Carmelo Otero, MD, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Center for Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Carmelo Otero, who served patients in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Otero, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, has experience performing cardiac, thoracic, and peripheral vascular procedures. He serves as the President of the Center for Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1981, Dr. Otero went on to complete his residency in general surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. 

Beyond his efforts within the field, the doctor is board-certified through the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, an American surgical organization devoted to surgery of the chest. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, which may involve the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Alongside performing surgery, they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs. 

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