http://clearlakeheartandvascular.com/ In 1997 Texas Surgical Associates recruited Dr. Cesar Nahas who was then the chief of cardiac surgery at the Michael DeBakey Houston VA Hospital to found the practice at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Prior to that time, only a small number of heart surgeries were performed there. Dr. Nahas was instrumental in growing cardiovascular care in the Clear Lake area to what it has become today. His respected practice focuses on state-of-the-art heart, heart valve, open vascular as well as endovascular procedures. He is a major provider of off-pump coronary bypass surgery in the Houston area.