Dr. David Kerns, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Kerns
Telehealth services available

East Texas Vascular Associates

700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 510 Tyler, TX 75701

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(903) 595-2636

Dr. David Kerns, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Tyler, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kerns has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Peripheral Vascular Procedures, and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and UT Health Tyler. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kerns to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kerns

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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.

Dr. Kerns typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Kerns typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Kerns typically treats 45% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Dr. Kerns typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kerns' 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
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Dr. Kerns accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthFirst
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Kerns' Reviews

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4.5

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Dr Kerns did a total thyroidectomy in January 2017. Dr Kerns and Leslie Kerns are two of the absolute best! He is very competent and professional in addition to being an excellent surgeon. I barely have a scar and would go back if I had any other surgical needs in the future.
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Best of the best – Jul 26, 2019
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His care and dedication to his patients is excellent. Would have lost my father if it hadn't been for his excellent thorough care.
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Robin Ratliff in Corsicana, TX – Jul 24, 2018
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I had my gallbladder out and he did an outstanding job as well as ETMC. I would use him again.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My field has dramatically been transformed from open surgery to more minimally invasive techniques, which lead to shorter hospitalizations, fewer incisions,...Read more

Biography

David 'Brent' Kerns was born and raised in Dumas, Texas.  He has been active in the practice of General and Vascular Surgery in Tyler since 1996. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

1996
Washington University Barnes Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
SUNY Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1988
SUNY Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School

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Locations

East Texas Vascular Associates

East Texas Vascular Associates P.A.700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 510 Tyler, TX 75701
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

Tyler, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

UT Health Tyler

Tyler, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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