Dr. James Kirby, MD

Dr. James Kirby, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. James Kirby, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Bryan, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.

Cardiovascular Surgery of Brazos Valley

2700 E 29th St Ste 240

Bryan, TX 77802
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
more than 98% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Empyema
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirby "CHI St. Joseph Health practitioners proudly provide personalized care at every stage of life. Our physicians and clinicians emphasize preventative medicine, tending to the physical, mental, and emotional health of our patients. We believe in the value of life-long partnerships between patients, families, and providers in order to deliver you compassionate healthcare, closer to home."

9  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

71  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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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 Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Bexar County Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Bexar County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Healthgrades - Vascular Surgery National Top 10%, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirby has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirby's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirby

4.8

Based on 8 reviews

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Although a good surgeon, Dr. Kirby can be very rough and lacks empathy. When we asked questions, he put his hand up and spoke to us as if he was irritated by our questions.
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Dr. Kirby, I haven't had a chance to thank you and the rest of the Bryan Hospital Staff for keeping me alive during my tragic motorcycle accident. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you but when able to travel I will come by and shake your hand. Again, I can't thank you enough for what you did...Read More
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The most dedicated and Professional Cardiovascular Surgeon I've had the Pleasure to know, and he literally saved my life when I was facing two back to back emergencie surgeries on December 8th & 9th.,2017.
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