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Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Kernstine

Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.


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(214) 645-7700

Dr. Kernstine accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Kernstine's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kernstine performs Lung Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kernstine performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kernstine treats Pericardial Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kernstine treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kernstine treats Pulmonary Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kernstine treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kernstine's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Health care is complex and each patient should be provided with all of their options considering the complexities of their lives and treatments, surgical and non-surgical with the most current scientific understanding and discoveries. Our objective is to treat the patient in as minimally invasive manner as possible with the least pain and encumbrance.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
1994
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1983
University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Internship Hospital
1982
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
Duke University
Undergraduate School
1994
1983
1982
1978

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Locations

UT Southwestern Medical Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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