Dr. David Kerns, MD

Vascular Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Kerns

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 been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1987 and specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kerns accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Kerns' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerns treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kerns treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Aortic Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerns treats Aortic Dissection more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kerns treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kerns treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kerns treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis

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
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • 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

Dr. Kerns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kerns

4.5

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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

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!

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Locations

East Texas Vascular Associates

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

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)