Welcome to our Practice!

Welcome to our practice!

We opened in 2021 to better serve the Southeast Houston community. Dr. Cuellar’s vision for cutting edge procedures for optimal health along with creating a seamless experience for his patients has propelled the start of Cardiac Rhythm Center.

We are specialists in the area of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, committed to providing the most comprehensive approach to all heart rhythm disorders. We offer state of the art procedures and most up to date medical therapies.

We opened in 2021 to better serve the Southeast Houston community. Dr. Cuellar’s vision for cutting edge procedures for optimal health along with creating a seamless experience for his patients has propelled the start of Cardiac Rhythm Center.

We are specialists in the area of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, committed to providing the most comprehensive approach to all heart rhythm disorders. We offer state of the art procedures and most up to date medical therapies.

We are also experts in management and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation which is the most common arrhythmia in the United States (one of the main causes of stroke and cardiovascular complications).

We are also experts in management and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation which is the most common arrhythmia in the United States (one of the main causes of stroke and cardiovascular complications).

Our Values

Excellence

Commitment

Compassionate Care

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

Cardiac Rhythm Center is devoted to serving our community by providing an exceptional standard of care to our patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

We achieve high-quality care by utilizing cutting edge technology and providing compassionate care during a difficult time in patients’ lives. We are pioneers in advanced clinical research in Electrophysio Cardiology. Cardiac Rhythm Center provides exceptional care by maintaining a strong relationship with referring physicians to manage your overall health and wellness.

Services

Common procedures include Atrial Fibrillation ablation, Ablation of the SVT, Ablation of complex arrhythmias, Cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, and left atrial appendage closure

Common procedures include Atrial Fibrillation ablation, Ablation of the SVT, Ablation of complex arrhythmias, Cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, and left atrial appendage closure

Atrial fibrillation ablation

This is a minimally invasive procedure where we use specialized tools in order to access the heart and create a 3D map. A high density mapping system allows us to determine the precise sites of the heart that are the cause of the disorganized heart beat. We then treat these sites with different energy sources. After treatment has been performed, we confirm the therapy was successful. All of this is performed utilizing a vein that is being accessed from the groin. This is considered an outpatient procedure and most of the patients are discharged on the same day.

SVT and VT (Ventricular tachycardia) ablation

Patients receive appropriate sedation. Using specialized wires, we access the heart from the blood vessel in the groin and we determine the actual abnormality within the electrical function of the heart utilizing a high density locating software. The abnormality is then treated and the procedure is then considered complete. Patients typically go home on the same day.

Pacemaker

Patient receives the appropriate sedation and the pacemaker or the defibrillator is inserted under the skin, close to the collarbone in the chest wall. This device is then connected to the heart via a communicating vein. The skin is closed using skin glue and the pacemaker starts functioning immediately. It can be adjusted in the clinic using an external device depending on each patient’s needs. This is an outpatient procedure and patients are typically being discharged on the same day.

Watchman (Left Atrial Appendage Closure)

Procedure is performed under anesthesia where we access a vein in the groin in order to reach the heart and deploy a small device called a watchman. This device is designed to close the pouch in the heart where all the causing stroke blood clots form. The patients are typically discharged on the next day.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Jose Cuellar Silva

Dr. Jose Cuellar Silva

Cardiology / Cardiac Electrophysiology

He serves various communities such as the Texas Medical Center, South Side of Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, Webster, League City and the Clearlake area.

Dr. Cuellar Silva is originally from Colombia, the youngest of four children who excelled in all his academic performances throughout the primary, middle, and high school. Then graduated with honors at the age of 22 from one of the top medical schools in Colombia: Javeriana University. Then, he worked as a general practitioner in emergency medicine in different rural areas around the country of Colombia, which gave him the skills to grow as a medical professional and as a person.

Dr. Cuellar Silva has continued to achieve his goals to become a prestigious practitioner within his field. His specialty consists of managing all heart rhythm disturbances. And he is incredibly passionate about managing Atrial Fibrillation.

He is currently part of multiple clinical trials to assess the state of the art technologies and treatment strategies and train new upcoming physicians and healthcare-related technicians within the country and virtually at the international level, tachycardias, and all kinds of cardiac devices, pacemakers and defibrillators.

Dr. Cuellar Silva is one of the most experienced Watchman implanters in the area, which is a device that protects against strokes in patients with Atrial Fibrillation as an alternative to oral blood thinners.

When he is not taking care of his patients, he likes to spend time with his beautiful wife Andrea and his two kids, Maria Jose and Lucas. An ideal day off is to go bike riding around the Houston area, playing soccer, and finishing the day with a fun family movie. He plans to stay in Houston for a long time. In fact, he loves the city so much that he would like to retire someday here.

Meet Our Team Members

Rukhsana Momin

Rukhsana Momin

Nurse Practitioner

Rukhsana is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated as an RN in 1996 outside of the U.S. before moving to Houston, Texas in 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2013 and received her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree as Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas at Arlington in 2020.

She has been working as a Registered Nurse in the cardiothoracic unit at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for over 18 years, and has been a part of the Cardiac Rhythm Center team as a Nurse Practitioner since July 2021.

Rukhsana strives to provide exceptional care to her patients. She aims to ensure that patients are well-educated on their conditions, pre and post-procedures, and overall care.

In her free time, Rukhsana enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is also passionate about volunteering in the community by performing health screenings and providing health education that enables individuals to improve their health outcomes.

Noemy Lara

Noemy Lara

Medical Assistant

Noemy enjoys the complexity of electrophysiology. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started in the medical field in 2019 as an endoscopic technician and then transitioned to Cardiology/electrophysiology with CRC in 2021.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and her dog Molly.

Irma Hernandez

Irma Hernandez

Medical Assistant

Irma cherishes the family-like dynamic of her Electrophysiology team. She is a bilingual Certified Medical Assistant. She attended Everest Institute & continued her education in San Jacinto College. She finds the electrophysiology specialty so rewarding because of how dramatically it can improve ones’ health.
 
Irma started working with Dr. Jose Cuellar Silva in 2018 and has continued to grow with him at his new practice as his medical assistant. She is constantly on the move, both at work and in her personal life.
 
Irma loves the beach, having fun with family & discovering new places around the world.

Victoria Orihuela

Victoria Orihuela

Procedure Coordinator

Victoria is the friendly face at the front desk. She is always ready to help with your questions or concerns. Victoria earned her Associates Degree at College of the Mainland in General Studies. She started in the medical field in early 2013 working in orthopedics and transitioned into Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2018.
 
Victoria started working with Dr. Jose Cuellar Silva in 2018 and is continuing great care with him at his new practice. In her spare time, she loves being with her daughter Luna, her husband Chris, and their English bulldog Taz.

Yesenia Villarreal

Yesenia Villarreal

Billing Coordinator

Goes by “Yessi”. She has been with CRC since June 2022 and in the medical field for 11 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and exploring.

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Monday  – Friday: 8AM–5PM

Saturday – Sunday:  Closed

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