Dr. Eric Berens, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Berens
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Arizona Endovascular Center

6565 E Carondelet Dr Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 296-5500

Dr. Eric Berens, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Arizona in 1983 and specializes in vascular surgery.


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Dr. Berens accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Arizona Complete Health
Medicaid Plan
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Care1st Health Plan Arizona
Mercy Care Plan
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
University Family Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Medicare Advantage
CareMore Health Plans
Medicare Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Medicare Advantage HMO
Open Access Plus
Health Net
HealthNet
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage
Tucson HMOx
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
TRICARE Reserve Select
UnitedHealthCare
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Community Plan
Indemnity
Navigate HMO
UMR
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

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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.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 90% 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.

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

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

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.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Varicose Veins more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Venous Insufficiency
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Venous Insufficiency more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 95% 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.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Berens performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Berens performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Bypass
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Berens performs this procedure more than 49% of their peers

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Dr. Berens' Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 100% 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
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Berens performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berens treats Aneurysm more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Berens treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Berens' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • 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

Dr. Berens' Reviews

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4.5

Based on 15 reviews

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I suffer from atherosclerosis & have had multiple surgeries by Dr Berens. Dr. Berens is amazing--kind, compassionate--also a great sense of humor. Absolutely THE VERY BEST vascular surgeon in Tucson & probably Arizona. Don't go anywhere else--even the Mayo Clinic where I went for a second opinion on my carotid--I was told to just monitor it. Well I ended up passing out in my kitchen & going to St Joseph's for surgery with Dr. Berens.
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Perci – Aug 16, 2019
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My husband was in St. Joseph's hospital for over 3 weeks. In Dr. Beren's absence, both his partners, Dr. McKeever and Dr. Compton, have continued with excellence of care. I emphasize that there has been no gaps in his care and no stone unturned. The communication amongst them is incredible. This office is truly 24/7 with medical care.
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May 02, 2019
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Dr Berens is the best vascular surgeon in Tucson. Over the years I have dealt with many vascular surgeons and have had numerous procedures and Dr Berens is at the head of the class. Extremely thorough and excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr Berens for anyone that needs a vascular surgeon.
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Apr 04, 2019
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Absolutely an outstanding surgeon - I am very pleased and recommend him without question.
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Barb K in Green Valley AZ and Mankato MN – Dec 01, 2018
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Dr. Eric Berens saved my husband's legs. He is thorough, smart, analytical, careful, energetic, deeply compassionate. We are eternally grateful for his help. His staff is dedicated and professional.
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Oct 21, 2018
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I HAVE BEEN SEEING DR BEREN SINCE JUNE 2011.HE HAS PERFORMED 2 SURGERYS ON ME.ONE FOR THE CAROTID ARTERY AND ONE FOR AN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM. BOTH COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL.I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND DR BERENS TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS A GREAT VASCULAR SURGEON.A GREAT STAFF FOR FOLLOW UP EXAMS.
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About Me

Biography

One of the first U.S. surgeons certified to perform endoluminal stent-graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms and a leader in Southern Arizona in the use of atherectomy in peripheral arterial disease. A graduate of the University of Arizona Medica...

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Washington University
Residency Hospital
1986
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1983
University of Arizona
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Arizona Endovascular Center

Arizona Endovascular Center6565 E Carondelet Dr Tucson, AZ 85710
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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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Saint Joseph's Hospital

Tucson, AZ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average