1 plan