Dr. Kevin J. Vaska, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 58

6709 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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Dr. Vaska's Experience

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Dr. Vaska's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Vaska Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Conditions Dr. Vaska Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota
4500 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital
306 Prairie Avenue South West
De Smet, SD 57231

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Vaska

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Appointments & Offices

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Sioux Falls Cardiovascular
Sioux Falls Cardiovascular
6709 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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    Dr. Vaska's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
    • Internal Medicine, 1985
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Thrombolysis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Vaska

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (9/21/2011)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Wisconsin

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Sanford School Of Medicine Of The University Of South Dakota
    Graduated in 1982

    Internship Hospital

    Royal C Johnson Va Hospital
    Complete in 1983

    Residency Hospital

    University Sd
    Complete in 1986

    Fellowship Hospital

    Med College Of Wisconsin
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Vaska & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Vaska's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Vaska has admitting privileges:

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    • Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota

    • Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Vaska

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaska to family and friends

    15 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Vaska's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    14 responses
    same as
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 14 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Vaska
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    15 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Vaska accepting new patients?

    If you are a new patient, please check with Dr. Vaska before scheduling an appointment.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Aetna
    • American Enterprise Group
    • American Republic
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • GEHA
    • HealthPartners
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medica
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    Office Locations

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    Sioux Falls Cardiovascular
    6709 S Minnesota Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 274-6300 (Office)
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