Aaron M Abarbanell
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Abarbanell, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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About me

About Me

Dr. Abarbanell is a board-certified congenital cardiothoracic surgeon. His philosophy centers on serving patients and their families as if they were family members. He enjoys performing the full range of neonatal, pediatric and adult congenital heart surgeries.
Specific areas of interest and expertise include:
Neonatal and infant surgery
Heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support (ECMO and VAD)
Chest wall abnormalities (pectus and slipping ribs)
Tumors of the heart and chest
Airway surgery
Global cardiac surgery for children
Cardiac Surgery Education
Access to care
Dr. Abarbanell brings a width-depth of leadership tools and experience as a former active-duty Naval Officer (Surface Warfare) and former medical device sales representative for Ethicon Endo-Surgery. These experiences lead him to his vocation as a congenital cardiothoracic surgeon. He trained at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Emory University and the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles (University of Southern California). Dr. Abarbanell comes to UT from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He looks forward to humbly serving the community in San Antonio and South Texas as the congenital cardiothoracic surgery program grows.






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Medical School:
University of Michigan Hospitals

Indiana University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Board Certification:
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm And Dissection Of Heart
  • Angina And Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Benign"
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (Cad)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart disease
  • Heart Tumors
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified As Malignant
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Malignant"
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Not Specified As Malignant"
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm And Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease