Medicine, its practice, its tools and its ideas, are in a constant state of change. In medicine, staying on the leading edge of technology is more than a competitive advantage…it saves lives.
Texas Cardiac Associates commitment to technology and leading edge patient care extends beyond the operating room. The business of health care is changing. At TCA, we are learning to work in the new environment without sacrificing medical excellence.
Technology in Patient Care
The science of cardiac medicine is constantly advancing. Since the invention of the first balloon angioplasty in 1977, what we know about the heart and how to heal it has increased exponentially.
Our staff at TCA does more than keep up with these changes; we are pioneering advancements in cardiac medicine ourselves. As a TCA patient, you will have access to some of the latest techniques and research.
- Nuclear testing
- Treadmill or bicycle exercise stress testing
- Cardiac ultra-sound imaging
- 24-hour heart monitors
- Ultrasound testing with exercise
- Transesophageal imaging
- Signal-averaged electrocardiograms
- Pacemaker assessments
- Pharmaceutical stress testing
- Our skilled surgical staff is trained in a full range of heart surgery techniques, including:
- Balloon angioplasty
- Cardiac stents
- Excimer laser surgery
- Transluminal extraction catheter
As new techniques are developed, TCA physicians are in the forefront of applying them to patient care.
TCA has a first-tier business system in place to assist our patients in non-clinical areas. This includes:
- Computerized appointment setting
- Computerized patient records
- Medicare, insurance and disability form processing
- Pre-certification of coverage
- Extensive network of insurance carriers
In addition, our phones are answered 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our staff continually assesses the services we provide to our patients to better serve them.
Adapting to the Changing Environment
In this rapidly changing health care environment, TCA ensures the highest level of quality in patient care. We are experienced in working with HMOs, PPOs, POS plans and other managed care organizations and will negotiate with them to provide the most appropriate care for each individual patient.
TCA’s financial, business, and information systems staff are experts in their respective fields. Building on this stable foundation, TCA is able to invest in the development of new techniques, continuing education for physicians and state-of-the-art cardiac equipment. TCA has a team of the most highly trained doctors, nurses and medical staff in the southwest.
At TCA, we want to assure our patients and their families that we’ll do everything possible to enhance their wellness and continued good health.