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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Adds Experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeon November 11, 2020

Dr. James Takara

Tyler, Texas – CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is continuing to cement its place as the leading heart care specialists in the region with the addition of board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon James Takara, M.D. to the award-winning surgery team.

“Dr. Takara is a tremendously talented and experienced surgeon who will be a great asset in caring for the patients of Northeast Texas,” said Bret Bochsler, Vice President, Cardiovascular Services, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic.“When cardiothoracic problems require surgery, Dr. Takara brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, into the operating room. His surgical experience includes minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complex mitral valve repair, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement, lung resection surgery and more.”

Dr. Takara received both his Bachelor of Science and his medical degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana before completing several residencies. Dr. Takara completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

“I try to do the best I can for each patient,” said Dr. Takara, explaining his personal philosophy of caring for patients. “I treat them like my own family, do my best to deliver the best results, and have terrific recovery after surgery.”

Dr. Takara will be seeing patients Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler, located at 703 South Fleishel Ste. 500, in Tyler. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Takara call 903-606-2992. For more information visit,