About Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute

Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute offers new and existing patients advanced cardiovascular treatments delivered with compassionate, individualized care. At their office in The Woodlands, Texas, interventional cardiologist Laura Fernandes, MD, FACC, and her team focus on the whole person. They take time to talk, learn about each person’s concerns, and then create customized treatment plans that perfectly fit their needs.

The team at Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute offers preventive care, support for developing a healthy lifestyle, and the highest quality treatments for the full scope of heart and blood vessel problems. 

They perform minimally invasive ablation for varicose veins and spider veins, giving patients quick results without downtime. They also specialize in treating chronic venous insufficiency, including providing the intensive care needed to heal complications such as venous stasis ulcers.

The team offers diagnostic tests and imaging, as well as advanced therapy and minimally invasive treatments for common heart and blood vessel problems. Coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, and atrial fibrillation are a few examples of the conditions they treat.

Patients also receive extensive care for chest pain and heart attacks, beginning with diagnosing the underlying cause of their chest pain and continuing therapeutic support after a heart attack. 

Patients have convenient on-site access to diagnostic testing such as electrocardiograms, exercise and nuclear stress tests, peripheral artery disease screening, and echocardiograms. 

The team at Woodlands Heart and Vascular Institute welcomes anyone who has questions about their cardiovascular health to call the office or schedule an appointment online today.


Our Mission is to provide comprehensive, top quality care to all of our patients. Our experienced team formulates a treatment plan that is tailored to each of our patients' conditions and needs. We specialize in consultative care for medical issues such as heart disease, vascular disease and varicose veins.


Insurance Providers

We accept many insurances. If you do not see your listed, please contact our front office to confirm.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Golden Rule
Palmetto GBA
UnitedHealthcare Oxford



Everest Leadership Recognition Award Recipient 2000

Americas Top Cardiologist Award 2006

Patients Choice Award 2009, 2012-2019

Compassionate Doctor Award 2010-12, 2014-2019

Vitals Top 10 Doctor by State 2014, 2017

Americas Most Honored Professionals Award 2016,2018-2020

Leading Physicians of the World Award 2014


Fellow of American College of Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

Texas Medical Association

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Chest Pain During Exertion: Is It Dangerous?

Chest pain that appears during a strenuous activity is definitely a red flag alerting you to a possible heart condition. And it could be dangerous if it’s caused by a heart attack. Here’s what you need to know about chest pain during exertion.

Understanding the Three Types of Echocardiogram Testing

If you experience chest pain or other symptoms of a heart condition, you need fast and reliable diagnostic testing. We perform echocardiograms in the office, giving you quick access to one of the most crucial tests for diagnosing heart problems.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "I really like Dr. Fernandes. She is very personable and caring."

    Trish B.
  • Yelp

    "I believe Dr. Fernandes literally saved my life. She is the best I have ever encountered."

    Barbara Q.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laura Fernandes has a vast experience in Cardiology and equally in Vascular intervention.She is very thorough and companionate with her patients."

    D P.
  • Google

    "The office is clean and the staff is very kind. Dr. Fernandes is top notch and takes time with all of her patients."

    Brandon B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Fernandes and her staff are very friendly. She seems genuinely concerned about the health of her patient."

    Julie W.
  • Google

    "Dr Fernandes and team are very professional and friendly all the time to my husband and me. We are under a great care and support."

    Maria D.

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