CIS unveils renovation, expansion of Thibodaux clinic

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On Wednesday, the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) unveiled the renovation and expansion of its Thibodaux clinic.

Now featuring new services and providing more convenience for patients, the facility located at 1320 Martin Luther King Drive added a vein clinic, second elevator and new parking lot as well as 11 new exam rooms, bringing the total to 31. A fourth treadmill room and an eighth ultrasound room were also added.

“Our mission is and continues to be to provide our patients with the highest quality cardiovascular care available, and I think this facility stresses that,” said CIS CEO David Konur, who also welcomed Dr. Ross Melvin, interventional cardiologist, to the CIS Thibodaux team during yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The goal is not only having more space but having the space divided up to have more privacy and comfort,” Dr. Bart Denys later added.


CIS opened a Thibodaux location in 1986, just three years after founder Dr. Craig Walker laid the foundation of the organization with a one-man practice in Houma. After moving to its current location in 2000, the clinic went through its first renovation in 2006.

“We have been able to grow because of the trust of the community,” said Dr. Denys, who has been serving the residents of Thibodaux and its surrounding areas for over 25 years.

With 20 locations across Louisiana and Mississippi and 60 physicians, CIS provides cardiovascular care for the heart in addition to the entire body, including diagnosis and treatment of coronary, carotid, valve, peripheral and venous disease as well as heart arrhythmias.

“My hope is that we can continue to do what we do: focusing on prevention, focusing on giving the best possible care, educating patients in the correct lifestyle — which at times is a challenge in southern Louisiana,” Dr. Denys commented on the future of CIS heading into a new year.

“We have the good life that is sometimes not that good for our heart,” he continued. “Come by and have yourself checked out. We can accommodate you and would be happy to take care of you.”