Dr. Christopher Kwolek, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Kwolek
Accepting new patients

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Vascular Surgery

2014 Washington St Fl 2 Newton, MA 02462

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(617) 244-1214

Dr. Christopher Kwolek, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Newton, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kwolek has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), and Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kwolek to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kwolek accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwolek performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Kwolek performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Kwolek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Kwolek, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Newton, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kwolek has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), and Carotid Arte...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Ariz Heart Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Arizona Heart Institute
1995
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
New Eng Deaconess Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1988
New Eng Deaconess Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1987
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
Medical School
1983
Univ Of Calif., Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Americas Top Surgeons, 2005-2006
  • Marquis Whos Who, 2005-2006

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Locations

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Vascular Surgery

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Vascular Surgery2014 Washington St Fl 2 Newton, MA 02462
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)