Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Kernstine
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UT Southwestern Medical Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

5959 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75235

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(214) 645-7700

Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Parkland Health And Hospital System. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kernstine to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Pulmonary Disease
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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

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
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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

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Dr. Kernstine accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Kernstine's Reviews

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
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    I was referred to Dr. Kernstine for a tumor on my esophagus. Had no idea what to expect as I have a variety of health issues. After meeting with him I was very impressed as he takes the approach of looking at the full picture rather than the one issue. He takes the time to test and make sure that the surgery will have a good outcome, and informs you why, how and what to expect from the procedure. I highly recommend him as he truly is an exceptional surgeon, his skill level is high and you can tell he really cares about his patients.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    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...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Kernstine has had over 15 years of robotic surgical experience with more than 1,500 robotic chest cases and a video-assisted experience since 1990. ...Read more

    Specialties

    • Cardiothoracic 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
    1978
    Duke University
    Undergraduate School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Kernstine has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kernstine's profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Kernstine frequently treats Lung Surgery, Pulmonary Disease, and Pericardial Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kernstine treats.

    Where is Dr. Kemp Kernstine, MD's office located?

    Dr. Kernstine's office is located at 5959 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    UT Southwestern Medical Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

    Kemp Kernstine MD PHD5959 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75235
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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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    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Children's Medical Center of Dallas

    Dallas, TX

    Parkland Health And Hospital System

    Dallas, TX

    77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

    UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital

    Dallas, TX

    85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)