Dr. David Kessler, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and more.


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Dr. Kessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kessler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kessler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kessler performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Conduction Disorder of the Heart
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Mission of Austin Heart is to provide exceptional cardiac and vascular care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness, and personal pride.

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1996
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Parkland Hospital University Tex Sw
Residency Hospital
1990
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Sch.
Internship Hospital
1989
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1985
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
1996
1991
1990
1989
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Influence of Cocaine, Ethanol, or their Combination on Epicardial Coronary Arterial Dimensions in Humans, 1995
  • Use Of Transesophageal Atrial Pacing with Adenosine Infusion to Evaluate Ventricular Pre-excitation, 1995

Dr. Kessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessler

4.7

Based on 141 reviews

5 Stars
92.19858156028369%
(130)
4 Stars
1.4184397163120568%
(2)
3 Stars
0.7092198581560284%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5.673758865248227%
(8)

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As a long time patient of Dr. Kessler, I've always been very satisfied with the excellent care he has extended to me during every visit. He's very easy to talk to and very attentive and thorough regarding all my questions, always providing a professional answer that addresses my concerns. I definitely would recommend Dr. Kessler to all my family and friends.
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I have used Dr. Kessler for about two years now since my prior electrophysiologist moved to another city. I have been very pleased with his care, and he and his staff have been very easy and pleasant to work with
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From my perspective, Dr. Kessler is that perfect mix of knowledgeable professional, and empathetic human. He has none of the “doctor arrogance” that I so dislike. He listens. I never feel rushed. And I feel genuinely cared about.
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Very polite clinic employees and very precise at appointment time! All techs are very polite and concerned about their patient! Takes time to talk and explain/ answer any questions I had! I felt very comfortable and trusted Dr. Kessler! First time in a long time my appointment was easy and comfortable with the dr. and office visit! Thank you all!
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Dr. Kessler is very competent, caring and patient. I trust him explicitly.
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Dr Kessler was a caring professional who took the time to explain my condition, describe the recommended procedure, discuss the probable outcomes and risks involved. He was confident in his recommendation and expresssed optimism that my condition could be improved. His experience in the field along with a great team and facility allowed me to be confident that I was in good hands. I highly recommend him and TCA.
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Somehow, someway I was beyond fortunate to have Dr. Kessler as my cardiologist. He clearly has the knowledge and experience to advise his patients on best, next steps to manage heart issues. I am someone who has always enjoyed very good health for many years until I learned my heart had other plans for me and I was scared. Dr. Kessler soon put my fears to rest by helping me manage my AFIB - again - I was clueless and have learned a lot thanks to his guidance and support.
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Excellent care and service.
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I have been extremely pleased with the skilled care I have received from Dr. Kessler. His calm and caring ways offer such encouragement and support. In addition, Dr. Kessler treats one as an equal in making decisions regarding treatment. He takes time yet is very organized. With Dr. Kessler, I always feel that my heart health is a priority for him. I will recommend him anytime!!
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He’s very professional, takes the time necessary to explain what’s going on, listens to you and is very friendly. I know I’m in good hands with Dr. Kessler.
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Dr. David Kessler did my ablation three weeks ago and everything went smoothly. He is an excellent “electrician “! Dr. Kessler and his staff are very attentive and caring. My phone call with a question after two weeks was returned right away. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kessler, the Heart H Hospital and all the staff in the hospital as well as the office. Professionals all! Penny Burck
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We arrived on schedule for our periodic check-ups. We registered and were ushered in for preliminary tests. The technicians and nurses were efficient, well trained, and courteous. After test completion, Dr. Kessler came in to discuss results and prognosis. He answered all questions thoughtfully and thoroughly and provided us with the information we needed to understand and deal with our medical conditions. We were very satisfied with our experience and everyone’s professional competence.
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He’s simply the BEST! I drive from Plano Tx each year for my annual exam with Dr Kessler!!
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Dr. Kessler and his medical and office staff are outstanding. I had the unfortunate circumstances of requiring a cardiologists services and it was stressful and unexpected. Dr. Kessler and his staff were very professional, caring, knowlegable and provided all the information I needed to make informed decisions. I was confident in the medical diagnosis and Dr.'s recommendation.
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The thing you'll notice about Dr Kessler right away is how easy he is to talk to. You won't feel rushed, you won't feel dumb asking questions about your heart, and you'll feel very well informed when your session is over (old-schoolers would say he has a great "bedside manner"). He performed an ablation procedure for me last year and has engaged me in preemptive health conversations this year as well. The staff is also efficient and friendly!
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Professionally courteous and attentive.
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Dr. Kessler has been my doctor since 2008. He listens to my concerns, gives thoughtful advice and always answers my concerns promptly. I really consider him my GP.
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Dr. Kessler is 5 STARS. He literally saved my life. I was in Tach, Afib and Aflutter. I have a pacemaker and my quality of life is 100% better. Last uear my wife had a Tach problem and Dr. Kessler was able to perfprm an ablation and restore her to full health. I keep him on speed dial and he has called me on Christmas Day to.check on me. It doesn't get any better than this
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