Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD

Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

5959 Harry Hines Blvd Ste POB1

Dallas, TX 75235

Contact Information

(214) 645-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • 3 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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

Care Philosophy

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

  • Thoracic 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
    1994
  • 1983
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Internship Hospital
    1983
  • 1982
    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1982
  • 1978
    Duke University
    Undergraduate School
    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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Insurance accepted

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

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

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