Dr. Bart Jenson, MD

Dr. Bart Jenson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Bart Jenson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1986 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

411 Laurel St Ste A250

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 235-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 89% of peers
Aortic Valve Disease
more than 85% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Des Moines Va Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Des Moines Va Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U New Mexico
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Providence St Vincent Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U N Mex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Bart Jenson, MD
My family spent 5 minutes with Dr Jenson before he approved my father for a TAVR procedure that went wrong due to doctor error that then led to my father being on the operating table for an excruciating 16 hours, brain dead and death 2 days later. The Cath Lab at Mercy Hospital was not set up...Read More
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Michelle Marcoot in West Des Moines – Mar 01, 2018
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Doctor Jensen is the best. Writing this for my bother who is healing from his surgery. The doctor is the best. Explains everything so you understand and is very methodical the way deals with things. he and his wife felt they were in the best hands possible. He had a 4 artery bypass. My brother is...Read More
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T J Lindquist in Clear Lake, Iowa – Apr 13, 2017
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I'm speaking on behalf of my mother who had an open heart surgery in fall of 2015 by Dr. Jenson and I would like to say HE IS AN AMAZING SURGEON! He explained things throughly and with the exchange of words, he is competent in what he does and is great at it. His work is a piece of art!
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Cindy Vorasane in West Des Moines, IA – Feb 16, 2017
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I had open heart surgery and valve replacement 5 years ago. He was excellent in keeping my husband informed .We were very satisfied and I feel fine!!
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Mary Job in Oskaloosa iowa – May 27, 2016
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