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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery • Male

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Dr. Kessler's Experience

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Dr. Kessler's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Kessler Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Hospital Quality

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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS)
CTVS
1010 W 40th St
Austin, TX 78756
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    Dr. Kessler's Experience

    Dr. Kessler's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Transplant
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Maze Procedure
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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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)
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Excessive Sweating
    • Heart Tumors, Malignant
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
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    Background Check for Dr. Kessler

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Cardiac Care Provider of the Year award, 2002
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Graduated in 1991

    Internship Hospital

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Complete in 1992

    Residency Hospital

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Complete in 1998

    Fellowship Hospital

    University of California At Los Angeles
    Complete in 1999
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kessler & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Kessler'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 9 hospitals where Dr. Kessler has admitting privileges:

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    • Heart Hospital of Austin

    • Seton Medical Center Austin

    • Seton Medical Center Hays

    • Seton Medical Center Williamson

    • St. David's Medical Center

    • St. David's North Austin Medical Center

    • St. David's South Austin Medical Center

    • The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center

    • University Medical Center at Brackenridge

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
    • 19 responses
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    4.8 out of 5

    Dr. Kessler's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.9 out of 5

    18 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    18 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    18 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    18 responses

    Experience with Dr. Kessler

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

    19 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    19 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    19 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.9 out of 5

    19 responses

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    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Admar
    • Aetna
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    • Care Improvement Plus
    • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    • Cigna
    • Coventry Health Care
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • Health Advantage
    • Humana
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • MultiPlan
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    • Novitas Solutions
    • Private HealthCare Systems
    • Texas True Choice
    • Tricare
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS)
    CTVS
    1010 W 40th St
    Austin, TX 78756
    (512) 459-8753 (Office)
    (512) 483-6807 (Fax)
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