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About Dr. James J Livesay

Dr. James J Livesay, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in Houston, TX. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Livesay is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Livesay has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James J Livesay is Great. Dr. James J Livesay has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James J Livesay is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Surgical Associates Of Texas

1101 Bates Ave # P514
Houston, TX 77030
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Surgical Associates Of Texas

PO Box 20345
Houston, TX 77225
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Dr. James J Livesay has the following 2 specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Paraplegia
  • Pathologic Constriction
  • Endarterectomy
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Arteriosclerosis (Arterial Disease)
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Peripheral Artery Disease)
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Aortic Aneurysm

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Triple Bypass

I thank this wonderful doctor for my life. I had a triple bypass in 2010 that went without a problem. Would recomend him to anyone.

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Darlen Farias open heart surgery on Jan 21,2015

prior to surgery all the family was worried about the procedure. Dr. Livesay came in an reassured us that everything was going to be fine. he told us that a nurse would come in an talk to us every 30 minutes of the surgery to give us the status of the surgery. he was self confident and reasurring for all of us.

Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

My wife was diagnosed with constrictive pericarditis. The surgery to alleviate this condition requires removal of the protective membrane (pericardium) from around the heart was described by my wife's personal physicians as being technically difficult and extremely demanding on the patient, physically and emotionally. Prior to surgery Dr. Livesay clearly explained the procedure and answered all our questions in a very congenial and reassuring manner. Post-surgery Dr. Livesay was very informative about the details of the operation, my wife's condition, and her prognosis, which he described as very good.

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My husbands fem/pop bypass

Absolutely wonderful job!!! Also very very personable to talk with and explains things very well.

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Livesay is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • Baylor College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Ucla Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James J Livesay accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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