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Dr. James Garrison, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery* Age 63
Dr. James Garrison, MD
4.3 (10 Ratings)
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Dr. James Garrison, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. James Garrison, MD
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Dr. James Garrison, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery* Age 63
San Antonio, TX
Accepting new patients
34 years of experience
Dr. James Garrison, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in San Antonio, TX.

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Dr. James Garrison, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in San Antonio, TX and has 34 years experience. They graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency at University Louisville.They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Heart Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. At present, Dr. Garrison received an average rating of 4.3/5 from patients and has been reviewed 10 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Garrison is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Thoracentesis
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Thoracentesis
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Pericardial Disease
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Maze Procedure
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Partial Lung Collapse
Pleural Effusion
Septal Defect
Systolic Heart Failure
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Heart Defect Repair
Mitral Valve Bicuspidization
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Surgery
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Aneurysm
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Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Stenosis
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Benign Heart Tumors
Benign Mediastinal Tumor
Biventricular Heart Failure
Cardiac Tamponade
Carotid Artery Disease
Chylothorax
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Dissection
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Empyema
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Esophageal Fistula
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Abscess
Lung Cancer
Mediastinal Tumors
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nonrheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pleural Cancer
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thymomas
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Typical Atrial Flutter
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Arch Repair
Aortic Repair
Atherectomy
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Robotic Assist
Lobectomy
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Insurance Accepted

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  • Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Superior Health Plan
  • National (BlueCard) PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice
  • HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
  • Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO

Locations

  1. 1 South Texas Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates
    4330 Medical Dr Ste 325, San Antonio, TX 78229

Patient Satisfaction

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garrison
4.3
Based on 10 Reviews
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4 Stars (0)
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2 Stars (1)
1 Star (1)

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Oct 03, 2023
Recently performed a 4 vessel bypass on me. Pre and post op care was perfect. Highest recommendation.
Richard V — Oct 03, 2023
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Specialties*
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties*
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    1990
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Board Certifications
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Internship

Internship
  • University Louisville
    1991
Internship

Residency

Residency Hospital
  • University Louisville
    1996
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Tex Heart Institute St Luke's
    1998
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. James Garrison, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Garrison's profile.

Dr. James Garrison, MD is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Heart Hospital and Baptist Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. James Garrison, MD holds board certification in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Methodist Hospital Stone Oak

    1139 E Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, TX

  • Methodist Hospital

    7700 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX

  • Methodist Heart Hospital

    7700 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX

  • Baptist Medical Center

    111 Dallas St, San Antonio, TX