Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City

    Graduated in 1978

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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Level of trust in provider's decisions
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How well provider listens and answers questions
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Dr. Thorne's 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.