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Dr. Benny Weksler, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Weksler

UTMP Thoracic Surgery

1211 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38104

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Dr. Benny Weksler, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Federal University Of Brazil, Brazil in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(901) 448-2918

Dr. Weksler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Weksler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weksler treats Esophageal Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Weksler treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weksler performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Weksler performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Lung Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Weksler treats Lung Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Weksler treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Weksler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Evacuation
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Resection for Pulmonary Neoplasia
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Every patient is different even when they have the same disease. My practice treats each patient as an individual and we tailor our treatment to each patient.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2007
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Cornell-New York Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Internship Hospital
1987
Federal University Of Brazil, Brazil
Medical School
2007
1997
1997
1995
1989
1987

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Weksler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Weksler

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Based on 9 reviews

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1 Star
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Best doctor ever. Had lung cancer. In the hospital for one day. Recoved at home in 3 weeks. Great doctor
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Dr. Weksler is knowledgeable and talented. He did robotic lung cancer surgery on my husband and was able to remove all the cancer. If we need another procedure, he'll be our first choice. His staff is great and Deanna is fantastic helping arrange things. Patsy Boren
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My mother was recently diagnosed with squamous cell esophagus cancer.She also recently passed away.My mom didn't want a stent because she was going to have chemoradiation and was worried if the tumor shrunk the stent would migrate.This man put a stent,feeding tube,and port Cath in my mother with no follow up.Please if you have this Dr Weksler and he's not giving your loved one the care they deserve(get a new surgeon asap)God bless you and your loved ones
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Dr Weksler was great gave my husband a new lease on life with his cancer surgery. We cant thank him enough
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