BBB - A+ Since 1972
Accepting New Patients
All Surgeons Are Board Certified

Appointments Are Readily Available

Cardiovascular Surgery — Jennifer Cozart, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C. in Houston, TX
Jennifer Cozart, M.D.

Texas Heart Surgeons — J. Michael Duncan, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Houston, TX
J. Michael Duncan, M.D.

Heart Surgeons — Charles H. Hallman, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Houston, TX
Charles H. Hallman, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery — James J. Livesay, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Houston, TX
James J. Livesay, M.D.

Cardio Thoracic Surgery — David A. Ott, M.D., F.A.C.S in Houston, TX
David A. Ott, M.D.

The most experienced team of cardiovascular surgeons in the world, with over 40 years of experience!

Surgical Associates of Texas, P.A., is proud to be known as the founding and premier group of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons at the Texas Heart Institute whose experience, expertise, results and reputation speak for itself.


Are you, or someone you care about, facing heart surgery? Seeking a second opinion? Suffering from cardiovascular disease?

Please contact our office regarding medical conditions that may require surgical treatment. With our extensive experience, the physicians of Surgical Associates of Texas, P.A., can offer a good prognosis for most patients, even those who might have been told that their options were limited.


About Us

Our surgeons are the founding members of the surgical team at the world-renowned Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston's Texas Medical Center. They have performed more than 115,000 open-heart surgeries, a record unmatched by any other surgical team in the world.

This experience is the reason many patients with high-risk conditions due to the advanced stage of their cardiovascular or heart disease are referred to our surgeons. Often these patients require the level of surgical skill and experience not available elsewhere. It is not uncommon for our surgeons to successfully treat patients with conditions that have been deemed hopeless by others.

Surgical Associates of Texas, P.A is located on the 1st floor of the Bates Lobby of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.


About Our Founder

Surgeon — Close-up of Gloved Hands Passing the Surgical Scissors in Houston, TX
Denton A. Cooley, M.D., Founder and President Emeritus of Texas Heart Institute (THI), made it his life’s work to conquer the challenges of cardiovascular disease, through research, education and clinical care. The professional practice he founded, Surgical Associates of Texas, P.A. (SATPA), served as the Cardiovascular Surgery Service at St. Luke’s Episcopal and Texas Children’s Hospitals for much of his illustrious and productive career. He established traditions both for THI and SATPA which laid the foundation for their future. Reflecting on his career in his own words, “our culture was one of encouragement and appreciation. Collectively, we took care of patients – their needs and progress were at the center of our efforts.” Those attributes remain the foundation and character of Surgical Associates of Texas, P.A.


Why Choose Us:

40+ Years Of Experience
All Surgeons Are Board Certified
Appointments Are Readily Available
Proudly Serving Patients From All Over The World
BBB - A+ Since 1972
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