Dr. Hunter Kirkland, MD

Dr. Hunter Kirkland, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
(7)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hunter Kirkland, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 1998 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons

1010 W 40th St

Austin, TX 78756
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 56% of peers
Heart Surgery
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more than 47% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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more than 45% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirkland "Dr. Kirkland is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery including ventricular assist device therapy and heart transplantation. He currently serves as the Director of Cardiac Services at Seton Medical Center Hays. Dr. Kirkland is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, AMA, Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Houston Surgical Society, TMA, and TCMS."
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Septal Defect
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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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 Texas at Austin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Texas Heart Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirkland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirkland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirkland to family and friends
4.9
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kirkland'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Excellent surgeon, no problems with a quaff bypass. Follow up was great. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kirkland accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Admar
    Admar PPO
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Cigna Network
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Select Network HMO
    Select Network POS
    Select Network PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Group Plan PPO
    Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Advantage
    Health Advantage PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care HMO
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
    Freedom
    Freedom HMO
    Freedom PPO
    Gold
    Gold Choice
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Tricare
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
    Medicaid Assignment
    Medicaid HMO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Texas True Choice
    Texas True Choice PPO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare POS

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Hospitals where Dr. Kirkland has admitting privileges

St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
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St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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Seton Medical Center Hays
6001 Kyle Pkwy
Kyle, TX 78640
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Seton Medical Center Williamson
201 Seton Pkwy
Round Rock, TX 78665
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St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
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The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center
5656 Bee Caves Rd
West Lake Hills, TX 78746
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University Medical Center at Brackenridge
601 E 15th St
Austin, TX 78701
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