Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD

Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Texas in 1983 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

1910 E Thomas Rd Ste 200

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
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Top Care Areas

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Heart Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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4  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular 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*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Texas
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hessel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hessel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hessel

4.2

Based on 26 reviews

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This doctor focuses on the sale of his procedure, and glosses right over the risks He talked up and down about being "honest" and "up front" but he was far from both. He sold my dad on a procedure that other doctors would not do, and unfortunately, my dad believed him and passed away shortly...Read More
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Dr. Hessel did my Dad's surgery and I can't say enough good things about him. He was kind and very professional. The surgery went very smooth and my Dad was able to recuperate amazingly.
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Not impressed. The way he talks to his patients is horrible! I think he believes he can say anything because he's a step above you. He will even ask you to say "Thank you, for saving my life"! Better Doctors at Arizona Heart!
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He is caring and at the same time very professional;
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My situation was a mitro valve replacement surgery Dr Hessel was professional ,, He found out with many hours spent in my behalf that I was allergic to Heprin Could of been tragic. Only 1 percent of population has this My organs started shuting down. Ties and feet started to turn...Read More
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