Dr. David Kerns, MD

Dr. David Kerns, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. David Kerns, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1987 and specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.Read his story

700 Olympic Plaza Cir Ste 510

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 595-2636

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Kerns' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerns "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. He attended Texas A&M University, graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and then completed a general surgery training program at The State University of New York. Following this, he finished his training by completing a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Washington University, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He has worked since that time in Tyler, Texas, at East Texas Vascular Associates. His areas of interest and clinical practice include laproscopic and minimally invasive general surgery to include large/small bowel surgery, gallbladder and biliary surgery, and cancer surgery. He also does endocrine surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, spleen and adrenal pathology. His vascular practice includes minimally invasive abdominal aneurysm repair, carotid surgery and stenting, as well as the full spectrum of endovascular and open surgical management of upper/lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and has added qualifications and board certification in Vascular Surgery. Brent is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the Texas Surgical Society. He has been recognized by the Consumer's Research Council as one of America's Top General and Vascular Surgeons in 2007, 2012, & 2013! Brent is the married father of four who enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and working on his bonsai trees during his spare time."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerns "My field has dramatically been transformed from open surgery to more minimally invasive techniques, which lead to shorter hospitalizations, fewer incisions, less pain and a more rapid recovery for the patient!"

2  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Washington University Barnes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. David Kerns, MD
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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