Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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66 y/o
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Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery

1160 E 3900 S Ste 3500

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PEHP

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Dr. Thorne's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorne performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Thorne performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorne performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Thorne performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Aneurysm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thorne treats Aneurysm more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Thorne treats this condition more than 86% 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. Thorne's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Angioplasty With Stent Placement
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Cancer
Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angiogram
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coumadin® Management
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Replacement
High Cholesterol
Hypertension
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
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 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
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Radiofrequency Ablation
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Boston's Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
Residency Hospital
University of California Los Angeles School of MedicineLos Angeles CA
Internship Hospital
1978
University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
Medical School
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Thorne's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thorne

4.0

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(3)

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Great physician to work with. He has been very helpful in answering my questions.
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I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Thorne for a sub-carotid stenosis. I mentioned that my 47 year old brother passed away suddenly from heart disease two weeks prior to my appointment. He looked at me and said that he wanted me to have a Stress EKG that afternoon. And that he thought that would...Read More
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Very personable. Explained procedure to my understanding. Answered questions to my satisfaction.
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Thanks for all you did for me. If not for you and your staff I would probably not be here. How can you say thanks for that.
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I really like dr Thorne. He is always very helpful. I would recommend him to all my friends.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PEHP
Principal Financial Group
Tricare

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