Specialties

The institutions in the South Texas Medical Center specialize is several areas of service. The specialties listed are not inclusive of all services provided in the South Texas Medical Center institutions.

  • Cardiovascular Services

    Cardiovascular medicine focuses on the treatment of acquired diseases affecting the heart and the great vessels.

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

    Rehab medicine focuses on restoring function to people with muscle, bone, tissue and nervous system injuries.

  • Emergency Services

    Emergency services specialize in the initial treatment and acute care of patients who present with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and require immediate attention.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Allows surgeons to operate on patients using small precision instruments that minimize pain, scaring, blood loss and recovery time.

  • Neonatal Services

    Neonatal healthcare refers to the provision of medical care for newborns up to 28 days after birth.

  • Neurosciences

    Neurology specifically deals with the diagnoses and treatment of diseases involving central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems.

  • Oncology Services

    Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer), from screening and diagnosis, to therapy and surgery.

  • Orthopedic Services

    Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Transplant Services

    Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another with the purpose of replacing a patient’s damaged or absent organ.

  • Women’s services

    Women’s health services are dedicated to treating women’s unique biological and physiological needs.

Health Notes

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