AboutDr. Robert Mckowen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Mckowen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Southwest Hospital and West Houston Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert Mckowen has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
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- Cardiovascular Disease
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Heart Diseases
- Lung Cancer
- Parathyroid Diseases
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Mckowen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Memorial Hermann - Southwest Hospital
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
39 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
Allegheny General Hospital
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