Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD

Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD

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Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

1010 W 40th St

Austin, TX 78756
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Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Advantage
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kerendi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Maze Procedure
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Kerendi's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerendi "Faraz Kerendi, M.D is originally from Los Angeles, California. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His residency in general surgery and cardiac surgery fellowship were both completed at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kerendi is board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Kerendi has received numerous research and teaching awards and published multiple papers in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical areas of interest include aortic root surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, off-pump coronary artery bypass, heart transplantation, and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Prior to joining CTVS in July 2009, Dr. Kerendi was the chief resident of cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine."
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Leipzig Heart Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerendi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerendi's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerendi to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kerendi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

This guy is the best of the best. Seriously if you are lucky enough to be able to see him then you have nothing to worry about. He was actually able to REPAIR my aortic valve. Pretty much unheard of. There are only a few doctors in the country that probably could have done what he did. Honestly,...more
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After an electrocardiogram showed abnormalities and a catheterization confirmed that I had significant blockages in the blood vessels to my heart, my cardiologist referred me to Dr. Kerendi. My personal research (due diligence) assured me that Dr. Kerendi was an excellent cardiovascular surgeon....more
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