Vascular Specialists

Specialists in Cardio Valve care TAVR

Ascension Providence Heart and Vascular services include a Valve Clinic (TAVR) for patients in Waco, Texas.

Heart Valve Clinic

Ascension Providence offers Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an innovative and effective procedure with many benefits for heart patients with critical aortic stenosis seeking an aortic valve replacement. The TAVR procedure enables the placement of a new aortic valve into the heart via a catheter that is inserted through an incision in the groin area and guided up to the heart through the circulatory system. With an average hospital stay of two to three days, this new treatment method can offer a much shorter recovery time—one to two weeks, versus six to eight weeks with the traditional sternotomy.

The benefits of the TAVR procedures include:

  • Shorter recovery time and hospital stay
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • No need for cardiopulmonary bypass or stopping the heart
  • Significantly less pain than open heart surgery
  • Life-saving option for high-risk patients


Dr. Samina Ali

Cardiology- Coordinator of TAVR Program

254-751-4143 (office)


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  • Ascension Providence

    In Waco, Texas, Ascension Providence Hospital and ER is a critical care hospital with advanced specialty care services.

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