About Us

We seek to provide the highest level of care through our state of the art technologies to the San Antonio, TX area. We are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment.

OUR PHYSICIANS

Dr. Ford and Dr. Urencio make a point of addressing the individual needs of all patients in a warm and caring environment including coaching patients on lifestyle choices to improve surgical outcomes and support recovery. Make an appointment today.

Renata Bastos Ford, MD, FACS

Specialized in Mitral Valve and Atrial Fibrillation through minimally invasive approach

Miguel Urencio, MD

Specialized in Complex Aortic Surgery

CARE & EXPERTISE

Dr. Ford completed a General Surgery Residency through the Cornell University Program at Lincoln Hospital in New York City and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.

After finishing her training in 2004, she remained as faculty at UTHSCSA until 2010. During this time, she also served as one of only two University Hospital surgeons who manned the surgical team sat the “Audie L. Murphy” VA Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Ford chose to pursue a Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Fellowship in Mitral Valve and Atrial Fibrillation Surgery with the world-renowned Dr. Chitwood at East Carolina University.

Dr. Chitwood is considered the Father of Robotic Heart Surgery. He was the principal investigator of the FDA Robotic MitraI Valve Surgery clinical trials that led to approval in 2002, for this use in the United States.

Dr. Ford is one of twenty-seven total physicians and only five women in the world fellowship-trained by Dr. Chitwood. In 2011, Dr. Ford returned to San Antonio to begin private

This year, we’re proud to welcome Dr. Miguel Urencio who is double Fellowship Trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

After completing both a General Surgery Residency and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Mississippi, he pursued additional training in complex aortic surgery with a leading expert in aortic surgery.

Dr. Edward Chen, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Urencio specializes in diseases of the aorta and the heart, applying the most advanced techniques in the field to benefit the patient. He takes great pride in taking care of his patients before and after surgery in order to help them recover their health and improve their well-being.

Dr. Ford and Dr. Urencio make a point of addressing the individual needs of all patients in a warm and caring environment including coaching patients on lifestyle choices to improve surgical outcomes and support recovery.

5 years ago, I needed a second aorta valve replaced and a mitral valve repaired. Dr. Ford did an outstanding job on a difficult operation. I have all of the confidence in the world in her work. If I need any further heart surgery, I will make every effort to get back to San Antonio ( Now in FL).”

- Greg Shelest

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Baptist
Methodist
Christus Health
SouthWest General

We are available for consultation and surgery in all hospitals in the Baptist, Methodist, Santa Rosa, and Southwest General Hospital systems. 

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