Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD

Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
(26)
Save
Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Texas in 1983 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

1910 E Thomas Rd Ste 200

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Arizona
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Hessel's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Hessel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hessel treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Hessel treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hessel performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Hessel performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Aortic Valve Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hessel performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Hessel performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Hessel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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 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 Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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 Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Impella Device
  • 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 Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Texas in 1983 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Hessel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hessel

4.2

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
80.76923076923077%
(21)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
19.23076923076923%
(5)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Hessel?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Hessel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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 after surgery. Add to that the terrible way that he talks to his nurses and it isn't a good combination. Find a doctor who is a doctor first, not a salesperson first.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?
Reply
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.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?
Reply
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?
Reply
He is caring and at the same time very professional;
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?
Reply
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 black Could of been tragic but I am here still. Doing great. Thank you
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?
Reply
I was referred to Dr. Hessel by another vascular sugeon. My situation is demanding attention. We arrived on time for our appointment and were told Dr. is in surgery and will be about 1 1/2 hours late. We went for coffee and came back. We waited, several times we were told he is on his way!!! At 3 hours we gave up and left!!!! We understand a surgeon has emergencies, what we don't understand is why there is no communication to say he is not going to make it and we need to reschedule. Poor
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option3
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Joseph Hessel, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Hessel?

Locations

Insurance accepted

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

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Actions Healthcare Management
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Alfa Insurance Company
Alta Health Network
Altec
Ameriben
American Republic
AmeriPlan
Discount Card
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Concepts
Benesight
Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Bridgeway Health Solutions
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Broadspire
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Care Credit
Caremark Pharmacy
Carrington
CHAMPVA
Chandler Group
Christian Care
Medi-Share
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus PPO
City of Mesa Health Plan
CNA
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Compusys
Concentra
Conseco
CopperPoint Mutual
Worker's Compensation WC
CoreSource
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Coventry Health Care
CRS
Delta Dental
Delta Dental PPO
EBMS
El Paso First Health Plan
Employers Dental Service
EDS
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Fortified Provider Network
Galaxy Health Network
Gila River HealthCare
Global Assistance
Global Excel Insurance
GLBLEXCL
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Guardian
Dental
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Blink HCA
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
Health Plan of Nevada
Healthcare Connect
HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Integra Physician Network
Ironwood Cancer and Research Center
Kaiser Permanente
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Lincoln
Lovelace Health Plan
Lutheran Preferred
Lutheran Preferred PPO
Magellan Health Services
Magellan Health Services HMO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Maricopa Health Plan
Maricopa Managed Care
Marsh Affinity Group Services
Mayo Clinic
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medlife
MedPartners
MedPartners PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Merge Healthcare
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
MetLife
MetLife PPO
Midwest Life
Monumental Life Insurance Company
MultiPlan
IHP Discount Card
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
MultiPlan Formost PPO
RAN/AMN
ValuePoint
Mutual Medical
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
National Care Network
National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
Network Platinum Plus
Network Platinum Plus PPO
New York Life
Northwestern Insurance Company
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Physicians Mutual
Pinal/Gila LTC
Portamedic
Preferred Medical Plan
Premier Group Insurance
Prime Health Imaging
Prime Health Imaging EPO
Prime Health Services
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Private Small Business Insurance
Providence Health Plans
Preferred PPO
Prudential
Pyramid Life
SCAN Health Plan
Secure Care Indemnity
Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Worker's Compensation WC
Select Med
Select Med Select Med
Self Pay
Sierra Choice
Sierra Choice POS
Sliding Scale
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
State Farm
Sturm Ruger & Co.
Three Rivers Provider Network
TPA
Web-TPA
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
Ucare
UniCare
United Concordia
Advantage Plus
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
Fiserv
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
Sierra Health
United Healthcare
University Physicians
Unum
USA Managed Care Organization
Veteran Administration Plan
Wausau Benefits
Wells Fargo Insurance
Western Health Advantage
Western Health Advantage HMO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
WPS Health Insurance
Yavapai Long Term Care
Zenith Administrators Inc
Zurich