Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center



As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute (THI), a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. THI is consistently ranked as one of the best in the US in cardiovascular services & heart surgery. Baylor St. Luke’s is the first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Baylor St. Luke’s is committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. It has embarked on a new era in healthcare through a significant alliance with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) that positions the hospital at the forefront of transforming the delivery of healthcare.

Baylor St. Luke’s offers primary and acute care for a variety of diseases and conditions. In addition of being recognized as a leader in cardiovascular services & heart surgery, Baylor St. Luke’s also is known for spearheading breakthroughs in cancer treatment, lung, neuroscience, and transplant.

6720 Bertner Avenue
Houston, TX 77030

Patient Services

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is privileged to treat thousands of patients on a yearly basis from more than 80 countries. Our multilingual professional team provides our international patients and their families with a positive experience by bridging cultural and language differences while providing personal support. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Second opinion
  • Physician appointments and scheduling
  • Language assistance
  • Hotel reservations and long-term housing
  • Air travel and ground transportation arrangements

  • Air ambulance assistance
  • Business center
  • Spiritual support for all faiths
  • Financial services
  • Non-medical assistance

Together, Baylor St. Luke’s Health and THI form one of the largest cardiovascular centers on the globe and offer a full range of specialty heart programs. Since its inception, Texas Heart® Institute has been leading world-class physicians in performing research to better understand the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The BCM Cancer Center is recognized as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center – the highest possible designation – with programs that demonstrate significant clinical research and state-of-the-art treatments.

The Lung Institute uses advanced technology and the latest research to accurately diagnose and effectively treat patients with complex lung disease. It is the first comprehensive, multi-specialty lung institute in Texas. It provides treatment to patients with benign and malignant neoplasms and other lung disorders as well as those of the esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall.

Baylor St. Luke’s takes a comprehensive approach to neuroscience services through the expertise of leading neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and neurophysiologists. It’s designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by Det Norske Veritas GL Healthcare, Inc.

At Baylor St. Luke’s, our patients have access to the brightest minds in medicine, leading-edge procedures, and exclusive clinical trials, all working together to provide the best care. Our physicians create a treatment plan that draws from our storied experience, our collaborative nature, and our drive to advance healthcare.

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health

International Solutions

The International Services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center foster relations with foreign physicians and healthcare professionals through clinical rotations, physicians’ exchanges, and a fellowship program in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart® Institute to benefit local communities. We also offer a unique and customized training program for nursing and allied health. We have representatives in Lima, Peru, and Quito, Ecuador.

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